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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…

Workplace Tip: How to Talk

In a great Inc.com article, Bill Murphey Jr. reveals “17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likeable People”   It starts with what you say–and what you know not to say.  Murphey contends that how you listen to people will add (or take away from) your charisma.  Here are some of the most important things highly likeable people do every day.   They are polite when then can be — Words like “please” and “thank you” might be technically unnecessary but they’re invaluable if you want to be more charismatic.   They acknowledge small favors — “You’re welcome.” These two short words communicate much…

The wisdom of QB Tom Brady

Tom Brady did it again yesterday, leading his New England Patriots team to an amazing 4th quarter comeback Superbowl victory. Brady becomes the first QB with 5 NFL championship rings. So, to follow-up on this game-for-the-ages, By George compiled our 15 FAV observations of a truly great football quarterback – and a decent human being. Football is unconditional love. If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all. You wanna know which ring is my favorite? The next one. I didn’t come this far to only come this far, so we’ve still got further to go. I think that…

William James quotes to start a day

Here are five great William James quotes to start the day: “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” “To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.” “Sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James (January 11, 1842…

Top 10 Ways to Motivate Yourself

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi Let’s start this Monday off with a list of the top 10 ways to motivate yourself. . 1. Set a specific goal “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~ Larry Elder   2.Give it a deadline Setting an exact deadline gives you a time frame for accomplishing your goal.   3. Write it down and hang it up on the wall By writing it down and hanging it on…

Successful People and their Weekends

Here’s a synopsis of Forbes Magazine’s “How Successful People Spend Their Weekends.”   There is a new Stanford study that finds productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours.  And productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that there is no point in working any more. The study finds that people who work as much as 70 hours (or more) per week actually get the same amount done as people who work 55 hours. In other words. those extra hours are wasted.   So, when it comes to weekends, successful people do not sweat out more…

10 Lessons on Life shared by Billionaires

Forbes Magazine catalogues priceless words of wisdom and Forbes staff Keren Blankfeld has done a very great job in compiling a must-read list of life observations in her piece: Billionaires To Graduates: All-Time Best Advice From Their Commencement Speeches The following list is the top 10 lessons successful business people have shared in commencement speeches to graduating classes:   Life is short. “As you graduate, can you ask yourselves to live as if you had eleven days left? I don’t mean blow everything off and party all the time— although tonight is an exception. I mean live with the understanding…

10 Habits for Personal Success

Here is a set of ten habits to adopt that can help take you to a more successful, fuller life. Set minimum goals for yourself. Exercise for an hour, review and organize one file, write one page of creative writing. Attempt to break your large projects into day-sized tasks. Waste less time. Life is composed of days, days of hours, hours of minutes. Think in smaller time periods and try to complete specific actions each period. Build strong friendships, and be kind to people. You can learn from everyone. Everyone has a potential to do good. By being kind and…