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Have A Structure In Place.


“How do you go from where you are to where you want to be?
I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life.
You have to have a dream, a goal and
you have to be willing to work for it.”
~ Jim Valvano.

The “structure” I am referring to, is the platform where all dreams are built upon. Like the chassis of a car, it is the foundation where the design, shape and form, will gradually take place.

Say, if your goal is to double your annual business turnover, your structure will most likely be to strengthening your present sales force, expanding the product range and last but not least, reworking a new incentive scheme.

But, if you are working for a Company and would like to double your monthly income, besides taking a part-time job, getting involved in some direct selling activities, you structure may possibly be to look within your Company and see if there are opportunities for you to shoulder more responsibilities or take over more functions.

After which, you will then have to work on the process. For instance, obtaining a meeting with your boss to discuss your proposal, business plan and so forth. As I conclude this post, I remember a quote from Jim Rohn. I quote; “You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”

Warmest Wishes and God Bless.



  1. Good words, and a great quote from a very special man. I miss Jimmy V.

  2. bibuji says:

    Thanks for the hint! I have started to write a new book, I will build a good structure for it.

  3. willofheart says:

    A great post to read on the opening of the month, Thanks for sharing inspirations…

  4. If only more people took Jim Rohn’s words to heart, economies all over the world would improve dramatically.

    • Michael says:

      I agree with you Jake. In between the word, “life” is the word, “if.” At this moment, the global economy is a source of great concern. Wonder how long we have to put up with this? Happy vacation Jake !!!

  5. Ateneit says:

    Great quotes – encouraging indeed! You are very right that the ultimate goal to achieve anything is not just to dream about it but to analyse what you need to go for it.

    • Michael says:

      Thanks. Having a goal or a dream is important. But, we need a structure, to address what needs to be done very effectively. Then, consider the process that will deliver you there. Regards !!!

  6. Your comment on the value put into an hour is a timely one – no more pertinent than in today’s economic climate.

    I have always been an enthusiastic person, so I don’t know what it would be like to have to ‘work up’ enthusiasm. I do know it’s simply not part of some people’s inner makeup. For these kinds of people, the structure you mention seems crucial.

    • Michael says:

      Thanks for visiting and leaving a word behind, Bela. Trust you are doing fine. Have a pleasant evening !!!

  7. special words … very nice.

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