Timely Insights

  • Audit your personal efficiency . . .
The Profit-Xtra newsletter has been running a series of provocative yet helpful items geared to helping entrepreneurs reach their full potentials – the Growth Planner series.
When you're running your own business, it's easy to work hard while accomplishing very little on what really matters: helping your company to grow. How can you gauge whether you're spending your time smartly? In this installment of the PROFIT Growth Planner, we share five ways to measure—and improve—your on-the-job efficiency.
  • A Fresh Inspiration . . .
You know how a shower will refresh you? Well, if you ever have the urge to refresh your mind, here’s the equivalent – trust me!.
Sir Ken Robinson of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) is an original thinker and a futurist (in my opinion). Sir Ken, who has been on the lecture circuits for nearly twenty years and who has more than 150 presentations to his credit – most on YouTube – will astound you with the clarity and cogency of his thinking. He’s better than a mid-afternoon siesta! Go try him for yourself – you’ll never look back, I promise.
  • The psychology of change management . . .
Here’s even more exciting and useful material on this topic available from the website of Dr David Rock of Australia. His foundation-shaking books are an essential read for all those who seek to make a real difference to the way people perceive and behave. Find out more at his web site.

 

  • Quotable Quotes . . .

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."                        -- Helen Keller

"The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love."        -- Tom Robbins

"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly."                                    -- Thomas H. Huxley

"Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was."     -- Robert Louis Stevenson