Simon Sinek’s Top 10 Rules For Success

He’s Simon Sinek and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.

He’s an author, speaker, and consultant who writes on leadership and management.

He joined the RAND Corporation in 2010 as an adjunct staff member, where he advises on matters of military innovation and planning.

He’s known for popularizing the concepts of “the golden circle” and to “Start With Why”.

Power of a Dream

As adults, we need to realize that the power of a dream will enable you to achieve whatever your ultimate “WHY” in life is. By the age 25, most people lose all of their dreams and fall into a rut.

From the age 25-65, people generally go back and forth to work and say to
themselves,” I wish…if only I could have…if only I knew then what I know now,” and
numerous other lamentations as to why they do not feel fulfilled in life.

The key in life to feeling fulfilled is to simply listen to your inner spirit and make your daily work in life something that you love to do and will help you achieve your DREAMS!

The key word in that sentence is DREAMS! Too many people when asked, “Where do you see yourself 2-5 years from now” give the answer, “Just let me make it to this weekend.” The underlying reason that they don’t know where they are going to be is because they have no dreams.

This can be extremely frightening! Each of the teenagers that I spoke to this week has dreams for their life and where they see themselves in the future.

As a professional speaker and business coach, my ultimate outcome is to empower people to find their WHY in life — to catapult them to attain their dreams in life.

I also spoke to the group about how important it is to be around a mastermind team, which will push you on and let you know it is awesome you have a dream.

As an overall population, over 95% of adults have no mastermind team but they have group of so-called friends, who will tell every reason why they should never try to win and to just accept their life.

You need to stop right now and take a personal inventory of your life and ask yourself three life-changing questions:

1) WHAT is my WHY in LIFE!!! (Why I am getting up each and every day?)

2) WHO is my Mastermind Team?

3) WHERE do I see myself 2-5 years from now?

When you answer these questions you need to be honest with yourself and tell yourself the truth because the truth shall set you FREE! The key to living a fulfilled life is waking up each day with a driving desire to achieve your “WHY”.

The key to winning in life is to be part of a winning team and realize life decisions are challenging but very beneficial. Bring your Dreams back to life!

Find your WHY & FLY!

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Would you Fire Your Kids?

Simon Sinek on Leadership at TED – A must watch video for All CEOs and Management – Dev Gadhvi India

Simon Sinek discuss key points of leadership and how things can change in an organization if they work on leadership.

Federal Trade Commission is Closed

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is closed as of midnight Friday, December 28, 2018, due to the lapse in government funding. Website information and social media properties will not be updated until the government re-opens. All FTC events are postponed until future notice. Some online services are available, and some are not. The status of online services is listed below.

The following services WILL NOT be available during the shutdown:

  • National Do Not Call Registry (For consumers)
  • National Do Not Call Registry (For telemarketers)
  • Consumer Sentinel Network (For law enforcement)
  • Complaint Assistant (For filing consumer complaints)
  • Identitytheft.gov (For consumers reporting ID theft)
  • Econsumer.gov (For consumers reporting international complaints)

The following services WILL be available during the shutdown under these conditions:

  • Premerger

    The Premerger Notification Office (PNO) and the DOJ’s Premerger Office will be OPEN during regular hours to receive HSR filings. The PNO will operate with a limited staff so will NOT answer email or telephone inquiries regarding HSR rules or filing procedures. In addition, Early Termination of waiting periods will NOT be granted during the shutdown.
     

  • Public Comment

    Public comments can be submitted, using the appropriate web form, through www.ftc.gov or www.regulations.gov, but the FTC will take no action on these comments until the government reopens.
     

  • E-Filing

    Individuals can submit documents to be filed, but the FTC will take no action until the government reopens.
     

  • FOIA

    FOIA requests may be filed, but they will not be processed until the government reopens.
     

  • Registered Identification Number (RN) Database

    The RN Database will be available but staff are not available to respond to queries.

What Should You Do?

Please keep an eye on your Personal Credit Report, Business Credit, Bank Statements,and other personal information. Ensure that your information is not being misused in anyway. Report any irregularities and get with a credit repair specialist for help removing those inaccuracies.

Want to increase your online sales?

Making Your Offers Irresistible

Want to increase your online sales? Make sure your offer is one they can’t pass up!

Any offer you make through your Internet copywriting needs to be worth the readers’ time. Time is valuable and there is no bigger waste of time – for you as the creator or for your reader – than a worthless offer.

A number of years ago, a newspaper advertising sales rep went to her boss, disgusted that her client would not buy the ad schedule she pitched. It turned out that the last time the client ran an ad – five years before – “I didn’t get a single result from my coupon” that he ran way back then. 
The coupon was for a free coffee refill… something that was already common practice at the restaurant. Honestly, who would bother?

“Go back and tell that man we’ll run his ad for free if he will live up to the offer we create,” was the ad manager’s response. 
From there, he proceeded to tell the young sales rep to tell the client that the coupon would read “Bring this in for $1.00 in cash.” So, she did.

The client naturally refused because he knew he would have too many takers. What he finally admitted to himself is that his advertising did not work because his offer was lousy. 
Keep this business owner’s woes in mind as you plan to create your own irresistible offers with your Internet copywriting.

Make your offer one that is worth the time it takes to respond. A “Free 60 day trial” is a pretty good offer for an online program. What kind of offers can your business make? 

The key to getting readers to respond to your offers is to make them irresistible. Can you afford to knock several dollars off the fee for your product or service? Or maybe you can make a strong guarantee, making your product or service almost risk free. Transferring the risk from the customer to you will help remove resistance to your offer.

Whatever it is you decide to offer, honor the offer at all costs. Keep your word and potential customers will quickly fall into place as current customers spread the word.

If you have never done any Internet copywriting before, don’t worry about it. No one knows your product or service as well as you do. Because of your passion for the product or service you are selling, you know it better than even a professional copywriter. 
Let that passion lead your Internet copywriting as you work to create the perfect offer that your potential customers just cannot refuse!

If you need some help creating an irresistible offer for your Internet copywriting, ask yourself, “What would make me buy?” Think about your answer. Is it do-able? If so, let that be your irresistible offer. 

You can always make it available for a limited time (another good way to get people to act quickly) in case you decide the offer is too good to be very profitable.

Add a sense of urgency to your offer to get people to act immediately. If they put it off, they are likely to forget about it and you end up losing the sale. Adding a sense of urgency can be done by limiting the quantity or time of the offer or both. 
For example, the special offer is good only for the next 100 people who order, or the offer expires in 48 hours. You can even use both to heighten the sense of urgency. 

In summary, make your offer irresistible. Make it worth the effort to the customer to place the order. Transfer the risk from the customer to you and add a sense of urgency. 
Then be sure to live up to what you have written in you copy. If you do these thing, you’ll see your sales skyrocket!

Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs

Looking for productivity tips for entrepreneurs? In this interview, Angie Gensler share her secret to getting it all done while balancing life as a business owner, wife and mom. Angie believes owning a business doesn’t have to require non-stop hustle. The key is knowing your natural rhythms and energy cycles and tapping into them to maximize your creativity and productivity.

Watch the full interview to learn how to apply these concepts to your own life and business and become a more productive entrepreneur. Angie also shares her favorite productivity tools and apps and offers a free gift at the end of the interview to help you manage social media without the overwhelm. Grab your free copy of the Social Media Cheat Sheet here: https://www.angiegensler.com/cheatsheet/

Les Brown – Unlock Your Greatness, Motivation Event Sudbury, Ontario

les brown speech

Like many of you, my life wouldn’t be the same without the motivation, inspiration and endless support I found listening to messages from Les Brown. Fast forward to now, as the CEO of Les Brown Global, At the young age of 74, Mr. Brown made the long trek to my little hometown to bless us with a small, intimate presentation titled Unlock Your Greatness. Listen and enjoy as Les shares stories that leave you inspired, empowered and laughing every step of the way. The one, the only, Les Brown live in Sudbury Ontario, Canada www.lesbrownglobal.com

Quora Security Breach

Quora recently discovered that some user data was compromised as a result of unauthorized access to their systems by a malicious third party. They are very sorry for any concern or inconvenience this may cause. They are working rapidly to investigate the situation further and take the appropriate steps to prevent such incidents in the future. Check out below:

What Happened

On Friday we discovered that some user data was compromised by a third party who gained unauthorized access to our systems. We’re still investigating the precise causes and in addition to the work being conducted by our internal security teams, we have retained a leading digital forensics and security firm to assist us. We have also notified law enforcement officials.

While the investigation is still ongoing, we have already taken steps to contain the incident, and our efforts to protect our users and prevent this type of incident from happening in the future are our top priority as a company.

What information was involved

The following information of yours may have been compromised:

  • Account and user information, e.g. name, email, IP, user ID, encrypted password, user account settings, personalization data
  • Public actions and content including drafts, e.g. questions, answers, comments, blog posts, upvotes
  • Data imported from linked networks when authorized by you, e.g. contacts, demographic information, interests, access tokens (now invalidated)
  • Non-public actions, e.g. answer requests, downvotes, thanks
  • Non-public content, e.g. direct messages, suggested edits

Questions and answers that were written anonymously are not affected by this breach as we do not store the identities of people who post anonymous content.

What we are doing

While our investigation continues, we’re taking additional steps to improve our security:

  • We’re in the process of notifying users whose data has been compromised.
  • Out of an abundance of caution, we are logging out all Quora users who may have been affected, and, if they use a password as their authentication method, we are invalidating their passwords.
  • We believe we’ve identified the root cause and taken steps to address the issue, although our investigation is ongoing and we’ll continue to make security improvements.

We will continue to work both internally and with our outside experts to gain a full understanding of what happened and take any further action as needed.

What you can do

We’ve included more detailed information about more specific questions you may have in our help center, which you can find here.

While the passwords were encrypted (hashed with a salt that varies for each user), it is generally a best practice not to reuse the same password across multiple services, and we recommend that people change their passwords if they are doing so.

Conclusion

It is our responsibility to make sure things like this don’t happen, and we failed to meet that responsibility. We recognize that in order to maintain user trust, we need to work very hard to make sure this does not happen again. There’s little hope of sharing and growing the world’s knowledge if those doing so cannot feel safe and secure, and cannot trust that their information will remain private. We are continuing to work very hard to remedy the situation, and we hope over time to prove that we are worthy of your trust.

The Importance of Leaving a Legacy

The Importance of Leaving a Legacy

Our lives impact all those who follow us The principles we live by are the basis for the kind of legacy we will leave behind. We will also begin our how-tos by looking at how to leave a relational legacy. All of life is based on relationships, and we choose what direction those relationships go. We can live our lives in such a way that when we are gone, people are impacted by the relational legacy we left behind.

The core of who we are as individuals is spiritual. We were created with the intention of relating to God through our spiritual life. One of the greatest gifts we can leave behind is a spiritual example and legacy. We will also talk about how to leave a life legacy that impacts people. There are those who live on this earth and then just disappear, leaving little more than a trace. And then there are others who, through their legacy, live on in others for years to come.

The United States’ founding fathers, who had a dream of a place of self-determination.

 

Abraham Lincoln, who freed the slaves.

 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who saw us through the Great Depression.

 

The many men and women who defended our liberties through the wars of the 20th century so that we can live in freedom.

 

John F. Kennedy, who called us to explore space and set us on course to have a man walk on the moon.

 

Martin Luther King Jr., who left us a legacy to pursue the dream of racial equality.

 

There are literally thousands of men and women who lived in a way that affects our lives today.

 

And, yes, the list goes on from there as well. These are the people we knew, the people we lived with and who shaped us deeply, for better and for worse in some cases.

 

You see, a legacy can be anywhere on the continuum, from very bad to very good—it  all depends on how we live our lives.

 

How we live our lives is critically important. This month, I want to  challenge you to take a look at how you live. Challenge you to think deeply about the major areas of your life where you can and should leave a lasting legacy.

 

. The legacy we leave is part of the ongoing foundation of life. Those who came before leave us the world we live in. Those who come after will have only what we leave them. We are stewards of this world, and we have a calling on our lives to leave it better than how we found it, even if it seems like only a small part.

 

2. Legacies have raw power for good and for bad. There are people who have changed the world for good, people who have opened up new worlds for millions of others, people who have spurred others on to new heights. And, conversely, there are people who have caused massive destruction for countless millions, people who left a wake of pain behind them wherever they went. There are parents who have  blessed their children with greatness and parents who have ruined their children’s fragile minds and hearts. What we do affects others. Our lives have the power to create good or purvey evil. It is important that we choose to do good.

 

3. It is an act of responsibility to leave a legacy. Because of the power of our lives and the legacies we leave, it is a great responsibility to choose to leave a positive legacy. All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine. I truly believe that part of what makes us good and honorable people is having a foundational part of our lives based on the goal of leaving a legacy.

 

4. Purposefully leaving a legacy for others breaks the downward pull of selfishness that can be inherent in us all. When we strive to leave a legacy, we are acting with a selflessness that can only be good for us. Yes, I suppose someone could work hard to earn money so that when he or she dies a building is named after them, but that is not the kind of legacy we are talking about. We are talking about legacies that make life better for those who come after us, not about our own fame or recognition, but about helping others. After all, we won’t be around to watch our legacy. To build that which will last beyond us is selfless, and living with that in mind breaks the power of selfishness that tries so desperately to engrain itself in our lives.

 

5. It also keeps us focused on the big picture. Legacy building is part of the “big  picture.” It keeps us focused on the long term and gives us values that we can judge our actions by. When we are acting based on selfishness, personal expediency and the like, we are focusing on the “small picture”—whatever is pragmatic right now. When we are building a life that will give for many years, we are thinking “big picture.” Ask yourself: How does this action affect my overall goals? How will this affect people in the years to come?

 

 

Amazon 4-Star Concept

The first store was launched in September in New York and we already have a 2nd.

When you combine Amazon Books, Amazon Go, AmazonFresh Pickup, Amazon Pop-Ups, Package Pickups and Whole Foods – they’re nearing 600 locations.

And they’re hungry for more, Amazon wants thousands of physical locations in the next few years.

Today Amazon has launched a new physical store in New York City called “Amazon 4-Star”.

This is now their 3rd major retail concept, alongside Amazon Books and Amazon Pop-Up.

It seems like the new Amazon 4-Star brand might be their new flagship approach for the thousands of stores they are rumoured to be launching over the next few years.

Here’s some pics:

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The main concept of the store is listing 4 star and above, top seller and new & trending products.

Now is this good news or bad news for FBA sellers?

I would take a guess and say that right now all of the products in that store are products obtained by Amazon through the Vendor Central program, not Seller Central / FBA.

As more and more of these stores open up – we’ll need to wait and see if they bring FBA sellers in on the action or if they only use Vendor products in the store.

I’m not too sure they will bring FBA sellers in.

What’s your thoughts on this – let me know by replying to this email.

Does it make sense for Amazon to source products for these stores through FBA or will they stick to Vendor only?”