5 reasons why you lost that deal

We are all selling something: a book, a car, a movie, ideas, shoes, ourselves… What ever we do, we sell, we want to convince. Why were you not able to do so? Here are 5 reasons.

Before I was an award winning author, I was an award winning sales person. Either award stick to me or I developed a way to excellence in all I do…

I started selling in my family pastry at the age of 8. I understood a few things right there and then. These also might help you achieve more success when dealing with others (in personal or business relationships)

1- You didn’t prepare

If you are not prepared, you are prepared to fail. What does preparation mean. You researched the person, company.. you were trying to convince, sell to, win over, date… You don’t know what they like and what they are like.

Also, you possibly prepared for that one connection. You think in terms of selling between 9 and 5, having that important meeting, being on that date. But, you are not prepared 24-7. You can find the partner, buyer, lover… at the coffee shop, at the supermarket… be prepared always. Have you elevator speech in head all the time.

2- You are all about the ”yes” and not about the ”no”

You didn’t think of all the objections the other person may address so you can talk about them before they are even mentioned. Unwrap the elephant in the room as soon as possible. Prepare for all the ”no”s your potential partner, buyer, lover… might think of.

3- You made it all about you

I see this so often. People talking about them, who they are, what they offer…me, me, me, me. The truth is. Nobody cares about you because everybody is in the ”me”. You want to talk to someone, talk to them about them. Avoid the ”I” and ”me” as much as possible and ask question to discover the ”you”.

4- You didn’t listen

Listening is absolutely not about thinking about your answers while the other person is speaking and thinking of jumping in as soon as they stop talking. It is not about only opening your ears and hearing their voice.

Listening is about watching one’s person body language, nuances in speech patterns, hesitations… A lot is said in the unsaid. Also, listen completely, entirely. Have you ever felt totally listened to. You get a sense of a void at the other end, someone who is devouring what you say without thinking of anything else than what you are saying. It feels good, doesn’t it? Do the same.

When the person is done, leave a silence. Digest what you heard and repeat it in your own words. ”If I understand correctly, what you are saying is”. That will help number 5

5- The other person was not important enough

You should remember that everyone holds a sign above their heads saying ”make me feel important”. People literally die from a lack of feeling of importance, when neglected and forgotten. When you speak to someone, add something about them that will make them feel good: a compliment, remembering something positive they have done n the past, a detail may make the difference. The more you make people feel important, the more they will love you. It has to genuine though. You cannot fake it. you need feel it. If you cannot, you need work on yourself first to improve your self esteem.

6- You were too hungry

A boss I once had told me that you always need to ”stay hungry yet look like you just had a full meal”. Breathe, relax, detach yourself from the outcome. It will be helped by 7.

7- You had no options

There is nothing worse than depending on that one deal, one person, one sale, on meeting. Confidence is build by the amount of choices one has. Increase the number of people you connect with. help many people achieve their goals and the number of your options will increase systematically.

8- You didn’t tune in to WIIFM

Another boss once taught me that you always need to tune in to the radio station WIIFM ”What’s in it for me”. You always need to express what other people gain from helping you, being with you, partnering with you.

I will make a separate post on knowing the difference between a benefit and an advantage. You must speak in terms of benefits and not advantages if you want to get a ”yes”

9- You didn’t connect emotionally

People never buy intellectually. We buy emotionally. We buy because we love the person, or because we connect at a deeper level, because we feel that person deserves it, because she or he is nice, kind, likable, loving…

We buy when we believe in your ”why”, your set of values, your purpose, your intentions,… you can learn from Simon Sinek ”Why” to find out more. Make your intentions clear. Again, this must be heartfelt and true. You cannot fake values or intentions. And we feel other people.

That is the reason why sometimes, the whole project will make sense intellectually and we’ll end up not buying because something was ”off”. That ”off” comes from out gut, our ”why”, our emotions.

10- You didn’t shut up

Another one of my sales mentor used to yell at us in sales meeting ”shut the f… up!!” he used to say, from the top of a table he perched on. Once you have said all you needed to say, shut up. Let the other person think. Give that person the trust that they can think things over for themselves. Let them take the time to review the options and bring you their concerns, doubts, objections, so you can discuss them. Be open to a rejection, you will get less of them. Shut up.

If you need help closing deals (all kinds of deals), hire me at slavicainc@gmail.com

How can I write a book in 12 weeks: 10 ways to increase your speed

Actually I can write an award winning story in 3, but who’s counting

I love watching people’s faces when I tell them I wrote 34 books. The eyes widen, the mouth drops. And I nod, “yes, 34”. When he met me, Jack Canfield said “I never met someone who has written as many books as I have” and he laughed. And I thought, and we have over third years in age difference 🙂 I worked so hard to get it here, I guess it is OK to feel proud now and then -)

I write fast. I remember once hearing about writing fast, the faster the better. A french author that I was proof reading for had told me about the fact that he loved writing books as fast as he could. He said that if they were unsuccessful, he wouldn’t feel that he had wasted a lot of time on them and if they were successful, he felt even better finishing them that quickly. He had become a millionaire with his best sellers. I listened and I applied myself at doing the same.

Here are a few tools to help you out.

1- Use time to your advantage.

Set the limits in which you want your book to be completed and then, shorten that time frame. For example, I thought I would write my first book in six months. I decided instead to write in six weeks. I finished it in seven. Not too bad. seven weeks instead of six months.

2- When you write. write

Focus on writing. Do it for a few hours a day, or chose one day when you block four hours straight. Jump in. Don’t spend any time thinking about writing because that might cause you to procrastinate.

If you need to research before writing, do all of your research beforehand. Then, you can move on to digesting what you learned and using what seems essential in your work.

3- Create a skeleton of your story

Start by your table of content or your cheat sheet and write the main ideas on which your story (or non fiction) will build. Like having a skeleton on which you will later on add meat.

4- Never start from the start

Don’t start with your introduction. The introduction and the conclusion should be written at the end, never the beginning. You cannot know what your story is about before you complete it. Then you can introduce it properly.

5- Swiss cheese strategy

The best is to divide your story in many fragments and write portions of it where you feel it fits. You can create folders, 5X4 card decks… I love writing bits and pieces in chapters and then connecting them together. It feels like you digged wholes in a cheese. It doesn’t feel as big of a task.

6- Think small

Never think about the whole project at hand. If need be, separate each piece of your story into a different file or folder. You won’t have to write 400 pages but only 20 times 20 pages. This helps enormously motivate you to move forward as you endorphin will increase every time you finish a section of your project.

7- Write without reading

When you write, do not read what you are writing. If you start editing, correcting, reading, … you will lose your train of thought. You will have plenty of time to go back and edit your work after it is completely completed.

8- Visualize daily

I believe any effort is pointless without the proper intention. Imagine your audience reading your book, screenplay… Imagine people loving it. Imagine yourself as successful. If you can’t do that. Drop your pen and build yourself esteem first. It would be useless to write if you feel that you will never be acknowledged for your writing. It is not necessarily the best who win but the most confident.

9- Remember who you are

Be the best you can be, now. The better you are, the more you will feel that you deserve the reward. You are ever changing and improving. Every time you open your work, and start at it, you are already a different person, with more experience, more knowledge, different skills and mindset. Do not judge what you wrote a month ago. It will never have the quality of your thoughts today. You need to give the world what and who you are in this transitional phase you are experiencing while writing. This leads me to 10.

10- End it

You can spend years improving and correcting. You need to decide beforehand that you will give it 5 drafts and that’s it. Perfection is the enemy of excellence, definitely a friend of procrastination. It will never be perfect but it will get done.

If you need help writing, editing, translating, feel good about who you are or become successful in what you do, hire me by writing to me at slavicainc@gmail.com

Failing to create your goals explained by the Martian theory

The number one reason I see people fail to create goals is because they are afraid they will fail. Most people are afraid to fail because they believe they need to know the entire road to success to place one foot on the road. That’s not the way it works.

Before we go on, if you do not create goals you will either be a “Wanna be”‘ or a “‘has been” and you will probably end of working for someone who wrote their goals and planned them.

My students love it when I use my martian theory because it makes it very understandable.

Imagine a Martian would come down on Earth and meet you. He would ask you his way. The first question you would ask would be (well not the first of course because you would first freak out to see a Martian):

Where do you want to go?

Imagine if the Martian would answer. I will only tell you where am going when you tell me how to get there.

That would sound crazy. You would probably think that it is such a weird Martian.

Yet, you do that all the time. As soon as you fear setting a goal (a destination for your life) because you don’t know how (the way) to get there; you act like that Martian.

The only way to give you a map of the road, is to first know the address.

Your brain acts like a gps, a very clever and sophisticated one. If you know you current location (your present situation, where you start) and EXACTLY the address (the clear goal you want to achieve), your brain will give you the road map to get there. The <<how<< can never come before the <<where<<

And. the bigger your reasons to achieving that goal (the more and greater the motivation), the more fuel in your car to get there really fast, past all the obstacles and road detours.

Jack Canfield speaks of driving on a dark road with only your head lights on. You know that the road will somehow lead you where you want to go but you can only see 200 feet ahead of your feet. Don’t try to figure out step 682 when you are only at step 2.

Imagine it as a game of chess. You cannot figure out the 10th move of you or your opponent. You are amazing if you can figure 3 or 4.

Stop stopping yourself with the <<how<<. Figure out precisely what is your <<what<<, <<when<< and <<why<<

If you need an expert to get you to reach your goals faster, I do take on 3 clients a month for 3 to 6 months coaching. Contact me at slavicainc@gmail.com

Bigger than Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings or Star Wars #Gatewaytohellmovie

I love it when people call me delusional. Then, I watch as their jaw drops when I do what I say I was going to do and become who I say as I was going to become!

I know that my trilogy Angels vs Demons (there will be more than 3 parts) will soon come to life bigger than Harry Potter, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. I have made a list of the actors I want in it.

Archangels: Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman

Five Protagonists: Josh Herdman, Miles Teller, Ana Ames, Jeremy Renner, (leading woman role TBD)

When I started, I asked what I needed to do to sell my scripts. Someone told me: win awards. So I won and still winning awards. Now, I know I don’t want to sell my script but be part of this mega dream production.

I am kind of the next JK Rowling, in a way, but different. My trilogy will appeal to many generations. Touching a nerve that no one touched before: What if Archangel’s were warriors and they fought Demons to death. What if God and the Devil made a pact in which they would create a duality within us and give us free will to chose between God and Lucifer inside us? What if Lucifer cheated and broke the deal, deciding to bring darkness upon our world and that would be the reason for all the negativity, the wars, corruption… What if God would send Archangels on Earth, once again to train 5 humans, give them special powers to defeat Lucifer in Hell.

A movie where we touch subjects of faith, good vs evil forces fighting inside us and outside. Wars and battlefields between armies or archangels and angels, and demons, gargoyles, werewolves.

When I also get a publisher to publish Angels vs Demons, it will be a hoot. I see my Linkedin description changing to “Oscar winner and NY Times Best Seller”

I can’t tell you how but I know it, it feels so true and real.

Call me crazy and delusional, I love it! Call me as were called all the visionaries, inventors, those who made history. It is happening, the universe is rearranging itself right now so that my story about Angels can shine! It is so big, bigger than Harry Potter!

You can call me crazy or support it, be part of it, help it, contribute, share, talk about it, comment.

Before Lucas films was what it is George Lucas was an ordinary guy with spaceships in his mind. Before Harry Potter came to life, JK Rowling was a woman with this magician in her head.

My head is filled with Angels and Demons fighting to save or take on our lives. Be part of the movement with the first movie #Gatewaytohellmovie

10 unusual tips for creating bigger successful goals

It’s that time of year, folks! You can do them, you can hide, you can imagine excuses why you don’t need ’em… It is that time, that jolly time when you get to create your future.

Most people see goals (or some sadly call them “resolutions”) as a list of stuff we may or may not get, a wish, an aim, a “pff, alright why not” kinda thing or a “it never works for me, why do it, ok, I’ll do it anyway” kinda attitude.

For me and a few others of my species, we consider goal setting as a marvelous time of year! A festive time when we get to take a bran new white canvas and draw on it exactly what our year is going to look like (apart for a bit of necessary surprises and fun challenges along the way). We, get to create a fabulous non existing reality, and then, see it unfold in front of our exited eyes (and the incredulous eyes of our neighbors).

If you wanna be one of us, and create your future, here are 10 unusual tips to help you, not create goals (how boring is that?) but create BIG goals that you WILL achieve (how thrilling is that?!) Let’s start before I already lose you to your doubts and fears.

1- You got a wand

Before you even start, you need to know, understand and believe that you have a magic wand and everything you decide will be made into reality. I know it’s like telling you that Santa exists. Well folks, drum roll, Santa exists! He is inside you!

Remember that you will need to write them on paper (just as if you wrote to Santa) and read them everyday (many times a day) or re-write them to keep you on track for the next 365 days.

2- Are you ready for the ride?

The bigger the goals, the more rapid the joy ride to get there. Time (or the length of) is defined by you and only you. You can have anything in a specific time. You need only to commit to the growth it will involve to get you there faster.

Achieving means transformation. It means learning, it means becoming someone different than the person you are. You might have growing pains by growing faster but, I can assure you, it is worth it. Anyway, why wait 10 years to get something you can have in one? You’d have 9 years to do other stuff.

For example, I read the post of someone who was so exited to have finally completed his first screenplay, 19 years (19 years!!!???) in the making. Imagine if it is a flop? I wrote 3 in 4 months and already have 5 awards. Which do you choose?

3- Make them clear and specific

You wanna car? what model, year, make, color, number of miles, interior, price. A house? what neighborhood (address is even better) size, rooms, interior decor…? A wife: qualities, faults, …? You get the picture. Make your picture as clear as possible. Describe in details. Make them so clear you can already feel touch and taste them (am not talking about the wife here).

Something very important: don’t make them all about stuff you don’t have yet. Make them also about stuff you have, being improved. You love your body, improve it still. You love your wife, how much more can you improve the relationship? Know that what ever isn’t growing dies, nothing ever stays the same. The relationship is dying. Probably malnourished!

You can be specific (it has to be measurable) about any goal. Love translates to time. You want more precious time with your kids: how many hours, doing what? You want to make your wife happier? what exactly are you going to do daily about it? You want more money? How much (savings, earnings, net worth…)?

4- Bigger is better

Multiply them by 10. You got the wand right? For those who are saying, “I don’t need 10 times more”. Fine! make them 10 times bigger anyway, achieve them and give me the difference. I’ll be ok with it. In other words, why limit yourself? You can be in better shape, have much better relationships, make more money, and all.

5- Plan backwards

Start at the end of next year and ask yourself the following question? In order for me to achieve this goal at the end of the year, what will I have needed to have accomplished by the end of November. Then: to get to the goals at the end of November, what do I need accomplished by October. And so on, until you get to January 1st and know what steps, actions.. you will need to make to get to the goals at the end of the month.

6- What are you gonna get rid of?

If you’re gonna have new stuff in your life, you’ll need to get rid of some old stuff. What I mean by that is. (If you laugh and say, “if I want a new wife, I gotta get rid of the…” funny and not so far from what I am saying).

Every year, month, week or day; there are 2 questions that should always be in the back of your mind:

a- Is what I am doing right this moment bringing me closer to my goals? If the answer is no, stop, switch, move on…

b- If I knew what I know now would I still be (working here, in this relationship, with this friends, in this house, in this business…)? If the answer is “no”, the next question is “what do I need to do to get out of it as fast as I can”?

Time is our most precious possession. Most valuable than gold, diamonds or money. Time is irreplaceable and never, ever to be wasted. You can do “nothing” if you feel like it, that is not wasting time. It is resting, relaxing, … But if you do “nothing” to change something that is costing you, that is a sad waste.

The worse thing you can do is be busy at something that is non important. 80% of time is wasted that way. Don’t just move dust around. Take one step, but one forward in the direction of what you are trying to accomplish.

You are also going to lose some things or people. When we grow fast and achieve a lot of stuff, we leave some people in the dust behind. You can act like Forest Gump and run back to get them. Some will react just like Captain Dan and hate you for it. It is a choice.

You might leave your neighborhood, your country, your kids, your friends, your job, … Be ready for losing as a part winning.

7. Who will you be?

Who is the successful (entrepreneur, lover, juggler, runner….) person you will become? What do you need to change inside you to become that person who reached that goal? List the qualities you lack and learn to develop them. If you want a relationship and you listed the qualities of your future beloved, learn to become that which you seek. Because who you seek, seeks it’s equivalent.

Also, you can drop some old thought patterns, some behaviors, negative habits, … And forgive, you will feel much lighter traveling forward.

8. Imagine it

Visualization is the most powerful tool we have. If you can’t imagine your goal, your will never achieve it, no matter what you do to get there.

Spend 15 minute daily in that goal, feeling it with every molecule. Bathe in the satisfaction of accomplishment. You’ll notice that the 15 minutes you use, will bring you ideas and will open up your eyes to a lot of opportunities.

Feel the joy, celebrate in advance. Share your dream (with people who get it and shut up people “dream killers”)

9. What can you do today?

There must be one small action you can immediately take: join a gym, a business association, a meetup for singles, … on small step for you, a large leap for… you know what I mean

Remember to plan! 1 hour spent planning saves 10 hours of doing, making, failing, returning to the beginning, redoing, hating yourself for not having thought of it sooner, losing sleep, stressing…

10. Relax and have fun.

Don’t worry so much. The one thing you need to understand is that, the person who has everything wants nothing and feels completely relieved, relaxed, has fun in the simple every day things. You need to become the person you will be once you have it all, before you have it all, to all it all.

And if you need an expert in helping you reach outrageous goals (or normal or small ones), am here. slavicainc@gmail.com

 

To catch a Big Fish… 3 success lessons

I watched as two men were fishing, standing next to each other, almost touching. It was such an amazing experience of lessons of success right there, for all to see. I probably watched for an hour and this is what happened…

The first guy (kinda older, quiet, doing his thing) was catching fish after fish. They were small, for what a fisherman would consider “a good catch worth bragging about”, possibly 6 inches each. He would quietly unhook them and place them in his bucket. I mean, he was catching fish. Every time he put his line in the water, boom, a fish would come out and…into the bucket. He wouldn’t throw far, he wouldn’t smile or talk. Just fish. No one really paid attention to him.

The other guy (younger, the wanna be trendy type) was watched by everyone. It was a spectacle to see him fish. He would take his time to throw the line really far with a huge movement of the hips, asking all to step aside so he wouldn’t hook anyone by mistake. He would sometimes comment on the other guys catches saying that they were kind of small. He would wait and Bam, every single time, I mean every single time, he would catch a fish. A big big fish. And he would yell and get all exited, people would start filming, (I am not even exaggerating), looking over his shoulder as he brought the huge fish in and Bam (I use this word, because the sound can be easily recognizable with what is about to follow), so Bam, every single time, the line would brake. He would lose the fish and every one would be super disappointed. Apart for one guy, the other guy, who would not say a thing and would continue fishing and pilling into his bucket, the small yet decent fish.

What’s the moral?

1- When you want to catch a big fish, get a descent size line! In other words, be ready for the size of reward you want by committing to the work it involves.

2- Shut up! In other words, before you are successful, don’t start bragging. And shut up! After you are successful, stay humble.

3- If you don’t know how to fish, get an expert to teach you instead of hurting the poor fish. In other words, get a coach to help you instead of wasting everyone’s time with your mistakes.

It was an amazing sight! If you need an expert help or advice, I am here for you.

”Happy New Year sweetheart” excerpt from Einstein’s wife: the story of Mileva Maric

”This is going to be huge! 1900 imagine!” she exclaimed to William

She wants the whole world to hear her enthusiastic hopes for the years to come. She is certain that the nineteen hundreds will bring great improvements to the women condition. She is already hearing about women’ emancipation in some closed groups. Soon, women would be considered equal to men and would have the same opportunities. ”Soon” she thinks. ”It has to happen soon”. She doesn’t want to wait any longer.

”When it happens, my work will be regarded for what it really is and not as the hysteria of a spoiled brat, as they say. As soon as we enter the new year, everything will change. Perhaps, even William will ask me out”. Her thoughts are interrupted by William’s interjection.

”Yes, hey look who’s here, your friend…”

Albert walks directly up to William and punches him in the face. William takes the blow, surprised, falls on the floor and getting ready to hit back but Mileva stands in front of the two men.

”Stop, please stop!” Mileva cries out

”You will have to choose Mileva!” adds an angered Albert

”Chose what Albert? We are just friends, nothing more! I thought she was with you!” William answers holding his aching cheek

”What?” Mileva tears up. ”What do you mean? I love you William!”

Albert gets ready to hit William again. William hold a hand up.

”L…wait Albert. No. We are just friends sweetheart.”

Turning to a discombobulated Mileva, he adds ”I don’t share those feelings, am so sorry…”

Mileva pushes William and Albert and runs between them towards the door into the school’s hallway. She’s crying and hurting as if a jacked edged knife just tore her heart wide opened.

She cannot believe what just happened. She wants to think it is a nightmare and she is going to wake up any second. The cold air of Vienna’s night hits her in the face. In a similar manner, reality just punched her colorful dreams right out of her mind.

She stops and leans against a wall. Her mind is running wild as she remembers the faces staring at her, the fingers pointing towards her disgrace. She had thrown herself on a man who didn’t feel anything for her. She had made a spectacle of herself in front of everyone. If her father hears of her misconduct, she will definitely be banned from going to school again.

Mileva cries, hoping that a sudden catastrophe would take her out of her misery. She turns her head and sees a heavily breathing Albert standing next to her.

”Please leave me alone Albert, please” Mileva pleads crying her eyes out. ”I want to die right now” she adds in utter shame and embarrassment.

Albert first tries a joking approach.

”I hit that guy for no reason, imagine how I feel?”

He smiles and adds

”I might get expelled”

Mileva doesn’t smile, answer or move. She is petrified by her agony. She would love William to be there comforting her, not Albert. She admits, Albert is always there for her. But he scares her. She feels too tired and devastated to think.

A few moments go by. Mileva shakes as her thin dress cannot protect her from the winter air nor from the guilt she feels inside. Albert removes his jacket and covers her with it. He becomes very serious and offers his feelings as a balm to her wounds.

”I love you, I love you Mileva.”

Mileva pushes Albert back and tries to escape but he grabs her arms and stops her from moving.

”Stop it. Do you hear me? Calm down, you have to calm down. I love you. I always loved you.”

Mileva calms down as Albert hugs her tightly. He kisses her forehead and she relaxes into his warm arms.

”Come on, come with me. I’ll make you feel better.” Albert adds leading the way as they walk out into the streets full of snow and festivities.

People are celebrating all around them. Many intoxicated men. A few prostitutes trying to get a client or two. A couple running late to a party. The trolley bus passing in a hurry as carriage run through the streets.

Albert holds Mileva tight wanting to warm her up and make her love him back. His anger got the better of him as he saw Mileva flirting with his competitor. He always found him lame, feeble, almost feminine in his ways. He could not understand what Mileva saw in him. Of course, he came from a wealthy family just like she did. Nonetheless, Albert felt that he was a real man, the kind of man a strong woman like Mileva needed. He would find a way to make her his, no matter what it took. Feeling her vulnerable body close to his, after seeing her dress rip as she ran off, Albert starts feeling aroused.

He opens a door to a tinny room filled with books of all kinds (mostly science and mathematics), some on his bed. He leads a confused freezing Mileva in. She looks around her and notices the small bedside table overloaded with more books. In one corner, a small wood fire stove with a cast iron pot and some dirty dishes makes the most of his kitchen.

Albert moves the books from the bed to the floor. He removes his coat from Mileva’s shoulder and puts it on top of his pile of clothes… He lights up the stove. Pointing to the bed, he invites Mileva to sit down.

”I think it would be better for me to go.” Mileva replies looking a the claustrophobic kind of environment

”Come on Mileva, what would your parents say? You would probably mess up their party and would have to explain yourself. Come on sit. Have a drink. It is New Year’s eve after all. We should celebrate the new Millennium.”

Albert pulls out a bottle from underneath a small pile of clothes and finds a couple of cups on top of his wardrobe… He pours some alcohol in each glass and gives one to Mileva. As she pics it, he toasts and helps her sit on the bed. She resists and then agrees, drinking.

”I made such a fool of myself.” Mileva weeps

Look Mileva. It doesn’t matter. I do love you you know that. I always loved you…”

Albert moves some hair from Mileva’s face and caresses her neck. She let’s him. She feels tired and slightly inebriated not accustomed to drinking hard liquor. Albert fills up her glass and lifts it up to her lips.

”This will make you feel better. I want to make you happy.”

He caresses her face. She drinks some more. He takes her cup and puts it on the floor. She feels dizzy. He approaches to kiss her. She let’s him. His kisses become more passionate. He caresses her dress, holding her breast, he pushes her back on the bed. He moves on top of her.

”Albert no, I don’t feel it is appropriate. Please stop.”

She tries pushing him off but he is too heavy and she is too drunk. She has no strength left in her body and Albert is not listening. He stops her from talking by kissing her deeply. He moves her dress up and unbuttons his pants. He gets in her passionately, kissing her lips. He moves a few times and comes inside her rapidly.

Mileva’s mind is lost in a flow of drunken thoughts. She is saddened and angry. She feels betrayed. Albert kisses her forehead and caresses her hair. She doesn’t have the strength to push him away. He is happy. He made her his and she will have to love him back. According to him, they will marry and she will support his research.

”Happy New Year sweetheart”.

Mileva looks up at the ceiling, silent.

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3 important questions to start the year on the right foot

How many of you have started planning the year ahead? You are all aware that ”failing to plan is planning to fail” as Alan Lakein would say.

How many of you are tired of planning and not achieving their goals. You set objectives and then, come January 2nd, as 90% of other people, you forget them. Or worse, you have decided to no longer have any ”New Year resolutions”, goals, or dreams because you don’t want to be disappointing again, or you fear that your friend will mock you if you fail.

Well, first of all, who care about what others think, right? And if they haven’t tried anything and, therefore, never failed, doesn’t make them more successful, on the contrary.

I want you to set goals and achieve them! Therefore, here are 3 questions you might ask that would help you.

1- What are 10 things I would really really really want to achieve this year?

Here you can list 10 goals (big or very small) that you want to achieve. You need not share this information with anyone and I seriously recommend you don’t, for many reasons.

The second question is:

2- How would achieving all these goals make me feel, why do I want to achieve them?

Here, list at least 25 reasons why you want to reach those objectives. And describe in full length how you would feel: successful, relieved, happy, relaxed, stable, healthier… And, please, DWELL on the feelings every single day. Read that list of motivations and bathe yourself in the positive feelings of having achieved your goals everyday for at least 15 minutes.

Your brain feeds off the positive energy and will become much more creative in finding ways for you to reach those goals.

3- What can I do (3 actions) every day to reach that goal?

List 3 things, big or small you can do to get there. These things might change over the course of the year. More actions might be added with time. The most important is that you add them in your planner and do them.

You can divide large tasks into small ”chewable” tasks so you can easily add it to your schedule.

Expect the positive you seek because the positive seeks you. Every time you expect a negative outcome, you shut the door to the positive that was just about to walk in…

Hope this helps. If you need a boost and a success coach with a proven record to make sure you get ”there” fast, let me know: slavicainc@gmail.com