Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

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Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

Postby Barbara Gabogrecan » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:53 am

ImageWelcome to Dean Howell who will share information with us on what he has established as the ‘Seven Steps to Success’. His topic will cover a broad range of ideas from how you accept responsibility, the importance of action if you want results to how happiness can make the difference to achieving success in your business (indeed, your life!)

Dean has owned and run a business for over 20 years. In that time he has had many roles and to service in business for that length of time means that he has had success. Dean specialises in online marketing and business development. He is determined to give his family a lifestyle that they deserve and to ‘give back’ to the community; which is exactly why he is writing in this Forum.

Please make him feel welcome by asking questions and sharing your opinions on what he has to say...you may actually have some different steps to success – please let us know what they are!
Warm wishes
Barb
Barbara Gabogrecan assists HBB's to market their business online
http://www.HomeBasedBusinessAustralia.org

Barbara is an artist specialising in silk painting; her video is on page one of You Tube http://youtu.be/1ZA9HObN_Go
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Having survived a stroke and a brain tumour, Barbara wrote a book titled 'Thank God I Had a Stroke' to motivate and inspire others suffering from similar afflictions.
http://GabogrecanStrokeRecovery.com/
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Re: Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

Postby Dean Howell » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:51 pm

Thank you Barbara for that great introduction. I look forward to contributing next week and hopefully the posts will be useful to your readers
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Yours in Success

Dean Howell

Husband – Father – Entrepreneur – Business & Personal Development – Leadership – Connecting GeoSpatial Professionals – Fire Fighter – Pilot

Follow my blogs at http://www.imagine-dream-believe.com

Join me on the Journey to Success at http://www.deanhowell.me
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Re: Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

Postby Dean Howell » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:56 pm

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Lesson 1 – Success can be yours

MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, SPIRITUALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND FINANCIALLY.

Welcome to the first day of your new life! Over the next seven days we are going to explore things you thought were never possible. Guess what? They really are! How exciting is that?

You may have come here for many different reasons, but the results can all be the same: SUCCESS. Success for everyone can mean a lot of different things, it could be money, social freedom, time with your family, becoming your own boss, or even enhance what you are currently doing. Maybe for you the change will mean you become the first million dollar producer with your company or watching your child take their first steps with you by their side. Success is a journey, over the next week we are excited to help you take this journey and change your life and results forever!

Our goal is to educate you on how to become successful and take action to create the results you desire. In order to do this we will give you words of success and example exercises to follow daily to create your own success.

I want to thank you for joining me in this program, which will cover:

1. How you can actually achieve the goals you desire by changing your thoughts, decisions, and actions.

2. How to apply these simple principles in your everyday life to change your results forever.

Each day we are going to walk you through a simple step by step process that has changed thousands of lives and created success for many people. We will give you exercises and situations that have been utilized by people around the world for thousands of years. And finally, we will give you the tools to start immediately and have an impact on your life RIGHT NOW! So let’s get started.

IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE RESULTS YOU ARE GETTING, THE TIME TO CHANGE IS NOW!

Lesson 1

Let’s discuss results for a moment. Results can simply be that you are not getting the raise you want or you can’t spend the time with your children that you and they deserve. The principles and opportunities we are about to give you today will begin to affect you and change the way you think immediately.

The definition of Insanity is – Doing the same thing and expecting different results.

Wow, How many times do we expect our results to be different, yet we do the same things day after day. In order for you to change your actions you must first change the decisions you make. To change your decisions you must change your thoughts.

Sounds simple right? Well let’s look at this in an easy formula for you to follow.

Thoughts + Decisions + Actions = RESULTS


So if you are not getting the results that you desire, you must go back to the simple formula and change your thoughts. So by following this formula, you can change and achieve the results and goals that you are looking for in your life, work, and your relationships. In order for this to happen you must take the steps necessary.

Create positive thoughts that you believe will get the results you are looking for.

Make immediate decisions on those thoughts

Take immediate action to achieve the results you desire.


“Successful people make their decisions quickly and change their minds slowly,

Unsuccessful people make their decisions slowly and change their mind quickly”

-Andy Andrews




Exercise:


In order to have the things in your life you desire, you must be willing to change your thoughts. Before you can have anything new in your life you must be GRATEFUL for the things that you have today.

Write 10 things that you are grateful for: You can be truly grateful about anything- your family, the weather, food, love, a flower, or even a painting – you get the idea be personal with your answers

1.________________________________2.__________________________________

3.________________________________4.__________________________________

5.________________________________6.__________________________________

7.________________________________8.__________________________________

9.________________________________10._________________________________


This will not take much of your time, but you will recognize how much you will evolve. Perception is reality. Your thoughts become your reality and the way you perceive yourself. Your past results have been reflections of your past thoughts.

Tomorrow we will expand on this and show you how this opportunity can give you the success you want in the areas of your life that you believe change is a necessity. This is setting the foundation for the next 6 days and opens your mind to the possibilities you never dreamed were possible. Congratulations for making a decision to change your life and the results you deserve.


Dare to Empower Yourself!
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Yours in Success

Dean Howell

Husband – Father – Entrepreneur – Business & Personal Development – Leadership – Connecting GeoSpatial Professionals – Fire Fighter – Pilot

Follow my blogs at http://www.imagine-dream-believe.com

Join me on the Journey to Success at http://www.deanhowell.me
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Re: Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

Postby Barbara Gabogrecan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:03 pm

I have often heard the definition of Insanity but wondered just how many people do keep doing the same thing and yet expect different results. I think one of the problems is that people do things a bit differently and think that the results will now be a lot different - but in fact they have only changed something on the surface, rather than deep down (which would be necessary for big changes).

The other thing to consider, is what does success mean to many of us. Making money certainly has not been a measurement tool for me. Helping others, being busy, learning new skills - all of these things make up a part of my 'success'.

However, this year I have made a HUGE difference to my thinking. Perhaps it was because I suffered a stroke and had a brain tumour removed that made me realise that I needed to think differently about what success meant to me and my family.

At our age, money seems more important because we have less opportunity to earn it as our health problems increase. Consequently I have created a new business - selling advertising on the Internet, by partnering with a brokerage who specialises in this area. Suddenly I am making a lot of money - more than I would have thought possible and my goal is to reach $100,000 gross by the end of the year. I am well on the way to achieving this.

So, I can say Dean that it wasn't until my mind changed (my thoughts) that my measurement of success also changed. Now I feel as though I can do both - earn a good income and share my skills with others and help them achieve success. Thanks for bringing this paradigm shift to my attention. :D
Barb
Barbara Gabogrecan assists HBB's to market their business online
http://www.HomeBasedBusinessAustralia.org

Barbara is an artist specialising in silk painting; her video is on page one of You Tube http://youtu.be/1ZA9HObN_Go
http://www.SilkPaintingByGabogrecan.com/

Having survived a stroke and a brain tumour, Barbara wrote a book titled 'Thank God I Had a Stroke' to motivate and inspire others suffering from similar afflictions.
http://GabogrecanStrokeRecovery.com/
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Re: Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

Postby Dean Howell » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:44 pm

Thank you Barbara,

You are spot on in that you need to change your mind, your attitude, the way you see things, otherwise nothing changes.

If nothing changes ... nothing changes :)
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Yours in Success

Dean Howell

Husband – Father – Entrepreneur – Business & Personal Development – Leadership – Connecting GeoSpatial Professionals – Fire Fighter – Pilot

Follow my blogs at http://www.imagine-dream-believe.com

Join me on the Journey to Success at http://www.deanhowell.me
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Re: Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

Postby Dean Howell » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:20 pm

Lesson 2 – The Importance of Accepting Responsibility

Welcome to day 2, how were the exercises yesterday? Remember, by doing the exercises you will improve your understanding of the material we will cover with you.

Lesson 2 – Success Strategies

Today, we are going to talk about how accepting responsibility for your present situation will open up your possibility for growth. There is a huge difference between forgiveness and trust. Forgiveness is about the past, trust is about the future. Today, we are going to learn how to let go of our past and concentrate on our future. This is a vital part of living a happy abundant life!

When you start to take responsibility for yourself, your life, and your situation, you can begin the journey to your future. You now understand how you arrived at your current situation. How your thoughts led you to your actions which ultimately has created your results and left you where you are today. It is time to forgive yourself and begin the journey to the life you deserve. Starting today, your life will not be an apology it will be a statement!

Beneficial Advice

How many times do we hear advice that we think is good or even breathtaking. Instead of thinking of ourselves, we often think of others in our lives that need this advice. The question we should be asking “How can this benefit me?” When we take the focus off others and focus on changing ourselves we make our lives better. We will then create a better environment and example for the “Others in our Lives”. By changing ourselves, we change others. In order to do this, we must first forgive ourselves for our past and start to create our future today.

Have you ever lost a sale, said the wrong thing to a friend, or made a mistake that you didn’t forgive yourself? You cannot change your past, but you can forgive yourself for it. When you learn from your mistakes you create a better future.

“Forgiveness is a secret that is hidden in plain sight. It cost nothing and is worth millions. It is available to everyone and used by few.”

-Abraham Lincoln


Exercise:

In order to take responsibility for your life, you must first take a personal inventory of where you are right now. This will allow you to liberate yourself from your own mental stranglehold: It is time to FORGIVE YOURSELF!!!

List below the things in your past you must forgive yourself for so you can focus on creating your future! Use separate sheet of paper if necessary.

I accept responsibility for my past and I will concentrate on my future.

1._____________________________________

2._____________________________________

3._____________________________________

4._____________________________________

5._____________________________________

Read this affirmation below, sign, date, and print this out to read and live by on a daily basis.

“From this moment forward. I will accept responsibility for my past. I understand that the beginning of wisdom is to accept the responsibility for my own problems and that by accepting responsibility for my past; I free myself to move into a bigger, brighter future of my own choosing.”

___________________________________ ___________________

Signed Date

Congratulations on completing the second step of your journey!
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Yours in Success

Dean Howell

Husband – Father – Entrepreneur – Business & Personal Development – Leadership – Connecting GeoSpatial Professionals – Fire Fighter – Pilot

Follow my blogs at http://www.imagine-dream-believe.com

Join me on the Journey to Success at http://www.deanhowell.me
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Re: Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

Postby Barbara Gabogrecan » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:15 am

Very interesting.....as many others would have, I have forgiven others in my life for what they have done that adversely effects me - but I have not thought about forgiving myself. I guess I rather think 'that is in the past and cannot be changed, so move on'.

I am always thinking of the future and move into it very readily. Hopefully making many changes, especially by not repeating the same mistakes as I have made in the past - as a matter of fact, I believe that you do not actually make mistakes unless you do the same thing twice. Otherwise it is simply a learning experience.
Barb
Barbara Gabogrecan assists HBB's to market their business online
http://www.HomeBasedBusinessAustralia.org

Barbara is an artist specialising in silk painting; her video is on page one of You Tube http://youtu.be/1ZA9HObN_Go
http://www.SilkPaintingByGabogrecan.com/

Having survived a stroke and a brain tumour, Barbara wrote a book titled 'Thank God I Had a Stroke' to motivate and inspire others suffering from similar afflictions.
http://GabogrecanStrokeRecovery.com/
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Re: Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

Postby Dean Howell » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:45 am

Moving on is an important step in the process to success so that you are not blaming yourself for the action of others.

You only have control of what you do and should not let others and their actions hold you back.

Thanks again Barb for your comments.

Have a great day.
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Yours in Success

Dean Howell

Husband – Father – Entrepreneur – Business & Personal Development – Leadership – Connecting GeoSpatial Professionals – Fire Fighter – Pilot

Follow my blogs at http://www.imagine-dream-believe.com

Join me on the Journey to Success at http://www.deanhowell.me
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Re: Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

Postby Dean Howell » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:47 pm

Lesson 3 – Your Action Creates Your Results


Welcome to day 3 of your seven day journey! I hope you have enjoyed the last few days. Today we will discuss how to take action on the decisions we have made.


Let me ask you a question….

Have you ever had an idea that you thought would be great, maybe even help someone, make a product better, or just simply add value to your life? Why did it not get done? You can try and blame it on lack of money or lack of time; it is simply LACK OF ACTION.

As of today, you are a person of action ready to create a new future by creating a new you. No longer dwelling in the past or moaning over lost opportunities. You can do nothing about the past. Your future is now! It is time to grasp it with both hands and take action!

When faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something. You must ALWAYS choose to ACT! You do not have the ability to make the right decision, but you do have the ability to make a decision and then make it right!

If a person is not willing to work, he or she can find endless excuses to avoid it. But laziness is more dangerous than a lion. The less you the do, the less you want to do, and the more useless you become. To overcome laziness, take a few small steps towards change. Today you will take action.

1. Set a concrete, realistic goal.

2. Figure out the steps needed to reach the goal

3. Follow the steps- TAKE ACTION

“How many times have you taken action on things you don’t desire, imagine if you took action on the things you do.”

- unknown




Exercise:

Think about how taking a small action today can change your results immediately. Over the past few lessons we have learned to change our thoughts in order to change our decisions. Today we will take actions on our new decisions. Today you will set and achieve your goal.

Contact 1 or more people that have made a difference in your life and let them know how much you appreciated their actions. This will result in a win-win situation for you and the person you contacted. Your deadline for doing this will be by the end of today.

Below you will write the name of the person you are contacting and how they made a difference in your life. (This may be a co-worker, old friend, family member, or someone you just met yesterday.)

1.______________________________________________________________

2.______________________________________________________________

3.______________________________________________________________



Remember how this made you feel by taking action on such a small goal. Now imagine the possibilities of creating larger goals and attaining them. How will this make you feel?

Imagine the possibilities!
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Yours in Success

Dean Howell

Husband – Father – Entrepreneur – Business & Personal Development – Leadership – Connecting GeoSpatial Professionals – Fire Fighter – Pilot

Follow my blogs at http://www.imagine-dream-believe.com

Join me on the Journey to Success at http://www.deanhowell.me
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Re: Welcome Dean Howell - '#7 Steps to Success'

Postby Dean Howell » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:21 pm

Lesson 4 – Happiness Is A Choice

Over the past few days we have given you the tools for you to utilize to become successful in any area of your life. Remember, this is about YOU and the transformation of YOU getting the results you desire.

Over the last 3 days we have discussed being grateful, the power of forgiveness and the ability to take action. We have determined in the previous lessons that your thoughts create your decisions which determine your actions and ultimately create the results you obtain in your life.

We are looking for the results that will ultimately make us happy. True happiness is a direct result of being grateful. You now understand that happiness is a choice!

Happiness is the end result of certain thoughts and activities, which actually bring out a chemical reaction in your body. This reaction results in euphoria, which, while elusive to some, is totally under your control. You will now make your smile your calling card. It is the strongest weapon you posses. Your smile will forge bonds, break ice, and calm storms. You must use your smile constantly!! You must always smile first that will tell everyone you come into contact with what you expect in return.

When you choose to smile, you become a master of your emotions and the true possessor of a grateful spirit.

MAKING THE CHOICE

Have you ever gone to the bank to make a deposit and the teller was having a bad day or eaten at a restaurant and the waitress wasn’t friendly. Imagine if there was a way for you to change there attitude by not saying a word. When we say happiness can be YOURS, we are also giving you the ability to give happiness to OTHERS.

Remember happiness is a choice! You can determine each moment of each day, whether you want to be happy or not. Remember back to a specific time where you just were not happy and the affect of a hello, a how are you, or even a simple smile changed the way you felt. Imagine that you have the possibility to help change others, by choosing your own happiness.

“People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, they will never forget how you made them feel.

-Maya Angelou


Exercise:

Today’s exercise will be very simple, but a very effective way to change your outlook and the outlook of others.

Today greet everyone with a sincere smile. Just simply smile while you talk to everyone, whether face to face or on the phone. Smiles can be very contagious, they can affect your bio chemistry, and they can have a lasting affect not only on you but all the people around you. Smiling will change your world in an instant.

This may seem like a very simple step to this course, and you’re right, it is. Just take a quick minute to write down what experiences you may have had through out the day with people, just by smiling. How did this affect you and your ability to get things done with this person?

You Make It Happen!
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Yours in Success

Dean Howell

Husband – Father – Entrepreneur – Business & Personal Development – Leadership – Connecting GeoSpatial Professionals – Fire Fighter – Pilot

Follow my blogs at http://www.imagine-dream-believe.com

Join me on the Journey to Success at http://www.deanhowell.me
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