3 Key Lessons We Can Learn From the One Minute Manager



The One-minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, is a remarkable book about management. It is about the search for a manager who can coax big results from people in very short bursts of attention.


The First Secret: One Minute Goals.

All good performance starts with clear goals. If we were going to improve the performance of people all over this country, the simplest and easiest way would be to make sure people have clear goals.

I had breakfast recently with Lou Holtz, Notre Dame’s head football coach. He showed me a little book he had for himself and for each of his players in which everyone writes individual goals and team goals for each season. Why does he use these books? He says, “Of all my experiences in managing people, the power of goal setting is the most incredible.”

Here’s the secret of One Minute Goals. Create a model for good behavior by agreeing on your goals up front. Make sure you write out each of your goals. Limit the number of goals to five. Write down what the present level of performance is on each goal and then what level you want.

The discrepancy between the actual and the desired goal becomes the area for improvement.

Give yourself a deadline for reaching that new level. Make several copies of your goals for home and work so you can refer to them daily. Look at your goals, then look at your behavior and see if your behavior matches your goals.

SECOND SECRET: One Minute Praisings
After the one minute goal setting, the second step in one minute management is to catch people doing something right. This is when the one minute praisings are given. One minute praisings are so called because it hardly takes a minute for you to tell someone that he or she did a good job. There is no need to elaborate when you can simply say that he or she he did something good and you noticed it. One minute praisings include praising the people immediately, telling them what they did right, how you feel about it and encourage them to do more of the same.

Third Secret: One Minute Re-Directs

One of the most dramatic changes in the new book is that the One Minute Reprimand is now the One Minute Re-Direct. As Ken Blanchard shares, “The difference between a reprimand and redirection is whether a person is a learner or not. A Reprimand is for when a person knows better than what they are doing. A Re-Direct is for a person who is a learner. Today, with the constant need for skill development, everyone is learner.”


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Principle  1 – Visualization and Though Control

“Greatness is attained only by the thinking of great thoughts.”

The book tells you to take time daily to visualize what you want in great detail. The book states: …”do not do this as a mere dreamer or castle builder…,” but you must do it in faith knowing that your vision is going to become a reality.

The book requests that you do this whenever you have spare time throughout your day. It also asks that you be very specific and detailed in your visualizations.

Principle  2 – Right Action

“Every day is either a success or a failure, and if every day is a success, you cannot fail to get rich.”

The book states that you should give 100 percent effort in your daily actions, and tells you to complete an honest day’s work every day. However, the book also states that you should never over work, because it’s not the number of items that you complete, but the importance of each item that matters.  If you complete enough important items you will succeed.

Principle  3 – Avoid Bad News

“If you want to become rich, you must not make a study of poverty.  Things are not brought into being by thinking about their opposites.”

The book says you should diligently avoid all bad news.

Principle  4 – Gratitude

“…faith is born of gratitude.  The grateful mind continually expects good things, and expectation becomes faith.”

Finally, the book states that you must remain in a state of gratitude at all times; for everything that you have.




Spend some time in silence, focusing on your breathing and being in the present moment. Letting go of all the thoughts that come to your mind and just sensing your body, the air. It can be in forms of meditation, prayer, deep breathing or just reflection and gratitude for life.


Clarify what you want in your life, why you want it and what you need to consistently do and be to experience the life you really want. Create sentences, that have the emotional charge to create powerful beliefs about life.

Some examples that I have in my affirmation list:

Creative ideas come easily and frequently.

I am in alignment with my purpose and mission.

I meet the right people and we have the right conversations.


Read your affirmations out loud and incorporate your physiology to create a stronger mind-body connection.


Top athletes use visualization to enhance their performance by imagining how they perform. Clarify what do you really want in your life. What are your big goals, deepest desires and lifechanging dreams?

Visualize yourself having achieved that dream and also visualize yourself doing and enjoying the work that needs to be done to achieve it. That last part is something that we tend to forget, but it is a vital part, because actions and great work is the vehicle that transports us towards our dreams.


Exercise gets your blood flowing and supplies your body with fresh oxygen. For intense mental work you need to balance it with physical movement. What´s your favorite sports? Yoga, running, walking, lifting, cycling, swimming, skiing, dancing? It only takes a minute to do 10 push-ups or jumping jacks.

I wake myself every day doing Sun salutations, it´s a series of stretches that wake my body. Another popular option is 5 Tibetan rites. Living in a Nordic climate means that my morning exercise has to be weather-proof and that´s why I can guarantee a good wake-up with these exercises every morning.


If you were to read 10 pages a day, then in a year you have  read 3650 pages. That´s about 18 books. If you would read 18 books in the next upcoming 12 months, would that have a positive impact on your life?

When choosing a book, ask yourself: “What do I want go gain from this book? How do I want to apply it?”. During your morning reads, try to get a specific idea from a book that you could apply the same day.


Writing is a powerful tool for creating clarity in life to reflect on your discoveries, ideas and achievements. It´s like therapy with yourself. You can write about what you are grateful for, what you want to improve in your life, plan for actions you want to take or just keep a diary where you mark the interesting things that you experienced during the previous day.

Many creatives use morning pages to clear their mind. With morning pages you just write 3 pages of whatever comes to your mind. Don´t worry about spelling errors, your handwriting or the structure of thoughts, just write. It can be difficult in the beginning, but once you get it going, you´ll be surprised about the writing flow you´ll begin to develop.


7 Powerful Life Lessons from The Alchemist


    What ever you decide to do , make sure it makes you happy

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the best-selling books in history. The story of Santiago, the shepherd boy on a journey to realize his “Personal Legend” has inspired people all over the world to live their dreams.
    Here are ten of the most popular passages and lessons to apply to your life:

1. Focus on your own journey

“If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”It’s easy to be influenced by others, but you’ll be miserable if you end up living someone else’s life. There’s nothing wrong with taking advice and learning from others, but make sure it aligns with your desires and passions

At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.

2.live in  the present
“Because I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man.”
There’s no point dwelling in the past and letting it define you, nor getting lost and anxious about the future. But in the present moment, you’re in the field of possibility — how you engage with the present moment will direct your life.

3. Make the decision
“When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he has never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the unknowns and finer details of your dreams. Actions will flow out of having confidence in your decision; sitting on the fence will get you nowhere.

4. Be unrealistic (convert to possible )
“I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.”
Some of the greatest inventions would not have happened if people chose to accept the world as it is. Great achievements and innovations begin with a mindset that ignores the impossible.

5. Always take action
“There is only one way to learn. It’s through action.”
You can study, read, and listen until you turn blue in the face, but the full experience is when you take action, and let the rubber meet the road. Once you’re done aiming, pull the trigger.

6. Do not afraid to fail

You’ve failed many times, although you may not remember.

7.Follow your dreams

When you are motivated and excited about pursuing your dreams, you’ll attract other people who have the same values and interests. The more you surround yourself with high achievers, the further you’ll go. Then, when times get tough, and it’s hard to keep going, your friends will motivate you to continue achieving.


book review


Hi Friends ,I pick some of my favorite books in self-improvement and self-help that I have found useful on my personal development journey. my main aim is improving the quality of our life by gaining knowledge from of the best mentors and books , which will improve our health, wealth , love , happiness

People tend to move in the same direction as they always have unless some external force is applied. a book can be a powerful external force that can completely knock your life off its mundane straight line and change everything about who you are .

I created this blog to help people  change their life by changing their thought process so each time when I read a book i create a review to help you understand the book

Thank you for giving your time to read this.

What are the seven habits of highly effective people?

    I really enjoyed reading the book and it really inspires me a lot. I read the book when i was in First semester of an engineering but i still refresh my mind from some of the principles. it has changed my perceptions in a great way


Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.

       An okay book if you don’t know how to manage your life it’s probably really helpful but if you’ve thought about how to make yourself more productive or effective a lot of it’s intuitive.
The 7 Habits of highly effective people
Habit 1: Be proactive
  Proactive people focus their efforts on their Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about: health, children, problems at work.focus on things you can change not on the things you cannot.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
If you put first things first, you are organizing and managing time and events according to the personal priorities
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Use listening to genuinely understand a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, and positive problem solving.
Habit 6: Synergy (positive teamwork)
by synerging we increase our capabilities tremendously
Habit 7: Sharpen the saw

Balance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable , long-term, effective lifestyle. It primarily emphasizes exercise for physical renewal, good prayer and good reading for mental renewal. It also mentions service to society for spiritual renewal.