Two Words to Motivate!

Two Words to Motivate

By Lee Colan, PhD.

How do I really motivate my team, my kids, my spouse, my anyone?

It’s an age-old question with a myriad of different answers… too many to even summarize here.

So, in our information overloaded world, let me boil it down to this. If you want to motivate, then appreciate. The two most powerful words for any leader, parent, teacher or colleague are “Thank You!” I added the exclamation point to make sure we really mean it when we say it. Don’t just say it to get something in return—that’s called trading versus thanking. Say it because you mean it, because you appreciate what someone has done, but more important, because you appreciate who they are. We do more for those who appreciate us.

We have an annual day of Thanksgiving but, I challenge you to:

Start tomorrow by expressing your thanks to those closest to you.

Then make thanksgiving an everyday event.

For me, I sincerely THANK YOU for your support and encouragement!


Twitter – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Tom Ziglar

A few days ago I read a post by one of my online mentors, Seth Godin, about Twitter.  I believe he is right in that by being free Twitter is potentially setting up for some major challenges.  I see no problem with Twitter offering different levels of use – free for people who want to connect with their friends and a fee for those who want to build or enhance their business.  The hard part is being able to tell the difference.  One thing is certain, the noise on Twitter is getting pretty loud. Some of my thoughts on Twitter:

The Good – Twitter has proven a great place to find people who have been impacted by Dad and then link them back to  I do this by following people who quote Dad, and by Tweeting Zig quotes which get re-Tweeted, enabling me to find others who have been impacted by Dad.  This is a perfect storm, finding those we need to find, and then equipping them to become megaphones for us.  Make no mistake, this does not happen by accident.  Our Tweets are a mixture of value and relationship-building designed to build trust so that people will link back to our business.

The Bad – the noise is getting really loud.  Now I see professional marketers operating numerous Twitter accounts using technology to Tweet automatically and build multiple followings at the same time.  I see this because I key-word search Zig Ziglar and I will see the same Zig quote sent out at the same time by five different Twitter accounts, yet they all have the same picture or bio info.  This is spam and ruins it for everyone else.

The Ugly – I just discovered that we have a Zig Ziglar poser who is promoting a money-making scheme.  They “cleverly” posted Tweets linking to the real Ziglar website to make it seem like the authentic Zig, and then have promoted their own deal.  It amazes me that people actually believe they can steal integrity.  It is just not possible.

Whether you are on Twitter or not, here is the real-world application – integrity is the same in the real world or the virtual world.  If someone lacks integrity in the virtual world, you would be a fool to give them your real-world time and money.  Un-follow and Block are on Twitter for a reason, and you should use them in the real world as well.





About lywirelessrepnc

Just a country boy trying to help (those who want to pay their college tuition or student loans) by sharing how to get unlimited wireless service with the bonus of free service and cash flow. I will help all my associates be better marketing and social media users.
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