Monthly Archives: September 2012

Napoleon Hill Lesson 15: Budget your Time and Money


“Inventory yourself and your activities. Intelligently balance your use of time and resources, both business and personal. Inventory yourself and your activities. Intelligently balance your use of time and resources, both business and personal.” Napoleon Hill

Money is not the main asset in life, time is, so I will discuss time and using it well in this last installment on the teachings of Napoleon Hill.  I have always heard that time is money.  You can turn time into money, but you cannot turn money into time.  I think a more accurate phrase would be that time is life.

Interesting thing about time is that if you are without it, you become stressed. Yet with a lot of time on your hands and you become bored.

Time follows certain rules. We cannot change or break them

  1. We all have a limited amount of time on this earth.
  2. Once an hour is gone, we can never get it back.
  3. We can leverage our time.
  4. We can invest our time.
  5. We can give our time to others.
  6. You can make the most of your time.

The hard truth is that your time is limited. You never know when your time will end. However, one thing is for sure, you can make the most of the time that you have.

Enjoy what life has to offer. Remember that we are just passers-by in this world we call life and can make the most of our precious time by developing the habits that Napoleon Hill outlines in his 17th and final of the Principles of Personal Achievement.

Lesson 17: Habits
Developing and establishing positive habits leads to peace of mind, health and financial security. You are where you are because of your established habits and thoughts and deeds.” Napoleon Hill

My hope is that my discussion of Napoleon Hill’s principles has stimulated new habits and a more positive outlook in your life.  If one of these principles has had an effect on your life please comment and let me know.

 

Phil is one of only one thousand leaders worldwide (representing nearly 100 countries) to be trained and certified by John C. Maxwell & his team, as part of the founder’s circle of coaches, speakers and teachers. http://about.me/phil.vanover
He is an experienced leader who brings a passionate, positive approach to developing people, driving sales through delivering outstanding customer service. Phil can bring training on leadership, service and personal growth to your organization.
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Napoleon Hill Lesson 15: Health and a Positive Mental Attitude


Sound health begins with a sound health consciousness, just as financial success begins with a prosperity consciousness”. Napoleon Hill

In the interest of full and fair disclosure, I am no health expert and certainly have not mastered my own.  I have weight to lose, I need to be more consistent in my exercise and need to keep improving my eating habits.

Despite these challenges, I have always had good check ups, reasonably good cholesterol and blood sugar numbers and rarely get sick with common things like colds, flu etc…..  I have been blessed with a strong immune system and reasonably good health.  I do attribute a good deal of that to my faith  and choosing a positive attitude.

Worry has some serious side effects. https://philvanover.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/worry-expends-wasted-emotional-energy/

I believe that faith, positive attitude and choosing my reaction to stressful situations has improved my overall heath by a large factor. Now I need to work on the other factors as well.

I would love to hear your stories of how you faith and positive attitude have positively affected your heath.

Phil is one of only one thousand leaders worldwide (representing nearly 100 countries) to be trained and certified by John C. Maxwell & his team, as part of the founder’s circle of coaches, speakers and teachers. http://about.me/phil.vanover
He is an experienced leader who brings a passionate, positive approach to developing people, driving sales through delivering outstanding customer service. Phil can bring training on leadership, service and personal growth to your organization.
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Napoleon Hill Lesson 14: Creative Vision


If you don’t know where you are heading you are bound to get there.

Creative vision is developed by the free and fearless use of one’s imagination. It is not a miraculous quality with which one is gifted or is not gifted at birth.” Napoleon Hill

Steven Covey’s first habit is to “Begin with the End in Mind”. What end do you want to create? Executive coach Ed DeCosta who is one of my coaches and trainers asks clients to imagine a DVD that is all about their life seven years from now and imagine what they would want to be on it.

Your vision should include the following areas:

  • Health
  • Spiritual
  • Work or career
  • Family, social relationships
  • Financial security
  • Personal growth
  • Recreation

Use these questions to guide your thoughts when thinking of a vision for your goal.

  • When your life is ending, what will you regret not doing, seeing, or achieving?
  • What are the five to ten things you enjoy doing? Think of things that if you do not do them regularly you feel unfulfilled. Daily, weekly, monthly, or annually?
  • If you never had to work another day in your life, how would you spend your time instead of working?
  • What do  need to do every day to feel fulfilled in your work?
  • What makes you smile?
  • What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?

 What do you need to do to create your vision?

  • Think Big – If you don’t think as big as you can, you will you ever know how big your legacy could have been.
  • Suspend disbelief Great people don’t listen to small thinkers when looking at the future. They leave limiting beliefs outside the room.
  • Focus on the vision every day– James Allen wrote, “You will become as great as your dominant aspiration. If you cherish a vision, a lofty ideal in your heart, you will realize it.”  When things get tough, your vision will keep you going.
  • Form an inner circle– Surround yourself with people who think like you, but have different strengths.  They should be positive, big thinkers as well, but complement your strengths.

If you would like to know more about how I can help you create your vision, develop your plan and reach your goals, email  me and we can set up your free one hour coaching session. Or ask me about group coaching for your team.

Phil is one of only one thousand leaders worldwide (representing nearly 100 countries) to be trained and certified by John C. Maxwell & his team, as part of the founder’s circle of coaches, speakers and teachers. http://about.me/phil.vanover
He is an experienced leader who brings a passionate, positive approach to developing people, driving sales through delivering outstanding customer service. Phil can bring training on leadership, service and personal growth to your organization.
You can sign up for Phil’s email newsletter and get a free gift from John Maxwell here FREE GIFT
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Napoleon Hill- Lesson 13: Adversity & Defeat


Individual success usually is in exact proportion of the scope of the defeat the individual has experienced and mastered. Many so-called failures represent only a temporary defeat that may prove to be a blessing in disguise. Napoleon Hill

The words victim and victor have the same root. The prefix vict means to conquer.  The difference is who is conquered and who is conquered,

There will always be defeats and bumps in the road at times in our lives.  Our choice is to be the victor or the victim. The difference between people who lead happy, successful lives and people who are generally miserable is their perception of and response to setbacks, obstacles and failure.

Elvis Presley was fired from the Gran Ole Opry. Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and VP Dick Cheney dropped out of Yale. Teachers told Edison he was “too stupid to learn anything.” Stephen King’s first book, Carrie, received 30 rejections

In his book Failing Forward, John Maxwell says. “… [people] allow failure to get the better of them emotionally, and it stops them from achieving their dreams. …Failure can be very painful–sometimes physically and more often emotionally. Seeing part of your vision fall flat really hurts. And if people heap ridicule on top of your hurt feelings, you feel even worse. The first important step in weathering failure is learning not to personalize it — making sure you know that your failure does not make you a failure. …For many people the pain of failure leads to fear of failure. …That’s when many people get stuck in the fear cycle. And if fear overcomes you, it’s almost impossible to fail forward.”

The choice is always yours you can fall and stay down or you can choose to learn, rise and keep moving forward.

Phil is one of only one thousand leaders worldwide (representing nearly 100 countries) to be trained and certified by John C. Maxwell & his team, as part of the founder’s circle of coaches, speakers and teachers. http://about.me/phil.vanover
He is an experienced leader who brings a passionate, positive approach to developing people, driving sales through delivering outstanding customer service. Phil can bring training on leadership, service and personal growth to your organization.
You can sign up for Phil’s email newsletter and get a free gift from John Maxwell here FREE GIFT
You can email him with questions or comments @ philvanover@johnmaxwellgroup.com or call at 252 452-7945

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