“How to Succeed in Anything By Really Trying”

Do you ever wonder what you can really do to make things happen for yourself? According to one of the many good points in the book “How to Succeed in Anything by Really Trying” by Lyman MacInnis (copyright 2008), “reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body…It’s not knowledge that’s power; it’s the application of knowledge that provides the power, which contributes to success.” Knowledge and study are the keys to expanding your mind and skills, which then opens the door to many personal and professional opportunities. Let me now share with you five key areas where Lyman MacInnis offers up advice on how to develop important skills that will benefit you for life in his book “How to Success in Anything by Really Trying”.

Learn how to Listen – Too often we approach conversations as a competition. We want to make sure that our opinion is heard, but unfortunately this comes at the expense of really listening to the other person or people taking part in the conversation. One way that we can work on being genuine and present in a conversation is to listen for intent and understanding. When someone is talking, listen to

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6 Ways to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” ~ William Penn

Everyone is given 24 hours in a day. Usually eight of those hours are for sleep, eight are for work, and eight are for you time (or family time). Just like your bank accounts, learning to budget your time is key to reducing stress and achieving your goals. It’s not about time management, it’s about self-management. You have a choice for how you spend your time. The key is finding what works best for you when it comes to planning out your days.

“Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.” ~ Author Unknown

If you’re looking for some tips on how to plan your days, I have six great ones listed below for making the most of the hours given to you:

1) Time is wasted in minutes, not hours. Make the most of all the time you have, even if it’s just a minute here and there.

2) You can’t do everything, but you can do something. Make sure you keep clear in your mind what is important / not important and urgent / not urgent. Tasks that seem to be urgent, may not

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Turn Your Life into Gold: 5 Lessons from ‘The Alchemist’

‘The Alchemist’, by Paulo Coelho, was first published in 1988. It has sold more than 65 million copies in more than 150 countries, and has been translated into 67 different languages. It is one of the bestselling books of all time, and also my favourite book of all time. It is a journey of exploration and self-discovery, as we follow the main character Santiago, a young shepherd who lives in Spain, on a journey to fulfill his personal legend and find his treasure at the Pyramids in Egypt.

Alchemy was an early, unscientific form of chemistry that sought to change base metals into gold. The novel ‘The Alchemist’ shows us how to change our lives from what they may be today into the life we have always dreamed of. ‘The Alchemist’ is full of wisdom and gentle reminders that anything is possible when we believe in ourselves.

Below I break down 5 lessons that we all can learn from ‘The Alchemist’ (note: all quotes in this post are from ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho):

1.    The fear of failure is the greatest obstacle to happiness

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

What would you attempt

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