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Top 7 "Best Pieces of Advice I Ever Received"

Most of the advice you receive arrives in general terms. Advice such as "live in the moment." Now that's good advice but how specifically does one go about living in the moment?

Today's list has specific suggestions of what I refer to as "Some of the best advice I ever received." What do you think?

1. Keep a journal. How can this be such good advice?

When you regularly write in your journal, you open communications links between your subconscious mind and your conscious mind. By writing your thoughts you capture your subconscious activity on paper.

2. Use self-talk to build your self-image. Specific phrases:

  • I like myself." (Brian Tracy)
  • "I can do this."
  • "I love people."

Rrepeated aloud fast 50 times, these put a positive message in your mind.

3. Plan your day in writing.

Not at the minute by minute level but in big blocks of time; an hour minimum. Decide the accomplishment you want from that hour.

4. Always have a learning project - only one.

I have a pet theory that you can become an expert on virtually anything in 90 days; give it a try. Focus your attention on one subject until you master it. If you have two projects you may not accomplish either.

5. Identify in writing your high-priority values.

For specific guidance on identifying values complete the free Mini-Course "PD 101 Values Analysis" on my web site.

6. Get help from a wizard.

The world has changed. You can't successfully negotiate your way through life on your own push. Others will help with advice and effort if you just ask. See the article "Quest" from my web site.

7. Give yourself credit.

At the end of every day, identify in writing, in your time management tool, three things that you did well or caused you to feel proud.

Bonus Advice: Unwind!

8. Take at least 15 minutes of still time each day to close your eyes and let your mind unwind. For those who say they don't have time I answer - do you take time to stop for gas while on a long trip? If you work with your brain it's the same principle.

Today's Top 7 Business List was submitted by Dan Knapp, MBA, Personal Coach. Visit his new web site at http://www.danknapp.com/ and try the new mini-courses on Tolerations, Boundaries and Planned Happiness.

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