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8 Habits of Remarkably Successful People

8 Habits of Remarkably Successful People
I'm fortunate to know a number of remarkably successful people. I've described how these people share a set of specific perspectives and beliefs. They also share a number of habits: 1. They don't create back-up plans. Back-up plans can help you sleep easier at night. You'll work a lot harder and a lot longer if your primary plan simply has to work because there is no other option. If somehow the worst does happen (and the "worst" is never as bad as you think) trust that you will find a way to rebound. 2. You can be good with a little effort. But you can't be great--at anything--unless you put in an incredible amount of focused effort. Scratch the surface of any person with rare skills and you'll find a person who has put thousands of hours of effort into developing those skills. There are no shortcuts. So start doing the work now. 3. ...and they work a lot more. Forget the Sheryl Sandberg "I leave every day at 5:30" stories. Better yet, they want to put in lots of time. 4. 5. 7. 8. To fail. Related:  MixedCareers

Motivating Employees: Little Ways to Make Their Day Smiles are nice. Cards are nice. Gifts are nice. All the "standards" are nice--and all, at least in part, are somewhat expected. If you really want to make someone's day, do the unexpected. It's not hard. All it takes is a tiny bit of thought and a little effort: Be thoughtful, simply because you can. I pulled into a service bay to get my oil changed. "I know..." When I walked to my car to leave he was just standing up, filthy rags in his hand. "Wow, that's awesome... but you didn't have to do that," I said. "We're not very busy," he shrugged. That was four years ago. Instead of turning idle time into "me time," use your free time to do something nice: Not because you might be expected to, but just because you can. Say something good about something old. I was waiting to talk to the owner and couldn't help but overhear their conversation. The man said, "A few years ago my daughter's fiancée was deployed to Iraq and they decided to move up their wedding. "But you and your folks did.

2013 Predictions: Top-10 telecom trends for 2013 – What to watch in the coming yearMobile Technology Editor’s Note: With 2013 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. 1. TEM, MDM and MAM market: further consolidation to come 2013 saw a raft of acquisitions, driven mainly by Tangoe burning their way through not one but two IPO war chests and buying anything that wasn’t firmly bolted to the floor. As the bigger players continue to get bigger, there will be further consolidation in the TEM marketplace. So while consolidation will continue within the TEM marketplace overall, it will probably be most apparent in the mobile device management space, where there are a large number of smaller suppliers with limited ability to serve the needs of international enterprises. 2. 3. By the same date, total market revenue will reach $1.2 trillion, compared to just $200 million in 2011. 4. Let’s do the maths. What does this mean for the enterprise? 5. Some say BYOD is out of control. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution By Dieter Bohn and Ellis Hamburger Something strange and remarkable started happening at Google immediately after Larry Page took full control as CEO in 2011: it started designing good-looking apps. Great design is not something anybody has traditionally expected from Google. More recently, however, it’s been impossible to ignore a series of thoughtfully designed apps — especially on iOS, a platform that doesn’t belong to Google. We went to Google looking for the person responsible for the new design direction, but the strange answer we got is that such a person doesn’t exist. They’re talking to each other. Sticky TOC engaged! Project Kennedy Project Kennedy lifts off The Bravest Man in the Universe, a Mobile Chrome Experiment featuring the music of Bobby Womack, created by B-Reel. When Page took office, his first directive was clear. The vision would turn out to focus on on refinement, white space, cleanliness, elasticity, usefulness, and most of all simplicity. Committee by design

Leadership Secret Three: Two Skills Great Leaders Master Two killer questions to close the deal on a job offer The Best Promotion Is Never Self Promotion Promoting yourself is easy. All it takes is a little guts, a little determination, and in extreme cases, very little self-awareness. We all try, to some degree, to promote ourselves. That's why we're all experts at picking out the self-promoters, shameless or otherwise. And that's why self-promotion is rarely effective. There's a much better way. There was always that last two minutes where Johnny was asking people, "Thank you for coming--what do you have coming up?" You have the same ability to promote with your employees, your customers, your vendors--basically anyone--but it's easy to lose sight of that when your primary focus is on crafting a business image, building a personal brand, or just protecting your professional turf. Entrepreneurs are especially vulnerable to glory hogging since early on a small business is a reflection of its owner and its success often depends on the owner's ability to build a reputation for knowledge and expertise. But it can be done.

John Rabe (film) John Rabe (released in the United Kingdom as City of War: The Story of John Rabe) is a 2009 German-Chinese-French biopictorial film directed by Florian Gallenberger and starring Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl and Steve Buscemi. It focuses upon the experiences of John Rabe, a German businessman who used his Nazi Party membership to create a protective International Safety Zone in Nanking, China, helping to save over 200,000 Chinese from the Nanking Massacre in late 1937 and early 1938. The massacre and its associated atrocities were committed subsequent to the Battle of Nanking by the invading Imperial Japanese Army after they defeated the Chinese Nationalist forces defending the city during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Based upon John Rabe's published wartime diaries, shooting for the film commenced in 2007,[1] and it premiered at the 59th Berlin Film Festival on 7 February 2009. Under all the stress, Dr. Life, and survival, become more desperate in the new year.

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