Archives for April 2013

Solid Tips to Achieve Your Personal Goals

How to Achieve Your Personal GoalsIf you want to achieve your personal development goals, you need to know how to get there, right?! To start in the right gear, key tips and tools are shared in this post.

For illustration purposes, let’s image the following scenario: you have successfully written your first personal development plan. You are satisfied with the goals you have set for yourself and decided to work on the first one right away:

“Deal with emails only three times per day to be less distracted and more productive”. [Read more…]

How To Be Better at Work: 5 Personal Actions For Today

How To Be Better at WorkIf you want to be even better at the work you do, no matter that industry or service you work in, no matter whether you work in a big team or just as a solopreneur with clients and partners, the six (non-technical) key tips detailed below are a great start.

Why? You see, people want to be good at so many things, and they automatically strive for very high goals that are nearly unreachable. They tend to forget that there are also small steps that can be taken, like the ones coming up to allow them to progress in the topics they handle and to improve the relationship with the people they deal with and to be happier in the office.

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Three things to Read, Watch and Use When Setting Goals

Three things to Read, Watch and Use When Setting GoalsWhen people are planning their goals, there are different ways of going about it. Some use sophisticated means such as in company goal setting systems or simply a particular journal they write in. Whatever the case may be, one thing is utterly important when setting goals: to have the right mindset. Imagine, you think about doing more sports because your friends do it, but you, yourself, are not totally convinced that you want to do it and that you will succeed. What is likely to happen?

I will share with you three great resources to set your mind into the right spirit and focus to move full speed ahead, ready? [Read more…]

Taking control: 7 Things That Most People Don’t Do

Taking controlIn the spirit of this blog motto… Ehm, what was the slogan again, you ask? Okay, here is a reminder:

“Be the Driver of your Own Life, not the Passenger. Starting now.” (It is also written up on the top of this blog, next to Simon.)

So, based on this motto, this post is all about taking control, or rather, it is all about giving you the incentive to (re-)take control.

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Three Motivational Quotes for Your Friday At Work

Three Motivational Quotes for Your Friday At WorkHow about a few motivational quotes and tips for this Friday morning? I felt like I needed some, so here are the quotes I have selected. Maybe it provides you an additional dose of inspiration and energy for the day!?

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1. Focus on what you excel at

“It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha [Read more…]

Learning Bites #3: Live The Moment

Learning Bites #3: Live The MomentThis is already the third month of the Learning Bites, time is flying by! If you would like to increase your daily minutes of living in the current moment, without stressing what is next and not remembering what you said because you were too distracted, this exercise might help you to do just that.

Simon, the mole, is hoping that you enjoyed the the previous editions! A short reminder for those who have not heard about the Learning Bites (for the rest, please be patient), the Learning Bites are short, concise and straight to the point to increase your learning effect. If you try them out, they only take 5 to 20 minutes to complete. [Read more…]

How Work Standing Up Is Boosting Your Energy Level (And Makes You Thin)

How Work Standing Up Is Boosting Your Energy LevelWhile I am writing this intro, I am actually standing, in fact I have been standing at my desk for the last four hours straight. I am starting to feel my feet a bit, but that is about it.

Why am I doing it? There are two reasons really, to avoid further back pain and now after one month, I would not want to miss the energy I get out of it. I am feeling more flexible then before. Most importantly, I do not get as cold as sitting down.

I guess there are some places where it does not make sense to work standing up, like replying to emails on your tablet while standing in a plane. That would not work too well, I guess. [Read more…]