Manage Your Environment

  • Be environment-conscious. Just as body diet makes the body, mind diet makes the mind.
  • Make your environment work for you, not against you. Don’t let supressive forces – the negative, ‘you can’t do it’ people – make you think defeat.
  • Don’t let small thinking people hold you back. Jealous people want to see you stumble. Don’t give them that satisfaction.
  • Get your advice from successful people. Your future is important. Never risk it with freelance advisors who are living failures.
  • Get plenty of psychological sunshine. Circulate in new groups. Discover new and stimulating things to do.
  • Throw thought-poison out of your environment. Avoid gossip. Talk about people, but stay on the positive side.
  • Go first class in everything you do. You can’t afford to go any other way.

What surrounds us is what is within us ~ TF Hodge

Taken from ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ by David J Schwartz


The Art of Being Productive

Productivity can simply be defined in five words:

Maximum Results in Minimum Time.

There are three main things to consider if you want to be productive.

  1. Be absolutely ruthless when it comes to the outcome.
  2. Eliminate distractions and interruptions in your life. Disconnect all channels of potential interruptions.
  3. Make sure you give yourself a finish time. Train your mind to think in terms of completing a task in a specific amount of time.

Things to remember

  • Don’t be busy. Being busy does not mean that you are productive. Busy-ness is just another form of laziness.
  • Only 20% of what you do contributes to 80% of the results. So focus on that crucial 20% to get the most out of your time.

“Productivity is NEVER an accident. It’s the result of a commitment to excellence,intelligent planning and focused effort.”

Have a productive day!

How to Think and Dream Creatively

  1. Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
  2. Don’t let tradition paralyze your mind. Be receptive to new ideas. Be experimental. Try new approaches. Be progressive in everything you do.
  3. Ask yourself daily, “How can I do better?” There is no limit to self-improvement. When you ask yourself, “How can I do better?” sound answers will appear. Try it and see.
  4. Ask yourself, “How can I do more?” Capacity is a state of mind. Asking yourself this question puts your mind to work to find intelligent short-cuts. The success combination in business is: Do what you do better (improve the quality of your output), and do more of what you do (increase the quantity of your output.)
  5. Practise asking and listening. Ask and listen and you’ll obtain raw material for reaching sound decisions. Remember: Big people monopolize the listening; small people monopolize the talking.
  6. Stretch your mind. Get stimulated. Associate with people who can help you to think of new ideas, new way of doing things. Mix with people of different occupational and social interests.

But out of limitations comes creativity.

Taken from ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ by David J Schwartz.

You Are What You Think You Are

  1. Look important; it helps you think important. Your appearance talks to you. Be sure it lifts your spirits and builds your confidence. Your appearance talks to others. Make certain it says, “Here is an important peron: intelligent, prosperous and dependable.”
  2. Think your work is important. Think this way and you will receive mental signals on how to do your job better. Think your work is important and your subordinates will think their work is important too.
  3. Give yourself a pep talk several times daily. Remind yourself at every opportunity that you’re a first-class person.
  4. In all of life’s situations, ask yourself, “Is this the way an important person thinks?” Then obey the answer.

The mind is the reality. You are what you think you are.

Taken from ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ by David J Schwartz.

How to Think Big

  1. Don’t sell yourself short. Conquer the crime of self-depreciation. Concentrate on your assets. Your better than you think.
  2. Use the big thinkers vocabulary. Use big, bright, cheerful words. Use words that promise victory, hope, happiness, pleasure; avoid words that create unpleasant images of failure, defeat, grief.
  3. Stretch your vision. See what can be, not just what is. Practice adding value to things, to people and tk yourself.
  4. Get the big view of your job. Think, really think your present job is important. That next promotion depends mostly on how you think toward your present job.
  5. Think above trivial things. Focus your attention on big objectives. Before getting involved in a petty matter, ask yourself “Is it really important?”

“If you dont build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.”

Taken from ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ by David J Schwartz.

Build Confidence and Destroy Fear

  1. Action cures fear. Isolate your fear and then take constructive action. Inaction-doing nothing about a situation- strengthens fear and destroys confidence.
  2. Make a supreme effort to put only positive thoughts in your memory bank. Don’t let negative, self-deprecatory thoughts grow into mental monsters. Simply refuse to recall unpleasant events or situations.
  3. Put people in proper perspective. Remember, people are more alike, much more alike, than they are different. Get a balanced view of the other fellow. He is just another human being. And develop an understanding attitude. Many people will bark, but its a rare one that bites.
  4. Practise doing what your conscience tells you is right. This prevents a poisonous guilt complex from developing. Doing what’s right is a very practical rule for success.
  5. Make everything about you say, “I’m confident, really confident.” Practise these little techniques in your day-to-day activities.

– Be a “front seater. ”

– Make eye contact.

– Walk 25 per cent faster.

– Speak up.

– Smile big.

“Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how great you are, if you can’t see it yourself?”

Taken from ‘The Magic Of Thinking Big’ by David J Schwartz.


  • It’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep.
  • The poor and the middle class work for money. The rich have money work for them.
  • It’s not the smart who get ahead, but the bold.
  • The single, most powerful asset that we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth.
  • The rich focus on their asset columns while everyone else focuses on their income statements.
  • People who avoid failure also avoid success.
  • Most people work all their lives paying for a home they’ll never own.
  • If I want something, I’ll have to generate enough cash flow from my assets to cover these expenses.
  • Aim to acquire more assets, not a higher income.

If you’ve failed, that means you’re doing something. If you’re doing something, you have a chance.
Robert Kiyosaki

Happy New Year!