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January is official National Mentoring Month

Tweet NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 2010 as National Mentoring Month. I call upon public officials, business and community leaders, educators, and Americans across the country …

The Way to a Better Future is YOU!

Tweet Of all the things that can have an effect on your future, I believe personal growth is the greatest. It’s really the open door to it all. In fact think about this important phrase: «The major key to your better future is YOU.» Let me repeat that. «The major key to your better future …

GROW-model of mentoring

Tweet To support the information on managing the mentoring process, the following GROW model can be used to develop a practical approach to the mentoring session. The model will help the mentor prepare for the session, and will provide a useful structure to the discussion. A number of questions have been provided at each stage …

Life responds to deserve, not need


The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.


We must learn to help those who deserve it, not just those who need it. Life responds to deserve, not need.


My mentor said, “Let’s go do it,” not “You go do it”. How powerful when someone says, “Let’s!”


Good people are found, not changed. Recently I read a headline that said, “We don’t teach people to be nice. We simply hire nice people.” Wow! What a clever shortcut.


Managers help people see themselves as they are; leaders help people see themselves better than they are.


Learn to help people with more than just their jobs; help them with their lives.


by Jim Rohn

Young Enterprice Norway

Tweet This week I was a judge for Young Enterprice Norway, in Oslo. And their first contest for students and on university level. There were 14 student companies, with names like «Babbfit» (a smart holder for kebab), «Gearlocks» (a new way of secure your ski at ski resorts) and «Innovation Corporation» (a new way of …

Giving is better than receiving


It’s best to start the discipline of generosity when the amounts are small. It’s easy to give ten cents out of a dollar; it’s a little harder to give a hundred thousand out of a million.


Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.


Here’s what is exciting about sharing ideas with others: If you share a new idea with ten people, they get to hear it once and you get to hear it ten times.


Sharing makes you bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour in.


Somebody says, “Well, I can’t be concerned about other people. About the best I can do is to take care of myself.” Well, then you will always be poor.


What you give becomes an investment that will return to you multiplied at some point in the future.


Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.


"Vitamins for the Mind" is a weekly sampling of original quotes on a specific topic taken from The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn. 

Achieving Success by Expecting Success

When you plan and prepare carefully, you can legitimately expect to have success in your efforts. When you recognize and develop the winning qualities that you were born with, the winner you were born to be emerges.


When you plan and prepare to make a sale, for example, you can legitimately expect to make a sale. Although not all your expectations are going to come to pass, you give yourself an infinitely better chance of succeeding by taking the proper steps.


Regardless of your goal—losing weight, making more sales, furthering your education, earning a promotion, saving money for a new home or an exotic vacation—you can expect to achieve your goal if you plan and prepare for it.

Also understand that the path from where you are to where you want to be is not always smooth and straight. The reason for the twists and bumps is simple, and it has nothing to do with you. It has more to do with the fact that not everyone is as interested in your success as you are.

Some people may accidentally hinder your efforts; others who are in competition with you and have little or no integrity may try to sabotage your efforts.

Keep in mind, though, that when you hit those roadblocks, your character, commitment and attitude are the determining factors in your success. Carefully review your plan of action, seek wise counsel, and be particularly careful to feed your mind good information.

An optimistic, positive mind is far more likely to come up with creative solutions than a mind that dwells on setbacks and difficulties.

Bottom line: expect success and you can achieve it!

These wise words are from Zig Ziglar