We Need to Learn to Say No

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m rubbish at saying no.

There I was, sitting at my desk, minding my own business, when a colleague telephoned and asked me to get involved in a new project she wants to get off the ground and I found myself getting all caught up in her enthusiasm and thinking “Sure, why the heck not?” and before the call had ended, I found myself agreeing to get involved, without giving any thought whatsoever to the implications.

Probably not my smartest move so far this week.

10 Things You Should Stop Doing To Be Successful

compass success 10 Things You Should Stop Doing To Be SuccessfulAre you a happy person? How often do you think of reasons why everyone around you is successful though they are not better than you in general? What do you do wrong?

Success comes to those who wait, they say. As far as you understand, simple waiting is not enough to bring you luck, happiness and success. So, maybe it is high time to change your attitude to everything and everyone around, and stop doing those things that prevent you from becoming successful?

What are they actually?

1. Do not let others decide what “success” is for you.

How a Small, Consistent Effort Lets You Achieve Goals You Only Dreamed About

journey thousand miles How a Small, Consistent Effort Lets You Achieve Goals You Only Dreamed About“The journey of a thousand miles begins and ends with one step.” – Lao Tzu

Have you ever given up on a goal because it seemed so far away?

Perhaps you’ve been on diet after diet – only to give up each time.

Maybe you’ve thought about studying part-time – but it’ll take you years to get the qualification you want.

Or perhaps you’ve started a huge long-term project, like writing a book – only to stop a few months later with little to show for your efforts.

Automobile University By Zig Ziglar

zig ziglar hs Automobile University By Zig ZiglarIn our hurry-hurry world, most people do not have time to become bookworms, but virtually all of us can become “tape worms.” (Or “podcast worms” or “CD worms”… you get the picture.)

A study by the University of Southern California revealed that if you live in a metropolitan area and drive 12,000 miles a year you can acquire the equivalent of two years of college education in three years’ time by listening to educational information in your car. Since the average American adult spends from two hundred to seven hundred hours each year in an automobile, this is good news.

6 Steps to a Great Work-Life Balance

6StepsforWorkLifeBalance 6 Steps to a Great Work Life BalanceWe hear it over and over again: “Success requires sacrifice. You can’t have it all”.

If you want to be successful with your business or career, you will have to buckle down and get ready to pay a steep price in your personal life.

This is how most people think and live. Yet there’s a minority of people, let’s call them role models, who have found a way to end this age-old and unforgiving compromise. I know this because I searched the globe for them. I wrote a book about what they can teach us – and this is how I have chosen to live my own life.

Strive to Always Move Forward

jim stovall 10 Strive to Always Move ForwardIf you remember anything from your geometry class in school, it’s probably the fact that the shortest distance between any two points is a straight line.

Moving forward along that straight line always represents the most efficient, productive, and profitable course of action, assuming that you have picked your destination point wisely.

Recently, I heard about the artwork in the design on an Australian coat-of-arms. There are two animals indigenous to Australia that appear on that coat-of-arms. They are the kangaroo and the emu. These two animals aren’t too much alike, but they do share one unique characteristic.

Success Lesson: Pick a Lane

jim stovall 10 Success Lesson: Pick a LaneDue to my travel schedule, I frequently find myself in airports across the country waiting to go through the security line. I have noticed a phenomenon among fellow travelers that involves them getting in a line and then observing one of the other lines is moving faster. They will invariably rush over to that line and stand there a while until they, once again, believe that another line is better. Regularly, the people who were in the original line and stayed put get through security much faster and are well on their way to their gate before these opportunistic line jumpers clear security.

Be Fascinated at Work by Cultivating Curiosity

jody urquhart 14 Be Fascinated at Work by Cultivating CuriosityMake your job and the people around you more interesting by cultivating your curiosity.

Many people have had the experience of thriving in their work up until the point that it starts to become repetitive, routine and boring. Slogging it out like this every day, work becomes more like a prison sentence then an exciting career. This is the exact time to build fascination for your job and the people you work with.

Many work most of their lives for an organization and know so little about it. Spend a full day being curious about your job, your co-workers, your industry, your organization, and your corporate culture. Seek out and question why things are the way they are?

20 Tips on How To Use Lucid Dreaming and Become More Successful in Real Life

Lucid dreaming is the ability to make up your own dreams. You can create yourself in your dreams, and motivate yoursself to achieve personal goals, find new solutions for your problems or simply fulfill your desires. Bringing more awareness to your sleep gives you more restful sleep and increases your ability to remember facts.

Imagine how it feels to have the money to do what you want, when you want to. In your dream, you will be rich, confident and successful. The next morning you will still feel the confidence and power you had while dreaming. Before you know it, opportunities will come your way that will enable you to become the successful person you dream about.

Seeking Greener Pastures – Making Decisions Before Crossing The Other Side

Greener pastures. These words draw into mind the promise of something better that lies ahead. This brings the possibility of changing lives and fulfilling something that we’ve always dreamed of. But come to think of it, is it always greener on the other side? Will getting over the other side of life make us happy and fulfilled?

Personally, I have learned that it’s okay to aim for something better, to go forward and pursue the “greener pastures”. But this should be done considering the situation and analyzing the consequences as well. In life, I’ve made rash decisions, in the hopes that things will turn out for the best. More often than not, these snap decisions led to consequences that I have to put up with.