It’s about inspiration. It’s about motivation to get ahead in life and business. It will also help anyone who is seeking financing for a business or needs to understand how to build and sell a company. It contains 1,000 maxims, anecdotes, and stories of success pertaining to dozens of people including the author. Much of this inspiration and advice is communicated in stories like the ones below and which are identified by their number in the book.
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The book is a magnificent gift for your best customers and a tool for anyone in high school, college or business. It is fantastic for senior executives, junior executives or entry level workers. This book is a “must have” for anyone who gives speeches, writes a newsletter, manages a sales force, or just wants to get ahead in business or life. The CEO of every company should have all of his employees read this book and he will have a much stronger company... particularly #1,000 which is about how the author obtained 13 corporation promotions in 13 years.
Here are a few examples of the 1.000 items in the book.
#16 There Is Always A Right Way And A Wrong Way To Succeed.
The book has many stories that we hope enlighten you to think about success. One is a fun story that highlights how important communication is in just about every situation anyone will ever be confronted with. It is also a wonderful story that can be used by anyone giving a speech. Two Jesuit priests both wanted a cigarette while they prayed. They decided to ask their bishop for permission. The first asked but was told, “No”. A little while later he spotted his friend smoking. “Why did the Bishop allow you to smoke and not me?” he asked. “Because you asked if you could smoke while you prayed and I asked if I could pray while I smoked” the friend replied.
#83 You Never Get A Second Chance To Make A Good First Impression.
While this is such an old maxim, it is critically important to anyone in sales or simply trying to get ahead in life. When you meet a business prospect or a social contact for the first time, if you are dressed poorly or speak poorly chances are you will make a bad first impression. Even if you show up late for a meeting or event, the impression you leave will not be great. Know that it is very difficult to change the subliminal impression you first make with anyone. So, if you feel it is important to meet anyone for any reason, think hard about what your initial impression is going to make on that person.
#100 Any Problem You Can Solve With A Check Isn’t A Problem … It’s An Expense.
Believe it or not, this is actually a great stress reliever, and I use it all the time in both my business and personal life. Once you convert a problem to an expense, the problem seems to just go away. I find it easier to deal with an expense than a problem. Try this the next time you are confronted with something like a dent in your car or you burned the dinner in the oven. The car can be fixed for a cost and you can just go to a restaurant or order take out … but the problem has gone away.
#138 Job Security Is Being Worth More Than You’re Getting Paid.
I think this is so important. Very few people would be laid off at work if they followed this maxim. And this is also a key strategy if you ever want to be promoted. Think about it, who do you think the boss will want to promote … the person who is exceptional or the one who is simply doing an OK job?