Heera Training & Management Consultants

eNewsletter December 2009

Dear Everyone,

Hi! And how are you all? Firstly, I wish to apologize for the late release of this December newsletter. I have been up to my neck with work!! Thank you very, very much for all the mails I received in regards the November newsletter. Many of you agreed with what I wrote but said that I should add to the list of things to invest in from investing in your wardrobe to investing in your children. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your thoughts and I am glad that the newsletter evoked much interest. Perhaps I should start a blog!!

November was a nice month as the work assignments were in places that I loved like having a nice holiday cum work assignment in Kuantan with the family. There is this restaurant in Alor Akar, Kuantan that serves unbelievably great sea food and the prices were very, very reasonable. This was the first time that I had gone to a local restaurant that did not have a menu, but the lady who took the orders put in the price before the dishes were cooked!! I knew what I was paying for before the bill came!! Good food and reasonable prices, you can’t go wrong with that formula!

I am presently reading an article summarized from Brian Tracy’s classic video clip entitled “Eat that Frog”. The main concept that Brian Tracy puts forward is that if we do the worst thing on ‘our plate’ first thing in the morning (he equates it to the frog), the rest of the day would be much better for us.

Let me explain further. He says that we can be so much more efficient if we have a ‘Things to Do’ list every morning. Most importantly, he says that we should tackle the most difficult and most stressful task first (his concept of ‘eating the frog’). As he says "If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a ‘frog’, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long!" Your "frog" is usually the one task that you are most likely to procrastinate on, because it is a difficult or stressful task! However, it may also be the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your day at the office.

And if you have two frogs, Brian Tracy says, "Eat the ugliest one first!" This is another way of saying that if you have two important tasks, start with the hardest, and most important task first. Discipline yourself to begin immediately and then to persist until the task is complete before you go on to something else.

Sound advice indeed! The question is “Have your eaten the frog today”?

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I do hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Take care and have a great month ahead!!