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Andrew Carnegie...and the 43 Millionaires He Created

August 22, 2013…

A reporter once asked Andrew Carnegie how forty-three of the people that worked for him became millionaires. Carnegie responded to the question, “You develop people the same way you mine gold. When you mine gold, you have to move tons of dirt to find one ounce of gold. But you don’t go in there looking for the dirt. You go in there looking for the gold.”

"That is the biggest fool thing we have ever done..."

August 21, 2013…

With an agitated tone, the man wearing an impressively decorated military uniform, Admiral William Leahy of the U.S. Navy boldly told President Harry S. Truman: “That is the biggest fool thing we have ever done…the bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives.”

Having a Bad Day?

August 20, 2013…

"If you're having a bad 'motivation' day, don't beat yourself up about it. They happen, and it's okay to hang a "Gone' Fishin'" sign on your door for the day. My theory? Rejuvenate today...and create an inspiring plan that turns your momentum around tomorrow." - Shawn Anderson, Founder, Extra Mile America

"I WANT..."

August 19, 2013…

"I wanting" without planning...and taking action on the plan...is kinda' useless in my book."  - Shawn Anderson, Founder, Extra Mile America

Are Any of These Your Goals?

August 18, 2013…

"I want to write a book."
"I want to start a business."
"I want to find a new job."
"I want to lose weight."
"I want to start exercising."
"I want to find a relationship."

How to get from A-Z in Reaching Your Goal

August 17, 2013…

A Lesson From "Alice in Wonderland"

August 16, 2013..

"There is no use in trying," said Alice, "one can't believe impossible things."

"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

Don't Let Fear Be a STOP sign

August 15, 2013…

"Why would you ever want to live your life sitting at a STOP sign? Don't let fear stop you from doing what you want to do." - Shawn Anderson, Founder, Extra Mile America

What's My #1 Secret to Success?

August 14, 2013…

What's the #1 overnight shortcut to success? I don't believe there is one. Achieving something great has never happened for me overnight. It has happened, though, by working a laser-focused plan consistently and passionately. Don't be afraid of putting in the work. If you are unwilling to put in the work, find a new goal. - Shawn Anderson, Founder, Extra Mile America

"Success Lightening" Could Strike, but...

August 13, 2013…

Stories of overnight miracles are out there, but I'm not betting my future on buying a lottery ticket...or having a chance encounter with Oprah. If your plan is to throw your goal out into the Universe and hope the boomerang of intent comes back and graciously lands in your hand...well to me...that's just wishing. Sure, 1 in a 1,000,000 "success lightening" could strike, but it is not a real plan on which to count.

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