You always have options

  • 05 January 2016 |
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You-always-have-optionsBy chance I came across an old article during Christmas. The story gave me a reminder of making good choises, and I believe it is a good start for the new year. Here it is: 

Magne is always in a good mood. He is positive and a natural motivator. If a colleague have a bad day, Magne helps them to see the positive in the situation. One of his colleagues were curious about how he always managed to be this way, and asked him straight forward.

"Every morning I tell myself that you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood.

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Haste makes waste

  • 02 July 2015 |
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Allow time for reflection!!

reflectionVibeke Holtskog and her stories inspires me. This story is from her, and I want to share it:

Once upon a time, a woodcutter applied for a job at a timber company. Because he was both strong and eager, he got the job right away. Payment and working conditions were very good, and the woodcutter decided to do his very best in his new job. His boss gave him a brand-new axe and showed him the area where he was to fell trees.

He went out at once to start his assignment, and already the first day he fell 18 trees!

"Congratulations," said the boss and smiled contentedly. "Keep it up!"

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Presence

  • 02 July 2015 |
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Presence is the key to discover opportunities!

presenceIn Washington, DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, a man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing.  He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule. 

About 4 minutes later the violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes, a young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. 

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Seize opportunities

  • 02 July 2015 |
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Achieve continuous improvement by grasping opportunities!

possibilitiesHave you missed opportunities because you were not aware of them? It takes courage to defy the fear of doing something new or introduce a change, but by focusing on what you can accomplish it is easier to overcome fear. By thinking through what you have to fear or lose, you will often find that the fear is groundless.

You have to switch OFF your autopilot, which says NO to what you do not know enough about, causing missed opportunities. Instead, ask question and be curious! Once you have enough information, it is easier to make a correct choice.

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