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Ten Self Motivating Tips

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10 Terrific Self Motivating Tips

By Mike Moore

No one can motivate anyone to do anything. All a person can do for another is
provide them with incentives to motivate themselves. Here are ten very effective
strategies to help you get up and get moving toward actualizing your enormous,
untapped potential.

* Be willing to leave your comfort zone. The greatest barrier to achieving your
potential is your comfort zone. Great things happen when you make friends with your discomfort zone.

* Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Wisdom helps us avoid making mistakes and comes from making a million of them.

* Don’t indulge in self-limiting thinking. Think empowering, expansive thoughts.

*Choose to be happy. Happy people are easily motivated. Happiness is your
birthright so don’t settle for anything else.

* Spend at least one hour a day in self-development. Read good books or listen to inspiring tapes. Driving to and from work provides an excellent opportunity to listen to self-improvement tapes.

* Train yourself to finish what you start. So many of us become scattered as we
try to accomplish a task. Finish one task before you begin another.

* Live fully in the present moment. When you live in the past or the future you
aren’t able to make things happen in the present.

* Commit yourself to joy. C.S. Lewis once said, “Joy is the serious business of
heaven.”

* Never quit when you experience a setback or frustration. Success could be just
around the corner.

* Dare to dream big dreams. If there is anything to the law of expectation then we are moving in the direction of our dreams, goals and expectations.

The real tragedy in life is not in how much we suffer, but rather in how much we
miss, so don’t miss a thing.

Charles Dubois once said, “We must be prepared, at any moment, to sacrifice who we are for who we are capable of becoming.”

Mike Moore is an international speaker/writer on the role of appreciation, praise
and humor in performance motivation and human potential. You can check out his
books, tapes and manuals if you Click Here

22 Ways to Improve Your People Skills By Mike Moore

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1. Develop an interest in people and become other oriented.
2. Know what people need and then try to meet those needs.
3. Ask about their family and be genuinely interested in their answer.
4. Find people doing something right and praise them generously.
5. Believe in the collective wisdom of the group.
6. Talk in terms of a person’s main interest….THEMSELVES.
7. Always look directly at the person you are speaking to.
8. Laugh at yourself. When you do you give people permission to laugh at themselves.
9. Start believing that people are your most valuable resource.
10.Always give credit, don’t take credit.
11.Care about the health and well being of people.
12. When you must correct another person always do so gently and in private.
13. Always give another person the benefit of the doubt.
14. Never treat people like numbers or things.
15. Learn and use their first names.
16. Never give the impression that you are too busy or rushed to care.
17. Never use sarcasm in conversation. It’s a low form of humor and can be hurtful.
18. Never try to make yourself look good by making someone else look bad.
19. Share cute, funny, clean stories with those you work with and invite them to do likewise.
20. Laugh and play together as a group. There is a bonding power in laughter and play.
21.When you do or say something hurtful always be big enough to apologize. ” I’m sorry ” is one of the most powerful phrases in any language
22. Smile. There is power in a smile and life is just too short not to.

These are from my manual, ” Up Your People Skills” (101 Ways to Become a People Person)
Mike Moore speaks and writes on Humor and Human Relationships.
For more on becoming a people person Visit Here

 

A New Look at Workplace Safety

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“Health and Safety rules and regulations are vitally important but they are just the beginning.”

                                                  M. Moore

” Any leader without a sense of humour is like a grass-cutter at a cemetery; they have a lot of people under them paying absolutely NO attention.”

Thank God It’s Monday
(Humor in the Workplace)

“Humour makes Great things Happen.”

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Contents of ” Thank God It’s Monday” ( Humour,Attitude and Recognition in the Workplace)

* Why Humour in the Workplace
*  How to Develop a Happy and Healthy and Safe Workplace
*  How to Sharpen Your Own Sense of Humour
*  The Motivating  Power of Humour and Positive Attitude
*  How to Use Humour to Solve People Problems
*  Humour in Creative Problem Solving
*  Humour Oriented Leadership
*  Humour Oriented Management
*  How to Start of Humourt Program in Your Workplace
*  Humour as a Marketing Tool
*  How to Use Humour and Attitude to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout
*  How to Have Fun in the Workplace and Increase Productivity in the Process
*  The Social Benefits of Humour


A Sample from
“Thank God it’s Monday”

WHY HUMOUR, POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND RECOGNITION IN THE WORKPLACE

by Mike Moore
http://www.motivationalplus.com

1. Humour in the workplace reduces stress levels and stress is the number one problem confronting employees today.

2. Laughter,positive attitude and recognition boost morale while stress erodes staff morale and alienation. It is in the best interest of any business to invest in the happiness of its employees. Laughter is an effective barometer of just how happy your people are. When positive attitude and recognition are added to the mix great things happen that impact positively on both health and safety. When employees feel appreciated, they tend to have a more confident and positive attitude and are more focused when doing tasks that involve caution and attention.

3. Keeping things in perspective tends to boost morale and humor helps us keep things in perspective.

4. Workplace humour helps facilitate change. Change is inevitable and people who laugh well and often tend to be more flexible and adaptable.

5. Communication improves when humour is used appropriately. The timely use of humour can get a point across effectively and assists in the process of problem solving.

6. Laughter and humour in the workplace relieve boredom and increase creative energy.

7. Humour builds confidence. When we laugh at ourselves we are less rigid and more spontaneous. We tend to bounce back more quickly when negative things happen. Humour also makes us less fearful of making mistakes and more confident about overcoming setbacks.

8. Laughter and humour promote positive relationships. When you hear a funny story your first impulse is to tell someone and share the laughter. When laughter is shared a natural bonding takes place. So humour and laughter tend to promote a sense of team and co-operation.

9. Humour promotes happiness and joy. It’s good to be alive.

10. Quality relationships are measured by the amount of laughter present. When relationships are good, people laugh a lot. The same applies to businesses. When employees enjoy one another and laugh easily and often, we see performance improve and profits increase.

11. The humour I speak of here must never be based on laughing at someone, racism, sexism, put downs, sarcasm or ridicule. These forms of humour are destructive attempts at making one look good by making another look and feel badly. There is enough good humour to last a lifetime. Just look for it.

IMPORTANT…

When I refer to the positive role humour has on health and safety it is important to point out that I do not mean that humour and laughter should be present when people are doing dangerous tasks.  That would be irresponsible and distracting. I believe that humour bonds people to one another thus promoting a sense of focussed attention, team co-operation, and caring for the health and safety of those with whom they work ESPECIALLY on hazardous tasks.

THEY WHO LAUGH…………LAST.

This is an excerpt from  Mike’s latest e-book “Thank God It’s Monday”

(Humour in the Workplace)

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18 FREE Workplace Cartoons

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These 18 FREE workplace cartoons by Canadian  Speaker/Humourist Mike Moore are designed  to help manage people more effectively using humor and recognition.

 

Great for staff memos, bulletin boards, newsletters, inservice, and staff-room fridge doors.

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Coping with Toxic Parents

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Coping with Toxic Parents

If Your Problem, As A Teacher, Involves Not Knowing How To Cope With Difficult/Toxic Parents And Fellow Staff Members And You Want To Solve It NOW Then  Read On…

A True Story

I recall teaching with a young woman who was going through hell and was forced to take an extended stress leave because of one toxic parent and one unethical fellow staff member.

What was the problem?

Her teaching style was low key.  She was a bit shy and lacked confidence when talking to parents and peers.

Because of this she was perceived as dull, uninteresting, weak and incompetent even though her students seemed to like her. (What we do in the name of concern for students.)

After 6 months on stress leave she returned to teach at another school under a stronger, more understanding and supportive principal. She never had a problem like that again and is now approaching 20 years in the profession.

The sad fact is that I have seen this type of story played out far too often with  more tragic results.

It is one of the reasons I have committed myself to becoming an advocate for teachers to help promote fair treatment, self confidence, assertiveness, joy and a healthy productive relationship between teacher and parent.

COMPLETE LIST OF CONTENTS OF COPING WITH TOXIC PARENTS
by  Mike Moore
The characteristics of toxic people
Types of human behaviour
Why some parents are toxic
How to deal with toxic parents
How to deal with toxic staff members
Becoming assertive
How to say NO! and mean it.
Assertiveness in action
The assertive power of silence
How to assert yourself by asking questions
The disarming power of appreciation and praise
How to handle sarcasm, ridicule and put-down
Developing confidence as a professional
Asking for what you want
Assertive decision making
The power of disapproval
The assertive look
The power of an assertive tone
How to meet resistance head on
Disarming the verbal bully
Coping with the difficult principal
Coping with difficult staff members
Relax for even greater assertive power
Motivate yourself to be assertive
How to bring about the change you want/need

 

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Cartoons For and About Teachers

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Click Here to download your  FREE sample copy of Cartoons for Teachers. ( No email required)

Welcome to Mike’s Teacher Page

“I want teachers to celebrate being part of a noble and vital profession not endure it as another of life’s stresses.” Mike Moore”I want teachers to celebrate being part of a noble and vital profession not endure it as another of life’s stresses.” Mike Moore

“Teachers don’t exist to be the dart boards of society. They are an important player on society’s educational team.” Mike Moore

“Any society that thinks nothing of paying its athletes millions to throw a ball, or swing a bat while reluctant to pay it teachers a professional wage is experiencing a crisis in values.”
Mike Moore

“Teachers don’t exist to be the dart boards of society. They are an important player on society’s educational team.” Mike Moore

“Any society that thinks nothing of paying its athletes millions to throw a ball, or swing a bat while reluctant to pay it teachers a professional wage is experiencing a crisis in values.”
Mike Moore

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Laughter Cuts Teacher Stress in Half

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YOU’VE GOT TO LAUGH