One of the challenges business professionals face is making their day as productive as possible. Sometimes it seems like your day is so busy and when you get to the end of it you find that you didn’t accomplish any of the things you wanted to. You were busy, but did you really get things done?
A lot has been written about time management. I’m going to tell you right now I don’t believe in it. Even though time is a human construct, there is no way humans can really to manage it. It flows like a mighty river and nothing can stop it. No dam can stop it. No technique can harness it.
What you can do is manage your activities. What you do and how you do it is more important than anything that you may “try” to manage time. A simple training technique used by Ironman Triathletes is the answer to the “time factor.” I call it SPRINT.
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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year. It means so many things to so many people. First and foremost for many people it is about celebrating their religion. For others it’s about celebrating with friends and family or helping others. For many, it’s about a new start and plans for what will come. It is a time that conjures up good feelings and a time where many feel generous to help others.
People that are “givers” or “help others” or practice “benevolence” that are success oriented do not do it once a year around the “giving time.” It is part of who they are and what they do in an ongoing basis.This podcast will explore the power of giving as it pertains to the happiness and success you can impart to others and also find in your own life.
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I am a huge proponent of using formulas to do things I’ve never done before. Let me give you an example, I don’t consider myself to be a great cook; just a competent one. I really enjoy good food and I view dining and the presentation of food as an art. But here’s the deal, I don’t have to be an artist to make a good meal. I can simply follow a recipe. If I don’t deviate from the recipe, chances are that I’ll make something that is pretty tasty.
Achieving success works much the same way. You can increase your chances for success substantially if you follow a recipe that others have used and that is proven to work. This podcast covers the 5 steps that you can take to increase your success in life.
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Without fail, almost every business person that I coach struggles with stress. Even the most experienced of executives feels at times like they can’t keep their head above water. It’s not because they aren’t competent. It is usually because things keep moving faster and faster and the time management and stress reduction skills that once served them well, no longer work.
It doesn’t matter if you are trying to achieve personal success or you are a corporation trying to reach your peak performance potential; using the five step SPEAR method will greatly increase your chances of successful goal attainment. It’s simple to understand simple to use, and best of all, the highest achievers and most successful companies all do the same things.
Like the tip of a spear, the power of any great plan is getting to the point. What is the exact result you hope to achieve? Your goal should be focused, detailed, and clear enough so that anyone reading it understands exactly what your objectives are.
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In offices and boardrooms all over the world you can hear the groans...another meeting?! It doesn't matter if the company is large or small; many people would agree that on a whole, most business meetings are not productive. In fact, they suck!
There's nothing more wasteful than having a meeting just because you had it scheduled, or because it’s an excuse to get together and socialize. If it's the latter, call it what it is and don't hold a meeting. Schedule a get together, lunch, or some social function after business hours.
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A colleague and I were having coffee last week and she shared with me that she had a very strong fear of making cold calls. We talked a little about it and I discovered that the root of her fear was that she didn’t want to sound foolish or unknowledgeable.
Now, I’ve known this person for a long time and I was surprised because I really respect her as a professional. But when I thought more about it later, I realized that her fears were probably pretty common among other sales professionals. In fact, I realized that it is our fears (real or imagined) that most often hold us back in life. So my friend, this blog is for you and anyone else that wants to be brave enough to recognize that the things you fear can be managed.
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Before you even start to set a goal, the deck is stacked against you. Why? Because, the human brain is not designed for goal attainment. Of the 20 percent of the population that does set goals, roughly 70 percent fail to achieve the goals they have set for themselves. When you take into consideration the fact that many of these goal-setting people strive for easily attainable, small goals, it’s a wonder that anyone accomplishes anything remarkable at all in business and in life.
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Everyone knows that if you want to be an accomplished person, or as I like to call them, a Peak Performer, you need to set goals and make a plan. Most people are pretty good at deciding they want to do something and they call that a goal. But, unfortunately, a goal without a plan is nothing more than a wish. I’ve written a lot about time management and goal setting and when it comes down to it, there is just no replacement for good planning.
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