Thursday, February 10, 2010 — — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — — Winter Edition #155

Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Life Coach

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Today, the article is on Delay - Wait - Hesitate.

The article is timely for those who have not written their goals, as well as those that have not started them. Then we have those who started, stopped, and have yet to start again.

Now is the time to start. If, after starting, you stop, for whatever reason, start again. The only time you fail is when you don't try, when you don't make another start. How many times did Thomas Edison fail? More than you and I added together!

More than 1/10 of the year is already passed us by. Time flies and, to me, seems to be going faster and faster. It's also exciting and empowering. It's time to start. If you started and stopped, it's time to start again. Each day is new, each day is a clean slate, each day is a new beginning. We can't change yesterday. Today is what we can address.

Last week I mentioned the opportunity to attend Men's Health Night hosted by South County Hospital. If you missed it, you missed a good time, and an informative time. The PR department of SC Hospital did an outstanding job! Welcome to the new subscribers who were in attendance, listened to the overview of Live the Life You Desire, and decided to sign up for the newsletter. Welcome, and congratulations on a good decision.

Last week's article was on the Bucket List. Did you do it? If not, how about just one or two items you will do this year? What is going to make 2011 an exciting adventure for you? What will make it memorable? Hit rely and tell me! Or, tell Cameron.

This is the LAST CHANCE to apply for Master Mind Program!. If you live in the RI area, Katharine White of Lighthouse Performance Strategies and I are offering a joint Master Mind Program to add value to your business. We all need this. Try it, you'll be surprised, and pleased. You can download the flier and contact information by clicking here . This is your last chance to apply!


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"Life is too short to be little."

Benjamin Disraeli

"So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin."

W. Clement Stone

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

Earl Nightingale

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom."

Greek Proverb

Now Pop
wants to get me back on track!

I never told him I was off track, nor did I tell him I was delaying, waiting or hesitating. What's he thinking?

We all know when we are delaying, waiting, or hesitating. Pop doesn't need to tell me or you. Sure, we need to ask ourselves 'why' but we already know that. If I know it. I am sure you do also. Don't you?

Pop says a lot of you new subscribers this week are from his talk last Thursday.
Well, always stop in my corner first. I tell you what Pop is really doing, not just what he is saying.
The straight scoop is here IN my corner. Plus, you can write to me.


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Why are you hesitating? Why are you delaying? Why don’t you start?

Life is passing us by as we delay, wait, and hesitate. Why do we do it?

Fear is the answer. Fear of knowing exactly what to do, fear of rejection, and fear of failure. Fear holds us back and stops us. Fear has us in its grips.

One step leads to another. One action sets up the next. Often, the next step does not appear clearly until we have finished the current one. We know what we want to do or accomplish, but the process is not always clear until we are in the process of doing it. Isn’t it strange that what we need usually appears when we need it? That’s life.

Fear of failure and rejection stops us. Salesmen often hate to call on their biggest prospect. Once they call, they might fail, they might not get the order, and then they don’t know what they will do. Often, salespeople avoid calling on the big prospect because a rejection might mean they won’t reach their goals. There is no sale until they call.

Action is the answer. Action is what brings the success. Face the fear and the death of the fear is certain. Do you know what fear is? It's False Evidence Appearing Real.

Today, right now, is the best time to start or to make the call. Once done, the next step needed will become apparent. Even with being told no, you will realize the success in that you took action, you started, and you now have a better idea of what comes next.

A farmer plants seeds and then waits for the harvest season. You have to plant when it’s time to plant. You can’t delay. Everything in its own season. Don’t rush, but do when it is time. Then, you allow, in this case nature, to take its course. You plant the seed, literally or figuratively, and then when the season (time) is right, you take the next step.

Often we spend far more time worrying about the need to do something than the time it takes to do it. If we are going to get rejected, isn’t it better to know it now than wait? Won’t knowing it allow us to plan what we need to do next?

In sales there is an old saying that says, ‘the sale starts when the prospect says NO’. It’s true, being told NO is a message and we need to accept that message, learn from it and move on. In sales NO may mean tell me more. Tell me why. Show we why. NO means I don’t see the value to me for the money spent. It’s that simple. NO means I either have not done a good job in explaining or I am talking to someone who is not a qualified prospect. Either way, it sure is good to know.

The time will never be perfect. Except, right now is the best time. It’s the best time to start or put it into your schedule.

The first step is the hardest. The rest comes easier and easier. A journey of a thousand miles still starts with the first step.

Don’t delay, don’t wait, and don’t hesitate. You’ll be amazed at what you will accomplish.

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