REVEALED – THE FIVE SECRETS OF SUCESSFUL PEOPLE
Yesterday was Day 2 of the MFAA (Mortgage & Financeassociation of Australia) National Conference, and there were some very interesting and insightful Speakers.
It was tough for me as I did know the surf was pumping on the Gold Coast points, and the train to Brisbane did not look too appealing…. BUT it was a great day and some the insights from the guest speakers were enjoyable and well worth the trip. Below are some of the thoughts from Professor Trevor Waring, on what makes successful people. He says there are 5 secrets, see how many you can tick off, and what ones you need to work on. It really did make sense.
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Revealed: the five secrets of successful people
Clinical psychologist Professor Trevor Waring yesterday revealed the five things that successful people do – and urged delegates at the MFAA National Convention to adopt all or some of these traits in order to survive.
Professor Waring, from the University of Newcastle, gave an amusing and insightful talk, which centered on how to deal with the stresses and strains that life places upon each and every one of us.
The exponential growth that we are seeing in the world, particularly in relation to technological advancement, has led to a severe lack of connection, said Professor Waring.
The five things that successful and happy people have in common, as revealed to the MFAA convention delegates, are:
1. They take time for themselves. At least four hours per week are spent doing something they enjoy, and they do by themselves. Whether it’s playing golf, boating or knitting is irrelevant – what matters is you make time that’s genuinely for you. If you don’t have things to look forward to in the short, medium and long term, then you’ll be bored.
2. They have time for a mate. They are in positive, supportive relationships, and they nurture that relationship.
3. They belong to a group of friends that positively reinforce them. That group of friends is from outside of work – otherwise they talk shop. Professor Waring asked the question, “If you were in hospital, outside of your family, who would come to visit you?”
4. They do something charitable or some community work on a regular basis. It makes them feel good and positive about themselves.
5. They conduct a life review. Are their relationships, work and life what they want? They have an idea of where they want to be in the future. They’ll assess whether they are excited when they get up in the morning, or if they are stuck in a rut – and if it’s the latter they’ll do something about it.
Other more lighthearted musings from Professor Waring included the notion that, “only thin people and rich people go to school reunions;” and that we are turning into a nation of ‘mustabators’ – frequently saying we ‘must’ do something, rather than actually doing it.
Until next week…. Enjoy!!!
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