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The 1% rule

Each of us is capable of a little more.

Think of something you want to be better at – work, home, gym, sports. Then make a list of actions, short action points.

Then, write down how can you improve 1% on each one of those actions points.

It’s effortless.

It takes few time.

But it takes insight.

And you know what? 1% improvement a month = 12% improvement a year.

Just a little more…that’s the 1% rule.

What’s your definition of Emotional Intelligence?

In the decision making process, our emotions play a key role.

How big is a problem, when we are at our best? And when we are at our worst?

Although the term first appeared in a 1964 paper by Michael Beldoch, it gained popularity in the 1995 book by that title, written by  Daniel Goleman.

But how to define Emotional Intelligence? It can be defined as the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior (source : Wikipedia).

Simply put, how do you let you emotions determine your future? 

How do you deal with your emotions?

Do you know yourself deeply enough?

Can you overcome negativity, controlling your thoughts and emotions?

“Emotion can be the enemy, if you give into your emotion, you lose yourself. You must be at one with your emotions, because the body always follows the mind.”–Bruce Lee


I know it’s hard. But it has to be done.

Put your emotions in the right place, and make them work on your favour. That’s my definition of Emotional Intelligence.

Quick Tip – Showing up

Nothing is going to happen, unless you show up.

Showing up day after day, week after week, year after year, until someone recognises  your work, your product, your company…

And along the way, bad things happen. Some days are better than other. Some days you just don’t feel like it.

But showing up, is one of the easiest ways to create impact, to make the difference.

As Woody Allen pointed out, “80 percent of success is showing up”.

By the way, if you don’t show up, somebody else will. And somebody else will profit, just from being there.

So, next time you come up with the perfect excuse from not doing whatever, just make an effort and show up!

16 Things the Most Successful People Do Differently to Be More Productive

We all agree that productivity is one BIG issue, and a major concern for us all.

Sure, some people get more done than others. But if you’re a successful individual (and maybe with a couple of millions in the bank), how seriously do you take this issue? Accordingly to Inc magazine, there are 15 unique ideas that work, based on Kevin Kruse’s research over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs.

Here they are :

1. They focus on minutes, not hours.

2. They focus only on one thing.

3. They don’t use to-do lists.

4. They beat procrastination with time travel.

5. They make it home for dinner.

6. They use a notebook.

7. They process email only a few times a day.

8. They avoid meetings at all costs.

9. They say “no” to almost everything.

10. They follow the 80/20 rule.

11. They delegate almost everything.

12. They “theme” days of the week.

13. They only touch things one time.

14. They follow a consistent morning routine.

15. Energy is everything.

And i would add another one :

16. They don’t quit until the miracle happens!

What about you? Please share with us your ideas & rituals!

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