The Chemistry of Love
By Napoleon Hill
Recognize that love and affection constitute the finest medicines for both your body and your soul.
Love changes the entire chemistry of the body and conditions it for the expression of a positive mental attitude.
And love also extends the space you may occupy in the hearts of your fellowmen.
And in this connection it is important to remember that while love is free, the best way to receive it is to give it.
Keep a daily diary of your good deeds in behalf of others, and never let the sun set on a single day without recording some act of human kindness.
The benefits of this habit will be cumulative and eventually it will give you domain over great spaces in the hearts of your fellowmen.
And remember: One good deed each day will keep old man gloom away.
For every favor or benefit you receive give an equal benefit to others. The law of increasing returns will operate in your favor and eventually . . . perhaps very soon . . . it will give you the capacity to get everything you are entitled to receive.
A positive mental attitude must have a two-way highway on which to travel, or it will cease to function.
Source: PMA Science of Success Course. Educational Edition., Pgs. 228 & 229.
Some Tests to Help You Separate Fact from Fiction
by Dr. Napoleon Hill
The accurate thinker scrutinizes everything he reads in books or newspapers, everything he hears and sees over radio and television. He never accepts any statement as fact merely because he has read it or has heard it spoken. And he knows that statements bearing some portion of facts are often intentionally or carelessly colored, modified and exaggerated to give them an erroneous meaning.
Therefore the accurate thinker has definite test which he applies to the statements of others. If he reads a book, for example, he tests its accuracy by these rules:
a. Is the writer a recognized authority on the subject covered?
b. Did the writer have a motive other than that of imparting accurate information when he wrote the book?
c. Is the writer a professional whose business is that of influencing public opinion?
d. Has the writer a profit interest in the subjects on which he writes?
e. Is the writer a person with sound judgment, and not a fanatic on the subject on which he writes?
f. Are there readily accessible sources from which the writer’s statements may be checked and verified?
g. Do the writer’s statements harmonize with common sense and experience?
Before the accurate thinker accepts the statements of others as facts, he tries to find the motive which prompted the statements, for he knows that no one ever does anything, and seldom says anything, without a definite motive. The accurate thinker examines with care all statements made by people who have obvious motives. He is equally careful about accepting the statements of over-zealous people who have the habit of allowing their imaginations to run wild.
Look over carefully the fellow who is trying to sell you his way of life and make sure his way is as good as your own.
Source: PMA Science of Success Course: Pgs. 301 & 302.
Enterprise Strategy: The Evolution of CAFM
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) defines facility management as the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of the organization. As such, facility management has been practiced, whether specifically identified as its own discipline or not, since the inception of the business organization. It has evolved over the years through the development and codification of processes into a clearly defined field of expertise.
The establishment of IFMA, the professional association for facility managers, in 1980 was a significant step in this evolution. IFMA classifies facility management responsibilities into several major functional areas:
- Long-range and annual facility planning
- Facility financial forecasting
- Real estate acquisition and/or disposal
- Work specifications, installation and space management
- Architectural and engineering planning and design
- New construction and/or renovation
- Maintenance and operations management
- Telecommunications integration, security and general administrative services
Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) evolved in the late 1980s leveraging the PC to automate the collection and maintenance of facilities management information. CAFM systems provided the facility manager with the tools to track and report on facilities information. Typically, CAFM systems track and maintain:
- Floor plans
- Building and property information
- Space characteristics and usage
- Employee and occupancy data
- Workplace assets (furniture and equipment)
- Business continuity and safety information
- LAN and telecom information
While CAFM systems have delivered real benefits and their use has grown, their value has been limited by their inability to distribute information to those beyond facility management. As a result, many CAFM solutions have been relegated to personal productivity or, at best, departmental tools.
“CAFM” is a UK Registered Trademark of Decision Graphics UK Ltd. for use in connection with CAFM Explorer Software.