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Wow! This is crazy. Thank you so much!

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Wow! I am blown away to be listed as number 13 on the all time greatest 50 success quotes with the Motivate Amaze Be Great Blog. That is such an honour others on the list include Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Les Brown, Brian Tracy. How did I get on that list? Truly honoured that people found my thoughts valuable. Wow! http://www.motivateamazebegreat.com/2014/02/success-quotes.html

1 Action doesn’t create an empire. Douglas Vermeeren

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When experience success it is a time for congratulations! Maybe even time for a celebration. But success is a time for one more important element! And that is to keep going.

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Everyone experiences success from time to time. One could even say that it was luck. But when you keep going after the success and work according to strategy that when things really begin to happen in positive ways.

Interestingly enough not everything is going o work out but that’s the time to keep going even more. In fact, things that don’t always work out really successfully but are still done according to a predesigned strategy still make more success than a single win. Focus on moving closer to your goals rather than creating success.

 

Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.

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Why laugh at the learning curve? Douglas Vermeeren

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Today I am in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I will be speaking at an event later today. As I think about some of the things that I could say that would be most useful to the participants who are coming I think about their needs. Many of them are entrepreneurs, some of them are speakers and life coaches, some have home based businesses, there will be network marketers, there will even be students and some people who are either not employed or looking at starting a business.

As I have been sitting here eating my oatmeal and thinking about what would be most valuable to them I let my mind wander past all the experiences I have had that would be valuable to them. I think of some of the people I’ve met and the lessons they have taught me. For some reason my mind stopped on a one person, I’m going to call her Susan. (Not her real name but close.)

Susan wanted to be a speaker. She didn’t have a lot of experience yet so there were a lot of rough edges. But she had a lot of desire. Every time we talked she would take lot sod notes on what she could do. She observed every other speaker she could find and I could tell she was excited and fuelled to get to that next level. Soon she had her chance to get in front of a few groups. Just like when I started the groups were small. (My first speaking event I had 3 people show up.)

I attended her first event and there was about 12. Her second one that I attended had 7. And I am told her third was about the same. Her speech was valuable but not polished.

She was frustrated not with herself but with the numbers who came. She thought that she was ready and the world should have responded. She let those experiences effect her. And rather than laugh at the learning curve she projected the lack of people at those that were helping her. They should have helped her better. They should have filled the room. They gave her false expectations and hope. She fired her mentors. Ultimately you guessed it she shifted from being a speaker to something else where she continues to take the learning curve too seriously.

You may have guessed by now that this is a pattern she had experienced before. A repeated challenge that is destined to repeat again. She had amazing potential but failed to recognize that there is a learning curve, a progress curve and that all development takes time.

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frank_maguire_sc_photoFrank is another person I thought about this morning.  He knew how to laugh at the learning curve and as a result he went on to create some pretty amazing things in his life. Whenever a failure or setback or experience was less than he wanted he dug in deeper and recognized it as a temporary station. He did not let the setback or situation define him or put him off track from his dreams and desires. One such business failure he was involved in lost millions and millions of dollars every month for close to 36 months. Yet he knew the idea would work and together with his partners they hung in there. That company today is known as FedEx.

Frank Maguire became one of my personal mentors. Almost like a grandpa to me. He taught me again and again that it is important to expect the learning curve and although he didn’t use these words he implied that you should laugh at it. When you failed or things didn’t flow like they should put on a smile and laugh at your mistakes. Don’t take failure personally or too seriously. It’s gonna happen. And its never as bad as you think its going to be.

Even the best laid plans have challenges and bumps. But more important that the plan is the person behind it. Are you a leader or a limper? To you whine when things don’t flow like you expect or do you accept it and make adjusts to improve each time.

The amazing thing about learning curves that I have learned is that it is in the shape of a J. Success follows and comes in this shape. After you get past the low rolling curve at the bottom of the letter goes straight up. Had Susan recognized where she was on the curve she would have understood that there is always a period of time to pay your dues on the curve. Once that’s through success comes in a very big way. Most people are like Susan and when things don’t flow immediately and powerfully they abandon ship.

They never give themselves a chance to succeed because they never get past the inevitable learning curve.

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Don’t make the same mistake. Get committed! Decide that you will hang in there. Go the distance. Be like Rocky and even tough things are tough you keep going. Take the punch and stay standing. You can do it. And it you hang on long enough you will always win.

th-1Howard Putnam former CEO of Southwest airlines once told me that the key to success in his life has always been to keep going when the other stops. It’s not a matter of being smarter, or better looking, or better connected or luckier. It’s mostly a matter of hanging in there especially when it gets hard.

So to conclude today. I just want to say go for it. This is your time!

Now is your time – Make it count!

 

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Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.
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Are you worthy of success? Douglas Vermeeren

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Are you worth of Success By Douglas Vermeeren, Creator Of Personal Power Mastery 

As I have taught the Personal Power Mastery seminars and other trainings over the last 10 years a common, but surprising question that appears often again and again revolves around worthiness. Many people struggle with the idea of worthiness and personal value. Often the question has to do with something they either did or failed to do in their past. But more often it is tried to things that others around them (Especially loved ones) have told them about their worth or potential.

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Most often the now disabled person has been told that success, wealth, good relationships, positive situations or whatever else they are trying to achieve is not realistic for them. They are somehow different or broken when it comes to creating these outcomes in comparison to other people.

These feelings have often grown within them until they have very conflicting ideas about what they want out of life and what they are truly capable of achieving. They begin to believe the idea that they are somehow something less than everyone else.

Naturally these feelings of doubt, fear and unworthiness are paralyzing. They rob the individual of the ability to work on their most important dreams and goals. Most often they end up in a prison of pain. When you don’t believe you are worth the best things you tolerate and except the less than great. Which often means accepting more pain and frustrating situations and people because that is where you feel accepted and belong.

This is not true. You deserve better and are entitled to better. You are worthy.

The definition of the word worthiness means to have sufficient merit.  Sufficient merit to do what? Success is earned but not in the way most people think.

To attain success you do not appear before a standards board that evaluates your application. There is no one in the “success club” that must approve your membership or welcome you into the group.

To create success requires that you simply work hard and follow a certain set of rules (law of the harvest) which will produce certain results. (We will talk more about these rules in the future. for a quick preview look at my book Guerrilla Achiever.)  But these rules work when you get to work and take action. The rules don’t ask if you are afraid when you act. They don’t judge your past when you act. They don’t ask what others said to you or about you when you act. The only thing that they are concerned about is that when you are acting you are rolling those rules of success.

If you can do that you have all the worthiness that you need.

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YOU ARE WORTHY NOW!

The wonderful thing about the journey to success is that your current feelings about yourself change the instant you gain a little momentum. In other words if you feel unworthy just get started. That movement will open your eyes to the true possibilities of who you may become and light will enter into your life and destroy the darkness of self-worry. JUST GET STARTED!

A second aspect of feeling worthy is also worth pointing out. It might be time for a friend or connection upgrade. We often takes our cues of what we are capable of by those we spend the most time with. We often believe the advice of those around us because we look for validation from our peers. Because of that we are not just living in our own comfort zones and with our own fears, but we are operating within the shadow of the comfort zone and fears of those we spend the most time with.  In other words who you spend time with is truly shaping your destiny. If who you are spending time with is limiting you – LEVEL UP!

Much of this will affect our feelings of worthiness immediately.

A caution to single people. You may think you are just fine hanging out by yourself or online in social media and that you don’t have any negative interactions with real people so the feelings of unworthiness or lack of high motivation isn’t attached to others. Actually it maybe. Studies have shown that isolation is also a contributor to depression, feelings of unworthiness or complacency. find good people to start surrounding yourself with and get out there.

Now is your time – Make it count!

douglas-vermeeren-600Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.

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Don’t get discouraged – Douglas Vermeeren

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Don’t get discouraged

By Douglas Vermeeren

Things can go wrong. Things can go really wrong although you had good or even great intentions. Obstacles arise that you hadn’t planned for. People change their minds or sometimes lie to get their way. Your efforts don’t always produce the results you expected. feelings get hurt unintentionally or things you say or are said to you can misunderstood.  Sometimes even the weather won’t cooperate. And we can get discouraged when things like this happen. When we are discouraged its very difficult to perform at our best and see situations and opportunities clearly. we tend to paint everything with a cynical or less than enthusiastic point of view.

Things don’t always go perfect. Or do they?

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Often we are quick to judge whether an event or situation is positive or negative. What makes an even positive or negative? Most people would say the results or the way it makes me feel. This definition can be a little misleading. The problem with the hastiness of this definition is that it instantly has an effect of how we perform and what we are willing to believe. It immediately changes our desires and dedication to what we may be trying to do.

The truth of the matter is in handiness nearly everyone I have ever met have admitted that sometimes they are very grateful that certain things did not work out. They often are excited for the fact that because something didn’t work out they were able to discover better opportunities and situations waiting for them just ahead. So then was the negative experience really a negative experience or was it the seeds of a more positive opportunity just ahead?

This is why whenever something challenges comes along we need to do our best to deal with the matter at hand but recognize that this event may be the cataylst to unlock the more positive experience just a short distance away. When we get discouraged we shut off many possibilities.

Now I want to clarify I’m not saying its not okay to feel hurt, frustrated, maybe even angry at times. Those are natural human emotions and you will experience them. What I am saying is don’t get discouraged. What discouragement is defined as is the removal of the courage to move forward. DON’T DO IT.  Get mad, get angry, be hurt – just don’t quit.

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Students at Personal Power Mastery have expressed at times how had they quit they would never have found the perfect job. started the business that made them wealthy, found their soul mate and in one case I am aware of beat a terminal illness.

Life is not easy. That much I agree with.

But it is easier for those don’t get discouraged. When you move forward with hope things get more hopeful.

It is time to recognize that it is not our business to declare what a negative situation is. Because they seldom turn out that way in the long run. Now is your time – Make it count!

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DV Photo 1Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.

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Can’t vs Won’t – Douglas Vermeeren

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I have often heard people say that they just can’t be successful. They then share a list of reasons why it’s just too tough to be successful beginning with everything from their upbringing to education to resources to a lack of opportunities.

Douglas Vermeeren ppm 55Upon closer examination the ideas they share are all excuses. They actually are no different than a lot of the obstacles other people who have achieved success before them have faced and overcome.

The real reason why these people ‘can’t’ get to the success they want is the word ‘won’t.’ They won’t do it and it’s not a matter of circumstances it’s a matter of laziness.

It’s much easier for some people to share excuses than it is to take action. When you take action not only is there the prospect of hard work, there is also the possibility that things may not work out as you had hoped for. That could me embarrassment, loss and even some pain. (I do want to point out that pain is last on the list. It is very rare that a failure actually brings high levels of pain with it. And we will talk about that in a future post. Most of the time there is ZERO physical pain, but a degree of mental discomfort as you realize that you fell short of your goal.) One of the things that most people don’t realize is that when they fall short they miss seeing the progress that they actually did make.

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So the next time you are on the fence about whether you are going to move forward towards your goals ask what’s keeping you from getting started. Is it really that you ‘can’t’ or is it that you ‘won’t?’

Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.

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What makes us act? Douglas Vermeeren

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It has been estimated that each day we have more than 70,000 unique thoughts. Most of these thoughts pass by with no action and little acknowledgement. Some of these thoughts however are somewhat important to us and connected to our dreams and desire yet again we do nothing. Why is that? What is it that provokes us to act on the thoughts we have?

Douglas Vermeeren ppm 52The answer is simple. We act on thoughts that are emotionally charged for us. If a thought evokes no emotional response we let it go. There is no action.

On the other hand when a thought sits us or excites us enough it will cause us to do something. Its that simple.

Sot he real question is how do we get emotion (and high emotion at that) attached to the thoughts that we would like to turn into action?

That’s something we will cover in a future post. Stay tuned!!!

P.S. – By the way one of the things I really love about teaching Personal Power Mastery is that we actually experiment with this concept right in the seminar in real time. You learn how to establish empowering emotional charge around the ideas you want to turn into reality in your life. It’s pretty cool. For upcoming dates and locations go to http://www.PersonalPowerMasteryEven.com or http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com