Friday, April 23, 2010

Discover your life vision - make it an uncompromising goal

Reflections from a thesimpledollar.com article (http://bit.ly/cRi20M).

If I had millions and millions of rands, what would I do with my time? (after I got the rest and relaxation out of my system, of course)
Why don't I do this now?
The need for money? Fear?

Solution - visualize this thing and find a way to it. Make it an uncompromising goal!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Motivating quote on failure from Brendan Moynihan

Reflections from a ridiculouslyextraordinary.com article (http://bit.ly/6WsdUb).
"Success can be built upon repeated failures when failures aren’t taken personally." - Brendan Moynihan

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Think today like the (ideal) future you

Reflections from a mrselfdevelopment.com article (http://bit.ly/7mRt2g).

Live today in an imaginary world of your ideal future and you will start acting like the you in that world and consequently that world will start to materialize. All you have to do today is alter your perceptions and attitude to match that future you.  An ancient proverb says that "as a man thinketh in his heart, so he is."

So live like you're wealthy, live like you're successful, live like you're a giant in character, live like you're the best at your dream job... TODAY!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

You have to be pregnant before you give birth

Reflections from a mrselfdevelopment.com article (http://bit.ly/aLZ6cF).

A woman can't want to give birth to a baby without being willing to be pregnant with it first. Likewise, it is for anything we want to materialize in our lives. We must be pregnant with it and then give birth to it.

Guess what the pregnancy part is? Meditation! (defined by: imagine, ponder, mutter, think).

Monday, April 19, 2010

Focus on the value you want to get with money instead of the money

Reflections from a sethgodin.typepad.com article (http://bit.ly/b7LqMt).

Money is a universally agreed upon symbol used to trade for value. Instead of stressing about getting more money, keep perspective on more value.  This may translate into money as a means, but value can come in other ways as well.

Instead of focusing only on money, focus on the value you want to get with that money and your mind will become aware of all the other ways to get that value.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Everybody could do it if it was easy

Reflections from a sethgodin.typepad.com article (http://bit.ly/cpxzVY).

"Just about everything worth doing is worth doing because it's important and because the odds are against you.  If they weren't, then anyone could do it, so don't bother."

Don't lose courage when doing something important.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"If nobody is following, you are not leading"

Reflections from a theresurgence.com article (http://bit.ly/ab399X).

A leader has followers.  "If nobody is following, you are not leading!".  Also, if people are following you, they are following you to some place, which is called the VISION. So if we say leader, inherent in that definition is a vision and followers to that vision.

These days we have many managers (do things right) but few leaders (do the right things). "Common today is to be over-managed but under-led."

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Measure employees against goals you set for them

Reflections from a thinkingmanagers.com article (http://bit.ly/ck7GvW).

Set goals for employees and assess and hold them to the meeting of those goals. Don't worry about arriving and departing times, spending time on social networks, performance relative to their colleagues, etc.

Measure against goals.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

An inspiring quote from Mark Twain

Reflections from a mrselfdevelopment.com article (http://bit.ly/c6tXQi).
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

Monday, April 12, 2010

"A waste of time and money!" is defined by you

Reflections from a thesimpledollar.com article (http://bit.ly/diWt2b).

Things that are a waste of time or money is defined by you, not others! Anything you give time or money to that adds value to you or others IS NOT a waste.

Remember that there are some activities when done by you will add value to you, but when done by somebody else, will not add value to them (because of their different system of values or priorities).

Don't let them define what is a waste of time and money for you!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Re-engineer your free time around your dream

Reflections from a thesimpledollar.com article (http://bit.ly/c6BWMs).

Got a dream, a long term goal? Re-engineer your free time and social circles around that dream. Stop and think about that for a moment.  Visualize examples of what that would look like if you did.

Find ways, even if it doesn't pay, to share (serve with) what you love.

Meeting Tip: Don't hand out documents at the meeting

Reflections from a lifehacker.com article (http://bit.ly/aR2cJd).

Do not show up at a meeting with a batch of handouts. This will waste time if people must read notes at the meeting. Rather send notes 1-3 (ideal) days before the meeting AND make the readings as concise as possible so people will actually read it.

Simple but logical idea!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Malcom Gladwell recites his speech like a movie script

Reflections from a lifehacker.com article (http://bit.ly/bXBFnN).

Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, recites his speech like a movie script. He memorizes every word of the presentation that is set for a specific time and then works on making it sound like an informal chat.

The mind-frame of an "actor with a script" is compelling.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hire a full-time chef or buy another car?

Reflections from a lifehacker.com article (http://bit.ly/d0KwL1).

I love this idea! When there is surplus cash every month, instead of buying another car or splashing on luxuries, why not hire a full-time chef, or maid or accountant that makes life easier and more fulfilling. The money is going to somebody in exchange for something they do well.

This is probably how somebody buys time.

Monday, April 5, 2010

What would you do if you won the Lotto?

Reflections from a christianpf.com article (http://bit.ly/9tk3EZ).

A study reveals that if somebody won the lottery, there is a 10% chance that they would stay at their current job. That means 90% of people are in it for the money only! That also means that 10% of people love what they do and would continue what they're doing independent of their financial position.

What would you do if you won the lottery?  Start doing that thing now!