Motivating Employees: Understanding Mind Management Part 2 of 6

 2.     Your mind is like the soil. What makes agriculture, and economies based on it, so successful is the relative predictability of what you’re going to get.  Assuming that climatic and soil conditions are stable; you always get what you planted.  If you sow corn, that’s what grows – every time!  If you plant acorns, you get Oak trees – every time.  The soil doesn’t...

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Are you fragmented because you’re doing too much?

 “The shortest way to do many things is to do only one at a time.”  Richard Cech Since school days our teachers, coaches and parent have told us to focus.  But what is focus really?  Focus is a complete devotion to only one thing at a time.  Being completely immersed in the moment – thinking of nothing else – for any appropriate amount of time.  To improve his batting, Jacques Kallis learnt...

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Motivating Employees: Understanding Mind Management Part 1 of 6

Why Mind Management? Every action begins with a thought – not one thing you’ve done has been without thought.  Therefore it stands to reason that, if you want to change your actions, you need to change your thinking. So let’s quickly explore a little bit of physiology to clarify the body-mind dynamic.  Every movement you undertake is driven by the careful and systematic contraction and relaxation of muscles. ...

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What are you doing with your knowledge?

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.”  Buddha True fulfillment comes not from attaining your own goals.  They are merely the catalyst.  True happiness and fulfillment comes from sharing your knowledge, experience and wisdom with others.  Look beyond yourself in everything you do.  Find opportunities to share what you have with others and I don’t mean material...

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Juggling ice-breaker for meetings, training and teambuilding.

I’ve done this with great effect in the past – both with small groups as part of Managment Training, but also at conferences with groups of a couple of hundred people!! The beauty of juggling lies in the fact that we’ve all marvelled at the skill of jugglers since we were little, but few of us have ever managed to acquire the skills. We’ve tried – and I’m guessing we all got up to two balls – using the...

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