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Tips for Taking Action

Tuesday March 17, 2009 #104

“How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?”

~Anthony Robbins

JAMmer LK shares these simple but effective tips for how to get started on taking action:

Making a meeting time with oneself to address the things that ‘should’ get done but do not seem to even get started is a helpful way to take action. Another tip is to divide each task into bite size segments help to accomplish step by step instead of putting the whole thing off.  …now on to a few of the next things on my list. . . .

Give these tips a try and get moving on the path to your best tomorrow!


March 19, 2009 Posted by | Goal Setting, Take Action | | Leave a comment

Stand up!

Thursday March 12, 2009 #103

 “If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.”

 ~Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

Courage is a rare commodity today.  Too many are willing to sit back while life happens to them, taking what comes, and usually complaining about the inequity of it all.

Not you, not today.  Stand up.  Take action to shape the life you desire.  You will get knocked down from time too time, but more often than not your actions will take you forward.  Stand up!

March 19, 2009 Posted by | Take Action | , | Leave a comment

What is your dream?

Tuesday March 10, 2009 #102

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”

~John Lennon

You have a dream.  It may be small; a way to make a small improvement at work, a better way to approach a project.  It may be big; climbing a mountain, meeting your hero.  Or something in between.

Whatever it is, stop dreaming alone.  Share your dream with others. The simple act of articulating your dream starts you on the path to reality.

What is your dream?

March 19, 2009 Posted by | Goal Setting, intention, Success, Take Action | , | Leave a comment

A life well-lived

Thursday March 5, 2009 #101

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.   

~William Jennings Bryan

From frequent contributor BE:

These are quite similar, but #1 reminded me of something my Dad told me when I was learning to play golf at the age of nine or ten years old.  He made the earth/golf connection as well:

1)”I hope that my achievements in life shall be these — that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I’ve done and who I’ve been.” ~C. Hoppe

2)”Leave the golf course in better condition than you found it; fix an extra ball mark; repair your divots and one more: always rake your bunkers.” ~My Dad

How is your life looking?  Any divots to fill in?

March 8, 2009 Posted by | intention | , , | Leave a comment

give, give, give, give, give

Tuesday March 4, 2009 #100

“I live by five little words:  give, give, give, give, give”  

~David K Aaker

David, my good friend and mentor, taught me this quote 15 years ago and it has resonated with me ever since.  David has lived and continues to live a life of service and his example lends credence to the idea that we get the most when we help others the most.  In that spirit, I chose this quote for today’s JAM – the 100th opportunity to give something to you, my JAMmin readers.

Thank you for being a loyal reader, many of you since the first JAM on January 15th of last year.  I commit to you that you can count on receiving the next 100 JAMs as I give, give, give, give, give.

(David K Aaker is a nationally known speaker in the US, focusing on customer service, leadership, and business ethics.  Check out his site at www.davidkaaker.com.)

March 8, 2009 Posted by | JAM with Mike | , , | Leave a comment