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New Year's Revolution

On Jan. 1, Vincent Wright sent his Linked In contacts an email outlining what he dubbed his Perfect 10 business resolutions:

  • Planning A planned year is better than an unplanned one.
  • Elation Elation is the height of relationships. My "Elationships" start and are maintained as close to 10 as possible.
  • Results Results matter. I resolve to work as intelligently and as resourcefully as I can to get the best results I'm capable of producing for you.
  • Faith Faith in one another helps you and me to cover more ground more effectively and with less stress.
  • Effort People who don't believe in effort, don't get results.
  • Concentration Without concentration, effort is wasted. Wasted effort is wasted energy. Concentration literally means to stay "within the circle."
  • Talk Positive or negative, I resolve to talk with you, asking for your help if needed, and keeping you informed about significant obstacles as well as noteworthy progress.
  • Truth What good would all of the above and any of the below do if our work is not grounded in truth? Truth takes strength.
  • Efficiency Waste is guaranteed to happen when efficiency is out of style. Efficiency must be looked at as part of a whole system. Sometimes though, efficiency must be subordinated to getting things done at the right time.
  • Networking Networking is about nurturance. If your network and your networking arent nurturing you, what good are they?

Have you made any work-related new year's resolutions? What are they?

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  • Edgar Neo

    I've decided to sell thinQ and to do nothing else than helping other people to get the best out of life thru the Lotsov Foundation ((which I've founded). So 2005 will be no business as usual.
    My metatags for 2005 will be Passion, Love, Energy, Respect!

  • Theresa Q

    First post of the year? Dig yourself out, Man!

    I do like it though. So much commitment to character.