One thing won’t change: Our practice of giving thanks for the blessings we’ve enjoyed this year. It’s a practice that I encourage you to adopt and bring to your life every day
You, and every human being, should want to know how to acquire that state of mind which will grow riches. When you begin to THINK AND GROW RICH, you will see that riches begin with a state of mind…with your “definiteness of purpose”, with little or even any hard work.
A smile is nature’s best antidote for discouragement. It brings rest to the weary, sunshine to those who are sad, and hope to those who are hopeless and defeated. A smile is so valuable that it can’t be bought, begged, borrowed, or taken away against your will.
The famous American psychologist and philosopher Abraham Maslow argued that the number one way that people feel significant and loved is when they feel heard.
So when Dale Carnegie says, “Principle four is to truly become interested in another person,” he is right on the money.
The question always is…when you’re trying to influence someone, what’s in it for them? If they were to actually lean into whatever it is you want them to do, what is in it for them?
Today’s challenge out of How to Win Friends and Influence People, is to find someone to share genuine appreciation with. Who do you know, who do you have in your life right now, if you just take a second think about it, that you could share some genuine appreciation with today?
The first principle is this. Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. Put this into practice for at least the next 24 hours: no criticizing, no condemning and no complaining.
Studies suggests reading can improve intellect and lead to new innovations and insights. Some research has shown that reading makes you think at a higher level through “a expanded vocabulary and greater world knowledge in addition to improving reasoning skills.
When you think about the office environment you provide for your team, what words come to mind?
If your head fills with visions of cubicle farms and fluorescent lighting, then it’s high time for a change.
Young and established companies alike have found that providing employees with a fun work environment, ultimately, leads to more productivity.
With this in mind, consider incorporating some or all of the following tips to transform your workplace.
Make it comfortable
This can be interpreted in lots of different ways.
There is a good leader who is facing a challenge.
Nothing troubles him more than watching the numbers drop.
He arrives home after another tough day, scratching his head and asks,
“What the heck is going on?!?”
He tosses and turns, trying to figure out what to do next.
Upon awakening, he goes back into work with the hope that something changes, that momentum returns and the results improve.
All great leaders have had moments when they needed to “turn…