The Journey

January 12, 2012

The main block to future success is your learning potential and the act of blaming or finding excuses for failing. If everything you do goes the way you want it to, you are probably super human. Be prepared for surprises and for some of your plans delivering less than you want. The most important aspect of all is the way you deal with these situations. If you maintain a state of determination and self-belief, treating every situation as an opportunity to learn and improve, you will achieve success. If you blame others for your shortfalls you will fail.

So, take responsibility for your thinking and actions. Use the journey to your goals as a personal development vehicle. With this attitude is there anything outside your reach?

 

Leon is an accomplished business coach and retail specialist in Melbourne, Australia, who  successfully coaches Melbourne retail owners on how to create highly profitable businesses by attracting shoppers and converting them into loyal fans.

To receive your free copy of “Retail Secrets Every Owner Should Know” click www.retailfundamentals.com.au

You can contact Leon on +61 425 83 3344  or email info@retailfundamentals.com.au

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We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After that we are frustrated that we have teenagers to contend with. We are certainly happy when they are out of this “stage” we tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on vacation, or when we retire.

The truth is, there is no better time to be happy than right now.

Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself, and decide to be happy……anyway.

“For a long time it has seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always an obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time……and remember that time waits for no-one.

So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until next Friday night, Sunday morning, until you get a new car, until your car or home is paid off, until Spring, until Summer, until Autumn, until Winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or the fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you’ve had a drink, until you’ve sobered up, until you die, until you are born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy……

Happiness is a journey,  not a destination.

So, work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt and……dance like no-one’s watching.

Anonymous

 

To your abundant success,

Leon Skaliotis – Founder, Retail Fundamentals.

Leon is an accomplished business coach and retail specialist in Melbourne, Australia, who  successfully coaches Melbourne retail owners on how to create highly profitable businesses by attracting shoppers and converting them into loyal fans.

To receive your free copy of “Retail Secrets Every Owner Should Know click www.retailfundamentals.com.au

You can contact Leon on +61 425 83 3344  or email info@retailfundamentals.com.au

Fact Or Fiction?

January 4, 2012

It was October and the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.

Since he became the chief in a modern society, he had never been taught all the old secrets.

When he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell what the winter was going to be like.

Nevertheless, to be on the safe side he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.

Now being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to a phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, ” Is the coming winter going to be cold?”

“It looks like the winter is going to be quite cold'” the meteorologist at the weather service responded.

So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to prepare.

Two weeks later he called the National Weather Service again.

“Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?”

“Yes,” the man at the National Weather Service again replied, “it’s going to be a very cold winter.”

The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.

Still apprehensive the chief called the National Weather Service one more time. “Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?”

“Absolutely,” the man replied. “It’s looking more and more like it’s going to be one of the coldest winters ever.”

“How can you be so sure?” the chief asked.

The weatherman replied, ” The Indians are collecting firewood like crazy.”

To your abundant success,

Leon Skaliotis – Founder, Retail Fundamentals.

Leon is an accomplished business coach and retail specialist in Melbourne, Australia, who  successfully coaches Melbourne retail owners on how to create highly profitable businesses by attracting shoppers and converting them into loyal fans.

To receive your free copy of “Retail Secrets Every Owner Should Know click www.retailfundamentals.com.au

You can contact Leon on +61 425 83 3344  or email info@retailfundamentals.com.au

The Optimist

January 3, 2012

There is a story of identical twins. One was a hope=filled optimist. “Everything is coming up roses!” he would say. The other was a sad and hopeless pessimist. He thought that Murphy, as in Murphy’s Law was an optimist. The worried parents of the boys brought them to the local psychologist.

He suggested to the parents a plan to balance the twins’ personalities. “On their next birthday, put them in separate rooms to open their gifts. Give the pessimist the best toys you can afford, and give the optimist a box of manure.” The parents followed these instructions and carefully observed the results.

When they peeked in on the pessimist, they heard him audibly complaining, “I don’t like the colour of this computer….I’ll bet this calculator will break….I don’t like this game….I know someone who’s got a bigger toy car than this….”

Tiptoeing across the corridor, the parents peeked in and saw their little optimist gleefully throwing the manure up in the air. He was giggling. “You can’t fool me! Where there’s this much manure, there’s gotta be a pony!”

Author Unknown

 To your abundant success,

Leon Skaliotis – Founder, Retail Fundamentals.

Leon is an accomplished business coach and retail specialist in Melbourne, Australia, who  successfully coaches Melbourne retail owners on how to create highly profitable businesses by attracting shoppers and converting them into loyal fans.

To receive your free copy of “Retail Secrets Every Owner Should Know” click www.retailfundamentals.com.au

You can contact Leon on +61 425 83 3344  or email info@retailfundamentals.com.au

Persistence

January 2, 2012

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”

President of the United States

Calvin Coolidge

1923 to 1929

To your abundant success,

Leon Skaliotis – Founder, Retail Fundamentals.

Leon is an accomplished business coach and retail specialist in Melbourne, Australia, who  successfully coaches Melbourne retail owners on how to create highly profitable businesses by attracting shoppers and converting them into loyal fans.

To receive your free copy of “Retail Secrets Every Owner Should Know” click www.retailfundamentals.com.au

You can contact Leon on +61 425 83 3344  or email info@retailfundamentals.com.au

Rohn On Leadership

January 1, 2012

THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IS:

To be strong,……………..but not rude.

To be kind,………………..but not weak.

To be bold,…………………but not bully.

To be thoughtful,………but not lazy.

To be humble,……………but not timid.

To be proud,………………but not arrogant.

To have humour,………but without folly.

James Rohn

 

To your abundant success,

Leon Skaliotis – Founder, Retail Fundamentals.

Leon is an accomplished business coach and retail specialist in Melbourne, Australia, who  successfully coaches Melbourne retail owners on how to create highly profitable businesses by attracting shoppers and converting them into loyal fans.

To receive your free copy of “Retail Secrets Every Owner Should Know” click www.retailfundamentals.com.au

You can contact Leon on +61 425 83 3344  or email info@retailfundamentals.com.au

Listen To Me

December 31, 2011

When I ask you to listen to me

And you start giving advice

You have not done what I have asked!

When I ask you to listen to me

And you begin to tell me why I shouldn’t feel this way

You are trampling on my feelings.

When I ask you to listen to me

And you feel you have to do something to solve my problem

You have failed me, strange as that may seem.

LISTEN!

All I asked was that you listen, not to talk or do – just hear me. Advice is cheap: 25 cents will get you both Dear Abbey and Billy Graham in the same newspaper. And I can do that for myself. I’m not helpless. Maybe discouraged and faltering, but not helpless.

When you do something for me that I can and need to do for myself, you contribute to my fear and weakness.

But,

When you accept as a simple fact that I do feel, and what I feel, no matter how irrational, then I can quit trying to convince you and can get about the business of understanding what’s behind this irrational feeling. And when that’s clear, the answers are obvious and I don’t need your advice. Irrational feelings make sense when we know what’s behind them.

Perhaps that’s why prayer works, sometimes, for some people, because God is mute, and he doesn’t give advice or try to fix things. He just listens and lets you work it out for yourself!

So, please L I S T E N and just hear me! And, if you want to talk, wait a minute for your turn:

And,

I’ll listen to you.

 

To your abundant success,

Leon Skaliotis – Founder, Retail Fundamentals.

Leon is an accomplished business coach and retail specialist in Melbourne, Australia, who  successfully coaches Melbourne retail owners on how to create highly profitable businesses by attracting shoppers and converting them into loyal fans.

To receive your free copy of “Retail Secrets Every Owner Should Know” click www.retailfundamentals.com.au

You can contact Leon on +61 425 83 3344  or email info@retailfundamentals.com.au