Saturday, December 1, 2007

Identify Your Constraints

There are usually a couple limiting steps that would make a tremendous difference in our life if we could overcome them. What are the obstacles that are holding you back? Figure out a way and learn to overcome them. "If I only got better in dealing with people or keeping my emotions under control, what a difference it would make to my life and career." Make a decision to shore up your limiting constraints today and device a plan to overcome them.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Define Your Competence

In which area of life do you really excel? Find your "area of excellence" and define your "unique selling proposition". When are you at your best? Move into the direction where you can do more of those things you are best at. You will be of more value and render greater service to others and have more fun while doing it. Define your competence and do what you are best at.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Strive For Clarity

With clarity of purpose comes the energy and the focus that help you concentrate to get done, what you need to get done. It is valuable to determine your goals in every area of your life. Take time with yourself and think through the various areas of your life. What do you want? Envision it in detail. Why do you want it? Describe your underlying reasons. Set a deadline, when you want it by and give some thoughts as to how you will get there. Strive for clarity.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Drive For Closure

Always drive to get closure on your most important tasks. It drains your energy to have lots of lose ends of unfinished business all around. Create a schedule, set firm deadlines and discipline yourself to follow through to completion. Finish what you start.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Failure And Success

Successful people have usually failed more often than ordinary people! And do you know why? It is because usually they have tried more often than others. They tried and tried and tried until they figured it out. They didn't give up. They were not discouraged. They continued and pressed on until they succeeded. Failures mean nothing at all if success comes eventually. Don't give up, keep trying!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Put On A Smile

Smile, even if you may not feel like it. Soon enough you will. Action seems to follow feeling, but in reality action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is more under direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not. A happy smile goes a long way, and can even be "heard" over the telephone too.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Lead The Field!

Do you want to be a leader in you field? Then keep learning! Subscribe to the best magazines. Go to the seminars. Become among the best informed. Henry Ford said it well: "Anyone who stops learning is old - whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
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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