A New Year's Wish

As we end 2009, I thought I would pass on to you some wisdom I enjoyed from the book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. The book was published in 1997, which seems like such a long time ago, and you may remember the buzz when the book first appeared. While the ideas are basic -- we all learned them as children -- they are frequently difficult to put into practice as adults. For me, they are brilliant principles for both our business and personal relationships.  I like the simplicity of the agreements, because you only have to focus on the four simple premises.

And best of all, Don Miguel Ruiz is a shaman from Mexico, so he really knows his stuff!

The Four Agreements are:

1.   Be Impeccable with your word.
2.   Don’t Take Anything Personally
3.   Don’t Make Assumptions
4.   Always Do Your Best

With that, I wish you a Happy New Year, and prosperity in all your ventures in 2010!