Accelerating Business Growth

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Successful or NOT!?

How has 2006 been for you? Have you achieved all the goals you wanted to achieve?

Are you happy with both your personal and businesses progress?

If so, then fantastic, give yourself a big pat on the back and keep up the great work!

If not, then why not? What has limited your progress in 2006? If you are anything like the majority of the population it is due to a lack of planning and due to a lack of action?!

Now this might seem a little harsh, but it is often the hard facts. So what I would encourage you to do is to take some time out over the festive break to ask yourself what you really want to achieve in 2007 and to start planning what you are going to do in order to achieve this.

Here are some questions you might like to ask yourself:

What do you want to achieve in 2007 - both personally and business wise?What increase in sales do you want to achieve?

What income do you want to achieve?

How much do you want your business to be worth by December 2007?

What do you want your colleagues / friends / family to be saying about you in 2007?

What net worth do you want to have by December 2007?

What actions do you know you need to do in order to achieve the success you and your business deserve?

What are you going to do each day, week and month to move yourself towards your goals for 2007?

These are just some of the questions you might like to ask yourself, but they are a great start. I can't encourage you enough to take some time out to plan, as every minute spent planning will pay dividends in 2007 in terms of results. The key is to take action!

Have a great Christmas and New Year and I look forward to working with your again in 2007.

All the best

Graham Nicoll

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"Why Your ATTITUDE Will Always Determine Your ALTITUDE In Life!"

On this weeks ezine I want to share with you one of my favourite poems regarding the importance of Attitude – it’s by Charles Swindon.

I carry this around with me in a plastic wallet in the back of my daytimer. Every time I feel I need a gentle nudge (or perhaps a thump with a sledge hammer) regarding my Attitude I take 20 seconds to re focus using this poem.

I hope you enjoy it too!


“The longer I live, the more I realise the impact of Attitude on life.

Attitude to me, is more important than education, than money,

than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than appearances,

giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, church or home.

The remarkable thing is that we have a choice everyday regarding the

Attitude we will embrace for that day. We can not change our past.

We can not change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We

can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the

one string we have, and that is our Attitude. I am convinced that life

is 10% of what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is

with you. We are in charge of our Attitudes”

How does it make you feel when you meet someone with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude? Energised? Positive? Enthused?

You know the type of individuals I mean - their glass is always half full…not half empty.

They’re always looking for the “opportunity in the difficulty” instead of the "difficulty in the opportunity".

Their Attitude is infectious!

Your ATTITUDE will always determine your ALTITUDE in life - so make sure you catch yourself with the right attitude on a consistent basis and make sure you surround yourself with fellow like minded positive ‘can-do’ individuals.

Who else do you know who could also benefit from reading this? Perhaps you could forward it on to them?

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