Archive for the 'Personal Development' Category

Clear The Mechanism

We often get distracted when trying to focus on a task. The video below from the movie “For Love Of The Game” starring Kevin Costner is a brilliant Personal Productivity Technique to instantly achieve Concentration Of Focus.

 

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Gary Vaynerchuk on Millennials and Procrastination

Gary Vaynerchuck is one of those people who can get away with calling it like it is…

This is definitely an in-your-face conversation for all the ‘non-winner snowflakes’ out there!

 

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Stop It!

When all is said and done, to create a NEW habit, you have to STOP old, bad ones.

The video below is the best strategy to STOP ALL YOUR OLD BAD HABITS.

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New Year’s Resolutions

Yes, it’s that time of year again – time to do your New Year’s Resolutions!

Einstein said it best…
Einstein Insanity Quote

If you want 2016 to be DIFFERENT/BETTER than 2015, you have to do something DIFFERENT, change something…

The best way to make a change is to make New Year’s Resolutions!

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How smart people make good decisions

At a recent workshop, we discussed how to make good business decisions in quite a bit of details. Today’s post is about how smart people make good decisions in general, published by The Huffington Post. Enjoy and may your decisions for 2016 be good ones!

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Rules Or Rewards

“We Are Rules OR We’re Rewards”
–Dr Marc Dussault

A RULE is EVERYTHING that HAS TO HAPPEN to feel X. A reward is what you are aiming to achieve.

For example, a mother might have RULES that to be happy (Reward):

  • The house has to be spotless.
  • All the kids are in a good mood every day.
  • All the kids are getting straight As.
  • Her husband NEVER works late.
  • The garden is perfectly groomed.

A business person might have RULES that:

  • They have to win EVERY JOB that comes in.
  • Employees all have to do to their jobs PERFECTLY.
  • Nothing ever goes wrong.
  • ALL his/her to do list items are completed EVERY day.

The more extreme the list of RULES – the WORSE it is.

When it gets out of hand, it’s OCD (Obssessive Compulsive Disorder), but it’s destructive way before it gets to that point.

RULES are insidious – they kill relationships and create conflict and confrontation where there is no “logical” reason for it.

Most arguments are rules-based.

  • I want the towel hung up on THIS hook.
  • Why can’t you put the dishes in the dishwasher instead of the counter/sink?
  • Why do you have to put so much toothpaste on your brush?
  • I wanted my egg soft-boiled, now it’s hard boiled!

Y’see what I mean?

It,s much harder than it sounds to reduce the number of RULES that RUIN your life, but start the process by writing them down – AS THEY OCCUR.

These are not the same as disempowering beliefs or thoughts.. RULES are things that MUST happen for you to feel X…

Review the lists above and give it a go – you can’t get it wrong… You can only ignore it at your peril.

Psst! If you can’t do it to yourself – OBSERVE others – You’ll quickly recognise them when you realise how ridiculous most of them are!

 

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New Graduates – 3 words

What 3 words would you say to a new graduate entering the workforce today?3 words

I like these challenges because brevity forces clarity of thought (and intent).

Provide your contribution as a comment below.

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