Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Things I need to keep in mind


Here are 20 tips for a Positive New Year! by Jon Gordon

1. Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can know that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible.

---- I am REALLY bad at this

2. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement: My purpose is_______________________.

---- Think in the morning? I will try.

3. Take a morning walk of gratitude. I call it a "thank you walk." It will create a fertile mind ready for success.

----- Does this require waking up early? I think I will change this to evening.

4. Instead of being disappointed about where you are, think optimistically about where you are going.

----- Can I go to Mexico Lindo?

5. Eat Right! Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

---- I really could do better at this.

6. Remember that adversity is not a dead-end but a detour to a better outcome.

7. Focus on learning, loving, and growing.

8. Believe that everything happens for a reason and expect good things to come out of challenging experiences.

9. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
--- This is me.

10. Mentor someone and be mentored by someone.
--- Done!

11. Live with the 3 E's. Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy.
---- Empathy - gotta work on that one.

12. Remember there's no substitute for hard work.

13. Zoom Focus. Each day when you wake up in the morning ask: "What are the three most important things I need to do today that will help me create the success I desire?" Then tune out all the distractions and focus on these actions.

14. Implement the No Complaining Rule. Complaining is like vomiting. Afterwards you feel better but everyone around you feels sick.

----- This is funny.

15. Read more books than you did in 2011.

16. Get more sleep. You can't replace sleep with a double latte.

---- Sleep? What's that?

17. Focus on "Get to" vs. "Have to." Each day focus on what you get to do, not what you have to do. Life is a gift not an obligation.

18. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
I am thankful for __________.
Today I accomplished____________.

19. Smile and laugh more. They are natural anti-depressants.

20. Enjoy the ride. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

First Blog Post Ever!

Oh, the pressure of starting a brand new blog, and creating the first post. 

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and it's a bit intimidating.

With that being said, I guess I will just say "hi" and leave it at that.  The majority of the people who see this blog, at least the first post, will be people who know me anyway.