Saturday, March 21, 2009

Breaking Comfort Zone Boundaries

At a young age we develop habits, some serve us well and others serve us not so well. Our negative habit patterns set the boundaries of our comfort zone. Inhibited habit patterns tend to be governed by our fear of failure and more outgoing, compulsive habit patterns tend to be governed by the fear of rejection. Personal growth is about expanding our comfort zone beyond the fears holding us back.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Dynamics Of A Group

Understanding the group dynamics of how a team evolves can be essential in understanding your own and others reactions to changes in the team. The group goes through phases, sometimes described as; Forming - Storming - Norming - Performing stages. Initially the group acts cordially and carefully, then goes into more confrontational role seeking until it finally settles down as a well functional unit.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Experience And Judgment

It is important that we view our mistakes as learning opportunities. I think it was Mark Twain who said: "Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from making bad judgments." We probably learn more from our mistakes than our successes if we only pay attention to them. Make sure you allow people in your organization to make mistakes - as long as they don't do the same ones twice.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Success Is Goals

Our ability to set goals and focus on those is one of the prerequisites for success. Without clear direction from your goals you tend to scatter your efforts or worse, compromise with them or even quit. Brain Tracy says; "Success is goals, all else is commentary." Do you have clear goals providing you with the energy and determination to push ahead to your victory?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Learning Through Silence

In our effort for personal development and growth we need to continuously expose ourselves to teaching in our chosen field of endeavor. We can do this through books, seminars and audio programs etc. We find that the teaching is in the words but the learning is in the silence. We need to allow time for reflection to let the words germinate our mind. Do you allow for sufficient thinking and reflection time during your day?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Filled With Energy

It used to be said that the market value of all the chemical compounds in the human body combined amounts to around $30. In the atomic age it is said the hydrogen atoms in your body alone contains so much energy you could light up entire New York City for a week. The human body contains equivalent energy of 24M kWh per kilogram. Calculated in today's energy prices you would be worth at least $ 300M. Don't say you lack energy. You are filled with it!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

As Within, So Without

There is the principle of correspondence that says "as within, so without". Everything we do starts as a thought and our thoughts are governed by our beliefs. We will not be able to conceive ideas outside of our comprehension. This means all outside accomplishments is a result of our inside convictions about our own capability. The size of your achievements will equal the size of your beliefs.
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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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