All About Cloudy Apple Juice

Cloudy apple juice is one of the hidden wonders of the world that many only stumble across by accident. There are many differences between cloudy apple juice and normal apple juice including different health benefits which I’ll be discussing soon. Best of all it packs in far more antioxidants and contains more good vitamins and minerals to keep you running fresh and feeling great all day long. However cloudy apple juice is found far less often than normal juice in most stores, why this is will be explained later in the article.

Cloudy Apple Juice is similar to the normal variety of clear apple juice found in your local supermarket in that it contains the same basic ingredients of apples blended and filtered. However one of the crucial differences is that clear apple juice is filtered twice with the second time removing all traces of pulp while cloudy apple juice is only filtered once and the pulp is left in there. This has a two fold effect, one is that this pulp is far healthier for you, containing more antioxidants and polyphenols than normal apple juice, and the 2nd effect is its far less likely to make you sick or induce diarrhea as normal apple juice.

Other health effects from cloudy apple juice include more fibre and non-absorbable monosaccharide and oligosaccharide content. This means your body is getting more of the nutrients that you need to keep going throughout the day, and it will keep you both feeling and looking healthy.

There are a few reasons why cloudy apple juice is found less often than its clear cousins, some of which include shelf life and the look of the final product. Its found that many people are unfamiliar with cloudy apple juice often citing it looks worse than the clear variety. This in turn means less people purchase the cloudy apple juice, often leading to less sales and more wasted bottles when they expire, often causing shop owners to replace the cloudy apple juice with something more popular.

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Natural Asthma Relief – Apple Cider Vinegar

A natural asthma relief comes in the form of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, known as the “wonder medicine”, has been used since ancient times to cure ailments. It has been used to aid and promote a variety of number of health benefits, including promoting longevity! And if you are suffering from asthma, regular intake of it will help you feel much better.

Just take a spoonful of it every day, and you will reap all the health benefits that comes with it. If you do not like the taste, you can put the spoon right to the back of your mouth, beyond your taste buds, and just swallow it quickly. Otherwise, you can mix it with a glass of water and some lemon to hide the taste. Usually, after a few days, you will get used to the taste and may even begin to enjoy the acquired taste.

Another way that you can take it is by heating it slightly and take it with some honey. Make sure that you heat it over the stove, and not in the microwave, as this will change the molecular structure of it and cause it to lose its efficacy. Do not over heat it, just heat it slightly with some honey to make it more pleasant for you. This will soothe your throat and bronchial, and ward off the irritation of the throat that cause those nasty coughs that accompany asthma.

By taking this regularly, you will find your health improving drastically. Whenever you feel an asthma attack coming on, take one tablespoon mixed in water and sip it slowly. You will find that the wheezing will lessen considerably. If it does not stop, take another spoonful with another glass of water, and breathe deeply. Apple cider vinegar contains a potent supply of potassium which can help relief symptoms like running nose, sinus, excessive mucus formation and watery eyes. You will find that it will clear your breathing passage.

However, natural asthma relief remedies can only do so much for you, if you do not get rid of the cause of the asthma itself. If it is work related asthma due to stress, you may need to find alternative jobs in the long term. So many people are suffering from asthma that it is becoming a rather alarming disease to society. We need to take preemptive measures to put a stop to this.

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You Can’t Plant Apple Seeds and Expect Oranges

Cheri decided that she wanted to grow an apple tree in her back yard. She had never planted an apple tree before. In fact, she had never planted anything before. This was her first time trying her hand at gardening. But last year, she had this idea that it would be nice to grow an apple tree right in her back yard.

Now that the weather was growing nicer, the idea came back to her and it seemed that she became obsessed with growing an apple tree. Being urged to get started, she found herself going to the library and the book store and on the Internet to research all that she could about growing an apple tree. She had to learn about apple variety and rootstock; about

site selection, proper planting, training and pruning, adequate

fertility, and pest control all of types of things that contributed to creating a healthy and productive tree.

Every time she went out in her yard, she would picture exactly where she would grow the tree. She would see, in her minds eye, the tree already grown with rich and wonderful apples all over it.

The time came for her to plant her tree. She used all the skills she had learned to make sure that it would grow to its fullest potential.

And guess what?

The tree grew and the most wonderfully, red apples sprouted all over the place. Cheri was so proud of her masterpiece.

Planting flowers and trees can really be amazing. You take a little seed and it put it in the dirt and you nurture it and before you know it, it starts to sprout, and then it grows into a full, blown flower, plant or tree.

It’s really incredible to experience.

Have you ever planted a tree or a plant? Have you ever seen it sprout and grow all over the place–sometimes growing out of control? Have you ever witnessed that?

I’m sure you have.

In fact, I’m willing to bet on it.

Well, you might not have actually planted a flower or a tree, but each day, you plant thoughts and ideas into your subconscious mind that start to grow. Some of these thoughts and ideas grow out of control and before we know it, they start to take over our lives.

Some of these “seeds” are planted without us ever being aware of it. They are things that we’ve heard others say about ourselves and we allowed them to get planted, deep into our subconscious mind and then they start to grow so wildly and out of control that we don’t even realize it but before long, they have taken over our life.

Let me give you an example. Ever heard your parents say to you, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Or “money is hard to come by.” Or “You can’t get everything that you want.”

Well, these are seeds that are planted into our subconscious mind and over the years, they are nurtured and allowed to grow so much that they begin to grow out of control. We wonder how come we are always struggling to make ends meet or why we can’t experience financial freedom like we see so many other people experience.

It’s because of those seeds that are planted into our subconscious mind, have been planted so deeply that, without us even given any thought to it, we always find ourselves struggling to make ends meet because money doesn’t grow on trees and it’s hard to come by and we simply can’t get

everything that we want.

We have just accepted it as a truth, a reality, without ever questioning or researching to see if it holds any merit. It becomes second nature for us to quickly say to our own children, “Money don’t grow on trees, you know.” Because its something that we’ve heard for most of our life.

And because we have this believe, money will always elude us because our “seed” that has been planted inside of us, has grown so big that it makes sure that we hold on to this belief.

If you plant a seed for an apple tree, an apple tree will grow.

If you plant a seed that money is hard to come by, then money will always be hard to come by.

You can’t plant apple seeds and expect oranges to grow.

You can’t hold on to beliefs that are planted into your subconscious mind and expect your life to be different from your beliefs.

Sorry, it just doesn’t work that way.

If you want to grow oranges, you have to plant seeds that produce oranges.

If you want to live a happy and successful life, you have to plant seeds that will bring about a happy and successful life.

Well, how do you go about doing that when the seeds that have been planted for so long are negative and do not allow you to have the things that you desire?

You do it the same way a Gardener does. When a Gardener plants grass and notices that weeds have sprouted amongst the good grass, s/he goes to work to kill the weeds. They have to destroy the weeds or else it will destroy the good grass.

You must do the same. Destroy the weeds (negative thoughts) that are growing inside of you before they kill off the good grass (positive thoughts).

Always be mindful of what you are thinking and the affect that it will have on your life. When you notice a negative thought–kill it, before it kills you.

ACTION POINT: Let’s do some spring cleaning this week. Let’s become aware of thoughts that we have that are like weeds and can destroy our efforts to change our life. Let’s pull out the weed wacker and the weed killer and destroy them whenever they rear their ugly heads. This week, we will only have positive, life empowering thoughts that move us closer to our goals. And we will destroy negative thoughts that hold us back. Can you do that for yourself this week? I know you can. Don’t try to do

it–do it.

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How To Use The Garcinia Cambogia And Apple Cider Vinegar Diet For Weight Loss

Let’s be honest, losing weight is not easy.

The reality is, it takes a lot of hard work to get in shape and get fit and healthy. Not to mention sticking to a diet and avoiding some of your favorite foods. It can be a pain especially when you go the extra mile only to realize that you’ve only lost a single pound the entire week.

At times it can be depressing especially when you have some slim friends that can eat whatever they want and never gain a pound. While you are on the treadmill 5 days a week and eating up your vegetables and still getting ‘so so’ results. Thus, you need to use every resource available to you at your advantage.

Fortunately, there are few things that are relatively cheap that you can add to your weight loss tools to maximize your results. This is not meant for overnight results but with a little effort and determination, you 2x your results in a short amount of time.

In this article you are about to discover a popular duo that is creating a huge buzz online. They are Garcinia Cambogia and Apple Cider Vinegar.

An Introduction To Garcinia Cambogia And Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

I first came across this ‘weight loss duo’ in an article while browsing my Facebook newsfeed a while ago. The Garcinia Cambogia and Apple Cider Vinegar article was on CNN and made reference to student at Stanford University that lost a lot of weight on the recipe.

Unfortunately, I cannot say how valid the merits of that article are but after reading it, I started doing some research. What I found out was amazing to say the least.

Here’s What I Found Out About Using Garcinia Cambogia And Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss

Garcinia is a fruit originated out of India and some Asian countries. Scientist have discovered that it’s main ingredient hydroxycitric Acid also known as HCA has some amazing weight loss benefits. These include appetite suppression, boosting serotonin levels as well as blocking the production of fats from carbs by inhibiting the enzyme citric lyase.

Apple Cider Vinegar on the other hand is rich in pectin, which will also curb hunger pangs. It is also known to stimulate the digestion of proteins. This in itself enhances calorie burn because proteins require more energy to be broken down when compared to the other macronutrients namely: fats and carbohydrates.

There are also other health benefits to taking ACV. Some of these include:

  • It Prevents Fat Accumulation
  • Controls Blood Sugar Levels
  • Helps In Suppressing Your Appetite
  • And It Also Detoxifies The Body

So can you imagine what will happen when you combine ACV with an effective fat burner like Garcinia Cambogia?

Amazing things can happen.

By combing the two, you give yourself an advantage to burn fat faster than you would without them. The appetite suppression and fat blocking properties of this duo will help you to eat less than you are accustom to which allows you to create a calorie deficit necessary for fat loss.

It is recommended that you take them daily first thing in the morning about 30-45 minutes before breakfast. This means that depending on the time you normally have breakfast, you may need to wake up a tad bit earlier.

In order to get started, just be sure that you have a high quality brand of Garcinia and only take organic raw apple cider vinegar is unfiltered, unheated and unpasteurized.

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Improving Motivation

A key part of every manager and leaders role is to get results through others. Achieving results through others requires is often a challenge. So how can you improve motivation?

Provide challenging work

While everyone needs to become comfortable in their role and build confidence, just about everyone enjoys a new challenge. It is all too easy to fall into the trap of believing that because someone is good at what they do, that is enough. Those that are good at their job generally want to grow and develop. Providing challenging work like involvement in a new project is an excellent way of improving motivation.

Learn to listen

One of the common frustrations that employees have is that they feel that they do not have a voice in the work place. People start out initially with enthusiasm but if what they are offering in terms of suggestions for improvements is not given proper consideration, they eventually give up or leave. Making the time to sit down, listen and explore ideas can have a huge impact on how people feel about their work.

Set meaningful goals

Objective setting or goal setting sessions carried out as part of staff appraisals are ideal opportunities to set meaningful goals. Yet often they can become sessions where the manager or leader merely tells the other person what they will be doing in the coming year. By engaging in dialogue about what the employee needs and the employer needs, more meaningful and motivating goals can be set.

Recognise achievements

In the busy work place, it is all too easy to fall into the trap of ticking things off the list and doing. People are probably working hard and actually achieving a lot but how often do you make the time to recognise the contributions that people make. Virtually every study or report that is produced around employee satisfaction highlights the importance of recognising achievements or praising good work. It takes little or no time and costs nothing.

Support balanced risk taking

If you are asking someone to do something new to them or to the organisation, you are asking them to take some risk. Organisations cannot be reckless, but achieving new levels of performance requires some degree of risk. Supporting and empowering people to take balanced risk can be extremely liberating and motivating. Remember that nothing of significance is achieved without some degree of risk.

Motivated people make a huge difference to organisational success. Making some simple changes in the way in which you operate as a manager and leader can greatly improve your ability to get results through others and improve motivation.

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Motivation: No One Can Stop You!

You’re trying hard, so very hard, to get ahead and reach your goals and yet there seems to be no end to the hurdles and roadblocks along the way… So it’s important that you realize that no one can stop you – unless you give up. When your motivation starts to flag, just stop and think about the dream lifestyle you’re fighting for and why it’s so important to you.

You see, it’s that dream, your dream, that fuels your motivation, that gives you the strength to carry on no matter what life throws at you. There are things you want, things you need to create your desired lifestyle, and all of them are just out of reach – right now. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get them, to achieve your dream lifestyle. You just haven’t gotten there yet.

Without a firm commitment to reaching your goals you won’t get there. Without a specific step-by-step plan from where you are today to where you want to be, you won’t get there. Without taking massive action on your plan you won’t get there. And without the motivation and perseverance to fight on in the face of all adversity, you won’t get there.

If that sounds pretty negative to you then it’s time for a reframe… What do those four situations have in common?

None of them involve anyone but YOU.

For all it might seem at times that others, or even fate itself, are holding you back, the truth is no one can stop you except you. They can slow you down, they can make it harder, but they can’t stop you if your motivation, your dream, is strong enough.

Picture yourself in the car of your dreams, with the love of your life, heading off to an absolute dream vacation. As you zip along the highway your favorite song comes on the radio and you’re both singing away to it, laughing and carrying on in anticipation of the great time ahead when you suddenly come to a massive traffic jam – there’s an accident blocking the road ahead. You slow down, come to a stop and consider your options. You might relax and wait for traffic to clear, turn off and find an alternate route or simply turn around and go back home, forgetting about taking that vacation.

Which would you choose? It certainly wouldn’t be heading home, would it? So if you would find another way to succeed and take that vacation, why would you not do the same when taking about your dream lifestyle? Surely your motivation for a great everyday existence should be stronger than when the goal is a short-term vacation…

But too often it isn’t. People get ground down by daily life, by trying and failing. Yet no super-successful person ever got that way without failing regularly along the way. We learn the most from our failures, not our successes. Make no mistake, success isn’t never getting knocked down – it’s getting up just one more time than the world knocks you down. But unless you have a firm grasp of your dream and know the concrete steps it’s going to take to get you there you may not have the motivation to get back up that one final, crucial time.

Think it’s too hard to carry on in the face of too many failures? Think for a moment of the medial scientists who have been searching for a cure for cancer – how many of them have gone through their entire career – 40 YEARS of dedicated effort without succeeding? Yet with every failure they regroup and try again, over and over again. Where does their motivation come from? A fight for so powerful a dream, to save millions of lives and end countless millions of hours of pain and suffering.

So OK… Maybe your goals aren’t as lofty, maybe the odds aren’t as stacked against you as they are for those scientists. But is your dream lifestyle any less important to you than their goals are to them? No. Not unless YOU give up.

So when life has you down, take a breather and refocus on your goals. If you’ve been knocked back, re-plot your course and get started on your detour. Listen to a few self-help audios, read one of the great motivational books out there. If it’s skills you lack that are holding you back, take a course at night school or one of the online courses in the subject. If you simply can’t find the right path or don’t know how to get from here to your dream, find someone who has already done it and model yourself, and your daily life, after them.

But if you find it all to easy to give up, if you don’t think you have the internal strength to keep trying or you can’t find the right person to model, find a mentor. An effective mentor will analyze where you are, help you discover the steps to your dream lifestyle, and keep you accountable to completing each step along the way. Knowing you have that support and knowing you’ll have to report about your progress regularly will add to whatever motivation you already have and get you to the top – your dream lifestyle.

Your mentor won’t do the work for you, though they may be able to open some doors or reduce some obstacles. But it will still be YOU who has to take massive action to cross the finish line in short order and realize your goals. Why? Because no one can stop you if you don’t give up – but no one else can do it for you, either. It’s up to you and your motivation to achieve your dreams!

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Why Sales Motivational Speakers Are On Demand Right Now?

Motivation is a big word. It is a key element in our day to day lives. Without motivation, one will never have the drive to accomplish what he wants in life. In the business world, motivation is synonymous to money. It is what keeps employees driven towards reaching the company’s goal. Many business owners hire a sales motivational speaker to influence and motivate their staff. Sales are a tough job and to excel in it, you need some words of encouragement and this is where motivational speakers are good at.

What makes sales a difficult industry?

There are people who don’t like being involved in sales because they are afraid of rejection. Nobody wants to be rejected. However, if you are in the sales world, you have to know how to deal with rejection because it is part of the game. To help the staff cope with rejection and develop strategies to improve their sales, they need to be motivated. A business inspirational speaker knows what to say and do to get the staff going.

Motivation causes people to take action

Motivation is what drives people to take action. If your employee is not motivated, they will not take the necessary actions, which also mean that it would be impossible to achieve your business goals. For the staffs to take actions, they should be motivated. An inspirational speaker plays a vital role in improving staffs’ attitude towards work. They will become an essential unit in your business.

Speakers give inspiration and drive to employees

Inspirational speakers give the staff a new perspective. They know how to inspire the employees, especially when it comes to boosting their overall morale. It is innate in every one of us to feel valued and appreciated in what we do. If you are a business owner and you feel like your employees are not performing at par, then probably they lack motivation. Hire a motivational speaker to deliver inspirational speech. Most of the time, it is what the employees need to jumpstart their productivity. Motivational speakers are trained to deliver speech that will hit right on point. These speakers drive inspiration from their own life experiences that are related to the employee and company’s goal.

Contribute knowledge and skills to employees

Motivational speakers possess high knowledge and skills, which they can easily impart to the employees. You must keep in mind though that there are various types of motivational speakers. If you are going to choose one to speak in front of your employees, you need to see to it that the speaker you choose has the skills and experience tailored toy our business’s needs.

Inspirational speakers can impart new perspectives to employees

If there is one thing constant in this world, it would be change. This is very true in the business world. The business trends change rapidly and for your business to remain successful, you and your employee should know how to adapt to such changes. Unfortunately, some employees are resistant to change and convincing them can be quite difficult. If you want to influence your employee to be adaptive to change, one of the best things you can do is to hire a motivational speaker. A good motivational speaker knows how to influence his audience.

Business owners are using a lot of ways to keep their employees and staff motivated. There are various activities that help motivate the employees such as team building, retreat, and the likes. Being a businessman, one should never underestimate the power of motivational speech. Most of the time, it is the single tool you need to keep your employees motivated and get your business going.

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A Look at Extrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic motivation is when a person is motivated to do something based on external factors, which come in the form of rewards. The offer of money is a particularly common extrinsic motivator. This is opposed to the concept behind intrinsic motivation where a person is moved to do something in order to help others or simply to make himself or herself happy.

Sometimes extrinsic motivation can be of the positive kind while other times it can be negative. Positive extrinsic motivation can come by way of incentives, money, discounts, etc.

For example many airlines offer discounts as well as air miles and bonuses to convince customers to fly with them instead of their competition.

Many workplaces offer promotions, cash incentives or trips as a form of positive extrinsic motivation in a tangible way. Other forms of extrinsic motivation that are commonly found at offices are intangible forms such as public commendations or praise for a job well done.

When students are offered the chance for a fun class trip or a pizza party for the class that sells the most chocolate bars for the school, this is a form of positive extrinsic motivation.

Extrinsic motivation has its negative side as well. Negative extrinsic motivation can also be used to push people into doing something.

Negative motivation often takes the form of threats, blackmail, bribery or pressure in one form or another. Extrinsic motivation, whether it is positive or negative is usually very effective and easy but also it can take a cruel or crude form.

When someone is threatened with physical harm or their loved ones are threatened with physical harm by an unsavoury individual, negative extrinsic motivation will get the aggressor what they want but by way of fear and intimidation.

It is important to note that extrinsic motivation focuses an individual’s attention on the reward they will receive in the end as opposed to the action or the “doing” aspect.

In most cases what happens is that if the reward is taken away from the person they will then stop doing the action. The same is true with regards to negative extrinsic motivation- a person is motivated by avoiding pain, embarrassment, disappointment by others, public humiliation etc.

This however can work well if a person is engaged in a behavior that another person wants them to stop doing. First give the person an extrinsic reward for doing said behaviour and then take away the reward.

With no reward in sight the person is very likely to stop doing the unwanted activity and the problem will be solved.

Extrinsic motivation is very much a part of many workplaces. Tangible rewards such as promotions, money, newer office equipment or a bigger, brighter office are very common, as are tangible rewards that have to do with being “dressed down” by a superior or being punished in one form or another (such as a demotion or being made to take leave without pay).

Intangible rewards work as extrinsic motivation, which include praise for one’s accomplishments and/or a public acknowledgment of work that was well handled or well done.

Intrinsic motivation does not work as well in the working world because the number one reason people work is to make money to pay their mortgage or rent and all other bills, feed their families and build a life.

As well not every person chooses a job based on how much a given field of work means to him or her.

Many people simply take jobs as a means to an end or look at things such as how close in vicinity the job is to their home, the hours, the rate of pay, etc.

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Employee Motivation Through Recognition

Small Business owners often confronted with high employee attrition. For most small entrepreneurs the easiest solution when a valuable employee resigns his job is to offer more benefits in terms of money and perquisites. But rarely does it work. Very hExit interviews often point out low moral due to infrequent appreciation and recognition of the contribution of the employee leading to de-motivation and disenchantment with the job.

Improving employee motivation and morale is the easiest method of improving organizational productivity and cut down employee turnovers. Replacing good employee could be expensive in terms of recruitment costs and time.

Research has conclusively established that the major reason for attrition in an organization is not money. It is more a matter of lack of recognition and rewards. You may be able to reduce attrition considerably if managers are trained to recognize and reward good performance. In fact every opportunity must be used to appreciate the work of the employees. Easier said than done, it takes a dedication and commitment towards the employees.

Here is a list of the ways one can motivate employees

Find every opportunity to appreciate good work

Recognize contributions in public forums and employee get together or meetings

Offer opportunities to learn, improve skills and knowledge through training

Create scope for sharing success through with others through narrating best practices adopted

Token gifts and invitation to a Dinner with family

Offer opportunities for rest and relaxation on attaining goals and good performances

Feature in house journals. If house journals are not available make sure to write out a appreciation and put on notice boards and circulate to all members of the organization

It only takes imagination to create a list as long as you want. Plan and create the list for frequent use.

Employee motivation is a complex subject and generally a neglected area. Whatever recognition and rewards are conferred are very mechanical and lacks warmth and spontaneity.

It is easier to theorize than practice employee motivation programs. It would not be a bad idea to train your managers extensively on this area. The rewards for the organization could be less employee turnovers, high levels of motivation, increased productivity, commitment and team work.

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How Coach Phil Jackson And Michael Jordan Used Motivation And Self Development To Be Their Best

Motivation is a natural part of human nature. Everyone has a natural drive to achieve and express one’s self. The interesting thing about human nature though is that in spite of the fact that the human being is the highest order of creation in this material world people can regress and willfully self destruct.

Your natural drive must be supported with self-development in order for it to be strong and functional. Human nature is like a plant in many fundamental ways. A plant has the nature to grow and blossom. In order to do that it needs cultivation from the external environment. A plant’s nature and the environment work together to enable the plant to mature to its full potential.

In human nature natural drive and cultivation work fundamentally the same way to enable the human person to mature and achieve its full potential. In people, unlike plants, we have the ability to consciously choose our goals and the potential we want to develop.

Coach Phil Jackson assumed head coaching duties of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls in 1989. Coach Jackson was motivated to be a coach from the beginning. It was his program of self-development that helped him achieve his dreams of coaching greatness.

In his book, SACRED HOOPS, in the Introduction he says, “When I was named head coach of the Chicago Bulls in 1989, my dream was not to just win championships, but to do it in a way that wove together my two greatest passions: basketball and spiritual exploration.” Coach Jackson has, to date, 11 NBA championships, more than any other NBA coach in history.

The drive to succeed as an NBA coach was supported by his passion in spiritual exploration, a path of development and cultivation. Many of his players questioned his methods and resisted his cultivation practices, but the results achieved by those methods tell a story of their own. Even Michael Jordan, a chief beneficiary of Coach Jackson’s methods was of the opinion that he “didn’t need all that Zen stuff.”

Player, Michael Jordan was motivated to be the best NBA player of his time, and win NBA championships. He outperformed most of his peers game-in and game-out for the seven years of his NBA career before he won his first championship with Coach Jackson. There is no question that Coach Jackson’s cultivating influences helped Michael achieve the success he chased for so many years.

Michael Jordan had to grow and development to become a member of a functioning organizational unit before he won his first championship. Before he won his first championship to his credit he approached Coach Jackson and told him that he could be a star performer every game, but that was not producing championships. When he performed his “magic” the other players on the team would stand around and watch which hurt the team’s overall productivity.

Together Coach Jackson and Michael Jordan set out on a developmental course to change the culture of individualism that saturated the Chicago Bulls team, and replace it with a culture of team unity and cooperation among its members to maximize the team’s full potential. In that new culture every member of the team, including Michael Jordan, would be responsible and accountable for performing their respective assignments and roles. No longer would individual statistics be the measuring stick by which each player’s performance was judged.

Michael Jordan, as well as the other players on the Bulls team, had to learn new ways of thinking and behaving. That took development and growing. It wasn’t easy. It was hard work, but it paid off in the results that Coach Jackson, Michael, and the rest of the team wanted.

What would have happened to the motivation to excel if no championships were one by Coach Jackson and Michael in particular? What would have happened without a consistent program of self-development and cultivation for the entire team? There is one thing for sure, and that is that failure breeds failure. And, when failure becomes the norm, motivation to excel declines.

Hopefully you see the connection between human drive and cultivation. One without the other is an island standing alone, unable to maximize its potential. If you see the connection you can apply these principles to achieve your dreams in business, marketing, sports, and in any area of human life.

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