Conscious Tips & Quotes – Conscious Manager – Online Magazine A holistic approach to self, business and life. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 12:33:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Determine Your True Goals Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:58:58 +0000 “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”  --- Jimmy Dean

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” --- Jimmy Dean

Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.

1. Write down your three most important goals in life right now.

2. What are your three most pressing problems or worries right now?

3. If you won a million dollars cash, tax free, tomorrow, what changes in your life would you make immediately?

4. What do you really love to do? What gives you the greatest feelings of value, importance and satisfaction?

5. If you could wave a magic wand over your life and have anything you wanted, what would you wish for?

6. What would you do, how would you spend your time, if you only had six months left to live?

7. What would you really want to do with your life, especially if you had no limitations?


Written by Akrura dasa Conscious Coaching

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Clarity Wed, 25 May 2011 17:18:39 +0000 Lifetime goals!

You'll fail at a 100% of the goals you don't set. - Mark Victor Hansen

Clarity might help you achieve success and happiness.

Lack of clarity is probably more responsible for frustration and underachievement than any other single factor.

That’s why we say that “Success is goals, and all else is commentary.

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.

* The Three Keys to High Achievement *

You could even say that the three keys to high achievement are, “Clarity, Clarity, Clarity,” with regard to your goals.

Your success in life will be largely determined by how clear you are about what it is you really, really want.

* Write and Rewrite Your Goals *

The more you write and rewrite your goals and the more you think about them, the clearer you will become about them.

The clearer you are about what you want, the more likely you are to do more and more of the things that are consistent with achieving them.

Meanwhile, you will do fewer and fewer of the things that don’t help to get the things you really want.

* The Seven Step Process for Achieving Goals *

Here is the simple, seven-step process that you can use to achieve your goals faster and easier than ever before.

First, decide exactly what you want in each area of your life. Be specific!

Second, write it down, clearly and in detail;

Third, set a specific deadline. If it is a large goal, break it down into sub-deadlines and write them down in order;

Fourth, make a list of everything you can think of that you will have to do to achieve your goal. As you think of new items, add them to your list;

Fifth, organize the items on your list into a plan by placing them in the proper sequence and priority;

Sixth, take action immediately on the most important thing you can do on your plan. This is very important!

Seventh, do something every day that moves you toward the attainment of one or more of your important goals. Maintain the momentum!

* Join the Top 3% *

Fewer than three percent of adults have written goals and plans that they work on every single day.

When you sit down and write out your goals, you move yourself into the top 3% of people in our society.

And you will soon start to get the same results that they do.

* Review Your Goals Daily *

Study and review your goals every day to be sure they are still your most important goals.

You will find yourself adding goals to your list as time passes.

You will also find yourself deleting goals that are no longer as important as you once thought.

Whatever your goals are, plan them out thoroughly, on paper, and work on them every single day.

This is one fo the most important keys to peak performance and maximum achievement.

Set a deadline, make a plan, and put it into action and work on it every day. Make this goal your major definite purpose for the weeks and months ahead.

* Action Exercises *

Here is how you can apply this law immediately:

First, make a list of ten goals that you would like to achieve in the coming year. Write them down in the present tense, as though a year has passed and you have already accomplished them.

Second, from your list of ten goals, ask yourself, “What one goal, if I were to accomplish it, would have the greatest positive impact on my life?” Whatever it is, put a circle around this goal and move it to a separate sheet of paper.

Third, practice the seven-step method described above on this goal. Set a deadline, make a plan, and put it into action and work on it every day. Make this goal your major definite purpose for the weeks and months ahead.

Get ready for some amazing changes in your life.

Author: Brian Tracy
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Management and Leadeship Thu, 19 May 2011 15:32:04 +0000

Management means you make things happen.
Leadership means you make people happen.


Author: Conscious Coach –

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16 Tips on Avoiding Conflicts Due to E-mails Sat, 22 Jan 2011 12:49:55 +0000
Angry at computer

Don't try to solve a complex problem or conflict by e-mail. It generally only makes matters worse. Only a small percentage of full communications come through by e-mail

  1. Sending before you mean to. Enter the recipient’s e-mail address only when your e-mail is ready to be sent. This helps reduce the risk of an embarrassing misfire, such as sending an important e-mail to the wrong person or e-mailing a half-written note.
  2. Forgetting the attachment. If your e-mail includes an attachment, upload the file to the e-mail before composing it. This eliminates the embarrassing mistake of forgetting it before hitting “send,” and having to send another e-mail saying you forgot to attach the document.
  3. Expecting an instant response. Don’t send an e-mail and show up at the recipient’s desk 30 seconds later asking if they’ve received it. They did, and they’ll answer at their convenience. That’s the point of e-mail.
  4. Forwarding useless e-mails.
  5. Not reviewing all new messages before replying. When you return to e-mailing after a break, review all new e-mails before firing off responses. It might be hard to accept, but odds are, things did march on without you. Replying to something that was already handled by a co-worker creates extra communication, which can lead to confusion, errors, and at the very least, wasted time for everyone involved.
  6. Including your e-mail signature again and again. Nor do you need to include it at the end of an e-mail you send to your long-time co-worker who sits six feet away. If you have your e-mail program set to automatically generate a signature with each new message, take a second to delete it when communicating with someone who knows who you are. It’s always wise to include your phone number, but the entire blurb with your title and mailing address is often nothing but clutter.
  7. Composing the note too quickly. Don’t be careless; write every e-mail as if it will be read at Saint Peter’s Square during the blessing of a new Pope. Be respectful with your words and take pride in every communication.
  8. Failing to include basic greetings. Simple pleasantries do the trick. Say “hi” at the start of the message and “thanks” at the end. Be sure to use the recipient’s name. Be polite yet brief with your courtesy.
  9. E-mailing when you’re angry. Don’t do it. Ever. Recall buttons are far from a perfect science, and sending a business e-mail tainted by emotion is often a catastrophic mistake. It sounds cliche, but sleep on it. Save the message as a draft and see if you still want to send it the next morning.
  10. Underestimating the importance of the subject line. The subject line is your headline. Make it interesting, and you’ll increase the odds of getting the recipient’s attention. Our inboxes are cluttered; you need to be creative and direct to help the recipient cut through the noise. You should consistently use meaningful and descriptive subject lines. This will help your colleagues determine what you’re writing about and build your “inbox street cred,” which means important messages are more likely to be read.
  11. Using incorrect subject lines. Change the subject line if you’re changing the topic of conversation. Better yet, start a new e-mail thread.
  12. Not putting an e-mail in context. Even if you were talking to someone an hour ago about something, remind them in the e-mail why you’re writing. In this multi-tasking world of ours, it’s easy for even the sharpest minds to forget what’s going on.
  13. Using BCC too often. Use BCC (blind carbon copy) sparingly. Even though it’s supposed to be a secret, it rarely is. Burn someone once, and they’ll never trust you again. Likewise, forwarding e-mail is a great way to destroy your credibility. When people send you something, they aren’t expecting you to pass it on to your co-workers. The e-mail might make its way back to the sender, who will see that their original message was shared. They might not call you out on it, but they’ll make a mental note that you can’t be trusted.
  14. Relying too much on e-mail. News flash! No one is sitting around staring at their inbox waiting for your e-mail. If something is urgent, use another means of communication. A red “rush” exclamation point doesn’t compare to getting up from your desk and conducting business in person.
  15. Hitting “reply all” unintentionally. This is a biggie. And it’s not just embarrassing; depending on what you wrote in that e-mail, it can ruin your relationship with a co-worker or even your boss. Take extra care whenever you respond so you don’t hit this fatal button.
  16. Don’t try to solve a complex problem or conflict by e-mail. It generally only makes matters worse. Only a small percentage of full communications come through by e-mail (in comparison to face-to-face meetings or phone calls)
Author: Andrew Rosen
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14 Key Points in Dealing with Stress and Anxiety — ISKCON European Convention Fri, 14 Jan 2011 03:23:07 +0000

Being well organised is one of the key success points for the spiritualists also.

  1. Do the one thing that you aren’t doing now, but if you did do it well and regularly, would have the greatest impact in your life.
  2. The 80/20 rule. 80% of the most important things to do in life are on the top 20% of your prioritized list. Therefore, put “First things First.”
  3. Life has “speed bumps”—slow down, deal with the inevitable problems, and go on
  4. Who said life was suppose to be “fair”?
  5. Ask yourself: “Is this going to be important to me one year from now?
  6. Remember, in 80 years from now, practically no humans here will have the same body they have now
  7. Practice seeing the innocence behind other’s activities. Be careful in be judgmental, especially in questioning another devotees motives.
  8. Watch the mind. We careful of the “snowballing effect”—the mind going from one worry to another. Especially as the mind keeps going, “What if…”.
  9. Separate “toxic” worry from “natural” worry.
  10. Make proper use of technology. Turn the phone off during prasadam (meal time). Don’t do e-mails too early in the morning.
  11. Consider using “Block Time”. Do all meetings at one time, phone calls, rounds, etc.
  12. Deal with Procrastination: Get started on big projects or things you don’t like to do by doing just a little bit. Even tell yourself you’ll just do five minutes of work on that thing.
  13. Remember, often the greatest enemy of “great” is “good”. Learn to say “no” when it will interfere with a greater “yes” in the service of Krishna (God).
  14. Find balance in your life. It is one of our greatest challenges.

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Art of Questions Delegation Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:41:14 +0000 Art of question delegation

Do you do a great deal more work than your colleagues? Why?

These questions might be helpful for delegating services to others:

1. Do you operate a policy of ‘if you want a job done well, do it yourself’?
2. Do you try to do everything yourself?
3. Would you trust your senior staff to do your job as well as you, given time and support? If not, why not?
4. Could some of your staff do it better? How do you feel about that?
5. Do you do a great deal more work than your colleagues? Why?
6. Do you feel stressed? What are the reasons?
7. How would you feel if you had spare time? What would you do with it?
8. Do you give others jobs you dislike doing?
9. If you were ill for six months, could your next-in-command do your job effectively? What does this tell you about your management style?
10. Do you not delegate because some people might become too powerful?
11. Do you ask or tell staff to do tasks?
12. Do you discuss with those staff precisely what the job entails, ask their views and negotiate what is expected of them?
13. Do you give the delegatee your full powers to do the job?
14. Do you inform others what authority you are giving the delegatee?
15. Do you check up on delegatees? For what reasons? Are they valid?
16. If the completed job meets your specifications would you implement it without modification?
17. Do you ever take credit for the work done by junior staff?
18. Are you jealous of any of your subordinates?
19. How would you feel if you kept losing senior staff through promotion?
20. Do you give adequate constructive feedback and praise?

Author: Sefton Davis is an independent consultant and trainer specialising in management in education.

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9 Instructions by Bhismadeva Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:30:39 +0000 angry stop

By self-control one can be free from false hopes.

Bhismadeva advised for all human beings nine qualifications:

1. Not to become angry
2. Not to lie
3. To equally distribute wealth
4. To forgive
5. To beget children only by one’s legitimate wife
6. To be pure in mind and hygienic in body
7. Not to be inimical toward anyone
8. To be simple
9. To support servants or subordinates.

Bhismadeva also advices this:

To get freedom from anger, one should learn how to forgive.
To be free from unlawful desires one should not make plans.
By spiritual culture one is able to conquer sleep.
By tolerance only can one conquer desires and avarice.
Disturbances from various diseases can be avoided by regulated diets.
By self-control one can be free from false hopes.
Money can be saved by avoiding undesirable association.
By practice of yoga one can control hunger.
Worldliness can be avoided by culturing the knowledge of impermanence.
Dizziness can be conquered by rising up.
False arguments can be conquered by factual ascertainment.
Talkativeness can be avoided by gravity and silence.
By prowess one can avoid fearfulness.
Perfect knowledge can be obtained by self-cultivation.

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.9.27 Purport)

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Art of Management Wed, 15 Sep 2010 08:53:28 +0000 Art of management

Art of management is to draw out spontaneous loving spirit of sacrificing some energy for a Higher goal

Leader should be careful not to kill the spirit of enthusiastic service, which is individual and spontaneous and voluntary. Leader should try to always generate some atmosphere of fresh challenge to the people, so that they will agree enthusiastically to rise and meet it. That is the art of management: to draw out spontaneous loving spirit of sacrificing some energy for a Higher goal. All of us should become expert managers.

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