Archives For Daily Success Secrets

Create a New Vision

The effective leader must assemble for the organization a vision of a desired future state. While this task may be shared and developed with other key members of the organization, it remains the core responsibility and cannot be delegated.

~ Warren Bennis & Burt Nanus, Leaders, The Strategies For Taking Charge

Things Everybody Needs To Understand About People.

Knowing what people need and want is the key to understanding them. And if you can understand them, you can influence them and impact their lives in a positive way. What I know about understanding people can be summed up in the following list:

  1. EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE SOMEBODY. There isn’t a person in the world who doesn’t have the desire to be someone, to have significance. Even the least ambitious and unassuming person wants to be regarded highly by others.
  2. NOBODY CARES HOW MUCH YOU KNOW UNTIL HE KNOWS HOW MUCH YOU CARE. The moment that people know that you care about them, the way they feel about you changes. Showing others that you care isn’t always easy. Your greatest times and fondest memories will come because of people, but so will your most difficult, hurting, and tragic times.
  3. EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY. Contrary to popular belief, there are no such things as self-made men and women. Everybody needs friendship, encouragement, and help.
  4. EVERYBODY CAN BE SOMEBODY WHEN SOMEBODY UNDERSTANDS AND BELIEVES HER. Once you understand people and believe in them, they really can become somebody. And it doesn’t take much effort to help other people feel important. Little things, done deliberately at the right time, can make a big difference.
  5. EVERYBODY WHO HELPS SOMEBODY INFLUENCES A LOT OF BODIES. The final thing you need to understand about people is that when you help one person, you’re really impacting a lot of other people. What you give to one person overflows into the lives of all the people that person impacts.

Most people are so genuinely grateful when another person makes them feel special that they never tire of showing their gratitude.

Relationship 101, By John C. Maxwell

How to Be a REAL Success

Four Session Mastermind Group

People are inspired by and desire to be like great leaders yet become overwhelmed by the perceived knowledge needed to learn the skills of leadership. Success is knowing your purpose in life; growing to your maximum potential; sowing the seeds that benefit others. It is a rather simple recipe yet requires awareness, study, practice and mentoring to achieve. The four elements to success are: Relationships– Love and accept yourself. The first person you learn to get along with is you; Equipping – Great leaders grow their vision from “ME” to “WE;” Attitude – Our attitude is a choice; Leadership – Leadership takes time and energy to develop

*This mastermind group is limited to ten participants, with a minimum of six participants to start the class.

Sessions will include a video with group discussion and activities to incorporate from each sessions.

Time and Scheduled dates: 12:00 – 2:00 pm, every other Friday on 8/24, 9/07, 9/21, 10/05

Meeting Location: 216 N. 2nd St., Suite 103, Bismarck, ND

Investment: $169 + book (Payment due prior to or at the first session)

To register or to bringing this training to your organization contact Dave Leingang at or call 701-527-7416.


RULE 1: Get the facts. Remember that Dean Hawkes of Columbia University said that “half the worry in the world is caused by people trying to make decisions before they have sufficient knowledge on which to base a decision.”

RULE 2: After carefully weighing all facts, come to a decision.

RULE 3: Once a decision is carefully reached, act! Get busy carrying out your decision—and dismiss all anxiety about the outcome.

RULE 4: When you, or any of your associates, are tempted to worry about a problem, write out and answer the following questions:

  1. What is the problem?
  2. What is the cause of the problem?
  3. What are all possible solutions?
  4. What is the best solution?

~ Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

“Do not wait; the time will never be ”just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

– Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

The problem for many people is that they never take up the duty of developing themselves. Instead of working to get better, they merely get by. If you want to be the person you were created to be, then you must do more than just experience life and hope you’ll pick up some lessons along the way. You must go out and seize opportunities to grow as if your future depended upon it.

~ John C. Maxwell, “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Join “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth free Lunch and Learn on Friday August 17th

Go here for more information and to register.

In governing one’s life and serving the nature,

There is nothing better than to follow the Way of simplicity.

Simplicity is to restrain one’s desires.

To restrain one’s desires is to practice the virtue of Nature Way.

By practicing the virtue of Nature Way,

One is capable to accomplish anything.

With the ability to accomplish anything,

One can achieve the infinite realm.

By achieving the infinite realm,

One can then become a true leader of a nation.

To govern a nation with the Law of Nature is to be long enduring.

This is regarded as a profound and firm foundation of the everlasting Tao.

~ Lau Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Crossing the DivideCrossing the divide into the new realities.

Every few hundred years there occurs a sharp transformation. We cross a “divide.” Within a few short decades, society rearranges itself—its worldview, its basic values, there is a new world. The people born after this transformation cannot imagine the world in which their grandparents lived and into which their own parents were born.

But today’s fundamental changes, these new realities visible thirty years ago, are actually only beginning and just about to have their full impacts. They underlie the worldview restructuring of businesses, large and small—mergers, divestitures, alliances. They underlie the worldview restructuring of the workforce—which, while, largely an accomplished fact in the U.S., is still in its early stages in Japan and Europe. And they underlie the need for fundamental innovation in education and especially in higher education. These realities are different from the issues on which politicians, economists, scholars, businessmen, and union leaders still fix their attention, still write books, still make speeches.

ACTION POINT:       Next time you hear colleagues pounding the table for something that is clearly yesterday’s news, find a way to tell them they need to wake up and smell the coffee.

~ Peter F. Drucker, The Daily Drucker

Each of us has many, many maps in our head, which can be divided into two main categories: maps of the way things are, or realities, and maps of the way things should be, or values. We interpret everything we experience through these mental maps.

~ Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

How to Spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S. 

Select your goal.

Unlock your personal potential.

Commit yourself to your plan.

Chart your course.

Expect problems.

Stand firm on your commitment.

Share the rewards with others.

~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Principles for Graduates 

Thoughts Cause Physiological Disorders.  

Every change in thought makes a vibration in your mental body and this when transmitted to the physical body causes activity in the nervous matter of your brain. This activity in the nervous cells causes many electrical and chemical changes in them. It is thought-activity which causes these changes.

Intense passion, hatred, long-standing bitter jealousy, corroding anxiety, fits of hot temper actually destroy the cells of the body and induce diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and stomach.

It is a point worthy to note with care that every cell in the body suffers or grows, receives a life impulse or a death impulse, from every thought that enters the mind, for you tend to grow into the image of that which you think about most.

When the mind is turned to a particular thought and dwells on it, a definite vibration of matter is set up and often, more of this vibration is caused, the more does it tend to repeat itself to become a habit, to become automatic. The body follows the mind and imitates its changes. If you concentrate your thought the eyes become fixed.

~ Sri Swami Sivananda, Thought Power