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Did you know that you have a superpower? You have the ability to level any mountain, and scale any obstacle. You can overcome any threat, and achieve any goal you set your mind to. It doesn’t matter what you’re facing, or who stands against you. It doesn’t matter where you’re headed, or what you’ve been through. Every new day is an opportunity to win. It’s an opportunity to strengthen, and execute, your natural power to succeed. All it takes is one simple choice – have a positive attitude. Optimism is the key to survival. It is often the only weapon we have against the menacing grip of depression. It might not seem like it in the heat of stress, but a positive attitude actually prevents your problems from overrunning your life. If being optimistic sounds easier said than done, here are four quick reminders of how to refocus your thoughts and become more positive:

  • Visualize:

Instead of endlessly contemplating your various problems, start thinking about conquering them. Whatever task you’re faced with, or whatever project you have to complete, imagine yourself having thoroughly accomplished these goals. Don’t do this just to daydream, but do it to embed a sense of triumph in your consciousness. Visualizing success gives way to effective decisions and consequential actions.

  • Forget the Haters:

If you’ve ever tried to chase a dream in life, there’s a very good chance that someone you know didn’t believe in you. If your dream was a meaningful one, there’s an even bigger chance that critics made their contempt known. Before you rely on anyone else’s validation to prop you up in any way, learn to believe in yourself. Mute any voices of disapproval from your mind and concentrate on your own path.  

  • Watch your Words:

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. In a world full of people itching to judge your efforts and put down your work, you must never ever add on to their slander with your own negative speech. Words are powerful. They are powerful enough to transform into self-fulling prophecies. Make a habit of using positive affirmations to remind yourself of your worth and program your attitude towards achievement.

  • Don’t be so Hard on Yourself:

Unless all the wealth and success you’re working for has materialized, you have to accept the fact that your life is still a work in progress… and there’s nothing wrong with that. As long as you’re trying your best to make things happen, don’t waste energy condemning yourself for your shortcomings. Nobody’s perfect. Instead of putting yourself down, take pride on what you’ve managed to get done. Instead of comparing yourself to others, commit to outdoing your past accomplishments step by step. In time, you’ll look back and wonder why you were ever worried about making it.

Every dream is a seed. When that seed is planted in the soil of initiative, it takes the water of hard work, and the sunlight of optimism to cultivate that seed into a towering tree. Don’t ever let the clouds of sadness blot out the life-giving power of a positive attitude. Check out more of RISE Programs’ Blogs for helpful advice on healthy living, and remember to spread the word by sharing this post. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love our many informative workshops and events listed on Eventbrite: Join RISE Programs any time to learn how to break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.

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Have you ever felt like you’re just stuck in a rut? As if you’re dealing with the same problems over and over again? As if you spend more time making goals, than you do actually accomplishing them? All people struggle with this frustration on some level. We passively watch one hour blend into the next, and the next, as we promise ourselves that tomorrow will be the day. Tomorrow will be the day that we start eating healthy. Tomorrow will be the day that we start saving money. Tomorrow will be the day that everything’s going to change and we’ll start living life the way we know we should. But then… tomorrow never comes.
You owe it to yourself not to let your dreams slip through your fingers. You owe it to yourself to turn every ounce of potential within you into success. Instead of pledging in vain to do things tomorrow, do them now. Don’t wait for New Year’s resolutions or some life-changing epiphany to jolt you into action. Do it now when there’s no pressure. Do it now when there’s no expectation. Do it now and the momentum you build will last. Here are four easy tips on how to create enduring healthy habits in life:

Stop Procrastinating:
Understand that in most instances, the word later actually means never. Procrastination is poison to progress. This is why you must abandon every excuse, and eliminate every distraction that prevents you from acting on decisions in the moment. If you think to do something, simply get up and work on it. It’s as simple as that.

There’s a reason why they say knowledge is power. Knowledge opens the mind. Knowledge reduces uncertainty. Knowledge provides a solid foundation upon which to make effective and desirable decisions. Always embrace knowledge and use it to your advantage. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from your past experiences. Learn from others as much as you can, and you will discover that knowledge inspires healthy transformation in your life.

Make Time:
Healthy decisions always demand time. If a goal you seek is actually worthwhile, you have no choice but to sacrifice and work for it. It might mean giving up certain habits or friends. It might mean changing your routine. It might even mean adding a little more muscle to your hustle. Whatever it takes, make the time to chase your dreams instead of standing by the wayside as opportunity fades.

Stick to It:
Life is a marathon. Don’t get caught up in the excitement of thinking up something new, only to give up on it at the first sign of resistance. Once you start a journey, fight to finish it. Pace yourself if you have to, take breaks if you have to, but whatever happens, don’t stop.

Whether or not the healthy habits you desire are personal, or professional, they can only become a reality if you adopt a deliberate mindset and act on your plans. Your effort doesn’t even have to be monumental. It just has to be consistent. Start with a crawl, turn that crawl into a walk, then turn that walk into a sprint that carries you past the finish line. You just might end up surprising yourself. Check out more of RISE Programs’ Blogs for helpful advice on healthy living, and remember to spread the word by sharing this post. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love our many informative workshops and events listed on our website: Join RISE Programs any time to learn how to break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.


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You’re at the office, clocked in and ready with your morning coffee. Before you know it, five o’clock has rolled around and you can’t help but wonder where the time went. What was supposed to be a productive day flew by with little to show for it. Often, the noise that surrounds us can derail our focus before we even realize it.

As a result, we lose track of our goals, projects take longer to complete, and it gets harder to move forward. The good news is that there are solutions! Check out the following tips to get rid of those distractions keeping you from progressing:

  1. Get rid of the clutter:

Physical Clutter

Are you really going to work on that budget analysis right now? If not, you’re probably not going to touch that stack of books anytime soon. Though we might think having these things out in the open will serve as a reminder to get them done, they may actually be hindering your productivity. There may be items on your desk that get you visually overwhelmed and though you might be focusing your eyesight on a specific area, something will still draw your attention. Visual distractions can be reduced by clearing your desk, your walls, and your home of unnecessary possessions. Cleaning up at the end of each day helps you remove clutter and improves your focus.

Digital Clutter

Alright, so you’ve gotten rid of your desk clutter so we’re all set, right? Not quite yet. Organizing your mind means organizing everything! Desktop icons, backgrounds, programs, apps, along with other digital distractions get in the way of getting your work done. Organize your files into the fewest possible folders and keep your computer desktop as clean as your actual desk.

  1. Be smart about your e-mail notifications

We’ve all wasted time focusing on that unimportant email that somehow ends up setting us back in our whole day . You figure you’ll stay on top of everything by enabling email notifications on your desktop and next thing you know, your whole day is spent dismissing notifications – or worse – shopping that “ONE DAY ONLY exclusive sale” that ends in 4 hours, hurry before you miss out! Don’t let email takeover your life. Minimize the distractions by:

  • Turning off automatic email notifications for everyone and allowing them  ONLY for important contacts that you can’t afford to miss
  • Checking your email at specific times throughout the day
  • Having less than two email accounts
  • Unsubscribing from advertisements and newsletters that are no longer of value to you
  1. Schedule phone calls

How many days have slipped out of your hands because you were bombarded with phone calls? Yes, you’re working but by constantly answering your phone, you’re taking time away from crossing out tasks on your to-do list. Avoid taking every call you receive as it comes and instead, establish a specific time each day to return calls and messages.

  1.  Organize your environment:

We mentioned clearing your desk of clutter but if you want to take it one step further after you’ve done this, organize your entire environment! You’re only leaving a few things on your desk at this point, so make the most of them. Organize everything in a way that will improve your productivity. For example:

  • Position important documents or supplies within your reach
  • Label your shelves
  • Use folders for different articles and files instead of having them loose in your drawers
  • Store any books or magazines in a box or a drawer
  • Sort your mail by topic or sender

Investing a little effort into organizing your workstation will save you time in the long run. The more organized your desk is, the less time you’ll spend shuffling through piles of paperwork and the more time you’ll have to actually progress in your career!

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We all do it. We all like to build castles in the sky and imagine what the future will be like. We envision fame and fortune. We dream of limitless wealth or having the perfect body. We stand ready to sacrifice everything, and work tirelessly in the name of transforming into the best possible versions of ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with dreaming. There’s nothing wrong either with having the gumption to turn our dreams into reality. However there’s one essential ingredient to this process that many of us take for granted, yet we shouldn’t. We forget the value of investing in ourselves through hobbies.

The Stats

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people spend an average number of five hours per day on leisure activities. This might sound impressive, however, out of all this time, roughly three hours is spent watching television while a microscopic fraction of the remaining period is dedicated to wholesome activities such as socializing, meditation, or physical fitness. Ignoring constructive hobbies is one of the biggest reasons why people get tangled in sedentary lifestyles. Even when we choose to rest, we do it glued to TVs and computer screens rather than rejuvenating ourselves through the right relaxation. Leisure time is meant to be food for your soul. It’s meant to reclaim your life from the demanding daily grind. In case you haven’t paid much attention to your hobbies recently, here are five important reasons why now is a good time to start.

  • Stress Relief:

Hobbies are in intrinsic way to release stress. Thinking about work, family, school and life in general subliminally burdens people with tension that causes fatigue. When we take the time to escape this cycle of preoccupation with lighthearted leisure, it allows our minds to reset and prepare to take on future challenges.

  • Creative Exercise:

Beyond making it possible to zone out, hobbies also allow people to engage their creative side and flex their imagination. People spend a majority of their lives conforming to rules, expectations and procedures. Hobbies offer a chance to forget all this structure and just let your thoughts run wild. Not only is this fun, it’s also healthy because it can spark inspiration that carries over into your daily routine.

  • Growth:

Choosing to engage in constructive hobbies isn’t just entertaining, it can also bring about growth and development in a person’s life. To illustrate, a physical hobby such as golf helps keep the body fit. Beyond this basic benefit, interacting with fellow golfers can end up establishing close friendships. It can even create networking opportunities that end up impacting one’s life beyond the golf course. The possibilities are limitless if you choose the right activity to engage in.

  • Intellectual Stimulation:

There’s nothing more enjoyable than having curiosity for a hobby that you are passionate about. A simple hobby can transform into an opportunity to learn new things that broaden your knowledge and provide a sense of intellectual satisfaction. For example, taking up photography can end up teaching you about graphic design, publication, studio design, and much more.

  • Confidence:

When you figure out how to engage in a hobby and do it well, this instills a sense of achievement that no other activity can produce. It makes you feel capable, it makes you feel special, and it makes know that you can excel at something outside of the confines of work. This might seem trivial, but for many who are stuck doing work they have no passion for, the simple opportunity to shine at something with enthusiasm can erase the drudgery of life’s hardships.

Few investments in life are as important as the investments we make in ourselves. If you find yourself overwhelmed by stress, it may surprise you to discover just how much something as painless as a hobby can make you feel on top of the world. Give it a try and you won’t regret it. Check out more of RISE Programs’ Blogs for helpful advice on healthy living, and remember to spread the word by sharing this post.

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Yoga is a complex spiritual discipline that is rooted in Indian beliefs and culture. It’s a combination of philosophical and physiological practices that are designed to foster good health. Yoga is ancient and enduring. It is such a long-standing practice that its origins date as far back as the Iron Age. Given this extensive history, Yoga as a practice has transformed significantly over time. It may have begun as a strictly spiritual tradition, but its adoption beyond Indian culture has seen it develop into a series of fitness routines that vary in focus. For example some schools of Yoga concentrate on meditative exercises, whereas other schools of Yoga concentrate more on physical conditioning.

The Gains

Because of its spiritual origins, Yoga can be misconstrued as an exclusively mystical ritual. On the contrary however, Yoga’s physical elements offer so many health benefits that it is now regularly integrated with secular fitness programs. At the heart of its intricacy Yoga encourages conscientiousness. It encourages people to slow down and be attentive to the needs of our minds, our bodies, and our souls. In this way, Yoga is a perfect exercise to help decompress from the overwhelming demands of a hectic lifestyle. Here are just a few of the numerous advantages that Yoga can provide:

  • Discipline

Yoga emphasizes routine regardless of how advanced, or strict, the technique. Yoga as a concept isn’t just a cosmetic activity. It has to be adopted as part and parcel of a person’s daily routine. This repetition naturally instils a sense of discipline when adhered to. The more you do Yoga, the more self-control you discover.

  • Mindfulness

Yoga is contemplative. It encourages meditation and mental concentration as a way to challenge the abilities of both the mind and body. As such Yoga enhances self-awareness that is integral to personal growth and wellness.

  • Balance

Both the philosophy and physical exercise involved in Yoga help establish balance in how we maintain our bodies. Most conventional approaches to fitness emphasize endurance and resistance training in order to develop strength. Yoga on the other hand incorporates flexibility training that complements other approaches to fitness.

  • Stress Management

Yoga is a low-intensity exercise. Whereas conventional workouts require complicated equipment and heavy exertion, Yoga only requires a floor mat and some free time. This simplicity acts as an antidote to the noisy commotion of life. It would surprise you just how soothing it is to be still and meditate.

  • Good Health

Yoga isn’t just hypothetically advantageous, it is medically proven to enhance biological functions. For instance:

  • Lung capacity can improve significantly after practicing Yoga’s breathing exercises over time.
  • Its low-intensity and mental engagement helps manage cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure.
  • It builds muscle strength.
  • It increases range of motion.
  • It sustains a healthy Body Mass Index, and does much more to keep the body in good condition.

Don’t let the Sanskrit intimidate you into thinking that Yoga is a nightmare. Taking it up can in fact open the doors to fulfilling self-discovery. Once you discover just how simple Yoga is, you’ll wonder how you could ever hesitate to take it up in the first place. Check out more of RISE Programs’ Blogs for helpful advice on healthy living, and remember to spread the word by sharing this post. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love our many informative workshops and events listed on Eventbrite: Join RISE Programs any time to learn how to break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.

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We all know the undeniable truth about what it takes to get fit: do plenty of exercise and eat a balanced, nutritional diet. We also know the unspoken truth about what it takes to get fit: which is that finding the time or energy to exercise and diet is almost impossible given the hectic schedules that most people keep every day. Life gets so busy sometimes that staying true to a healthy routine feels out of reach for many. Regardless of these challenges, we must never give up because it still makes a difference to keep trying. Even if you never manage to transform your body into a physical masterpiece, consistent healthy living is imperative to prevent illness or diminished health during old age. That alone makes every effort worth it.

If taking the leap with a gym membership or counting calories is too demanding for now, there are still many ways to introduce impactful healthy choices into your lifestyle. One of them is portion control. Portion control refers to the habit of reducing caloric intake by replacing high-calorie food with low-calorie alternatives, and limiting the serving size of your food. Portion control is a subtle way of modifying one’s diet because it doesn’t require the technical measurement of calorie counting. Even without exercise, portion control can help guide you towards weight loss by increasing your awareness of exactly which food you ingest and by how much. Here are six tips on portion control that can dramatically improve progress towards weight loss:

Drink Water:
Whereas drinking water is beneficial for the sake of overall hydration, it can also be used to reduce how much food we eat unnecessarily. People sometimes have a tendency to misconstrue thirst for hunger. We think we need a meal when in actuality, we need water. Drinking one full glass of water at least five minutes before each meal not only quenches thirst, it partially induces satiety thereby reducing how intensely we crave food.

Add Fruit and Vegetables to the Menu:
Current nutritional standards heavily emphasize consumption of protein and dairy. Because we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to eating protein, we have to take initiative in order to eat fruits and vegetables. Regardless of what your meal is, always make sure that it either has a majority serving of fruit or vegetables along with it. Eating more meat than vegetables deprives our bodies of essential vitamins and minerals.

Listen to Your Body:
Many of us consume food out of procedure. We eat when we feel hungry, but instead of stopping when we’re full, we push ourselves to finish whatever we’re eating – even if it’s excessive. Learning to listen to your body and how it reacts to food is vital to gaining control of your diet. When you start to feel full, stop eating. If something tastes too sweet or too salty, don’t eat all of it. Your palate instinctively responds with displeasure to excessive nutrients and substances. Don’t ignore this physiological signal.

Go Easy on the Condiments:
Complementing meals with condiments has become part and parcel of eating food. While there’s nothing wrong with using condiments in moderation, once they become compulsory with every dish, their harmful effects begin to accumulate. The reason why condiments taste so good is because they have strong flavors. Unfortunately those strong flavors typically come from concentrated salt or sugar. Instead of using these ingredients to accentuate every single meal, condition your body to appreciate the natural flavors of your food.

Don’t Trust the Food Industry to Measure your Serving Sizes:
One of the easiest mistakes to make when it comes to managing food portions is trusting mass-producers to package or serve their food into reasonable portions. The food industry’s highest priority isn’t to ensure consumers’ health. Their highest priority is to sell as much food, to as many people as possible. Whether it comes from a restaurant, or from a grocery store shelf, blindly devouring prepared food without measuring how much you actually need to get satisfied is only setting the stage for overindulgence.

Use Fresh Ingredients:
If you ever have an option to eat fresh food, take it. The more a food item is exposed to conditions such as refrigeration, additives, canning, or use of pesticides, the more its nutrients become denatured and contaminated. The fresher the food we consume is, the fewer poisons and persistent substances end up circulating in our bodies.

Healthy living is a matter of lifestyle. This means that a decision to change your diet for the sake of well-being should be something you’re prepared to do for the rest of your life. It might not be realistic to eliminate entire food groups from your diet forever. But it’s definitely realistic to adhere to these six steps even when you eat high-calorie food. The most important thing is never to give up on trying to do the right thing – even with small measures. Check out more of RISE Programs’ Blogs for helpful advice on healthy living, and remember to spread the word by sharing this post. Please Note: Always consult a medical doctor before making any changes to your diet or nutrition program. Any advice offered by RISE Programs is purely academic and will not help cure, heal, or correct any illness, metabolic disorder, or medical condition.

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In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Everyone’s been there. Sitting dejected in the dark as frustration wrenches a lump of regret in your throat. Agonizing over that one miscalculation, that one mistake, that sent everything haywire. Wallowing in the sting of embarrassing failure as you wonder what happens next, or how to move on. These moments can feel completely hopeless – especially when failure happens within a context of leadership. Failure however, is not fatal. Failure is not a death sentence. In fact, depending on how a leader chooses to react to failure, it can become nothing more than a minor footnote on a bigger journey to success. During life’s toughest moments, it’s important to remember that there is no problem too dire to overcome. All it takes is some positive mental reframing through three main steps:

  • Reflect:

If you find yourself entangled in a moment of failure, stop cringing over it and take some time to reflect on the situation. Don’t do this in the spirit of obsessing over mistakes. Rather, do it with a singular aim of identifying the specific conditions that led to failure, then correct them. All mistakes in life are an opportunity to learn the difference between right and wrong. Instead of reacting to failure with indulgent emotion, analyze, remedy and grow from it.

  • Accept:

Accept that you can’t control everything. Accept that something bad happened, and that sometimes that’s just how the cookie crumbles. Accept that you are human, and imperfect. Beating yourself up about failure can spiral into endless self-pity. This is why it’s important to abandon the impossible expectations of perfectionism. Remembering your own fallibility is a crucial step towards healing that is necessary to move on constructively from failure. Once you accept that failure has happened, it becomes time to reset your attitude towards rebuilding.

  • Regroup:

If something doesn’t kill you, it only makes you stronger. As long as you have breath in your lungs it means you’re alive to fight, and win, another day. This should be your fundamental mindset no matter what happens in life. Do not collapse in defeat when you fail at something. Instead, focus on surviving. Focus on prevailing. Focus on salvaging what you can and craft a strategy to achieve again. It isn’t easy to regroup especially in the sadness of setbacks. However giving up should never be an option in your mind. Even if you have to reinvent yourself, and your dreams, keep hope alive and have the courage to continue.

Close your eyes and think about a legend you admire. Think about what they accomplished and why it is you respect them. If you pay close attention, you’ll notice that what you admire the most about them is the fact that they did not surrender to failure. Resilience is a virtue. It’s what sets great leaders apart and cements admiration for them. No matter what happens in life, be resilient and never give up. It will turn your life story, into a success story. Check out more of RISE Programs’ Blogs for helpful advice on leadership, and remember to spread the word by sharing this post. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love our many informative workshops and events listed on Eventbrite: Join RISE Programs any time to learn how to break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.

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It’s the same vicious cycle. Pumpkin spice starts to pepper the coffee as poinsettias emerge strewn across every storefront in sight. Halloween costumes are on sale, and the Fall season premieres of your favorite shows are underway. It strikes you out of nowhere that half the year just swept by, and it’s only a matter of time before jingle bells backdrop every song on the radio. You can practically taste the succulent roasted turkey at every single dinner and party you’ll inevitably attend. It’s enough to paint a satisfied grin on your face already, but then, there’s also that sting of guilt about how fat you’ll probably get by the time everyone’s drunkenly murmuring “Auld Lang Syne.” It’s understandable to stress about packing on the pounds over the holidays. Even so, it’s not an impossible goal to stay true to a healthy diet. Just follow these easy tips and you’ll be sure to keep your weight gain in check by slashing all those excess holiday calories:

1 Hydrate:

One of the biggest reasons people overeat is a confusing thirst for hunger. The simple routine of drinking plenty of water before every meal effectively prevents the body from trying to quench thirst with solid food. The more water you drink, the smaller portions of food you’re likely to eat. Beyond drinking water, make sure your plate has servings of juicy fibrous vegetables. A hydrated body is a healthy body.

2 Listen to your Body:

The majority of people today eat food for entertainment rather than sustenance. This is to say that meals are consumed more for the sake of enjoying flavors as opposed to actual nourishment. If you expect to prevent overindulgence on food, you must learn to abandon this mindset and recognize when you’re physically satisfied with a meal. If you feel full, stop and put away the food no matter how much is left on your plate.

3 Ruin your Appetite:

If you know you have plenty of parties and events to attend, don’t visit them on an empty stomach. Being gluttonous while you dine out only translates into higher consumption of rich food. Snacking on some fruit before you eat out will make you get full faster. In turn, if you get full quickly while eating out, it gets easier to rein things in and turn down that 3rd… or 12th helping. Anything you can do to practice conscientious portion-control makes a difference.

4 Skip the Appetizers:

Just because holiday dinners come with all the trimmings doesn’t mean that you have to gobble up every last one. Focus instead on what entrees you actually enjoy, then savor them as the core component of your meals without filling up on any extras like bread. Opting out of starters and hors-d’oeuvres simultaneously reduces how much food you eat, and leaves more room to enjoy the main course.


5 Easy on the Alcohol:

If you absolutely cannot do anything to cut down on the food you eat, at the very least go easy on the alcohol. Painful as it may be, choosing not to drink is, in fact, a good way to reduce caloric intake. This is because the average alcoholic beverage contains around 10-20 more calories than soft drinks do. Nobody’s saying you have to give up your beer altogether, but taking a break for the holidays will definitely make those meals a little lighter.

Always remember that even though making the right choices can be difficult sometimes, it’s always worth it to strive for them even with the smallest gestures. It doesn’t matter if your effort slows down, however, it does matter if you stop trying altogether. Don’t let the complacency of the past hold you back from changing your future. Check out more of RISE Programs’ Blogs for helpful advice on healthy living, and remember to spread the word by sharing this post.


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Sales Power For Sales Professionals

Book title: Sales Power For Sales Professionals 
Author: Jose Silva and Ed Bernd Jr. 
I have enjoyed Jose Silva’s books and teachings for years now but for some reason I haven’t really had a chance to read “Sales Power for Sales Professionals” until recently. For the past few years I have gotten more involved with sales professionals at our training facility in Glendora, California. Because most of our clients are business owners and have been sales professionals in the past, I of course continue to educate myself on this subject. Although I have been teaching sales techniques for years now, I always make it a priority to learn and develop myself through resources such as this book. Silva and Bernd Jr. actually happened to connect some things I have learned and taught before, but have never tied into sales the way their book does. I think their lessons are very powerful.  
This book is great because yes, it is focused on the topic of sales. However its tools and techniques can be exported to every area of life beneficially. I personally believe that the various techniques and principles it highlights are coincidentally the foundation of lasting success in every area of our lives. This book is about a success-mindset, a mindset that will help you thrive in all you do. My favorite thing about this book is that it deals with the roots of problems and reveals sales techniques that upgrade production without all the struggle. It’s a great book and teaches very profound messages. 
Richard Martinez 
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Dare to Win

Book title: Dare to Win 
Author: Jeff Chegwin & Carmela Diclemente 
This is a great, educational, easy, inspirational, and interesting read. This book shares true short stories of known historical figures and explores how their success first came with failure. Chegwin and Diclemente emphasize the message that failing is not bad. Even further, they underscore that failure is necessary for growth and development in our lives. Each chapter focuses on an individual figure and their unique story. The titles alone highlight the themes of each chapter. For example Chapter 1 is titled “Be Ambitious,” and shares insights on Elvis Presley’s life that are aimed at inspiring ambition. Chapter 33 which is titled “Break the Mold,” is about Winston Churchill’s legendary life. This is a book that anyone can read because each chapter provides its own substantial food for thought.
Richard Martinez 
Transformation Expert
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