Posts Tagged ‘Productivity’

Are You Half Way Through Your 2013 Launch Sequence?

Set your top goalsWe’re half way through the first half of the first month of 2013. So how are you doing?

Have you decided on your top three goals for the year? Are they clear and specific? Measurable and actionable? Relevant and time-bound?

How are you coming on your plan of action for each of your top goals and projects? Have you identified possible challenges that might get in the way of your success? Do you have a Plan B? Because without a Plan B, you don’t really have a plan.

I hope the New Year has started well for you. And if it hasn’t, that you start anew—today.

Something has shifted for me this year. Last January I was dealing with the recent death of my mother and I must admit, it did take some wind from beneath my wings. And although I still miss her a lot, I’m starting the New Year with a new theme and renewed energy and excitement.

My theme is “lean and green in 2013”. I’ve never been more committed to losing weight and getting fit. The “green” part of the theme is about earning more money. And I know that in order for me to do that, I need to increase the value I create in the marketplace. And I’m open to do that in a big way this year.

Previous Januarys have provided some early success in weight loss, but I didn’t always practice the second and thirds Cs of my 3C Formula (from my newest book, The Achievement Code). I was clear (the first C), but I wasn’t always Concentrated (focused) or Consistent. I’ll be the first to admit that this stuff is easier to teach than it is to practice. But it is simple—and it DOES work.

I gave myself a kick-start by abstaining from wine for the month of January, and I’m recording all calories consumed and burned through exercise. The free app, LoseIt, available for smart phones and the web, have helped a lot.

It’s been surprising how quickly I’ve lost 12 pounds (in just two weeks) and how easy it’s been to stick to my plan.

It all has to do with commitment.

And that commitment has produced results which makes it even easier to do what I intend—because I’m seeing the results and I’m winning.

This is what W. H. Murray, who headed up the The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, had to say about commitment:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”

What’s your commitment? It’s great to have resolutions and set goals, but which ones are you absolutely committed to achieving?

Goal PlannerOur SuccessNet Goal Planner is a great tool for helping you get clear on your goals, develop plans and to execute those plans. It simply works—and works well.

And if you really want to guarantee your success, I still have one opening for a one-on-one coaching client. Just fill out the form on this page to set up a time for us to chat.

If that’s too much of a commitment for you, you still have a few more days to enroll in Diamond Club where you can have your very own MasterMind Team to support you in making 2013 your best year yet.

PS: If I’m not 30 pounds lighter than I am today by July 4th of 2013, I encourage you to embarrass, harass, ridicule and berate me for being a fake.

Top Ten Reasons to Increase Your Effectiveness

Peak Performance and Productivity TeleSummit1. You’re paid to get things done, not for the hours you work. Even if you’re PAID by the hour, you are ultimately paid for the value you produce. Get more done in less time and you improve your value to your employer—even if that employer is yourself.

2. More job security. When a company has to downsize, the most inefficient and ineffective are usually let go first. Being more productive increases your job security.

3. Have more time to do the things YOU want to do. We all have things that need to be done that aren’t all that pleasant or fun. By getting things done quickly and effectively, you will find yourself having more time to do the things you find more pleasurable and/or fall into the not urgent, but important, category.

4. Satisfaction. A job well done, on time, with efficiency, is a gratifying experience. Turn your good to better and your better to best for greater satisfaction.

5. Time is money. And that’s been true for a very long time. Increased productivity is profitable. Finding a better, faster, more efficient way to do things results in added value and greater profits.

6. It makes us better stewards of our resources. People, money, time, energy and knowledge must be well managed. Not to do so is wasteful. Cultivate your resources and increase your productivity.

7. It’s fun. Finding better, faster, more efficient ways to leverage your time and efforts can be like a game—a game that pays you handsomely.

8. Your productivity improves the productivity of others. You have a chance to be the low, average or high bar that’s set in your work environment. And average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best. It sucks.

9. It will put more life in your years. It’s been said that it’s not the years in our life but the life in our years that matters. And I submit that being as productive as possible in all our efforts allows us to put more life in our years.

10. We can’t manage time. We can only manage events, tasks and projects within whatever time we have. And THAT is reason enough to consistently invest in improving our performance.

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How are You Managing Your Greatest Asset?

Time ManagementThere’s a lot of talk these days about different classes: the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots, the privileged and the underprivileged. It’s been said that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer—perhaps they’re right.

But I think there have always been differences. And as troubled and challenged as the middle class is today, history has shown us that the disparity between rich and poor is less now than in centuries past.

And no matter how much more advantage any class has over another, there is one thing every single person has in equal amounts—time.

We all have 24 hours a day. And with few exceptions, we have freedom of choice as to how we invest the 1,440 minutes every one of us is given each and every day.

The richest person who ever lived is unable to buy more time. They might leverage it and hire things done but they cannot bargain for more time.

Ben Franklin wrote, “Do not squander time, for that is what life is made of.”

I think we can agree with Ben. Our life is made up of time. And, of course, it’s not the time we put in, but rather what we put in to the time. We decide how to spend it. We decide how we live our lives.

Are you satisfied with how you invest your time? Do you respect and value it to the degree you should?

Are you effective as well as efficient? Are you living in accordance with your core values? Do you take actions and get things done that further your highest objectives?

I challenge you to take a hard look at your stewardship of your most precious asset.

I encourage you to look for ways to become more efficient and effective? How can you leverage yourself with tools, services and technology? How can you get more of the right things done in less time?

And I can think of no better way to sharpen your time and event management skills than attending all or part of our upcoming TeleSummit on finishing the year STRONG.

Achieve more of your peak potential. All five days of this event are FREE. There is no cost to participate. All you need to do is register. And when you do, you will also get a free—and very in-depth—Personal Achievement Assessment.

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Quote du jour

“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”

—Walter Anderson