420) I’m Possible

I’m Possible

In Michael Maher’s January 2020 Weekly Words of Wisdom Newsletter, the author and referral consultant shares: “You may think a situation is impossible, a person is impossible to deal with, or a goal too high. Remember the word itself says I’m Possible. A simple apostrophe and space changes everything and that is so true in life.”

As Maher implies, there is no real “impossible,” but just a mindset issue. A small tweak in thought and you’re on your way to conquering what you might not have thought possible.

But it starts with you and your line of thinking. The situation, the person, the goal won’t change until how you think about it does.

So, ask yourself, what could I do differently? How can I think about the situation differently? What are some things I have not considered? Who could I reach out to for some guidance?

In summary, as Maher challenges in his newsletter, “What will make your impossible, possible?”


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419) The Courage to Fail

The Courage to Fail

In life, no one is undefeated. Every sports team has endured a loss. Every notable achiever can point to a disappointing stretch on the road to greatness. Every relationship, no matter how wonderful it might be, has endured a rocky patch or two.

Your life is no different. While you hope to have a career, business or life that continually trends upward, just like the stock market, occasionally you need to give back some gains.

When these moments hit, take solace in the fact that everyone has these moments. Everyone! So, don’t be afraid to acknowledge your failings. Don’t shy away from admitting that you could have done better.

In short, have the courage to fail. And do so with a degree of humility and a resolve to improve from the experience. In the end, this candor will draw others to you, making you more connected and better equipped to move forward on your journey of success.


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418) Reward To A Grateful Brain

Reward To A Grateful Brain

There is little question when you express your appreciation to someone, you make them feel good. But do you know who really benefits from this simple communication? You!

In October 2016, self-proclaimed neuroscience geek Melissa Hughes shared in an article entitled, What Happens Inside A Grateful Brain? that “A genuine expression of gratitude to someone else gives your brain a bigger reward than the person you thank!”

Hughes explained that when you make this expression of gratitude to someone, your body releases a neurotransmitter called oxytocin. This little mind drug makes you feel warm and fuzzy, as oxytocin is known to enhance your feelings of trust, empathy and affection.

In short, when you go out of your way to tell someone that you really appreciate something about them or their effort, you’re the one who benefits most. With that insight, drop whatever you’re doing and find someone to thank. Your brain will give you a little something for the effort.


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417) Don’t Be Jealous

Don’t Be Jealous

Best-selling author and personal development specialist Lewis Howes shared on Twitter, “Stop being jealous of people in their winning season. You don’t know what they lost in their losing season.”

Howes’ tweet is impactful. It can be easy to become envious (almost jealous) of the achievements of others. Whether it’s a promotion at work, accolades for a business or even a social media post that seems to have inexplicable popularity.

But you need to remind yourself that that those wonderful, notable moments never tell the full story. You might have forgotten about the failures or setbacks, if you knew of them at all. You’re not privy to the heartache or seemingly endless toil that led to that one glorious instance.

As Howes implies, be happy for the victories of others. They’ve earned them. Moreover, it should serve as a beacon of hope that it’s possible for you to achieve the same thing too.


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416) Outside Your Niche-Driven Silo

Outside Your Niche-Driven Silo

To a degree, being successful requires that you dig into whatever you do and become a master of your craft. After all, we live in an increasingly specialized world where serving a niche well is imperative.

With that mindset, it can be easy to get holed up in a niche-driven silo – whether your office or another workplace – busily doing what you do. Serving clients. Wooing prospects. And learning how to become better at each of those things. Don’t do the easy thing.

Yes, doing what you do will bring success. But that success will eventually plateau and begin to wane. Growth and lasting success come from outside your niche-driven silo. It’s there where you’ll meet wonderful new people and reconnect with colleagues and friends. It’s there where you’ll find groundbreaking new opportunities and fresh ideas.

Yes, dig into your craft and hunker down to serve your clients well. But remember to build into your week time to get out of your silo.


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The Human Recipe For Great Relationships (EPS 466)

BehaviorWorx Center CEO Kristan Weisdack shares how all the aspects of health are connected and can help you build better relationships. Learn more about her at https://www.behaviorworxofsouthwesternpa.com/

For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.

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Networking Success Via A Trojan Horse Strategy (EPS 465)

Trevor Houston, host of the Who Ya Know – Job Networking Show, shares strategies to empower job seekers and entrepreneurs to overcome the barriers to success. Connect at https://www.linkedin.com/in/trevorhouston/

For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.

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Words That Kill Your Networking Efforts – Every Time! (EPS 464)

Frank Agin shares how terminology and industry jargon is important to success, but at the same time these can be crushing to your efforts to find clients and build great referral partners into your network.

For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.

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How To Make Someone Like You In A Few Minutes (EPS 216)

Frank Agin, author and founder of AmSpirit Business Connections, get relationship expert Debra Roberts to share her method to get people to quickly like you. Learn more at https://www.therelationshipprotocol.com/likeyou

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