Friday, August 23, 2019

Keep Your Goals To Yourself | Derek Sivers

After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone -- but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Secrets of Success in 8 Words, 3 Minutes | Richard St. John

Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart, or are they just lucky? Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute presentation on the real secrets of success.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Encourage One Another

"You need to be aware of what others are doing, 
applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, 
and encourage them in their pursuits. 
When we all help one another, everybody wins."

-- Jim Stovall

I highly recommend that each of us encourage each other. There is nothing quite like it to show that you care, your love, your interest, and it can even boost performance dramatically in business. It must be sincere, and that will be easy because there is so much potential in each of us, that we have barely scratched the surface in all of the human time on earth.

It's far better to catch someone doing something well and compliment them than to catch them missing the mark and chastise them. In many business environments, too many people look for what is wrong in another's word or deed. That same thing happens in the home as well--especially with children. We are all better served as encouragers rather than correctors.

There are all kinds of ways to encourage each other, and the easiest is just saying something nice and uplifting to people you live with, work with or meet. Compliment something about them, tell them something they did or are doing that is special and good, or well done. Something as simple as, you have a beautiful smile is good. It doesn't take much, but it holds huge meaning to them. Get started today. You won't regret a single second of it. And, you might find that you receive far more benefit than the person you are encouraging.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A Little More Kindness, Please!

"No kind action ever stops with itself. 
One kind action leads to another. 
Good example is followed. 
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, 
and the roots spring up and make new trees. 
The greatest work that kindness does to others 
is that it makes them kind themselves."

-- Amelia Earhart

Ain't it the truth. You already know it. You know when you act with kindness that you feel great and that you can see on the face of the other that they feel great too. The thing we don't see is how that feels great feeling is passed on by that other person throughout their day or even into days ahead.

Let us brush off our dusty kindness and bring the value of sharing that universally to bear on each other, including our world leaders. Kahlil Gibran said, "Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution."

"The Smallest Act Of Kindness Is Worth More Than The Greatest Intention." -- Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Try something new for 30 days - Matt Cutts

Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Second Chances | Zephan Low | TEDxYouth@Punggol

Zephan shares his experience of how he changed from being a hot-tempered boy to a calmer and happier child when he learned the power of forgiveness. Zephan is a 10-year-old boy who learned to control his emotions with the support of his family, friends, and teachers. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Choose Amazing Today!

"Dogs do not know it is Monday. 
To them, it is only today. 
It is only now." 

-- Alan Cohen 

One of the most notorious acts a human being can do is to label everything. And, yet, we do, don't we? One of the side effects of labeling is the association. Now that there is a label, we can freely associate this label with anything we choose. How we associate with this label determines how we will feel about it. Guess who gets to choose?

Choose amazing today!