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Tycoonism “For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.”

September 29, 2009

Today’s Tycoonism is from one of my Mentors, Tony Robbins. Today’s quotation is important as this impacts implementation change into our lives. There are many reasons why we want to change. What is vital is if change is for the better. And like anything, change can hold true value only if you are consistent.

Until you understand and accept the basic principles of effecting change in our lives, you will never be successful in implementing change into your life. Change involves a conscious effort to move from one level to another (usually) higher level. What motivates change could be anything, but for most people it is a general dissatisfaction with a current situation. A desire for change occurs in many aspects of our lives. It may be a need to change oneself through personal development or a change in business, where one purposes to move onto to a higher level of success. A career ambition may necessitate change for the better. Financial motives may bring about a desire to change and gain financial freedom. There are many more motives of course, but the basic principles remains the same–motivation, vision, passion, aspiration, planning, objectives, goals, focus, courage, launching, determination, commitment, consistency and persistence.

An attempt has been made to put them in a logical sequence. Slight variations may however occur in the sequence followed by individuals in effecting the change, but the principles remain largely the same. As we explore these principles, it is essential to remember that whatever principle we look at, it each is like a building block adding to the total sum and therefore equally essential for the completion of what we initially set out to achieve, that is, bringing our vision to reality through a deliberate effort to change.

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Tycoonism “If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: Give Up, or Fight Like Hell.”

September 28, 2009

Today’s Tycoonism is from Lance Armstrong, who we know battled with cancer and won.  Not only that,  he won Tour de France and continues to do the very thing he loves– living with family and biking.

For those who has never faced adversity in life, then perhaps today’s Tycoonism will not make any impact on you.  But who hasn’t faced any ups and downs in their lifetime?  Why did Lance Armstrong said that, “If the children has the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can learn from them…”

First and foremost, I believe that Lance Armstrong was referring to the resiliency of children, and children’s ability go over all odds in life.  What is resiliency? According to the this site, resiliency in children is :

  • the human capacity to face, overcome and be strengthened by or even transformed by the adversities of life
  • the universal capacity which allows a person, group or community to prevent, minimize or overcome the damaging effects of adversity
  • the ability to bounce back
  • the ability to cope with life’s adversities

So why does is resiliency considered something of a positive character amongst children? And why is it that children are resilient rather than adults?  When it comes to adversity and early tribulations in life, children have their own way of dealing with grief, divorce and abuse.  Some would say that the way they deal with families within their families is simple.

So how do we identify a resilient child so we as adults can identify their strengths and the power of resiliency when it comes to dealing with the stress in life? A resilient child, is a child who can communicate, solve problems, manage feelings and impulses, understand how other people are feeling and can establish trusting relationships.  Resiliency comes from people that they trust, structures and boundaries for their safety, people who set examples of how to behave. These are called role models, and encouragement to do things on their own. This is called being autonomous.

So why are children resilient and adults have harder coping?  What does children have that adults doesn’t?  Us grown ups, although we have all the experience to back us up, and the supposed bravado not found in children, we cower in times of grief and adversity.  Children who have more positive outlook in life are more resilient.  As I have said the previous para, these are children who have structures and boundaries.  As adults we do have those but what is the difference?  Perhaps, we have doubt and since we can be more realistic than children and we do allow more interference than children who look up to people who gives them most love and security?

Perhaps it is the power of the children to believe without doubt and full of hope.  What has happened to us when we ourselves were children before as well?

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Tycoonism “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

September 22, 2009

procrastinatorOne of the most destructive effects of procrastination is the fact that it makes you feel out of control. Procrastination is like an ‘invisible force’ that keeps you from doing the very things you know you must do. With the increasing demands on our time and attention there seems to be an increase in procrastination as a chronic problem, especially amongst those people that want to succeed the most. Procrastination usually sets in when you feel overwhelmed by all the ‘have to’s’ in life and instead of making steady progress you take on too much without ever getting any of it done.

Feeling out of control takes away all your power to shape and direct your own life. It’s true that there are many things over which you have no control, but you always have full control over what really happens to you – and what really happens to you is a mental process and independent of the circumstances and events of the outside world. Being empowered means that you realize that you already have the power and this realization also gives you the ability to take action. Here are five empowering procrastination tips that can help you to reach this realization and become empowered to effectively deal with procrastination and inaction.

Procrastination is an internal process and although it might feel like it’s happening to you, you are in actual fact responsible for it. This procrastination tip can help to put you back in control almost immediately. Procrastination is not an external force, but an internal response and evaluation. The simple realization that it’s ‘you’ that are doing it to ‘you’, gives you the power to do something about it.

When procrastination drags you down it’s all to easy to think that ‘it just is’ and that you can’t do anything about it. Although it feels like you have no control, you actually do. In fact this is why you feel out of control – because you believe that you can’t do anything about it. There are two very important beliefs you need to develop to help you break free from procrastination. The first is that you CAN overcome procrastination and the second is that YOU can overcome procrastination. No one else can do it for you and because you created it, you can un-create it.

The reason why most people remain stuck in patterns of procrastination is because of fear. At the most fundamental level, all forms of procrastination comes down to fear. What you don’t face controls you. To overcome the fear and the procrastination that comes with it, you need to confront and do the very things you don’t want to do. The instant you do, you take charge and it no longer has any control over you. The ironic thing is that fear only exists in your imagination – it’s always something that hasn’t happened yet. Procrastination is not real – it’s only the way you evaluate things in your mind.

Success at anything in life relies on consistency. The best of the best at anything are those who can repeat their greatness consistently. The way you get consistent is through conditioning. Your nervous system operates through conditioning. When you do something over and over again it becomes ‘normal’ and when it’s normal you don’t have to think about it – it becomes automatic. The challenge is that this principle works both ways. Whether your conditioned responses support you or whether it pulls you down, your nervous system does not make that distinction. If procrastination is your conditioned response you will always feel out of control, simply because that’s what you’ve ‘learned’ to do automatically. You simply need to ‘recondition’ yourself to a new response; to teach yourself to respond in a different way..

Procrastination does serve a purpose – and a very important one as such, but only is you are aware of the benefits. We only procrastinate about those things that have value to us. At some level, either directly or indirectly, you believe that taking action will benefit you. If it didn’t it would not bother you, right? Be grateful for procrastination and use it as a guide to ‘know’ what you need to act upon. Being aware of this fact, and developing an awareness for what you do and fail to do can empower you to be in charge of yourself on a much higher level.

When you are empowered you are in charge, and even if things seem to go wrong on the surface, underneath you know that you have the power to deal with it effectively. Procrastination is disempowering and it takes away your ability to take immediate action and deal with any situation. Always remember that you are ultimately in charge of you. Tomorrow will be today tomorrow. Don’t delay. Act!

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Tycoonism “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

September 21, 2009

reachHow many missed opportunities have you allow to slip between your finders? How much time have you wasted dreaming, yet failed to pursue for some reason? Ofcourse, not all dreams can be pursued. However, these dreams can come true and the possibilities are endless if you really think about it. Taking courage and choosing the dreams you wanted to pursue is essential. Taking the time to create the proper steps on how these dreams to pursue will make the dream more of a reality and achievable. The scalability and probability of success of dreams pursued can be more of a reality once you create the steps needed to achieve that goal. I have heard of people saying. “Go reach for your dreams because of having nothing to lose.” This is a lie, because you do lose time, money and effort. Instead of pursuing something scalable, and you choose to ran after something “BIG” and ended up failing…ofcourse you have lost time and even money and opportunities that you should have pursued, but since you were on to something “big” you missed it altogether.

There is a huge difference vision and a dream. A dream is just a dream if you allow it to remain that way. People who have visions work hard to achieve their dreams. Being sluggish and lazy isn’t an option to people with a vision. People with a vision will always make ends meet and create means to achieve their goals– no matter what. You see, having a vision is important, and when you have that on sight and you put your plan on paper, then you can EXECUTE.

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Tycoonism “What we have learned in life becomes our own reflection.”

September 18, 2009

docSociologist Herbert Mead developed a theory known as social behaviorism, which helped explain why past social experiences help form an individuals’ personality. Mead’s theory was that ‘the self’ could only fully develop when people had the ability to interact with each other. Without the interaction of other people an individual is unable to develop a personality. An example of this is if a child is left in total isolation for a long period of time, the child would present immaturely either physically, mentally or a combination or the two.

Mead also noted that understanding individual intentions is critical. This will help us to analyze how an individual will respond even before we act. For example, when we’re driving we all anticipate what others may do because of our past driving experience. If an individual behind you is speeding up rather quickly, then you can assume that they are about to switch lanes, or you can assume that they are in a rush and need to get somewhere quickly. Mead refers to this as taking another individual’s role.

Another important theory that is related to social behaviorism is the looking-glass self. This is basically like mirroring what we think others think of us. If you think others view you as being “good looking,” then you will see yourself as being good looking, or if you believe people think that you are fat then you will have that image of yourself.  As humans we copy the roles of other people during our stages of development. Children are through mimicking and creativity take or copy the roles of significant others in their life. The ability to copy parents or siblings has specific importance in their social development. Children love to ‘play house’, in which someone will take the role of a mother while another takes that of a father and as they age children will mimic the various roles they come in contact with.  As we continue to age we will continue to see changes in our social life.

Erik H. Erikson, also a sociologist, had ideologies similar to Freud, but Erikson through his research proposed that the ego was present from birth and he developed a stage theory about how children grow and develop their psychosocial skills. Erikson grouped these into eight stages that extend from birth to death.

Through all of the disagreements, sociologists generally agree that the family has the greatest impact on an individual’s socialization abilities. A newborn infant has no control and must rely on the parents and other family members to nurture them. Through family they learn communication techniques, trust, culture, and the beliefs of the nurturer. Not all learning comes solely from family; the environment plays an important role which will differ from culture to culture.

We are not born with values or beliefs, so how do people develop their values? Sociologist Morris Massey has described three major periods which as we grow, our values are developed. These periods are important in understanding how one’s values have developed.

The imprint is that period 0 to 7, the period that the child soaks everything up like a sponge. Next is the modeling period, from ages 8 to 13. During this period children may copy their parents, or a close relative with whom they have constant contact or it may be the teacher who often the child will emphasize as knowing more than the parent. Lastly according to Massey is the socialization period, age 13 to 21. Peer influence plays a major role and the growing child will turn more to like minded or those that display similar behavior. The media can have more input during this stage. Research has indicated that television has lessened creativity; the USA is considered the country that people spend the most time in front of the screen and is the country with the most TV’s per household.

Our beliefs come from our psychological framework; they are stored in the unconscious mind and relate to the person’s truth or validity of a proposition. Beliefs are the foundation stones on which expectations are built. It is so obvious then that our past contacts and socialization have been responsible in the creation of ‘our self’ and this will continue to be. Social behaviors, attitudes, values and beliefs will never change unless there is a conscious effort on each individual to alter their unconscious mind.

Without a doubt most people will have tried in the past to set goals and alter their current behavior, however it is often a deep belief from their unconscious mind that prevents the goal happening. There are those who have set goals, accomplished the goal and then gone sliding backwards back to where they were or even found themselves in a worsened situation. Consider those that have obtained some wealth and then lost every cent.

Consider you beliefs regarding money. If your belief has generated from the many days of being told, money is dirty; money does not grow on trees, or money and happiness do not go together, my guess is that unless you are committed to altering this belief system your future will remain as your past.

Take control, treat your brain as you do your computer and select some new software. Develop a compelling urgency to clean up the past, work on selecting the changes that are to take effect now to create what will be a peak performance in your future.

Stormy Wellington on Lunch Time Conversations with Mr Tycoon

September 17, 2009

Topic: How a Single Mother Made $100,000 in One Month

Today’s Guest: Stormy Wellington

StormyWhat makes an individual successful in an organization? One that has the tenacity to think and feel positive about themselves and others – as well as the skills to build a powerful reputation, network and presence within the organization. Stormy Wellington by far is considered a rising star in the multi-level marketing industry. She is a woman who grew up as some would say “on the other side of the track.” However she lives by her abiding faith in God and conducts herself with style and grace, excelling at public relations and relationship building within an organization of over 40,000 people. She is the youngest Platinum President in Ardyss International, and has broken every record within the organization. She is the third person in North America to accomplish such a feat within Ardyss International.

She is considered by her peers to be a “quite storm.” But for those that know and love her realize she is an awesome force in the multi-level marketing industry that has changed the lives and zip codes of women and men across the country.

A single mother raised this Jamaican born powerhouse in New York. Soon after, the family moved to Miami when Stormy became a mother at 15 and again at 18. Motherhood changed her life and gave her a new zest for life. Being a young mother taught Stormy that failure was not an option. She moved her family to Atlanta, Georgia and excelled at corporations such as Sprint and Don and Bradstreet. After which she ventured into entrepreneurship opening a very successful boutique until the economy dictated otherwise.

She was introduced to Ardyss International, October 2008 and her life and her destiny changed forever. The past year could have been remembered as the worst economic down turns our Nation has ever experienced. Well, Wellington is accustom to always rising above the tide.

After the second quarter of 2009, she generated over five-million dollars of revenue for Ardyss International, while earning over a quarter of a million dollars in personal income for herself. Now debt free, Wellington is well on her way to becoming a millionaire by the end of 2009. Not bad for a 29 year old powerhouse with a G.E.D.

Wellington currently spends her time traveling all over the country as a motivational speaker training hundreds of new distributors and impacting the lives of many with her story of prayer, hope, and drive to assure them that if she can do it so can you. Faith Is Power!

Tune in TODAY! Get your questions and comments ready and Call in at  (347) 838-9893

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Tycoonism ” What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”

September 16, 2009

Did you notice that when we are fully interested with anything, and we enjoy doing something, learning comes easier and naturally? This is the same especially for children. They learn quickly when lessons are incorporated in games, and sing and dance programs, learning is quicker, almost without effort.

This is almost the same as when you love what you are doing– let’s say your 8-5 job, when you love your job, waking up early is not a pain at all. Working late at night is no bother. Small interruptions at home like phone calls are not a bother at all. But when you hate your work, you drag and beat yourself up everyday often asking yourself “if only I can have a short break from by office, I’d be really happy!” But truthfully, even a short vacation lets, say to a heavenly beach to the Maldives will not cure that awful feeling and feeling of anxiety that you feel everyday! After your vacation, you’d feel even worse than you felt the week earlier!

So how do you cure this kind of anxiety and dissatisfaction towards your job? The answer is this, and I want you to listen and read closely. The solution is you needed to find the root cause of why you hate your work. Is it because of certain people in your office? Do you hate your boss? Do you have a not-so good relationship with your officemates? Perhaps your work is just demanding too much of your time, and you are beginning to resent it?

Perhaps you need to rethink and consider changing work or careers. But the source of your dissatisfaction comes from the fact that you cannot deny the awful feeling your work brings to you and into your life.

You needed to find focus and rethink your life goals in order to find your true calling. Once you have this, finding satisfaction from work and anywhere else would be easy! You cannot obligate your work office to deliver that satisfaction if you are mentally and subconsciously repelling it. Job dissatisfaction have alot of root causes but truth be known when you love and enjoy anything, learning is easier and fast, would you agree?