Tuesday, January 20, 2009

9 principles for becoming a friendlier person.

David Riklan of SelfGrowth.com summarizes Dale Carnegie's "How To Win Friends And Influence People In 5 Minutes".

Sunday, January 18, 2009

40 Tips For A Better Life In 2009!

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day...And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to __________ today."

5. Live with the 3 Es: Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2008.

7. Make time to practice meditation, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is
manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed-out charge card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In 5 years, will this

26. Forgive everyone for everything.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. REMEMBER GOD heals everything.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

33. The best is yet to come.

34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

35. Do the right thing!

36. Call your family often (or e-mail them to death!).

37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am
thankful for __________. Today, I accomplished _________.

38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

40. Forward this to everyone you care about.

May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more, May nothing but happiness come through your door for 2009!

Friday, January 16, 2009

You need to check this out...

The 11 Forgotten Laws

The hit-movie and bestselling book "The Secret" took the world by storm by teaching the Law of Attraction.

The phenomenon literally changed millions of lives including my own. But did you know that there are 11 other ancient laws that was not revealed in "The Secret"?

You need to learn and work in harmony with these laws if you want "The Secret" to work for you in your life.

Bob Proctor from "The Secret" is going to reveal these "forgotten laws" and I wanted to be the first to share it with you.

Check it out here.

Let me know if you find them helpful!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stay In Control During Stressful Situations

Are you concerned about the financial turmoil? Is your worry affecting your work performance? Are you concerned about losing your job? Probably...and it's not doing your health any good to worry about it either.

Here are some strategies to keep you going through the next few months:

1. Keep busy.
With companies closing doors and laying off employees so quickly, you're fortunate to have the next few weeks to collect the information you need and set up a plan of action. First, list all the people at your current job who would give you a good recommendation when a new opportunity for employment arises. Next, evaluate your skills. Research jobs available in your area and try to determine what skills they would require. Since you are in human resources yourself, call some human resource contacts to determine if any openings will be, or are available. Begin updating your resume should you come across any job opportunities you believe you may be interested in.

2. Cooperate with the inevitable.

Everyone has unexpected changes that occur in their lives. The office is closing, and you'll need a new job. Those facts are beyond your control, and worrying about them will only affect your work performance and have a negative affect on your health. However, what you can control, is how you will handle this situation, and have a positive outcome from this. This is a great time to look into a career change you may have been considering, or perhaps a new type of work environment, or just a different department to work in.

3. Decide just how much anxiety this is worth and refuse to give it more.

You've realized your situation, and you've come up with a plan. Now, you'll likely find that concentrating on your future is going to be your main concern. Also, remember that you're a very capable worker, or you wouldn't have been with your current company for as long as you have. You have the skills to utilize at other companies.

4. Live in "day-tight compartments."

Handling each day as it comes will keep your workload manageable in size, and the situation will be easier to handle. Deal with each situation as it arises. Set goals for yourself each day, and as you complete them, you'll realize that you can handle more and maintain focus.

Realizing that change is a part of life, and not reserved as something that happens only to ourselves, we can gain control of a situation by working on how we will react to it. Worrying and panic may seem like the natural response, however in the long run, these reactions will only have a negative effect. Keep in mind to handle each situation as it comes, living day by day, and that taking control of the situation by making a plan for yourself will help you overcome this hurdle.

Contributed by Dale Carnegie Training.