7 Ways to Spend a Sunday Night for a Better Monday

I feel sorry for Monday. It gets a bad wrap. Even though it is technically the second day of the week, it is the first day in the school and work week. While everyone looks forward to the weekends and celebrates “Hump Day”, Mondays are the butt of jokes and is made fun of on posters. Most people begin to dread Sunday nights because of Monday mornings. But, if your Sundays were more productive and enjoyable, perhaps your Mondays would be better. If you're reading this posted right after it was published, you have another week before before you can use some...

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Where I’ve Been, What I’ve Been Up to, and Whats Next for Potential 2 Success

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Some of you might have been asking yourself “what ever happened to that guy that wakes up at 3am?” Well, I'm still around accomplishing as much as I can in life so I can bring the lessons back to Potential 2 Success. The bulk of the material that I write about on P2S come from my life experiences. Articles like 3am, Start Meaningful Conversations, and Develop Mental Toughness, for example. So for the past several months I have reached new financial, professional, relational, spiritual, as well as mental plateaus. I have also done several life experiments that have elevated the way I develop...

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The Know-It-All: My Interview With Bestselling Author A.J. Jacobs

   He has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and now, Potential 2 Success. I was first exposed to the writing style of AJ Jacobs while reading The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris.  AJ wrote about an experiment he called “Outsourcing Life”.  In the experiment, Jacobs outsourced his entire life to a group of virtual assistants in India.  The well written, witty piece influenced me to hire my own virtual assistant.  Along with being Editor-at–Large at Esquire Magazine, Jacobs is known for taking on unusual life experiments.  So when I saw the book The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble...

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Hunter, Scavenger or Prey: Which Life Are You Living

Hunter, Scavenger or Prey: Which Life Are You Living

  Most people wonder endlessly about why their lives are the way they are. Being stuck in a job that they hate, staying in an unhealthy relationship, or never really achieving their purpose in life.  These may be the results of living a life that lacks courage, individuality, and an unwillingness to aggressively pursue a better life.  Instead of having the courage to face their adversities, question the direction their lives are headed in, and actively seek true success, they opt to wander the earth with no real ambition and a lack of purpose which leads them to be a victim...

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Everlasting Motivation

I'm sure you've been there. You have a goal in mind that you are excited  about reaching. Maybe you finally decided to lose weight or you are inching  towards the place you want to be in your career. But as the time goes, so does  your motivation and drive. We all need motivation in order to complete our goals  and insure our success. Motivation is the fuel that lights that fire in the  heart and enables us to propel past obstacles and seize our goals. But in order  for that to happen you must sustain your motivation. Here are three ways...

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High Definition Speaking: How to Speak with More Clarity and Strength

High Definition Speaking: How to Speak with More Clarity and Strength

Photo © lassedesignen - Fotolia.com   What does the way you speak say about who you are?  I have a better question:  What would you like the way you speak to say about who you are? Do you want to be perceived as intelligent, confident, caring, funny? The way speak can help you send the message you want. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that the way a person spoke, told of how wise and intelligent that person was.  Even though we have so many ways to communicate in our century, we can learn a lot about a person by the way they speak and what...

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For Entrepreneurs (Guest Post): 5 Real-World Strategies for Launching a Home-Based Career

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This guest post give some quick tips for starting a home-based career.  Some new entrepreneurs like the idea of starting out by leaving their job for a career where they can work from home.  This isn't a bad idea since you will get the opportunity to see how you work independently without a boss looking over your shoulder.  Enjoy!   5 Real-World Strategies for Launching a Home-Based Career We’re all living in the age of technology, a time when telecommuting is a real possibility and starting one’s own business requires no financial investment. Overnight, a person can become a writer, a consultant, a...

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How to Build Enduring Confidence

    If you've ever seen an endurance event such as the Ironman Triatholon or the Tour of Britain, you know that these endurance athletes have to have confidence in their coaches, road racing bikes, and their ability to compete with the other racers. A lot of the training that goes into preparing an athlete for a championship game or event is not only for building the body but, to build confidence in the athlete. Its well known that the belief in your ability to do well, is a big factor in whether you will excel. But what happens when things get tough...

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Guest Post: 5 Weight Loss Approaches that Will Increase Your Potential to Success by Mattew Denos

Ralph:  I'm happy to welcome this guest post from Matthew Denos from Weighlosstriumph.com.  This is an exceptional article!  It goes right along with some of the philosophies and methods I talk about in some of articles on this site.  Check it out! The way we look plays an important role in our confidence and our potential to success. Whether it is visiting your workplace everyday, talking to a stranger or making a public speech, feeling good about your body releases energy to conquer your day. Losing weight tops the “To Do” list of more people than ever before. And people are, at...

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How to Build Ambition

How to Build Ambition

Most people try to find a way to stay motivated or find motivation to do a certain thing. Although I believe that motivation is important, the people who are trying to find it, may be looking for the wrong thing. There have been many times in my life when I have been unmotivated, uninspired, or flat out discouraged. But, one thing I have always been was ambitious. Even though sometimes I didn't know where to focus my ambition, I always desired to achieve in some way. I think the people who tend to struggle with how they are going to succeed in...

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