You Know This!

You Know This!
This podcast is extracted from the radio feature Motivation Minute on Music Radio 97 in Trinidad and Tobago. Written, produced and presented by Garfield King, the programme aired every weekday for 26 years - 1992 to 2018. The content served as…

Are you open to give new ideas a chance?
Oct 14 • 1 min
Critical thinking without creative thinking can sometimes shut down innovation.
Does the word discipline scare you?
Oct 9 • 1 min
Sometimes self-discipline simply means doing the best for yourself.
Don’t let someone’s ignorance make you ignorant.
Oct 7 • 1 min
Don’t let someone’s ignorance prevent from being the person you want to be.
Where to start to make it better?
Sep 27 • 1 min
The home is a good place to start creating a better society.
Do you find deadlines are sucking the life out of you?
Sep 25 • 1 min
Why not encourage the flexibility and cooperation that works best for all involved.
Is negative news more real than positive news?
Sep 23 • 1 min
A positive outlook does not blind us to reality, it sharpens and clarifies our vision.
Don’t let their opinion of you become your reality.
Sep 20 • 1 min
Belief in yourself is more important than people’s opinion of you.
If you’re not sure what you want how can you go for it?
Sep 16 • 1 min
If you don’t know where you want to go, it’s likely to be difficult staying on the road.
Seeing the similarities helps build bridges
Sep 13 • 1 min
As we realise others are more similar than different, the less fearful we are of them
Can you find something to get you through the day?
Sep 9 • 1 min
When look for something that interests you, your performance levels increase.
Do you need permission to live your life?
Sep 6 • 1 min
Perhaps we need to give ourselves permission to fully live our lives.
Yes and no guard your time
Sep 4 • 1 min
Let your yes be yes and your no be no.
Keeping your eyes open
Sep 2 • 0 min
If you close your eyes, does it go away?
Priorities - the job or the family?
Aug 30 • 1 min
When you go, who will miss you the most - your children or your boss?
No limits to what you can learn.
Aug 28 • 1 min
The older I get, the more I realise I don’t really know much.
Some people call their mistakes experience.
Aug 23 • 1 min
When we make mistakes perhaps we can ask, “What’s the lesson here?” or “How can I do this better?”
Don’t let a minor inconvenience become a major disaster
Aug 21 • 1 min
It’s easier to deal with a minor inconvenience than a major disaster
What do you use your mind for?
Aug 19 • 1 min
When you think about it, there’s a lot of power in our heads.
Being a little different can be really cool.
Aug 16 • 1 min
If being yourself means sometimes being a little different, so be it.
Difficult to keep your balance living on the edge.
Aug 14 • 1 min
A few things may be worth getting irritated about, most things - not so much
Hope is like a rope that can pull us out of the rough.
Aug 12 • 1 min
From a position of hope, you’ll be able to take the necessary risks to make the progress you want.
Make time for an appropriate response
Aug 9 • 1 min
An appropriate response is one that matches the situation
Creativity is often found on the uncommon path
Aug 7 • 1 min
Being creative will often make you seem weird for a while, but that’s okay.
Your opinion is not the only opinion
Aug 5 • 1 min
An opinion you find disagreeable is not necessarily wrong, it’s just different
We are not powerless
Aug 2 • 1 min
A positive outlook sharpens our vision, enabling us to see more possibilities.
Better standard of living or living with better standards?
Jul 31 • 1 min
While improving standard of living, let’s not forget to embrace good moral standards.
Anything worth having is worth asking for.
Jul 29 • 1 min
Even if you get rejected, you’ll learn more from the experience than if you had never tried
Without patience communication can be a problem.
Jul 26 • 1 min
If we did not really listen it’s unlikely we got the real message.
Are you climbing the ladder of success or digging a hole?
Jul 24 • 0 min
You can be busy moving towards what you want, or busy digging yourself into a hole.
Some stress is a part of life, can we life with that?
Jul 22 • 1 min
It’s a good idea to aim to please yourself on a regular basis.
Idleness can tie you in knots.
Jul 19 • 1 min
It’s been said, “Laziness enslaves, dedicated hard work can set you free.”
Instead of passing on gossip and rumour, why not seek the facts?
Jul 12 • 1 min
Focusing on what’s working well can improve our vision of the world.
Failure is often just delayed success
Jul 10 • 1 min
Early failure can provide helpful feedback to propel you to your target.
If you face it today you won’t have to run from it tomorrow.
Jul 8 • 1 min
“Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
Humour can be refreshing when we use it to look at ourselves.
Jul 5 • 1 min
We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth, would we want it any other way?
Good communication does not require high speed
Jul 3 • 0 min
If you want help from your team, take the time to listen to their views.
Situations seem to improve when we improve
Jul 1 • 0 min
Have you considered changing your approach or response to the situation?
Big dreams without supporting action remain dreams.
Jun 28 • 1 min
To make dreams come true, wake up and do something.
You can’t use your power if you don’t know you have it.
Jun 26 • 1 min
We all have the potential to make a difference, but most of us never allow ourselves to think about it.
Mediocrity can make you unconscious
Jun 24 • 1 min
Settling for the mediocre ends up unsettling.
Do babies have more courage than adults?
Jun 21 • 1 min
No matter who laughs when she falls, the child gets up and continues her attempts to walk.
A good stretch can take you there.
Jun 19 • 1 min
Stretching yourself, you might find you can reach further than you imagined.
Making the time to embrace your value.
Jun 17 • 1 min
Take the time out to invest in yourself
If doing good makes you happy, just do it.
Jun 12 • 1 min
Doing something for someone else, just for the joy of it.
The Seeds of Change Take Time to Bear Fruit
Jun 10 • 1 min
Within the tiny seed the entire tree exists
Getting familiar with the unfamiliar.
Jun 5 • 1 min
More reliable information and some understanding could reduce fear of the unfamiliar
If you’re lost, why not ask for directions?
Jun 3 • 1 min
Recognising where you are can help you get where you want to go.
Is patience old fashioned and boring?
May 31 • 1 min
Patience can help you act from a position of thought and vision.
What does success mean to you?
May 29 • 1 min
Knowing what success means to you may increase your chances of achieving it.
You have the right to think for yourself.
May 27 • 1 min
The uncommon thought creates the exceptional individual.
If you don’t look at it does it go away?
May 24 • 0 min
Many big problems would not exist if they were dealt with when they were minor issues.
Waiting for others to make the first move nothing gets done
May 22 • 1 min
Sometimes people are uncooperative because they are afraid
Are you looking for the right person?
May 20 • 0 min
Always looking for someone to complete you, can have you feeling half empty.
Being flexible you can bend without breaking
May 17 • 1 min
Flexibility allows you to take advantage of the changes beyond your control
Please believe in yourself
May 15 • 1 min
What you believe about yourself may determine how you act.
Do you know when you cross that line?
May 13 • 1 min
Is there still a line and if so, do you see it?
Lively debate does not have to lead to a fight.
May 10 • 1 min
Sometimes there’s great wisdom and strength in walking away.
Is someone holding you back?
May 8 • 1 min
Why not listen to your inner music to find passion in what inspires you?
Doing the thing you THINK you cannot do
May 6 • 1 min
Believing something inside you is stronger than the troubles you face?
How you do what you do matters.
May 3 • 1 min
Changing your attitude about the task is an option open to you.
You can’t go back to fix it, but…
May 1 • 1 min
You can’t go back to fix it, but you can do the right thing now.
Can’t fool all the people all of the time.
Apr 29 • 1 min
When you think you’re fooling others, you might just be fooling yourself.
Negative self-talk can make you sick
Apr 26 • 1 min
Focusing on things you can handle helps reduce negative self-talk
Taking the time to listen makes a difference
Apr 24 • 1 min
Just a few minutes of real listening can make a difference in a relationship.
When you blame others, you give them the power.
Apr 17 • 1 min
Constantly blaming others for how you feel will likely weaken you.
If you only look for defects, you’ll miss what’s really there.
Apr 15 • 1 min
Focusing only on defects, you may miss the beauty and creativity within the human spirit.
Running towards what you want.
Apr 12 • 1 min
Better to run towards what you want than away from what you fear.
Tact can help you get your point across
Apr 10 • 1 min
Tact can be a useful bridge to get your point across difficult waters.
Do leaders need to be aggressive?
Apr 9 • 1 min
Ability and strength of character may be more useful than aggression.
A special individual you are
Apr 5 • 1 min
There is a contribution only you can make
I’m growing older, but am I growing up?
Apr 3 • 1 min
There’s a big difference between growing older and growing up.
They believe what they want to believe
Apr 1 • 1 min
The opinion someone has of you, is not as important as the opinion you have of yourself.
Feel good about yourself – no matter what
Mar 29 • 1 min
Feel good about yourself when you succeed, and even when you don’t
Is the pace of life hurting quality of life?
Mar 27 • 1 min
Being aware of the pauses in our schedules, we can catch our breath.
Have you thought of asking for it?
Mar 25 • 1 min
Anything worth having is worth asking for.
Instead of cannot, open your can
Mar 22 • 1 min
Instead of the many excuses why you cannot, focus on one reason why you can.
You have a right to be you, even in a relationship.
Mar 20 • 1 min
See each other as midwives to the persons they wish to become.
How do you deal with the darkness?
Mar 18 • 1 min
Walking with the light, solutions jump out of the shadows.
A little doubt can help us discover our truth
Mar 15 • 1 min
Doubt can help us to believe in something by finding the truth in it, rather than blindly accepting it.
Even painful lessons can aid the healing
Mar 13 • 1 min
Sometimes the lesson is only painful because we refuse to let go of the excess baggage
Can You Hang on Until You Get There?
Mar 11 • 1 min
Can you hang on even after others have let go?
The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward
Mar 8 • 1 min
You can’t get over there without moving from here.
Waiting for the perfect opportunity?
Mar 6 • 1 min
Listening can improve learning
Mar 4 • 1 min
How well you listen can determine how well you learn.
Pictures tell stories, and so do mirrors
Mar 1 • 0 min
Much to learn from our reflection in the mirror
Time well spent feels like money well spent
Feb 27 • 1 min
If time is money, is wasting time like throwing money away?
Admitting you made a mistake could be a wise move
Feb 25 • 1 min
Do you allow your imagination the space to imagine?
Feb 22 • 1 min
Much can be achieved if we give the imagination space to imagine.
For your voice to be heard you may need to speak up
Feb 20 • 1 min
If we don’t speak up time and time again, how can our voices be heard?
Acceptance can help you to see where you’re at
Feb 18 • 1 min
It doesn’t mean you agree, but that you recognise what is in front of you
Who will accept the responsibility for change?
Feb 15 • 1 min
Are you prepared to take the risk that will make you truly independent?
Relationships can be tricky
Feb 13 • 1 min
Relationships can us teach how to connect with others and with ourselves
Can you close your mouth and just listen?
Feb 11 • 1 min
Often all we need is someone who will listen with their full attention.
A car accident saved his Mother’s life
Feb 8 • 1 min
Bad stuff may only be the opening scene in an otherwise uplifting movie
Slow down before you hit something
Feb 6 • 1 min
It’s better to stop voluntarily than to crash into something
Feeling the pressure to change can block you progress
Feb 4 • 1 min
Choosing to change feels sweeter than being forced to change
Do you believe you are able?
Feb 1 • 1 min
If you want to achieve something, don’t limit yourself to what already exists.
If you want to get somewhere start moving
Jan 30 • 1 min
You can’t get over there unless you move from here
Speed does not always get the job done
Jan 28 • 1 min
Create the time and space to check what the job really is.
Patience can provide clarity and strength
Jan 25 • 1 min
Patience helps us find time and space to look at things more clearly
Are you prepared for what’s around the corner?
Jan 23 • 1 min
Being prepared can help reduce fear of the unexpected.
Realising there is something you can do
Jan 21 • 1 min
Opportunities show up when you realise there is something you can do.
Peel off those labels people stick on you
Jan 18 • 1 min
You may have been put down, but you don’t have to stay down
Listening a little can save lots of trouble
Jan 16 • 1 min
You don’t have to agree, just listen
Words have power and so do you.
Jan 14 • 1 min
You can’t control what they say about you, but you can control how you respond.
People are more important than things
Jan 11 • 1 min
The quality of life depends on our ability to give value to life
Doing the right thing can make you unpopular… for a while
Jan 8 • 1 min
Integrity increases self-respect and cements important relationships
The easy way out is not always efficient
Jan 6 • 1 min
Seeking greater efficiency is not the same as looking for the easy way out
If we want something new, we must do something new
Jan 3 • 1 min
If we want a different kind of year, we need to do things differently
Prosperity, is it on the outside or inside?
Jan 1 • 1 min
Devolving ourselves from the inside might lead to true prosperity
End of the old start of the new
Dec 30, 2018 • 1 min
Learning to adjust can aid survival
Small steps can take you a long way
Dec 27, 2018 • 1 min
You might need to take small steps to get to that big change
Have you been reaching out this Christmas?
Dec 25, 2018 • 1 min
Maybe we can continue reaching out even when the season is over.
Give yourself a lasting Christmas gift
Dec 23, 2018 • 1 min
Give yourself the gift of some time to value who you are.
More than words on a greetings card?
Dec 20, 2018 • 1 min
Can we make the Christmas season mean more than words on a greetings card?
Even heroes need a helping hand
Dec 19, 2018 • 1 min
Not all heroes are super, most are human
Criticism can be useful a gift
Dec 16, 2018 • 1 min
Does the journey end with the destination?
Dec 13, 2018 • 1 min
The journey does not end because of success or failure.
Why is this happening to me again?
Dec 11, 2018 • 1 min
Life continues to throw the same lesson at us until we learnt it.
To have a dream come true you have to dream
Dec 9, 2018 • 1 min
Regardless of those who may doubt you, don’t be afraid to dream
Who is the someone who has to do something?
Dec 6, 2018 • 1 min
Perhaps time to take responsibility and ask, “What can I do?”
Ignoring the illness is not a remedy.
Dec 4, 2018 • 1 min
Covering up the issues simply prolongs the pain.
Your ideas - do you want praise or action?
Dec 2, 2018 • 1 min
Instead of waiting for others to validate your ideas, focus on making them happen.
The speed of change can mess with your head.
Nov 29, 2018 • 1 min
Exploring more efficient methods of doing what we do, and learning improved ways of coping, could prepare us for whatever comes our way.
Hope can be useful while working on solutions
Nov 27, 2018 • 1 min
Hope can make us aware of possibilities we can explore, enabling us choose confident behaviours to get things done.
Staying Alert Can Smooth The Change
Nov 25, 2018 • 1 min
Staying alert, admitting past mistakes and feeling discomfort can be a small price to pay if we want to put things right.
There’s always a way
Nov 23, 2018 • 1 min
We may not know the way, but there is a way
Working smart doesn’t mean not working
Nov 21, 2018 • 1 min
Do the head work before the hard work and save unnecessary work
Productivity may increase
Nov 18, 2018 • 1 min
Productivity often increases when we focus on our unique talents.
Looking for creative solutions
Nov 16, 2018 • 1 min
Do you belief there are creative solutions?
Instability can drive you forward
Nov 14, 2018 • 1 min
Making use of periods of instability to move forward
Responsibility not necessarily heavy
Nov 11, 2018 • 1 min
Accepting responsibility can be liberating