Saturday, April 25, 2009

GTD Methodology

The task we all have in today’s world is finding better ways to work and live. David Allen’s GTD (Getting Things Done) methodology will help do just that.

Don’t believe me. Check him out. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.

Step 1.
Listening to his promo alone will deliver you at least one tip you will be able to use in getting things done.

Step 2.
Plan 45 minutes to listen and look at this seminar on YouTube.

Step 3.
Go to Amazon and buy his book for just $9.12.

I know! You just don’t have time.

Wrong, you just don’t want to make time to change the way you do things to make you more efficient, effective and productive.

Plan your work to include David Allen in a time spot this week and then work your plan.

Make every day a gr8 day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The voice in your head.

Do you talk to yourself?

Did you know the human brain averages 65,000 thoughts a day.

And most people have the same 65,000 thoughts the next day. Here's something else to chew on. Brain scientists determined there is a portion of our brain called the "Reticular Activating System". It's a fancy term for software in our head which focuses our attention on what you ask it to.

Example: Quickly look around you and count how many blue objects you can see. Without looking again tell many red objects did you see? My guess is you counted the blue...and you drew a blank with the reds.

This is an experiment that helps prove if someone is focused on failure...the brain starts showing them more failure. So if people aren't changing their thoughts...their brain is pulling them towards the same thing day in and day out. A big success secret is learning how to control your thoughts.

Manage the little voice in your head with positives.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Social Intelligence

Being a better You by increasing your Self-Management.

Self-management is your ability to use awareness of your emotions to actively choose what you say and do.
1. Breathe Right
2. Create an Emotion vs. Reason List
3. Make Your Goals Public
4. Count to Ten
5. Sleep On It
6. Talk To a Skilled Self-Manager
7. Smile and Laugh More
8. Set Aside Some Time in Your Day for Problem
9. Take Control of Your Self-Talk
10. Visualize Yourself Succeeding
11. Clean Up Your Sleep Hygiene
12. Focus Your Attention on Your Freedoms Rather than
Your Limitations
13. Stay Synchronized
14. Speak to Someone Who is Not Emotionally Invested
in Your Problem
15. Learn a Valuable Lesson from Everyone You
16. Put a Mental Recharge into Your Schedule
17. Accept That Change is Just around the Corner
Go on and do it!
Be a better you.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Highly Successful People


This is a great list created by LifeHack, of qualities that successful people have, which have been noted in many books on the subject:

They look for and find opportunities where others see nothing.

They find lessons while others only see problems.

They are solution focused.

They don't blame, & take complete responsibility for their actions and outcomes.

They always find a way to maximize their potential & use what they have effectively.

They are busy, productive and proactive.

They align themselves with like-minded people.

They are ambitious.

They have clarity and certainty about what they want.

They innovate instead of imitate.

They don't procrastinate.

They are life-long learners.

Their career is not their identity, it's their job.

They are more interested in what is effective than in what is easy.

They finish what they start.

They know how to relax, enjoy what they have in their life & to have fun.

How do your habits match up with these habits?

Do you need a coach to help you with building new habits?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Staying Up When the World is Down

Ten tips

Here are 10 tips to get you started:

1. Incline Your Mind Toward Joy.
Have you noticed that your mind tends to register the negative events in your life more than the positive? Reverse this by consciously savoring the positive experiences you have as they happen. Let the good feelings sink in!

2. Lighten Your Load.
To make a habit of letting go of worries and negative thoughts, start by letting go on the physical level. Cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien recommends giving or throwing away 27 items a day for nine days. This deceptively simple practice will help you break attachments that no longer serve you.

3. Get Your "Happiness Rest."
One sure-fire way to boost your happiness level is to go to bed by 10 p.m. for three consecutive nights. You'll find that the world is a different place when you're rested and fresh.

4. Become an Inverse Paranoid.
Choose to believe that this is a friendly universe—one that's out to support you, rather than out to get you. When you find yourself facing a challenging situation, ask yourself, "If this were happening for a higher purpose, what would it be?"

5. Hang with the Happy.
Study after study indicates that happiness is contagious! Spend as much time as possible with people who are supportive and upbeat to amplify those qualities in your own life.

6. Don't Believe Everything You Think.
Interrupt the downward spiral of worry and anxiety by questioning your negative thoughts. Just because you think something doesn't make it true.

7. Seek Out Silence.
Prayer, meditation, and being in nature have long been recognized as ways to access a deep place of peace and strength inside.
8. Move Your Body.
All the experts agree that some form of exercise is essential for maintaining optimal well-being. The next time you start to feel glum, get your blood moving faster-even if it's just by standing up and moving around while you talk on the phone, or parking farther away from your destination.

9. Ground Yourself in Gratitude.
Research shows that thinking of the things you're grateful for in life definitely raises your happiness level. Writing them down is even more powerful. So start a gratitude journal today.

10. Wish Others Well.
Try "beaming love" to people—your friends and family, as well as strangers you pass on the street. It fills your own heart in the process.
Marci Shmoff

Can you name all ten tips. If not read again.
Change your thoughts and you change you life.