Empowering Links: Week of 15th October

Eric from NLP Schedule emailed me to let me know about his site, and boy! It’s a mega-treasure trove of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) goodies. I know many of you here like me, are NLP addicts and will love the resources on that site. Thanks for the intro, Eric!

Elona gives you a method on how to talk so your kids will listen with Hand Your Work In So I Can Give You Some Marks.

The ever excellent Merlin Mann of 43 Folders has summed up his top 5 super-obvious, “no-duh” ways to immediately improve your life:

1) Reduce noise

2) Write things down

3) Focus on action

4) Get out of your inbox

5) Get pickier

And he’s scored interviews with the productivity guru himself, David Allen, on a series of podcasts! Now released, on procrastination and plugging leaks in your productivity.

Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning ‘continous improvement‘. Jason shows us how we can apply the concept to our daily lives in Practice your personal Kaizen. My favorite strategy gleamed from that post is to tackle the easiest problems first, so you build momentum and confidence when you go after the bigger ones.

Besides the hilarious Dilbert comics, I had no idea creator Scott Adams had been so successful; valedictorian, $100,000 for paid speaking gigs, co-owner of 2 cafes…all this even though he’s failed 9 times out of 10. His advice? Go in over your head (found via Seth Godin).

And Senia gives us this wonderful quote by Pablo Picasso:

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

2 Responses to “Links to Inspiration: Week of 18th May 2008”

  1. I agree that a key to self management is self esteem. I would offer that true life inspiration happens when you find something you love to do and make it a part of your everyday experience. Here’s an exercise:

    1. Write down 10 things you love to do or that bring you the most joy. I call this the “You List”

    2. Then record how many times a day you do one of the things on your list

    3. Give each day of the week a rating from 1-10

    4. Your best day usually comes out to be the day you do the most things on your “You List”

  2. ClickALifeCoach
    May 29 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I can easily relate to the first part of the story, in the past I was one of those people pretending you have done something and then be very uncomfortable when someone asks more detailed questions.
    It is not a good feeling and being upfront from the beginning really saves you the embarassment later.