Wednesday, May 04, 2005

I need a snorkle this week

Finally coming up for air -- it has been an unbelievably busy week, and it does not stop until the close of business on Friday.

I'm reading a book called "How Full Is Your Bucket?" - a piece focused on positive motivation.

The book gives some great examples of filling or emptying of buckets and gives some practical strategies for filling buckets. They are as follows:

-- Prevent bucket dipping - are you adding to people's buckets or taking away?

-- Shine a light on what is right - spend time, energy and attention to what is right, rather than focusing on the negative.

-- Make best friends - great relationships lead to increased satisfaction in life and in business

-- Give unexpectedly - the gifts can be material or intangible (ie: trust, respect, gratitude), but given unexpectedly increases their "bucket filling power"

-- Reverse the Golden rule - "Do unto others as they would have you do unto them".

A short, but great read. Even I read 1/2 of the book in my first sitting and I usually don't read 1/2 of anything at one time!


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