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A Key to Reaching the Pinnacle of Your Success

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When it comes to getting to the pinnacle of your success, you have to develop yourself into a person who is worthy of it. One of the key points of focus is on inspiration and motivation. The leaders of the personal development movement have the false belief that people can and need to be externally motivated to create a better life for themselves. It has been the experience of the partners at Fire Inc Atlanta that such extrinsic motivation and inspiration are short lived.

There’s even a name that was coined for this momentary height in motivation, the seminar high. The seminar high is when a person attends a motivation seminar or inspiration seminar and they leave with a high that lasts for a few days and after these few days that person’s level of motivation drops back down to whatever it was before they attended the seminar.

You will find that this is true for religions events as well as business events. In college, I remember attended a Kiwanis retreat for college students. The retreat is designed to get you pumped up about service and running your campus clubs. The problem I had was that they pumped us up so high that by the end of the seminar I was worn out. What was intended to pump me up left me deflated.

What I will say next is a bit vanilla and plain so many won’t like it: They key to success at anything is discipline.

It was discipline that forced my partners and I to work way more than just 40 hours a week to start our marketing company, Fire Inc. It was our own internal inspiration and motivation image that gave us the drive to achieve these things.

Quickly, lets go back to motivation. In psychology, there are two forms of motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic is the form of motivation that comes from within you, it is your internal flame that propels you into action. Extrinsic motivation comes from other people and it is temporary in nature.

For me, motivation is only useful at getting you started but it is self-discipline that we keep you going.

Discipline is not something that comes natural to me, and I thought it comes natural to most people. What I fined is that self-discipline had to be cultivated by the individual. You have to go to war with yourself and be determined to claim victory over yourself.

Lack of discipline is why fat people stay fat and why poor people stay poor. It is also why you haven’t achieved your goals.

Self-discipline is a skill that can make you successful in any area of life. The first step to cultivating self-discipline is to focus only on those things that will bring you closer to your goals. Stop wasting time on things that don’t matter, stop seek entertainment and distractions. This is the first step and most important step to cultivating self-discipline and success. Once this step is in motion, you will then have to continue to fight with yourself to stay on track and to pursue your goals.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in Fire Inc. Atlanta

 

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How To Reach Your Goals

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Everyone needs goals in life. Goals can help us improve our financial situation, our personality, our businesses, our way of life, and our relationships. Setting goals is easy enough, but the real challenge is reaching them. How can you reach your goals?

The first step in reaching your goals is to overcome fear of failure. If we start out thinking negatively, we likely won’t get very far in our efforts to reach our goals. In fact, we may not even set goals in the first place. Fear of failure can sometimes prevent us from doing this. Negative thoughts or past “failures” may overwhelm us. But if we keep thinking back to past “failures”, were these really failures after all? Did you learn something that you can now put into practice or avoid the next time?

The second stage is to identify what goal you want to set. You can start by brainstorming potential goals. Some possible goal ideas are: learn a foreign language, stop smoking, make more friends, climb a dormant volcano or mountain, travel out of the country, learn a traditional dance or to play a musical instrument, show gratitude every day, lose weight, eat healthier, or spend more time with your family. You are the one that knows what appeals to you and what doesn’t. Try to come up with 10 to 20 ideas for possible goals. You may find that some of these will be interrelated and can help you reach your bigger goals.

Next, analyze your list and ask yourself questions like: Which goal seems the most exciting? Which one is the most challenging? Which one will make me proudest of myself if I achieve it? The best goals for you are the ones that mean the most to you. You might select goals that touch all aspects of your life. After analyzing your list, now prioritize it. First, select a few short-term goals that you could reach in just a few days. Then choose some long-term goals that will take weeks or months to reach. Now number them in the order you would like to achieve them.

The third stage is the planning one. Without a plan, you may as well give up. It helps to write everything down on paper. Start by listing your goal. Then set a reasonable deadline by which time you hope to have accomplished your goal. Next, plan the steps involved in reaching the goal. Be sure to anticipate possible obstacles and how you will work to overcome them. Finally, make a commitment to yourself by signing and dating the paper.

After doing this, get busy! Try to think of something you can do each day that will bring you closer to your goal, no matter how small. Be sure to track your progress and celebrate each step accomplished along the way. If something goes wrong in your plan, adapt to the situation and reevaluate your goal if necessary. And finally, imagine yourself once you have finally accomplished your goal and the satisfaction you will feel.

At Fire Inc, we’ve been setting goals since day one and we’re so grateful for the hard work and dedication of our team in our ability to not only hit those goals, but to continue setting the next ones higher and higher. We believe that by hiring the right people and giving them training that is superior to any other career advancement strategies in Atlanta, we’ll continue to be the dominating force in the industry. For more information on Fire Inc Atlanta, visit our website.

 
 

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Fire Inc. Atlanta Supports an Operation Smile Medical Mission in Guatemala

Fire Inc. Atlanta Supports an Operation Smile Medical Mission in Guatemala

Fire Inc. Atlanta believes in the importance of giving back and making a difference in the community. This year, Fire Inc. Atlanta held various charity events and helped raise funds to support an Operation Smile medical mission. Operation Smile is a not-for-profit medical service organization that provides cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children worldwide. To date, Operation Smile has provided reconstructive surgery to more than 150,000 children and young adults in more than 50 countries.

Multiple business joined the effort to fund a medical mission in Guatemala. However, Fire Inc. Atlanta’s determination and constant support granted them the recognition of being one of the top fundraisers! The president of Fire Inc. Atlanta, Malcolm Elavia, had the privilege to go on this medical mission trip on behalf of his company. During the week-long mission, Malcolm helped coordinate screenings, interacted with the families, and assisted in the recovery process.

Malcolm Elavia shared his experience:

“Having the opportunity to go to Guatemala and see these life-changing surgeries take place was amazing. I loved getting to see first-hand the impact that our donations made on each of these patients and I am proud to be able to support such a great cause. Being able to presence these surgeries was sad but heartwarming at the same time. I really got attached to some of the kids and their families that I spent time with. The most impactful experience by far was the relationship I built with an 8 year old girl named Palisha and her family. Palisha was unfortunately not selected as a candidate for the surgery for this year, but still showed such a positive, thankful spirit to all of us who came down to help out with the mission trip. Before I left, she even gave me a framed picture of us as a gift. I’ll always remember her optimism and plan to stay in touch with her and her family in the future.”

Overall, 104 patients had the opportunity to receive the surgery. Now that Malcolm is back from the trip, he is more motivated than ever to be able to support this great cause. Over the next year, Malcolm plans to support Operation Smile by raising twice the amount his company donated in 2014.

To find out how you can join Fire Inc. Atlanta’s effort, visit our Miles of Smiles page by clicking here! 

Let’s help Operation Smile change lives one smile at a time!

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The Fire Inc. Atlanta Team Enjoys Some R&R in the Bahamas!

The Fire Inc. Atlanta Team Enjoys Some R&R in the Bahamas!

From hard work comes great reward. This year, the Fire Inc. Atlanta management team had the opportunity to travel to the Bahamas. Throughout the entire year, the team worked hard to reach their goals. Their dedication, persistency, and commitment to success allowed the team to enjoy some R&R in this amazing place!

During their trip to the Bahamas, the Fire Inc. Atlanta team attended business meetings where they were able to pick the brains of other successful business owners and discussed best business practices. The team enjoyed this networking event with other business owners and allowed them to grow as business professionals.

Not only the Fire Inc. Atlanta team had the opportunity to participate in these business meetings, but they also relaxed at the beautiful Atlantis Paradise Island Resort. From enjoying a beautiful evening at the beach, to swimming with the dolphins, the team sure had an excellent time in the Bahamas. Malcolm Elavia, president of Fire Inc.Atlanta stated, “This was a chance to not only celebrate our victories by relaxing at the beach, but also a chance to re-energize the team to keep winning!”

The team shared, “We most enjoyed getting to spend time with each other while relaxing and enjoying some R&R. We really enjoyed the themed dinners, the amazing water parks, and gorgeous beaches!

Now that the team is back from their trip and they had a chance to re-charge their batteries, they are all ready to finish the year strong. They have started planning their new goals and are ready to start a strong 2015. The Fire Inc. Atlanta team cannot wait for all the great opportunities they will have next year!

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To find out more about the Fire Inc. Atlanta team and all of the opportunities available, visit the company’s website: http://fireincatlanta.com

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Women of Fire Inc. Atlanta- Amber Meredith

Fire Inc. Atlanta attended an Eastern Regional Conference in Orlando in June of this year. One of our clients announced the opportunity to earn an amazing bonus. The top 26 account managers would win an exclusive, expenses paid, 4 day trip to Puerto Rico! The moment Amber knew about this bonus, she was determined to do her best to win one of these coveted spots on the trip. After all her hard work, she was announced as one of the winners! Congratulations Amber, the Fire Inc. Atlanta team is very happy and excited for you. We know that you deserve it!

Let’s take a minute with Amber Meredith and find out how she won the trip:

Question: What was your strategy going into to contest?

Answer: “I knew winning the trip to Puerto Rico would definitely be a challenge because I was completely against account managers nationwide. What helped me succeed was keeping my determination high and envisioning achieving my goal.”

Question: What drives your competitiveness?

Answer: “I love the feeling I get when I challenge myself to beat my own records and achieve more than I previously thought I could.”

Question: Who will you be taking with you?

Answer: “I’m so excited to get to bring a plus one, but I haven’t officially decided who to bring yet.

Again, the Fire Inc. Atlanta team is very proud of Amber’s accomplishments. We can’t wait to hear all about her trip upon her return!

To find out more about the Fire Inc. Atlanta team, visit our website or check out our job opportunities at our CareerBuilder page!

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Words of Wisdom Along With Hard Work Results in Success

At Fire Inc. Atlanta, the team knows that in order to reach success, it is important to have the vision of who you want to be and set goals to lead the way. Every day, our team members come full of energy and excited to accomplish their dreams. This hard work is noticed and as a result our team had three recent promotions.

Dustin Vickers, Romeo Silverman and Chris Grilliard were recently recognized at Fire Inc. Atlanta’s top leaders! They are a true example of discipline, hard work, positive attitude and willingness to succeed and grow.

Our leaders shared with the rest of the team that it is important to have someone to look up to. That it is important to keep in mind the words that will inspire you to keep moving forward.

Dustin Vickers stated, “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” —Peter Drucker

Romeo Silverman quoted Harry S. Truman, “Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”

Chris Grilliard’s favorite quote is from Mr. Douglas MacArthur, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”

How about you? What are the words that move you?

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Fire Inc. Atlanta Pumpkin Carving Contest

Halloween might be behind us, with only the discounted candy and discarded pumpkins in the grocery stores to remind us of the holiday.  But here at Fire Inc. Atlanta we plan to keep the festivities going for just a little longer as we present the winners of our Halloween pumpkin carving contest.

The pumpkin contest results were amazing, and it was difficult to pick a winner.  Despite the fact that the judges had allowed entries to be more than just carving (suggestions included using straight pins to attach decorations or painting the pumpkins), all of the entries did an excellent job with nothing more than just a knife and a pumpkin.

Entries were judged on originality, ingenious use of inexpensive and recycled materials, quality of the work, suitability of the title, and quality of work.

The winners of the contest will have a pizza party and special recognition in the organization newsletter.

Here are the finalists:

The High Seas- Fire Inc. Atlanta

The Avengers- Fire Inc. Atlanta

Pumpkin Piggy- Fire Inc. Atlanta

Puking Pumpkin - Fire Inc. Atlanta

Pissed Pumpkin- Fire Inc. Atlanta

Jack O Lantern Family -Fire Inc. Atlanta

Goblin- Fire Inc. Atlanta

Belichick's Ball - Fire Inc. Atlanta

Flying Dragon - Fire Inc. Atlanta

And the winner was this pumpkin, entitled “Pitching out his bum”

Pitching Out His Bum - Fire Inc. Atlanta

Thanks to everyone who participated for making the season a festive one!

 

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