Posts Tagged ‘Motivation’

What Could You Do?

Posted in SUCCESS on May 14th, 2013 by Darren Hardy –
SUCCESS Magazine June 2013

June issue of SUCCESS
on newsstands now!

What could you do if you put your full head, heart and soul into doing great work?

The June issue of SUCCESS features the young maverick entrepreneurs who are influencing our world today and will shape our future.

This isn’t a new phenomenon.

Long before they were born, a 17-year-old started a company from his family’s farm in a little-known place. It is likely you own one of his products—maybe even a houseful.

This is his story, full of entrepreneurial lessons…

Ingvar Kamprad was born in Sweden in 1926. As a young boy, he bought matches in bulk from Stockholm and resold them, still at a fair price, but also for a profit. He then reinvested his profits to expand into fish, seeds, Christmas tree decorations, pens and pencils.

Lesson: Reinvest your profits into the expansion of your enterprise.

At age 17, while still living on his family’s farm, Ingvar founded IKEA. The name was formed from Kamprad’s initials (I.K.) plus the first letters of Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd, the farm and village where he grew up. He kept adding variety to his merchandise, including wallets, watches, jewelry and stockings.

In 1947, Kamprad introduced low-cost furniture made by local manufacturers. The furniture was such a hit that, in 1951, Kamprad decided to discontinue other product lines.

Lesson: Focus on the winners.

In 1953, IKEA was in a price war with its main rival, another catalog retailer. In response, read more »

How Goal Achieving REALLY Works

Posted in Living Best Year Ever Series on December 21st, 2010 by Darren Hardy –

I promised you in the last video I would explain the process of how goal setting, and far more important, goal ACHIEVING actually works. This is the mystery of the ‘secret’ REVEALED.

This is how the Law of Attraction really works. It is not some mysterious, esoteric voodoo, as it sometimes sounds like, as it is being described. It’s far simpler and more practical than that.

By the end you will say… “Ah, I get it.” And, “Now… I know how to make it work.”

More good stuff to discover in this video:

  • What 3 boys out hiking can teach you about kicking butt in a competition.
  • 5 BIG reasons why most goal setting attempts fail, miserably. Don't make these mistakes. Ouch! And costly.
  • Oh, and what Reggie Hammond (as played by Eddie Murphy) can teach you about proclaiming your goals.

In the next (and final… don't be sad) video I will show you how to I can help navigate you through all the potential pitfalls to insure you have the precise formula for achieving the boldest goals and wildest ambitions you can dream up.

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Inspire us! Tell us your goal setting and goal achieving testimonial. When did you achieve something you never before thought was possible until you set a proper goal and plan to achieve it?


Pick a Fight

Posted in SUCCESS on July 27th, 2009 by Darren Hardy –

The phrase “life balance” is malarkey. Here is another one: “LOVE is all there is.” Ah, no, there is HATE too.

Everyone needs an enemy.

  • Luke had Darth Vader.
  • Batman had the Joker.
  • David had Goliath.
  • Twenty-somethings rage against “The Man.”
  • Rush Limbaugh has the liberals.
  • Lance Armstrong has cancer.
  • Apple has Microsoft.
  • Rocky had Apollo Creed, then Mr. T, then the Russian, then…(ad nausea)
  • America used to have the Russians; now, it’s Osama bin Laden and Kim Jong Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and…
  • Even God has Satan.

An enemy gives you a reason to fight. Having to fight challenges your skills, character and resolve. It forces you to assess and exercise your talents and abilities.

Without a fight, we all become fat, lazy and sedentary; we lose purpose, passion and vigor.

Want to rally your troops, mobilize your community and get everyone fired up? Find an enemy and pick a fight.

Let’s find some butt for you to kick…

  • What value is your business trying to create? What is the opposite of that?
  • What problem are your trying to solve? There, we’ve got a problem, but now we have to give it a face—something to make a dartboard of.

Example: At SUCCESS, read more »