Thursday, October 30, 2008

Improve your ROE

Here's number 8 on my list.

8. Accept that life isn’t always fair.

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.

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Number 9 on my list --

9. Think good thoughts about yourself.

Check the voice in your head. As a little person you were conditioned to say more negative things than positive things about yourself. Now that you are grown up you can change the ratio to more good than bad words during the day.

Here is some nonsense that works.

Start the morning by looking in the mirror and saying out-loud, while smiling...
I like myself
I like myself
I like myself
I like myself
I like myself

Periodically through out the day stop and say inside your head...
I like myself
I like myself
I like myself
I like myself
I like myself

Do this for two weeks and you will be well on your way to thinking more good thoughts about yourself.

Thoughts create feelings, so guess what? Good thoughts create good feelings.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Are you a Leader?

The Top 10
statements that help you identify if you are a Leader.
It has been said that the unexamined life is not worth living. Unfortunately we are often too busy to take the time for self-examination. As a result we sometimes don't realize that we are still acting as managers and not leaders in this fast changing world of work.

Where are you in relation to this Top 10 list of statements regarding a leader?

You are a Leader if:

1. You visit your Chiropractor once month to keep your spine flexible.
2. You treat everyone as a winner knowing some folks need more help at winning than others.
3. You predict the future by designing it.
4. You assign your good people to the opportunities and not the problems.
5. You don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, you jog down there and turn it on.
6. You dig a well before you are thirsty.
7. You believe that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
8. You don't let yesterday use up too much of today because if you do, your tomorrow will be lousy.
9. You would rather be a Coach than a BOSS.
10. You get the job done through people and in the process develop them.

How did you do?

Waiting to get lucky?

Successful people don’t wait for luck,
they design luck through careful preparation, dogged persistence, and an eye on opportunity. It has often been said that fate helps those who help themselves. The best way to predict success in any endeavor is to design it. Here are some tips to help you design your own personal luck.

1. Know what you want. Sit down and write out your personal mission statement. Then, design goals to be accomplished to fulfill your mission. (Break down each goal into time frames ---yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily.) Every little daily action will move you closer to being the best you can be. Remember, you got what you currently have - good or bad - as a result of time and practice that turned into habit. Being successful requires use of personally focused energy. Get with it.

2. Make your presence known. Everyone you meet is a potentially valuable source to helping you accomplish your personal mission. Hand out your business card and collect others. Offer to help associates meet their goals and be ready for them to help you meet yours.

3. You can’t stop adversity - expect it! When it hits, double your efforts to achieve your goals. Reflect on the last time adversity struck and remember "this too will pass." Depression and negativity will get results, but they are the wrong results.

4. Work smarter. Soak up information. Knowledge is the source to greater confidence in yourself. Plan time each day to read the newspaper and search the web for material pertaining to your business. Go to the bookstore and get the latest information on how to succeed in your field.

5. Expect the best. Invest in motivational material. Train yourself to think for the best. Learn to manage your moods and show a positive attitude to those around you. Smile - an attitude of gratitude will work wonders. Luck is never expected by true winners. They don’t need horseshoes, four leaf clovers or rabbit feet - they make their own luck.

Start designing more luck in your life. Go back to tip #1 and begin the process of greater success. Take more control of your life. You’re a winner!

This little poem says it all:
Good, Better, Best,
Never let it rest,
'til your Good is Better, and,
Your Better is Best.

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Number 10 on my list --

10. Do something nice for somebody every day.

When you do this you increase your seratonin. It's just like taking Prozac.

In fact giving of yourself can be really good for you.

Research shows that people who volunteer just two hours a week enjoy better mental and physical health, according to a report released by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Specifically, benefits include:
greater longevity
higher functional ability
lower rates of depression
less incidence of heart disease

Click to read the entire report.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Left and Right Brain

Results of my Left and Right Brain Test.

We all use both hemispheres of our brains to some degree
but in most people one side dominates. Check your score.
Site listed below.

My Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 30% Visual : 69%

Left : 50%Right : 50%

Jim you exhibit an even balance between left- and right- hemisphere dominance and a slight preference for visual over auditory processing. With a score this balanced, it is likely that you would have slightly different results each time you complete this self-assessment quiz.

You are a well-rounded person, distinctly individualistic and artistic, an active and multidimensional learner. At the same time, you are logical and disciplined, can operate well within an organization, and are sensitive towards others without losing objectivity. You are organized and goal-directed. Although a "thinking" individual, you "take in" entire situations readily and can act on intuition. You sometimes tend to vacillate in your learning styles.

Learning might take you longer than someone of equal intellect, but you will tend to be more thorough and retain the material longer than those other individuals. You will alternate between logic and impulse. This vacillation will not normally be intentional or deliberate, so you may experience anxiety in situations where you are not certain which aspect of yourself will be called on.

With a slight preference for visual processing, you tend to be encompassing in your perceptions, process along multidimensional paths and be active in your attacking of situations or learning.
Overall, you should feel content with your life and yourself. You are, perhaps, a little too critical of yourself -- and of others -- while maintaining an "openness" which tempers that tendency.

Indecisiveness is a problem and your creativity may not be in keeping with your potential. Being a pragmatist, you downplay this aspect of yourself and focus on the more immediate, obvious and the more functional.

Take the test for yourself...

Click here: Brainworks Left Brain Right Brain Test

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Managing Time

Do you want to be more time productive?
An Idea For Action...

Do You Think Before You React?

Don't just react automatically to the urgent. If you take the time to choose how and where to spend your time, you will become infinitely more productive.

Take the time to review your prioritized list before you divert your attention to a less important, more urgent task.

Questions to ponder…
  • If you had last week to do over, how and where would you spend your time differently?

  • Can you really afford NOT to consider all the alternatives and consequences before you respond?

  • How can you respond best to the next person who requires an immediate reply?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Time - What model do you choose?

Jay Wilson writes after reading earlier posts on Time Management.

"I especially liked the quotes on Time. I am quite fascinated with time and have many web sites on my favorite places to read about it. It could be argued that there is no time as such only and everlasting present moment. Ponder that one. It could also be argued that there was a beginning to time when the universe was created namely by God and there will be no end to time or that the universe has always existed therefore time has always existed, eternally and infinitely.

What model do you choose?

I'm not positive which model I choose but lean toward the idea that God was the creator of it and there was a beginning to time and space because if there were infinite space and infinite time nothing would or could exist. Infinite space and time are a logical impossibility. If time and space went infinitely in the past and into the future nothing would or could exist."

Monday, October 20, 2008

Executive Coaches

Global FTSE chief executives use personal coaches.

"Around 40% of FTSE chief executives have used a personal coach. (“It is extraordinary to think you can be excellent at something without a coach. The notion that Roger Federer would not have several coaches is ridiculous. One of the best things that happened to me was to get a coach,” says Richard Baker, a former boss of Alliance Boots, a pharmacy.)

Typically, these coaches are mentors, but some bosses have sought other varieties of personal training. One (unnamed) FTSE chief executive told Messrs Cave and Tappin that he used an actress once a month to teach him how to act out the chief-executive role. “I am a very shy individual,” he reveals. “I would not naturally engage with people. It’s just a management style I have developed over the years. We all put on a show. We are all actors and I have learnt to act. The actress comes in and coaches me in body language, presentation style, and public speaking. I am an introvert and introverts get drawn in. I don’t need to have a high regard for friendships or closeness. I can retain my intellectual distance with people who work for me.”

Source: According to “The Secrets of CEOs”, a new book by Steve Tappin and Andrew Cave based on interviews with over 150 current and former chief executives from around the world.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Personal Development and Business Coaching

Are you ready to move to the next level of performance?

Not satisfied with your rate of change to meet the demands of today's world?

I can help! The focus of Wilson Motivational is to help you increase your personal and business productivity.
My record of success helping others to improve their personal discipline, leadership, communication and motivation skills is outstanding. Call and let’s talk about how I can help you and/or your company move from good to GREAT.

The Real JimWilson

Testimonials from my Linkedin posting.

Coaching assignments at Wilson Motivational.

“Jim will help you get your life and work objectives out of your head, on the calendar, and right down to the bottom line. Jim helped me get more done, focus my business, then helped me sell it for a win-win. Jim's got years of top level mgmt experience, can help you navigate the politics, and cut through the noise, and also knows the personal make-better-habits side. Plus, he knows everybody, so when you need a resource, he'll have one or more.”
Top qualities: Great Results , Good Value , Creative.
Daniel O. Bryant hired Jim as a Coach.

“Jim thinks outside of conventional thinking and has helped me improve my life both personally and professionally. I am grateful for Jim's wisdom that has greatly reduced my learning curve. Evan Fabricant
Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , Creative.
Evan Fabricant hired Jim as a Coach.

“Jim is an excellent coach. With years of wisdom & amp; experience, he helps you identify the root of your challenge and guides you in discovering sound solutions. He is motivating and builds a relationship by getting to know YOU and how you "tick" by asking the right questions. He knows so much more about me than I do him because he is focused on helping YOU. Enthusiastically, Nhat Pham”.
Nhat Pham , Consultant/Trainer/Speaker , Wireless Warrior was with another company when working with Jim at Wilson Motivational Enterprises.

“Jim has worked with me for over a year and has been a tremendous asset! He's able to provide invaluable advice and insight to help keep me organized, on target, and motivated. I highly recommend his services to any business owner or director.”
Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Creative.
Mike Ogilvie hired Jim and hired Jim more than once.

“Jim helped me prioritize my goals and to focus on actually achieving them within my stated time frame. Focus and accountability are essential keys to success and Jim is excellent at providing both.” tim thompson was Jim's client.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Coaching - How I work.

Jim Wilson, Personal Development and Business Coach.

The top 10 things
clients need to understand
about my coaching.

1. I am completely confidential - I don't talk about my client's issues to anyone.

2. I work on a Monthly basis - I believe in an ongoing, nurturing and developing relationship. I usually offer 2 to 4 sessions a month.

3. Coaching, not therapy - Professional Coaches work only with clients who can use us well. I am not a therapist, parent, caretaker, or financial planner. I refer clients to the best available professionals for their psychological, health and financial concerns. I help clients reach goals.

4. I'm paid in advance - I'm paid monthly, in advance, for individual coaching. I don't bill for each session.

5. My job is to share what I see and sense - I don't solve my client's problems. My clients have the answers within themselves. I share wisdom, steps, solutions and advice, but will not create a dependency.

6. I coach each client differently - It's up to my client to ask me to coach them differently, if needed. There are many personality styles of coaching and the client needs to suggest style changes to the coach.

7. I ask for more - My job is to ask for more than my clients can reasonably do. I may ask for the moon and settle for the stars. My clients can always decline or negotiate.

8. I am your success partner - I choose not to be your cattle prod or accountability service. I want to support you to take actions. My best coaching occurs when my client is self-generative Vs being pushed.

9. I work with you as a person - I need to help my clients reach their goals and solve problems, but I also want to know who my client is, where he/she comes from, where he/she is at, how he/she thinks, assumptions he/she has made, what motivates him/her, etc.

10. I strive for the Ah-Ahs - The value of coaching isn't based on how much time is spent coaching. Great coaching can occur in 60 seconds - when the right thing is said in the right way, my client leaps forward.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Improve your ROE

Want to improve your ROE?
(Return On Energy)
Here are my top 10 little things you can do.

____10. Every day do something nice for somebody.
____9. Think positive thoughts about yourself.
____8. Accept that life isn’t always fair.
____7. Stop blaming other people.
____6. Work smarter not harder.
____5. Listen more talk less.
____4. Don’t make excuses.
____3. Say thank you.
____2. Be on time.
____1. Smile.

Select one from above and make a goal to improve your personal energy level.

Friday, October 10, 2008

More Time Quotes

********TIME FOCUSED ***********
The only reason for time is so that
everything doesn't happen at once.
-Albert Einstein
Time is like a handful of sand-
the tighter you grasp it,
the faster it runs through
your fingers.
You can't change the past, but
you can ruin the present by
worrying about the future
Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a promissory note;
today is the only cash you have -
so spend it wisely.
-Kay Lyons
We all have our time machines.
Some take us back, they are called
memories. Some take us forward,
they are called dreams.
-Jeremy Irons
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't
own it, but you can use it. You can't keep
it, but you can spend it, Once you've lost it
you can never get it back.
-Harvey MacKay
Don't count every hour in the day,
make every hour in the day count.
You may delay, but time will not.
-Benjamin Franklin
To achieve great things, two things are
needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
-Leonard Bernstein
Better late than never,
but never late is better.
Do you have some quotes to add? Go for it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Time quotes

Is this all there is?

********TIME FOCUSED ***********
All time management begins with
- Tom Greening
The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler
Never begin the day until it is
finished on paper.
- Jim Rohn
Learn how to separate the majors
and the minors. A lot of people
don't do well simply because they
major in minor things.
- Jim Rohn
Someone will master and someone
will serve. Either you run the day or
the day runs you; either you run the
business or the business runs you.
- Jim Rohn
Never let yesterday use up today.
- Richard H. Nelson
Sometimes you need to
stay in touch but be out of reach.
- Jim Rohn
Time is at once the most valuable
and the most perishable of all
our possessions.
- John Randolph
You will never find time for anything.
If you want time, you must make it.
- Charles Bixton
I knew I was going to take the
wrong train, so I left early.
-Yogi Berra

Got some quotes to add - Just post them.