Improve yourself!

By November 16, 2017Blog, Startup and Business

I read about a dozen books in the last few years about self-help. There are a lot of great ideas and thoughts in my head taken from the books. I read great stories by authors like Dale Carnegie, Stephen Covey, Napoleon Hill, and many others. Each book I studied has many useful tips that, if practiced, can change our lives drastically. The keyword here is practice, practice, practice! The truth is, you do not learn with reading, you learn with practice. In other words: “Learning is behavior change!“. Take a look at the great video and think about it!

Sooo, here’s something I got out of all those pages. Every time I read a book, I take some notes about it. Notes that I would like to print on a big chunk of paper and put it on the wall in front of my bed. So every morning when I wake up, I’ll  see the tips and follow some of them. See if some of them speak to you as well.

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Communication

  1. Don’t criticize, don’t judge, don’t complain.
  2. Praise people for everything good.
  3. Find what interests others have and talk about them.
  4. Be interested in others and their hobbies.
  5. Smile sincerely.
  6. Remember everyone’s name. Turn to everyone personally.
  7. Listen actively. Ask interesting questions.
  8. Don’t start to talk about your needs. Start with interests of others and let them ask you what you want.
  9. Find out how to solve other people’s problems. Help others to achive their goals.
  10. Make people feel significant and valuable. Be sincere.
  11. Avoid disputes. Don’t harm the dignity of others.
  12. Never say: “You are wrong”. Respect the opinions of others. Use: “According to me…”, “I may be wrong, but…”
  13. Admit your mistake immediately and voluntarily. Tell everything bad for yourself.
  14. Always start with positive attitude. Leave your problems at the end.
  15. Use phrases like: “Thank you”, “You helped me”, “You are great”, etc.

Subconsciousness

  1. Visualize your goals, your desires, your dreams.
  2. Think about them like you already have them or have achieved them.
  3. Confirm you desires: “I feel great”, “The meeting will be successful”. Use only positive and short phrases.
  4. Recognize your success.
  5. Believe in your intuition and subconscious. Your subconscious is your partner in success.
  6. Think about your dreams. Try to remember your dreams. Try to interpret your dreams.
  7. Reality is projection of past thoughts. Create better future reality with your thoughts.
  8. Think deep about different topics.
  9. Eliminate negative thoughts.
  10. Your reality reflects your beliefs.
  11. Love yourself. You are unique. You can achive everything. You have unlimited power.
  12. Ask questions. Generate ideas. Use your imagination.
  13. There are no problems. There are opportunities.
  14. Have fun all the time. Live like you are playing a game.
  15. Believe: The universe is abundant. Life is fun and rewarding. There are opportunities everywhere. Your success is your responsibility.

Awareness

  1. Who are you?
  2. What are your beliefs?
  3. What makes you happy?
  4. What kind of person do you want to be?
  5. Which are your values?
  6. What are your goals?
  7. You are not your mind! Your mind is under your control.
  8. Time is deception. Live now.
  9. Your mind is in the past or in the future.
  10. Stop thinking and be in the moment. Feel yourself. Hear the surounding sounds. See the colors. Smell the smells.

Productivity

  1. Do only one thing at a time.
  2. Record steps instead of tasks.
  3. Don’t change the context to often. Go in the zone.
  4. Use 80/20 principle. Make that 20% of tasks that will lead you to 80% of the results.
  5. Do important tasks first.
  6. Read fast.
  7. Don’t finish useless things.
  8. Automate and delegate tasks.
  9. Define a deadline for each task.
  10. Plan each day, week, month and prioritize tasks.
  11. Divide complex tasks into small steps. Make a plan for each task.
  12. Be proactive. Expand your circle of impact.
  13. Don’t waste your time at work. You are wasting your time.
  14. Make decisions quickly. Action instead of hesitation.

Beyond productivity

  1. To be fully engaged in your task is more important than the time you are spending on it.
  2. Keep your energy high and refuel with new energy.
  3. There is physical, emotional, spiritual and mental energy.
  4. Keeping up all type of energies is key to your performance.
  5. Habits cost minimal energy.
  6. Your physical energy is connected with your mental energy.
  7. Practice your physical condition. Do some physical activities you like. Doing something you like will refuel you with energy.
  8. Control your emotions. Avoid negative emotions and replace them with positive ones.
  9. Eat healthy food.
  10. Improve your sleep.
  11. Make a deep friend connection at work.
  12. Keep your spiritual energy as you renew your passions, beliefs, goals, vision.
  13. Spiritual energy comes from your character and self-enlightenment.
  14. Spiritual energy renewal comes from being inspired by and connected to our sense of purpose, to our deepest values.

Sales

  1. Commission is everything. Love is commission, health is commission, due to your effort.
  2. Your sales skills are a most valuable competence.
  3. Success in each area of your life is based on how good you are in sales.
  4. Fully devote yourself to the wrong thing, rather than partly dedicating yourself to the right one.
  5. Predict possible situations, based on your experience and observations of past events.
  6. Sell to yourself first! Convince yourself or you will be conviced.
  7. The price is not the problem, you are the problem.
  8. Know what people want. Know their needs and problems. People are more important that your product. Everything is for the people.
  9. Always agree with the customer.
  10. Show your product to the client, give him a try.
  11. The service is more important that the deal.
  12. Make an unusual and impressive demonstration.
  13. Take massive actions. Multiply by 10.
  14. Dress up as a successful man.

If you have any additions or comments I will be happy to read them and add them to the article.

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