She said spread your wings my little butterfly."
Thinkers: these are the strategists, creators of new products, those that come up with big ideas and new ways of doing things;
Builders: these are the people who take these ideas and convert them into something tangible;
Improvers: these people improve whatever has been created and built, and make it better;
Producers: these are the people who deliver high quality products and services to the customer.
1. Check my phone while I’m talking to someone;
Want to stand out? Want to be that person everyone loves because they make you feel, when they’re talking to you, like you’re the most important person in the world?
Stop checking your phone. It doesn’t notice when you aren’t paying attention.
Other people? They notice. And they care.
2. Multitask during a meeting;
The easiest way to be the smartest person in the room is to be the person who pays the most attention to the room.
You’ll be amazed by what you can learn, both about the topic of the meeting and about the people in the meeting if you stop multitasking and start paying close attention. You’ll flush out and understand hidden agendas, you’ll spot opportunities to build bridges, and you’ll find ways to make yourself indispensable to the people who matter.
3. Think about people who don’t make any difference in my life;
Trust me: The inhabitants of planet Kardashian are okay without you.
But your family, your friends, your employees—all the people that really matter to you—are not. Give them your time and attention.
They’re the ones who deserve it.
4. Use multiple notifications;
You don’t need to know the instant you get an email. Or a text. Or a tweet. Or anything else that pops up on your phone or computer.
Focusing on what you are doing is a lot more important than focusing on other people might be doing.
5. Let the past dictate the future;
Mistakes are valuable. Learn from them.
Then let them go.
6. Wait until I’m sure I will succeed;
You can never feel sure you will succeed at something new, but you can always feel sure you are committed to giving something your best.
And you can always feel sure you will try again if you fail.
Stop waiting. You have a lot less to lose than you think, and everything to gain.
7. Talk behind someone’s back;
Spend your time on productive conversations. You’ll get a lot more done—and you’ll gain a lot more respect.
8. Say “yes” when I really mean “no.”
Refusing a request from colleagues, customers, or even friends is really hard. But rarely does saying no go as badly as you expect. Most people will understand, and if they don’t, should you care too much about what they think?
When you say no, at least you’ll only feel bad for a few moments. When you say yes to something you really don’t want to do you might feel bad for a long time—or at least as long as it takes you to do what you didn’t want to do in the first place.
1. Determine goals
You need to figure out where your goals lie. What are you aiming at that will bring you success? Knowing your goals will help you stay motivated and help you attain them with ease.
2. Maintain a positive attitude
Stay positive. It will help you in staying motivated to your goals. Sticking to a positive attitude will help you overcome many difficult situations and increase your productivity. You can also brighten up the moods of your colleagues with your optimism and enthusiasm.
3. Leave personal problems aside and stay focused on work
Don’t bring your problems to your office desk. Maintain a line between your professional and personal life. It will help you stay focused and motivated to handle office issues better. Moreover, worrying about personal problems at work will not help in solving your personal issues. It will only distract the focus of your colleagues. Keep problems at bay and focus wholly on the job at hand.
4. Upgrade your knowledge and skills
To have an edge over others, you need sharpen your skills and upgrade your knowledge. All this will help you gain self-confidence and help you perform better. This is a good motivational factor.
5. Be passionate
Life without passion is useless, and work without passion seems like targeting the bull’s eye in the dark. Doing passionate work will give you a unique dimension in your professional life. If you love your work, you will enjoy it; and when you enjoy it, you tend perform better. So, make passion your motivator to be a good performer.
6. Decrease or eliminate energy drains
Surround yourself with positive people. Negative vibes will create more problems in your life. Having people around you, who will motivate you whenever you feel a drop in your confidence, will help you drain out negative energies like people who let you down or underestimate you.
7. Practice self-talk
Did you know the most trustworthy person is none other than “you”? Self-talk is like massaging your conscience as it acts as a great building block for a successful life. For instance, say “I can do it” rather than “I can’t do it”.
8. Confront challenges and fears
One cannot grow unless he/she confronts challenges and fears. You may come across many hurdles and downfalls, but lifting yourself up after every fall and maintaining the same focus will help you come out as a winner.
Practicing meditation is like meeting your soul, interacting with your inner being and creating a balance in your life. A balanced life is synonymous to a successful career. Meditate to relax your mind and body. It will also rejuvenate and prepare you for a new day of challenges in your profession.
10. Acknowledge and reward success
Acknowledgements and rewards enhance motivation. You can perform better, when you are appreciated and rewarded for your hard work. Accept the little that you get in the form of acknowledgement or reward and stay motivated.
1) Defy conventional wisdom;
2) Pick founders carefully;
3) Break the rules;
4) Hire generalists early;
5) Hire specialists later;
6) Invest in culture;
7) Avoid tempting distractions;
8) Hire to elevate;
9) Delight customers daily;
10) Foster diverse thinking;
11) Guard your time;
12) Get sufficient sleep;
13) Decide with data;
14) Treat vendors well;
15) Respect your competitors;
16) Face the facts;
17) Celebrate your successes;
18) Ship then test;
19) Avoid stealth mode;
20) Trust your instincts;
21) Keep it real;
22) Always be recruiting;
23) Never accept mediocrity;
24) Forego your ego;
25) Make some memories;
26) Enjoy the ride;
27) Dare to dream;
28) Fire corrosive customers;
29) Walk your talk;
30) Tell great stories;
31) Always be yourself.