Monday, May 30, 2005

Looking for a few things to do today?

Well, here are some great programs you can start today all from Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development Blog:

  • Give Up Coffee.  Steve offers several easy steps to break your addiction.  Need more reasons?  Here are the top reasons to be caffeine free.
  • Become an Early Riser.  It’s too late for today, but you can start tomorrow.  Note that you don’t have to go to bed early to get up early.  You should read the whole post, but here’s the lesson in a nut-shell: Go to bed only when you’re too sleepy to stay up, and get up at a fixed time every morning.”
  • Reduce TV Watching.  You might think that this is the completely wrong day to start doing this.  Ok.  Try Steve’s method tomorrow and enjoy the Orange County Choppers Marathon or Boy Meets Grill marathon (or whatever else you are watching to pass the hours today).
  • Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking.  Steve recommends joining Toastmasters, which you probably can’t necessarily do today.  But here’s a thought: Step away from the TV and do a little research on Toastmasters meetings in you area (see how I’m pushing you towards the bullet above?).  Listen, even Tom Peters says this about public speaking: “Let me tell you about powerful public speaking: If you have any sense of humility at all, it scares the hell out of you.”  Practice is the only thing that helps you overcome the fear.

No comments: