The first Pre-requisite for Success

“The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.” Thomas Edison The problem with modern society is that so many people demand our attention so frequently. Thus we find ourselves fragmented between various people, issues and projects. I know, it’ll be an ideal world (of sponsorship probably) for us to focus only on our sport, but we’ll only...

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Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested.

“Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested.”  Tom Kite Have you ever sat through a boring movie?  (When it’s your better half’s birthday and they chose the movie it doesn’t count.)  When you are not “into” something, when it doesn’t hold you in awe, it’s difficult to concentrate on it. The pre-requisite of focus and concentration is interest. ...

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Motivating Employees: Understanding Mind Management Part 3 of 6

 Your mind can only hold on thought at a time. Whenever I broach this subject in my seminars, females in the audience always challenge me.  They are under the impression – along with most other people – that we can all multi-task.    Unfortunately, this is incongruent with how your mind works.    Exercise. With a pen on a piece of paper, draw a number 6.  Draw it nice and big.  As you are...

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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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What CEO’s are focusing on for the next 12 months.

According to Melissa Raffoni, the recessionary tide appears to have turned and the CEOs she consults to are starting to look ahead with more confidence at 2010. She’s just done an informal survey among 30 of her clients. They’re planning to focus on the following aspects of their business success in the next 12 months: • Strategy to invest in web 2.0/social marketing to capture consumer market share  • Sales channel...

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