7 Secrets Of Success

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Today kicks off the celebration of the Week of the Young Child. It is also my wife’s birthday today. Happy birthday Sue!

LRPC’s Monday Morning Minute for this week, “7 Secrets Of Success” (presented below) comes to you courtesy of Brian Tracy. As an independent, objective Registered Investment Advisory firm, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC has access to research from many sources. Be assured that I will share enlightening, useful information with you each week.

We all need inspiration every now and then. Each month I like to share some words that I feel are uplifting. Who doesn’t want to be more successful? Hopefully one of the suggestions below will resonant with you.

Have a wonderful week!

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7 Secrets Of Success

By Brian Tracy

There are certain secret habits practiced every day by all the highest paid salespeople. The regular pursuit of these habits is virtually guaranteed to move you to the top of your field. Here are 7 simple secrets for achieving your career goals:

1. Get serious

Make a decision to go all the way to the top of your field. Make a decision right now to join the top 10 percent. There is no one and nothing that can hold you back from being the best and achieving your career goals — except you.

2. Determine your weakness

Identify your weakest single skill and vow to become absolutely excellent in that area. Ask yourself “What one skill, if mastered, would have the greatest positive impact on my career?” Write down the answer, set a deadline, make a plan and work on it every single day. This one decision can change your entire career.

3. Get around the right people

Get around successful people who have a positive attitude. Associate with people who are pursuing their own goals. Remove yourself from those who are negative, critical or complaining. They will drag you down, tire you out, distract and discourage you. You don’t need that.

4. Take care of your physical health

You need high energy levels to work effectively and bounce back when things don’t work out. Be sure to eat the right foods, exercise and get plenty of rest. And find time for recreation. If you spend every last moment working, you’ll quickly burn out.

5. Visualize yourself at the top

Imagine yourself performing at your best all day long. Imagine how it would feel to achieve your career goals. Feed your subconscious mind with vivid pictures of yourself as positive, confident and competent. Program your subconscious with these clear mental pictures.

6. Practice positive self-talk

Take control of your inner dialogue. Notice if you have a tendency to berate yourself. Try to talk to yourself as you would to a good friend or someone you care deeply about. Be gentle with yourself.

7. Take daily steps toward your career goals

Be proactive; grab the bull by the horns. If you’re not happy with your income, get out there and do something about it. Whatever it is that dissatisfies you, accept responsibility for it and make a change.

Successful people are intensely action-oriented. They have a sense of urgency about accomplishing their goals. They have a bias for action. They are in control of their own destinies, and as a result, easily take their places at the top. And there is absolutely no reason you can’t join them there.

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About LRPC’s Monday Morning Minute

Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC (LRPC) Monday Morning Minute is crafted to provide decision-makers with important information about the economy, investments and corporate retirement plans in a format that allows a reader to consume the information in less than 60 seconds. As an independent, objective investment adviser, LRPC has access to many sources of research and shares the best and most relevant information with its readers each week.

About Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC

Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based independent, objective Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) providing investment advisory, fiduciary compliance, employee education, provider management and plan design services to retirement plan sponsors. The firm currently has contracts in place to provide consulting services on more than $400 million in plan assets. For more information, please contact Robert C. Lawton at (414) 828-4015 or bob@lawtonrpc.com or visit the firm’s website at http://www.lawtonrpc.com. Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC is a Wisconsin Registered Investment Adviser.

Important Disclosures

This information was developed as a general guide to educate plan sponsors and is not intended as authoritative guidance, tax, legal or investment advice. Each plan has unique requirements and you should consult your attorney or tax adviser for guidance on your specific situation. In no way does Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC assure that, by using the information provided, plan sponsor will be in compliance with ERISA regulations. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. The statements in this publication are the opinions and beliefs of the commentator expressed when the commentary was made and are not intended to represent that person’s opinions and beliefs at any other time. The commentary does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC and should not be construed as recommendations or investment advice. Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC offers no tax, legal or accounting advice and any advice contained herein is not specific to any individual, entity or retirement plan, but rather general in nature and, therefore, should not be relied upon for specific investment situations. Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC is a Wisconsin Registered Investment Adviser and accepts clients outside of Wisconsin based upon applicable state registration regulations and the “de minimus” exception.