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Tips for you who are too ambitious

My company deals with customers with very high ambitions. It's good. But you'll do yourself a great disservice if you push yourself too hard - and if you never feel satisfied with anything.
(Does this sound like someone you know)?

I think you should be better at celebrating success. Each time you reach a milestone, you should pop open a bottle of champagne (or ginger ale). Always keep a bottle ready in the fridge at work to thank yourself for your efforts.

Perhaps there's something you have longed for that you can do/buy when you reach that goal you are pursuing. It can be small or large, but it should be up there as a future “thank you” for the work you've done.

The reason is simple. Just because you're an adult, life doesn't have to be a hardworking and serious trip – it could be a blast too. Are you with me? Great!

Finally we arrive at the point of what you should do to get to open that bottle, buy that thing, make that weekend trip.

The rules are simple:

If you want what you have today - continue doing what you do now. If you want a better life - start by adding at least one of these things to your daily work routine:

* Dedicate one hour every Friday for what to do next week - and you can't go home next Friday until it's done. Be serious about this!

* Take care of that boring task you always put aside for later. (Oh no, I know there's something on your mind!) Do it right now.

* Take an hour's brisk walk - it takes about fifteen minutes to get endorphins flowing. Think about where you or your company will be in a year. Write down your plan when you return. Put your plan in your pocket so you happen to see it now and then. Allow it to follow to the next garment while changing clothes.

Come on - I know it works (on my own note I have put down:”Get a hobby – learn to drive a motorbike.”I did last Wednesday!

About the author

Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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