2. Set aside one hour every morning for personal development
matters. Meditate, visualize your day, read inspirational texts to set the
tone of your day, listen to motivational tapes or read great literature.
Take this quiet period to vitalize and energize your spirit for the
productive day ahead. Watch the sun rise once a week or be with
nature. Starting the day off well is a powerful strategy for self-renewal
and personal effectiveness.
3. Do not allow those things that matter the most in your life be at
the mercy of activities that matter the least. Every day, take the time
to ask yourself the question “is this the best use of my time and
energy?” Time management is life management so guard your time
with great care.
4. Use the rubber band method to condition your mind to focus
solely on the most positive elements in your life. Place a rubber band
around your wrist. Each time a negative, energy sapping thought enters
your mind, snap the rubber band. Through the power of conditioning,
your mind will associate pain with negative thinking and you will soon
possess a strongly positive mindset.
5. Always answer the phone with enthusiasm in your voice and
show your appreciation for the caller. Good phone manners are
essential. To convey authority on the line, stand up. This will instill
further confidence in your voice.