7 Success Lessons

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http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/7-success-lessons-its-never-too-late-to-learn.html?cid=sf01002

Good advise

I fail at #5, as most innkeepers do.  We always suck it back into the business.

And then there is # 7 !

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Re #5 - it is only because our materialistic needs are so low that we were and are able to keep going. (Thankfully DH got his MOST expensive hobbies out of his system while I was still making money on a paying job. Now it is meds and doctors that is his hobby - "Staying alive, Staying alive....")

I am way old enough to have been surprised a while back by who I have collected along the way. Even in my past life, the people who had started as the dept. dweeb had risen to be come the dept honcho and they remembered I had treated them like honchos when they were dweebs - I could get answers no one else could because I was trusted to not give the source and that if I asked, I needed to know.

All of these are really the way one should live. The sad thing is so many have no clue.

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Excellent article, thanks for sharing.

A couple hit home for me.

#3. ...Only when heeding a good friend's advice to simply "Decide to be confident" did the path to success become less fettered and distracted. Today I only seek my own approval and attract people who appreciate what I have to offer. The rest are welcome to look for guidance elsewhere.

(I think we can use this for our b&bs also...be confident in what you've created and try to attract others that appreciate what you've created)

 

#5 I actually do ok with. I just can't work this hard without reaping some benefit from it.

 

#6 has been tough for me, but I'm on the path.

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I have a tough time with 1. I don't make friends easily but I am willing to help anyone who crosses my path.

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Breakfast Divo wrote:

#3. ...Only when heeding a good friend's advice to simply "Decide to be confident" did the path to success become less fettered and distracted. Today I only seek my own approval and attract people who appreciate what I have to offer. The rest are welcome to look for guidance elsewhere.

Becoming Odessa. A book I highly recommend.

A young lady who decided to hike the entire Appalachian Trail on her own (2175 MILES of footpath). A GREAT BOOK. One of the things, i think I shared before here was how she realized she was holding the good stuff for other people. She reserved her laughter for other people. While on the trail if she relaxed a bit and saw something funny while hiking she could laugh out loud, even alone.

This spoke volumes to me. It actually made me mad. Thinking about how we reserve the best for others, when we should offer it it ourselves first. Then everyone reaps the benefit!

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I like #6. You don't have to fight every battle. You can let some things go without being a doormat.

6.  Civility Is Strength

As a New Yorker, I know what it means to live around rudeness. And while I thrive on the directness of my fellow city dwellers, there is a time to sit back and let things pass. Being polite and cordial or even passive doesn't automatically make you a doormat. You don't have to be rude or pushy to get what you want or to appear strong. And you certainly don't have to fight every battle. Today, I find that I accomplish more by allowing others to panic and get excited. Then I weigh in with careful thought and consideration. Before you get anxious and jump into the fray, ask yourself: Is this the highest and best use of my time and energy?

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