8 Things Successful People Never Waste Time Doing

by blogadmin 30. August 2017 01:35

When we feel overwhelmed and stressed, it's often best to start with what might be wasting our time. We should take a reflective moment to assess our actvities, attitude, thoughts, and relationships. To get started, Cynthia Bazen suggests 8 Things Successful People Never Waste Time Doing (and you shouldn't either).

Productive, successful people DO NOT:

-get sucked into social media

-go through the day without a plan 

-do emotionally draining activities

-worry about things they can't control

-hang out with negative people

-dwell on past mistakes

-focus on what other people are doing

-put themselves last in priority 

Personal Application:

-Where in your life or from the above list can you unload what is weighing you down? What kind of activities, attitude, thoughts, and relationships will positively fuel your life? 


 

Where Are You on the MOOD ELEVATOR?

by blogadmin 4. August 2017 04:49

David Novak of "Taking People With You" knows a positive environment goes a long way toward helping people to want to succeed, as opposed to just making it through the day. As a leader, people pay attention to your every move, and our moods effect how we see the world, how we relate to others, and how we are open to new ideas.

Senn Delaney uses a graphic model he calls the MOOD ELEVATOR (see below) and staying on top of it gives you the best chance of making good decisions for your team and your business. So, consider it an important part of your job.

Questions to Ask Yourself:

-Where would I place myself on the mood elevator at this moment?

-Where do I think others would place me?

-The last time I had a struggle with someone on my team, where do I think I was on the mood elevator? How might this have affected my interactions with him/her?

-What are some quick things I can do to raise my mood when I catch it sinking?

-What are some long-term things I need to think about or work on to improve my overall mood? 

Do You See Problems or Opportunities?

by blogadmin 13. July 2017 03:52

When we talk about problems, we have to identify whether or not we really have one says Dennis Mannering from "Attitudes Are Contagious: Are Yours Worth Catching". He goes on to say that a problem for one person may not be a problem for another. He's observed people in similar work situations only to find that one is vibrant and energized by the challenge of their work and the other is stressed out because of the perceived insurmountable problems that they have to deal with on a daily basis. The difference?

ATTITUDE!

Furthermore, Mannering explains that problems give you a chance to live, grow and improve. Every problem is an opportunity to grow and learn. That is the only way to look at problems. No one likes problems any more than the next person, but they happen. So why not take a positive approach to them? Think to yourself, every adversity contains the possibility of an equivalent or great opportunity and every problem contains the seeds of its own solution. You will never find that seed if you allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the circumstance.  Attempting to solve problems with a POSITIVE ATTITUDE will help you grow stronger and smarter than you are today!

Personal Application:

- With what situations, in what circumstances, or with what people do you view challenges as problems rather than opportunities? What practices can you put in place today to see adversity in a positive light and act accordingly? 

 

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