There are a few simple guidelines I operate by in life and some of them are:
Put Integrity and value first, no matter what anybody else does.
If you’re in business don’t be afraid to turn jobs down that would undermine your integrity or would be beneath what you represent.
Fine tune your game plan every day.
Be a voracious reader and lifelong learner.
If you wonder how some thing is done, do research and then find out how to do it. Then, if you really want to do something cool, show someone else how to do it afterwards. You might learn to do it so well that you are able to mentor someone else in the future!
Spend time in nature or at a minimum sunshine everyday. If you don’t have sunshine and the weather is dismal or rainy, then put on nature sounds for listen to the rain outside your window. Open the window slightly so you can hear it. Nature sounds are calming because we’re connected to them.
Exercise and spend time building your balance, stamina, and concentration through exercises like yoga and Tai Chi.
Keep only quality people around you who represent your ideals and ethical beliefs.
Try to make as many voice-to-voice phone calls as you possibly can instead of texting. You will find that you’re going to be building more quality relationships because you’re going to hear vocal intonation that you wouldn’t have heard otherwise. It’s a much more human, highly personal way to communicate too- the way we did things before cell phones were invented! Another Fringe benefit that will blend over into other areas of your life, is that you’ll have fewer distractions while you work on more important projects.
The satisfaction from communicating in a more old school way and avoiding some of the new School Technology is incredible. It will make you feel more relaxed and less like a tech geek.
Try to minimize multi-tasking, and instead focus on quality, quality and more quality. Work on one specific thing at a time and keep your concentration level high into the best that you’re able.
Warren Buffett’s advice for living is fantastic. He has many short and sweet pointers they can become guiding principles if you allow them to be.
I was listening to this YouTube video when I was in the kitchen doing things one of the key points I picked up was “what people look for” is people who are energetic and smart and the other component in finding people to work with and also as friends is integrity. Also passion and enthusiasm they’re really high on the list too.
That’s my personal guiding principle in life, kind of like the DNA of my system.
If the people I associate with don’t have integrity I don’t associate with them- it’s that simple.
I’m very selective on who I hang with because I don’t want to be like those with undesirable qualities, or pick up any of their bad habits.
My mom taught me early on that “who you associate with is who you become”, well to a large extent that’s true.
I would encourage you to be around people who believe in your dreams and who help you achieve your dreams that’s my advice.
I just finished all 17 chapters of Your Invisible Power, and all the reviews of this book were outstanding.
I want to suggest reading it in installments because most chapters aren’t very long.
If you take the bus, like I do, you can listen to chapters while you’re in transport with a headset. That would turn an otherwise boring and arduous commute into something truly interesting.
If you’re driving you can listen to it on the speaker on your smartphone or iPod, iPad or whatever you kind of device you have.
Periodically listen to the last chapter; it only takes about four minutes to listen to. It will periodically give yourself a self-assessment of how well you’re filling your life’s purpose.
You can listen to most chapters while you do chores at home, while you do dishes like I did, and have the sound going through a Bluetooth speaker. Take a task you have been avoiding and listen to a fabulous book at the same time. Librivox has countless free titles to choose from that are in the public domain, and other greatly discounted audio books for sale too.
Most anything you do in life you can turn into something extraordinary if you really want to- you have to want to.
Have a phenomenal day and great weekend.
Photos taken by Carla, who works at The Grand Cafe at The Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, Las Vegas, NV
Written by Paulette L Motzko Photo Editing by Paulette Motzko