Saturday, March 8, 2008

Beginning Of Character: Integrity And Courage

Build and maintain a strong foundation of integrity and courage. Integrity is the underlying trait to any aspect of development of a good character. Without the foundation of honesty and integrity it is not possible to build much further. Secondly, courage is the strength to face our fears of failure, common to all men. Courage is not absence of fear, it is victory over it. The building of character starts with integrity and courage.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Learn From Your Mistakes

We all make mistakes sometimes. Don't let it stop you! Look at mistakes as learning opportunities. Whatever you are attempting, now you know one more way not to succeed. Learn, adjust and go on with your life. To increase your success, you need to increase your failure rate - because success lies on the far side of failure, as Tomas Watson, the founder of IBM, so aptly put it.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Increased Vitality With Energy Foods

Your energy level and vitality is key to your success. To increase your level of energy, you have to eat right, exercise and rest sufficiently on a daily basis. Eat mainly whole grain carbohydrates such as fruit, vegetables and whole grain bread, pasta and rice with lean proteins from lean meat, poultry and fish. Drink lots of water and minimize intake of the three white poisons: sugar, salt and white flour.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Doing A Good Turn

When we focus on helping others instead of focusing on our own needs, something magical happens. When you help another person you feel good about it. When you practice random acts of kindness you will become more happy and content. It doesn't have to be much; an encouraging word, offer to help, paying someone else's expenses, or whatever. To help our fellow passengers of life along is really rewarding and a practical, perfectly selfish thing to do. Try it today!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dealing With Disappointment

There are many disappointments on the road to success. They happen to everyone as a part of the human experience. How we react to disappointment determine our success. In ancient times they thought of disappointments as tests, there to determine our persistence. Perseverance in face of difficulty and the ability to bounce back from discouragement is a mark of a champion.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Keep An Open Mind

We see reality not as it is, but rather as we think it is. We say we believe what we see, when in fact the reverse is true: we see what we believe. From this falls the conclusion that most locked doors are those in our own mind. Question your tendency to exclude not-so-obvious possibilities before you had an opportunity to evaluate them.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Choosing Role Models

When growing up, we look up to our parents, then later friends and peers as our role models. We may not think about it but our peer group tend to extrude an enormous amount of influence on us. The role models you choose, determine the person you become. To have role models you can not meet in person, rub off on you, I think it is great to read biographies of your selected historic and contemporary role model heroes.
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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