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Own Your LifeWe were standing outside the Indigo bookstore down at Bay and Bloor in Toronto after sharing some great conversation and chai.

She was telling me about her past and some of the really tough challenges she’s been through.

And you could see something in her eyes…


But instead of playing the victim card she looked at me and said, “But you know, you’ve really got to own your life.”

So true. And so awesome.

It’s so easy to play the blame game. So easy to shift the responsibility onto someone else. It’s easy to point fingers

But you’re never going to get anywhere in your life until you take ownership of it. Continue Reading…

Secret To Success

Ian Paul Marshall —  January 26, 2010 — 6 Comments

The Multimillionaires Secret To Success

Secret To SuccessWhen bestselling author and motivational speaker Jack Canfield of the “Chicken Soup for Your Soul” fame had the good fortune to work for the multimillionaire W. Clement Stone, the uber-successful Stone had this to sage advise to pass along to Jack.

Wisdom that will echo throughout time and that you can find in Jack’s amazing book the Success Principles:

“Taking one hundred percent responsibility means you acknowledge that you create everything that happens to you. It means you understand that you are the cause of all of your experience.

If you want to be really successful, and I know you do, then you will have to give up blaming and complaining and take total responsibility for your life — that means all your results, both your successes and your failures. That is the prerequisite for creating a life of success.

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