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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Eight Gifts that Do Not Cost Anything

Eight Gifts that Do Not Cost Anything


 1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING . . .
But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning 
your response. Just listening.


2) THE GIFT OF AFFECTION . . .
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. 
Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and 
friends.


3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER . . .
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love 
to laugh with you."


4) THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE . . .
It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, 
handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.


5) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT . . .
A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or 
"That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.


6) THE GIFT OF A FAVOR . . .
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.


7) THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE . . .
There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be 
sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.


8) THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION . . .
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really 
it's not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You. Friends are a very rare 
jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend 
an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their 
hearts to us . . .

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

7 Things You Should Add to Your "Stop Doing List"

7 Things You Should Add to Your "Stop Doing List"


You probably make lists of things to do and follow them through. But what about the things you should stop doing? Successful people do not do the following things but chances are you still do. Make a decision to add these to your "stop doing list" these from today going forward:

1. Making Excuses. Successful people do not blame others or make excuses or complain about their bad luck. They take full responsibility for their lives. They know that success and failure lie in their hands. So stop being a victim, stop whining and stop making excuses.

2. Drifting. Winners have a plan. They have a direction and a purpose. They do not drift through life hoping for the best. They set goals and then set about achieving them.  If you approach each day in a happy go lucky way then stop. Stop drifting and start planning. Develop a vision of a successful you. List what you have to do to get there. Plan your work then work your plan.

3. Sitting in Front of a Computer All Day (or worse still…a TV). Sure there are some important things you can do sitting at your screen but do not spend all day there. Get out and meet people, network, learn. Do things with the people you want to lead or help or do business with.

4. Putting Things Off. Procrastination is the enemy of success. Decide on your objective, list out the tasks you have to complete, prioritize them and then get on with the top ones. We all suffer the temptation to put off the jobs we fear or dislike.  Bite the bullet. Eat the frog. Do the job.

5. Just the Easy Stuff. Which tasks do you spend most time on? The important, the urgent, the easy or the routine? If you spend most of your time on easy or less important tasks then stop. You should focus first on the most important jobs, the ones that will move you towards your strategic objective. You should delegate or ignore the low value activities.

6. Sitting in Ineffective Meetings. Do you waste time at work in low-value meetings? Most office workers do. Every meeting should have a clear purpose, an agenda and a skilled chairperson who keeps the meting focussed on delivering its objectives.  Do not go to poor meetings – just ask for a summary of agreed actions.

7. Limiting your Ambition. Successful people have enormous self-belief, drive and ambition. They hold themselves to high standards. Are you holding yourself back? Have you lost some of your self-belief and confidence? Start afresh. Set yourself ambitious goals. Remind yourself of your skills and achievements. Motivate yourself every day.

If you can eliminate the low value activities and the negative things you do then you will free yourself to succeed. Stop doing the things that you know are wasting your time and start building your success.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Story ............. A king and the Slave .............



A king once had a slave who, in all circumstances said: “My king, do not be discouraged because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes…”

One day, they went hunting and a wild animal attacked the king, the slave managed to kill the animal but couldn’t prevent his majesty losing a finger. Furious and without showing gratitude, the King said; “if God was good, I would not have been attacked and lost one finger!”

The slave replied: “Despite all these things,I can only tell you that God is good and everything he does is perfect, He is never wrong!” Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his slave.

Later, he left for another hunt and was captured by savages who made human sacrifices. In the altar, the savages found out that the king didn’t have one finger in place so he was released because he was considered not “complete” to be offered to the gods…

On his return to the palace, he authorized the release of his slave saying; “My dear,God was really good to me! I was almost killed but for lack of a single finger I was let go! But I have a question: if God is so good, why did He allow me put you in jail?”

His reply: “My king, if I had gone with you, I would have been sacrificed for you because I have no missing finger.” Remember, everything God does is perfect, He is never wrong…


MESSAGE OF THE STORY


Everything God does is perfect, He is never wrong…

Often we complain about life, and the negative things that happen to us, forgetting that nothing is random, and that everything has a purpose… God knows why he chose you to receive this message, please bless someone with it by using the sharing tools….