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More New Year's Resolutions

Posted by: Diane Brady on December 30, 2007

‘Tis the season to fill yourself with firm convictions about improving your life and your career. And it’s the season, of course, for books on how to do it. The latest is Monday Morning Choices: 12 Powerful Ways to Go from Everyday to Extraordinary.

Author David Cottrell comes up with three broad categories of “choices” concerning character, action, and investments. The 12 steps:
1. The no-victim choice (Don’t let your past eat your future)
2. The commitment choice (be willing to pay the price of success)
3. The values choice (chose the right enemies and don’t be miffed that some people will oppose your values)
4. The integrity choice (the perennial plea to do the right thing)
5. The do-something choice (don’t just sit there …)
6. The persistence choice (learn from failure)
7. The attitude choice (be enthusiastic)
8. The adversity choice (conquer difficult times)
9. The relationship choice (build positive relationships)
10. The criticism choice (embrace tough feedback)
11. The reality choice (face it, and be true to yourself)
12. The legacy choice (after you’ve won all those riches, share them)

It all sounds so easy, no?

Reader Comments

Joan Runnheim Olson

January 7, 2008 1:54 PM

David Cottreil came up with a neatly packaged, yet powerful guide to transform your life. With his "12 Powerful Ways to Go from Everyday to Extraordinary" he condenses his strategies into a somewhat simple approach to turn your life from good to great.

This is a book I will recommend to my career & leadership clients. By taking on just a couple steps at a time, I think a person can make great strides in their personal, career, and leadership development.

Joan Runnheim Olson

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