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Issue Number 72


Greetings from the Pivotal Network

 Resources for the times when you pivot – change direction – towards your personal best … 

Your personal best – it’s Pivotal!

 First, our inspiration


“People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals / that is, goals that do not inspire them.”

Anthony Robbins

Main Article:

Finally, achieve the goals that you set

Sometimes, we just don't know enough about what we are trying to achieve. Stuart Wilde

The question that I am asked most often is….

How can I be sure that, this time, I achieve the goals that I set?

And my answer is….First, get clear about what is that you want to achieve. You may think this is obvious but, more often than not though, I find that prospective clients who come to me thinking that they are clear about what they want and, in fact, are not.

So, how do you determine if you are clear about what you want?

Start by asking yourself a few simple questions. Can you succinctly state what it is that you want? Can you explain why you want this? How will you feel when you’ve achieved your goal?

Let’s look at an example. Suppose that you want to be rich. Ask yourself what this means. Is it a certain amount of money, or is it specific possessions such as a car or a mansion or maybe a particular life style that you are after? Be clear about what rich means to you.

Next, ask yourself why you want this. Let’s say that you’ve established that rich, to you, means having $1,000,000. Ok. Why do you want this $1,000,000? I am sure that you do not want to simply amass bank notes. What do you want this money for? Is it that you want to exchange the money for luxury vacations, or to become debt free, or buy the home you always dreamed of…go ahead, you fill in the blanks.

What’s next… now that you know What you want and Why?

Once you determine exactly why you want to achieve your goal, establish how achieving this goal makes you feel. This part is always very enlightening. Ask yourself what your life will be like. Picture it if you are visual, feel it if you are sensory, or think it if you have a more cognitive nature. The point is get to the essence of why you want what you want.

What is the Essence?

Essence is the ultimate nature of something i.e. having $1,000,000 makes you feel secure, peaceful and confident. Really dig deep here – experience the essence.

Don’t risk getting more of what you have…

Skimp on getting clear and get more of what you have …Unrealized Goals. We both know you don’t want that! So, go ahead ask yourself 3 simple questions:

1)What is your goal? Be specific!

2)Why do you want to achieve this goal?

3)How will your life be different when you achieve it? Get to the Essence of how you feel.

Invest the time and get clear about what you want up front. Remember that, sooner or later, you will need to do this anyway.

Getting clear about what you want is the 1st step in Goal Achievement. Need some more help? Grab your Free 5 Part mini-course at

Live with Passion!

Life Mastery Guide©

Author  Joanne Roibu, the founder of is a successful entrepreneur drawing on 20 years of global corporate experience and excellence in building and growing businesses, developing effective teams and executive mentoring and coaching. Joanne’s work spans across the US, Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia. She is an advanced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner, accredited by the AAMET. You can contact Joanne by writing to


From the Blogs – Pivotal Personal Best


Art journals

Using Outlook for time management

How to take control of your email inbox

Can you have wealth AND harmony?






Video:  What are the biggest email mistakes?

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Book Review:  The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings


by Barbara J. Streibel



In our increasingly collaborative work environment, the ability to manage results-driven meetings has become a critical career asset. Let The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings provide you with a step-by-step template for energizing your next meeting, and transforming it from a roomful of clock-watching individuals into a collaboration of involved and enthusiastic partners. (more ...)

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 You can easily download our 312-49 Certification study guide, exam 642-617 exam product and 650-177 exam training solutions and can also get 100% help from Testking FCNSP exam questions and JN0-101 training dumps.

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Your Personal Health and Wellbeing


 “As human beings, we all share certain basic wants and needs: we have need for food, water, shelter, safety, love, respect and self esteem. We all share an in-built tendency, as Freud stated, to want to move away from pain and toward pleasure. This tendency is part of the human condition for our own good; it keeps us away from harm and generally helps us to make good choices. Most people settle for a pursuing a career that satisfies these basic human wants and needs; and never really think beyond them to what their life could be about”


Learn how to become the person you were meant to be …….


Build your Wealth


 5 Easy Ways to Repel Money

Everybody talks about the Law of Attraction. Attract Money. Manifest wealth. Blah blah blah blah blah. You can chant and vibrate all you like, but good luck becoming a money magnet when money finds you repulsive.

Got too much cash? Here are five easy things you can do TODAY to repel money faster than you can say Fannie Mae and AIG:


Remember that $5,000 you lent to your cousin/sister/nephew/friend? Forget about it. You don’t want to make waves, right?


One of the most foolish, money-repelling actions you can take is to loan money to people who have been irresponsible with their own. If they didn’t respect their own money, they aren’t going to respect yours… and when you allow people to disrespect your money, YOU’RE disrespecting your money. When money isn’t respected, it leaves.

What’s usually going on is you want to be liked more than you want to be paid. You’re saying, “The money doesn’t matter. See what a great person I am?” If someone told you that you didn’t matter, would you want to stick around?

The irony is the person who owes you money doesn’t like you. Every time he thinks of you he thinks of what he owes you, then he feels guilty, then he resents you. If he can resent you enough, he can justify why he shouldn’t have to pay you back.

If you don’t value your money enough collect what you’re owed, don’t expect money to hang around.


The economy’s crashing, so you better slash your rates, right?

Sure, if you want to project fear and a lack of confidence. I don’t care what you’ve heard about the economy, etc. If you treat your contribution as worth less, so will others. You do NOT want to be the person people hire because you’re cheap!

There’s an underlying contempt for money when you encourage people to hire you because you’re cheap. You’re telling your customers that being paid well isn’t important to you. Even worse, you’re telling your customer and yourself that you don’t deserve to be paid well. How attractive is that?

It’s a downward spiral: your clients will invest less, get less back, see you as less valuable, and you’ll find yourself struggling for less and less. You lose all credibility. A better strategy is to charge more and make sure the value you give is even better.


It’ll all work itself out, somehow.


My late friend John Berg came up with a formula for managing money:

· What do you have?

· What do you owe?

· Where does it come from?

· Where does it go?

If you can’t answer these questions off the top of your head, or within a day, you aren’t paying attention.

How does ignorance show up? Missing funds. Under-employment and under-insurance. Unpaid credit balances and overdrafts. Borrowing more than you can pay off. The collapse of our banking system. The war in Iraq.

You pay with attention, or you pay with pain. Either way, you pay.


Settle! That messy house and those critical “friends” and those difficult clients aren’t such a big deal…

They’re a bigger deal than you think.

You train the universe how to treat you. Every day that you live with that burnt out light bulb, that messy desk, or that client who doesn’t pay you on time, you’re sending out the message to the world (and to yourself) that this is as good as you get; this is what you deserve.
It’s harder to attract jobs and money and all those things you desire when you feel undeserving. Money doesn’t like losers.

Raise your standards. Clear the crap. Say no. This can be terrifying, so start with baby steps. You’ll build your confidence and momentum, and you’ll create space for what you want. Be more committed to who you want to be than to who you’ve been. Money loves this.


You’re an enlightened soul here to save the world and spread your art, right? You’re not in it for the money, oh no. It’s just terrible that we live in such a materialistic society. Money is the root of all evil.

Yeah, right. And money feels the same way about you too.

You adopt the values of the people you spend your time with. If you want to struggle and snipe and justify your unfulfilled dreams, seek out more of the same. Money is the villain and the big excuse, and money doesn’t like it one bit.

If you want to attract money, look for attractive people. Look for the people who model the life and you values you want. Associate with success. Their values and strategies will become your values and strategies. Their reality becomes your reality.

But please… don’t come looking for a handout. If you want to create a relationship with someone who has something you want, you have to bring something to the table too. Invest in a coach, a class, a teacher, and a community that will shape you into the person attractive to money.

Author:  Morgana Rae, a master results coach and the creator of Financial Alchemy, is president of Charmed Life Coaching, a successful life and business coaching company that guides clients to attract more than they chase and to enjoy success without sacrificing their humanity. A leading expert on wealth manifestation, Morgana is a popular speaker and frequent television and radio guest. Her Financial Alchemy books, cds, magazine articles and classes have impacted the lives of thousands of people worldwide. Morgana writes, speaks, and coaches from a desire to witness a whole world of intentional, empowered, charmed living! Contact Morgana at


Computer Corner


Windows tips and tricks

  •  Double-click a word anywhere to highlight (select it)
  • Hide all windows to reveal desktop by pressing the Window key and D at the same time. Press again to get back to where you were.
  • Make text appear bigger in your browser by holding control (Ctrl) and tapping the plus (or minus for smaller) keys (the mouse wheel works with Ctrl for this too). To reset browser font size use Ctrl-0 (control zero).


Books and Reading


This week’s Must-reads …


Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award    

by Gail Jones

The White Tiger: A Novel   

Winner: Man Booker Prize 2008

by Aravind Adiga

Diary of a Bad Year

by J. M. Coetzee 


Winner: Best Crime Novel

by Katherine Howell

The Front

by Patricia Cornwall


You can read all the reviews of these books at


Want to add one to your library for free?  Check out how at the Book Club


I also added reviews for these books for kids …

Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett

Includes lesson plans, classroom helpers, a recipe for gingerbread, a printable & instructions for a Christmas gingerbread garland

High School Musical 3

The Books,  the movie, the games, downloads and lesson plans

Where the Streets had a name

By By Randa Abdel-Fattah

The Big Splash

by Jack Ferraiolo


Click on the pictures to read more.


More on Books and Reading


Public Speaking


 Voice Power. The Care and Feeding of the Professional Voice  

Whether it's the rich, resonant tones of Richard Burton, the breathiness of Marilyn Monroe or the nasality of Fran Drescher, the sound of the voice conjures up an image—an impression—and can influence perception. (...more)



Help I Have to Give a Speech!

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE simplifies and demystifies the process of designing your! 

You will learn:

  • The one sentence you must clarify to start your speech
  • An easy-to-adapt formula to design your presentation
  • How to speak to be remembered and repeated
  • The secrets to connecting with every audience
  • What makes you and your presentation persuasive


Click here:


For Parents


 Toys that promote Creativity

 Bring out the creativity in your children – we’ve put together articles so you can get some ideas, and then a list of toys that our research shows are the best at promoting creativity.

Click here  …

Just for Fun


What to say when your friends ask you a question …




 “Write and Grow Rich!”

Make $100,000 a Year or More as a Freelance Writer Working at Home ... and Have the Time of Your Life Doing It!

The writing life is a great life - being able to avoid the "rat race" -- and just sit in a quiet, peaceful room all day ... thinking, reading, and writing for clients.  Bob Bly certainly enjoys it, and has made millions from this life.  He says: Making $100,000 a year or more as a freelance writer is not at all difficult.

In fact, it's surprisingly easy to make a lot of money writing ... as long as you know the few dozen proven tricks and techniques that I want to teach you. If you will let me.”  For more information on his programme, visit:  Write and Grow Rich

Create Your Success

Would you like to double your income this year?  Now that is a silly question for most people.  Would you like to do it without working harder?

No matter how successful you currently are, most people have blocks that keep them from moving ahead any further in life.

Success does not have to be a struggle like many would have you believe. You can learn how to set yourself apart from the group and change your current results no matter what your present conditions.

Action is one of the keys to success.  Click the link below, Start your future today!

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Sell More of Your Services to More, Bigger, and Better Clients

Those who make the most money in any field, industry, or profession are not necessarily those who have the most knowledge, are most experienced in their craft, or sell the highest quality service.

No, those who make the most money, charge the top fees, and are constantly in demand are those who are best at selling and marketing themselves!

Now, with the Selling Your Services program, you can gain the selling skills you need to be more confident in selling ... enjoy it more ... generate a flood of leads and inquiries for your services . stand out from your competition ... and get more and better clients to hire you, more often, for bigger fees.

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Closing thought


If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much.
 Tom Krause


My very best wishes for the coming fortnight,



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