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Jambu’s – Year Round Self Improvement Calendar

Day 1

Get Up an hour earlier and exercise

Day 2

Write down 5 things you are grateful for

Day 3

Take a successful businessperson to lunch

Day 4

Listen to a personal-development CD instead of the radio on your way to work

Day 5

Compliment five people today

Day 6

Direct-deposit a portion of your paycheck into savings every pay period

Day 7

Buy or download a book on a topic you typically wouldn’t read about

Day 8

Tell your kids you love them

Day 9

Tell your best friends that you love them

Day 10

Start a journal

Day 11

Dance to music-preferably with someone else

Day 12

Buy a bunch of flowers for your better half

Day 13

Read something inspirational

Day 14

Practice listening more and talking less

Day 15

Call someone you need to forgive, or be forgiven by, and settle accounts

Day 16

Sing your favorite song loudly in the shower or the car

Day 17

Make a to-do list tonight so you can start right away in the morning

Day 18

Offer to run errands or help an elderly person

Day 19

Go for half-hour walk or run

Day 20

Pay for coffee or a toll for the person behind you.

Day 21

Do that task your spouse has been asking you to do

Day 22

Focus on devoting the first 90 minutes of work to your highest priority tasks

Day 23

Eat healthy all day-no slipups

Day 24

Jot down five affirmations and schedule them into your smartphone as daily reminders.

Day 25

Make a good sized donation to your favorite charity

Day 26

Ask someone what he or she thinks about an important topic and listen

Day 27

Set a goal of making five people smile today

Day 28

Skip the TV news and save yourself 30 minutes of depressing topics

Day 29

Take 15 minutes to reflect on your life

Day 30

Write down the five best things that happened for you in the last week

Day 31

Visit the archives of www.jambujoseph.com

Have A Lovely, Blessed & Prosperous New Year!!

The Secret Lies Within (Character and success emerge from one’s heart)

One more with the balloons :)

A man was selling balloons at a fair in a tribal village. He had balloons of different colors. To attract the attention of people, he would release a gas filled balloon into the air. When children saw the balloon go up, they would jump with joy and rushed to buy one. The Balloon man was busy in attracting his little customers, when he felt someone pulling his kurta (traditional dress worn in India). He turned around and saw a little dark tribal boy asking him, “If you release a black balloon, would that also fly high?” For a moment the balloon man was taken aback – why is this little boy asking such a question? His eyes fell on the dark skin of the body, and in a flicker of moment, the balloon man realized the matter! With lot of affection, he moved his hand on the head of the little boy and replied gently, “Son, it is not the color of the balloon, it is what’s inside it that makes it go up!”

Murphy’s Laws!

Everyone has heard of Murphy’s first law: “If anything can go wrong, invariably it will.” But hardly anybody has even a foggy idea of who Murphy was. The search for Murphy’s notebooks led to a garage in Toledo, Ohio; an inventor’s junk loft in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania; and the home of a retired female blackmailer in Sarasota, Florida. It was learned that Murphy had no first name, that he never could hold a job, and that his writings were returned by the post office for insufficient postage. It seems everything Murphy wrote about had some explanation for why things go wrong. Consider a few more Murphy classics: Nothing is ever as simple as it first seems. Everything you decide to do costs more than first estimated. Every activity takes more time than you have. It’s easier to make a commitment or to get involved in something than to get out of it. Whatever you set out to do, something else must be done first. If you improve or tinker with something long enough, eventually it will break. By making something absolutely clear, somebody will be confused.You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, and that’s sufficient.

Never Mind!

Two left hands forming an outline of a heart s...

Sometimes when nothing goes just right
And worry reigns supreme,
When heartache fills the eyes with mist
And all things useless seem,
There’s just one thing can drive away
The tears that scald and blind —
Someone to slip a strong arm ’round
And whisper, “Never mind.”

No one has ever told just why
Those words such comfort bring;
Nor why that whisper makes our cares
Depart on hurried wing.
Yet troubles say a quick “Good-day,”
We leave them far behind
When someone slips an arm around,
And whispers, “Never mind.”

But love must prompt that soft caress-
That love must, aye, be true
Or at that tender, clinging touch
No heart ease come to you,
But if the arm be moved by love,
Sweet comfort you will find
When someone slips an arm around,
And whispers, “Never mind!”

Winners versus Losers !!

NYC Marathon 2008 - the winner! Brasil

The Winner is always a part of the answer; The Loser is always a part of the problem. The Winner always has a program; The Loser always has an excuse. The Winner says, “Let me do it for you;” The Loser says, “That’s not my job.” The Winner sees an answer for every problem; The Loser sees a problem in every answer.The Winner says, “It may be difficult but it’s possible;” The Loser says, “It may be possible but it’s too difficult.”