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Editor’s Note: Resolution Idea: Find the Energy To Do Big Things

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[dropcap cap=W]hen I first read The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr two years ago, my first thought was: I can’t wait to tell 22,000 of my closest friends about it.[/dropcap]

But I did wait. Only two years later (and four additional books on the subject of personal energy), am I finally writing about it in INSTORE (Life Lift, page 74). While resolutions should be made any day or instant, having this appear in January makes sense.

The principles outlined in “Life Lift” aren’t for everybody. But it is the best program I can think of for someone who yearns to do big things, yet occasionally finds himself losing energy, seeking motivation and feeling like he wants to do anything aside from the thing that pays the bills.

For the past couple of years, I have been my own test subject. Though I believe in these principles, I can’t promise miracles. I haven’t written a book yet. I have gotten into shape … and fallen out of shape — a half-dozen times. My work has been good on occasion, less good on others. I’ve had more great ideas than usual, and the quality of my thinking feels higher. But most important, my life is happier when I’m living by these principles, and less happy when I’m not.

Read with an open mind. And if it doesn’t quite convince you, go back to the original sources and see if they can complete the job.

This year, above all, I wish you the energy to do big things.

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Wishing you the very best in business!

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[span class=note]This story is from the January 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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Editor’s Note: Resolution Idea: Find the Energy To Do Big Things

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[dropcap cap=W]hen I first read The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr two years ago, my first thought was: I can’t wait to tell 22,000 of my closest friends about it.[/dropcap]

But I did wait. Only two years later (and four additional books on the subject of personal energy), am I finally writing about it in INSTORE (Life Lift, page 74). While resolutions should be made any day or instant, having this appear in January makes sense.

The principles outlined in “Life Lift” aren’t for everybody. But it is the best program I can think of for someone who yearns to do big things, yet occasionally finds himself losing energy, seeking motivation and feeling like he wants to do anything aside from the thing that pays the bills.

For the past couple of years, I have been my own test subject. Though I believe in these principles, I can’t promise miracles. I haven’t written a book yet. I have gotten into shape … and fallen out of shape — a half-dozen times. My work has been good on occasion, less good on others. I’ve had more great ideas than usual, and the quality of my thinking feels higher. But most important, my life is happier when I’m living by these principles, and less happy when I’m not.

Read with an open mind. And if it doesn’t quite convince you, go back to the original sources and see if they can complete the job.

Advertisement

This year, above all, I wish you the energy to do big things.

Wishing you the very best in business!

[email protected]

[span class=note]This story is from the January 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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