Risk: Motivation for the World, One Person at a Time

Risk… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

By definition, the word risk is tied to uncertainty because it is not associated with a definitive answer or outcome. We cannot think of risk as an indicator of a positive outcome. Nor can we use it to avoid a negative outcome. Consequently, we should not use risk alone as an ultimate decision-maker in our lives at all. Instead, risk should be studied and maybe even calculated as one of many factors in our decision making processes. Risk has a part in the success process, but not the final say!

In my opinion, risk is just like fear. Although the words have different meanings, both have the power to propel us forward, or hold us back. A great way to understand risk is to learn it in the same way we learned about fear: by breaking down the definition into smaller pieces. Once we have a working definition, then we can learn how to use risk to help us become more successful. We can start by looking at the first part of the definition of risk: exposure to the chance of injury or loss.

What exactly is exposure to the chance of injury or loss? Exposure simply means something is present. This does not mean it will happen. We are exposed to danger in numerous aspects of life, yet we do not let these dangers stop us from living. We drive our cars with thousands of motorists on our roads and highways every day. We are taking a risk due to the potential of getting into an accident every time we start the ignition. We are “exposed to the chance of injury or loss.” How many of us consciously decide not to drive only because of this exposure to potential injury or loss?

This single example proves that we calculate risk levels all the time, and then act upon whether or not we can live with the level of risk we face. If we perceive that the reward outweighs the risk, we usually take a chance, regardless of exposure to the chance of injury or loss. The reward of driving is we can move from point A to point B to do what we have to do. As an example, the reward of driving to work is getting paid for being there. Getting paid is a victory! It outweighs the risk of facing driving hazards! This proves that we always measure risk, even when completing the most mundane tasks…

How do successful people use risk-taking as a means to achieve great things? In most cases, successful people take calculated risks instead of blind leaps of faith. Calculated risks are another way of saying examining situations from various points-of-view before making decisions. The best-of-the-best gather as many facts and bits of information they need to make an informed decision. How about this: some of the information they gather includes their own dreams and vision, passion and goals. Successful people do their homework and increase their knowledge to leverage risk. They build courage and motivate themselves to take risks even if their decisions may not turn out as planned…

Affirmation: I will take calculated risks that will allow me to take positive steps toward my dreams and goals.

 

Next Chapter (14): Work… an excerpt from the soon to be released book: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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Chapter 11: Character: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 10: Courage: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 9: Fear: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 8: Motivation: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 7: Goal: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 6: Passion: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 5: Vision: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 4: Dream: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 3: If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 2: Faith: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

Chapter 1: Victory: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

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Knowledge: Motivation for the World, One Person at a Time

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

 

By definition, obtaining knowledge requires action. We can figure this out by looking at a few key words in the definition of knowledge: study and investigation. Simply put, in order to acquire knowledge, we must study and investigate. To build on what we have previously learned, we need knowledge to achieve victory. We need knowledge of a subject or career in order to pursue our passion for that vocation. We need knowledge to achieve the goals we set for ourselves. We need knowledge to become successful.

One of the keys to success is our ability to expand our knowledge base so that we stay on a path of continuous learning. Many of us believe our education ends when our formal education ends. We do not have to report to any classroom or take any academic tests any longer, so our education is officially over. Why should we study anymore? Why should we read for the sake of learning? Why should we seek new words to strengthen our vocabulary? The answers are all the same: we should do all these things and more because successful people never stop learning. Successful people never stop studying. Successful people know their learning continues long beyond the end of their formal classroom education.

There are several important things successful people know about seeking knowledge. For starters, they know that continuous learning expands and exercises the most powerful force on earth: the human brain. As discussed previously, we have been blessed with a very powerful tool called the brain. Its power can be used time and time again to change the course of the world. This is mainly because the brain does not operate with limits. It has limitless power, so it needs a constant stream of energy and exercise. Those who choose not to continuously seek learning and knowledge are literally putting limits on their brain power…

Knowledge is one of those concepts that give a lot of people trouble. We all realize that we should be increasing our intelligence, but doing so is not always the sexiest thing to do. In many instances, seeking knowledge is downright challenging and tedious. However, the rewards of studying and learning new things far exceed the hardships that we perceive when we think of education. The highest achievers know they need more knowledge. They never stop learning. They know they have to get more knowledge by reading. They also know they can get knowledge from other people who are subject-matter experts. Finally, successful people know the path to success requires exercising their brain power to become a subject-matter expert in some field or endeavor. The good news is you can do it too!

 

Affirmation: I will continue to build my knowledge and learn as much as possible in order to become a subject-matter expert.

 

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Chapter 7: Goal: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 6: Passion: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 5: Vision: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 4: Dream: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 3: If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 2: Faith: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

Chapter 1: Victory: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

 

 

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Character: Motivation for the World, One Person at a Time

Character… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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A careful review of the definition of character allowed me to see that one word stands out more than the rest. The word is aggregate, which means total. This word is important because it means our character is a combination of many things, all wrapped up into one package. Applying what we already know, we can say that character can, and should include thoughts of victory, faith, and the possibilities of if. Character should be shaped by our dreams and vision, and fueled to lead in a positive direction because of our passion.

I am sure there are an endless amount of qualities and traits that make up character. Therefore, to learn about character, it is very important to zero in on the main qualities that make each of us unique. As the definition says, character is the traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing. So I cannot tell you what makes up your character. But what I can tell you is your character should be made up of positive qualities that allow you to move in a positive direction. Each of these positive qualities can, and should, be developed to as a way to help us as we strive to become more successful on a daily basis. I believe we should find the best positive qualities we possess and let those shape our character.

It is important to note that your “best” quality may not always be a good thing. One person’s best quality may be their ability to be show empathy. This quality would be great in any field or endeavor that helps people in their time of need. As we will see, empathy is a key component to success. On the other hand, another person’s “best” quality may be their ability to lie. This trait would not be helpful in a field that helps people in their time of need. The logic here is that we can possess both positive and negative qualities that make up our character. In other words, your character is based in part on your choices. Do you choose to accentuate your positive traits? Or do you spend a lot more of your valuable time accentuating your negative traits?

Successful people know developing their character is their choice. Character truly is who you are when you are in dark. When you are all alone, what things do you think about? After a million mental exercises, which of those thoughts do you want to turn into actions? Finally, which of those thoughts becomes your present or future reality? I believe the things we do are born from our thoughts, our ability to transfer those thoughts, and our delivery of those thoughts through actions. This is my definition of character. This also has to include the realization that character includes, to a lesser extent, the thoughts we think that are not put into action. Therefore, key components of character are twofold: they are what we think as well as what we actually do.

 

Affirmation: I am responsible for the traits that improve my character and propel me toward success.

 

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Chapter 7: Goal: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 6: Passion: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 5: Vision: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 4: Dream: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 3: If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 2: Faith: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

Chapter 1: Victory: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

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Courage: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Courage… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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Courage is to be one of my favorite words that define success because it is the one I have struggled with the most. By definition, the word courage includes strength. We are not talking about physical strength, although sometimes we need it to display courage. Instead, we are talking about inner-strength. We are talking about power that cannot be seen or measured. It is that force that allows so many people to face danger and defy the odds to receive victory. Notice the word persevere is also a part of the definition of courage. Perseverance is such an important component of courage that we will address it separately in a later chapter.

In addition to strength and perseverance, the definition of courage also includes the word venture. This is a hidden gem at needs some examination. Venture means to go forth and seek and yes, it is from the same root as the word adventure. Success requires people to venture out of their comfort zones in order to find various pathways to victory. Courage requires us to have faith. It requires us to say “if” and when. It requires us to dream. It requires us to we must seek out opportunities, set goals, and take risks. We must think outside the box in order to achieve greater results. Every time we venture out, or go on an adventure, we summon a certain level of courage to get the job done.

Real-life situations allow us to call on courage, even when we do not realize we possess it. Some situations that invite courage include helping a loved one in immediate danger or defending your most prized possessions. These are obviously dangerous situations that most people can relate to. These threats require massive amounts of courage while we are in the midst of danger. Other bouts that require courage are not as threatening, but just as daunting for too many people. Personal interactions and communication immediately come to mind. We all know how important it is to make a good first impression.

How do successful people discover courage? Successful people envision what victory looks like. They use faith as a starting point. They see “when” instead of “if”. Successful people dare to dream, and then use their vision as a guide. They let their passion lead them to find the courage to overcome fear. As we proceed, you will see other elements that successful people use to build courage. They build upon their knowledge and accept the fact they must take risks in order to be successful. Successful people understand the right choice might not be the popular choice, but they lean on their character as a guide.

Last but not least, successful people know hard work leads to building courage, and both are the necessary components each of us must possess as we provide motivation for the world, one word at a time.

 

Affirmation: I have the power to summon enough courage to survive in the face of real or perceived danger.

 

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Chapter 6: Passion: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 5: Vision: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 4: Dream: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 3: If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 2: Faith: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

Chapter 1: Victory: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

 

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Fear: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Fear… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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For the first and only time, I purposely did not start this chapter with the definition of the word we are studying. Right now, I suggest that everyone who reads this book identify the one (or more) concepts that are slowing down their progress toward victory and success. For me, fear is definitely the one! I can honestly say that I have been filled with fear on so many occasions that it is the major roadblock on my path to success. I can guarantee that I am not alone. An honest assessment would probably lead most people to agree that fear is the number one adversary of faith and the roadblock to success. Fear has unbelievable power! Therefore, the only way to face fear is to thoroughly understand it to make a conscious effort to defeat it.

The definition of fear makes it crystal clear that our uncertainties are totally irrational. Fear is defined as an unpleasant or strong emotion caused by the expectation or awareness of danger. When we examine this definition carefully, two words should jump out: expectation and awareness. Expectation means that we think something will happen. Awareness is having knowledge of something. In other words, having fear means we can be negatively influenced by the knowledge of something we think can happen. We truly do not know if it will happen. This is why an accurate acronym of fear is False Evidence Appearing Real.

In order to overcome fear, we must understand that it is the enemy of everything we have covered thus far. Fear prevents us from believing in victory. Fear takes away our faith. Fear makes people think the only time if applies is when something could go wrong. Fear serves as a dream killer. Fear causes people to alter or completely change their vision. Fear prevents people from pursuing their passion. Fear steals our momentum when it is time to set goals. Fear robs even the most energetic people of their motivation. This summary shows how fear attaches itself to each of the success strategies we have covered so far. It also shows the power of letting fear dictate how we will live our lives.

…In conclusion, we must ask how successful people handle their fears. I am one who believes that some people have an innate, God-given ability not to be fearful in some of the most ominous situations. I think this trait is in all of us, although it may only appear in certain situations. Two people in the same situation will experience different levels of fear. In these situations, successful people expect victory. They turn “ifs” into when. They can turn their dreams into visions of success. Successful people know how to focus on their passion as an antidote for fear. They have taught themselves how to handle their fears through goals and using the right tools for motivation. The great news is you can do it too

 

Affirmation: I have fears, but I will no longer allow them to prevent me from reaching my destiny.

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Chapter 5: Vision: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 4: Dream: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 3: If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 2: Faith: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

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Motivation: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Motivation… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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Motivation by definition includes action. Consequently there cannot be any action without motivation. I will take it a step further and say everything, including inaction, is caused by motivation. For example, if you want to walk, you have to be motivated to get started. On the other hand, if you chose to stand still, you have to be motivated to stay in place. These examples prove that motivation is not some whirlwind idea that can come in and make sweeping change. Instead, it is the reason why you take each and every action. In order to provide Motivation for the World, it is necessary to provide motivation for yourself.

The initial takeaway from this concept is people are always self-motivated to do whatever they want to do. Self-motivation is taking action based on how you feel; I call this our inner-drive. Self-motivation is a critical component of the success process and achieving victory. We make decisions constantly about what comes next, and the actions we take are based on being self-motivated. In other words, you have the power to determine whether you make progress on the road to success, remain in the same place, or take steps backward.

We want to discuss motivational strategies and tactics that will propel us forward. In order to do this, we need to learn about the things that make us advance in a positive direction. Positive things can spur us on; I call these things positive motivators. Negative things can also push us toward taking action; I call these things negative motivators. Since both exist simultaneously, we must remain aware of motivating factors that align with our dreams and vision. These are the things that propel us toward setting goals and achieving victory.

How do successful people stay motivated in order to move forward? We have already covered several tactics they use. Successful people define and expect victory. They build seemingly endless reservoirs of faith. Successful people believe in the power of thinking in terms of if and when things will happen. They dream and use their vision to see what success looks like and how it will ultimately feel. They find their passion and use it as a constant reminder of their purpose in life. They set goals and treat success as a process that will work in their favor if they stay the course and stick to the plan. These are some of the tactics the high-achievers use to stay motivated.
Affirmation: I am self-motivated so that I can put in the necessary effort to become more successful.

 

 

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Chapter 4: Dream: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 3: If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Chapter 2: Faith: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

Chapter 1: Victory: Motivation for the World, One Word At a Time

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Goal: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

Goal… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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Goal is one of the success keywords we all have used at one time or another. A goal by definition is an ending. This means goals are a part of a process that will eventually lead to a conclusion. Close inspection of this definition reveals that a goal does not have a positive or negative end. It is just the end toward which effort is directed. So it is important to note that people can have goals that lead toward construction and good things, or goals that lead toward destruction and bad things. Ether scenario requires effort, and this is where so many people miss the mark. Obviously, we want to use goals to build and lead to greater heights and victory.

Most people know what goals are by definition, but knowledge of the road to get to goal-setting can be a mystery. We completed the Wish Upon a Star exercise together, yet this effort did not include any planning. It simply established what victory looks like, and encouraged us to have faith. I did this purposely to prove that most people start with the concept of victory, and then build their faith to achieve it. Many continue to think about the possibilities of victory through faith, and if in order to be successful. Some think about victory, faith, if, and then dream. Fewer people think about victory, faith, if, and dream, in order to develop a vision. Even less people think about victory, faith, if, dream, vision, and then find their passion. Only a handful of people think about victory, faith, if, dream, vision, passion, and then use all of these things to establish and write down their goals!

Many people set goals and seek to make an honest attempt at achieving them. However, unless a goal is written and committed to memory, it is little more than a wish. I honestly do not believe unwritten goals become dreams or visions. I think these goals are lost, or at least directionless. Goals that are not written are like ships that sail without a compass. They might have a good idea about how to get to the end result, but the true path to get to the destination does not exist. I believe it is almost impossible to complete a worthwhile goal without a well-thought out, written plan! As a side note, there are some people with beautiful minds who can memorize things without writing them down. If this is you, go for it. However, remember that writing those goals down will serve to strengthen, not hinder the goal-setting process.

We must ask how successful people set self-imposed goals that lead them toward higher achievement. I believe successful people expect victory. To achieve their victory, they strategically plan and write down their time-oriented goals. They allow time-oriented goals become self-imposed goals through creating realistic dates of completion. Successful people can make their self-imposed goals become socially- imposed goals for others. In other words, they do not wait for others to set goals for them. Finally, once their goal is met, successful people set new, higher goals! You too can use this blueprint to achieve your goals. The time is now! Complete a goal-setting worksheet today!

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Affirmation: If I take the necessary step of writing down my goals, I will complete them one by one and ensure successful outcomes.

 

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Happy New Year 2017: Motivation for the World

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Happy New Year from Gary A. McAbee

 

Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.

-Orison Swett Marden

Motivation for the World

Wake Up!

Rise Up!

 

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Passion: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

 

Passion… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

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The word passion has several different meanings that evoke strong reactions. My initial reaction to hearing the word is to think of something related to romance. This idea is not incorrect, because passion as it relates to romance is the same as it relates to success. We can also use the definition of passion as a strong desire to achieve victory. It includes all of the components we will use as Motivation for the World. Passion also means knowing what field or vocation you want to be in to make your dreams come true. Let us start firs with passion as a means to accomplish great things.

I believe nothing of major significance has ever been completed without a strong desire to something great. The desire to be great is not an accident. Victory is not achieved by chance. It begins with faith, and the belief that success will come if we state exactly what we want. Then that dream that aligns itself with the right vision. Passion is the spark that continues the process of creating the finished product. Passion has to be involved in every step going forward. If not, the creative processes we all possess will be in constant conflict as we move toward success.

Passion needs to be injected in various stages of the success process you will learn in this book. As a teaser, I will share how passion must take its rightful place during these critical concepts, starting with creating goals. Completing a substantial goal requires a heavy dose of passion and enthusiasm. Goal setting is not the most exciting thing to do, especially when the end results seem so far away. This is why passion always helps; in fact, it can never hurt when setting goals! I sincerely hope that you will remember this as you complete the next call-to-action exercise.

Passion is needed when it is time to build our knowledge base. Success requires embarking on a journey of continuous knowledge and reinvention. Again, this is not the most glamorous part of the process, so an injection of passion will help. Seriously, who like to do extensive research when there are a million better things to do? Not many people, but everyone who wants to achieve any victory has to engage in some sort of self-paced and self-guided study. I call this doing the dirty work that many people never do. Congratulations if you are the one who can do this without much motivation. For everyone else, add a little passion while building your knowledge base.

 

Affirmation: I will find my passion and use my God-given abilities to pursue the outcome I desire.

 

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The “Start” of Your Success: The Election of 2016

Now that the Election of 2016 is over, there are many things that I could say about the outcome. To be clear, I wanted Hillary Clinton to win. To be transparent, I am an ardent supporter of President Barack Obama. To be honest, I am in shock that Donald Trump is the President-elect. Some people see his win as a tragedy. Others see it as an opportunity. Either way, I am here to say neither of these positions is right; neither of these positions is wrong. A Donald Trump Presidency is neither the beginning of the world, nor the end of it. It is all a matter of perspective and how our beliefs are shaped and molded by politics and our current elected-officials.

I am here to offer a way to change your perspective and hopefully change the way you think now that this election season has come to an end.

The start of your success is the Election of 2016.

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I have always been an advocate of “self” as a gift from God: we have the ability to increase (or decrease) our self-motivation, self-reliance, and self-improvement. Notice that these three characteristics have nothing to do with who is the President of the Unites States. Too many people falsely believe that someone or something other than their God-given abilities is the reason for their success, or the reason for their failure. Honestly, the Presidency of Barack Obama, though very inspiring and uplifting to me personally, did little to increase or decrease my standing in this world. Instead, my rise or fall could only be attributed to one cause: me! The same is true for you! Therefore, neither Donald Trump’s victory nor Hillary Clinton’s loss (nor Barack Obama’s exit) should have a tangible effect on your daily output, productivity, and success.

How to deal with the apparent setback if your candidate lost…

Regardless of who sits in the White House, that person has no true responsibility for your happiness or your level of success. It is up to you! Your new task is to accept the fact that life is full of possibilities waiting to be discovered each day. Opportunity abounds! Now is the time to open your eyes and seek new challenges. Now is the time to take a risk. Now is the time to tell someone you love them. Now is the time to focus. Now is the time to be proactive. Now is the time to press on. WAKE UP! As you can see, if you choose not to do these things, the world may give you a different result than you were expecting.

How to deal with the apparent victory if your candidate won….

Regardless of who sits in the White House, that person has no true responsibility for your happiness or your level of success. It is up to you! Your new task is to accept the fact that life is full of possibilities waiting to be discovered each day. Opportunity abounds! Now is the time to open your eyes and seek new challenges. Now is the time to take a risk. Now is the time to tell someone you love them. Now is the time to focus. Now is the time to be proactive. Now is the time to press on. RISE UP! As you can see, if you choose not to do these things, the world may give you the result you were expecting.

This election has proven to me that personal responsibility, a renewed commitment to excellence, and increasing knowledge are a few of the bedrock principles that will lead to success. Successful people define and expect victory. They build seemingly endless reservoirs of faith. Successful people believe in the power of thinking in terms of if and when things will happen. They dream and use their vision to see what success looks like and how it will ultimately feel. Your success neither depends on any elected official, nor does it depend on who is supposed to be leading you. Your success ALWAYS depends on YOU!

It doesn’t matter if your candidate lost. If you must, use it as motivation to get your house in order now. Get motivated and move forward!

It doesn’t matter if your candidate won. If you must, use it as motivation to get your house in order now. Get motivated and move forward!

Either way, you win! The start of your success is the Election of 2016.

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