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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.

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.

The 20-Minute Exercise To Eradicate Negative Thinking After a flurry of emails in response to my blog post on passion, I reached a disheartening realization: Passion is useless if you don’t already believe. You see, what we can achieve is limited by what we believe. Henry Ford knew this: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.” So here I was, passionately committed to become the world-class business guru, best-selling author, the speaker who fills stadiums. And yet there was voice telling me, “You can’t do it. You’ve probably heard that voice as well. I’m making progress--my book sales are accelerating, my keynote audiences are growing, and I’m sharing the stage with people like Jack Welch and Robin Sharma--but in the back of my mind the voice pulls the reins: “You can’t do it.” Great “outthinkers” seem to overcome this voice. Belief is contagious. So what do you do when you don’t believe? Fundamentals 1. 2. 3. 4. The Model Imagine a hot air balloon being held down by four anchors. Step 1: Identify the belief.

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.

Leadership Secret Three: Two Skills Great Leaders Master How to Perform Well Under Pressure: 7 Tips You're on stage. Three hundred pairs of eyes are fixed on you. You're killing: Twenty minutes in and the audience is in the palm of your hand. Then your slide show freezes up. Your skin tingles. You fall apart. As Beilock and Carr describe it, "Pressure raises self-consciousness and anxiety about performing correctly, which increases the attention paid to skill processes and their step-by-step control. Or, as those of us less learned describe it, you choke. Still, some how, some way, in the very same situation, other people don't choke. Maybe it's coolness under fire. Wrong. Some people do seem naturally confident and poised under pressure. People like you. How? You panic because you face an uncomfortable situation and you don't know what to do. That's why hanging tough when things go wrong isn't the result of bravery. And that's why the key to maintaining your poise during even the most stressful situations is to gain experience. 1. Run through your demo a number of times. 2. 3. Then... 4.

11 Habits That Exude Success Page 1 of 2 Consider this: You can polish your mind with knowledge until it is a blinding shine, but if you don't externalize it, no one will recognize it. Success is all about being noticed. You get noticed by showing the goods. By adopting the following habits, you'll televise your qualities to the world (discreetly, of course). Just watch how people react to you. 1- Brag discreetly I cannot emphasize the word discreetly enough. For instance, say: "I went to New Zealand on vacation. But don't make it all about you. 2- Be a good communicator Do you ever wonder why companies today spend so much money on PR? The trick? Choose your words carefully. Listen to others. 3- Exit graciously Sometimes, you just need to cut a conversation short or leave important company on a dime. 4- Know about life's finer things You may be able to fire off the RBI of every Yankee batter since 1930. I recommend that you familiarize yourself with food, wine, cigars, art, and literature. Move in many circles...

How to Be More Charismatic: 10 Tips Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in. We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally charismatic. Unfortunately, natural charisma quickly loses its impact. But some people are remarkably charismatic: They build and maintain great relationships, consistently influence (in a good way) the people around them, consistently make people feel better about themselves--they're the kind of people everyone wants to be around...and wants to be. Fortunately we can, because being remarkably charismatic isn't about our level of success or our presentation skills or how we dress or the image we project--it's about what we do. Here are the 10 habits of remarkably charismatic people: 1. Ask questions. That's all it takes to show the other person they're important. Then when you do speak, don't offer advice unless you're asked. Don't believe me? 2. Because we do: We're all people. 3. 4. 5.

Handy tips for young leaders to take on organisational challenges ET Bureau Sep 27, 2012, 07.32AM IST (ET gives the young leader…) Being a star young leader comes with its fair share of challenges. HOW TO MANAGE OLDER COLLEAGUES Respect, appreciation and trust are traits that will help you gain their confidence and stand you in good stead. Case Study In a leadership role, there is a tendency to command respect, but when dealing with older professionals, it is important to first respect them for their experience, says Sanjay Singh, director, HR and administration at Cairn India. Keep their concerns in mind "Sending emails early and late, inviting or dialling into meetings at odd hours, being online all the time is not what your team will appreciate for long," says Sameer Bhariok, HR director, Eli Lilly. Evaluate your leadership style Singh dealt with a professional 20 years his senior, who had rigid views. Avoid Micro-Management Leaders need to explain the context well. Seek their opinion Quality time makes all the difference Online social networking can wait

6 Habits of Remarkably Likeable People When you meet someone, after, "What do you do?" you're out of things to say. You suck at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure. But you want to make a good impression. You want people to genuinely like you. Here's how remarkably likeable people do it: They lose the power pose. I know: Your parents taught you to stand tall, square your shoulders, stride purposefully forward, drop your voice a couple of registers, and shake hands with a firm grip. It's great to display nonverbal self-confidence, but go too far and it seems like you're trying to establish your importance. No matter how big a deal you are you pale in comparison to say, oh, Nelson Mandela. Clinton takes a step forward (avoiding the "you must come to me" power move); Mandela steps forward with a smile and bends slightly forward as if, ever so slightly, to bow (a clear sign of deference and respect in nearly every culture); Clinton does the same. You meet someone.