Category Archives: At Work

Take a break

To become more effective, you need to routinely spend time not being effective at all. Balance your effort with rest and relaxation. Relax your body. Rest your mind. Ease your spirit. Spend time just being and enjoying. Set yourself apart from your striving and tension. And when you take time to rest, truly rest. Continue reading

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Keep Records

If your boss asks you to do something and you make a note of  it—in front of him—he will have a very hard job arguing later that you’ve done it wrong or late. If you have to submit a report, … Continue reading

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There Are No Mistakes, Only Lessons

don’t be afraid of making a mistake when you have to make a decision. If it goes wrong or your solution turns out badly, use it as a learning tool, not only for yourself but for everyone involved. Then fix it and move on. Continue reading

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Choose your commitments

Just because you’re busy doesn’t necessarily mean you’re making real progress. Take some time to consider just where all that activity is taking you. Continue reading

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Be Responsible

Most people are too quick to fix the blame instead of fixing the problem. Taking responsibility is not just the right thing to do, it’s a practical and effective thing to do. When you explain away your actions and make excuses, you weaken yourself—in your own estimation and in the eyes of others. People don’t expect you to be perfect; they do want you to be responsible. Continue reading

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The power of responsibility

Responsibility can be difficult, time-consuming, unfair, inconvenient and uncomfortable. Yet it also brings you to a level of empowerment that cannot be reached in any other way. Continue reading

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Risk

When you take risks there is the very real possibility of failure. When you take no risks there is the absolute certainty of failure. Some risks are not worth taking, yet to avoid all risk is to avoid life itself. Getting up in the morning is risky. Going into the marketplace is risky. It is risky to develop relationships with other people. Yet these are all risks which are well worth taking, because they can bring such valuable rewards. Continue reading

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