Friday, January 24, 2014
John Maxwell has some great material online. I get a daily email from him called the Maxwell Minute which is a brief video on a specific topic. Today's video was about laughter and how success should lead to satisfaction, enjoyment and laughter. It's well worth the minute and if you like it go to his site and sign up for the daily Maxwell Minute.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
To get the best results you have to do the things that others don't want to do on their own. These are normally hard things to do which is why most avoid them.
Dan Waldschmidt developed this list that has some great insights.
If this interests you, then check out Dan's website here.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Do you want to be a mentally strong person? Are there things a mentally strong person does that the weak don't? Recently I read a list of 13 things that the strong avoid and it was a great list. Here are a couple of those things.
They don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves. "You don’t see mentally strong people feeling sorry for their circumstances or dwelling on the way they’ve been mistreated. They have learned to take responsibility for their actions and outcomes, and they have an inherent understanding of the fact that frequently life is not fair. They are able to emerge from trying circumstances with self-awareness and gratitude for the lessons learned. When a situation turns out badly, they respond with phrases such as “Oh, well.” Or perhaps simply, “Next!”"
They don't waste energy on things they can't control. "Mentally strong people don’t complain (much) about bad traffic, lost luggage, or especially about other people, as they recognize that all of these factors are generally beyond their control. In a bad situation, they recognize that the one thing they can always control is their own response and attitude, and they use these attributes well."
They don't fear time alone. "Mentally strong people enjoy and even treasure the time they spend alone. They use their downtime to reflect, to plan, and to be productive. Most importantly, they don’t depend on others to shore up their happiness and moods. They can be happy with others, and they can also be happy alone."
There are three of the thirteen. Use this link and read the entire list and work on what you don't currently master. Make 2014 a great year with incredible mental strength.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Great video on how to view life. John Maxwell focuses on what Maximum means for you and me and keeps repeating the tag "and then some" which is what we need to add to every activity.
What would happen in your life if you treated your spouse great "and then some" or treated your kids great "and then some" or treated your co-workers great "and then some" or treated your customers great "and then some"?
Giving extra effort brings better results. Go do something great "and then some"!