These 5 Authors Can Change Your Life – Faster Than You Think!

Do you have a precise strategy for business success? Not yet? There ARE winning strategies that will bring you closer to your vision of success. Your favorite author may bring you all kinds of lofty joy and even guilty pleasure, but they also offer an unexpectedly keen sense of wisdom, or a strategy, that you can use in your workplace as well.

*Elmore Leonard put it into three words: “Don’t be boring.”

Innovation and creative thinking are an integral part of every industry. Whether you are a bricklayer or the head cheese at a dot com company, at every level of progress you will need to think of new and intelligent ways of going about your work.

Break free from considering your work to be only a means of livelihood. Think about where you want your position to take you in terms of education, connections, and prosperity, and go about your goals in the way most unique to your talents and strengths.

Gear your everyday tasks for dynamic results.

Adopt a new way of handling the monotony that your job sometimes entails. Start by thinking of a task in an unusual way, and start moving away from any kind of boring routine you can’t bring yourself to complete. Boredom is a slippery pit that kills productivity.  Introducing an element of fun into your daily schedule will refresh your outlook, creating new possibilities for output and accomplishment.

The bottom line is that you can enjoy your work, and even humdrum tasks, by experimenting with and indulging your creativity. Have balance, and have some fun with it.

Elmore Leonard wrote dozens of page-turners that have been transformed into famous Hollywood films, such as “Get Shorty,” and “Jackie Brown.”

*William Wordsworth wrote, “Be passionate and let your thinking come from deep within just like breathing.”

When you are truly passionate about something, it will feel natural to you, and your best work will reflect this natural affinity.

Genuine passion is extremely important in the most rewarding careers.  We all work to pay the rent, but if you can pay your rent, love your work, and be fulfilled by intrigue and challenges—then you have found a calling as important to you as breathing.

Challenge yourself to find your essential nature. Then, put your passion to work. Find the facets of your position that you have an affinity for, and fine-tune your ability to succeed.

William Wordsworth was a major poet who helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature.

*William Strunk, Jr. said,” Be concise.”

Most of us think precision and clarity can be achieved by crunching long hours at the computer or desperately burning the midnight oil. You need your rest!

The quality of your work will improve dramatically if you can focus on a project with dedicated time allowed for its production and clarification. Keeping it simple is one thing; taking the time to understand the demands and intended results of a project will guarantee a cohesive success.

  1. Take time to think things through to a conclusion.
  2. Take time to reconsider situations from different angles.  Allow enough time to go over projects with a “cool” and considered mind.
  3. When time itself is an issue, keeping things orderly and in precise fashion can prevent later catastrophe.

William Strunk, Jr. wrote The Elements of Style (1918) a writing guide to English usage.

*Madeleine L’Engle declared, “It’s a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand.”

Any setback is an opportunity, when looked at openly and without undue accusations.  What may be perceived as failure can only be an indication of “what isn’t quite working.”  A false direction will eliminate a wrong approach. Again, framing and perception and critical thinking are key; it is imperative to have a positive attitude that helps you encounter and quickly move on from tasks and even whole projects that are not in a stable condition. When you find an issue in the workplace that is shifting from not being on terra firma, it is helpful to remember that we can only build on the most solid base.

When mistakes are made, when projects fail, when deadlines are not met, take any available time to determine why a goal wasn’t met. Seek positives worth keeping, and outline new approaches. Evaluate, and be flexible enough to fluidly move on. Take full advantage of what will, eventually, “be a good thing” you have learned to solidly build upon.

Madeleine L’Engle won the Newbery award for the renowned and pivotal children’s book, “A Wrinkle in Time.” She has authored over 60 other books as well.

*Ray Bradbury said, “Don’t shun criticism.”

We tend to avoid people (and not just family members), who have no encouraging words for us.  We tend to like people who like us.

However, constructive criticism brings in unparalleled opportunity. Even a negative tone can inspire a beautiful and hopeful or needed change.  Listen to the perspective different from your own.

While managers, coworkers and peers may seem unapproachable at times, their feedback can work wonders by giving you the freedom of a different frame of thought. Facing and coping with rejection is difficult, but to receive and embrace criticism the same way we open towards compliments is a gift in itself. You will never regret accepting constructive criticism once you are aware of its clear value to you and your successful accomplishment.

Ray Bradbury is critically famous for his over 500 stories, including “Farenheit 451.”

Don’t be boring.  Be passionate.  Be concise.  Learn from setbacks how to stand on solid ground. And don’t be afraid of criticism.

There are all kinds of literature written to better your business sense, to inspire your success, to motivate your spirit, and to make sure your socks will match your briefcase. You will find, however, that fine-tuning your business acumen doesn’t have to come in a perfectly packaged business product available for only $29.99.

The truth, really, is that any author will speak to your individual sense of command and accomplishment. When you are open to hearing new voices, in books, from your favorite author, or from your friends, bosses, and co-workers, you will have gained a huge advantage in critical thinking and creative problem solving. You are now geared for success in a completely unique and individual way.

As Albert Einstein strategically put it… “No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.”

Now, put your favorite author to work for YOU!

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