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Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s New CEO, Redefines Women Power

By Pankaj
Monday, July 16th, 2012

Marissa Mayer Named CEO of Yahoo

The whole world appears to be talking about Marissa Mayer – Google’s “first 20” employee – who has been appointed as first ever female CEO of Yahoo

“I’m incredibly excited to start my new role at Yahoo! Tomorrow”, a very excited Marissa Mayer tweeted on Monday, July 16, 2012.

The whole world appears to be talking about Marissa Mayer – Google’s “first 20” employee – who has been appointed as first ever female CEO of Yahoo.

The success story of Marissa Mayer started 13 years ago when she joined Google in 1999 as employee number 20 and the first female engineer. During her tenure of 13 years with Google, she handled different responsibilities including engineer, designer, product manager, and executive.

Marissa Mayer also donned vital responsibilities in Google Images, Google Books, Google Search, Google, Google Toolbar, iGoogle, Google News, Product Search and Gmail. At Google media events, she acted as the primary spokesperson – an expressive and enthusiastic advocate for company’s newest offerings. She excelled in every role she played and kept climbing the success ladder with self-belief and confidence as her success secrets.

In her last stint with Google, she was working as the Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services. Mayer along with other “smarty-pants upstarts” was instrumental in taking the search engine Google miles ahead of the now-flagging Yahoo during the initial days of Internet. Now, she has the tough task ahead to avert same disaster once she has caused to Yahoo.

“Marissa is a well-known, visionary leader in user experience and product design and one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting strategists in technology development,” Yahoo co-founder David Filo said in a statement. “I look forward to working with her to enhance Yahoo’s product offerings for our over 700 million unique monthly visitors.”

Marissa Mayer, who is expecting her first child in October, is all set to accept the new challenge of being a mother. Though it appears challenging for somebody heading Yahoo, a role that has come packed with myriad and tough challenges, Marissa’s confidence and enthusiasm portrays that she will handle this responsibility with same dignity and care as she has handled her earlier responsibilities at Google.

We expect her to emerge as a role model for working women, who are afraid of raising families for the sake of their career and personal growth.

Major Achievements of Marissa Mayer

 

Perseverance Key to Success

Every person faces hurdles while making his way to success but one who perseveres and conquers them, emerges as the winner

Mayer was listed in Fortune magazine’s annual list of America’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 and was ranked 50, 44, 42 and 38, respectively. In 2008, at the age of 33, she became the youngest woman ever listed in the magazine.

According to Catalyst, she is only the 20th current female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. It makes her to join the elite club of most successful business women, which includes names like:

Meg Whitman – Meg Whitman is serving Hewlett-Packard Meg as the president and CEO.

Virginia Marie “Ginni” Rometty – Named to Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” continuously for seven years, she is the first woman to head IBM.

Patricia Ann Woertz – She was appointed as the CEO of Archer Daniels Midland in 2006. In 2010, she was ranked the 3rd most powerful woman by Fortune magazine.

All these women, who have achieved such an exceptional success in the field previously dominated by males, have redefined women strength, skills and will power. Their sheer determination and desire to excel can put those people to shame who still refer women as the “weaker sex”.

Key to Success – Perseverance and Positive Thinking

 

The success of Marissa Mayer highlights the significance of focus, positive thinking, and determination. You should be very focused on your goal. Once you find your path, you should move towards your ultimate goal with steely determination, discipline, hard word, and a “can do-will do” approach.

Every person faces hurdles while making his way to success but one who fights and conquers them, emerges as the winner. Struggles and difficulties are the eligibility tests for success. Only those who pass these tests deserve to be on the other side.

The Success Secret Of Meditation

By Bob Lancer
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

 

Personal Success

The simple way of meditating will gradually still your mind and awaken attention in the Now, making you more aware of what is going on in the present moment

 

The practice of meditation is usually not considered to be a practical way to achieve success.

It has been taught for centuries as a means for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

But certain forms of meditation practice are among the best kept success secrets.

In fact, it can be accurately stated that there is no way to be as successful as you can be WITHOUT practicing meditation.

One kind of meditation practice that is really a form of success training is all about calming, focusing and AWAKENING the mind.

Practicing this form of meditation for personal success could not be simpler: Simply direct the focus of your attention to the present moment.

That’s really all there is to it.  Keep your attention PRESENT for as long as you can.

This simple way of meditating will gradually still your mind and awaken attention in the Now, making you more aware of what is going on in the present moment.

This heightened state of awareness can help you to succeed and prosper because whatever you are aware of you can increase your control over.

The more aware you are, the more control you have over the direction of your life.

As your mind clears and calms, you will find that you are able to communicate more effectively, problem-solve more easily and to feel less stressed out.

And you will delight in the restful and exhilarating experience of a more clear and alert state of awareness.

Take just 15 or 30 seconds to focus attention on your present moment experience several times a day to feel more rested, refreshed and inspired – you’ll be more productive when you get back to your work and you’ll have more energy when you return home from work.

You can practice this form of meditation for success while you are active and while you are inactive.

Reserving special periods during the day for inactive practice will bring about greater results most quickly.

Great times to engage in the success practice of this form of meditation is first thing in the morning, before you begin any other activity. Sit or lie down and keep attention focused on your present moment experience for at least a minute.

Another excellent time for meditating in this way is while you are lying in bed at night, waiting for sleep to descend.  As you head into your dreams, you will be advancing along the road to success.

But don’t wait for special periods to practice.  Do it anytime, including while you are driving, waiting on line, standing in the elevator, eating, or playing with your kids.

The more you practice the success secret of meditation the more buoyant your daily spirit will be and the more quickly and easily you will achieve the success that you desire.

Judy Garland – Wisdom of Handling Success Is Just As Important As Success Itself

By Pankaj
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Judy Garland

Judy Garland will be remembered for her accomplishments and the smiles that she brought on the faces of her fans. Photo Courtesy: wikipedia.org

Judy Garland, the name still evokes emotions in her fans, admirers and all those who have battled the odds to emerge victorious. She is a shining example of those who refused to succumb to insecurities and crippling problems and reached a level where they became an inspiration for others.

Judy Garland, who would have turned 90 years old this month, was remembered this week in Tony Awards 2012. Tracie Bennett, who portrayed Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow, presented a pre-show ritual for the show Just in Time as Judy Garland.

Talking about her performance, she told zap2it, “To go on, I put the shoes on, I put the engagement ring on, then the scarf and the hat. By the time the coat is on, I am finally confident that I am going into Judy.”

Judy Garland’s life was full of ups and downs. Despite battling insecurity about her appearance, financial instability, and alcohol and drug addiction, she continued to perform and rule the hearts of her hundreds of thousands followers through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years as a musician, actress, recording artist, and live performer in concerts.

Appreciated for her versatility, she was a recipient of a Juvenile Academy Award, the Golden Globe Award, Grammy Awards, and a Special Tony Award. Judy Garland will be remembered for her accomplishments and the smiles that she brought on the faces of her fans.

The singer and actor who reached an outstanding career peak at a young age (“at 39 years of age, she remains the youngest recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry”) has always been inspired the youth and will continue to motivate aspirants who find it hard to regain their self confidence and positive thinking after initial failures.

Goal Achievement Comes From The Desire to Achieve Success

Never let failure or defeatism overcome your desire to achieve success.

Her tumultuous personal life which was plagued by drug abuse, financial troubles and failed marriages (she died at the age of 47 from an accidental drug overdose) remains a glaring example of how success, if not handled with wisdom, maturity and levelheadedness can lead to a premature, tragic end.

Success never comes easy. The road to success is covered with hard work, heart breaks, sometimes failures, and bitterness but there is always a way out. When a series of struggles deters your personal growth, it is the wisdom for success that drives you toward the actual success and goal achievement.

Never let failure or defeatism overcome your desire to achieve success. Fuel your desire with hard work and determination and keep moving toward your dreams and goals. The goal may appear distant but is accessible.

Three Powerful Steps For Success

By Bob Lancer
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

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Worrying and feeling discouraged about your future will not help you one bit.

 

Positive Thinking

The more clearly and consistently you focus on your goal, and the more effective your action, the more quickly you can succeed.

They certainly are not what we can call “steps to success”!

 

On the contrary, they distract one’s focus and they drain one’s power, hindering successful action.

 

So why do people slip into worry and discouragement?

 

The answer is quite simple: HABIT.

 

Indulging in feelings of discouragement and insecurity is habitual.

 

And that habitual pattern may be all that prevents you from successful goal setting and goal accomplishment.

 

To be successful, one must take goal-directed action.

 

The more clearly and consistently you focus on your goal, and the more effective your action, the more quickly you can succeed.

 

But indulging worry and discouragement robs one of power, and less power translates into a more distracted and diffuse focus and weaker, less impactful action.

 

Understanding that worry and discouragement ARE habitual, and that they DON’T work, is a major step in gaining freedom to achieve your goals and objectives.

 

To gain that understanding, practice being more conscious of your present attitude.

 

You will soon recognize that the cause of a negative attitude is not one’s circumstances, but one’s pre-programmed habitual emotional reaction pattern.

 

Once you see this you have taken the first of 3 powerful steps for success.

 

The next step is to practice living in a state of peaceful confidence and contentment, particularly when you feel the urge to indulge in feelings of discouragement or insecurity.

 

Every moment you resist the urge to dwell in a negative emotional state you weaken the habit and strengthen your self-control.

 

Step three on the road to success is to get engaged in constructive work aimed at accomplishing your most important objective.

 

Every action you take for what you want builds up a momentum of actively working for it.  This makes it easier for you to continue working, and to work with more focus and power.

 

You can always take some form and degree of action in line with what you want to accomplish.

 

Following these 3 steps will bring success and free you from unhappy stress.

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Direct Your Thought – Direct Your Life

By Bob Lancer
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Success Strategy

Mind-mastery for greater success consists of DIRECTING the thoughts that courses through your mind

What is your success strategy?

 

Struggling to control external circumstances is probably the most common, failure-producing mistake made by people who are feeling unsuccessful, held back or blocked.

 

To achieve success at a higher level, including to manifest more prosperity in your life, the quintessential key is to master your mind for more success.

 

Once your mind is more fully working for you,everything and everyone in your life will work more fully for you!

 

Mind-mastery for greater success consists of DIRECTING the thoughts that courses through your mind.

 

The way to more success is not to struggle to control your external circumstances, but by harness more thought power.

 

Before you can master more of your mind power you need to be more aware of your thought.  Grow more conscious this bypaying closer attention to your thoughts.

 

Mind power works against you every time you think about something that you hope will NOT happen.

 

You waste the power of your mind when you allow your thoughts to wander aimlessly into matters that do not help you to manifest more success or achieve your most important goals.

 

Mind Power As Success Secret

Before you can master more of your mind power you need to be more aware of your thought. Grow more conscious this by paying closer attention to your thoughts.

You allow your mental energy to work counter to your true interests when you think about what other people have done, might do, or may be doing that causes you to feel threatened.

 

While we worry, for instance, about someone at work is doing something to undermine our success, what ACTUALLY undermines us is dwelling in thoughts about that person doing that to us.

 

Feeling low self-esteem, feeling inferior or inadequate, weak or incapable in any way is not due to who you truly are – it’s only due to who you THINK you are.

 

To achieve more success focus think more about the great conditions that you want to manifest.

Be on the alert to notice and go of thoughts associated with the fear of failing and avoid wasting thought-energy in aimless thinking that does not help you to succeed.

 

 

Think of yourself succeeding.

 

The more mind power you devote to success, the more successful you will be.

 

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How To Manifest Miraculous Success

By Bob Lancer
Monday, March 5th, 2012

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Negative Thinking Manifests Negative Conditions

The financial problems, health problems, career problems, and relationship problems that you encounter today can be traced back to negative thinking that you consciously or unconsciously engaged in in your past.

Your life is a manifestation process directed your thoughts and feelings.

 

Of course you need to take physical action to manifest your goals, but your actions are products of your thoughts and feelings as well.

 

If you do not think about what you want to accomplish, and if you do not feel motivated accomplish it, you will not take the action necessary to accomplish your goal.

 

Your thoughts produce the physical conditions that match them.

 

Your feelings attract the thoughts you think, and they also manifest physical conditions that are consistent with them.

 

When you are feeling deprived, unfortunate, or lacking in any way, you generate or perpetuate the material conditions that help you to feel that way.

 

When you think of your life in any way that you do not want your life to be, you set physical forces into motion that produce that unhappy destiny.

 

There is no more important form of self-work to engage in than the practice of directing conscious attention to whatever you are thinking and feeling.

 

The financial problems, health problems, career problems, and relationship problems that you encounter today can be traced back to negative thinking that you consciously or unconsciously engaged in in your past.

 

Whatever seems to be going wrong in your life also reflects your past negative attitudes, imbalanced desires and negative emotional states.

 

To manifest success, use positive thinking by envisioning success.  Practice living in feelings of faith, trust, confidence, appreciation and gratitude.

 

Work everyday, all day, at being consciously aware of every thought that crosses your mind and of every feeling that flows through you.

 

When you are feeling anxious, unhappy, or frustrated go through that feeling without resistance, as consciously as you can.

 

As you become more conscious of your thoughts and feelings you will see more and more clearly how they manifest your destiny, and how to and more more effectively direct your life through positive thought, a great attitude and beautiful feelings.

 

This will turn your life into a marvelous adventure in manifesting miraculous success.

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A Key For Making Easy Money

By Bob Lancer
Friday, January 13th, 2012

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Inspirational quotes can provide an energy booster for the soul.

 

For instance, let’s analyze this quote from one of the great success stories in literature of all time, the Russian writer, Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Inspirational quotes for achieving greater success

The more they worry about money, the more money problems they seem to attract.

“Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.”

 

I personally have discovered tremendous success wisdom in this quote, though it may not be directly related to the author’s meaning.

 

To achieve as much financial success as you want, being TOO concerned about money can prove self-sabotaging.

 

To achieve greater success, focus on your personal development, aimed at the fulfillment of your full potential.

 

Today, many people are looking for ways of making money in hard economic times.

 

But the more they worry about money, the more money problems they seem to attract.

 

Success seems to arrive when we are not feeling emotionally dependent.

 

One of the key elements in the wisdom of success is that you have to be having fun doing what you are doing.

 

You are certainly NOT having fun when you are feeling insecure about money.

 

Business opportunities seem to drop in our laps, when they happen.

 

Make it your focus to make a meaningful contribution to society.

 

Avoid the common mistake that causes failure of counting on positive anticipation.

 

The more you hope that you finally arrive at your big break, the more you program your subconscious to feel deprived, to feel depressed, to feel defeated when things don’t go exactly your way.  And these emotions hinder your ability to succeed greatly.

 

What you want to develop is a success mindset.  This means that you need to feel calm, feel secure, feel content while being alert in the present moment. This reveals your present opportunity, and this requires freedom from economic worries.

 

As I have said many times before: Financial insecurity is not a financial problem.  It is an emotional problem that manifests a financial problem.

 

To be successful, to manifest all the prosperity and accomplishment your heart desires, let go of worry about money, for it binds you to financial distress and blinds you to the path of wisdom for success.

 

As you let go of money worries, you will discover how living with more ease is one of the great keys for making more money.

 

Please in this blog share your thoughts about this self-help success tip about letting go of the emotional attachment to money as a key for making more money.

 

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New Year’s Resolutions For Success

By Bob Lancer
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

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How To Build Self Confidence

The beginning of a new year is a great time to create a personal growth, self-help action plan for self-improvement, aimed at the goals you want to accomplish.

For a year of greater success, make personal growth, self-help changes.

 

 

To raise your level of accomplishment, raise your level of ability.  That is how to become more successful.

 

If we operate in the same old way, we are bound for the same old results.

 

By developing the kinds of personal growth that will help you to succeed at a higher level, you employ the age-old self-help wisdom for success that leads to higher accomplishment.

 

Working on personal growth and development for success is not merely positive thinking.

 

But working on losing negative thinking habits and replacing them with a more positive mindset is probably one form of personal development that will help you to succeed.

 

It’s too easy to slip into the self-defeating mindset that our circumstances or other people impose a ceiling of success upon us. This saps us of motivation.

 

By accepting responsibility for our results, we also accept
our power to improve upon our results.

 

The beginning of a new year is a great time to create a personal growth, self-help action plan for self-improvement, aimed at the goals you want to accomplish.

 

New Year’s Resolutions Action Plan:

  1. Begin by employing the power of positive thinking by listing your goals for the year.  (Your list might include how much money you want to make, the projects you want to complete, the number of clients you want in your “corral”, places you want to visit, a new employment situation, a new home.)

 

  1. Now use that list to form your new years resolutions for self-help self-growth by thinking about the abilities you feel inspired develop, the knowledge you feel inspired to expand, that can help you to achieve those goals.

     

    For instance, one of my goals is to reach more people with my wisdom-writing, and for my writing to impact the people I reach in a more positive, powerful way.

     

    To achieve this goal, I feel inspired to develop my writing ability, for my writing to enlighten and inspire in more beautiful forms.

     

    One mistake people make when it comes to this self-help personal growth work is to try to force themselves to develop abilities that do not inspire them.

     

    There are countless ways that you can improve for better results.  By working on improving in ways that inspire you, you live with more inspiration, which empowers you in and of itself for greater success.

     

    In this blog please feel more than welcome to share some of the ways that you want to advance your personal growth for a year of greater success.  That may help your fellow bloggers to identify ways that they want to pursue self-improvement for success.


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    Positive Thinking Wisdom

    By Bob Lancer
    Monday, December 12th, 2011

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    Positive Thinking Wisdom

    I experienced a tremendous sense of liberation and acceleration in my personal growth process when I realized why and how to let go of worry and self-doubt

    Although the power of positive thinking has been known about by many, for many years, it seems to me that few people really understand how to fully access that power for personal growth and life success.

    While positive thinking empowers us to succeed, negative thinking, like worry and self-doubt, drains us of power.

    One of the most dramatic breakthroughs in my life came when I realized that fully harnessing the power of positive thinking depends upon gaining freedom from negative thinking.

    I experienced a tremendous sense of liberation and acceleration in my personal growth process when I realized why and how to let go of worry and self-doubt.

    I used to worry quite a bit.  I did this even after I learned about the creative power of visualizing my success.  I did this because I had yet to understand the need and the way to gain release from my worry.

    So here is the key.  It is actually a three-fold key, for fully employing the power of positive thinking for personal growth and success:

    1. Notice what you think, when you think.
    2. When you notice yourself worrying or doubting your ability to succeed, simply let go of that train of thought as soon as possible.
    3. Routinely live in your vision of yourself succeeding.

    I have been working on this for many years, and each year I feel happier and freer and more successful as a result.

    Try this two-part exercise:

    1. Take one day to pay close attention to your thinking.  Every time you notice your mind entertaining a thought of what you do not want to happen, immediately let it go.
    2. At least ten times during that same day, take a few moments to envision yourself living in the conditions that you would love in your life.

    Please share with us in this blog your results of this exercise for
    fully utilizing the power of positive thinking.

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    Wisdom For Success Works

    By Bob Lancer
    Thursday, December 1st, 2011

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    wisdom for success

    I hunger for inner light that reveals my way to the realization of my most spectacular dreams for success. And as I sought that light, I found it!

    Seek wisdom for success!  That’s been my personal motto since the age of 21.

    What has it accomplished?  I’ve been living my dream all my adult life!

    The wisdom I seek is PRACTICAL wisdom.  Not just ideas that stimulate my intellect.

    I hunger for inner light that reveals my way to the realization of my most spectacular dreams for success. And as I sought that light, I found it!

    It really began when I found my personal wisdom teacher.  He trained me to evaluate wisdom based on its immediate practicality for improving my life.

    And that has defined my life.

    For me, wisdom for success is more than life-guidance.  It is literally food for my soul.

    As a child I hungered for real wisdom for success.  But there seemed to be no sources for it. (Check out the bio of our CEO, Tom Cramer, to see what a wonderful source of wisdom for success his father was, and how that translated into our Wisie wisdom company!)

    I remember once asking my grandmother for life wisdom and all she said was, “Do what your parents tell you to do.” That just wasn’t enough for me.

    As a child I lacked self-confidence, because I felt that I just didn’t know how to live, what I should really do.

    I didn’t realize then that I was just blocking the ever-present wisdom for success that is always available.

    Just trust that you will be guided.  And then notice what happens next.  An idea or insight will occur.

    It may be small, like the idea to refine a website page or review a power-point for an upcoming presentation.

    Sometimes I get a BIG idea, like producing ten articles a week to attract more traffic to my website.

    If you are reading this blog, wisdom is probably your passion as well.  How about sharing your story of your quest for wisdom here, with our “wisdom community”?

    As an exercise, try opening your mind and heart to the flow of inner wisdom right now. Just trust that guidance is coming to you from within and see what happens.  Please share your results with us in this blog.

    I became a professional wisdom teacher, writing and speaking about life’s inspiring truths as my profession.  This has always been my “dream job”.

    You see, my love for wisdom for success was so strong that I had to make it my full-time focus.

    One of the comments I consistently get is how much self-confidence I exude!

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