Oakbrook Blog. It's so good it warrants re-posting. Choose one or two that stick out, implement them and see what happens!
1. Believe the best about people. Make trust your default, not suspicion.
2. Be on time. Great leaders are rarely late.
3. Under promise and over deliver. Our tendency is to do the
4. Stop blaming people. Just stop. Your will start taking
responsibility for yourself as a result.
5. Pray for your enemies. You will forgive them…and they will not be your enemies for long.
6. Review the week ahead on Sunday night for ten minutes. Monday won’t seem nearly as intimidating
7. Get up earlier. The early bird actually usually does get the worm.
8. Go to bed earlier. Stop falling asleep on the couch.
9. Read the bible. Read at least 3 verses of scripture every morning, more if you’re up to it.
10. Never say “I don’t have the time.” Instead, say “I’m not going to
make the time.” It will change how you see time…and priorities.
11. Smile. Most people look moderately unhappy most of the time.
12. Clean your personal space. A clean desk, car or office makes you feel better about yourself.
13. Give 10%. Give away the first tenth of everything you make. You’ll be surprised at how liberating this is.
14. Pay cash (as in bills in your wallet) for discretionary items. You will spend less and save more.
15. Exercise. Enough said. Just get moving.
16. Do something for yourself everyday. People who care for themselves are better at caring for others.
17. Read outside your area of interest. Apps like Zite and Flipboard even make this so easy.
18. Automate what’s important. Schedule appointments with yourself
for what matters. Automatically take savings and givings out of your
19. Serve somewhere. People who serve others live longer and are happier.
20. Show up prepared. Whether it’s a meeting or simply coming home, prepare yourself before you show up.
21. Play. Most of us have forgotten how to play. Rediscover it.