Sunday, June 21, 2009

TQ says "Have More Fun"

"Guts are a combination of confidence, courage, conviction, strength of character, stick-to-itiveness, pugnaciousness, backbone, and intestinal fortitude. They are mandatory for anyone who wants to get to and stay at the top." ~ D A Benton

Your TQ Training Challenge for Friday, June 19, 2009:

Act Cheerfully -- Have More Fun.
When Was The Last Time You Had Any Fun?

One great way to cultivate an energetic attitude is to be sure you enjoy what you do. Look for things that are fun to do, and find new ways to have fun at what you're already doing.

Smile and laugh as much as possible. Instead of lunch, why not go to recess?

"An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?"~ Michel De Saint-Pierre

TQ says "Maximize Your Time"

Create Systems to Maximize
Time -- Yours & Others...
Would You Like To Leave A Message?

A good way to pass along messages without interrupting is to use E-mail or voice mail. When you leave a message, give as much information as possible to reduce phone tag.

Make your voice and electronic mail quick and effective. Before you write or talk, think. Tell the person what specific action or response you need.

"Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts."~ Ted W. Engstrom

Sunday, June 14, 2009

TQ says "Make Your Tasks Into A Routine"

"Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built."
~ James Allen

Your TQ Training Challenge for Sunday, June 14, 2009:

Create Efficient Routines --
Stick To Them...
Do You Complete Your Routine Jobs With A Minimum Of Effort?

Create routines for your recurrent tasks. After a while, they'll become automatic and you can breeze through them using only a minimum of thought and energy.

Create an efficient routine for each of your recurrent tasks this month and maximize your productivity.

"The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts."~ Booker T. Washington

Friday, June 12, 2009

TQ says "The Real Winners Are . . . "

"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better." ~ Barbara Pletcher

Your TQ Training Challenge for Thursday, June 11, 2009:

Promote Energy Gainers -- Eliminate ALL Energy Drainers...
Remember -- You're A Person, Not A Machine.

A healthy lifestyle makes you more productive. Eat the right foods, get sufficient rest, work out regularly, keep a positive outlook and don't overindulge.

Nothing fuels achievement like personal energy. The healthier you stay, the better you perform.

"The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary."~ Thomas A. Edison

TQ says "Winning Happens Day by Day"

"For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream." ~ Emmitt Smith

Your TQ Training Challenge for Friday, June 12, 2009:

Look for the Best in Every Situation...
the Opportunity in Every Problem...
If You Make A Mistake, Does That Mean You're A Failure?

See mistakes not as failures, but as learning experiences. Whatever you do when you make a mistake, learn from it; and be sure to keep on going.

To be human is to make mistakes. You will stumble and fall from time to time. When you do, get back up.

"If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness."~ Les Brown

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Key to Happiness

"There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants -- more than anything else -- to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are -- and have always been." ~ Joseph Brooks

Your TQ Training Challenge for Thursday, May 21, 2009:

Review The Status of Your
Major Roles -- Frequently...
Are You Seeing The Whole Picture?

Notice how all the different roles you play fit together to fulfill your life physically, socially, mentally and spiritually. Keeping all your different roles in life healthy is crucial to lifelong happiness.

Today's satisfaction and success come from the harmonious interaction and fulfillment of all your roles.

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."~ Albert Schweitzer

Are You Committed to Your Goal?

"The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. " ~ Felix Adler

Your TQ Training Challenge for Saturday, May 23, 2009:

Fully Commit to ACHIEVING Your
Goal -- or Change It...
How Much Fuel Is In Your Tank?

When you become genuinely committed to a goal, you automatically become more enthusiastic and motivated to achieve it.

Your goals must capture your passion and set you on fire, or they're not worth a place on your agenda.

"If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone."~ Donny Osmond

Focus On the Positive

You get what you focus on. Focus on the positive, desired outcome.

A positive expectation provides the confidence to do whatever it takes to succeed at your next task.

"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude."~ Timothy Bentley

Robert Genn on "Work"

When Barbara Walters asked Sir Laurence Olivier how he might wish to be remembered, he replied, "As something like an expert workman." Barbara said, "Sounds so prosaic." Olivier reflected for a moment and said, "Well, I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman. Or a workwoman."

Esoterica: We are workpeople who give ourselves permission to put our own individual spin to our craft. It is this spin that makes art so absorbing, so interesting and so valuable to others. It's this spin that keeps us at it. You can have small wins practically every day, and what losses you may suffer can often be rectified on the next go-round. Artists spin their own lottos.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

More from "" - Eliminate the Unrewarding

Simplify by Eliminating What's No
Longer Interesting or Rewarding...
Want To Do More In Less Time?

Simplify your life. Discover what matters most to you and then do that. This frees you to get more of the important things done, and in less time.

Focus on the important. Eliminate the rest.

"In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking."~ Sir John Lubbock

TQ says "Take Action Now!"

"I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty." ~ Barbara Walters

Your TQ Training Challenge for Saturday, June 6, 2009:

Take Immediate Action on
Whatever's Next -- REGARDLESS...
Do You Read The Reviews Before You Stage The Play?

If you commit to taking action now, you'll get into the habit of acting before negative messages kick in. Instead of "I can't do this," you'll be telling yourself how wonderful you are for getting the job done so quickly!

The longer you put something off, the more time obstacles have to show up. By taking action immediately, you're finished before they arrive!

"Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions."~ John Randolph

TQ says "Just Say No!"

"The king is the man/woman who can." ~ Thomas Carlyle

Your TQ Training Challenge for Sunday, June 7, 2009:

Say "NO" to Some Things to Have
More Time for the RIGHT Things...
Thank You For Asking, But No Thank You.

One of the most effective skills you can have is the ability to say "NO" -- courteously and judiciously. There are times when an appropriate "NO" can save you hours or even days of additional effort.

Just say "NO" to all distracting invitations when you must stay focused on your current projects at hand.

"Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can."~ Willis Whitney