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402, 2014

Are You Having A Hard Time Changing A Behavior? Wanna fix it?

By |February 4th, 2014|Categories: Strategies|

Let's discuss "Fixing the Cause not the Symptom" In Josh Kaufmans book "The Personal MBA" - he mentions a term called "Guiding Structure" which says.. "Changing the structure of our environment is the largest determinant of our behavior. If we want to successfully change a behavior, we shouldn't attack the behavior directly.. Instead, we can change the structure that influences or supports the behavior - which will cause the behavior [...]

302, 2014

Let’s reflect on the day..

By |February 3rd, 2014|Categories: Strategies|Tags: |

If we invest nothing, nothing changes and we remain in the same situation. Agreed? With that being said.. How much time, energy and money did you spend investing - in yourself today? . If you’re not pleased with the answer, what distractions did you allow to prevent you from making progress? Did you gain any value from them? Was there a co-worker, friend or family member that prevented you from [...]

302, 2014

The Four Things That Changed My Life In The Past 12 Months

By |February 3rd, 2014|Categories: Strategies|Tags: |

1. Listening to AudioBooks via Audible.com's Audible app 2. Stopped watching the news, reading the newspapers, listening to the radio and disconnecting my Cable. 3. Disconnecting from Social Media to allow myself time to think and complete tasks 4. Stop spending so much time talking about what I need to do or what i want to do .. And actually doing it. In that order.. The Books I would've never [...]

202, 2014

The 18 Things We’ve Always Known But Were Scared To Admit Until Now

By |February 2nd, 2014|Categories: Strategies|

Created by Dame Luthas InstaGram page: @DameLuthas Twitter: @DameLuthas "Knowledge is like Soap.. Its worthless if it isn't Used" We know we are Born Leaders. We know not to wait to start or restart habits on Mondays or the 1st or after a holiday or New Years .. We start TODAY.. We know to make Goals, to-do lists and NOT to-do lists. We know to learn from our mistakes and [...]

102, 2014

Create Positive Change In Your Life By Repeating This Daily

By |February 1st, 2014|Categories: Strategies|

Step #1: For thirty days first thing in the morning, last thing at night, by yourself, in front of a mirror, stand up straight, square your shoulders, look yourself in the eye, and quietly, firmly say in the first person, present tense: “I,___________________ am an honest, intelligent, goal-directed, responsible individual with integrity and I am sensitive to the needs of others. I am an enthusiastic, decisive, self-starter with a positive mental attitude and I [...]

2101, 2014

Obtaining the equivalent of a degree while on Mass Transit

By |January 21st, 2014|Categories: Strategies|Tags: , , |

Many of us spend at least 8-10 hours a week traveling on train, bus or car. That's equivalent to being a part-time college student. Instead of mastering Candy Crush and Temple Run, waiting for signal to check IG \ BBM updates or listening to your favorite playlist - Maybe we can use that time to obtain an "Mass Transit" degree. Hopefully, the following steps will help you in the process [...]

2001, 2014

Personal Improvements Week Starting – January 19th

By |January 20th, 2014|Categories: Strategies|Tags: |

1. Implemented a positive affirmation playlist of about 20+ youtube videos converted into mp3's for playing while during the night as I sleep, my entire shift at work and after work during meditation.  2. Increased personal thinking and action time. I have a task / goal list with over 75+ action items. Splitting myself thin via the "all access" method - has proved to be deterimental. I had to prioritize my [...]

2001, 2014

Positive Daytime and Night Time Affirmations – Play multiple times daily

By |January 20th, 2014|Categories: Strategies|Tags: , |

As I laid in bed.. I thought to myself - it would be awesome if I could listen to Positive Affirmations all night and as I start my day. What are Positive Affirmations? Google defines "Positive Affirmations" as - a technique used to program the subconscious mind to effect change by repeating (or meditating on) a key phrase to bring about the desired outcome. Zig Ziglar once said "You cannot consistently [...]

1501, 2014

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

By |January 15th, 2014|Categories: Strategies|Tags: |

My goal is for all of us to be happy, successful and grow together.. you can find much more daily motivational material like this here: My InstaGram page: @DameLuthas Twitter: @DameLuthas Enjoy the list below 😉 You have to do the hard things. You have to make the call you’re afraid to make. You have to get up earlier than you want to get up. You have to give more [...]

1301, 2014

Managing Mistakes and Failures

By |January 13th, 2014|Categories: Strategies|Tags: , , |

As I'm reading this book "100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behinds Them".. the one constant theme is how these normal people like you and I.. failed.. became discouraged but didn't give up.. I say that to say this.. we will not succeed in everything - the first time around. We shouldn't hope to.. there is no lesson learned in Winning.. Success teaches us nothing.. Adversity, Failure, Experience reign supreme [...]

1301, 2014

Join the #DisconnectChallenge

By |January 13th, 2014|Categories: Strategies|Tags: |

No Social Media posting or watching before 4pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The goal being to be completed disconnected the first 10 hours of your day.  Here is the Behavior Structuring Strategy:  1. Disable all social media notifications before going to sleep tonight  2.  Move / group all social media applications to your last screen or delete them from your phone if you have to.  Using the disconnect time wisely:  1 [...]

1001, 2014

Speaking Up: 10 Tips for Making a C-Level Presentation

By |January 10th, 2014|Categories: Strategies|Tags: , , |

C-Level usually refers to the top positions in an organization like Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer or other high ranking officers in your organization. Presentations to C-level executives are renowned for their high visibility, reputation to make or break a career, and ability to create nerve-wracking anticipation. Executive suite audiences have a short attention span, a “show-me” attitude, and no problem interrupting your carefully crafted words. Learning professionals must be prepared to deliver presentations uniquely tailored [...]

1001, 2014

Strategy: How to “Re-invent” Yourself

By |January 10th, 2014|Categories: Strategies|Tags: , |

There are several awesome Strategies that will assist us with the "Self Re-invention" process. Below, you find the strategy that worked the best for me. Prerequisites: - Find one sheet of paper 8.5 x 11 - Draw a line down the middle of the paper from top to bottom Step 1. Think about the person you admire the most, the person you would change places with in life Step 2. [...]

1112, 2013

How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work

By |December 11th, 2013|Categories: Strategies|Tags: , , |

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that's easy to dismiss. In the real world, it rarely carries the same weight as words like “work ethic” or “persistence.” But those views may be changing. Research is beginning to reveal that positive thinking is about much more than just being [...]

412, 2013

How to Better Manage Your Time and be More Productive

By |December 4th, 2013|Categories: Strategies|Tags: , |

I came across this awesome article highlighting a few principles and tips in Josh Kaufman's "The Personal MBA" These principles and tips are taken from a chapter of the book titled “Working with Yourself.” Monoidealism. The word might sound complex, even spiritual, but monoidealism is neither. Josh Kaufman, the author, defines it as “the state of focusing your energy and attention on only one thing, without conflicts.” You know when [...]

112, 2013

10 Awesome Strategies to Prepare for 2014

By |December 1st, 2013|Categories: Strategies|

If we start our New Years changes and commitments now.. By Jan 1st 2014 - it will become a habit.. We can consider the utilizing the following strategies to prepare for the new year. 1. Evaluate our spending trends with mint.com and the mint app.. 2. Use our Calendar to allocate time for things you need and want to do. 3. Log tasks by Categories in the Wunderlist app. 4. Read one book per [...]

3011, 2013

Effective Ways to Build Your Vocabulary

By |November 30th, 2013|Categories: Strategies|Tags: , , , , |

Recently, I've been becoming increasingly interested in learning new words and their definitions. To assist me in this process, I've sought strategies to help me accomplish this goal. Thus far my research had helped me discover the following apps. Each of which offers a "Word of the Day" feature - which is excellent for learning new words. Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus app iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dictionary.com-dictionary/id308750436 Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dictionary&hl=en Merriam-Webster Dictionary iTunes [...]

2211, 2013

Learning Agility: The Intangible Key to Success

By |November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Strategies|

"Learning Agility" is a competency or capability which describes a person's speed to learn. It is the ability and willingness to learn from experience, and subsequently apply that learning to perform successfully under new or first-time conditions. In short, Learning Agility is the ability to learn, adapt and apply ourselves in constantly morphing condititions. This skill is considered one of the most important factors in having a great Business Career [...]

2110, 2013

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

By |October 21st, 2013|Categories: Strategies|Tags: |

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend.Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney [...]

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