Success today #370

PRIDE

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Pride is the life cancer. It eats up every possibility of love, contentment or common sense. It eventually leads to hate, envy and war. It is the ultimate emotional parasite that drives peace, joy and satisfaction.

But who do we say is prideful?

A prideful person is one who is competitive in nature, constantly seeking to elevate himself or herself above seeking.. Like Satan did. Prideful people get no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more than the next man…

Beware! Pride is insidious because it pollutes meaning and purpose. It fills, ignores and destroys conscience. It is interesting that poor people have more pride which is always depicted in fault-finding, gossiping, backbiting, murmuring, envying, covering, withholding gratitude and praise that might lift another and being unforgiving and jealous.

Humility is the antidote of pride. Study the humble.

Cheers

success today #369

What is in a meeting?

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In a quest to understand what makes a good and effective meeting, I took time to dig into what Larry Page – CEO google had to say. I chose to study him for we all know how effective google is.

After Larry took over as Google’s CEO, he limited most meetings to 10 attendees and pushed managers to outline clear vision before scheduling a gathering. He also talks about how rapid decision making is integral to becoming and staying a great company. Decisions should never wait for a meeting. If it’s critical that a meeting takes place before a decision is made, then that meeting should happen right away. This correspond to what Andrew Carnegie, the first billionaire said – Successful people make decisions quickly and don’t change them quickly.

Here are the five things that makes an effective meeting.

“1. Every decision oriented meeting should have a decision maker. If it doesn’t have, then the meeting must not take place.
2. Meetings should consist of no more than 10 people, and everyone who attends should provide input. If someone doesn’t provide input, they shouldn’t be there.
3. Being punctual is important.
4. Preparing for meeting is key. Every meeting should have an outline agenda and goal. All this should be communicated upfront, so that people can come prepared.. If the material isn’t prepared, the meeting shouldn’t happen.
5. A meeting is about sharing information and having a discussion with a clear objective in mind. A meeting without an objective should not happen. ”

Almost every good progress comes from an effective meeting for it is in an effective meeting that what Paulzine would call a “Composite mind” is created. It is this mind that generates creativity, innovation and deep solutions.

One day when you are a leader, when you lead or call for a meeting, remember this list.

Success today #270

WHAT IS YOUR RATE?

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To rate someone well, we always have to look at three things.

1. Quality of services.

How efficient are you in your mind on how you do your work? How best are the services you offer? How good is the performance or rather, how well are you versed with the details of what you are doing? These are the questions you should always ask yourself. It is your responsibility to make sure you provide quality services. Best services. Very efficient services. Make sure you are performing highly in whatever you do.

2. Quantity of services.

Always have the habit of increasing the services you offer. Improve on the skills you have each and every time. This also has to do with thinking big. There is a difference between someone who owns only one supermarket and one who is owning one but in the process of expanding the supermarket a thousand fold. Develop the habit of always improving and increasing. Bigger and better services equal better and bigger returns.

3. Spirit of service.

The spirit in which you offer services is a big determining factor on how you will be rated or how successful you will be or your businesses will be. Always have a positive attitude, positive mind, imaginative mind and while rendering your services. Imagine and think of ways you can influence, be better and perform a lot better. The spirit will also control how efficient or how others will associate with you. Remember, with the right emotions, you can do almost anything you dream of. Learn to offer a peaceful and harmonious spirit.

SUCCESS TODAY #235

WHEN FAILURE BECOMES A NECESSITY SERIES. #2

 

Lack of a well defined power of Decision.

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Powerful and successful people in society make decisions promptly and take time to change if they have.
Men who fail, reach decision, if at all, very slowly but often quick to change them.

Most often, indecision leads to procrastination. We will talk more about procrastination in the coming articles. It is however key to note that the world always seem to aid those who have made a decision on what to do. If you want to drive, you must make a definite decision. If you want to live in a good country in a good city, in a good estate, in a good house, with a good wife and kids, then you have to make a definite decision.

Always remember it is better to make a wrong choice and fail rather than not to make one at all. Learn to be quick to decide. Pilate finally killed Jesus because he failed to make a decision quickly on what he knew was right. Decide what you want to do early in the morning, at the start of a week, at the start of the year and be slow to change your decisions.

Success today #218

Wake up!

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Most people go through life pretending. They pretend that they don’t have goals, desires, success dreams when deep down their hearts, they know they want a happy life, life far from the rut, successful life. We block our ways to achieving joy with hopeless and helpless words, words we are never ever sure but let them control us!

There are a lot of places we wish to go,  a lot of experiences we wish, a lot of dreams we want to achieve yet we stop at ‘but’. ‘ But’ has become so intelligent than you are. It makes you hide in fear, makes you use fake and useless complaints and even made you inaction oriented. ‘But’ is a dream killer. Run away from ‘but’. Even a quantum law has explained well that at every moment, all possibilities exist but once we choose one, all the others cease to exist or drop of existence.

Do not tip-toe to your grave with the big ideas or chances you have. Don’t be like the many people who say no to things they don’t even know. Keep trying, fail a lot and even fast. Be like a failure seeking machine for that way, you will learn a lot. Most people who have achieved the biggest success have failed the most.

Success today #189

TRANSFORMING YOU

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Transforming you

 

Its quite interesting to know that we always make a goal or dream of something considering what we see. In this process of ” look-and-goal -it” we forget that to achieve, we must change from inside. Someone didn’t just meet an opportunity of lifetime. Something had to change from inside first.

Focus in the smaller internal changes, that lay the ground work for a much greater change and fortune. Its a small difference between grasping an illusion ( seen and set goal) and reality. Reality is what will liberate and transform you.

Consider the fact that each of us is unique, each of a different kind. At your childhood, you can’t explain why you were drawn to some subjects or laws of life or games or activities or music. As you grow older, you become inclined to accepting what your parents or friends or teachers say. To some point you may have become a stranger to yourself, not knowing what you really like or what to do. Even emotionally or intellectually. Your life task is to return to that uniqueness, to what you enjoyed. Reflect to your past inclinations. From these inclinations, determine a direction. Change inside and don’t look outside.

In research, if one can spend around 10,000 hours doings something, he will be a master of it, very creative about it. The best way to transform yourself is through your work. Not magically meeting some opportunity or someone. I know the day I’ll click 10,000 hours doing research on motivation I’ll be a master .. And creative and fluid in motivation. What are you working on to master?

The key to transforming yourself is YOU.

Treat People By Who You Are And Not Who They Are!!

Success today #186

Where should you focus?

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Where should you focus?

 

Its quite interesting to know that we always make a goal or dream of something considering what we see. In this process of ” look-and-goal -it” we forget that to achieve, we must change from inside. Someone didn’t just meet an opportunity of lifetime. Something had to change from inside first.

Focus in the smaller internal changes, that lay the ground work for a much greater change and fortune. Its a small difference between grasping an illusion ( seen and set goal) and reality. Reality is what will liberate and transform you.

Consider the fact that each of us is unique, each of a different kind. At your childhood, you can’t explain why you were drawn to some subjects or laws of life or games or activities or music. As you grow older, you become inclined to accepting what your parents or friends or teachers say. To some point you may have become a stranger to yourself, not knowing what you really like or what to do. Even emotionally or intellectually. Your life task is to return to that uniqueness, to what you enjoyed. Reflect to your past inclinations. From these inclinations, determine a direction. Change inside and don’t look outside.

In research, if one can spend around 10,000 hours doings something, he will be a master of it, very creative about it. The best way to transform yourself is through your work. Not magically meeting some opportunity or someone. I know the day I’ll click 10,000 hours doing research on motivation I’ll be a master .. And creative and fluid in motivation. What are you working on to master?

The key to transforming yourself is YOU.