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10 Quick tips to blow the lid off your potential in 2013

Here are 10 quick tips to blow the lid off your potential in 2013!10 ten

  1. Stop copying your competitors. Really. Stop it.
  2. Think big. No, bigger than that.
  3. Stop aiming for perfection. Aim for your best.
  4. Watch less TV. They call it programming for a reason.
  5. Read more books. Read books that motivate, educate or inspire you.
  6. Lead. The world already has too many followers.
  7. Learn to think more creatively. Need help? Here’s a whole website full of creative thinking ideas.
  8. Deliver on your promises. It builds trust from others and respect from within.
  9. Be selective what you focus on. As Earl Nightingale discovered: ‘We become what we think about.’
  10. Forgive. While you’re holding a grudge, they are out dancing.

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  1. Love this Jim – I particularly like the ‘Thinking BIG’ – great attitude to enter 2013. I’d like to add ‘Invest in yourself’ this means so many things and can include nurturing yourself, educating yourself – anything that helps you keep moving forward. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Thanks for all your support in 2012. Looking forward to some great things for us all in 2013 xx

    • That’s a great addition to the list, Heather.

      Thanks for the kind words and I hope you, Peter and your amazing daughter Zoe, have an wonderful Christmas and New Year!

  2. Great tips, Jim. The only thing I would add is to never allow yourself to get use to being comfortable. The moment someone gets caught up in a routine or certain way of doing things, they will soon figure out why your #1 is such a “No no.” Thanks for sharing.

  3. Some great tips! I especially like #10…Forgive. While your holding a grudge, they’re out dancing. Life is too short and to wonderful to be miserable. Holding a grudge is like choosing to make life suck, it’s ridiculous.

  4. Jim,

    Great tips you have here. Just want to add something else here. I really saw my business take off when I got a second computer for WORK ONLY. I have absolutely no personal information / programs on this computer. It helps keep me much more focused and motivated. Good luck in 2013 and Merry Christmas!

    To Our Success,


  5. This is exactly what I needed to see today. I’m working on my plans for next year and these tips have given me some real brain fodder.



  6. I must say: those are some great tips. Stop aiming for perfection is something many people go wrong with. You can’t be perfect but you can give your best – like you said.

  7. Thanks Jim – inspiring words – been doing planning for 2013 and needed to hear these. One to add is to change fear into excitement – this one has always been a winner for me – wishing you a great new year filled with success and fun :)

    • That’s a great suggestion, Sally.

      I recall in my late teens, being told that I would perform better at job interviews if I swapped ‘nervous’ for ‘excited’. They actually feel similar – that new word association really makes a huge difference.

      Thanks for sharing!

  8. HI Jim,
    the things u have written are really inspiring and encouraging.hope u will write more like this.

  9. Love this one Jim. Especially #3 and #5 is on my to do list for 2013. Have a great New Year!

  10. Hard to top this comprehensive list Jim. I am focusing on only focusing on desired outcomes for my life. I try not to think or speak negatively. There is life and death in the tongue and as a man thinks so he is.

  11. Awesome advice Jim. I must confess that I struggle with cutting back on watching TV. I find that watching TV helps me to relax and unwind. I so also squeeze a bit of reading every now and then.

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