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One of the great joys of being in my business, is that I get to do research everywhere — while visiting at a client’s office, traveling on the road, surfing the Internet or even simply reading the Sunday newspaper.

And I once discovered a gem in Abigail Van Buren’s column Dear Abby in the Chicago Tribune. It was called, “To achieve your dreams, remember your ABCs by Wanda Hope Carter. It features an A-to-Z listing of simple thoughts to pursue your dreams.
And it inspired me this past weekend, to create a new A-to-Z listing of motivational messages — to help you achieve happiness, success and results in your business and life.

Here’s mine …

  • Attitude and action, drive your results.
  • Belief and behavior are a powerful combination.
  • Confidence helps pave your path to prosperity.
  • Defeat is part of life. Learn from it.
  • Enthusiasm creates opportunity and results.
  • Focus on your goals and priorities. Avoid distractions.
  • Go for it!
  • Hope may not be a strategy, but it’s sure a meaningful motivator.
  • “I did!”—is far better than, “I’ll try.”
  • Jump at the opportunity to help, to volunteer, to say, “I can do that!”
  • Knowledge creates growth. But remember, it isn’t what you know, it’s what you do, with what you know.
  • Love and laugh. Often!
  • Money matters. It gives you choice, freedom and flexibility.
  • Navigate life’s journey, through the successes and the setbacks. It’ll make you stronger.
  • Opportunity is always knocking. Be ready to answer.
  • Persistence and positivity are often the difference between winning and losing.
  • Quick isn’t always the best solution. Patience pays.
  • Respect others. Be kind, courteous and gracious.
  • Success and happiness are yours to pursue and achieve. Make it happen!
  • Truth is your friend. It doesn’t require a good memory.
  • Unique is who you are. Embrace it. Share it!
  • Value your self-worth. If you don’t, nobody else will.
  • Words matter. They can help or hurt. Choose wisely.
  • Xamine where you’re at. Where you’d like to be. And how you want to get there.
  • You make a difference. Expect great things in your future.
  • Z isn’t the end. It’s a fresh start. Be the best you can be, living A-to-Z!

The preceding is an excerpt from the new 5th edition of my bestselling book, “Peak Your Profits.” It’s scheduled for a summer release and will be available on Amazon and at your favorite bookstore.

Jeff Blackman is a Hall of Fame speaker, author, success coach, broadcaster and lawyer. His clients call him a “business-growth specialist.” If you hire speakers, contact Jeff at 847-998-0688 or jeff@jeffblackman.com. And visit jeffblackman.com to learn more about his other business-growth tools and to subscribe to Jeff’s free e-letter, The Results Report. Jeff’s books include “Stop Whining! Start Selling!” (an Amazon Bestseller) and the revised 4th edition of the best-selling “Peak Your Profits.” You can also stay connected with Jeff via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter: @BlackmanResults.



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