1. Time is more valuable than money
2. Random Acts of kindness
3. No Balls, No Babies
4. Work Hard, Play Hard
5. Don't let fear be a roadblock
6. Expect the unexpected, and always be ready
7. It's Ok to yell and be yelled at
8. Everybody gets down, the key is how soon you get back up
9. It's not if the glass is half empty, or half full, it's who is pouring the water
10. It's not in the dreaming, it's in the doing
11. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered
12. You only have to be right once
Fundamental Techniques in Handling People
Don't criticize, condemn or complain.
Give honest and sincere appreciation.
Arouse in the other person an eager want.
Seven ways to make people like you
Become genuinely interested in other people.
Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most
important sound in any language.
Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
Talk in terms of the other person's interests.
Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely.
Win people to your way of thinking
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say, "You're wrong."
If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
Begin in a friendly way.
Get the other person saying "yes, yes" immediately.
Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers.
Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view.
Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires.
Appeal to the nobler motives.
Dramatize your ideas.
Throw down a challenge.
Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment
A leader's job often includes changing your people's attitudes and
behavior. Some suggestions to accomplish this:
Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly.
Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
Let the other person save face.
Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be
"hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise."
Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.
An Uncommon Way To Wealth
As a Man Thinketh
The Art of War
The Art of Worldly Wisdom
The Four Laws of Debt Free Prosperity
Full Faith and Credit
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The New Machiavelli (The Art of Politics in Business)
Power (The 48 laws)
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
Ten Theories of Human Nature
Think and Grow Rich
Traditions of Wealth
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
Earnest is better than hip
Don't complain, just work harder
Treat the disease, not the symptom
Don't obsess over what people think
Look for the best in everybody
Watch what people do, not what they say
Get people's attention
Always say, `Thank you!'
All you have is what you bring with you
A bad apology is worse than no apology
Tell the truth
No job is beneath you
Never give up
Be a communitarian
All you have to do is ask. Don't be afraid to appear ignorant.
Scroll 1: Definiteness of Purpose
Successful people move on their own initiative,
but they know where they are going before they start.
Scroll 2: Mastermind Alliance
No man can become a permanent success without taking
others along with him.
Scroll 3: Applied Faith
You can if you believe you can.
Scroll 4: Going the Extra Mile
The most successful people are those who serve the
greatest number of people.
Scroll 5: Pleasing Personality
It is essential that you develop a Pleasing Personality -
pleasing to yourself and others.
Scroll 6: Personal Initiative
Scroll 7: Positive Mental Attitude
Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things
you don't want.
Scroll 8: Enthusiasm
To be enthusiastic - act enthusiastically
Scroll 9: Self-Discipline
Direct your thoughts, control your emotions
and ordain your destiny
Scroll 10: Accurate Thinking
Truth will be truth, regardless of a closed mind,
ignorance or the refusal to believe.
Scroll 11: Controlled Attention
Keep your mind on the things you want
and off the things you don't want.
Scroll 12: Teamwork
Harmonious cooperation is a priceless asset which you can
acquire in proportion to your giving.
Scroll 13: Adversity and Defeat
Remember: every defeat, every disappointment and every adversity
carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit
Scroll 14: Creative Vision
The imagination is the workshop of the soul wherein are shaped
all plans for individual achievement.
Scroll 15: Maintenance of Sound Health
play, rest, laugh
Scroll 16: Budgeting Time and Money
Tell me how you use your space time and how you spend your money,
and I will tell you where and what you will be ten year
from now. 8 sleep , 8 work , 8 recreation
Scroll 17: Cosmic Habitforce
You are where you are and what you are because of your
established habits and thoughts and deeds.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Change starts from within, and highly effective people make the
decision to improve their lives through the things that they can
influence rather than by simply reacting to external forces.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Develop a principle-centered personal mission statement. Extend the
mission statement into long-term goals based on personal principles.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Spend time doing what fits into your personal mission, observing the
proper balance between production and building production capacity.
Identify the key roles that you take on in life, and make time for
each of them.
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Seek agreements and relationships that are mutually beneficial. In
cases where a "win/win" deal cannot be achieved, accept the fact that
agreeing to make "no deal" may be the best alternative. In developing
an organizational culture, be sure to reward win/win behavior among
employees and avoid inadvertantly rewarding win/lose behavior.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
First seek to understand the other person, and only then try to be
understood. Stephen Covey presents this habit as the most important
principle of interpersonal relations. Effective listening is not
simply echoing what the other person has said through the lens of
one's own experience. Rather, it is putting oneself in the perspective
of the other person, listening emphatically for both feeling and
Habit G: Synergize
Through trustful communication, find ways to leverage individual
differences to create a whole that is greater than the sum of the
parts. Through mutual trust and understanding, one often can solve
conflicts and find a better solution than would have been obtained
through either person's own solution.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Take time out from production to build production capacity through
personal renewal of the physical, mental, social/emotional, and
spiritual dimensions. Maintain a balance among these dimensions.
Atul Gawande - See if you can keep the conversation going.
My Rule #1 Ask an unscripted question
My Rule #2 Don't whine
My Rule #3 Count something
My Rule #4 Write something
"The invention of a mechanism for the systematic publication of fragments of scientific work may well have been the key event in the history of modern science." - The physician and poet Lewis Thomas
My Rule #5 my final rule for a good life in medicine, is: Change
Nonetheless, make yourself an early adopter
Don't let yourself be. Find something new to try, something to change. Count how often it succeeds and how often it doesn't. Write about it. Ask a patient or a colleague what they think about it.
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