Category Archives: At Work

Focus Counts

The guiding principle that should drive your every decision is the law of focus. Everything you think, say, and do is either taking you closer to or  further away from it; therefore, it must be your key decision-making criteria. Focus can … Continue reading

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Planning Counts

The accommodation of success is preceded by long negotiation, made  possible by intensive preparation. In addition to saving you 10 to 1 in execution, planning offers a host of other tasty benefits as well.  Continue reading

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Vision Counts

A successful vision is one that’s molded in terms of its contribution to society.  If a strategic plan is the “blueprint,” then the vision is the “artist’s rendering” of the  achievement of that plan. It’s articulated in words, metaphors, and analogies that  conjure up a similar picture for each person involved in creating the vision. Continue reading

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Truth Counts

Death and taxes are not the only guarantees in life; the truth counts as well. Deny the truth, and you will soon discover that life is a game that can  deliver a whole lot of undesirable consequences. Facts are facts, perceptions … Continue reading

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Quality Counts

Quality comes from putting your heart and soul into your work. It means that  you are lovingly doing all of the things that bring out your absolute best. The  word “love” is appropriate, because it is precisely right in both the meaning and  the feeling that it carries. Do all things lovingly; that is the secret to quality. Continue reading

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Every Details Counts

Many people downplay small details, dismissing them as minutia— the  “ small stuff ” that we ’ re encouraged to ignore. But in fact, our entire environment is simply an accumulation of tiny details. Although we measure our lives  in years, we live them in days, hours, minutes, and seconds. Every action— every detail of our lives— has a bottom line repercussions and it’ s dangerous  and derogatory to think of any of those details as trivial, unimportant, or  inconsequential.  Continue reading

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Reputation Counts

Your reputation is your most important asset. It’s an intangible advantage that is far more valuable than money. And as it is with any asset, what you  don’t protect, you don’t keep. Your good name is a terrible thing to waste.  … Continue reading

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