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What’s Your Morning Ritual? 4 Suggestions to Win the Morning

  “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” (Marcus Aurelius)   They say, “Win the morning, win the day!” What’s your morning ritual? Here are four suggestions: 1. Enrich the Spirit – Start with prayer and Scripture …

CLAYGO (Clean As You Go) for Laptops

Having a chaotic digital environment in your computer can disrupt workflow and kill inspiration. How do we keep our laptops clean and clutter free?  We clean our homes so we won’t get visited by vermin and unwanted bugs — and have peace of mind. In the office, we want to see a clean work table,…

3 Ingredients of a Right Attitude at Work

Attitude matters. A person with the right attitude can turn any difficult situation into an opportunity. I like what Winston Churchill once said: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Any type of work is not without any difficulty, but in our most challenging situations, opportunity…

How to Sell Well: 3 Principles in Making a Sale

Whether we’re aware or not, we’re all into sales. When we talk to our kids about values, say respect, we’re selling to them the concept, and want them to “buy-in.”  When you have a great idea for a strategic direction, you “sell” the good points and convince others to buy it.  For those who are…

Three Truths About Failure and How to Rise from It

Is failure inevitable? I think it is. At certain points in our lives we will fall short.  We do have to accept that while it’s something we should always avoid, it is an ingredient to success. It is in learning from it that we grow strong and wise. Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the martial art…

How to Tap Your Creative Side to Solve Your Biggest Work Problems

Creativity is not limited to people who can dance, paint, and do graphic design. When we are able to think of a solution to a problem, that means we are able to create something of value. We can be artists. Seth Godin, in his book “Linchpin” sheds light to what I mean. He defines what an…

Why People Follow Leaders: 3 Things Disciples are Curious About

In the roles we play, we are either a leader or a follower.  Find out why we follow leaders — why we are curious about them. Taking on a follower’s perspective may help in our own leadership in the workplace or in our homes. I have observed that there are three things people are curious about when…

How to Have an “Exceed Mindset”

Often we set a target and try to reach them; and often enough, we fall a little bit short. Why? This has something to do with mindset. Some would set a low target and “exceed” it. Remember, the only person you’re fooling is yourself. Here are three things that will help you acquire an Exceed…

How to Build Relational Capital: Why “Friend Raising” is the key to Fund Raising

In whatever business you are in — capital is needed. Whether the capital is monetary or “perspiratory” (hard work!), it involves a key aspect: relationships. Here are guides to “friend raising” to help build your relational capital. 1. Build Genuine Friendships Love the people you work with. It’s felt with the authentic “How are you?”…

Why Busy People Need a Longer Time to Meditate

“Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed,” said Saint Francis de Sales. Find out why meditation is a requirement for busy people.  Before you can fire up your performance, you’ve got to fire up your soul! Meditation helps you “find your center in…

No one is exempt from feeling tired or getting demotivated at work. A dismaying experience may have caused this – like being rejected, efforts are not being acknowledged, or having a habit of easily getting depressed. 

With all the pressures building up to provide for family and to prepare for the future, there is no time to get bogged down by feelings of discouragement. We want to overcome procrastination – the number one dream killer – and go full steam ahead with our work so we can reach our goals.

This website, The Fired Up Life, will help you motivate yourself to get your career moving to reach its highest potential.

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