Saturday, July 21, 2007

Break Your Goals Down

A goal without a deadline is not a goal but a mere dream. Put deadlines next to your goals and break them down into monthly, weekly and daily increments. If your goal is to make a certain amount of money or lose a certain amount of weight, break it down to weekly and daily targets. This way you can ensure you stay on course and celebrate the small victories along the way.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Make Valuable Contribution

Almost always you can measure a person's contribution to society in terms of dollars. When you create value you might as well attempt to contribute a lot to as many people as possible while you're at it. The more you can contribute the more you will earn.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Focus On The Benefits

Focus on the benefits to your clients. Think more about what you are giving your customers than what you are getting back in return. Figure out what is so special about your offering. What are your unique selling points (USP's)? When you have them identified you can confidently sell your customers on these benefits.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Loser's Limp

It is interesting to notice in sports, that when an athlete fails a run or a shot, they often unconsciously develop a limp afterward. The limp suggests; "How could I have succeeded, after all, can't you see I am injured?" We all are prone to the loser's limb behaviour when we get discouraged. See if you can spot yours next time and switch it to something more appropriate.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wherever You Are, Be There!

Make a conscious effort to always be where you are, mentally and socially as well as physically. Connect with what you are doing and the people you are together with. Park everything else to the side. You can always pick that up later. It is all about being present in your own life. Wherever you are, be there!

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Portal to the Brain

Recent brain research suggests attention is the information portal to your brain. In a way intelligence is our ability to focus our concentration. Attention is what connects our thought process with the memory functions of the brain. When you learn to focus your attention you appear and become more intelligent.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

It Pays To Prepare

Good preparation is vital to your success, both in business and in private. When you are well prepared you tend to be more confident and calm. You don't get surprised or sidetracked so easily because you have analysed your options and set your goals ahead of time. Remember the saying: "If yo fail to prepare, you prepare to fail."
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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