River Forest shuttle to O'Hare ... Chicago Drug testing

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Have Your Best Year Ever

Here are 3 powerful steps you can take to free yourself from frustration and to start enjoying the good life so many are enjoying right now:

1) Know "where you are." Have you ever been lost in a residential area and no one was around to ask for directions? Now if you are somewhat familiar with the area, it's easy to just turn around here and there and find your way back. But the worst part about being lost is when we are lost and we haven't a clue where we are.

So, where exactly are you on your journey now? Do you know exactly how much money you owe? And how many assets you have? What are your strengths? And what are your weaknesses? Here's a good exercise to help you know "where you are":

Draw a map of your life and make every square a city. Name each square with an aspect of your life. One city can be your family, friends, knowledge of your field, spirituality, work, charity, financial, etc. Then rate each city from one to ten. Ten means you are doing extremely well, and one means it needs immediate help.

What I just shared with you is like having a balance sheet for your life. Put all your weaknesses on one side and your strengths on the other side. Put your strengths to work and strengthen your weaknesses. You can read more books, go back to school or find a mentor. Perhaps you can learn 50 to 100 power words this year in order to get a verbal advantage. Whatever you do, keep in mind that a better year begins with a better you. The readers of No Condition is Permanent know about this.

2) Do an inventory of friends. That's right. Make a list of who your friends are, and how they relate to the direction your life is going in. When companies want to increase their revenue, they get rid of unnecessary employees or ones that are holding them back. So when you are ready to increase your worth, you need to get rid of unnecessary friends. I am talking about those that only cause you grief and are a pain in the "you know what."

If you want to accomplish great things, you need to surround yourself with great people or people who have accomplished great things. You might say, "well, how do I find these great achievers you are talking about?" If you own a copy of No Condition is Permanent, refer to it for the answer.

You and I know fully well that some so-called friends are not worth the aggravation. They are draining, and they sap the life out of you. Consider this: Small people are always talking about things, but great people talk about ideas and concepts. Do you find yourself mentally stimulated when you are with your friends? If you are not, then you should be.

3) Quit killing time. Have you ever heard people say, "I'm just killing time." Those people should be on death row for first degree murder. If they only realized how precious time really is. I have a wealthy friend who once told me that he can make millions of dollars any time he wants. He can purchase more homes, cars, and other luxuries. But the only thing he can never buy himself is more time.

His point is that he values his time more than his money. Wow! People who have little regard for time always find themselves engaging in activities that have nothing to do with improving their lives or that of those around them. They are routine people. They just do the same old things; they are just going through the daily motions. They love to shoot the breeze and just chill.

Listen, you are entering a new year, and you are not getting any younger. You may have lost so many opportunities. As a reader of my newsletter, you are important to me. I can't stand by and watch you squander your time and procrastinate. That's why I am encouraging you to find out "where you are" and start taking action to change your life. Take my advice. Inventory your friends and stop killing time.

I wish you all the best in this year!

Rene Godefroy works with companies to help them boost morale, increase productivity and improve performance. Mark Victor Hansen, Charlie T. Jones, Nido Qubein, W Mitchell, Les Brown and Jeffrey Gitomer endorse and recommend Rene's book No Condition is Permanent. You Can find more info at http://www.villagehero.com or http://www.abcmotivation.com

In The News:

The CIA's decision to declassify more than three decades worth of UFO documents is a "real-life X-Files," according to one expert.
Experts have discovered an "almost-complete" fossil of a 150-million-year-old shark in Germany, giving them a nearly unprecedented look into Earth's distant past.
A physicist has weighed in on the mystery surrounding the interstellar object 'Oumumua, which flew past Earth back in 2017 at an unusually high speed.
An earthquake initially measured at magnitude 4.5 rattled Northern California on Saturday night, according to reports.
"Game of Thrones" may have excited viewers with tales of dragons and fictional heroes and heroines, but one aspect of the show was real, according to a new study: dire wolves.
NASA has discovered an exoplanet with three stars, one with a bizarre orbit that has left astronomers baffled.
Nevada's mountain lions often use the strategy of waiting patiently to ambush their prey. But as some can reach up to 180 pounds, the big cats are usually not too difficult to spot. Or are they?
The art piece was added as a "prank" by a local artist who had kept it in storage.
A mission from NASA has discovered there may be a lot fewer galaxies than initially believed, opening up the possibility humanity is alone in the universe.
Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of a new bat species in Africa that has a striking mix of fiery orange and black colors, according to reports.

Choice and Change - The Two Constants

OK, so here we are. We've switched the calendars out... Read More

The Only Option is to Succeed

With the end of the year fast approaching, now is... Read More

Conquering Bad Habits

Most of your behavior is determined by your habits. Everything... Read More

Who Makes You Better?

Commit yourself to spending time only with people who are... Read More

Maximizing Your Potential: Using Your Brain to Think

The Chicago Times once printed that Henry Ford was an... Read More

3 Power Tips To Increase Financial Success FA$T!

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be... Read More

Abundance Creating Resources You Already Have

You already have all the resources you need to accomplish... Read More

Change Your Thinking -- Change Your Life!

The only thing in life we have direct control over... Read More

How to Network Your Way to Success

Successful people do not achieve success on their own, they... Read More

Success Begins and Ends With You

Success is a word that is much used in our... Read More

Barriers to Prosperity

An odd but frequent barrier to prosperity is the belief... Read More

Ten, Humourous, Power Attitudes

The ability to achieve our enormous untapped potential is directly... Read More

A Century of Hope

What would one initially think about someone who dropped out... Read More

Mindfulness and Conversation: Mastering The Art of Small Talk

How's the weather there?We use small talk to connect with... Read More

Evaluating Your Associations (Part One)

If you were to evaluate the major influences in your... Read More

Success and Failure: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Failure is GreatYou are probably asking yourself what could be... Read More

How To Start, Survive, and Finish Your Journey To Super Success

"The more you hate, the more you love."What an ironic... Read More

Preventing Setbacks: Compulsive Eating, Binge Eating, And Eating Addictions

On your journey to moving past using food to cope... Read More

The 8th Habit Covey Forgot - The Making of an Expert!

I could labor the idea but then that would only... Read More

Double Your Brain Power

Do you think you have an "average" or perhaps an... Read More

Thinking About Winners

Have you ever thought about what makes a superstar? What... Read More

Nothing Comes Easy

I am constantly approached by people when I am speaking... Read More

As Long As You Try Your Best, There Is No Such Thing As Failure

I always say to my children, as long as you... Read More

Self Discipline And Business Success

In his audio e-book, 10 Habits to Swell Your Bank... Read More

What Does YOUR Success Look Like?

What does success look like to you? Our culture often... Read More

magnolia remodeling mcdermott remodeling ...