Note: This post is written by Colin Christensen Managing people in the workplace (or anywhere else for that matter) is a difficult task. Everyone is different, so there are no hard and fast rules to motivating him or her to be more productive. Leaders have to understand the difference between introverts and extroverts to light a fire in their belly effectively, and push them to perform as well as they can. Below are the best ways to motivate extroverted and introverted people for productivity.
A while back, there was a viral news story here in Indonesia: the father of a famous celebrity was found begging on the street. When the government’s social agency picked him up, he was in terrible condition. He didn’t have any belongings. He didn’t even have a single penny. And he apparently hadn’t taken a shower for days. This became viral because his daughter is a famous celebrity with lots and lots of money. How could this happen? As it turns out, the celebrity’s father and mother divorced years ago when she was just 7 years old. Since then, the father worked odd jobs until one day he could no longer find any more jobs. Not knowing what else to do, he became a beggar. And not being able to pay rent, he just slept wherever he could.
Note: This post is written by Rick Riddle By the control of the subconscious mind, you get control over the conscious. ~ Swami Vivekananda Many years ago, Dr. Maxell Maltz, a well-known plastic surgeon in New York, wrote a book, called Psychocybernetics. In it he discussed the power of the subconscious in controlling our opinions of ourselves. He recounted many stories of people who came to him for plastic surgery of all varieties – some with ugly noses; some who had been disfigured in an accident; some who wanted to reverse the effects of aging. Some patients were thrilled with the results. Others, even though the results were wonderful, continued to see themselves as ugly. He finally realized that these negative people had programmed their subconscious minds that they were ugly, and that was still their dominant thought. The book is a great read with some very practical advice about how to fix that negativity that is seated with the subconscious.
Note: This post is written by Saurabh Srivastava So, you have got this dream. It might be writing a novel, building up a popular blog, making 6 pack abs, and anything else. You might know people who reached these goals, and their journey was just a long walk on the warm sand. And here, you have been hustling on the thorns since quite a long and yet you find yourself reaching nowhere. If this is the case, there are great chances that you might have fallen in one, or more, of the traps that are pulling you down.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle Your habits play an important role in your life. Having good habits will lead you to an effective life. Having bad habits, on the other hand, will lead you to failures. So it’s essential that you build good habits. Scott Adams once said that “Losers have goals and winners have systems.” But what systems do you need to have? Well, I believe that one of them is a habit-building system. The reason? Because good habits don’t happen automatically.
Note: This post is written by Kamal Gill Have you ever re-watched a children’s movie and got more out of it as an adult than you previously did as a child? In honor of Rudyard Kipling’s story The Jungle Book recently hitting movie theatres across the globe; I thought I’d take a look back at the 1967 Walt Disney classic that warmed the hearts of many of us growing up. I remember watching this as a child a couple of times (okay maybe a couple of hundred times!) and absolutely loving it, so I thought I’d watch it again as an adult just for fun. I was surprised to notice many valuable lessons embedded into the story that I wish I knew earlier. Here are 7 life lessons we can all learn from The Jungle Book.