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16 Rules – Taking One Per Week

Which one is your favorite?

Don’t just read these or smile over a few; take one with you each week or month, and let me know how you apply it?

  1. Get and stay out of your comfort zone.  (WHAT comfort zone??  Nov 2013 is when I realized there is no such thing for me as a comfort zone. I’ve learned to be comfortable with uncertainty, with not knowing what is behind doors number 1, 2 OR 3!)
  2. Never give up
  3. When you’re ready to quit, you’re closer than you think
  4. With regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing could be
  5. Focus on what you want to have happen
  6. Take things a day at a time
  7. Always be moving forward
  8. Be quick to decide
  9. Measure everything of significance
  10. Anything that is not managed will deteriorate
  11. Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you’re doing
  12. Never let anybody push you around
  13. Never expect life to be fair
  14. Solve your own problems
  15. Don’t take yourself too seriously
  16. There’s always a reason to smile.

Forget “One-a-Day” — best policy is to live with each concept thoroughly and get it right before focusing on the next.  I’ll add my own comments in parentheses after each rule, so please share and add your own as well.  What do these rules mean to you, and how will you apply them?

Thanks to my dear friend who knows my fondness for digital marketing leaders like Bob Parsons, and shared this with me recently.

 

Bob Parsons® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General

Please read the entire text and share: Copyright © 2004 Bob Parsons http://www.bobparsons.me. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

Are All Judges, or Relationships with Judges created Equal?

Let’s put all our cards on the table:

Have you seen or experienced something “off” in a court room?  Or heard a story of someone getting a “raw deal” that just didn’t make any sense?

Well, here is just a part of the explanation, but be forewarned, that this is just one sliver of the answer…or the tip of that mysterious iceberg.

The result of some intelligent persistence by a reporter and parents and some others who believe that we, as citizens of the United States which provides for Equal Access and Due Process, deserve something better:

CBS Atlanta and Jeff Chirico follow parents through stories revealing that Court outcomes sometimes have more behind the curtain than you think.

Just imagine if you had no way of learning that something like this was influencing the outcome of a case where your life and your children depended on the truth counting?

Simple question:  should you be in the know about things like this that are in play in your case before the Court?

Email answers, more questions or news about your case to My Advocate Center, or just follow @MyAdvocateCentr on Twitter to learn more as we peel back the layers hiding the facts and figures driving these stories.

Power is more Valuable when Shared

Trial and Error:  we know how crucial this is to progress, for change to occur.

We’ve all tried to gain and retain power.  Hopefully along the way we’ve realized that when you try too hard to control everything, to be the ONE in power and to use power for your own benefit, it’s just not enough.  It backfires.

That is something that I had to learn.  Being Type A and all…

Power comes from God and when we try to claim and use it ourselves, it becomes meaningless if not harmful.  More backfiring than anything.

So why not share any sense of power that you have and see what happens?

Let someone else feel the sense of being in control of a situation, or the satisfaction of receiving credit or being in the spotlight.  See what they do with it.  You never know; you might just gain a greater sense of control and power by being the generous one and sharing what you know you possess.

It sounds like an uncertain proposition, but I can tell you that it works.  Unless you are mostly concerned with appearances, that is.

If you are secure and confident, you’ll have no issue with giving someone else a chance to feel their own power, sense of security in their ability or status.

Try this at work, at home or with a challenging neighbor.   Your children are different – they need to know you are in control and that they are safe and secure with you in charge and running interference, but you can still find ways to help them claim strength, confidence and realize that they, too, can own power and use it wisely.   Show them how to empower and uplift others and you are giving them the priceless gift of owning power.  You have to own it to be able to give it away.   Giving to others puts you more in control of your universe.

Seeing change in others when you empower them or support their cause…whether you are doing this in the military for citizens of another country, as a teacher in middle school, or advocating for parents as an attorney or counselor, just know this is your gift to claim, feel good about and then pay forward.

 

 

Not Just Another Squeaky Wheel

Why just make noise when you can take action, fix a problem, give back, set an example?  Start out by making noise & asking others to help you find answers.  But don’t forget to get your own wheel fixed first!  It’s often much easier to point out issues or solutions to others while ignoring our own…so take care of yourself, and then look around to see who needs the oil can next. But by all means don’t just keep rollin’ along!

Imagine being a pioneer in the early years of taming the West: broken wheels didn’t get you very far, did they? It’s amazing what can happen when you can admit you’re broken and connect with those who have solutions, good resources, and peace of mind you can draw from.

What about faith? Mine is in God and for sure not in myself. A wise man recently shared that I was trying too hard, and said, “We are supposed to be living FROM God, and not just FOR God.” Hmm, you mean draw our strength & confidence from that source as we forge ahead? Well, I’ll try it. No guarantees that is how it will look to you, my observers, critics, supporters, or my children. Let’s see how this goes. Join me?