Thoughts Influence Power Snippets (TIPS)

... for 2010 and Beyond



TIPS, dedicated to the Tenent Angels who are perfect examples of what Powertude™ represents; these Tenant Angels exemplifies the power of cohesive synergy and collaborative efforts of love.

Angels, you continue to give freely your time, your energy and tokens of affection and care and so much more.

Words do little to express the depth of my gratitude, but from my heart to your heart, Tenant Angels, you are very special and much appreciated.

My daughter’s world is better because of you!


Thank You and GOD Bless!

TR Johnson



TABLE OF CONTENTS




The Words of Powertude™

The Principles of Powertude™

I Am Thankful For!

My Name is Rose

An Entrepreneurial Life Lesson

What If..?

You Know These... "Rules Of The Game"

Consistent Purposeful Activity (CPA)

What's In It For Me?

"WPEC”

Notes from "The Star Bucks Experience"

Life Is A Battlefield

ABCs of Self-Esteem

Growing List of TIPS Ideas and Things Of Interest

Meet Gor'f

Word Power



The Words of Powertude™...



Perseverance--Opportunity--Willingness--Educate--Results

Teach--Unify--Dream--Empower


"We are powerful when we belive in the Strength of I AM."

TR Johnson




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The Principles of Powertude™ are based on the fact that we control our own thoughts, attitude and the proper use of our strengths.


1. Become A Possibility Phenomena!

2. Appreciate the benefits of being a Continual Learner!

3. Realize that great results start with Anticipation With Action!

4. Grow by Aligning Your Strengths with others!

5. Embrace the energizing Force Of Self!

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock, in matters of taste, swim with the current."

Thomas Jefferson







Ordinary to Extraordinary … A POSSIBILITY PHENOMENA!

A Child's Nature...

Have you ever just sat and watched children play? Their simple world is so fascinating because everything and anything is open for their eager scrutiny.

They are focused on their activities, having fun exploring and learning. Our children are true Possibility Phenomena.

Why is this so? Could it be that children do not recognize the word "NO"; that in their world there are no bars. It is simply a given to investigate and find out all about their environment?


The Child Within...

As adults, can we re-acquaint ourselves with our own Possibility Phenomena? Can we develop a mindset of fascination and awe with life and her many wondrous possibilities?

HOW?

I believe when we embrace the wonderful possibilities in our lives; when we have hope for a brighter tomorrow and when we actively explore and open our minds, we can become inspired by the many opportunities (aka possibilities) existing around us.

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Deciding to become a Possibility Phenomena opens doors to unlimited growth...

HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE!

Open the doors and explore the infinite possibilities that life has to offer by becoming a curiosity seeker!


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BECOME A CONTINUAL LEARNER...

Embrace the awe of becoming a continual learner!

Learning is almost as important as breathing, we don't think about breathing. Should learning be just as natural and a part of our daily lives?

Opportunities for learning exist and are evident every day in all that we do. Actively positioning learning on the forefront of our agenda is a sure path to personal and professional growth...

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- The best learning is teaching - Never Stop Learning as there are many wonderful consequences of learning!

HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE!

Learn To Better Your Best... Always!

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ANTICIPATION WITH ACTION LEADS TO SUCCESS...

Anticipatory Success through action is a method to keep our dreams foremost in our vision.

Dreaming; vital to success is only half of the success equation. We must vividly see our dreams; sincerely believe we deserve; and then take the action required to make our dreams a reality.

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Dreaming without action keeps us dreaming!

Focusing on successful outcomes causes us to act differently. We move forward, confident that we are equipped to deal with the challenges in order to persevere.

Anticipation brings a unity of purpose between dreaming, wishing and hoping; it's the force that motivates us to Go Out and Reach For It!

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Dreaming and wishing without Purposeful ACTION is never a good strategy!

HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE!

Visualize it! (You can only be what you visualize yourself being, you can do only what you visualize yourself doing, and you can have only what you visualize yourself having.)

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ALIGN YOUR STRENGTHS

Let's appreciate the power that comes from aligning our strengths with others for leverage and growth.

A word worth focusing on...

T. E. A. M....

Together Each Accomplishes More!

Team is a word with a lot of utility because it allows us to utilize the power from connecting with others to maximize our growth.

Aligning our strengths with others creates an interdependency and synergy for success. Realize that we really do need one another because we all have value and gifts to share!

HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE!

You may have heard this one many times, but it's worth repeating - It's not always what you know that counts, but who you know!

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WHAT IS... THE FORCE OF SELF?

Our essence is heightened when we realize our own unique potential and use it to motivate ourselves to success!

Being sensitive to oneself creates an attitude for daily self monitoring and evaluation of our own internal standards and values. To embrace self is to gain an understanding of who we are and what we are all about; because when all is said and done, who do we have more than ourselves?

Embrace your awesomeness by recognizing that the Force Of Self is always in a state of awareness, change and growth because the Force of Self is a belief in the power of SELF through the Strength of I AM".

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS --Believe in yourself and know that you are resourceful, determined and strong. You possess a sensitive, loving and kind inner spirit that makes whatever you put your unique touch on special!

HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE!

Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing self is enlightenment.

Lao tzu



I Am Thankful For...


* The partner who hogs the covers every night, because they are not out with someone else;

*The child who is not cleaning his room, but watching TV, because that means he is at home and not on the streets;

*For the taxes that I pay, because it means that I am employed;

*For the mess to clean after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by friends;

*For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat;

*For my shadow that watches me work, because it means I am in the sunshine;

*For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home;

*For all the complaints I hear about the government, because it means that we have freedom of speech;

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*For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation;

*For my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm;

*For the lady behind me in church that sings off key, because it means that I can hear;

*For the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear;

*For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because I have been working hard:

*For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means that I am alive;

AND FINALLY...

** For too much E-mail, because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.

Unknown author

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Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Words are powerful! Notice how the connecting words For and Because can help us to appreciate what we have; and that in itself is empowering!

Create your list as a family exercise, especially to help us remember the reason for this season as we move toward personal and professional growth in 2010 and beyond!

I Am Thankful For----------, Because--------------------

I Am Thankful For----------, Because--------------------

I Am Thankful For----------, Because--------------------

I Am Thankful For----------, Because--------------------



My Name Is ROSE!



The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, 'Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?'

I laughed and enthusiastically responded; 'Of course you may!' and she gave me a giant squeeze.

'Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?' I asked. She jokingly replied, 'I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids...'

'No seriously,' I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

'I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!' she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this 'time machine' as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

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Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went... She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students.

She was living it up.


At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor.

Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, 'I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.'

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, ' We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it!

There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.'

She concluded her speech by courageously singing 'The Rose.' She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.

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One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Remember, growing older is mandatory; growing up is optional. We make a Living by what we get; we make a Life by what we give...


Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Let's decide to view “My Name Is ROSE” as a Powertude™ testimony!



An Entrepreneurial

Life Lesson

Systems...

Save Your Self Time Energy & Money...

Now, what is more important to you, Your Time, Your Energy, or Your Money?

At first thought, many of us may think money, but if we don't have the time and energy to use our money wisely; most likely we will lose it.

What about time - it depends on what we do with our time; used wisely, time is one of life's greatest gifts.

How about energy - without it - life can become very dull...

Is one better than the other? Maybe...but why not create efficient and effective systems that work for a better use of your time, energy and money because Systems can help organize our lives!


Good order is the foundation of all good things

Burke



WHAT IF..?



WHAT IF Opportunities are NOT missed; but simply passed on to the next prepared person?

WHAT IF THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE TODAY ARE DISGUISED OPPORTUNITIES?



Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- The WHAT IF scenario has the potential to create conduits to endless possibilities…

As a housing specialist,

WHAT IF, Now really, WHAT IF

--the financial woes of the housing market creates more caring real estate professionals?

--the focus becomes one of empowering housing consumers through education?

--every real estate transaction produced a win scenario for everyone involved?

The WHAT IF consideration may not only keep us in the game, but can keep us at the top of our game now and in the future.

The "WHAT IF" is a rewarding exercise when used as a personal development strategy!



You Know These...

Rules Of The Game

Now, what I really like about "Rules Of The Game"; is that I've heard or read them all before in some form or fashion. I think it would be a safe bet that you've read them also.

The amazing thing about subjects that enlighten us is sometimes what we read will bring about a head nodding, oh, that’s right, I forgot about that moment.

But, do we really forget?

Or, is it that in our busy lives, we momentarily stop thinking about what already exist deep in our inner being? Then when we read an article like “Rules Of The Game” it reminds us of what we already know.

Savor these “Rules Of The Game” and remember this is just a refresher.


Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS --“RULES OF THE GAME”

Genuine wisdom is usually conspicuous through modesty and silence.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Faith is the element, the chemical which, when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with infinite intelligence.

Our lives can be an accident or an adventure. The choice is ours.

Desire, when harnessed, is power. Failure to follow desire, to do what you want to do most, paves the way to mediocrity.

The man who believes “I Can” or “I Can’t” is right!

Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.

Author Unknown



Consistent Purposeful Activity (CPA)

VERSUS Passive Intentions!

The CPA is a progressive system built by a series of questions; Questions? Questions are so powerful because they can cause us to take the time to think and to plan...two vital steps to success!

A 3-Step System for the
WHAT & WHY; WHERE & WHEN AND HOW & WHO
SITUATIONS OF OUR LIVES!

The Consistent Purposeful Activity System, like any system will work if you work it. The key is to first define your starting point in order to move forward.

WHAT are your expected results…?

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Define A to get to Z!

Oliver Wendell Holmes put it best “the greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving”.

Your WHY plays a huge role so take the time needed to thoroughly examine your WHY?

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Your WHY must be a strong enough motivator that will keep you moving forward when things get tough.

WHERE can factor in the location, place or time...

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- View your Where as a method to personalize your choices.

WHEN... Planning is critical by helping you with timelines of the steps needed for reaching goals...

Strategy with timelines for each step to help us monitor where we are and keep on track moving forward.

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- WHO is the partnering with professionals and working as a team. Understand the role of each team player; know what to expect from them.

Each stage, a separate unit, is now ready to implement. The HOW is the WORKING Stage that pulls activities together!

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- HOW takes careful observation and planning – the critical last stage brings everything together for reaching goals.



What's In It For Me?



We can all relate to the WIIFM station, why, because we all pay close attention to what’s in it for me?

For a business to grow, the What's In It For ME is a potential million dollar question worthy of serious consideration.

Remember that the answer today may not be the correct answer for tomorrow. Find out what your customers want. Learn the answer to this potential million dollar question by asking… WHAT'S IN IT FOR MY CUSTOMERS?

Develop a WIIFMC mentality for maintaining and growing your business. Implement a system to solicit feedback from your customers to get the answer to the million dollar question...

What’s In It For Me?

More Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS


Profits should never be above quality offerings…

Realize customers are people first, treat them special by finding creative ways to connect and provide lasting value…

What will make my business a more caring enterprise?

Allow this to start your WIIFM brainstorming session and continue to grow this list daily...

SIDEBAR… For this writing, the WIIFM sentiment is geared toward business owners; however, it is a great tool to evaluate ourselves in our personal environment.

What will our family, friends and partners learn from asking WIIFM by associating with us?

Think about it!


What’s In It For Me?

"The Million Dollar Question"



Women Practicing Extreme self-Care WPEC!

First, let's break this down - Women Practicing Extreme self-Care (WPEC) is an active commitment to self-care from self-exploration and self-development.

Remember, Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS-- Learning to take GOOD care of ourselves is a good thing because it keeps us in the center of our own lives.

WPEC - HOME & LIVING

Women are nurturers; our growth comes from connecting and building relationships.

WPEC - BUSINESS & CAREER

Viewing life experiences as portals to the business arena.

Is There A Place For Women's Intuition In Business?


Intuition is the ability to be aware of what's happening around you at the moment. It means listening for the tiniest nuances of a particular situation, knowing how to read body and mind signals, and your own signals, too.

Intuition is one of the most powerful tools women have in the marketplace. To use it, all you have to do is listen -- not just with your ears, but with your gut".

Play Like A Man Win Like A Woman

Gail Evans...



WOMEN'S INTUITION…

... a great subject found in our music, fragrances and even in the business arena. Check this article from Wikipedia that my instinct and sensitivity makes me feel everyone can learn from - based on my woman's intuition.


“TWO OF SWORDS”



A female figure sits blindfolded, as she calmly balances two swords across her shoulders. Behind her is a large body of water and above her is the moon.

The woman's seated position, in combination with the crescent moon, recalls the High Priestess card, and we find a link as well in this card's representation of the characteristic feminine strength of intuition.

The woman's blindfold and the sea show a necessity to rely not on immediate stimuli but on deeper thoughts and feelings, that part of the unconscious mind that we call our higher self.

Her seated position, when conceptually paired with the balanced swords and the blindfold, may also recall the Justice card. Yet here the concept of justice is not one of retribution, but of making decisions that are balanced, moral and that we trust to be harmonious within and without ourselves.

Unlike the "hoodwinked" woman held captive on the Eight of Swords, this card depicts a woman in control. The scene and the discipline of her pose do more to suggest that she has placed the blindfold on herself, as is done in many cultures, ritualistically, to encourage reliance on the other senses (for example the use of blindfolds in martial arts).

The woman is blind in her situation, but she is safe, not only unafraid, but centered. She wields powerful weapons, but they are not held in a position that is threatening to her or anyone else. The moon and the sea reinforce this sense of calm and equanimity.

This is a card of meditation, not of action. The crossed swords point to different possible directions, but for the moment the character is looking inward rather than outward and in the possession of an awesome power that protects her until she finds the direction to apply it.

From Wikipedia

Women Practicing Extreme self-Care
Always Developing As the Powerful & Empowering
Women we ARE!



Notes From "The Star Bucks Experience"

PRINCIPLES FOR BUILDING A STRONG PERSONAL & BUSINESS FOUNDATION...


Make It Your Own

Each of us are unique, therefore our business culture will have its own unique personality. We know that two executives with identical floor plans will enhance their office to reveal their individual style and manner of doing business.



Everything Matters

Now, because our customers may not be privy to our processes or methods are not valid reasons to skimp or skip steps.

No one else may know; but we know and that should matter most. Every piece of the puzzle is important to the quality of the finished product.



Surprise & Delight


There is a saying about under-promising so you can (seemingly) over-deliver; it won’t work, care for your customers by finding ways to make their experiences with you and your business not only worthwhile, but more then they expect.



Embrace Resistance


If it was easy, everyone would be doing it - and who wants easy anyway!

When we work hard to realize our dreams; we know we deserve and can appreciate the accolades we receive; especially our own pat on the back.



Leave Your Mark


The last one and a favorite, why, because not only do we want people to know we’ve been there; but that we left things better from being there.



These 5 solid principles are worthy of focused consideration as a way to position ourselves for personal and business growth!

We developed the body of these principles because they are in line with our business acumen as well as the philosophy of The Powertude™ Woman.

Now it's your turn.

Take these same thought provoking titles and make them your own.

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Create your own language based on who you are and what you are all about.

Get ready, because you will have an enlightening experience.



Life Is A Battlefield...

12 Rules For Being Human...

Life is a battlefield...

OK recruit, in case you were wondering if there are rules for being human...there are. There are twelve of them in fact.

This is your drill instructor speaking: You want to get out of the battlefield alive, recruit? Then - for your own safety - it is best not to leave home without them!

They will help you get through the jungle better known as your life here on Earth.

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE...


The truth is you have been drafted. So, recruits snap to attention and listen up. Because here they are: learn them, love them, and live them...if you want to survive! So pay attention, you lazy boneheads, because I will not be repeating them!

Here are the rules for spiritual beings having a human experience...

#1: YOU WILL RECEIVE A BODY

...Listen up, recruit: your body is your vehicle for exploring this Earth. You are only issued one for each lifetime. You may love your body or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire time you are here this time around. Your body is operated by your mind and they have their own set of rules.

#2: YOU WILL RECEIVE A MIND

...Listen up, recruit: your mind is your vehicle for understanding this Earth. You are only issued one for each lifetime. Your mind will try to be your master but it is supposed to be your servant.

So, recruit, master your mind by controlling your thoughts for it is these same thoughts that create your life obstacle course.

#3: YOU WILL LEARN LESSONS

...Congratulations, you have now entered the jungle called Earth. Your mission - whether you accept it or not - is to get through Basic Training and advance as far in the ranks as you can.

Each day you are in this boot camp, recruit, you will learn lessons. You may like the lesson or hate them. You may get along with the drill instructor or spend all your time on report. You may think the lessons are stupid, useless, pointless, trivial...but you signed on, So suck it up, recruit!

#4: SPIRIT WILL DRIVE YOU BY EMOTIONS AND ILLNESS

...That's right, recruit. There is no way that you can avoid the obstacle course. Your commanding officer, your Spirit, has laid booby traps hidden all along the obstacle course. You might know them better as "emotions" (energy in motion) and "illness" (body and mind diseases and disorders).

#5: THERE ARE NO MISTAKES: ONLY LESSONS & EXPERIENCE

...You will screw up your training, recruit. Nobody gets it right the first time, or the second time, or the third. Just keep at it.

You will learn as much from your "snafus" as from your successes. And all obstacles will eventually be overcome.

#6: A LESSON FAILED IS REPEATED UNTIL LEARNED

...Our drill instructors here on Earth will show you no mercy. You will repeat your lessons again and again in various forms until you have learned them.

Our drill instructors are tough but they are fair (and they love giving out push ups).

#7: LEARNING NEVER ENDS NO MATTER WHAT YOU LEARN

...Face it, recruit. You will move onto tougher and tougher lessons and instructors. Those are the "rules of engagement".

And this is not a drill!

#8: YOU ARE PERFECT: "THERE" IS NO BETTER THAN "HERE"

...Our drill instructors have been through the program too. They have heard every excuse, know every dodge, and have memorized every trick in the book.

Right now, they have put you where you need to be: even if it is cleaning latrines!

#9: OTHERS ARE MERELY MIRRORS OF YOURSELF

...What you love or hate about your officers, drill instructors, and fellow recruits is really what you love or hate about yourself.

Here's a tip, recruit: try loving yourself more and you will avoid lots of booby traps!

#10: WHAT YOU MAKE OF YOUR LIFE IS TOTALLY UP TO YOU

...We have issued you all the gear you will need for this boot camp. Everyone gets the same gear, so no grousing. What you do with it is totally up to you.

#11: ALL YOUR ANSWERS LIE WITHIN YOU

...Your officers and drill instructors are here to help you (really!). They may be from the government but they are here to help you. No "trivial" requests please.

#12: YOU AGREED BEFORE YOU CAME TO FORGET ALL THIS

...Well recruit, you signed the paperwork before you came. No use complaining now - you agreed to everything. So suck it up, really hard!


Credits: Adapted from "Rules for Being Human" by Anonymous and Channeled Information



Our Strength...

Comes From Within...

Self-leadership - follow one day, lead the next, and set the pace that is right for you; realize it's your call.

Self-motivation - Realize that external forces are short-term because no one can really motivate us but ourselves. Our own inner determination and will-power is long-term.

Self-vision starts with a written goal; then steps to know which direction you're headed at all times.

Self-discipline is focusing on the task at hand.

Self-talk or pep-talk is being kind and gentle to self.

Self-observation is the ability to SEE and understand for ourselves.

Self-reinforcement - you have value, recognize and appreciate YOU.

Self-fulfillment - we all like reinforcements; but more importantly we need to know we are really OK, just for ourselves.

Self-worth embodies all of the above because our strength comes from within...

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Now, is it better to say “our strength comes from within” or “our strength resides within”?

How about this?

Belief in our own strength (power) is not a luxury; but with today’s drama, it is an absolute necessity!



ABCS OF SELF-ESTEEM...

Accept yourself. -- Believe in your potential.

Commit yourself to excellence. -- Dare to dream big dreams.

Engage in daily study. -- Find needs and fill them.

Give your service to others. -- Help the less fortunate.

Involve mind, body, and soul. -- Join a team of positive thinkers.

Keep records of your success stories. -- Love all people.

Make plans and implement them. -- Network for success.

Obey good health rules. -- Put enthusiasm into your work.

Quit criticizing, condemning, and complaining. -- Respond to opportunities with zest.

Seek goals to elevate your self-esteem. -- Take time to think.

Understand self and improve. -- Visualize success.

Work on prioritizing activities. -- X-ray yourself to accentuate positive actions.

Yearn for contentment and make it happen. -

- Zap all obstacles and make them opportunities.

The "ABCS OF SELF-ESTEEM"
from Self-Esteem Enhancers
by Virgie M. Binford and Dorothy Cowling




Growing List of TIPS...

Ideas and Things Of Interest...

If you have faith in your future – you have power!

Claim 2010 Your Year for gaining MORE…

HOPE and WISHING- never good strategies…

Determine what business you are in...

Adopt an "I'm building relationships" attitude; not just a one-time deal...

Make your business one of partnering – not selling…

Start With Quality – Build on That -- Better Your Best & Thrive!

Understand that Your business is a reflection of you…

Prepare for the Best and plan for the WORST…

Recognize your own personal measure of success; “I know I’m successful when___.


“When you hear something, you forget it. When you see something, you remember it. But not until you actually do something will you understand it.”

Chinese Proverb


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The more seeds planted in fertile soil, the greater the harvest… Creative businesses are contagious…

What are you REALLY selling? Remember; sell the SIZZLE, not the steak…

Be able to explain why do business with me to others in ten words or less…

Collaborate – join forces, communicate and be accountable by creating tremendous value…

Develop and maintain relationships that make a positive impact in people lives…

Value people and your community by striving to be a good neighbor…

Strive to build quality products, services and solutions in all you do; Recognize that your company; like people, will have its own unique personality…

Embrace teamwork for the energizing power it brings…

Create and maintain a climate of openness, trust and cooperation. Ensure that goals and values are shared by implementing a unity of purpose…

Decide to view your challenges as opportunities for growth…

Become a consumer-driven company and recognize that an educated consumer is your best customer…

Create a company mission that is uniquely transparent with no hidden agenda…

Help connect people to what is important in their lives…

Try to always provide distinctive, high value, products, services and solutions…

Embrace the fact that your customers are paramount to you and your business and never allow them to forget the value they bring…

It is important to share; become an avid sharer of information and resources…

Believe that learning leads to change and change leads to growth because life's makeup consist of challenges, choices and change…

Employ risk management devices to help protect your business as well as your customers...

Resources for the present will help build the future - because the future is purchased today!

Recognize that business partners and teamwork produce greater results…

Your core values are fundamental to your success…

Develop an attitude of service…

Work hard to earn trust; one mistake and the trust factor is compromised…

Work continuously on developing your inner spirit…

Make your business a great place for visiting often…

Develop systems that will provide great learning experiences…

Cultivate the mindset to help others succeed…

Embrace the importance of shared values between a business and its customers…

People build great businesses, so take care of your greatest assets; your people!

Look for ways to expand personal and professional networks…

Your energy, time, imagination and knowledge are tools needed to grow and sustain a thriving business…

Find ways to protect people you care about…

Anticipate contingencies and recognize they are pathways to growth…

Know it to grow it! Learn what you need to know in order to get what you need to grow…

No matter what – keep moving forward…

Realize it’s MANDATORY to take care of self…

We stumble and fall; we brush ourselves off and keep on aiming for the stars…

Lift your spirits because you are blessed…

Stand ready for “the fight” because nothing in life is “a given”…

As we live our lives, Things Of Interest personally, thus
professionally continues…



Meet GOR'F

Gor’f is awesome as our motivational trigger reminding us that we must keep learning in order to grow!



Gor'f was engineered from bad deals, defeats and unhappy endings due to a lack of knowledge, preparedness or the motivation needed to move forward...

Gor’f first served as a home consumer guide for Barton Heights Realty & Development, LLC from 1993 to 2003. Gor’f is back doing double duty at www.home-tips-for-consumers.com; as a co-pilot for learning and an action acronym motivating us to Go Out and Reach For It.

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS -- Gor'f reminds us to handle our fears through education and preparation; which may not eliminate the fear factor; but will keep us from standing still by giving us more control toGo Out and Reach For It.

Thoughts Influence Power...TIPS

"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."

-- Ralph Vaull Starr

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WORD POWER

Did is a word of achievement

Won’t is a word of retreat

Might is a word of bereavement

Can’t is a word of defeat

Ought is a word of duty

Try is a word each hour

Will is a word of beauty

Can is a word of Power!

OUR Thoughts Influence OUR Power...TIPS

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