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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

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Have A Lovely, Blessed & Prosperous New Year!!

Virtually no competition

While professional soccer is still struggling to find a firm foothold in the United States, in the 1970s the North American Soccer League marked the brave first attempt to introduce the game to American sports fans. While most teams had only limited success at best, one did manage to break through to genuine mainstream popularity – the New York Cosmos.

It was the brainchild of Steve Ross, a passionate soccer fan who was also a major executive at Warner Communications.

Max Ross told his son Steve: “In life there are those who work all day, those who dream all day, and those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfil those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition”.

Time To Think

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Henry Ford hired an efficiency expert to go through his plant. He said, “Find the nonproductive people. Tell me who they are, and I will fire them!”

The expert made the rounds with his clipboard in hand and finally returned to Henry Ford’s office with his report. “I’ve found a problem with one of your administrators,” he said. “Every time I walked by, he was sitting with his feet propped up on the desk. The man never does a thing. I definitely think you should consider getting rid of him!” When Henry Ford learned the name of the man the expert was referring to, Ford shook his head and said, “I can’t fire him. I pay that man to do nothing but think – and that’s what he’s doing.”

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.

On Youth

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Youth is not entirely a time of life — it is a state of mind. It is not wholly a matter of ripe cheeks, red lips, or supple knees. It is a temper of will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions.

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fears; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

In the central place of every heart, there is a recording chamber; so long as it receives messages of beauty and hope, cheer and courage, you are young.

When the wires are all down and your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then and only then have you grown old.