Challenge Yourself with Self-Improvement: Improve Your Mind
Self-Improvement . . . Wake Up Your Mind!
September 9, 2013
Happy Monday Motivators!
I love September and the onset of fall. Even though it is still warm in Las Vegas and will be for another month, it is about the mental change of season for me. People buckle down to work and seem to be focused on their careers and jobs. In many companies, employees are mustering up their energy to end the year on a high note. Others are finalizing their 2014 budgets.
Of course for Office Dynamics, we are in high gear as our annual Event of Distinction is only 8 days away. Yikes!
One of my favorite magazines is SUCCESS. While you might think this is only information for entrepreneurs and smalls business owners that is not necessarily true. Anyone can benefit from the solid, great information in this magazine. Every page is filled will useful tips, latest trends, how-to information, and stories that will encourage you to reach for the stars regardless of your title or chosen profession.
For the September issue, they identified September as Self-Improvement month. What a great theme. They displayed a 30-day calendar with an action item for every day. So I thought I would follow suit and am using the same theme for September Monday Motivators but using my own advice and ideas.
For this week, let’s focus on self-improvement through your mind. I want to challenge you to stretch your thinking and broaden your view by reading, listening to, viewing a variety of books, magazines, articles, periodicals, videos and mp3s. You can easily go on the Internet and find anything and everything but you should be selective. It’s not just about taking in a bunch of words and advice. You can have information overload which does nothing for you. Be selective in what you view and who you follow. Be sure to watch my short video (included) even if you have to wait until you get home to access it.
As executive assistants and administrative professionals, you work with and meet a magnitude of people. You also speak and act on behalf of your manager or executive. Bottom line is that you need to be as worldly as possible. Limit your view and you limit your ability. Limit your knowledge and you limit your power and confidence.
This isn’t about knowing what movie star couple is breaking up next or who is getting married; this is about expanding your mind with thought-provoking information or ideas that make you say, “Wow. I didn’t know that. I need to do that.” I’m sure you have heard the saying, “The more I know, the more I need to know.” I often feel that way.
This week, please challenge yourself—get out of your ho-hum, status quo routine and thinking and self-improve your mind!
Good luck. By the way, if you come across any information or source that is really remarkable, please share your information with me at [email protected].
Have a great week.
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
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