Saturday, January 5, 2008

Resolve To Do What It Takes

Once you have decided on a goal or a target, determine the price, i.e. what you need to do (your actions) in order to get there. Then resolve to pay that price, i.e. to get done what needs to get done. Success often comes disguised in work clothing. Dig in and go to work. When you do this consistently on a daily basis, results must come. Resolve to do what it takes.

Friday, January 4, 2008

There Are No Secrets

Everyone knows everything and everything counts. There are no secrets. What ever someone is trying to hide it will eventually be revealed. You might as well count on it and prepare for it by always telling the truth and go about your business with integrity. Reputation is one precious asset. A great question to ask yourself is: "If I had to read about this on the first page in the newspaper, would I still go ahead and do this anyway?"

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Treat Your Time As Your Money

Look at your time the same way you look at your money. Time is a very precious commodity. It is a non renewable resource. Like you do with money; be conscious how you spend your time. Save time by allocating it differently. Don't waste it on mindless activities. Start considering your time as an investment to help you reach your longer term objectives.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Before You Forget

When we think of something the thought stands clear in our mind and we feel certain we will be able to remember it. However, I am sure you have experienced the same thing I have; after only a few minutes when you try to re-capture the thought, it is already gone. If it is an important thought, write it down in a place you will return to before you forget it!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

What Do You Want In 2008?

Unless we have a definite destination it is difficult to know if we arrived or not. Make a decision to let this year be different! Try some new things! Set some new personal development goals to help you grow. Figure out what you want to accomplish with your personal relationships and in your career! Decide your destination for this year and let 2008 become your best year yet!

Monday, December 31, 2007

Actions Trigger Change

The biggest self delusion is probably the habit of doing the same things over and over, expecting a different result every time. If you want to see change in the coming year you have to start do things differently. Change comes about as a result of applying new thoughts to new actions.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Set Realistic Goals

Effective goals must be realistic and yet inspiring. Don't set targets that are so far out of reach that you know you can not make them. To lose 5kg [11lbs] of weight in one week is an unrealistic target but over six months (200 grams per week) you can surely make it if you really wanted to. To be inspiring the goal should be slightly out of your reach. Put in a little bit of "stretch" to make it a worth while and yet realistic goal.
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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