What could you simplify? What could you jettison? Of what could you let go? All that stuff is causing drag. It's slowing you down, lowering your productivity and stopping you doing your greatest work more quickly.
Be there. In the room, in the negotiation, in your break, in your reflection. Wherever you are, be there. 100%. in the proposal, in your coffee-shop meeting, in your game of squash. To dilute your attention is to dilute your power.
This is it; focus on people, purpose and possibilities.
The Old Rules are Out; but The New Rules are Good.
Fix worry brain. Then you can worry about the real stuff.
Look after your ooomph. Hurl it deep rather than spread it thin.
Creativity appears in the gaps between busyness.
Chase the edges: it's where interesting things are happening.
One notebook. One Pen. One Action. At a time.
Go home. Rest. You can't do anything with deep fatigue.
You need more energy. You need extra ooomph to work on your escape plan. Go get fit.
What everybody else is doing is the least of what you might consider doing.
In a New World of Work where the obvious works less and less, fresh ideas are vital.
You are only as good as your thinking. Treat thinking as a skill.
Feel free. Because you are.
Beat the Sun: get up early; Meet the Sun: drink perfect coffee as it slips into your view; Relish the Sun: walk outside and catch the rays.
Why Bother?Sheer professionalism.
Planet Earth: pretty darn cool. Enjoy it.
It really isn't too late.
Are you crazy?A little, yep.
Monday is not a date; it's an attitude.
The Answer (my friend) Is There For The Taking.
The difference in effort between good and really good is not so tough to achieve. The results though are staggering.
Last Monday was great: this Monday is going to be twice as good.
Money does not cause happiness; lack of money cause unhappiness.
You don't have to know; but you do have to try.
Despite the map she was still lost. Epiphany: maybe the map was wrong. Now there was a thought...
Some things never change. Some things have to change.
You're pretty damn good, they simply don't realise it yet.
Mondays wouldn't be Mondays unless they prompted the deepest of questions: why on Earth do I carry on doing this?
The only drug you need is fresh air.
The long three day weekend was nice. That extra day makes all the difference. But how about if every week were like that....
It's a shame that people often don't appreciate you until it's too late and you have resigned. So start knocking their socks off with your sheer brilliance sooner rather than later.
Tomorrow is indeed another day. But today is the day. Go to it.
Do it. Because it is there.
One more question...
E-mail never did emotion.
Slow down to the speed of thought.
Quality of life and Standard of living are different.
The more we 'know' something but don't action it, the more it becomes 'the norm' to not take action it and thus it becomes invisible and impossible to action.
We know it, but do we do it? Do we actually catch people doing things right?
Perhaps you need to give up on him/her mind-reading and simply tell them...
Some days don't need structure. Just a bit of flow.
Without a Monday, the week simply couldn't get better as it progresses. It's one of the many reasons to love your local Monday.
To become a writer, start writing today. To become a better writer, write every day.
Of course they haven't recognised how good you are. Yet. You haven't yet shown them your greatest work. Repeatedly. Until they simply cannot ignore you.
There are many reasons to own and wear a watch. Pure aesthetics is one. Legacy is another. But one tremendous one is that 99.99% of watches allow you to quickly check the time without any kind of digital interrupt.
Friday has a funny kind of knack of being better than the previous Monday. That's easy. But can this Friday be even better than last Friday? Of course.
For many of us it is perhaps curious that we often spend more time on learning how to understand art, criticise art and even buy art than actually make art.
Take a cigarette break. Just skip the cigarette.
52 weeks. One change a week. Within a year: total re-invention. At home, at work, at play.
Yesterday you said you would do it tomorrow.
Monday is just Monday. A label, a date, a convention. On the other hand your attitude is a choice, an option a potential amazing resource.
Totally master the technology around you. Otherwise it will master you.
We must allow our thinking to be tested. McCartney and Lennon could be awesome alone. But after a good discussion the work they produced could be genius.
A desire to be liked and loved by everybody will stop you doing your greatest work.
Friday. Phew. B r e a t h e fully again.
Worry less about networking and more about why you are networking.
Take a hero of yours. Take another. Now take just one more. You'll notice a clear, common and consistent characteristic they have. Exercise that daily and you'll get exactly what you want.
Pack light. It's true of your camping trip. It's true of your business trip. It's true of your mission.
Pack light. Pack. Then tip it all out and get rid of most of it: superfluous worries, cynical companions and electricity hungry technology. Re-pack. Notice hardly any weight at all. Travel fast and get on the path to achieve your mission.
Resist someone else managing your destiny; for with that process your power is removed and with that you will shrink. To manage your own destiny with all the associated trials, tribulations, anguish, heartache, tears, spilt coffee, rejections, 'if onlys' and apparent lost opportunities you will grow. And to grow is to be ultimately fulfilled.