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March 24, 2017

10 Secrets to Help Motivate Your Team

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10 Secrets to Help Motivate Your Team

Building great teams starts with great leadership. As a manager, your job is about more than just delivering results. Your team members depend on you to help them keep their eyes on the prize. They look to you for support, encouragement, and most of all, for the motivation to deliver more than what is expected of them. Your passion for the work will inspire theirs, and by helping your team stay energized, positive, and driven toward your shared goals, you can position yourself and your team members for unprecedented success.

Here are 10 easy ways to motivate your team:

1.  Listen Up: It’s easy to make assumptions about what employees want and who they are, but to truly motivate your employees, you’ll have to start listening. Spend one-on-one time with each team member to learn more about their goals, dreams, and challenges. Take a pause before responding with your own ideas to ensure you’ve fully absorbed what they’ve told you.

2.  Ask Questions: Ask team members questions to help figure out what motivates them and what is holding them back. Instead of telling them why they should care, help them discover for themselves what drives them.

3.  Create a Positive Work Environment: It’s simple. Happy employees are motivated employees, and unhappy employees find it challenging to stay engaged. Examine the culture at your office, and ask yourself if you were a team member, would you feel supported and excited to come to work? If the answer is no, start brainstorming ways you might be able to change things. If you get stuck, enlist the help of your employees. The simple act of including them in the process may motivate employees to work even harder.

4.   Take a Personalized Approach: One size does not fit all when it comes to motivation. Relate to your employees on an individual level and adjust your leadership approaches according to what works best for each of them.

5.   Set High Expectations: It’s hard to feel motivated when your supervisor does not seem to believe in you and expects you to fail. Instead of focusing on what the employee is doing wrong, reassure your team member that you know he or she can blow it out of the water.

6.   Earn their Trust: Employees need to believe you when you say you have their interests at heart. Managers who expect employees to work hard just because it makes them look good, quickly foster resentment that can infect and demotivate the whole team. Make it clear that you want them to succeed, not for your benefit, but for theirs.

7.   Offer to Help: Setting clear expectations is great, but employees also like to know that their managers have their backs. Let employees know you’re there to support them in any way they need.

8.   Focus on Growth: Studies have shown that money alone, is not an effective incentive to drive performance. While it may seem counterintuitive, employees are far more motivated by autonomy, mastery, and purpose. To get your employees charged up, talk about their hopes and dreams for the future, recognize their improvements, and rally around your purpose as an organization.

9.   Check in Often: Motivation is not something you can set and forget. Let employees know you’re paying attention. Acknowledge progress, praise accomplishments, and help team members look for potential solutions to their challenges.

10.   Be a Good Example: Wanting your team to perform is a no brainer, but are you leading by example? You can’t expect your employees to feel motivated if you’re not fully invested too. Give employees something to aspire to by maintaining a positive attitude and by constantly looking for ways to go above and beyond.

Remember that high-performing, motivated teams start with great leaders. Most employees want to do well. They just need good managers who can help them keep their eye on the things that matter. Following these simple steps can help fuel your team members’ drive to succeed.

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October 17, 2016

What the Most Successful People Believe

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There isn’t an easy path to success, but many of those who have reached success did so holding these beliefs.

Everybody wants to be successful, but not everybody is. What’s the difference between those who achieve success in their field and those who don’t? It all begins with success-oriented beliefs.

Here are some beliefs from Cydcor that the most successful people hold. If you incorporate them into your life, you will go far toward achieving success in your career.

“I create my own future.”

You are the agent of your success. If you feel you’re at the mercy of others’ actions or you rely on others to create the path to success, it will show in your behavior. If you believe in your heart that you are responsible for your own future and take actions that speak to that, you’ll achieve success.

“I’m grateful for what I have.”

It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that what you already have in life is not enough, especially if you’re struggling to meet your personal and professional goals. Successful people take time to appreciate the good things in their lives, no matter how small or simple. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, and that will help you achieve your goals.

“It’s okay to fail.”

All successful people have had failures. The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is that successful people don’t give up. They learn from their failures, pick themselves up, and move on with greater wisdom and determination.

“I’m willing to take big risks.”

Success is difficult to achieve if you’re afraid to go beyond your comfort zone. Great risk brings great reward. Set a really lofty goal for yourself. Try a new method of interacting with potential customers. Learn about and practice some of the keys to professional success.

“I live in the present.”

When you’re caught up in rehashing past mistakes or obsessing over what you hope to achieve in the future, you’re not being in the moment with your customers or team. If you’re mentally present, you’ll listen better and go farther toward achieving your goals.

“I focus on what matters.”

It’s tempting to spend time checking your phone or getting distracted by office chatter, but that’s not going to get you to success. Set a few goals and a timeline for achieving them, then make a commitment to spend your time working toward that. Use the phone or water cooler time as a reward for working diligently toward your goals.

“I love my job!”

Every job has elements that are less than fun. But if you embrace the good things about your job, you’ll cultivate an attitude of success. Even when your work is hard and you’re feeling disheartened, remember there was something about this job that appealed to you when you first started; focus on that.

In short, “your attitude determines your altitude,” as the old saying goes. If you focus on the positive, set challenging goals, and understand that you are the one responsible for your success, you will be able to achieve more than you ever imagined.

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We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services located in Agoura Hills, CA. From our humble beginnings as an independent sales company based in Canada to garnering a reputation as the global leader in outsourced sales, Cydcor has come a long way. We’ve done this by having exceptional sales professionals and providing our clients with proven sales and marketing strategies that get results.

July 7, 2016

10 Sales Quotes That Deliver Motivation

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When you’re in a slump at work, don’t just grab a cup of coffee. Instead, consume one of these inspiring quotes to re-energize your focus and improve your productivity.

Reaching your sales goals requires a positive attitude and the ability to motivate yourself and your co-workers. At Cydcor, we believe that motivation matters. We encourage our employees and sales representatives to find strategies that improve their ability to achieve any goal. Here are some quotes to can add to your motivational toolbox. Use them when your day needs a lift.

  1. Have a Positive Outlook

Begin by always expecting good things to happen. – Tom Hopkins

  1. Turn Rejections into Positives

One of the best predictors of ultimate success isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections. – Daniel H. Pink

  1. It Pays to Listen

Most people think “selling” is the same as “talking.” But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job. – Roy Bartell

  1. Be Upbeat and Energetic

For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough. – Zig Ziglar

  1. Focus on Your Customer

If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will. – Bob Hooey

  1. Develop Strong Networks

All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust. – Bob Burg

  1. Believe in Your Product

Ninety percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion. – Shiv Khera

  1. Never Give Up

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. – Og Mandino

  1. Relationships Lead to Sales

To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship. – Patricia Fripp

  1. Sales is About Educating Customers

Treat objections as requests for further information. – Brian Tracy

An inspirational quote is a dependable tool to use when you need to overcome an obstacle at work. Write down your favorite quotes. Display them where you will see them every day. You will get more motivation out of a quote if you make it part of your day.

What quotes do you return to for motivation when you face an obstacle that prevents you from reaching your goals? Tweet your favorite quotes and be sure to follow @Cydcor on Instagram to learn more about our company and our culture.

We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services. From our humble beginnings as an independent sales company based in Canada to garnering a reputation as the global leader in outsourced sales, Cydcor has come a long way. We’ve done this by having exceptional sales professionals and providing our clients with proven sales and marketing strategies that get results.

June 15, 2016

Cydcor’s Retail National Conference 2016 Caption Contest – Motivational Quote Contest

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Win VIP seats at National Conference 2016!

What is your favorite motivational quote? Share it in the comments on the accompanying photo on Facebook and you will be entered into a raffle for VIP seats for the General Session at the Retail National Conference 2016 for you and your team! The more entries, the more chances to win! Make sure you tag your friends to enter and they could end up sitting right next to you!

This contest will run from Wednesday June 15th (12:00 PM PST) until Monday, June 20th (11:59 PM PST). The winner will be announced on Cydcor’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on Tuesday June 21st any time after 9:00AM PST. So, do not miss your chance to get some of the best seats during General Session!

Terms and Conditions (Facebook)

Valid entries are comments that caption the related post on Cydcor’s Facebook page.  To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and (ii) a primary registrant attending Cydcor’s Retail National Conference (Cydcor employees are not eligible). Multiple comments per participant are allowed. Profanity or inappropriate language, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. Each entry will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win VIP seats (maximum of 7 seats) during the General Session. There will be one selected winner. Contest begins on Wednesday June 15th (12:00 PM PST) until Monday, June 20th (11:59 PM PST). All participants will enter into a raffle and the winner will be announced via Cydcor’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC?ref=hl) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Tuesday June 21st any time after 9:00AM PST. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Facebook in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Facebook from any and all liability.

April 27, 2016

Cydcor Reviews Outliers: The Story of Success

Cydcor Reviews Outliers: The Story of Success
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About Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

What makes high achievers different from you or me? Malcolm Gladwell answers that question with his book, Outliers. Many overachievers believe in one of the core concepts in the book: the “10,000-hour rule.” Gladwell suggests that to be the best at something, you need to study it for 10,000 hours. In this book, he finds the outliers—men and women who do things that are out of the ordinary.

Outliers is a good read because of Gladwell’s fascination with psychology, law, statistics, and sociology. His colorful writing provides a powerful and personal analysis of why some people become outliers and some don’t. Despite its quirky characters and lofty critiques, you’ll find echoes of your life in his writing.

Like Gladwell, at Cydcor, we encourage our employees and sales associates to set challenging goals that inspire achievement. We provide determined individuals opportunities to excel, work hard, and build successful careers.

Why Cydcor Reviews Recommends This Book:

Gladwell worked as a journalist at the Washington Post and as a writer for the New Yorker magazine. Instead of writing simple biographies of successful people, he investigates the communities where these exceptional people developed. He also examines the cultures that influenced them during their formative years and up to today.

Gladwell is passionate about social sciences and statistics. This interest led him to figure out why Canada’s star hockey players are consistently born in January, February, and March. But Gladwell isn’t just revealing cold facts and figures. He uses the book to examine his own life as an outlier.

Cydcor recommends this book because the author provides profoundly inspirational insights into how ordinary men and women achieve greatness. Gladwell suggests that everyone who is exceptional at something—like sales—has practiced for about 10,000 hours. Gladwell’s theory endorses Cydcor’s belief that professional achievement, recognition, and advancement is available for anyone who works hard and pursues each opportunity they find.

Our Favorite Part

Our favorite part of Outliers is Gladwell’s talent for revealing the unique twists and turns that influence someone’s life. For example, when Bill Gates was in the eighth grade, the mothers’ group at his school used the proceeds of their annual bake sale to purchase a personal computer for the students.

No software was available for the computer, so Gates learned how to program it by punching holes into computer cards—a very outdated practice today. After many hours of hard work, he got the computer to work. By the time he was a sophomore in high school, Gates had exhausted his school’s computer resources and sought further instruction at the University of Washington, where he met his future business partner, Paul Allen. Gates certainly had a gift for computing, but ultimately his achievements were powered by his 10,000 hours of hard work.

If we follow Gates’ example, if we pay attention and begin to see obstacles as opportunities, we will improve our chances for success.

As you read this book, you may remember the lessons you learned from teachers and mentors who taught you how to overcome obstacles. This book reminds us that the opportunity to succeed is always present; you just need to have a positive outlook and the determination to meet each challenge. You may not become a billionaire after reading Outliers, but your personal and professional life will become rich with possibility.

Who are the outliers that influenced your career path? Let us know about the men and women who inspire you to succeed. Share your ideas on Twitter and follow us @Cydcor.

We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services. From our humble beginnings as an independent sales company based in Canada to garnering a reputation as the global leader in outsourced sales, Cydcor has come a long way. We’ve done this by having exceptional sales professionals and providing our clients with proven sales and marketing strategies that get results.

March 23, 2016

20 Great Quotes to Help You Overcome Obstacles

20 Great Quotes to Help You Overcome ObstaclesThese words of wisdom will inspire you to overcome any obstacle in your path.

An inspiring quote is the perfect tool to use when you find that an obstacle is blocking your way forward. We’ve collected 20 inspirational quotes for you to read when you need encouragement. At Cydcor, we teach our employees and sales representatives to embrace optimism. You will find an optimistic, positive perspective within the quotes we’ve selected.

  1. “Life is not lived with intentions, but action.” – Shannon L. Alder
  1. “Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball
  1. “Success is a choice, a promise that you make to yourself to keep moving forward.” – Elizabeth Bourgeret
  1. “Sing so loud that the music drowns out the sounds of the naysayers. One day they’ll be singing your song.” – JaTawny Muckelvene Chatmon
  1. “The greater the destiny, the greater obstacles you’ll have to overcome. No great destiny comes without great challenges and sacrifices.” – Jeanette Coron
  1. “When you see an obstacle approaching, grab your courage and speed up.” – Angela Lynne Craig
  1. “Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner
  1. Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  1. “The annoyance you ignore today only gets worse tomorrow. Solve it now.”- Auliq Ice
  1. “Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.” – Michael Jordan
  1. “Many times we are our worst enemy. If we could learn to conquer ourselves, then we will have a much easier time overcoming the obstacles that are in front of us.” – Stephan Labossiere
  1. “The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.” – Benny Lewis
  1. “Yesterday’s mistakes cannot affect today’s possibilities unless you dwell on them.” – Benjamin Lotter
  1. “We were born to continuously strive and thrive.” – Edmond Mbiaka
  1. “If there are no barriers to cross or demons to slay in the journey to reach your desired destination, how can you call it a success?” – Debasish Mridha
  1. “You become limitless when you overcome what holds you back.” – Lorii Myers
  1. “If we didn’t have nightmares, we wouldn’t wake up every morning chasing our dreams.” – Joyce Rachelle
  1. “If you want to catch your dreams, you have to drop your fears.” – Anton Rubaclini
  1. “No more crying. Tears only cause destructive When you are sad, you build a boat.” – Katherine Russell
  1. “Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington

Find a quote that is meaningful to you, then take a few moments to reflect on how it applies to the obstacles you face. Write it down on a piece of paper to become more familiar with the words and wisdom it contains. Display it in a place where you’ll see it regularly. Read the quote out loud whenever you need inspiration. Reminding yourself every day of what inspires you, of what pushes you to achieve greater things, is a powerful tool for maintaining your professional progress.

Is there a special quote you turn to when you’re facing an obstacle? Post it on Twitter, follow us @Cydcor, and share it on your social media platforms. We want to know what motivates you when need it the most.

We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services. From our humble beginnings as an independent sales company based in Canada to garnering a reputation as the global leader in outsourced sales, Cydcor has come a long way. We’ve done this by having exceptional sales professionals and providing our clients with proven sales and marketing strategies that get results.

January 6, 2016

The 12 Best Quotes To Inspire Personal Excellence In 2016

The 12 Best Quotes To Inspire Personal Excellence In 2016 - Cydcor Sales
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As you celebrate the New Year, reflect back on the one we’re just finishing up. What were your biggest successes? Your most frustrating failures? Consider the coming months and use this year’s experiences to identify possible challenges and desired goals.

After a month or two, the New Year loses some of its initial excitement and may move back into that place of hard work and routine. It’s during these times that we need support and encouragement to continue moving onward and upward the most.

We’ve selected 12 inspirational quotes from some seriously smart men and women in a variety of professions. Their wit and wisdom are just the spark you’ll need to pump up your optimism!

1. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle, American humorist, and actor

2. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash, Founder Mary Kay Cosmetics

3. “It’s easier to explain price once than to apologize for quality forever.” – Zig Ziglar, Salesman and motivational speaker

4. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers, Advice columnist

5. “Goals aren’t enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and a deadline to make you run.” – Ben Feldman, Salesman, and author

6. “I’ve never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.” – Estée Lauder, Co-founder Estée Lauder Companies

7. “Fear is the destroyer of dreams and the killer of ambitions.” – Jeffrey Benjamin, Senior adviser to Cyrus Capital Partners, LP

8. “If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it, and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through.” – Isabel Dos Santos, Africa’s richest businesswoman as reported by Forbes

9. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” –  Booker T. Washington, African-American educator, author, and businessman

10. “You really can change the world if you care enough.” – Marian Wright Edelman, President and founder, The Children’s Defense Fund

11. “A lot of people complain about yesterday. We have no power to change yesterday. But this very day, 30 years later, is what we can control and decide. Change yourself, take baby steps, and stay determined for ten years.” – Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group

12, “My best successes came on the heels of failures.” – Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman and investor, host of ABC’s Shark Tank

Save these quotes. Display them near your work area where is easy for you to see. Get familiar with them and turn to them when times get tough. Use these quotes as the foundation of a personal book of quotations, one that you’ll build and study over the coming months and years.

And always remember that you’re never alone when you surround yourself with wise and thoughtful friends.

Has an inspirational quote ever had a positive impact affect on your work habits? Please share it here, and be sure to follow Cydcor on Instagram for the latest photos of what’s going on at our office in Agoura Hills, CA: https://www.instagram.com/cydcor

We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services. From our humble beginnings as an independent sales company based in Canada, to garnering a reputation as the global leader in outsourced sales, Cydcor has come a long way. We’ve done this by having exceptional sales professionals and providing our clients with proven sales and marketing strategies that get results.

October 8, 2015

5 Ways to Create an Optimistic Attitude

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Every morning as you prepare for the day you face a simple choice: how are you going to accept the big and the small obstacles that you encounter during the day? Will you let these challenges become impossible obstacles or will you think like an optimist and turn them into opportunities?

Optimism is the tool you need, and the good news is that it can be developed. To engage your optimism, you need to mature the ability to pause for a moment when you encounter an obstacle. During that pause, begin to reframe what you’re seeing. Learn how to see an obstacle as an opportunity. Optimism isn’t a gift you’re born with—you develop it with practice and eventually you will become an authentic optimist, ready for any opportunity.

Consider these 5 ways an optimistic attitude will create positive results in your life. Try one at a time. Remember that becoming an expert with a new tool takes practice.

  1. Start With Gratitude

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. – Eckhart Tolle

It feels good to start your day with a grateful attitude. Your attention moves from the negative to the positive. Consider the good things in your life and your successes; even the small things are important. At the end of the day, before you fall asleep, think of five things that you’re grateful for and feel the happiness they bring to your life.

  1. Turn Obstacles Into Opportunities

What matters most is not what these obstacles are but how we see them, how we react to them, and whether we keep our composure.- Ryan Holiday

If you identify something as an obstacle, your mind will respond with ways to make repairs; That means your energy is heading in the wrong direction- toward the negative. When you correctly identify a task, assignment, or a deadline as an opportunity, you begin to activate your optimism and align your skills toward a positive outcome.

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  1. No Room for Ruminating

You do not need to be a victim of worry. Reduced to its simplest form, what is worry? It is simply an unhealthy and destructive mental habit. –Norman Vincent Peale

Low optimism is evident when you’re confronting feelings of anxiety and fear about the future, which often leads to rumination, a negative type of self-talk that imagines everything that could go wrong. An alternative to ruminating is imagining the positive. Create a movie in your head that visualizes your confident self, feeling powerful and achieving success.

  1. Use Positive Language

People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. John C. Maxwell

Language defines our emotional state and creates the space in which we respond to a challenge. Instead of saying, “it’s impossible,” say, “it’s a challenge.” Shift your “no” toward “yes”. Stop complaining about personal problems and things that are getting you down. Greet the people you encounter with an optimistic response. If someone asks, “How are you?” Your response will be, “I’m doing great today.” Optimism is powerfully contagious and will make a great impression on the people you meet.

  1. Embrace the Positive

No one knows more about optimism than a Cubs fan. After waiting 104 years, it’s our optimism, and not the winning, that binds us together. We really do believe the next year will be the year. -Grant DePorter

Begin to pay attention to sources of negativity in your life. Does listening to the nightly news lead you to feeling sad? Then find a commentator or writer who answers despair with hope and celebrates positive stories. Volunteer your time working on a cause that helps others. Cydcor provides employees with an opportunity to support Operation Smile. Joining a group that’s doing good means you’re making the choice to be around optimistic people. Eventually, their optimistic view of things will contribute to your success as your optimism also grows.

August 20, 2015

Cydcor Reviews The Compound Effect

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About The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The power to change is always in the hands of the beholder. The Compound Effect is based on the fact that decisions can shape a person’s destiny. Even the smallest decisions can have an effect on the future. Written by Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, The Compound Effect analyzes the how to earn achievements in business, relationships, and more through decision-making. This easy-to-use, step-by-step guide can show readers how to increase successes, keep track of progress, and achieve their biggest goals.

Why Cydcor Reviews recommends this to future leaders:

Only the biggest decisions we’ve ever made come to mind when we look back at the choices that have shaped our lives. However, it’s not only big decisions but also small ones, even ones that we tend to not notice, that we make on a daily basis. This is the basis of The Compound Effect. It’s very similar to making small financial decisions that ultimately add up to a large sum. If you’re serious about wanting to change for the better, smaller decisions need to be kept on track. The frustrating part is that many of these small, unnoticeable decisions may affect us negatively. The Compound Effect aims to help readers realize where their blinders are.

Our favorite part:

Consistency, hard work, and patience are all of utmost importance when it comes to decision-making. Making simple improvements every single day, even if it feels insignificant, can make a drastic impact. Hardy does an excellent job of pointing out how the reason WHY we do something is important. He describes the things that undermine our ability to change. Readers will be able to pick up this book and instantly begin implementing things that can have lasting and positive impacts on their life. This is a book has the potential to be re-read regularly—you’ll still find new tips to compound your success.

May 7, 2015

The Most Inspirational Quotes Ever Spoken

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A few sentences will rarely ever change our lives for the better. It’s up to us to go out every day and actively seek a better self. Words are just words, but when applied to our behavior in life, they can create a new meaning. The following are excellent quotes that are meant to not only inspire, but to help others think about the potential they have within. In Cydcor’s opinion, these are the most inspirational quotes ever spoken:

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

Putting things off until later or waiting to start a positive habit on Monday never gets us anywhere positive. Time is never going to be perfect; take action today to start seeing results.

“Do What You Can, where you are, with what you have.” – Teddy Roosevelt

Many people fall victim to feeling helpless, so Roosevelt makes a good point. Doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re located, or how much wealth you have. Do anything you can to keep yourself growing toward positive habits.

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” – Arthur Christopher Benson

Changing habits and things you don’t like about yourself is key, compared to just moving to a new place. Although there will be benefits to starting somewhere new, no real change can happen if you don’t look in the mirror and see what needs to be changed first.

“The creation of a thousand is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quotes is largely focused on potential. We tend to look at tough situations and automatically think there’s not much to work with. The potential of each little step we take to better ourselves means a lot. The moral of the story is that big things come in small packages.

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

Never worry how life is going to working out. The only thing we ever need to worry about is if we are putting in the necessary effort. Ayn Rand makes an excellent point that it should never be a question of if what we’re doing is the correct path. Trust in yourself and never let anything get in your way of fulfilling your dreams.

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

This is a great quote that speaks to taking the action necessary for any situation. If change is what we seek, it’s required for us to put in the effort. Never just dream about where you could be; get out there and get where you want to be today.