A lot of people ask me how I keep a positive and calm demeanor.

On my long trip home, from the UK, I jotted down my ‘rules for life’.

Hope they help you, and perhaps you already live by some of them.

Have an awesome weekend.

  1. Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone.
  2. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
  3. Act like you’ve been there before. Especially in the winning straight.
  4. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
  5. Hold your mentors to a higher standard.
  6. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of petrol.
  7. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look the person in the eye.
  8. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
  9. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
  10. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
  11. Dress for the job you want.
  12. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
  13. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
  14. Greet someone new, everyday, with a smile. You may just make their day.
  15. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
  16. Give credit. Take the blame.
  17. Write down your dreams and then make them happen.
  18. Live for the moment. Appreciate what you have.
  19. Take advantage of your freedom of choice. Wake up each morning and choose to have a good day.
  20. Be true to yourself.

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