List Building + Focus = Success

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there”, said Theodore Roosevelt, a man who recognized the true potential of the human being. Sadly, most people don’t reach deep level of thinking and experience little or no results in their life, because they lack self confidence.

The Bucket List is one of the best movies of 2008, and it would be cruel not to give it an Oscar award. It teaches viewers how to make the best out of any situation, even a tragic illness like brain cancer. The Bucket List features 2 of the best and most experienced actors in Hollywood (Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson), and the chemistry between the two is marvelous. Some of the recurring themes throughout the movie are living for the present (having fun in the current moment); appreciating the little things in your daily life, while not worrying about what happens in the future. The work that was put into making the movie was tremendous, and it shows during the presentation. So whether you are young or old, The Bucket List is sure to have a strong follow me message for everyone.

During the challenge, you need all the support you can get.. It’s a good idea to publish your articles on your blog and then link the post to your Twitter and Facebook page. After the post, ask for comments and then if you can, comment on the comments made.

Are you visibly committed to the long-term success of your team members? Your folks must see you as their guide, their cheerleader, and their champion. If they see you instead as a policeman, or as someone who does nothing but check up on them, they’ll get the notion that you’re only committed to your own career. And they might be right.

Do not expect results instantly. These things take time. You may stumble along the way, get rejected, shut out most of the time as your child grows up, don’t feel bad about it but instead, know that you acknowledge these events and make this a motivation and not stop trying. You’re child will soon learn that your efforts to give positive discipline helped them feel that you care about the person that they will become.

Anything worth achieving is worth documenting. How else will you keep track of your progress? When I decided to write these newsletters, I made a commitment to write x number of pages per day. If you are working during the day you can commit to blocking off periods of one to two hours per night of “freedom time”. If the phone rings don’t answer it, if your house is burning down, use your free hand to call a fire truck..get it? All interruptions will be valid if you allow them to be. “Freedom Time” is your time to figure out how to get out of the rat race so take it seriously. P.S. I was joking about the house burning down scenario!

Usually, they feel that they are too big; too experienced; too senior to say sorry and accept their mistakes and failure. Probably, at that age and at that level they find it too difficult to admit that “No, I don’t know”. Probably, they too are ruled by their ego. No, don’t get me wrong. I am not expecting my elders and seniors to say sorry but we can change this perception with our youngsters. Can we? Let’s continue to learn from everybody and anybody, irrespective of age, position, relation etc.

Remember these tips: Choose a location that appeal to you. A cafe, library or a park with weather being so nice right now. Pack your bag with items that inspire you. Maybe include motivational quotes or stories. Make it colorful and fun. Take crayons or markers with you to make your ideas beautiful. Take a notebook or journal. One last tip, I start my Creative Mini-Retreat by doing something relaxing. I might pick up a beautiful magazine and looking at the pictures for inspiration. I would suggest your find your own tool that relaxes your mind before you engage into connecting it to your creative side.