Saturday, October 13, 2007

Take Responsibility For Your Time

You can not let other people or circumstances determine your priorities. You have to figure out a way to make the most out of your time, employ a system to rationalize it and focus your activities where you get the greatest return. Our habits shape our destiny. Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure, as Jim Rohn so aptly puts it.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Keep Your Itinerary Information Handy

When travelling on international business trips, don't forget to put all your itinerary information on a piece of paper you can carry in your pocket at all times. Include flight details, telephone numbers and addresses for your meeting appointments, hotels and any transportation you may be using while in transit. It helps to be dressed for business as you will always get superior service in case on an emergency if you wear a jacket and a tie.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Earning Ability And Time

The two most invaluable commodities to guard with your life are your earning ability and your time. Your brainpower to spark valuable new innovative ideas in this modern era of knowledge; your earning ability is your greatest asset and your ability to use your time extremely effectively is your greatest resource to propel you ahead. Why? Because when you break through the bottlenecks of creativity and time, inevitably monetary success will follow.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Law Of Diminished Intent

Usually you experience the highest level of energy over a new idea immediately when you first conceive it. Then, over time, the energy wanes off until it is no longer there. If you get a brilliant idea act on it right away or at least make a note of it where you are sure to come back later. Take action now and don't procrastinate! If you delay, the law of diminished intent will ensure you never get around to it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

What Would You Do If You Were Not Afraid?

If you knew you could not fail and money was no object, what would you do? Often fear holds us back from reaching out and achieving our dreams. One of the most effective ways to deal with fear is to confront it. Do the thing you fear until you fear it no more. To find out what you really want, ask yourself: "What would I do if I was not afraid? "

Monday, October 8, 2007

Happiness As Organising Principle

Enthusiastic and happy people get more done. They are energetic and positive. They enjoy what they are doing most of the time and others like to associate with them. If you don't identify with this category I suggest you give some serious thought as to what you like to be doing. I think it is a good idea to make happiness one of the key organising principles in your life. You owe it to yourself and your family!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The First 100 Days...

Today is the hundredth daily entry into this blog! While Jerry Seinfeld was still a touring comic he noted that the way to create better jokes was to write a little every day. He had a big wall calender marked with a red marker X over every day he did. He said: “After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. Your only job next is to not break the chain.” Whenever something is important to you, stick with the task and don't break the chain!
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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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