||Highly successful people love to work hard. Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods practiced for 12-15 hours per day to reach their skill level. Bill Gates worked 20-hour days for years. Thomas Edison built thousands of unworkable light bulbs before discovering one that worked.
When you have no problem working hard, you can accomplish great things. You have self-respect and pride. You reach your goals.
Ten Excuses for Not Working Hard
1. "Everyone else is taking it easy."
2. "I thought we're supposed to work smarter, not harder."
3. "I have a medical condition."
4. "I'm a boss and bosses don't have to work hard."
5. "Hard work takes up my valuable energy."
6. "I don't get paid enough."
7. "I don't have the time for it right now."
8. "Once the boss sees you can work hard, you have to do it all the time."
9. "I'll work hard when I feel like it."
10. "Hard work leads to workaholism."
"Work is not always pleasant.
"But few are unhappier than those who lead a purposeless, idle and bored existence. . . "
"Sorrow itself can be eased by simply getting busy at something."
Morale is boosted to high highs by accomplishment. In fact, it can be demonstrated that production is the basis of morale." -- L. Ron Hubbard from The Way to Happiness
Ten Ways to Be More Industrious
1. Decide to work hard for just five minutes to see how you feel. Then another five minutes and so on.
2. Set a deadline for yourself and try to beat it.
3. Consider how much better the future will be if you work hard now.
4. Force yourself to get started. Once you have some momentum going, you'll get more done.
5. Arrange for a reward for your extra hard work. For example, "As soon as I finish all these reports, I'll buy an expensive dinner." "I won't be going to the movies until I clean out the garage."
6. Break large tasks into smaller and smaller tasks until you feel comfortable about doing the first tiny task. Do it immediately. Then the next one and so on.
7. Tell three people you will accomplish a difficult task. It will be more difficult to admit you failed than to just do the job.
8. Break a personal production record for no other reason than to break a personal production record.
9. Mentally do the entire task before starting. You will work out how you will do the work and can see it will not be too difficult.
10. Realize you will be working for eight hours anyway. Why not be as industrious as possible?
In this day and age, hardly anyone dies of hard work. For most people, hard work makes you feel better about yourself. It helps you get over personal problems. It gives you something to be proud of.
All successful business owners, managers and staff members work hard. They push through or ignore their mental barriers. They complete projects as fast as possible and dive into their next project.
Hard work is vital to your morale, superior accomplishment and high pay. It's the engine in your rocket to your goals. It pushes you above the average person.
No one succeeds without it
||Raising kids is a difficult, yet important task. You can end with a happy and valuable member of our world or an unhappy problem for society to handle.
Even if you are not currently raising children, they are a big part of your future. Today's children are tomorrow's leaders. You can improve our future by helping parents raise their kids with these five tips.
The effect you have on children is enormous. You may not think your actions are shaping their lives, but the end result tells the story. The five tips below will help your success with your family and our future.
These quotes are from The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard.
1. "What does have a workability is simply to try to be the child's friend. It is certainly true that a child needs friends."
Who were the adults in your own childhood? Who were your favorite relatives? Your favorite leaders, sports coaches or teachers? If you smile at the memory, they probably treated you like a friend, not a child.
2. "Try to find out what a child's problem really is and without crushing their own solutions, try to help solve them."
A child is a regular person in a small body. You don't own a child. He or she is starting to think. If you encourage them to solve problems, you are building their confidence.
For example, asking the right questions is often more valuable to people than giving out answers. "Why are you crying? Why was he mean to you? What do you want to do about it? Okay. What might be a better way to solve it?"
3. "Observe them-and this applies even to babies. Listen to what children tell you about their lives."
For example, you might observe a baby calms down when a football game is on the television. You discover your three-year-old gets excited when painting pictures. An eight-year-old may tell you something you've never considered.
As well as making children feel heard or observed, you learn things as well.
4. "Let them help-if you don't, they become overwhelmed with a sense of obligation which they then must repress."
How do you feel if someone gives you money or favors, but refuses to let you return the favor in any way. You might think you have nothing of value for that person. If you are not allowed to help the person back, you'll soon dislike or distrust the person and refuse all future gifts.
"If you fold the napkins, it would really help me." "I'll give you an allowance if you take care of all the garbage for the house." "You'd help me feel happier if you sang a song for me."
5. "A child factually does not do well without love. Most children have an abundance of it to return."
For more information about The Way to Happiness booklet and foundation, click here (www.thewaytohappiness.org).
For a free copy of The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard, click here (www.thepathwaytohappiness.com).
True or False?
My income controls me more than I control it.
My success is largely determined by luck.
My boss determines my income.
I'll never be more successful than my parents.
My business rises and falls based on the economy.
Of course, all these statements are false.
One way to control your destiny is with statistics.
L. Ron Hubbard has discovered many uses of statistics. Statistics can predict your future. They can show you who is pulling their weight and who is loafing. They can accurately tell you if you are succeeding or failing.
All important functions in your business, career or job can be measured by statistics. For example, a well-managed restaurant tracks several statistics: How much money was collected each day, how many meals were served, the average amount paid per customer and so on.
You take command of your income by discovering which of your statistics are causing the income to go up.
"In any set of statistics of several kinds or activities, you can always find one or more that are not 'by luck' but can be directly caused by the organization or a part of it." -- L. Ron Hubbard
Leo owns a small restaurant called Leo's Café. He makes around $5,000 per month in pay, but needs at least $15,000 per month to reach his financial goals.
To take home $15,000 per month, his café needs to bring in $150,000 per month, but it only collects $50,000 per month. Leo decides to use statistics to take control of the income.
He makes dozens of statistical graphs for the past three months. He figures out the numbers on everything he can: income, number of meals served, number of customers, average charge per customer, payroll amount paid, time spent cooking, time spent with customers, time spent promoting and so on.
He notices that the daily income jumped to $5,000 on seven separate days last month. It never did this during any other month. Why?
He looks through the customer's orders for those days and discovers there was a special event on each of those days. A big family reunion, a bachelorette party, a Lions' Club meeting, a birthday party, a business meeting and another family reunion. Why did they come to Leo's Café?
He realizes he helped arrange each of these events through promotion time. A family reunion was set up by Leo's golf partner. The birthday party was for his landlord's daughter. The business meeting was set up by his son-in-law. The Lion's Club held their meeting because Leo went to one of their meetings.
Leo looks at the graph: Promotional Hours. He sees it was much higher three months earlier.
A big light bulb starts to flash in Leo's head. "I thought socializing was a waste of time. I enjoy it too much and thought I should stop. But it's making me money!"
Leo decides to boost his social statistics. He goes to more meetings, plays more golf and attends more parties. As well as boosting his Promotional Hours, he keeps a new statistic called "Number of Social Contacts." Each time he chats with an old contact or makes a new one, he counts this on his graph.
He triples his number of Promotional Hours and Social Contacts. Within a month, his café income increases by 25%. By the end of the year, his income reaches his pay goal of $15,000 per month. Leo is having fun and making the money he needs.
Of course, L. Ron Hubbard's management technology applies to your personal success just as effectively as it does to a business.
Which statistic, that you control, increases your pay? Which statistic, if you doubled it, would mean more money for you?
For example, if you sell something, you might find that if you double your number of sales calls, your income increases by 75% or more!
On a long-term basis, you might find the number of hours you spend learning new skills or continuing your education results in an annual pay improvement.
The number of hours you spend working on your sideline business probably has a direct connection to your pay. For example, 45 hours of sideline business work in one month gives you $4500 more per month income during the next three months.
One fellow found he exceeded his sales quotas at his job if he exercised before going to work. Five hours of morning exercise equaled a 15% pay increase.
Many successful books were written after the author's day job. The number of hours writing directly relates to the number of books an author publishes. Same with beginning artists, song writers and dress designers.
You can create a graph for activities that result in raises, bonuses and promotions at your company. It might be extra overtime, time spent helping new employees, volunteer assignments, deadline accomplishment or whatever.
Create statistical graphs for all possible activities that might boost your income.
Find the statistic or statistics representing the activities that boost your income.
Push those statistics to new levels and you will then command your income.
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