Small Business Diva

September 29, 2008

What Is The Key To Unlocking Your Potential?

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“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential,”

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965, Former British Prime Minister)

Regular Small Business Diva readers would probably know that this statement from Sir Winston Churchill is perfectly aligned with my philosophies. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to do something you want to do, nor how smart you are or how much time or money you have… it’s the ability to take action and keep taking action – baby steps if necessary – that counts.

Here’s to your success in business,

Donna-Marie

August 15, 2008

What Do You Get By Imitating?

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“You cannot succeed by imitating someone else. If you try to copy another, the most you can be is second best,” Confucius

While it’s great to have role models and mentors, remember to always keep your own sense of style and personality… don’t be afraid to lead the way from time to time.

Here’s to your success in business…

Donna-Marie

June 20, 2008

The Difference Between Winners And Losers

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“How we deal with adversity shapes our lives more than almost anything else.  Achievers usually see problems as transitory, while those who fail usually see even the smallest problem as everlasting.”

Anthony Robbins, Speaker and Author  

Everyone has their problems – I truly believe that we are never given any challenge that we can’t handle. I also believe that it is how we handle these challenges that defines who we are.

Next time you are faced with some sort of problem, try to see it as an opportunity to improve… a chance to see what you’re really made of.

Someone once told me that winners actually fail more often than losers… because winners pick themselves up and try again, then keep trying. Losers just give up.

Here’s to your success in business,
Donna-Marie

 

April 18, 2008

Rising Above the Crowd

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“Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.” 
A. Lou Vickery, Writer

I like that advice. When you think you’ve finished your work for today, or your training or learning or whatever… what is that little bit more that you can do to help you to rise above the crowd?

Here’s to your success in business…

Donna-Marie

December 31, 2007

Don’t let temporary setbacks defeat you

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“One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us,” Mary Kay (1915-2001) Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Imagine where we’d be if everyone gave up when faced with a setback? The only way to succeed is to keep trying 🙂

Here’s to your business success…

November 15, 2007

Dealing with criticism

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”

Zig Ziglar, Author and Speaker

Next time someone criticises you, think about their reasons. Are you over-reacting to their well-intentioned feedback? Is the criticism warranted? Are they just trying to make themselves feel better by attempting to bring you down? When people ‘take a bite out of your success,’ perhaps just send them some good wishes… wishes that they one day find their own success!

October 26, 2007

What’s the difference between discipline and devotion?

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Here’s another quote I love.

“People think I’m disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference,”

Luciano Pavarotti (Opera Singer – 1935-2007)

Think about it… what are you devoted to? Do you ever feel like it’s a chore to work or practise at something that you’re devoted to? Not likely. If you’re not already doing it, how can you spend more of your time earning a living by doing what you are devoted to; what you are passionate about?

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