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  • Linda Cervo 1:49 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink  

    Just a bit of photography… 

    It is always good to have a new hobby and today is just a little bit of photography. I’ve enrolled in a 3-Hour Photography Short Course, and had a few clicks of camera here in Melbourne.
























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  • Linda Cervo 6:34 am on July 17, 2016 Permalink  



    Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,

    and remember what peace there may be in silence.

    As far as possible, without surrender,

    be on good terms with all persons.

    Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,

    even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.


    Avoid loud and aggressive persons;

    they are vexatious to the spirit.

    If you compare yourself with others,

    you may become vain or bitter,

    for always there will be greater

    and lesser persons than yourself.


    Enjoy your achievements

    as well as your plans.

    Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

    it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.


    Exercise caution in your business affairs,

    for the world is full of trickery.

    But let this not blind you

    to what virtue there is;

    many persons strive for high ideals,

    and everywhere life is full of heroism.


    Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection.

    Neither be cynical about love;

    for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment

    it is as perennial as the grass.


    Take kindly the counsel of the years,

    gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

    Nurture strength of spirit

    to shield you in sudden misfortune.

    But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

    Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

    Beyond a wholesome discipline, 

    be gentle with yourself.

    You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;

    you have a right to be here.

    And whether or not it is clear to you,

    no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

    Therefore be at peace with God,

    whatever you conceive Him to be.

    And whatever your labors and aspirations,

    in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

    With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,

    it is still a beautiful world.


    Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
    -Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata”


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  • Linda Cervo 6:11 am on July 17, 2016 Permalink  

    Be Kind Anyway (Mother Teresa)

    People are often reasonable, illogical and self-centered.

    Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish motives.

    Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.

    Succeed anyway.

    If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.

    Be honest and sincere anyway.

    What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight.

    Build anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.

    Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.

    Do good anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.

    Give your best anyway.

    In the final analysis, it is between you and God.

    It was never between you and them anyway.


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  • Linda Cervo 2:16 pm on May 9, 2014 Permalink  

    Business Ethics = The Golden Rule 

    There is no such thing as business ethics – there’s only ethics. People try to use  one set of ethics for their professional life, another for their spiritual life, and still another at home with their family. That gets them into trouble. Ethics is ethics. If you desire to be ethical, you live it by one standard across the board.\

    Based on John Maxwell’s book entitled “There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics – There’s Only One Rule for Making Decisions”, Educators, philosophers, theologians and lawyers have taken what really is a simple matter and made it very confusing. Living an ethical life may not always be easy, but it need not be complicated. If you are reading these words, I believe you possess the desire to live and work ethically. 

    An ethical dilemma can be defined as an undesirable or unpleasant choice relating to a moral principle or practice.

    Many CEO, employers, business owners believe that embracing ethics would limit their options, their opportunities, their very ability to succeed in business. It’s the old suspicion that good guys finish last. They agree with Harvard history professor Henry Adams, who stated, “Morality is a private and costly luxury.” Ironically, in today’s culture of high debt and me-first living, ethics may be the only luxury some people are choosing to live without.

    Ethic Matters. There are really only two important points when it comes to ethics. The first is a standard to follow. The second is the will to follow it.

    A version of the Golden Rule exists in just about every culture.

    Christianity: Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them.

    Islam: No one of you is a believer until he loves for his neighbour what he loves for himself.

    Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow man. This is the entire law, all the rest is commentary.

    Buddhism: Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.

    Hinduism: This is the sum of duty, do naught unto others what you would not have them do unto you.

    Confucianism: What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

    Bahai: And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself.

    Jainism: A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.

    Yoruba Proverb (Nigeria): One going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it on himself to feel how it hurts.

    The bottom line on ethics: I want to be ethical and I believe that it is possible to do what is right and succeed in business. Companies that are dedicated to doing the right thing, have a written commitment to social responsibility, and act on it consistently are more profitable than those who don’t.

    Ethics + Competence is a winning equation. In contrast, people who continually attempt to test the edge of ethics inevitably go over that edge. Shortcuts never payoff in the long run.

    It may be possible to fool someone for a season, but in the long haul, their deeds will catch up with them because the truth does come out. In short term, behaving ethically may look like a loss (just as one can temporarily appear to win by being without ethics.

    The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine. But the road of wrongdoing gets darker and darker – travelers can’t see a thing; they fall flat on their faces.

    I believe, for an organization or company to expand and prosper, it must be built on foundations of a moral character, and this character is the principal element of its strength, and the only guarantee of its permanence and prosperity. However, that foundation cannot be built as a whole. It must be built beginning with each individual. And it must be done in the face of continuous pressure to perform at the expense of doing the right things.

    Quotation from the book: “I believe you will be able to use one guideline to govern all your ethical decision making. It’s based on the Golden Rule.”


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  • Linda Cervo 9:15 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink  

    The 7 Personality Traits of a Good Leader 

    Jim Rohn’s fundamental keys to leadership:

    1. Learn to be strong, but not rude. Do not ever mistaken rudeness for strength. It is not even a good substitute.

    2. Learn to be kind, but not weak.  Kindness is a certain type of strength. We must be kind enough to tell somebody the truth. We must be kind enough to tell it as it is and not deal with delusion.

    3. Learn to be bold, but not a bully. It takes boldness, braveness and courage to tackle the potential problem and discover the signs of trouble. Bullies seek to undermine the weaker person to gain power. A bully is someone who is politically skilled or socially confident who can understand or sense what their target is most insecure about.

    4. Learn to be humble, but not timid. Some people mistake timidity with humility. But humility is a virtue, modesty, an awareness of the human soul and spirit. Timidity is a fear of the unknown or fear of making decisions.

    5. Be proud, but not arrogant. Be proud and celebrate your own achievements, and yet be humble. But do not ever be arrogant. The worst type of arrogance is arrogance from ignorance. Arrogance is intolerable. If someone is smart and arrogant, we can sometimes tolerate that. But if someone is ignorant and arrogant, it is just too much to take.

    6. Develop a humour, but without folly. It is ok to be witty, but not silly. It is ok to be fun, but not foolish. Have a sense of humour, but not a clown.

    7. Deal in realities. Set goals. Set it high if you must. But deal with it with a sense of reality. Do not be delusional.




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  • Linda Cervo 11:55 am on April 19, 2014 Permalink  

    Few Notes on Leadership from John Maxwell’s Book (Law #2) 

    Leadership must be earned. It cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned.

    Leadership is different from management. Management is into process and systems. Leadership is into influence.

    A good entrepreneur does not necessarily mean as a good leader. If they can’t influence people, then, they cannot lead.

    High IQ does not necessarily equates to leadership.

    Being a trendsetter is not the same as being the leader. To be a leader, a person has to not only be out front, but to also have people intentionally coming behind him, following his lead and acting on his vision.

    It is not the position that makes the leader. It is the leader the makes the position.

    Position and title often have little to do with who is really in-charge.

    And there are several factors come into play:

    1. Character – Who they are. People can sense the depth of character.

    2. Relationships – Who they know

    3. Knowledge – What they know

    4. Intuition – How they feel

    5. Experience – Where they had been

    6. Past Success – What they have done

    7. Ability – What they can do

    If you think you have Leadership Ability, then try leading. You will learn to lead through influence.


    (Law#2: Law of Influence)


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  • Linda Cervo 4:12 am on April 18, 2014 Permalink  

    The Importance of Leadership in an Organization 

    Leadership plays a critical part in an organization, especially if the goal is to expand and extend its services. However, growth of an organization will depend on how good the management is and on who is leading it. Expansion and growth cannot be obtained where the management has a very low level of leadership.

    In John Maxwell’s book, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”, he states there that,

    “In times of trouble, organizations naturally look for new leadership.

    When the country is experiencing hard times, it elects new president.

    When the company is loosing money, it hires a new CEO.

    When a church is floundering, it searches for a new senior pastor.

    When a sports team keep loosing, it looks for a new head coach.”

    Another remarkable story in this book is the exchange of coversation between Don Stephensons and John Maxwell. Don said that whenever his people went to an organization, they always started by doing two things. First, they trained all the staff to improve their level of service to the customers. And second, They fired the leader.

    “You always fire him? Every time?”, John asked

    “That’s right, every time.” Don said

    Don’s reasoning, if the leader is good, the organization would’nt be in the mess it’s in.

    Now, how will you know that you are in a bad organization?

    •  Authoritative Statement Policy of Because I Said So. This type of management is practicing Fear-Based Strategy and is never going to drive high level of performance.
    • Fast Turnover of Employees. If employees are leaving either by choice or by force, this is a bad sign of bad management.
    • Division. If there is a high division between the staff, intentional or not, there is a dynfunction in the system.
    • Bullying. This is not only visible in school place, but also, in workplace. If bullying is being tolerated in the workplace, you are in a bad organization.
    • No Code of Ethics.

    And how will you assess yourself as a leader? You can assess yourself by rating the following items from 0 to 10, where 10 is the highest.

    • People skills
    • Planning and Strategic Thinking
    • Vision
    • Results
    Food for thought about leadership using the Law of the Lid: A leader will only follow a leader with higher lid than them. An 8-rated leader won’t follow a 6-rated leader. And a 6-rated leader won’t follow a 4-rated leader. And a company will never expand its organization if the management have a very bad leadership and management. If the company wants to expand, then the leadership level must be raised.
    A good leader must also have Standard Set of Code of Ethics whose basis of judgement is facts.



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  • Linda Cervo 6:06 am on February 8, 2014 Permalink  

    What is the Formula for Happiness? 

    This is a wonderful statement from Brian Tracy:

    “Perhaps the measure essence of happiness is your ability to achieve the three common goals of self-respect, self-esteem and personal pride that everyone wants. It is only when you have these three in sufficient quantities that you feel really good about yourself.”

    1. Self-Respect

    2. Self-Esteem

    3. Personal Pride

    “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often,

    dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are.”


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  • Linda Cervo 12:35 pm on July 30, 2013 Permalink  

    5 Keys to Calmness and Happiness 

    Here are some tips to calmness and happiness that I have learned from Tony Robbins. Some of it are my own personal interpretation. And here it goes something like this:

    5 Keys to Calmness and Happiness

    1. Learn how to handle frustration. Frustration can kill dreams. It can change positive attitude into negative attitude. We must learn how to handle all frustration and disappointments as learning experience.

    2. Learn how to handle rejection. The more rejection we get, the better we become as a person, and the more we learn, the closer we are to our outcome. There are no real successes without rejection. It’s part of life.

    3. Learn how to handle financial pressure. Learn how to earn and how to give. Learn how to invest and how to save. Do not compromise our ideals for money, and do not let it be the source of unhappiness. Learn how to raise financial literacy, and learn how to handle financial issues. Do not avoid it. Be responsible.

    4.  Learn how to handle complacency.  There is nothing wrong for being contented and satisfied. It can be a source of happiness. However, growth is a human basic need, which means growing is a need of the spirit and personality. And so, keep on growing, keep on learning. Keep on being out of the comfort zone. Keep your focus. Keep on creating, sharing and on adding value.

    5. Always give more than you receive. Keep on giving. Happiness can be obtained in giving more, than in receiving more. Giving more guarantees success. Life will give you what you deserve. Just keep on giving, on teaching, on sharing.


    I hope you have learned something from here as these simple statements are so powerful. Cheers!


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  • Linda Cervo 12:55 pm on May 27, 2013 Permalink
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    List of Leadership Attributes by Jim Rohn 

    Inspired by Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, here is the list of great leadership attributes as summarized by Jim Rohn.

    1. Unwavering Courage. Sometimes, our courage wave a little. Bend but not break. But you need to stay. The courage to step into the territory that might be uncomfortable. Faith to overcome fear. Courage to overcome our doubts.

    2. Self-Control. The essence of life itself. Opposites and conflict. Necessary to be a good leader.

    3. Keen Sense of Justice. Sense of utilizing on what is right and what is wrong. Sense of being fair. Know on what is a good balance. Fairness. Justice. Otherwise, the enterprise won’t work. If power is the rule of the day, if might is the rule of the day, it is a catastrophe.

    4. Definiteness of Decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity. If you don’t decide, the opportunity will slip away. For example, in time management, don’t start the day until you have it finished.

    5. Definite Plans. You must have definite plans to be an effective leader.

    6. Do More Than What You Get Paid For. The harvest is yet to come. Means you are getting for the next move up. By doing more, is like having an investment. Do more and see what it will do for you. Just render the service with a vision of the future.

    7. Pleasing Personality. One is working personality. Personality in the public, it count so much in the workplace, in the business. However, also develop your personality in private. Practice when there is few, for you are ready when there are hundreds. Utilize Your Influence.

    8. Give the Gift of Attention. Attention is so powerful.

    9. Sympathy and Understanding. A leader must have sympathy and understanding. Develop this early of our lives, all of our lives. Deep emotional feeling. Understand what it meant to be poor, to be short, to have lack of knowledge, challenge. That kind of leadership quality is so powerful.

    10. Mastery of the Detail. The drama is in the detail.

    11. Willingness to Assume Full 100% Responsibility. The responsibility must end with you. Everyone can make a mess but you must be responsible for fixing it and it will end with you.

    12 Cooperation. If two or three agree, nothing is impossible.

    13. Vision. A vision for your own course to follow. A vision for your health, for your wealth, for your family. A vision must lead others. A vision for the people you are close to. Without vision, we die, we perish. But if we have vision, it will help us touch people.




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  • Linda Cervo 8:39 am on October 19, 2011 Permalink
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    An Effective Time Management System 

    Whatever your profession is, whether you are a business person, an employee, entrepreneur, internet marketer, real estate investor, or have a home-based business, one thing that we need to master is Time Management.

    Here is a great tip from Brian Tracy:



    This is a very effective way to manage everything.

    If you are struggling in Time Management or have issues with productivity – try this!


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  • Linda Cervo 11:30 am on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Steve Jobs’ Very Inspiring Speech 

    Most of us felt the unexplainable sadness and lost when Steve Jobs has left us in this world.

    However, his creations and words will forever linger in our hearts.

    Watch Steve Jobs’ very inspiring speech in this 2005 Stanford Commencement Address.

    Enjoy, learn and get inspired!

  • Linda Cervo 1:24 pm on January 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The Frustrating Gap Between the Students and the Mentors 

    Have you ever studied a book or enrolled in a training program in order to make a difference in your life? And then later on, you realized that after you have been inspired, there were no direct instructions on what to do next, because what you have just read are just a bunch of inspirational and motivational anecdotes?



    There Lies the Frustrating Gap

    The truth is: It is not your fault if you are getting frustrated for not knowing what to do next after your energy level had been jolted by a life-changing motivational information.

    And it is neither your mentor’s fault if, like you, he is getting frustrated for not seeing any results from you at all. Your mentor wants to see results from you because it will boost his ego if you have achieved something out of his mentoring, and he will also consider it as his achievement. Actually, your mentor thinks that you are just being lazy and you are not doing your homework if you are not producing any results!

    Both of you wanted to see results! Period.

    So, what’s the problem?

    The BIG Gap

    There lies a big problem that both of you are not aware of.

    The 5 Levels of Skills

    1. Novice or Newbie Level. If you are just starting into something new, you can call yourself a novice or a newbie.

    • At this level, you need to be told exactly what to do. Exact. Simple. Short. Not conceptual. Not philosophical. Not complicated theories.
    • If you are at this level, you might find yourself saying “I’m just following instructions!” or “Where are the step-by-step instructions?”
    • You might also find yourself not being ‘personally responsible’ with the results.
    • You are only interested into doing one or few small things.
    • A short checklist of tasks will be helpful and handy.

    2.  Advanced Newbie Level. You might have learned something and feel like you are already into something big, but:

    • At this level, you still need to be told exactly what to do, except in a bigger scale or bigger responsibility.
    • You have now more freedom to experiment on few things, but still have difficulty in figuring out on what’s wrong.
    • If you are at this level, you are now developing into being more responsible with your results.
    • You are still interested in accomplishing short-goals.
    • A short checklist of tasks will be helpful and handy.

    3. Competent Level. At this level, you are now learning the complexity and the bigger picture of the concept or business.

    • You may now have the ability to troubleshoot, or to figure out on what’s wrong with the system, or why something is not working.
    • You can now do some planning, and some decisions are based on your past trials and experiences.
    • At this level, you are developing more your sense of being responsible and more keen into seeing desirable results.
    • Still, a checklist of tasks will be helpful. But at this stage, as a student, you can now do your own checklist.

    4. Proficient Level. At this level comes the frustration if the information is too plain and simple, and if no framework, matrix, or diagram has been provided. You now wanted a bigger picture of the conceptual framework of the system.

    • At this level, you are now looking for diagrams and frameworks.
    • You are now focused on goal setting and so much interested into seeing desirable results in a shorter period of time.
    • You have developed your ‘intuition’ on how to see the problems.

    5. Expert Level. Now, this is what you are waiting for – becoming an expert. This is where the real wealth and speed are hiding.

    • At this level, you are now intuitive.
    • Ideas just come naturally.
    • You have developed your ‘intuition’ on how to solve the problems.

    The Source of Problem

    The problem lies when the experts cannot express on how they have arrived into solutions, as it has been a result of their being intuitive.

    Most of the experts have developed their habits of continuous personality and career development, thereby, the gap between the novice and the mentors are becoming so huge that the novice are having difficulty coping. The Newbies are moving so slow, while the experts are moving so fast.

    Most of the experts have forgotten on how the novice thinks, thereby, having a difficulty in assisting them. If the expert has no direct action plan given to a novice, a problem may arise and the novice may be stuck in the middle of the journey.

    Now that you know the GAP between you and your mentor,

    what is the next step?

    As a Student, Here is What You Can Do:

    1. Read the information given to you by the experts. Collect it. Compile it. Bind it. Then, make your own summary on how you understand it.

    2. Repeat reading the information given, until you have fully understood it. It has been a tradition in our school system that once we have finished reading something, we are done. Those books has been written with years of experience by the authors, and it’s just natural that you won’t be able to absorb the real message in one reading. So, repeat reading it. Academic excellence is different in real life application.

    3. Finish the book. Successful people read books – and finish it.

    4. Take action. It is not true enough that ‘Knowledge is Power’. The ‘Applied Knowledge is the Real Power.’

    5. Ask questions. Your mentors never stopped from learning, and as a part of their habit, they are studying everyday. Therefore, they are so busy to figure out what’s wrong with you or what is it that you did not understand. And there’s a shortcut. Ask them a question.

    6. Teach someone. The best way to know that you really know something is to teach someone. You really don’t need to be an expert before you start teaching. Actually, a bit of your knowledge about something is already enough to help someone . Remember the big gap between you and your mentor? It’s about time to reach out for those who knows less than what you know. You can still be a hero even if you don’t know it all. As a matter of fact, nobody knows everything.

    7. Be consistent. Success may be hard to achieve. But really, it is not crowded at the top. Strive to be consistent in order to achieve that Expert Level, because it is where the real wealth and speed are hiding.


    There is a great demand for people to teach at different level, that’s why, we all should become a “Student” and a “Teacher.

    We need to continuously learn from someone ahead us.

    And we need to teach to someone  behind us.

    The passing of knowledge must properly evolve. Otherwise, the chain of knowledge will be broken, thereby resulting into poverty.

    Therefore, if you would like to be really successful in life: Be a Student. Then, be a Teacher. Learn how to fill the frustrating gap between the students and the mentors, and you will be successful.


    To your success,

    - Linda


    P.S.: You may also be interested reading 13 Possible Reasons Why Your Attempt To Be Successful Always Fail

  • Linda Cervo 3:10 am on January 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    13 Possible Reasons WHY Your Attempt To Be Successful Always Fail 

    If you think (and feel) that you are not going anywhere, these are the possible reasons why your attempt to be successful always fail.

    #1. Lack of Clarity

    You may get lost in a desert or in the middle of a forest if you don’t have any plans, or not much clarity on where you are going. And if you don’t even have any idea that you are already lost because of your lack of clarity, that is a big problem. So, set a goal. Be clear on what it is that you want in your life.

    #2. Lack of Enthusiasm

    Are you bored with your life? Is today just the same as yesterday? And tomorrow will be just the same as today? And yet, it’s just fine with you? Is simple life what you wanted? Or are you just lacking with some enthusiasm? Are you feeling so lazy to make a difference in your life and you are embracing so much of your comfort zone?

    A bit of trial and hardship may easily lead you into depression. So, jump! Jump! Jump! Explore. Study More. Teach More. Help more people, and have more energy!

    #3. Lack of Gratitude

    Do you feel like the world is against you? Do you think that the government is full of corrupt officials and the taxation, bills are continuously keep on coming? Do you feel so much hate about some things and events that are out of your control?

    Then, stop being a ‘hate person’. Start being a ‘Thank You’ person. Stop focusing on the things that you cannot control. Start focusing on the things that you can do to improve your life and other people’s lives. Be thankful for all the things that you have. Be thankful that you have experienced trials and hardships in your life because that will be the story of your success.

    #4. Lack of Consistency

    It’s hard to break your old habits. It’s hard to replace your old beliefs. Those are the reasons why there is a tendency to always go back from where you started. Then, don’t stop! Actually, you already know what to do. You are just lacking to put consistency into the things that will lead you to success.

    Do your best to develop habits that will help your ‘seeds of success’ grow into a tree.

    #5. Lack of Self-Discipline.

    Why are you late? Why didn’t you do that? Where are those… blah… blah… blah… Ok. You got it. You Always Make Excuses. Strive hard to keep small promises to yourself. Then, those small promises will later on be visible into your results, and people will start to respect and trust you.

    #6. Lack of Desire to Learn

    Lack of desire to learn will lead you to poverty. Remember the statement ‘The Poor Gets Poorer, and the Rich Gets Richer’. It sounds so unfair, isn’t it? But it’s true!

    Successful people, on their journey to success, have realized the importance of studying through Personal Development and increasing their awareness to the continuous and fast-pacing changing world. Therefore, if you are not learning something new, you are being left behind by the technology and industry.

    Therefore, make it a habit to read a book at least 30 minutes a day or 10 pages of a good book.

    #7. Lack of Faith

    Faith is a very powerful motivation. If you are doing something, but you really don’t believe that you can do it, then, most probably, you can’t do it.

    If you are doing something that you believe is your purpose or goal, then, put your heart into it. Together with your action, have faith.

    #8. Too Much Procrastination

    Stop being judgmental. If there is something that you don’t know, then, don’t disagree. Set aside your negative thoughts and start being open to new ideas and new people.

    Don’t judge ideas. Don’t judge people. You’ll never know what you might be missing if you are always in ‘procrastination alert level’.

    #9. Too Much of Negativity

    How much time do you spend on television? How much news have your mind digested? Are you reading too much gossips, sports, and events on newspaper and on the internet?

    Stop breaking this habit. Media is full of negativity. Replace those activities with productive and mind-growing activities.

    #10. Too Much Activities

    This one is also critical. Doing too many things at the same time. You can do more by focusing on single tasks. The more you accomplish, the more satisfaction you’ll have, and the more sense of success you’d feel. Success is a product of small tasks that has been properly done.

    #11.  Too Much Fear or Over-Caution

    There are 6 major sources of fear. Fear of poverty, criticism, loss of loved ones, of ill heath, old age and death.

    Because of these fears, most people are just living below their full potential. Don’t let these fears control you. You have more potentials than what you think.

    #12. Too Much Indulgence

    Too much parties? Too much celebration? Too much relaxation? There is a right time for that. Eat your dessert after the dinner. Not before it.

    #13. Too Much Conformity

    Too afraid of what your friends will say? Of how your dad will react? Of what your spouse will comment?

    In achieving success, you will be facing decisions that are not within their reach. You’d be facing different road that are uncommon to them. So, expect that on your discovery to success, they might pull you. They might discourage you. But that is because, they do love you. They don’t want you to get hurt and it’s natural for them to protect you because they do love you.

    But then, it is only you who’ll be able to see your visions and not them.

    Too much conformity won’t make you successful. So, expect to struggle, but have faith in yourself. Have faith with what you are doing, and slowly, show your small successes.

    But don’t forget, you must start with a Clear Purpose. Clear Vision. Clear Goal.

    You must start with a clarity on your WHY and the HOW will appear.


    To your success,

    - Linda


    P.S.: You may also be interested reading The Confusing World of Internet Marketing

  • Linda Cervo 8:04 am on January 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    7 Tips to Help You Accomplish Your Daily Goals 

    Success is a result of completed short-term goals toward the long-term goals. Being organized on your daily goals will help you get in control of the tasks. Here are the 7 tips that will help you accomplish your daily tasks.


    #1. Focus on your Priority

    Set daily priorities. Remove, turn off, or close anything that will destruct your attention to complete such tasks. Here is a short motivational audio entitled The Forgotten Skill of Focus with regards to being focused. (Listen to the Motivational Audio)


    #2.  Make a List

    Do not under-estimate the power of making a list. This will help you keep on track that you are accomplishing the things that you have planned. Keep a notepad, stationary or post-it notes within your arms reach.

    #3. Manage Your Time Properly

    With so many activities to do, and so much external factors in life (family, friends, hobbies, internet, parties, peer pressure, etc.) it is so easy let the day pass by without accomplishing much. Set estimated time frames for each tasks, and set break times. Don’t let time be wasted by doing unimportant tasks. Whenever you find yourself being unproductive, go back and review your time table.

    #4. Delegate Tasks

    Remember that you are not alone. Let others do the tasks that are beyond your expertise. It will save you a lot of time and money, and much more, better and faster results.

    #5. Manage Your Emails and Phone Calls

    Set specific time for checking emails and if possible, for accepting phone calls. This may seem inconvenient at first, but people will respect this email and phone management, if you are being responsible with the results.

    #6. Clean Your Work Space

    Reducing clutter in your workspace will clear your mind, will boost your creativity and analytical thinking. Daily cleaning of your work space must be included in your schedule. A clean work space will help you work in speed while being calm.

    #7. Stay Organized

    Keep the information (files, folders, etc) within your reach for a specific task. Spend at least 15 minutes at the end of each day cleaning your files and clearing your desk. Another 15 minutes to plan the next morning.

    “Rewrite your major goals everyday, in the present tense,

    exactly as if they already existed.” - Brian Tracy

    I hope that this article has inspired you and may help you in setting your daily goals.


    To your success,

    - Linda


    P.S.: You may also be interested reading the article What Are the Pre-Requisites of Setting Goals?

  • Linda Cervo 9:44 am on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    8 Steps on How to Set Your Goals 

    Setting up Goals can be quite daunting and exhaustive, that’s why most people don’t set goals at all. In fact, it takes a lot of sacrifice and disciple in order to accomplish such goals. Yes, IT IS HARD to set goals and IT IS HARDER to implement them. However, in order to get desirable results, goal setting is critical in achieving success. The following point can be used in setting your goals.


    #1. Decide on What You Want

    Most people are clueless when it comes into decision-making of what they really want. One factor that I can see here, is because most people limit their wants with their current resources (money, machineries, equipments, etc.) Therefore, if they don’t have that ‘capital’ or ‘resources’, they simply give up on what they really want. Hopefully, this Motivational Audio entitled Don’t What If Yourself! may help you decide on your goal. (Listen to the Motivational Audio)

    #2. Write Your Goals

    You can get a piece of paper, setup into your iPad or iPhone (or open up your Word Processor), then write your goals. Your goals should be something that will make you feel fulfilled once you have achieved it. Write it down in clarity (into specific details) to the best that you can.

    #3. Set Deadlines to Your Goals

    A goal is not a goal, unless it has deadlines. Deadlines will keep your energy level high. If your deadlines to your goals are too way far, you’d loose interest along way. Urgency is important in keeping your energy at high level. So, set a closer deadline, and try to achieve it as much as you can.

    You can set your large goal into sub-goals in order to create sub-deadlines. This will make you feel that you are accomplishing the most of your goals, and therefore, will keep your spirit motivated to achieve more.

    #4. Make a List of Actions

    Make a list of all the things that needs to be done in order to achieve your goals. Don’t think about yet on who’s going to make it. Just make a list on what tasks are needed to be accomplished.

    #5. Organize Your Action Plan

    Now that you know the actions that needs to be taken, now, organize it.  Place your goals in a proper sequence and priority.  This may also involve leveraging on other people’s abilities and talents, networking, or outsourcing.

    #6. Take Action

    Now that everything is set, take “ACTION!” Don’t let your lack of resources stop you from doing the things that you want. Start right now with whatever you got, with whatever resources you have. What’s most important is that you just get started, and take the possible adjustments later.

    #7. Make it a Habit

    The only way to maintain the momentum is to make sure that you consistently doing things toward the attainment of your goal. Make sure that you make it a habit to integrate your goals into your lifestyle.

    #8. Re-write Your Goals

    Consistently review and re-write your goals. Your goals may change and improve in order to adopt the changing world and technology. Be flexible and don’t be stubborn. Be open to new opportunities that will come your way.


    Don’t let your lack of resources stop you from achieving what you want.

    Just get started and the road will be paved.


    IF you are frustrated by not having the things that you wanted, and by not being someone you wished to be, it is because, you have the lack of clarity. Brian Tracy said:

    “Clarity accounts for probably 80% of success and happiness. Lack of clarity is probably more responsible for frustration and underachievement than any other single factor.”


    Meaning, IF YOU ARE ACHIEVING LESS THAN OF WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE, your life right now is not where you are supposed to be. Lack of clarity of what you want is most probably the reason why you are not happy, not successful, not healthy, and/or financially broke.

    Your frustration in life is coming from your “doing less” and by “being less”.


    So, set your goals. Be happy, be fulfilled, and be successful!


    To your success,

    - Linda


    P.S. You may also be interested reading the 7 Tips to Help You Accomplish Your Daily Goals

  • Linda Cervo 11:13 am on June 20, 2014 Permalink  

    12 Great Books to Add in Your Library 

    If you are looking on what’s the next book to read, these are the 12 Great Books recommended by Jim Rohn:

    • The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle by Jim Rohn
    • Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell
    • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
    • Twelve Pillars by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener
    • Above All Else by Chris Widener
    • The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn
    • Live the Life You Have Always Dreamed Of by Chris Widener
    • The Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn
    • The Gift by Ron Reynolds
    • Safari to the Soul by Denis Waitley
    • Day by Day with James Allen by Vic Johnson
    • 22 Success Lessons from Baseball by Ron White




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