Monthly Archives: May 2019

Today Is National Meditation Day

 

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Life Area: Personal

Topic: Meditation

 

Today Is National Meditation Day

 

I had no idea that today was National Meditation Day until I just received an email from my friend Deepak Chopra. Finding that out prompted me to write this blog post reminding you to listen to and/or download my FREE 7-Day Mindfulness Meditation Audio Series which you will find by just clicking on the “Meditation” tab in the navigation bar or simply clicking [here]:  SuccessSeriesLLC.com/meditation.

 

One of the most valuable things I’ve ever done for myself and my career was to start meditating every day.

 

The mental, emotional, health, AND SUCCESS benefits of daily meditation are truly amazing.

 

Unfortunately, traditional meditation can take a long time to master (and even longer to start enjoying the benefits).

 

But now you can start to reap all the incredible benefits of meditation from the very first day, in only 10 minutes with my FREE 7-Day Guided Mindfulness Meditation Audio Series recorded personally by me.

 


Learning how to meditate can help you achieve success faster, because when your mind is clear and focused, and your body is relaxed and calm, you can access information, both internal and external, that can help you make better decisions.


 

When you visit SuccessSeriesLLC.com/meditation, you will gain access to seven 10-minute meditation sessions of a simple to learn and easy to follow format of mindfulness meditation personally guided by me. You can access them anytime, from anywhere, from any device, right from that page OR you may download them and listen to each of the seven sessions any time you want.

 

Do yourself a favor. Sit down where you won’t be disturbed and visit my landing page for this valuable FREE resource. There you will also find out:

 

  • What Mindfulness is,
  • How mindfulness improves our decision-making, and
  • How to meditate.

 

You can also read my compilation of research on the types of meditation, the many entrepreneurs and celebrities that practice meditation, and its many benefits.

 

Learning how to meditate can help you achieve success faster, because when your mind is clear and focused, and your body is relaxed and calm, you can access information, both internal and external, that can help you make better decisions.

 

Link to its landing page here and listen to or download my valuable FREE 7-Day Guided Mindfulness Meditation Audio Series now!

 

You can access all the sessions anytime, from anywhere, from any device, right from that page OR you may download them and listen to each of the seven sessions any time you want.

 

I promise it’ll be worth your time.

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Tom and the Success Series Team Remember and Honor

 

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Life Area: Personal

Topic: Memorial Day

 

Tom and the Success Series Team Remember and Honor

 

Each year on Memorial Day, Americans take a pause from their busy schedules to remember those who gave their lives to protect the freedoms people enjoy daily.

 

Occurring on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is celebrated today, May 27, 2019. While most people are aware the holiday honors America’s military, at times, the significance of Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day are combined into one.

 

Veteran’s Day is commemorated in November and honors all those who have served their country, including those who have passed away. However, it’s primarily focused on thanking those who have served who are still alive.

 

Memorial Day, on the other hand, is designed to honor those service members who passed away, especially those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

 

 


Memorial Day honors more than one million men and women who have died in military service since the Civil War


 

In 1868, then-Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic proclaimed May 30 to be Decoration Day, becoming Memorial Day in 1968. At first, people honored only Union and Confederate soldiers. However, it was expanded after World War I to include all service members who perished in all wars. As of 2018, the United States Census Bureau reported Memorial Day honors more than one million men and women who have died in military service since the Civil War.

 

The Civil War was the deadliest of all America’s confrontations with over 500,000 people dying. Since the Civil War, America has participated in seven other wars, with casualties identified as:

  • Spanish-American War: 2,446
  • World War I: 116,516
  • World War II: 405,339
  • Korean War: 54,246
  • Vietnam War: 90,220
  • Desert Shield/Desert Storm: 1,948
  • Afghanistan and Iraq: 6,951

 

Join Tom and the Success Series Team in honoring our fallen heroes.

 

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Six Key Questions To Ask When Writing Your Business Plan

 

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Life Area: Professional

Topic: Business Plan

 

Six Key Questions To Ask When Writing Your Business Plan

 

As many of you know, I started my first business when I was just 19 years old and have bought and sold 16 ventures since. I’ve written here before about the elements of a business plan, creating a pitch deck and have offered up FREE downloadable email templates to help you raise seed capital. Today, I want to talk to you about the many invaluable things you’ll learn writing your business plan and the merits, beyond raising capital, of going through the effort of taking your many thoughts out of your head and committing them in writing. By first writing a strategic plan, you can evaluate on paper without the risk of finding out the hard way by trial and error. At the very least, these are questions that any potential investor IS going to be asking of you and you better be prepared to answer:

 

1. Why you? Why your business or your product/service? What differentiates you from your competition?

 

I am, or any potential investor is, going to assume that your product or service fulfills a want, need or desire of the buying public. If it doesn’t, rethink your plans. Sometimes the market doesn’t know it needs your product – and that’s fine. Henry Ford famously said, “If I had asked them what they wanted, they’d have told me faster horses.”

 

The first step is to identify the need your product or service will fulfill. Then determine whether or not this need is currently being met and if so, how and by whom? The first question I always ask my business coaching clients is, “Why should a prospective customer buy your product or service rather than a competitor’s?” If they can’t answer this question clearly, concisely and definitively, I tell them that that is the first thing that we will accomplish in their business coaching.

 


The first step is to identify the need your product or service will fulfill. 


 

 

2. Is there a large enough segment of that buying public that will value that difference?

 

Identify the segment of the market that values whatever it is that differentiates your product or service. Estimate the size of the market segment. Now, reduce the size of this segment by the percentage of people who won’t be willing to pay what you will have to charge to make your business profitable and answer if you can still reasonably project enough volume to make your business economically viable?

 

3. Now, question whether that difference, the very things that set it apart, are indefensible?

 

If your idea is a good one, you had better know how you will keep a large competitor with deep pockets from knocking it off and running you out of the market. There are many examples of well-healed copycats overtaking people with good ideas. You need a plan to protect yourself from this. Perhaps you can protect your intellectual property through a patent. Perhaps your idea, for one reason or another, is difficult to copy. What barriers to entry are there to keep the competition from moving in?

 

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