10 keys to success

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Skmamun, blogger of ‘Time To Us‘, provides us some advices about success.

Here are the top ten keys to success:

1. Optimism. Think positive.
2. Faith. Believe in yourself, God and your country.
3. Planning. Know what’s important each day; set your priorities accordingly.
4.Determination. Have the courage to stand alone when taking the big risks in life.
5. Vision. Think big, dream big, keep success in your mind.
6. Attitude. If you think you can’t, you’re right. Winners have positive attitudes.
7.Goals. Set goals. Plan how to achieve them.
8. Perseverance. Try and try again until the goal is achieved. Never give up.
9. Knowledge. Learn to accept your mistakes, but make them only once.
10. Enthusiasm. Choose work you like. Enjoy the challenges.

Read other advices at: http://goo.gl/OIoTQ

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10 Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

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Whether you are trying to survive an intensive schedule or just want to seem smarter in front of your friends, you can do a lot of things to both look and be smarter.

In his article “Top 10 Ways to Make Yourself Look (and Be) Smarter” published on lifehacker.com, Whitson Gordon, senior editor of lifehacker blog, provides ten simple tricks for boosting your real (and perceived) brain power:

  1. Read faster and better
  2. Speak up
  3. Don’t fall prey to BS
  4. Focus on what you know
  5. Get some exercise
  6. Talk to yourself
  7. Learn a second language
  8. Do things the hard way
  9. Know what won’t make you smarter
  10. Just believe you can be smarter

You can read more at: http://goo.gl/6TFL0

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How to become an effective public speaker


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Having to give a speech in front of an audience can cause some people to shake, sweat, get sick, or freeze in terror. The root of this fear is simple: It’s scary because it’s unfamiliar to anyone who doesn’t regularly perform to a crowd.

The best way to become a better public speaker is through repetition and feedback from a trusted source, but there are several habits you can establish early that will make your journey easier.

Here are some of Joshua Rinaldi, the former president of New York Toastmasters, top tips for becoming a confident, effective speaker, published on the World Economic Forum:

  1. Practise transitioning from a transcript to your memory.
  2. Use notes sparingly.
  3. Release nervous energy with controlled breathing.
  4. Take your time.
  5. Play to your strenghts.
  6. Don’t apologize at the start of your speech.
  7. Know your audience.

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Easy Work vs. Hard Work


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In one of his extremely interesting tweets Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar), author of many books, provides 5 good examples of Easy Work, together with 5 examples of Hard Work.

Which ones do you prefer?

Easy work:
1 complaining
2 pretending
3 blaming
4 judging
5 resenting

Hard work:
1 inspiring
2 learning
3 teaching
4 trusting
5 empowering

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Motivate your employees


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Elle Kaplan highlights in her article on INC eight things that great bosses tell their employees daily to motivate them.

1. “I have total confidence in you.”
2. “This is what I want us to accomplish…”
3. “What can we do better next time?”
4. “I want to play to your strengths.”
5. “What is your opinion?”
6. “How can I better support you?”
7. “Let me know if you have any questions.”
8. “Good work.”

It is a useful list that can be handy in many occasions…

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