Saturday, July 14, 2007

Write It Down!

Don't trust your memory! It is a good idea to always have pen and paper at hand. Capture your ideas, thoughts and things you have to remember and write them down as you come to think of them. Free up your brain to do what it is best at such as creative analysis and information processing. Make it one of your habits to write things down!

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Most Important Choice

The most important choice you make is what you choose to make important. How you prioritise what you consider important will obviously have a major impact on the direction of your life and career. Take a few minutes to reflect on your priorities every day and then follow them through in your actions.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Yoda Principle; Don't Try, Just Do It!

If you respond "I will try to do that!", in the face of challenge, you are setting yourself up to fail. You are keeping the backdoor of excuse open; "I said I was going to try!". In "The Empire Strikes Back", Yoda, in his peculiar wisdom, says: "There is no try - there is only do or not do." Adhere to the Yoda principle and stop trying. Just do it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Inspired Motivation

Your daily motivation comes from either one of three sources; Desperation - "I have to", Rationalization - "I should" or Inspiration - "I want to". To achieve the maximum result and enjoy the accomplishment the most, inspiration is the best source. Examine your life; where do you draw your motivation from? Think about what you can change in your life to make it more inspirational and let inspiration propel you to new heights.
About the Author

Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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