Balance is the key to personal and professional success.
Knowing your goals and the path to achieve them is essential.
Being successful takes practice and dedication.
"It takes relaxation--and focus--to create and understand the balance in our lives."
-- Karl W. Palachuk
Looking to the Future
Enjoy some time off this Spring and Summer!
Summer is the traditional time to grab some rest, relaxation, and vacation. And during that downtime is a great opportunity to catch up on some great reading.
I recommend three types of reading material. First, you should have a list of books that are just plain fun. Novels are the norm here, although anything that entertains you is fine. The goal is to relax and make sure you spend time enjoying yourself.
Second, you should make a list of some occupation-related books for the Summer. After all, you've got some chosen profession. Your long-term happiness includes becoming more successful in your profession. If you haven't had time to tune up you skills during the rest of the year, make a point of doing it during the Summer.
Third, make a list of self-improvement books. There are not industry-specific, but success-specific. If you need a place to start, we recommend the extensive Recommended Reading List right here at RFS.
You'll find a whole series of articles on building your future self on the Articles page. Check them out.
Also check out the new www.RFSBlog.com!
Focus on the positive, make some plans, and start heading in the right direction.
New Book: Quote Me On This - The Wit and Wisdom of Coleman Cox. More info here.
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-- Karl P.
Great New Book:
Quote Me On This
by Coleman Cox
When you start looking through any book of quotations, you'll eventually come across a number of great quotes by Coleman Cox.
This book gathers up all the original source materials from Coleman Cox's original books.
Begin Working on the New You Today
We have two reading lists. The long one includes all the books, tapes, and CDs we've recommended in our newsletter over the years.
The shorter reading list includes just the "absolute must read" materials. It's the start here list if you're looking for reading material you just gotta have.
Both are found on the Recommended Reading page.
"Planning always reduces stress. Even poor planning is better than none at all."
-- Karl W. Palachuk
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
This is a great book. Every small business owner needs to read this.
Every manager for a small company needs to read this.
Everyone who thinks they might go into business for themselves needs to read this.
If I could make every business owner in American read one book, this would be it.
-- Karl P.