Tagged success

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Benjamin Hardy has nailed what might be every productive person’s perfect morning routine.   He states that although life is busy, You are the designer of your destiny. You are responsible. You get to decide. You must decide — because if you don’t, someone else will. Indecision is a bad decision.   Hardy has provided his insights into a short morning routine that has the potential to quickly change your life. Wake up Get in the zone Get moving Put the right food in your body Get ready Get inspired Get perspective Do something to move you forward   Here is a Readers Digest…

Modern Business Wisdom

“In today’s business environment, a company’s website is the key to their entire business.” – Marcus Sheridan “In the digital space, attention is a currency. We earn it. We spend it.” – Brian Solis “Content is fire; social media is gasoline.” – Jay Baer “Mass marketing is turning into a mass of niches.” – Chris Anderson “The customer’s perception is your reality.” – Kate Zabriskie “Content marketing is no longer a numbers game. It’s a game of relevance.” – Jason Miller “Content is the fuel for your lead generation efforts.” – Dayna Rothman “Marketing is telling the world you’re a…

Colin Powell: 13 Rules

In his memoir It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, Colin Powell provided a valuable list of life lessons accompanied by a collection of personal anecdotes. For this great man, there are 13 Rules to how to live life. Rule 1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. Keep all things in perspective when having to make a tough decision. Give the matter the perspective of some time. Rule 2. Get mad, then get over it. Do not carry anger for any time. Instead of letting anger destroy you, use it to…

More of Napoleon’s bons mots

More insight from Napoleon Bonaparte: He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny. Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities. To do all that one is able to do is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do is to be a god. Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment. As to moral courage, I…

Napoleon on the art of governing and leadership

Here are By George’s favourite 10 quotes of Napoleon Bonaparte on the subject of governing and effective leadership: The art of governing consists in not letting men grow old in their jobs. A leader is a dealer in hope. The heart of a statesman should be in his head. Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. There are two levers for moving men – interest and fear. With audacity one can undertake anything. Ability is of little account without opportunity. The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will…

Success is the sum of…

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10 actions that will change the way you look at life

These ten actions will change the way you look at life – and, in doing so, will change your life for the better. Commit to them and find a deeper satisfaction in what you do and a greater happiness within.  There’s no magic here, just a lot of common sense that we’ve likely all heard from our grandparents… No matter how you feel, “get up, dress up and show up.” Don’t take yourself too seriously. Give yourself some slack where needed. Smile and laugh more. Go ahead and enjoy the moment. Act on one random-act-of-kindness each day. Sit in silence for…

A personal 360 for the Fall

To help prepare for your challenges throughout the Fall, here is a series of instructive articles that have been compiled from the archives of By George. The posts provide instruction on strengthening your sense of direction, confidence and self-awareness, and providing techniques to increase your productivity and ultimately your success in meeting your goals. The articles are a great refresher for the workplace – and for your approach to life. All the best as you dive into your Fall endeavors tomorrow! . In Getting a Good Jump Start this Fall Rejuvenate Yourself! Tips for starting your week / your day Techniques…

Coaching Success

John Eades reveals in a great Inc.com article the “7 Essential Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Championship Coaches in 2017”.   Here are a few incredible takeaways from coaches who won championships in 2017:   Bill Belichick (New England Patriots) — “Leadership means building a team that is exhaustively prepared, but being able to adjust in an instant. The only sign we have in the locker room is from the Art of War, ‘every battle is won before it’s faught’” — Key Takeaway: Preparation is critical for success; but, in today’s fast paced world, pivoting will be required and it’s…

Workplace Tip: How to Listen

In a LinkedIn article, By George recently saw Dr. Travis Bradberry’s “7 Things Fabulous Listeners Do Differently”   Bradberry rightly points out that listening is a skill you want to be great at. He cites a recent study conducted at George Washington University showed that listening can influence up to 40% of a leader’s job performance.   Effective listening is something that can absolutely be learned and mastered. There are straightforward strategies that can make you a better listener.  Here are Bradberry’s 7 tips:   Focus — The biggest mistake most people make when it comes to listening is they’re…