This is a guest post by Dr. Steve McSwain, an author,speaker and an incredible leadership coach. Please feel free to connect with Dr. Steve on Facebook, Twitter or Google+
When you think “hamburger: what comes to your mind?
McDonalds? Perhaps.
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What about “computers?”
Apple? Microsoft?

What about mobile phone providers?
…or, pizza? Lingerie? Airlines? Rental cars?

When I think of rental cars the first thing that comes to my mind is Hertz.

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Every business leader wants to have an inspired team. Every team members joins the team with an intention to be self-motivated to add value to the organization. But, something happens on the way and most business teams are no more inspired.

Inspired Team Members Happy At Work - Doing Their Jobs With Positive Mental Attitude

Why does that happen?

It also happens that the places of service where we expect people to be the least enthusiastic, we get an excellent service by an enthusiastic individual and where we expect people to be at their best (even in the private sector), we experience the worst.

Why does that happen?

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Dreams have power, and simply because of the power of a dream, I am going to work with Richard Branson! I am so excited about it.

This is a guest post by Aistis Zidanavicius. He is an entrepreneur and a blogger. To connect with him, check out the links to his social media profiles in the Author Box at the bottom of this post.

Richard Branson Speaking From Stage In Conference

A year ago I got a dream. I had a dream to meet Richard Branson. He has been one of my those inspiring personalities I have always admired. He has been one my heroes because of many things he accomplished in life and because of his relaxed and positive attitude towards everything he does.

Just a few days ago my dream came true and I want to share this story with you today. I hope my story gives you the inspiration to dream big and have faith.

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A couple of days ago, as I was taking an inventory of my daily activities, I was amazed to see the list of things I got done just in one day. My list had activities starting from paying bills, dropping and picking up kids from school, going to meetings, meeting potential customers, attending networking events and all the way to publishing a new article for this blog.

Living Positively And Powerfully Every Single Day

Wow! It is just amazing how much we can get done just in a day these days. With all the new technologies, gadgets, fast paced life and new ideas coming our way, our lives are so much better already.

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The superstar motivational speaker and personal development legend, Zig Ziglar passed away on November 28th, 2012 at age 86. The sad news came along with this quote from him that has been a driving force in my life:

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. ~Zig Ziglar [tweet this]

Zig Ziglar - The Motivator Speaking To The Audience From The StagePhoto courtesy of Bill Butler

He was known for his clever way with words that inspired millions of people around the world to stop looking for shortcuts to success; and instead, earn it the old-fashioned way by rolling up their sleeves and getting to work.

His book, See You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition has been my all-time favorite. The incredible life lessons he shared in this book have inspired people from all walks of life around the world to take charge and make a difference in their lives. Continue Reading…

I had a great time reading some of the amusing tales from a story book about the famous Akbar and Birbal last week. One of the stories that caught my attention was about a dream that emperor Akbar had one night about losing his teeth and what happened after that. Let me share the story here.

 

Akbar Birbal Stories - The Story Of Emperor's Dream About Losing Out His Teeth

 

By the way, if you are new to Akbar and Birbal tales, here is a quick introduction according to Wikipedia:

Birbal was the (Wazir-e Azam) of the Mughal court in the administration of the Mughal emperor Akbar. He was one of his most trusted members along with being a part of Akbar's inner council of nine advisors, known as the Navaratna, a Sanskrit word meaning nine jewels. Birbal's duties in Akbar's court were mostly military and administrative, but he was also a very close friend of the emperor, who appreciated Birbal for his wit and wisdom, often involving humorous exchanges.

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This is a guest post by Emily Roberts from Manchester UK. Emily is Personal Development coach with passion in Financial education and Fitness. Emily helps people get same day cash loans for short term money. You can follow Emily her on Twitter and ask further questions.

Personal development is  requires a conscious effort to better your personality through focus, productivity, fitness and self-discipline. This is a vital part of our lives as this drives us to excel our personality and empowers us to expect new and better things from life.

Ultimate Guide For Personal Development On BudgetPhoto courtesy of ©Depositphotos/sangoiri

This enables us to overcome our fears and unleash our true potential. Personal development strengthens us and makes us capable of facing any situations or challenges in our life.

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Three Simple Steps To Instantly Reduce Stress From Life

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ~Albert Einstein [tweet this]

"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks." ~Winston Churchill [tweet this]

An inspiring story from my collections, is the story of a tiny frog who achieved the impossible. Several years ago a friend of mine sent this story in an email and it remained in my collection as one my favorite inspiring stories that teaches the value focus and intensity. I hope you enjoy this as much as I have over the years!

Focus On The Goal - Ignore Distractions To Achieve Success

The Story Of The Tiny Frog

There once was a bunch of tiny frogs who got together to arrange a competition to reach to the top of the highest tower in town.

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The Top 5 Motivation Killers post received a lot of great feedback and appreciation and now, in this post, let me share with you, the Top 5 Motivation Boosters that are surefire ways to propel you towards your desired destination!

You Need Motivation To Reach Your Destination - Top 5 Motivators

Here are the 5 things I have found to be the top motivators for me and I believe these can help you not just get motivated, but to stay that way until you achieve your dreams and goals.

Motivation Booster 1- Burning Desire

Napoleon Hill listed this as the first of the 13 success principles outlined in his incredible classic, Think And Grow Rich. He said in the chapter on desire,

Desire is the starting point for all achievement. [tweet this]

Everything begins with an idea or a dream, but what turns a great idea into reality is the fuel of human desire, a burning desire to make it happen. A dream by itself can only give us a temporary feeling of inspiration, but it needs a burning desire to stay motivated when obstacles challenge us during the journey.

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