Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between (Tyndale 2011) is my latest book focusing on what we should always be doing to assure our success regardless of circumstances.
We can’t predict with accuracy what the economy will be doing next month or next year, but we can be clear about the things we should be doing now to prepare for and make the most of whatever comes. In the book I focus on the mindsets (how we should think) and the methods (the things we should do) to be successful always.
Here s the summary of the suggested the daily disciplines needed to succeed when times are good, bad, or in between:
The Scorekeeper’s System: Be intentional about choosing and evaluating your scoring system.
The Optimist’s Orientation: Start the day expecting the best of yourself and great outcomes from your work.
The Learner’s Leverage: Learn something each day, and read something each day.
Produce Value: Create a checklist of the things you provide that others value, as well as the people who value what you provide, and continually evaluate and improve it.
Create Connections: Make time each day to take care of important connections. As your day comes to a close, make some mental notes of the opportunities you embraced and those you ignored.
Continuously Innovate: Make a list of what could be your next practices. Look for ways each day to make your value more, better, faster, different, less, and more fun.
Build Reserves: Make it a priority to exercise your financial, physical, mental, and spiritual muscles every day.
Practice Gratitude: Give one heartfelt compliment or write one thank-you note each day.