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November 14, 2017

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Editor’s Notes from Helene
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Daily Self Reflection

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Inspiring Power Quotes For This Week:

"Private victories precede public victories."
- Stephen R. Covey

"Great minds have purpose, others have wishes."
- Washington Irving

"The common denominator of success is in forming the habit of doing the things that failures don't like to do."
- Albert Gray

"Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim."
- John D. Rockefeller

"I will say this about being an optimist: even when things don't turn out well, you are certain they will get better."
- Frank Hughes

"Some men see things as they are, and say, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were, and say, 'Why not?'"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Perseverance is a great element of success."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What's New?

We've all been there. At some point in life and in our careers we will have had a moment of horror, when everything turned pear shaped and we just wanted to disappear into thin air.

But you know what? Not only is it an obvious lesson to learn from, but it can also be the very thing that creates rapport with others, rather than the humiliation you are so afraid of

In the self help report this week, we'll look at some of the steps you can take to make lemonade out of lemons... so don't fret and cringe when you see a potential disaster looming... remember these tips instead

O.K. Lets begin with this weeks Power Tips report for you... ENJOY!

"Turning the Worst-Case Scenario into a Place of Leverage"

Many people deal with stress by living out probable scenes in their heads. This playing of the “what if” game happens because of our natural tendency to fear the worst is going to happen to us.

We think about the bad and picture it as if it were really going to occur. You don’t want to get mired down in this practice because it can impact your success unless you know how to turn it into an asset.

Predicting Failure Can Slow Your Drive

When you predict failing at something, that mental imagery can actually cause you to become overly cautious. It can make your drive or your forward momentum slow down.

This happens because you’re unknowingly bracing yourself for the “what if” to become a reality. Thinking about what could happen is okay every now and then because it can help keep you sharp.

But don’t constantly entertain what could happen to the point that you’re afraid to take a step. You don’t want to let yourself dwell on the “what ifs” because they might not even happen.

And if they do happen, you just have to roll with it. The “what if” scenarios that you create in your head are imaginations brought to visualization by fear. It might be fear of failure or fear of success.

But you don’t want to avoid the possibility that you might end up encountering a setback or even multiple setbacks – because then your progress can become stagnant.

You want to embrace the possibility of learning curves. Embracing the worst of what could happen actually helps you grow and learn how you can overcome setbacks when they do occur.

And they will happen because setbacks happen to everyone at some point in life. Trial and error is a great teacher.

When you experience a setback, it shows you what didn’t work as well as gives you a lesson in how to change it so that it doesn’t happen again in the future.

You’ll be able to see what you’re truly up against when you think about the possibility of a certain obstacle. Thinking about the possibility of an obstruction can give you an edge.

You’ll look at whatever it is that you want to do from all the angles, from all the ways that something can go wrong. This causes you to work harder and become more proficient at whatever it is you want to do.

The key thing about embracing the possibility of setbacks is that they can open doors to new possibilities that may not have existed before.

You don’t want to dwell on or predict failure because that can make your fear of taking an action step a struggle to overcome.

Instead of letting “what if” become the thing that hinders you, teach yourself how to use these scenarios for your own good.

You can learn how to create a plan B or C when you imagine what could happen if your plan A doesn’t succeed. So embracing possible setbacks can act as a tool for preparation.

How Vulnerability Positions You for Greatness

When you’re struggling to achieve something that you really want in life, looking at the competition can be a real downer. It’s not fun if you’re doing something like starting a business and you’re fighting just to gain your first ten clients, while the competition seems to have clients multiplying every few seconds.

Plus, looking at the competition can give you a skewed sense of reality. You’re not seeing the competition at their starting point. You’re seeing them when they’re already halfway through their journey (or more).

Or maybe their startup took off while yours is still struggling. Don’t worry about who’s doing what. There’s still enough room in life for your goals to be reached, too.

Maybe you’re getting a little discouraged because you feel like you just keep screwing up. Every time you turn around, you mess something up. At this point, it can be easy to think that your audience thinks you’re a huge loser.

The truth is actually that an audience often can’t stand people who don’t have flaws. The ones who seem to lay golden eggs and never struggle with a single thing they set out to do don’t have the ability to connect with an audience the way those who experience setbacks publicly do.

Your audience is made up of imperfect people. They don’t want to see someone who’s seemingly perfect.

They don’t feel like they have anything in common with the person who doesn’t have (or at least acts like he doesn’t have) any obstacles standing in the way of his goals.

Instead, they love to look at the underdog - the person who’s struggling to overcome setbacks - the one who keeps on trying to find a way around the obstacles and eventually, succeeds.

The reason an audience enjoys seeing flawed people trying, falling and getting back up to try again is because they can relate. They think you’re no different from them.

You’re doing the best you can to succeed and if you can, then maybe they can, too. They’ll think that maybe their setbacks won’t hold them down, either. Letting your flaws be out in the open makes you more human.

The audience is more likely to pay attention to you over the person who doesn’t show any struggle at all. Your audience wants to be a witness to your failures because it allows them to watch as you figure out how to overcome the issues that arise.

They can see where you once were and now they see you’re making progress. Your audience will root for you. They’ll reach out to you and you’ll be able to build a community much faster (and a more loyal one) over the guy who presents the polished no struggle path to success.

Expect and Prepare for Embarrassment

You might not realize it in the moment, but embarrassment won’t kill you. It just feels that way. Embarrassment is something that’s actually rooted in perfectionism.

You fell short of what it was you hoped to say or do, so your cheeks flush and all sorts of self defeating thoughts run through your mind. People who are trying to do something in life - like take action steps toward a goal - feel embarrassment when something happens because they fear others will think they’re incapable.

They worry that others’ opinions of them won’t be as good as they once were. The truth is, other people don’t think about you as often as you might believe they do.

Others don’t focus on something embarrassing happening to you with the same tenacity and the cringing review of the scene like you do. You have to expect that at some point, you’re going to be embarrassed.

It’s not a matter of if, but of when. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be prepared for something embarrassing happening and make it work to your advantage.

If you’re someone who’s giving a speech about a product that you created, but all of a sudden your mind blanks - or you forget what you needed to say and can’t recover - you can laugh at yourself.

Joke that you can hide your own Easter eggs and still be surprised when you find them. Most people love humor - and if you’re able to laugh, they’ll laugh with you.

Or you can redirect the focus from the embarrassment with a simple human connection like you’re tired so your brain isn’t firing on all cylinders.

This will help your audience connect with you because everyone understands being tired. If you’re about to give a speech and discover that you’ve left your notes behind or lost them, you can open with something funny like, “Well, my prepared speech was probably boring anyway, so here it is - off the cuff.”

Or turn it into an opportunity where you engage in a direct Q&A with your audience instead of talk “at” them during a speech. You can relax yourself and others by not being afraid to show your human side.

More than one person knows the embarrassment of trailing tissue paper from the bathroom that’s stuck to a shoe out in front of a group of other people.

Many people understand forgetting what you were going to say or having a product flop that was supposed to work.

If you’re someone who wants to start a business, you might have a day where something you wanted to showcase flops - and flops in a big way.

By expecting embarrassment, you can create alternate endings to what you’re going to do when the embarrassment does happen.

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"Turning the Worst-Case Scenario into a Place of Leverage" Report continued...

Pivoting on Humiliation to Help Your Audience

Humiliation happens and people cringe. They want to leave to get away from the situation or their cheeks flame every time they think about what they said or did. Keep in mind that you are not an island.

Humiliation is a bond that links many people. When something humiliating happens, one of the best things that you can do is to turn it into a discussion. For example, you’re at a huge meeting and you’re supposed to introduce a well known speaker.

You can’t for the life of you remember his name. That can be humiliating for you and the other person. You can quickly apologize and be honest. Say your mind blanked or use humor.

One of the key things to prevent humiliation from happening is to be prepared. There are many times where you can’t just wing it and preparation is needed. However, if your original preparation failed, then you’ll need to call on your backup plan.

You should always plan for what you’re going to default to if there’s a problem. Having a backup plan can help prevent humiliation in some cases. In others, it can help minimize the embarrassment.

If you’re at an event or in the middle of a video presentation or webinar, and you’re in the middle of speaking but you forget what you were going to say, you can pause and look at your notecard.

Having a word or two that jogs your memory can often get you back on the right track. Most people know the stories about announcers who read the wrong words from a teleprompter - or announced the wrong winner of a huge beauty contest or Oscar nomination.

If something similar happens to you, even on a smaller scale, then you want to get in front of that humiliation by immediately correcting the mistake and then moving on from there.

You may make a mistake in front of a live audience. You’ll want to know ahead of time how to react because your audience will become uncomfortable. They’ll feel bad for you and you want to put them at ease.

If that happens, just explain what’s going on. Don’t be afraid to show your human side. You can quickly turn humiliation into something advantageous by being open about it.

You may make a mistake online that humiliates you such as mentioning the wrong thing about your business on social media. Just jump in, apologize, correct the snafu and move on.

Tell your audience what you did that brought on the humiliation and then turn that situation or that discussion into something that benefits them. The more you dwell on it and shine a light on it, the more awkward it becomes, so address it and go forward.

Embracing and Leveraging Disaster for Your Benefit

Embarrassment or being humiliated is something that happens to almost everyone. It’s pretty universal. But what’s not universal is how people respond to it.

Some get angry and lash out. Others want to hide away and not face those who witnessed the humiliation. Others decide to fully embrace the situation - and that’s the group that you want to belong to.

But you want to take it a step beyond just embracing the disaster. What you want to do is to leverage the disaster for your benefit. This is known as turning lemons into lemonade.

Find the good in the bad - because every experience in life can be used as a stepping stone if you allow it to be. Take all your worst-case scenario moments and create something that’s going to help your audience.

Use the thing that brought you down to help build you right back up. You can bet that if you went through it, others have (or will), too. Turn the mistakes, the embarrassments, and the little and big flops that you make into products.

You can create tangible or digital products. You can offer these as aids to others who need to learn from your experience. You can make tutorials or create a webinar.

The list of what you can create is almost endless. You can do all this with the mindset that what you went through caused you humiliation - so you want to make sure others don’t have to experience that as well.

Share that fact. Talk about what you went through. When your audience looks at what you have to offer and they know why you’re offering it, they’ll want to buy it because they’ll be able to relate to you showing your human side.

Anything that you’ve been through can be turned into leverage for your benefit. If you were giving a huge speech and you forgot your lines, then you can create a product that teaches people how to avoid that.

It might be something like an eBook teaching people how they can memorize their speech - or one that teaches them what to do if they do forget their speech.

If you’re someone who hit rock bottom financially, you can create products talking about that and how you rebuilt your life.

You can do the same thing if you hit rock bottom in a relationship or if you’re someone who was fired or made a huge, public mistake. Anything can be used as material to help you help others.

If you still carry the false belief that your worst case scenario will be the downfall of your success, then consider how many famous entrepreneurs succeeded when they experienced their rock bottom moment.

Sometimes, it’s just the spark you need to fire up all cylinders and make great strides toward an unbelievable future filled with nothing but positive outcomes and increased personal satisfaction.


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"First Steps to Developing a Success Mindset"

Is it really possible to develop a success mindset? Many people don't believe so, but those are usually the ones who care nothing about it. You can actually change your mindset. The trick is to never give up.

You see, working on your mindset, whether it's for success or to be a more positive person, requires time and effort.

It's generally a life-long endeavor. Even personal development greats like Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy, continue to work on their mindset.

It's not something they did once and it stayed with them forever. No, they continue to read books and absorb positive information from a number of resources.

The first step to developing a success mindset is to simply decide you want one, that you want to change your old ways of thinking. To do this, you need to read everything you can about having a positive attitude or a success attitude.

There are tons of books on the market about the subject. You can also get audios in the form of audio books or podcasts that you can listen to online or put on an mp3 player.

To change your mindset and keep it up, you have to continually feed your mind positive and uplifting content. Otherwise you'll just revert back into some of your old habits and old ways of thinking.

The second step is to know what you want. What does success look like to you? What's in your vision of success? Is it having a nicer home, a fancy car, more money, or being able to travel when you want?

If you don't know what success looks like to you, you won't have anything to work towards and you'll never get there. In fact, without a clear picture of what you do want, you'll end up staying exactly where you're at.

As you're reading books be sure to start thinking about what success looks like to you. You can create vision boards if that helps you focus. Simply get some poster board and start cutting out pictures from your favorite magazines.

Home and Garden type magazines are excellent for picking out types of homes you'd like, what kind of furnishings you'd enjoy inside the home. These should be fun to do and should not stress you out because you don't have them yet.

Work for what you want. Movies like The Secret lead you to believe that you can do some wishful thinking and get practically anything you want.

While it is true that you will start attracting things into your life by changing your mindset, the real truth is it will take some work on your part.

What are you willing to do to raise your income for the lifestyle you want? What can you offer that will cause people to exchange their money for what you have? Can you offer a service, write a book, run a website, etc.?

If you can do any of those things, it will help you increase your income. You can't have the life you want without the income to supply it. Building your income will require work, even if you write books it will take time and energy.

Stay positive and don't expect an overnight miracle. Sometimes it takes people years to reach the level of success they want. Don't give up. Keep working at it each day. Keep putting in the time it will take to grow your income so you can have the things you want.

Creating success and developing a positive, successful mindset may not be the fastest thing to do, but it can definitely be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever embark upon.

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Editor’s Note by Helene Malmsio

It is well into November, and this is the time we should be reviewing the year that has passed, what did we do well, what did we not do well, what would we do differently...

I enjoy celebrating the big and small successes of the year, and also building anticipation for the plans for the year ahead. You reap what you sow.

Speaking of which, I watered my tomato bushes this week to see all my big fruit gone from the plants!!! No idea what happened, not a trace of fruit left on the vines, suspect Possum or Rats. Very annoyed.

Will now move tomatoes into pots inside the catrun. Anything that wants to take on my two Hooligan Cats are welcome to try!! Creative problem solving in action.

Get planning now, if you want a better year in 2018.

I'll be talking some goalsetting over the next few weeks, as the hard fact is, if you fail to plan, you do actually plan to fail. I can't stress this enough!

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