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Newsletter 19



Born To Win

Newsletter 19





Editors Note

Powerful Quotes to Motivate

Top 10 ways to coach yourself to total success

Free Resources

Important Announcement

Just Relax





Interesting contributions on motivation and success, training articles on soft skills and anything else you think might be useful for personal and career success




Editors Note

Tons of books have been written about success.  Perhaps the most sought after and sold subject and making many millionaires in the process, success still is the most elusive commodity on the planet.

Inspite of the fact that there are few successes in the multitude and being the least crowded space, it is a moot point  why more number of  people  are not moving in to fill the success space?

Perhaps the answer lies in not doing the very simple things which can easily double our success rate.  This week we feature Dr. Philip E Humbert, a well known success writer and speaker.  He has some very simple answers to the success puzzle.  Please read all about it in the lead article ' Top 10 ways to coach yourself to Success'.

Plus read all our regular features.

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Happy reading and keep winning     

R.G. Srinivasan


Powerful Quotes To Motivate

"Chase your passion, not your pension"

"The biggest career challenge you face today is not the competition, It's yourself!"

The important thing in olympic games is not to win but to take part.  The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.  The essential thing is not that we have conquered but that we have fought well.

-Baron De Coubertin 

"Knowing others leads to wisdom; knowing the self leads to Enlightenment.  Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self calls for inner strength."

-Lao Tzu

Excellence can be attained if you:

-Care more than others think is wise

-Risk more than others think is safe

-Dream more than others think is practical

-Expect more than others think is possibble             


"When people get in the habit of working on personal goals, they will automatically work on company goals."

-Danny Cox

"You teach best that which you need most to learn ."

-Richard Bach


Top 10 Ways to Coach Yourself to 
Total Success!

By Dr. Philip E. Humbert

Coaching is about being your best. Its about performance, about staying the course and, in the end, about creating and living the life you really want. Many people use coaches to make more money, win the gold prize or do something dramatic. Thats fun, and when its right, its wonderful!

But most importantly, coaching is about living up to your own standards. It is, in Henry Thoreaus famous words, about marching to the beat of your own drum, no matter how faint or far away. So, do I recommend you have a personal coach? Well, duh!

But if you cant afford one, or arent ready for one, why not be your own coach? Here are a few suggestions: 

1.   Write down your goals.  Review and re-write them once a week. This is old advice, but there is power and magic in writing your goals on paper! Write them down, then review them, think about them and up-date them every week. It may only take 20 minutes, but it will double your rate of success, I guarantee it! 

2.  Show up!  Many of lifes most important achievements simply require that we show up, pay attention, tell the truth, work hard, go the extra mile, and do our best! Superior performance is not about the future, or the past. Its about doing a superior job right now, on the work that lies right in front of you.

3.   Eliminate Distractions.  Keep your eye on the ball. Life is full of frustrations and distractions. Successful people do NOT tolerate the things that drive most of us crazy they take the time to stop, solve the problem and eliminate the distraction once and for all. Stay focused!

4.   Manage your environment.  Top performers know that space management is more important than time management, and they have neat offices, clean cars, orderly appointment books, and they keep an extra suit at the office, just in case. Make your office (and your home) a space where you can do your very best work.

5.   Read every day.  Read something useful, challenging or fun every day. If you only spend 20 minutes with a book that motivates, excites and educates you, it will make a world of difference. I promise! Aim to read at least one book every month!

6.  Attend a University on Wheels.  Listen to educational, motivational and fun tapes while you drive. At least listen to soothing, appropriate music, rather than the terror of the day on talk radio! Fill your mind with the BEST information you can find!

7.  Use a Master-Mind group.  The term refers to a group of people who are committed to helping you be successful.  Often, they meet once a week. Think of them as your Advisory Committee. Bounce ideas off them, ask them for advice, let them coach you!

8.  Focus on values.  Take time every week to review your values, the things that cost you nothing, but make life worth living. Write them down, share them with a friend, and remind yourself of whats most important to you. Remembering your values will get you back on course!

9.  Play more!  Play a game of tennis, wrestle with the dog, shoot hoops with the kid next door. Laugh, get sweaty, have fun. It doesnt cost; it pays!

10. Practice Gratitude!  Periodically, ask yourself how many good days youve had this week. Notice what made the good ones good, and do more of the good stuff! And, be grateful. "I was angry that I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet."

Even the most sophisticated modern cruise ships must constantly monitor their course. On our last cruise, Mary and I took a tour of the bridge, and were told the ship had no less than 5 automatic navigation computers, and that at least 2 officers were on duty at all times. Why the redundancy? Because having a cruise ship get lost, even briefly, is a very bad thing!

How many navigation systems do you use to guide your path? Having a handful of books, journals, friends and daily routines to coach you is not expensive, its the best investment youll ever make! Set up routines and use the best resources you can find to stay on course. Coach yourself to the top!

Heres to your success!

Phil, Mary, and the Staff at
Resources for Success!



Free Resources

You can now get regular e-books, free advice from our members on various issues regarding your career or life, and participate in social causes and charities.  Don't forget to download your copy of the 'Goals Builder Workbook'  and other success e-books from the Files section of Born To Win yahoo group. Just join the Born to Win Yahoo Groups by clicking on




Important Announcement

We are in the process of compiling a directory of HR practitioners, Training Companies and Trainers.  This would be a list of independent practitioners, company employees, companies and consultants.  Please send in details with your specialization, training modules, location, phone Nos and any relevant details.  This would be available for access from the b2w yahoo groups by anyone interested.



Just Relax

The Fighting Spirit (Are You Average?)

 "Average" is what the failures claim to be when their family and friends ask them why they are not successful.

"Average" is the top of the bottom, the best of the worst, the bottom of the top, the worst of the best. Which of these are you?

"Average" means being run-of-the-mill, mediocre, insignificant, a nonentity.

Being "average" is the lazy person's cop out; it's lacking the guts to stand in life; it's living by default.

Being "average" is to take up space for purpose, to take the trip through life, but to never pay the fare, to return no interest for God's investment in you.

Being "average" is to pass one' s life away with time, rather than top ass one's time away with life. It's to kill time, rather than work it to death.

To be "average" is to be forgotten once you pass this life. The successful are remembered for their contributions, the failures are remembered because they tried, but the "average," the silent majority, are just forgotten.

To be "average" is to commit the greatest crime one can against one's self, humanity, and one's God. The saddest epitaph is this: "Here lies Mr. and Mrs. Average- here lies the remains of what might have been, except for their belief that they were only 'average'."



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