Regardless of whatever myth you may have heard, Leaders are not born! They are forged. Life has a way of molding people and shaping their character. Leaders all share certain characteristics. So what makes a great leader? Leaders Should Be Humble Does this surprise you? Pride is one of the most detrimental factors to effective…

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We have all heard that quote before; maybe so many times that it has lost its sting of truth. But the truth is that it is still very pertinent in today’s world. Successful people are visionaries. They dream way before they leap. They conjure ideas and visions in their minds, they look at them from…

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You’ve heard the saying, “What have you done for me lately?” Unfortunately, in our fast paced world, that view has gotten a bit carried away and now seems to be more like, “What have you done for me in the last 30 seconds?” We live in an impatient, quick to judge society that loves to…

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Have you ever felt like you have plenty of puzzle pieces to work with but the picture just never seems to fit? This happens to most of us. We work and work to put all the pieces in place, but we just never seem to quite get the outcome we desire. So what do we…

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You are where you are for a reason, and if the people around you believe you are incredible, then believe them because you are!” Jim Howard Have you ever felt like a fraud…like you’re not qualified to do what you do? If you’ve ever felt this way, believe me there’s nothing wrong with you. In…

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The last few weeks I’ve shared the importance of turning your wishes into wants and being willing to do the hard things in order to succeed. Well, there’s a saying that goes like this: “the proof is in the pudding.” I prefer to say, “the proof is in the performance.” Talk is cheap. You can…

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It’s good to want things. My philosophy is that if you want something bad enough you, will set a plan in action to get it. But success takes a lot more than just having a case of “the wants.” You can want something, and I mean honestly want it, but if you’re not willing to…

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There seems to be a growing issue in the  world  today,  especially in America. Our society is being overrun with wishers instead of doers. People seem to be content to sit back and say, “I wish I had this,” or “I wish things were different.” We’re being told by guru after guru that if you…

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Having a vision is extremely important to actually achieving your goals. The dictionary defines a vision as a thought, concept or object formed by the imagination, or a manifestation to the senses of something immaterial. I prefer to define it as the visualization of a future result or to see more than what actually exists.…

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“You do this by giving three THINGS back – Money, Time and Talent.” Jim Howard It’s often said that it is better to give than to receive, and I believe it. The feeling you have when someone gives you something is temporary, but when you give to others, you are making a difference and that…

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Make the problem your enemy and be determined to solve it, fix it or get over it and move forward in spite of it. jim howard It would be incredible if we lived in a perfect world — one where problems didn’t exist, where nothing ever got in the way of our success. Unfortunately, we…

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Find Something that relaxes you, takes your mind off things…and do it! jim howard On Friday of this week, and every week, try to realize, it’s the weekend! I know you think you’re a machine, but you’re not. Shut it down and RELAX! Life takes a lot of energy. People often push themselves to the…

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Champions know that to enjoy the easy times, they have to endure the hard times. jim howard Life can be tough. At times, it may feel as if you are just getting beaten down. You wake up tired, not feeling well, back hurting, age setting in, in a bad  mood, overwhelmed, negative, etc. I  could…

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There is no better feeling in the world then to know you set a goal, created a plan, overcame every obstacle  in your way and successfully completed your journey. Jim howard I’d give anything to succeed! I’d do anything to win! I’ll succeed or die trying! I’ll do whatever it takes! I’ll give 110%! We’ve…

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Six months down and six months to go…are you in a position to win? jim howard Are you on track as planned or are you behind needing to make an adjustment to get back to a place where you can finish strong and win? That’s what halftime is about. In a football game, halftime is…

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Champions live and do things differently. They have a mindset that allows them to look at life from a different perspective. Jim Howard I’ve had the honor of coaching all kinds of champions; champions on the field, in business and in life. What I know about being a champion  is there are certain things all…

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Don’t waste time on the decisions that should be simple. Don’t get caught up second-guessing yourself when you know what the right answer is. Make the easy decisions quickly and move on. Trust your gut. Your instincts are sharper than you give them credit for. I know it may seem difficult to go with your…

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I know your really hip neighbor just bought a Porsche, and you’ve wanted one for years, but if you have a Volkswagen budget, you should wait for your bank account to catch up to your obsession with European sports cars or better yet, keep your eyes in your own driveway! Don’t allow yourself to get…

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It’s never about how you start; it’s always about how you finish. unknown Have you ever felt like a fraud or doubted your ability like you’re not qualified to do what you do? If you’ve ever felt this way, believe me there’s nothing wrong with you. In fact, it’s 100% normal. Some of the most…

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Most people make resolutions for the New Year, but I want to make a declaration. I declare this year to be the year of Choice. That means this year I want you and I to start thinking about the choices we make and understand how each choice impacts our future. We live in a unique…

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Ultimately, your brand is the perception your audience or your market has about you. jim howard Your book will leave an indelible impression on the reader; you want that impression to be a positive one. As you create your book, there are some things you must think about to make sure the impact you leave…

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Or You Won’t Have A Business!     The last thing you want to do is share old and outdated information. Have you been to a seminar or conference where you heard a speaker delivering out-of-date ideas? You knew those strategies wouldn’t work anymore, yet the tactics were being touted as gospel. Why? Because the…

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You may already be periodically sending emails to your list— that’s a good thing. There’s nothing wrong with sending an email. I highly advise it. The problem that most people have, is they don’t email their prospect list enough. How do you climb Mount Everest? One step at a time. How do you navigate a…

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Experts are experts and gurus are gurus, but being the authority gives you dominion over both jim howard What Does It Mean To Be “The Authority”? In this day and age, it’s easier than ever before to be labeled an expert or guru, but to become “the” authority, you have to do something to separate…

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Opportunities are right on your doorstep when it comes to how to make money from your book jim howard Your book is information you’ve put together, based around your message and ideas, and it’s what you want to teach. It’s already organized in a logical order, and it is sound content. That content is much…

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The following is an excerpt from the book, AUTHORity, being published by Morgan James Publishing. Last month, we talked about building the business behind your book, but what is the best way to get your books out to the marketplace? Brick and Mortar Bookstores When you sell a book through a bookstore, one of the…

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The following is an excerpt from the book, AUTHORity, being published by Morgan James Publishing. Too many times authors come to me with unrealistic expectations of what will happen once their book is written. These hopes come from hype built by Hollywood and other mainstream media outlets: all you need to do is write the…

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You have to build your audience, and communicate with that audience so they know you are someone they want to learn from.” jim howard I’m sure you have heard this saying more than once… “Everyone has a book in them.” I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but there is one thing I know…

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“As you create content, you should educate your audience. Give them good and solid information, tips or strategies they can use to move forward.” jim howard Educate, Motivate and Activate I’ve seen a lot of speakers and trainers and have worked with a ton of authors. The best ones will typically do three things as…

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Let’s first see what the difference is between the three and then you decide which category you want to fall in… Expert Experts display special skills or knowlege derived from training or experience. They are really good at what they do and do it better than just about anybody else. Think about athletes like Michael…

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