Thursday, January 31, 2008

MESSAGE #303 - THE 3 MOST POWERFUL WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Good, better, best
Never ever rest
Until your good
Gets better
And you better
Gets best!

There’s one thing I know for sure about you:

You want to get to the next level.

No matter what level you’re on . . .

YOU want to get to the next level.

To get to the next level,
you need to know:

THE THREE

MOST POWERFUL WORDS

IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Tonight Thursday (01.31.08),
I’m going to conduct a tele-seminar
on these three words.

Please join me . . .

Date: Tonight (Thursday)

Time: 10:00 PM EST

TOPIC: THE THREE WORDS

CALL THIS NUMBER: 1-(641)-715-3200

Access Code: 1072571#

Speak with you tonight,

Rob Gilbert

P.S. Call Success Hotline today at (973) 743-4690.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

MESSAGE #302 - DO NOT READ MESSAGE #300

Let me save you some time: DON’T READ MESSAGE #300.

It has to do with focus and the fact that . . .

Divided attention
will not bring
the best results.

You don’t have to read Message #300, you just have to read this poem . . .


Work while you work,
Play while you play;
One thing each time,
That is the way.

All that you do,
Do with your might;
Things done by halves
Are not done right!

In other words: Do what you’re doing while you’re doing it.

In other words: Don’t multi-task!

Let me save you some time: Follow the advice of the poem!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

MESSAGE #301- ENERGY AND PASSION

If you think
it’s going to be
difficult
to be
energized and passionate . . .
imagine how
difficult
it’s going to be
to compete against
someone who’s
energized and passionate
if you aren’t.

Put your seat belt on and get ready for the great Tom Peters.

Peters is one of the top business speakers on the planet.

His message is for business people, but not just for business people.

He’s speaking to every one of us – no matter what we do.

Peters is talking about the importance of energy and passion.

All excellence begins with energy and passion.

Whether you work in a restaurant, a school, or a hospital . . .
or you want to be a better dad, volunteer, or whatever . . .

It’s energy, energy, energy.
It’s passion, passion, passion.

If you think
it’s going to be
difficult
to be
energized and passionate . . .
imagine how
difficult
it’s going to be
to compete against
someone who’s
energized and passionate
if you aren’t.

I know you have it, but do you use it?

I just finished watching this clip for the seventh time.

I hope it inspires you the way it has inspired me.

Here’s Tom . . .

Monday, January 28, 2008

MESSAGE #300 - F.O.C.U.S.

Divided attention
will not bring
the best results.

Can you keep your mind on what you are doing while you are doing it?

It is a master skill.

Maybe the master skill.

Divided attention
will not bring
the best results.

All great golfers have great focus.

Tiger Woods has great focus.

The “Tiger Woods” of the 1940’s and 1950’s was Ben Hogan.

Hogan had great focus too.

Want proof?

Let me tell you a story . . .

On last day of a tournament, Hogan stood over a crucial putt.

Suddenly, a loud train whistle blared in the distance.

After sinking the putt, Hogan was asked if the train whistle bothered him.

“What whistle?” he replied.

Divided attention
will not bring
the best results.

Keep you mind on what you are doing it while you are doing it.

P.S. What is F.O.C.U.S.???

Follow

One

Course

Until

Successful

(Thanks, Gary Pritchard!)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

MESSAGE #299 - PERSPECTIVE

You are
100% responsible
for
how you choose
to respond
to everything
that happens
in your life.

One day, two buckets met at the well in the center of town.

One of the buckets was down and depressed.

“What’s wrong?” the other bucket asked concerned.

“I can’t take it any longer,” said the depressed bucket. “I get so tired being dragged to this well every day. No matter how full I am when I leave here, I always come back here completely empty. I find it so depressing.”

“If you look at it that way, no wonder you’re depressed,” the second bucket said. “The way I see it is that no matter how empty I am when I come back here, I always leave here completely full. I find it so invigorating!”

It’s not what’s happening
to you
that matters,
it’s how you react
to what’s
happening to you.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

MESSAGE #298 - IMPOSSIBLE???

If you have no voice: SCREAM!

If you have no legs: RUN!

If you have no hope: INVENT!

What if anything were possible?

--from the film Alegria

Friday, January 25, 2008

MESSAGE #297 - THE IMPOSSIBLE???

Do you have
to do something
that’s possible?

Stopping smoking?
Losing weight?
Getting better grades?
Selling more?

Impossible?

Just remember . . .

If someone else
has done it,
you can
do it too!

If no one else
has not done it,
that doesn’t mean
that it’s impossible.

It just means
that no one
has done it yet!

Just remember . . .

The impossible
is just
an opinion.

Want proof?

Do you know
the inspirational
story of the
great Roger Bannister?

Don’t miss this...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

MESSAGE #296 - 42% or “THE TASSEL IS WORTH THE HASSLE.”

This message is for college students,
but not just for college students.

This message is especially for you
if you’re in college,
if you’re planning on going to college,
or if you’re paying for someone else to attend college.

If you’re in college –
you want to make sure you’re part of the 42%.

If you’re planning on going to college –
you want to make sure you’re part of the 42%.

If you’re paying for someone else to go to college –
you want to make sure they’re part of the 42%.

So what’s the 42%???

Get ready for an amazing statistic.

Only 42% of students who are accepted
to four-year colleges in the U.S. ever graduate.

ONLY 42%!

Amazing!

Why?

Because everyone who’s
accepted to a college or university
has the academic and intellectual
ability to graduate.

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!

Colleges don’t accept people
that they expect to fail.

They reject those people.

But 58% of those accepted -- fail.

Sad.

If you were accepted,
you’re expected to graduate.

You’re expected to be part of the 42%!

I want to help you graduate.

Here are
five easy things
and one hard thing
you can do right now
to make sure
you’re part of the 42%:

First, the five easy things . . .

#1. Get a pen and a notebook.

#2. Call 1- (641)-715-3413

#3. When asked for the access code, enter: 1072571#

#4. Listen to the one-hour tele-seminar on “How to Be Outrageously Successful in College.”

#5. Take notes.

Now the one hard thing:

APPLY WHAT
YOU LEARN.

In other words, change your behavior.

Change your habits.

If you do
what you’ve always done,
you’ll get
what you’ve always got.

On this pre-recorded tele-seminar,
you’ll hear two experts on college success:
Melissa Sapio and Ed Tseng.

Can they help you?

I guarantee it!

Look, what I’m asking you to do is very easy,
but I’ve found . . .

IF IT’S
EASY TO DO,
IT’S ALSO
EASY NOT TO DO.

PLEASE NOTE:
THIS SEMINAR
WILL ONLY BE
AVAILABLE UNTIL
FEBRUARY 1, 2008.

See you at graduation,

Rob Gilbert

P.S. Remember: “The tassel is worth the hassle.”

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

MESSAGE #295 - COLLEGE STUDENTS READ THIS...

HOW TO BE OUTRAGEOUSLY
SUCCESSFUL IN COLLEGE

1. Show up.

2. Pay attention.

3. Ask questions.

4. Ask for help.

5. Help others.

6. Take great notes.

7. Do the work.

8. Do not cheat.

9. Don’t quit.

10. Call Success Hotline at (973) 743-4690.

11. Read How to Have Fun without Failing Out by Dr. Rob Gilbert

12. Listen to the “College Success Seminar” featuring Melissa Sapio and Ed Tseng. This one-hour tele-seminar is available 24/7 by call 1-(641)-715-3413 and press the access code: 1072571#... this pre-recorded seminar will be available until February 1, 2008.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

MESSAGE #294 - DIFFICULT???

What’s difficult?

I hope the following
video will help you
re-evaluate what’s difficult.

While you watch the performer,
realize that you can do
what’s he’s doing
if you train and study
the same way he
trained and studied.

ABSOLUTELY,

POSITIVELY

GUARANTEED!

In other words, you have the

ABILITY,

you are only lacking the

STRATEGY.

Here’s Arthur...

Monday, January 21, 2008

MESSAGE #293 - IN MEMORY OF DR. KING...

“The ultimate measure of a man

is not where he stands

in moments of

comfort and convenience,

but where he stands

at times of

challenge and controversy.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

MESSAGE #292 - 12 GOOD RULES

#1. If you open it, close it.

#2. If you turn it on, turn it off.

#3. If you unlock it, lock it.

#4. If you break it, repair it.

#5. If you can't fix it, call someone who can.

#6. If you borrow it, return it.

#7. If you use it, take care of it.

#8. If you make a mess, clean it up.

#9. If you move it, put it back.

#10. If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.

#11. If it belongs to someone else and you want to use it, get permission.

#12. If it doesn't concern you, mind your own business.

A BIG THANK YOU FOR THIS LIST TO RALPH FROM BERGEN COUNTY

Saturday, January 19, 2008

MESSAGE #291 - BREAKDOWNS...BREAKTHROUGHS

“The world breaks

everyone

and afterward

many are

strong

in the

broken places.”

Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms

Friday, January 18, 2008

MESSAGE #290 - FOUND ON A BIRTHDAY CARD

Aoccdrnig to rseaecrh
at Hravard Uinervtisy,
it deosn’t mttaer waht oredr
the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng
is taht the frist and lsat
ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

Tihs is bcuseae the
huamn mnid deos not
raed ervey lteter by istlef,
but the wrod as a wlohe.

OR, it cuold be bcuseae
too mcuh parytnig has
totlaly msesed up yuor mnid.

HPPAY BRTHIADY

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

MESSAGE #288 - “. . . AS FOUR IS TO ONE.”

Coach Bob Knight’s name is going to be all over the news soon.


With his next win, Knight will become the first Division I men’s basketball coach ever to win 900 games.

Knight is a coaching genius. Just look at his record.
Knight also had his “moments” with emotional outbursts. Just look at YouTube.

The coach doesn’t have it all together. But, join the club, none of us do.

No one has it all together!

Knight knows the X’s and O’s of basketball as well as anyone.

He also has his own unique take on how to get players to perform.

Needless to say, Coach Knight is controversial.

I choose to focus on his greatness and genius.

Here are . . .

COACH BOB KNIGHT’S GREATEST QUOTES

The will to win is grossly overrated.
The will to prepare is far more important.

Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.

Everyone wants to be on a winning team,
but no one wants to come to practice.

Everybody hears but few listen.

Learn to do things right
and then do them right
every time.

The key is not the will to win . . .
everybody has that.

It is the will to prepare to win that is important.

You don't play against opponents.
You play against the game of basketball.

You can win and still not succeed,
still not achieve what you should.
And you can lose without really failing at all.

We should not have to push you to work hard.
You should work hard because you want to be a great player.

It’s better to say you
won the championship game
than you played in it.

When a coach gets voted
into the Hall of Fame,
The honor really belongs
to all those who played for him.

P.S. I just can’t get this quote out of my mind . . .

Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.

. . . as four is to one.

. . . as four is to one.

. . . as four is to one.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

MESSAGE #287 - I’M LOOKING FOR A FEW PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE!

Imagine doing
something you
don’t think
you can do.

What happens?

There’s a part
of your brain
that opens up
and says . . .

Wait a second!
What else can I do
that I don’t think
I can do?

Today
Tuesday (01.15.08)
I’m conducting
The Impossible Experiment.
If want you to be part of it,
call Success Hotline
at (973) 743-4690.

You must call today
before 9:00 PM.

Rob Gilbert

Monday, January 14, 2008

MESSAGE #286 - YOU ARE A GENIUS!

Did you see the movie Rain Man where Dustin Hoffman plays the role of a savant?

Savants are people who, in the sea of emotional and intellectual disabilities, have an island of genius.

In Rain Man, the savant has incredible ability with numbers.

Other savants have artistic, musical, and mnemonic talents.

And so do you!

You also have islands of genius inside you.

You might not have discovered them yet, but they’re there!


THE GIFT

You have been given a gift – believe it!
You have been given a gift – discover it!
You have been given a gift – develop it!
You have been given a gift – cherish it!
You have been given a gift – use it!
You have been given a gift – give it away!


The purpose of life
is to discover your gifts.
The meaning of life
comes from giving your gifts away.

Dr. David Viscott, psychiatrist


Sunday, January 13, 2008

MESSAGE #285 - MY FAVORITE ENTERTAINERS

My favorite type of entertainment isn’t music or movies or magic.

My favorite type of entertainment is energy.

I love to go to events where the performers energize me.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen often.

But when it does -- it’s unforgettable.

Here are some of the top energizing events in my life . . .

Seeing the rock group The Who do the rock opera “Tommy.”

Watching Irish step dancer Michael Flately in “Riverdance,” “Lord of the Dance,” and “Celtic Tiger.”

Attending any seminar with business guru Tom Peters (please link).

Watching the Broadway show “Les Miserables.”

These were all live events.

Once in a while, the energy can be transmitted over TV. To tell you the truth, this almost never happens, but it did happen in 1998.

THE EVENT: the 1998 Winter Olympics at Nagano

THE PERFORMER: French figure skater Philippe Candeloro

THE EFFECT: ELECTRIFYING!!!

Here’s Philippe winning a bronze medal for portraying D’Artaganan from “The Three Musketeers” . . .

Saturday, January 12, 2008

MESSAGE #284 - UNBELIEVABLE!!!

I’ve never seen anything like this.

I’ve never even thought of anything like this.

Please leave your comments . . .

Rob Gilbert


Friday, January 11, 2008

MESSAGE #283 - ???

One day a woman went on a shopping spree in South Beach.

She stopped outside a store because she became interested in the big red sign in the window that said “Sharks.” She thought it might be a new clothing or shoe store, so she walked in.

She didn’t find any clothes or shoes inside -- only aisles and aisles of live sharks! On the right were small bowls of water with small sharks. In the middle, big aquariums with big sharks. On the left, there were even bigger tanks with even bigger sharks.

Everywhere she looked, she found sharks in various sizes!

She went out back and there was a pool with eight, ten and twelve foot sharks.

She was astounded.

She tracked down the manager and asked, “How can you afford to import all these different-sized sharks?”

The manager replied, “Oh, you’ve got it wrong -- we only have one distributor. You see, sharks grow to the size of the vessel they’re in. The ones we put in the small bowls will stay small while the ones in the bigger tanks will grow bigger. If we put them in a pool out back -- no telling how large they’ll get!”

“You’re pulling my leg,” the lady responded. “I know a little about sharks and that’s just not true.”

The manager said, “Lady, you’re pretty smart! I’ve been using that story since I opened the store eight months ago, and you’re the first person ever to call me on it! You are right -- it isn’t true about sharks, but it certainly is true about people.”

Thursday, January 10, 2008

MESSAGE # 282 - THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIGGER!

THE PRESENT

A few years ago, a struggling golf pro was hired for one week to go to the Middle East to teach a rich Arab sheik how to play the game of golf.

The pro was promised a large sum of money and offered an even larger bonus if the sheik could break 100 by the end of their week of lessons.

As soon as the golf pro arrived at the sheik’s private airport, he was treated like royalty. Anything he wanted was immediately given to him free of charge.

At the first session, the golf pro and the sheik became friends almost instantly.

They met for three hours every morning and three hours every afternoon.

By the end of the week, the sheik, who had never played golf before, broke 100. The golf pro would get his huge bonus!

When the golf pro was getting ready to leave, the sheik gave him his check for the week of lessons and the huge bonus.

And then the sheik said to the pro, “I must also give you a present for your kindness and help. What would you like?”

The pro said, “This is the most money I’ve ever made -- you don’t owe me anything.”

The sheik said, “No, I must get you a present.”

The pro said “OK -- just buy me a golf club.”

The sheik said, “Consider it done.”

After a few months had passed, the golf pro received a registered letter in the mail. It was from a South Carolina law firm. The golf pro opened the formal-looking letter. Inside was a legal document making him the owner of a golf club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

MESSAGE #281 - HOW DO YOU HANDLE ADVERSITY?

You may never look at a cup of coffee the same way again!

A young woman told her mother how difficult things were for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and felt like giving up.

Her mother took her to the kitchen and filled three pots with water. Soon the water started boiling. In the first pot, she placed carrots. In the second, she put eggs. And in the third, she placed coffee beans. She let them sit and boil.

In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them on a plate. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a mug.

Turning to her daughter, she asked, "What do you see?"

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," her daughter replied.

Her mother handed her some carrots. They were soft.

The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed that the egg was now hard boiled.

Then the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

Then the daughter asked, "What does all this mean?"

Her mother said that each of these had faced the same adversity -- boiling water. But each reacted differently.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with an open heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a break-up, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water -- the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?

How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

A big THANK YOU to Gary Pritchard for forwarding this story.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

MESSAGE #280

You’re an air marshall for the Royal Air Force.

Important job?

Yes.

Prestigious job?

Yes.

Exciting job?

Hmmmmmm . . . not exactly.

British RAF air marshall Dean Tabreham directs fighter jets and he makes it exciting.

He is INTO IT!

Want proof?

Just watch him...

Monday, January 7, 2008

MESSAGE #279 - AN EIGHTH-CENTURY BUDDHIST SCHOLAR SPEAKS TO YOU...

All the joy the world contains

Has come through wishing happiness for others.

All the misery the world contains

Has come through wanting pleasure for oneself.

-- Shantideva

Sunday, January 6, 2008

MESSAGE #278 - A GENIUS TELLS YOU HOW TO BE HAPPY

Some experts feel that John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873) was one of the smartest people who ever lived. Mill, an English philosopher, economist, and political theorist, had an IQ estimated to be 200. Only four people were ever rated higher.

What if this genius gave you some advice on how to be happy? Here it is . . .

JOHN STUART MILL

on

HAPPINESS

Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by the way.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

MESSAGE #277 - THE SEVEN-DAY CHALLENGE

Want to change your life? Want to do it this week?

Here’s some great advice from Cheri Huber a noted Zen teacher, writer and speaker.

Here is my wish for you and every other child, woman, and man on the face of the earth:

#1. Spend one week saying only kind, caring things to yourself.

#2. Say thank you at least ten times an hour -- direct five toward yourself and five to the world at large.

#3. Compliment yourself (and others) each time an effort is made.

#4. Notice all the wonderful qualities and characteristics about yourself and those around you.

One week.

You will never go back.

And your whole life will be a glorious meditation.

Friday, January 4, 2008

MESSAGE #276 - WRITERS WRITE

Many years ago, Nobel Prize winning novelist Sinclair Lewis was about to begin a seminar for college students on writing.

Lewis began with a question, “How may of you really intend to be writers?”

Every single person in that room raised a hand.

After slowly looking around the room, Lewis packed up his briefcase and said, “In that case, my advice to you is to go home and write.”

And with that, the great Sinclair Lewis left!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

MESSAGE #274 - "HIS WORDS MOTIVATED ME."

Yesterday the following story was left on Success Hotline by an unidentified caller . . .

I recall at age 29, deciding to go to college, not having gone to school after I left high school for different reasons.

I remember sitting in the advisor’s office, trying to decide what to do with my future.

I will never forget his words.

He said, “Time will pass no matter what. Will you make good use of it?”

His words motivated me.

I got my degree. And I’m proud of it.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

MESSAGE # 273 - THE PILLOW TEST

One day a young boy said to his family, “I want to do great things with my life and I know I can.”

Many years later, an old man said to his family, “I could have done great things with my life and I wish I did.”

This is a very sad story. Want to know why?

The young boy and the old man were the same person.

Another story . . .

One day a person said, “I want to do great things with 2008 and I know I can.”

A year later that same person said, “I could have done great things with 2008 and I wish I did.”

Another sad story.

Every day for the next 365 days you’re going to take a test – it’s called “The Pillow Test.”

Every night when you put your head on your pillow and review your day, are you going to say to yourself, “I’m glad I did,” or “I wish I had.”

If you did the things that will get you closer to your goals, you’ll be able to say, “I’m glad I did.”

If you made the important things the important things, you’ll be able to say, “I’m glad I did.”

If you went all out and you didn’t hold back, you’ll be able to say, “I’m glad I did.”

If you constantly and continuously say, “I’m glad I did,” – you’ll pass the test.

And one year from today, you’ll be able to say, “I could have done great things with 2008 and I did!”

Here’s wishing that
2008
is a
very happy story
for you!

Rob Gilbert