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How would you like to boost your relationship with money, mates and yourself?

Most people would like something or some things in their life to ‘be a bit better’.

Whether it’s their relationship with themselves, their friends and work colleagues or money, it’s not something that needs a massive overhaul with all the time effort and money investment that would need, just a boost here and there.

Those of you who’ve been following this blog for some time over the past six years know that my roots are very much in sales, sales training, market research and so on, and making business more enjoyable and profitable.

Well, a lot of that is about building relationships so I’ve also been looking more into personal as well as business development in recent years. I found that all of the gurus and coaches have their own products, courses and programs, as you’d expect and, of course, they’re all different.

Yet, if you follow any successful person, there is an underlying recurring theme that they all agree on and that’s the importance of attitude.

101 Little Miracle Tools

So I’ve identified and collected together 101 “tools” used by successful people all over the world. Some won’t be new to you: As soon as you look at them you’ll probably say to yourself: “I know that!” Yes you do, but do you act on your knowledge?

Other tools will be new because some of this is believed to be cutting edge yet is 100% supported by science.

I’ll pick a few questions at random – each of which has a tool in the book you can easily use if you choose to get your attitude and approach working for you rather than against you. And all of these tools are used by the conscious mind so there’s no mantras, affirmations or listening to subliminal tapes or MP3s – unless you particularly want to create your own! 😉

  1. Why is “seeing is believing” 180 degrees wrong?
  2. What two words should you eliminate from arguments or heated exchanges?
  3. What four rules do you use regarding money?
  4. What are two sure fire ways to attract success?
  5. Who is the oldest person on record to start primary school?
  6. What same sequence of three words do we use as a) and endearment and b) as an accusation – and they’re 100% wrong in both cases?
  7. What percentage of his or her potential does the average person use?
  8. Who, according to Mark Twain is the only kind of person who likes change?
  9. What, according to Deepak Chopra, does happy thinking cause?
  10. What do our thoughts create and why is that important?

How did you get on?

101 Little Miracle Tools NEW cover

You can see that a fair number of the tools are fun and designed as a pick me up for days when we’re feeling a bit glum or fed up, whereas others make us more aware of and question certain attitudes and behaviours that may not always be in our best interests.

I’ll say right now that I believe this is a woman’s book – I can’t see the average bloke reading it and using the tools – but I might be wrong…

And you could always buy it for the woman in your life – oh, guess what today is? Valentine’s Day!

And ladies: Why not treat yourselves?

Here’s what a reviewer has to say:

“On the subject of value, I should point out that you couldn’t really be getting better value than with this book – if you were to add up the cost of reading all the material that Linda has digested to get to these nuggets, you’d be talking hundreds of pounds – with this, you are getting all that value for only £4.99.”

Surely you’re worth it!

You can get it from my lindamattacks site

Update 19th February

You’ll see the book cover is now in glorious technicolour! :-)

You make mistakes as you get more adventurous and try new ways of doing things. The advice we had was to prepare everything in greyscale for the Kindle version so we did that from scratch. Turned out that information doesn’t include the book jacket :-(

So, now we know, we’ve fixed it!


Poverty and Plenty: Don’t Panic!

Sally’s comment on the original Poverty and Plenty blog was so insightful I wanted to give it more exposure:

How do small businesses figure out what are the best things to invest in during the financial downturn if they can’t afford all of the things they want to do.

How do they measure the potential ROI before embarking on judicious investing?

The first thing that springs to mind, Sally, is Douglas Adams’ “Don’t Panic!” and that’s not being facetious.

We do panic and feel we have to take action: we must do something to stop the rot. And that’s where we can make the BIG mistake of ‘throwing the baby out with the bath water’.

So, have a quick panic by all means and get it out of the way then just stop, take a few deep breaths and think before acting:

  • Why am I in business?
  • What is this business supposed to support in my life?
  • Chances are many of my customers and suppliers are hurting just as much as me – how can we help each other?
  • What is it that my customers/ potential market want that I can provide better than anybody else?
  • What are my assets and resources?
  • How can I trade them?
  • How can I improve them?

We invest in three ways, not just one:
Emotion
Time
Money

And, whilst we many of us may be perilously short of the third , we’re not bankrupt on the first two, so we need to invest them wisely. The above questions do help.

Thanks for taking this deeper, Sally.


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