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.

Coaching available - www.WilsonMotivational.com

Improve your ROE

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.