Saturday, January 12, 2008

Act With Courage

Success is largely a question of courage. You will always pass failure on the way to success. The best way to develop your courage is to confront your anxiety. Ask yourself: "What is the worst thing that could happen in this situation?" Don't be concerned about failure, be concerned about never trying. Be courageous and act boldly!

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Emotional Bank Account

You have to deposit trust before you can expect to make any substantial withdrawals with most people. I learned this many years ago with one of my employees. This person was very reluctant at first but became my best team member contributing hugely to the result in the end. In all relationships be a net giver and deposit something in their emotional bank account. That way you earn the right to make withdrawals when needed.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Quality At Work, Quantity At Home

Success at work is dependant on quality of time and happiness at home is dependant on quantity of time. Most people mix up the two and try to apply them the other way around. Spend quality time at work. Work hard all the time you are at work! To deepen your personal relationships you need to invest quantity of time. This is the real secret of time and the way to a happy, balanced life.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Double Your Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm may well be the highest paid quality a man can possess. Develop a positive attitude to everything that happens to you. Act enthusiastic and you will feel enthusiastic. Oddly enough, your feelings follow your actions. Double your enthusiasm and you will see both your income and your happiness increase.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Only Learning Opportunities

Successful people are very good at re-framing situations in their mind. They quickly shift their perspective. For example; they see the glass as half full, not as half empty; they don't experience failures, they only have learning opportunities. Next time something bad happens to you, say; "That's good, because..." and then finish the sentence with the positive consequences you can come to think of.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Protect Your Time

Many people are ready to take on additional commitments without thinking about the consequences. Be protective and selective about the use of your time. If you do more of one thing you need to do less of another in order to stay balanced. Doctor A. Perski says: "The trap is that we are too active and take too little time for recovery. We are, in fact, misusing our own time!" So be careful about how you choose to spend your time.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Affirmations And Actions

The use of affirmations to help aid our inner dialogue in a positive direction is a powerful way to boost our attitude and outlook on life. It is a good move in the right direction but not sufficient to produce any lasting results. It is not what we say, it is what we say AND do that make the difference in our lives. Use your positive attitude to take positive action and you will see positive changes.
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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