How do you build brand excellence?

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Just this month, I am reading a book by Paweł Tkaczyk entitled 'Zakamarki marki' (published in Polish by Helion SA). The book is full of valuable content on branding, image building, etc. The subtitle encourages you to read it, it reads: "Things you might not have known, forgotten or overlooked when building your brand" (translation from Polish). In chapter one of the book, Pawel Tkaczyk answers the question that is the title of this post.

Some excerpts from my book “Dare to Create the Life You Want”

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I believe that personal development is very important as it allows for a more interesting, fuller and happier life. Personal growth gives satisfaction. Just as a tree keeps growing, you can keep growing. By developing you will realise your dreams, you will create action plans, revise those plans if necessary, evaluate your development, you will reflect on which areas of growth you care most about.

Why should you read Mary Welford’s book ‘The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Self-Confidence’?

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"We live in a world that constantly urges us to judge, classify and evaluate ourselves. We get messages from everywhere that we may not be good enough." In my opinion, the modern world wants to make us believe that only achievements, titles, certificates, exams, careers, big money, etc. count. We often succumb to this world and its delusions.

Solve people’s problems – this could be your way to success.

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People have all sorts of problems. One way to make money is to help people solve them. You can give people what they need. For example, you can create an innovative course to learn a foreign language, you can write a novel that interests them. What I'm writing now is not just about problems, it's about human needs.

The Fearful Future? (comments on the book “Mindfulness Plain and Simple. A Practical Guide to Inner Peace” by Oli Doyle).

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"Fear of the future is seen as normal and natural part of being human, but if we pay close attention, we can see some scary, painful thoughts at the root of that fear. Without these stories, there is no fear, but if you believe those stories, you will scare yourself stiff!"

A few thoughts related to a quote from Brian Tracy’s book ‘The Power of Self Confidence’.

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"It's not that people don't know what to do; they are usually just afraid to do what their heart tells them to do. However, by building courage within yourself, step by step, you will gradually overcome your fears. With courage, you will open up to the whole world. Your self-confidence will grow. You will reach a point where there are no longer any limits to what you are trying to achieve and what you are involved in."

“Achieving personal greatness” (Brian Tracy) and co-operating with God’s grace.

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Today I will address two topics: achieving personal greatness and working with God's grace to achieve spectacular goals. We were created for great things, yet many of us, over time, lock ourselves into our so-called comfort zone and accept life as it is, no longer dreaming of growing and achieving something great for ourselves and the world around us.

You can buy my second book “Dare to Create the Life You Want” at ridero.eu/pl.

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My second book is now available. It is a personal development guide and contains 4 chapters, a glossary of terms, some practical exercises. I share in the foreword my personal experience of personal development, I give examples of the changes I have made in my life between 2010 and 2022.

How can we use stress to our advantage? Can stress give us something good?

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"We know many stories where people, as a result of stressful events, undertake extremely creative activities that become the meaning of their lives." Let me make a personal comment on this quote. Sometimes, indeed, stressful situations require the use of the mind in a creative way, the situation "forces you to invent new things", someone, for example, loses their job and starts thinking about the product or service they want to sell.

“DARE TO CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT”(a few excerpts from my second ebook)

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The subtitle of my book is: MAKE USE OF THE EXPERIENCES OF YOUR PAST, IMAGINE YOUR FUTURE AND FOLLOW THE PATH TO YOUR DREAM LIFESTYLE. Podtytuł mojej książki to: WYKORZYSTAJ DOŚWIADCZENIA ZE SWOJEJ PRZESZŁOŚCI, WYOBRAŹ SOBIE SWOJĄ PRZYSZŁOŚĆ I PODĄŻAJ DROGĄ DO WYMARZONEGO STYLU ŻYCIA. Here are a few excerpts from my ebook

Persistence and success.

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To be successful we usually have to be persistent. There is no doubt about it. Yes, it happens that someone achieves success faster than others because he or she is, for example, extremely talented. Examples of this type of situation could be found in sport. However, one of the basic elements that determine success is perseverance, i.e. the persistent pursuit of a goal.

“It follows from the role given to the angels by God that they need to be asked not only for help in difficult situations and defence against evil, but also, …”(Niedziela, nr 39/2022)

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"It follows from the role given to the angels by God that they need to be asked not only for help in difficult situations and defence against evil, but also, since they communicate God's will, for a clear understanding of what God's plans are for us." (Niedziela nr 39/2022)

“It’s important to start living now, because we don’t know how much of this life we have left.”

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"priest Kaczkowski said that we should 'live life on a full petard'. The director responds to the question of what 'life on a full petard' means to him. He answers as follows: "For me, 'living life on a full petard' means making the most of every moment, every encounter, 100 per cent. The time I experience and dedicate to myself and my loved ones is to be fully qualitative and unique." The director also adds, "The message of our film is also that we need to start living now, because we don't know how much of this life we have left."

“We are afraid to be ourselves, with all our flaws, defects and shortcomings. We don’t want to expose ourselves to…” (Regina Wong)

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"We are afraid to be ourselves, with all our flaws, defects and shortcomings. We don't want to expose ourselves to disapproval and criticism, so we voluntarily give up making ourselves happy. And this is even more frightening!" (Regina Wong)

Your future can be amazing, visualising your goals will help you do this.

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Everything you will read about in chapter two I write so that you can imagine and 'see' your future in a positive way. My intention is to help you decide to plan your path (of course, during this path you can change your plan, adapting it to your current desires and dreams), to imagine what a masterpiece your life can become, a life of which you are the creator.

Learn from past experiences and mistakes (some excerpts from my second ebook).

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In your past, you may have made mistakes that affected your life. You made decisions that had consequences. An example of a wrong decision might be dropping out of school in your youth. At the time it seemed beneficial, but years later someone may regret leaving education behind.

“Don’t be afraid to dream, but leave some of your dreams to yourself” (some excerpts from my second ebook).

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Your dreams and plans are your personal business. You can share them with people who support you and share your enthusiasm. Consider well to whom and what you want to say. Informing a friend of your intentions can be an additional motivating factor. Or you can choose another way."

God is looking for us, sinners (spiritual development).

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Archbishop Sheen writes: "People living in filth rarely realise how filthy filth is. People living in sin generally do not understand how hideous sin is. It has the terrible property that the more we experience it, the less we know about it. We identify with it so closely that we do not perceive the depth of our humiliation or the height from which we have fallen."

A passage from my second ebook entitled “DARE TO CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT”.

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The ideas contained in the books by the above-mentioned authors started to 'live' in me, caused changes for the better that I still experience today; my private and professional life has changed, I notice major changes in my beliefs and my thinking, my so-called 'mindset' has changed.

“The Lord is my shepherd.”

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The Lord is my shepherd, I don't really lack anything, but I want to grow. And what does that mean in practice? My development is learning languages by 'surrounding' myself with them; it is writing posts for my blogs (including my main blog: daretolive.blog); it is also talking to people who are mature and know from the practice of life how to live in order to be and feel happy every day.

Don’t spend all the money you earn (financial sphere).

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The habit of systematically saving money is important if you want to be financially independent (e.g. from the state); I don't know about pension systems in other countries, but I know a bit about the pension system in Poland and I can say that the situation of pensioners in 20 or 30 years will not be very optimistic.

The Secret of the RAS system

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It is not my purpose to describe the RAS system in detail. I will only give one fact about this system, which is mentioned by the authors of "The Answer: "Your RAS has a built-in GPS system. With a GPS, you don't need to know where all the roads are located in a given city. You only need to decide where you want to go. You input the data and the GPS directs you.

Each of us has a problem, but we can treat it as a challenge.

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I do not believe that there is a single man (or woman) without a problem. Every one of us has some kind of problem, although temporarily it happens that we have no problem at all. Problems are simply part of life, you have to accept that. However, the way we treat problems makes a huge difference to how we feel. We can treat a problem as a challenge to be faced.

Find your mission – it’s possible.

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In Carmine Gallo's book 'The Storyteller's Secret' (in the Polish edition on page 232) I read this text (translation from Polish): "We have an incredible opportunity to change the world. I will change the face of ALS. I will make philanthropists hear about it. (…) The mission became personal and Pete, (…) was determined to carry it out. He already knew the answer to the question, (…): "What is my mission in life?" His mission became to publicise the disease

“The Storyteller’s Secret” – some quotes and ideas from Carmine Gallo’s book

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The book mentioned in the title of this post is about 300 pages long (the Polish edition) and is full of evidence that storytelling is a great tool with several applications in the current world (e.g. to educate the audience). Carmine Gallo, a storytelling expert, "reveals the secrets of creating great narratives that inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, create social movements and change lives".