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The Recipe For Intentional Life


"Everything you do has purpose. Even when you go with the flow it is intentional since you planned to go with the flow for some time. You seem to be 100% achiever. You waste no time for something that do not gain results. What’s your secret? I’ve been just hired to a new job. I really need advice." – a friend of mine shared with me when we were sitting in the bar drinking beers.

My answer was simple – Engineer Yourself for Peak Performance

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Quick Tips For Personal Growth

In order to Engineer Yourself for Peak Performance you need to pay attention to 4 Dimensions Of Personal Power – this is the high level and most important strategy. You must constantly stretch and recover these 4 critical areas of your life – Intellectual, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual.

When you go to your new place you need to follow these simple practices – Patterns and Practices for New Hires – this is tactical and daily stuff.

To do all these you must allocate time properly. Time Is Not Money. Time Is Budget. Manage it wisely.

To manage it wisely you need to Prioritize What You Do – Steven Covey Way [The Way That Works]

Comprehensive Guide For Personal Effectiveness

J.D. Meier posted recently a comprehensive list of practices for effectiveness. He learned it from his mentors and now he shares it with the rest of the world here – Effectiveness Post Roundup. Timeless stuff.

Self Test

  • Are stumbling or growing?
  • Are you waiting for the opportunity or you are building one?
  • Do you follow proven practices or just go with the flow?
14 October 2008


  • J.D. Meier said:

    In my training today, there was a lot of emphasis on knowing how to look for patterns and being intentional versus lucking into success. If you know what to look for, it’s easy. When you don’t know what to look for, it’s random. The common theme was it’s not what happens to you, but how you interpret it that determines your success.

  • alik levin (author) said:

    Such training must be taught at schools.
    I am so sorry I am learning all this good stuff only now when I am 37 and not back when i was 20…
    But hey – better later than never, right?

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