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When to start training your employees

dv631010.jpgWhen you hire a new employee you have about a week to set him/her up for success or failure. During the interview: the prospective employee does not really think about anything other than ” I need to get this job.” When the job offer is made: Employee is the happiest. New job represents a new beginning a fresh new start. (s)he knows all the things this new job will bring. Since it’s a new job non of the negative associations with the current employer exists. (They didn’t know squat anyways.) First day at the job: Mostly nervous employee takes her time at the parking lot feeling like a kid who just transfers into a new school. Not knowing cliques, not knowing the culture, and not knowing who runs the show. When the new employee walks thru the front door starting with the first shaky step she is taking in all she can. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME YOUR NEW EMPLOYEE CAN BE TRAINED. If you don’t start training at this moment, from here on you will be spending most of your time un-training the employee until she leaves.

Wisdom

Our brains, bodies, mind, faculties, and talents are the mere instruments we uses in demonstrating greatness; in themselves they do not make us great. A man may have a healthy brain and a good mind, strong faculties, and brilliant talents, and yet he is not a great man unless he uses all these in a great way.

 

That quality which enables us to use our abilities in a great way makes us great; and to that quality we give the name of wisdom. Wisdom is the essential basis of greatness.

Wisdom is the power to perceive the best ends to aim at and the best means for reaching those ends. It is the power to perceive the right thing to do. The person who is wise enough to know the right thing to do, who is good enough to wish to do only the right thing, and who is able and strong enough to do the right thing is a truly great person.

Wisdom is dependent upon knowledge. Where there is complete ignorance there can be no wisdom, no knowledge of the right thing to do.

Our knowledge is comparatively limited and so our wisdom must be small, unless we can connect our mind with knowledge greater than our own and draw from it, by inspiration, the wisdom that our own limitations deny us. This we can do; this is what the really great men and women have done. Our knowledge is limited and uncertain; therefore we cannot have wisdom in ourselves.

Abraham Lincoln had limited education; but he had the power to perceive truth. In Lincoln we see pre-eminently apparent the fact that real wisdom consists in knowing the right thing to do at all times and under all circumstances; in having the will to do the right thing, and in having talent and ability enough to be competent and able to do the right thing. Back in the days of the abolition agitation, and during the compromise period, when all other men were more or less confused as to what was right or as to what ought to be done, Lincoln was never uncertain. He saw through the superficial arguments of the pro-slavery men; he saw, also, the impracticability and fanaticism of the abolitionists; he saw the right ends to aim at and he saw the best means to attain those ends. It was because men recognized that he perceived truth and knew the right thing to do that they made him president.

If you develop the power to perceive truth, and you can show that you always know the right thing to do and that you can be trusted to do the right thing, you will be honored and advanced; the whole world is looking eagerly for such person.

When Lincoln became president he was surrounded by a multitude of so-called able advisers, hardly any two of whom were agreed. At times they were all opposed to his policies; at times almost the whole North was opposed to what he proposed to do. But he saw the truth when others were misled by appearances; his judgment was seldom or never wrong. He was at once the ablest statesman and the best soldier of the period. Where did he, a comparatively unlearned man, get this wisdom? It was not due to some peculiar formation of his skull or to some fineness of texture of his brain. It was not due to some physical characteristic. It was not even a quality of mind due to superior reasoning power.

Processes of reason do not often reach knowledge of truth. It was due to a spiritual insight. He perceived truth, but where did he perceive it and whence did the perception come? We see something similar in Washington, whose faith and courage, due to his perception of truth, held the colonies together during the long and often apparently hopeless struggle of the Revolution.

We see something of the same thing in the phenomenal genius of Napoleon, who always knew, in military matters, the best means to adopt. We see that the greatness

of Napoleon was in nature rather than in Napoleon, and we discover back of Washington and Lincoln something greater than either Washington or Lincoln. We see the same thing in all great men and women.

They perceive truth; but truth cannot be perceived until it exists; and there can be no truth until there is a mind to perceive it.Truth does not exist apart from mind. Washington and Lincoln were in touch and communication with a mind that knew all knowledge and contained all truth. The same is true of all who manifest wisdom. Wisdom is obtained by reading the mind of Infinite Intelligence.

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How to take action Consistently

Steve and I must be sharing the same source of intuition. Every time I read his posts I feel like I’m reading my own thoughts. Even our wives  have similarities. If I wasn’t born 7000 miles from the US I’d think we’re related in this plane too.

On his new post he’s outlining how to actually get in a state for taking the “correct” action. Often people think about their goals and dreams and take action. After all we’re condition to Just Do it and adjust along the way. I think it’s important to take action, but no reason to take the wrong action for the sake of action.

1) Visualize your goal/task as completed.

2) Start playing with that thought in your mind. Explore it. If it’s a new career see yourself IN that career and earning the money and having the things it’ll bring in to your life etc. TAKE YOUR TIME & ENJOY this process. This is YOUR dream came true. If it’s not enjoyable  it’s not your dream.

3) Your body will  start buzzing with desire to move ( 5-10 minutes) this signal is a good indicator your subconscious mind and conscious mind are aligned.

Then ?

Here is his answer:

” Once you start feeling that positive tension in your body, stop and ask yourself this question:

What can I do right now to make this goal a reality?

As you ask this question, hold the expectation that the answer will be something simple that can be done in 30 minutes or less.

Whatever reasonable answer pops into your head, accept it and act on it immediately.  At this point you should find it very easy to take action — it would be harder to procrastinate.  Do you procrastinate on sex when you’re physically aroused?

Now you’ve caught the energy wave.  The next trick is to ride it as far as you can before it eventually dissipates.

Get that simple task done as quickly as you can.  Sometimes you’ll flow effortlessly into another task.  But if you don’t know what to do next, that’s no problem.  Just stop again and ask yourself:

What can I do right now to make this goal a reality?

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I’m going Interactive

Finally the computer technology has caught up with my vision, and I can finally teach.

The biggest reason why I’ve been lagging on my posts is because I’ve been trying to learn about Interactive learning environments.  Don’t get me wrong. I’m still learning, but I’m confident starting early 2008 I will have interactive classrooms for you to learn anything/everything you wanted to learn from me.

Stay tuned

Americans are reading less. Yeeeeah

I just heard on NPR that reading numbers are down again.

Less and less Americans are reading. Study cited 58% of the college grads who read books don’t pass page 18.

This is great news for me other reader alike . As long as we’re willing to read and learn continuously we can’t help but become more valuable. If nothing else for our ability to learn.

I just wish the unemployment office required people on welfare to read to collect welfare checks.

Thought=Energy

Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power which is being used by those who do not believe in the virtue of poverty, or the beauty of self-denial.