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The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity
How the Choices We Make Impact Our Lives

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 5:31


Should I turn left at the fork in the road or right? Should I agree to take on a non-ideal client that could be more work than waiting for an ideal client? Is this new job offer right for me or should I stay where I am? Should I have the fish or the beef? The choices we make impact our lives – sometimes in profound ways, others in subtle ways. Sometimes, though, we feel overwhelmed at the variety of options ahead of us and we can't, or won't, make a decision. There is a song lyric that goes something like, “if you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.” I always find that profound especially at those times when I don't make a decision, or can't decide which decision is the “right” one. If you're faced with decisions regularly, and who isn't, it can be overwhelming. We can then start to suffer from decision fatigue. This state can impact us in small, or large ways. For example, if you get out of bed in the morning and the first thing you're faced with is a refrigerator or cupboard full of breakfast choices, your brain is going into overload before you've even truly started the day. Imagine you decided the night before, “I am going to have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.” When you do this, you start your day without having to make a decision and can save your decision making for when you're ready to start your workday. There are some choices you will make in your life that have the potential to impact you in profound ways. Let's explore three choices that I think might make a big impact: 1. The people with whom you surround yourself. The company you keep – professionally and personally – impacts how you see yourself, whether you're encouraged or discouraged by them and the type of influence they may exert. Jim Rohn wrote, “you are the average of the five people with whom you spend the most time.” Who are your people and how do they impact you? Are they positive or negative? Their outlook can impact your outlook – either good or bad. 2. How do you spend your time? In your 24-hour day what do you do? Do you work? Care for children or aging parents? Do you have hobbies? Do you have pets with whom you spend time? When you're not sleeping, what are you doing? You don't have to be continually productive, but you do want to find ways to spend your days that make you happy. You can spend your time sleeping on the couch or surfing the internet or you could spend your time with friends, reading a book, learning a hobby, growing a business, etc. 3. How do you react to the world around you? In the Serenity Prayer it reads, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” I take this to heart when I have to tell myself to let some things go. There are things in the course of my day I have no control over, and I can decide to fight against it or accept it. If I am invested in something and can effect change, I just might. I know the “wisdom to know the difference” makes an impact on my emotions and my happiness. Accept the fact that sometimes you will make bad decisions. Sometimes you will make a choice that you later regret. If you can go back and make a different choice, try that to see if a new outcome will make you happier. Know, though, that you cannot go back and rewrite your entire history – and would you want to? Your history has shaped who you are today, right now in this very moment. The choices you make, both large and small, are the foundation of who you are. Your choices have brought you to this point in your life. If you're happy, congratulations! If you feel the need to make better choices, now is the time to do just that! What are you waiting for? Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. For more help with growing your business and accelerating your results, reach out to me today and schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value complimentary resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

Overly Human
Sharpen the Saw: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Overly Human

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021


Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ends with sharpening the saw which entails building self-awareness and practicing all seven habits for self-improvement. Tune in as Traci and Rob consider what it means to be intentional about self-care in the four main areas: physical, spiritual, mental, and social-emotional.

GROW B2B FASTER
Ep 44 - Ian Koniak - How to sell to senior executives & create demand through LinkedIn posts

GROW B2B FASTER

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 66:30


In today's episode with Ian Koniak, President and Founder of Ian Koniak Sales Coaching, you will learn:1. How social selling and saving the best for first will boost your company's success2. Two principles and three skills you need to learn to become the best (sales-)version of yourself3. A step-by-step guide on how to successfully reach out and sell to senior executivesAbout IanIan Koniak is President and Founder of Ian Koniak Sales Coaching, which helps AE's go from good to great by mastering the mindset, habits, and skills needed to perform at the highest level in sales. As a speaker, trainer and an expert on Enterprise Sales, Ian has led national training workshops for Fortune 500 companies and his message has been shared in a variety of media including several leading top 100 podcasts. Ian was recently ranked as the #1 LinkedIn Sales Star by Sales Success Media in Q3 2021.With over 100M sold in revenue at Fortune 500 companies, Ian Koniak was the former #1 Enterprise Account Executive at Salesforce whose global client list included Berkshire Hathaway, Activision Blizzard, Experian, and Panda Express. Prior to Salesforce, Ian led a team of 10 Sales Managers and 70 AE's at Ricoh USA, where he grew his division to 60M ARR and was recognized as the #1 Director of Sales. You can learn more about Ian by visiting www.iankoniak.com, and his sales training videos can be found at www.youtube.com/iankoniak. About the host SammySammy is Managing Partner and founder of SAWOO.  SAWOO helps companies with Social Marketing and Lead Generation to leverage the power of LinkedIn in a sustainable way. No spam, no bots but building real Human 2 Human connections between you and your B2B buyers. ShownotesFind Ian on LinkedIn(https://www.linkedin.com/in/iankoniak/)Check out Ian's website and YouTube channel(https://iankoniak.com/)(http://youtube.com/iankoniak) Ian's favorite business book: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, The Go-Giver by Bob Burg, Start with Why by Simon SinekIan's favorite business leader: Marcus Chan, Founder of the Venli Consulting Group LLC

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity

Since today is Thanksgiving in the United States, I thought you might enjoy a short poem. Levity is always a good thing, I think. Here's your Funny Ode to Thanksgiving May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs! Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States! If you aren't in the US, have a fantastic day and remember to aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ For more help with growing your business and accelerating your results, reach out to me today and schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity

Since today is Thanksgiving in the United States, I thought you might enjoy a short poem. Levity is always a good thing, I think. Here's your Funny Ode to Thanksgiving May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs! Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States! If you aren't in the US, have a fantastic day and remember to aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ For more help with growing your business and accelerating your results, reach out to me today and schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity
10 Tips to Get Motivated….and Stay that Way

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 6:49


Some days you'd rather be in bed watching Netflix, going surfing, or skiing, than picking up the phone to make client acquisition (revenue generation) calls to increase business revenue. It happens to the best of us, even those of us that love our business. When you feel uninspired to tackle that to-do list, try one or more of these 10 tips, I'm about to share with you, to ramp up your motivation level and be productive again. 1. Get Digital. In today's digital world, there's an app, podcast, or video for everything, including motivation. According to American Express's blog on motivation, commitment trackers such as Stridesapp or Beeminder can give you that extra push to keep up with your long-term and short-term goals. The article also suggested writing the goals down on pen and paper for extra focus, and I certainly agree with this, and all my clients have their specific long-range and short-range goals written down. 2. Set Milestones. Working on a long-term goal can seem endless at times, which results in a loss in motivation. Setting smaller milestones to hit along the way keeps the motivation level up and gives you something to celebrate along the journey. As soon as you break up a large project into smaller tasks, you can start checking them off your list and feeling like you are getting the job done! 3. Reward Yourself. Give yourself something to work toward and acknowledge tasks when they are completed. When you hit a milestone, treat yourself to something. It could be a latte at Starbucks, a movie, a massage, or a new pair of shoes. Whatever makes you happy, this type of incentive is effective in maintaining motivation for both you and your team. 4. Walk Away. For those times when you just can't get focused, take a break from your desk and get a change of scenery. It could be a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop or a walk around the block. Changing your environment might refresh you enough to get back into it with a fresh perspective when you return to your desk. 5. Brainstorm. Carve out a few quiet minutes to sit down alone and let your mind go. Think about ways to grow the business, get new clients, improve your marketing materials and efforts---wherever you see a weakness in your business, think about a solution to it. How can you prevent the competition from getting ahead of you? 6. Think Positively. Sometimes, inspiration can be hard to find at work, but there is no room for negativity when it comes to staying energized. Positive affirmations can increase your motivation. Say what you are trying to accomplish aloud or write yourself a note that says, ‘I can do it!'. In addition, knowing that what you do in your business helps people in some capacity can up the motivation factor. 7. Get Feedback. Be open to constructive criticism. Sometimes it is hard to accept that a client has moved on to another company but understanding the why can help you build an even better business. Chances are, if one client has an issue with something, others might too, and you will be able to work on the problem and stay motivated to improve your business. You can also get feedback from peers, members of your mastermind group, or a mentor. Sometimes having outside eyes on something, can be very beneficial. 8. Find Inspiration. What you do outside of work can inspire you at work too. Spend some time reading industry news to see what others are doing. Check out blogs and articles posted by other companies within your industry. This widens your knowledge of what other companies are up to, while keeping up on the latest trends. Plus, doing something that is productive but not related to the task at hand just might end up motivating you more. 9. Fake It. There are just those days when you have to fake it ‘til you make it. If you muster up enthusiasm and a let's do this attitude, you'll find that you will be energized, and most likely will motivate those around you. Sometimes you just have to put your big girl or big boy pants on and deal with it. 10. Set Your Hours. It might be tempting to burn the midnight oil in order to get a project completed, but it usually ends up backfiring if continued for a long period of time. You'll end up burning out much faster than if you work at a steady pace. A 20-hour workday isn't sustainable and will not be productive. Set the hours you plan on working for the day and then turn off the work when it is time. You'll feel more refreshed when you begin work again the next day. You might even consider taking a half day off on Friday to “play hooky” will get you rejuvenated. No one feels motivated to work every single day, all day long. When you feel a motivation slump coming on, try to assess why and then choose one or more of these ten tips to help get you back on track to achieving your work goals. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ For more help with growing your business and accelerating your results, reach out to me today and schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity
10 Tips to Get Motivated….and Stay that Way

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 6:49


Some days you'd rather be in bed watching Netflix, going surfing, or skiing, than picking up the phone to make client acquisition (revenue generation) calls to increase business revenue. It happens to the best of us, even those of us that love our business. When you feel uninspired to tackle that to-do list, try one or more of these 10 tips, I'm about to share with you, to ramp up your motivation level and be productive again. 1. Get Digital. In today's digital world, there's an app, podcast, or video for everything, including motivation. According to American Express's blog on motivation, commitment trackers such as Stridesapp or Beeminder can give you that extra push to keep up with your long-term and short-term goals. The article also suggested writing the goals down on pen and paper for extra focus, and I certainly agree with this, and all my clients have their specific long-range and short-range goals written down. 2. Set Milestones. Working on a long-term goal can seem endless at times, which results in a loss in motivation. Setting smaller milestones to hit along the way keeps the motivation level up and gives you something to celebrate along the journey. As soon as you break up a large project into smaller tasks, you can start checking them off your list and feeling like you are getting the job done! 3. Reward Yourself. Give yourself something to work toward and acknowledge tasks when they are completed. When you hit a milestone, treat yourself to something. It could be a latte at Starbucks, a movie, a massage, or a new pair of shoes. Whatever makes you happy, this type of incentive is effective in maintaining motivation for both you and your team. 4. Walk Away. For those times when you just can't get focused, take a break from your desk and get a change of scenery. It could be a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop or a walk around the block. Changing your environment might refresh you enough to get back into it with a fresh perspective when you return to your desk. 5. Brainstorm. Carve out a few quiet minutes to sit down alone and let your mind go. Think about ways to grow the business, get new clients, improve your marketing materials and efforts---wherever you see a weakness in your business, think about a solution to it. How can you prevent the competition from getting ahead of you? 6. Think Positively. Sometimes, inspiration can be hard to find at work, but there is no room for negativity when it comes to staying energized. Positive affirmations can increase your motivation. Say what you are trying to accomplish aloud or write yourself a note that says, ‘I can do it!'. In addition, knowing that what you do in your business helps people in some capacity can up the motivation factor. 7. Get Feedback. Be open to constructive criticism. Sometimes it is hard to accept that a client has moved on to another company but understanding the why can help you build an even better business. Chances are, if one client has an issue with something, others might too, and you will be able to work on the problem and stay motivated to improve your business. You can also get feedback from peers, members of your mastermind group, or a mentor. Sometimes having outside eyes on something, can be very beneficial. 8. Find Inspiration. What you do outside of work can inspire you at work too. Spend some time reading industry news to see what others are doing. Check out blogs and articles posted by other companies within your industry. This widens your knowledge of what other companies are up to, while keeping up on the latest trends. Plus, doing something that is productive but not related to the task at hand just might end up motivating you more. 9. Fake It. There are just those days when you have to fake it ‘til you make it. If you muster up enthusiasm and a let's do this attitude, you'll find that you will be energized, and most likely will motivate those around you. Sometimes you just have to put your big girl or big boy pants on and deal with it. 10. Set Your Hours. It might be tempting to burn the midnight oil in order to get a project completed, but it usually ends up backfiring if continued for a long period of time. You'll end up burning out much faster than if you work at a steady pace. A 20-hour workday isn't sustainable and will not be productive. Set the hours you plan on working for the day and then turn off the work when it is time. You'll feel more refreshed when you begin work again the next day. You might even consider taking a half day off on Friday to “play hooky” will get you rejuvenated. No one feels motivated to work every single day, all day long. When you feel a motivation slump coming on, try to assess why and then choose one or more of these ten tips to help get you back on track to achieving your work goals. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ For more help with growing your business and accelerating your results, reach out to me today and schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast
A slow developing, high-impact anti-pattern in Agile teams, and how to fix it | Madhuri Korapati

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 10:46


Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. The team we talk about in this episode was an example of a great team. They collaborated well, were able to tackle the challenges that came their way. However, after they were put on a bigger, higher pressure project, things started to change. Over time, in this new project, the team started to forget how to retrospect and improve as a team, and this started to affect their performance. Listen in to learn how Madhuri solved this slow developing, but high-impact anti-pattern. Featured Book of the Week: Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey Madhuri starts by introducing The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Lencioni, to show how important it is for Scrum Masters to focus on building trust with their team members and other stakeholders. But how do you do that in practice? That's what the book Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey comes in. This book, which Madhuri acknowledges has changed her own way of acting, helps explain what trust is in practice, and how to build that in your Scrum team. How can Angela (the Agile Coach) quickly build healthy relationships with the teams she's supposed to help? What were the steps she followed to help the Breeze App team fight off the competition? Find out how Angela helped Naomi and the team go from “behind” to being ahead of Intuition Bank, by focusing on the people! Download the first 4 chapters of the BOOK for FREE while it is in Beta! About Madhuri Korapati Madhuri a self-motivated servant leader with 14 years of software industry experience across Payments and Banking sectors. She is a Scrum Master at Mastercard, and enjoys helping teams in their agile transformation and showcasing their improvements.  You can link with Madhuri Korapati on LinkedIn and connect with Madhuri Korapati on Twitter.

The Super Human Life
Ep 102: Understand Your Values & Master Your Life w/ Dr. John Demartini

The Super Human Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 52:45


Access Your FREE GIFT - Awaken Your Astronomical Vision - https://demartini.ink/superhuman   Dr. John Demartini is a world renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author and  global educator. He has developed a series of solutions applicable across all markets, sectors  and age groups. His education curriculum ranges from corporate empowerment programs,  financial empowerment strategies, self-development programs, relationship solutions and  social transformation programs. His teachings start at the core of the issue, addressing the  human factor and range out to a multitude of powerful tools that have proven the test of  time. He has studied over 30,000 books across all the defined academic disciplines and has  synthesized the wisdom of the ages which he shares on stage in over 100 countries. His  presentations whether keynotes, seminars or workshops, leave clients with insights into their  behavior and keys to their empowerment.   Dr. Demartini has addressed public and professional audiences up to 11,000 people at a time  across the world and shared the stage with some of the world's most influential people such  as Sir Richard Branson, Stephen Covey, Steve Wozniak, Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Fernandes, Wayne  Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Donald Trump and many more. From the thousands of testimonials he  receives annually, Dr Demartini's work changes people's lives forever.   Connect with Dr. Demartini: Website - https://drdemartini.com/   IG - https://www.instagram.com/drjohndemartini/   YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/DrDemartini/featured   ---   Connect with Frank and The Super Human Life on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesuperhumanfrank/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/584284948647477/   Website: http://www.thesuperhumanlifepodcast.com/tshlhome   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjB4UrpxtNO2AFtDURMzoKQ  

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity
How Big Thinking Can Grow Your Business

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 8:15


Do you surround yourself with dream squashers or are you surrounded by individuals who listen to your dreams for your business and urge you to pursue them? Do you think big for your business? Do you look at where your business stands today and think, “this is good enough” or “what if I try something new and it upsets the successes I've attained?” Do you give yourself enough credit to allow yourself to dream big? Remember, not every big dream has to come to fruition of a “mission accomplished.” But, every big dream may have a kernel of an action step that will help you think outside the proverbial box and could potentially spark a new idea to do something you're currently doing better, faster, or at a higher level of income producing effect? How Can Big Thinking Grow Your Business? Take a moment and ask yourself: What is your dream for your business? Do you want to be the next Amazon or Uber? Do you want to be the biggest XYZ firm in your city or part of the country? Are you looking to take your business nationwide or worldwide? Do you even allow yourself to have those big dreams? Many business owners, when asked, “What is the big dream for your business this year” will say: 1. I'd like to bring in an additional $1,000 a month. 2. I'd like to grow by 10% in clients and income. 3. I'd like to outsource some of my tasks. 4. I'll be happy to maintain the status quo. 5. I hadn't even thought of a big dream… I'm just trying to maintain my current level. This is what I call “expectation” thinking. You expect to stay where you are and that thinking leads to your getting exactly what you expected. What if you allowed yourself the audacity to say, “I'd like to grow my income by $5,000 a month” or “I want to exceed last year's sales by 50%”. What's stopping you? Is it because you're afraid to think big? What do you think would have happened if Henry Ford hadn't thought big? Would we have had automobiles? Every successful business started out as a small idea that was pushed to higher levels by an entrepreneur who thought big. Big, audacious goals don't have to become setbacks if you didn't achieve a 50% higher sales revenue. If you shot for 50% and achieved 30% isn't that a big win? It's certainly a bigger win than a 10% increase. Although if you'd considered a 10% increase you would likely have met that, but would it feel as good as aiming for 50% and attaining 30%? Probably not! How can you become a big thinker in your business? 1. Ask bigger questions. When you think big, you aim higher. When you think big you push yourself out of your comfort zone and take a chance. It's exhilarating to take that leap. Ask yourself, “What would life and my business look like if I grew the business by 40, 50 or even 60% this year?” There is no harm in asking those bigger questions. In fact, the answer to “what would it look like” may be the motivating factor in your pursuing that big goal. 2. Network with like-minded big thinkers. If you surround yourself with entrepreneurs who are always asking, “what if” you may pick up their energy and start asking your own business “what ifs.” If you surround yourself with people who are happy to go with the path their business is on and not take a detour, you will likely be pulled down that complacent path. Involve yourself with big thinkers and you will feel more comfortable announcing your big goal! Find a mastermind group of big thinkers to help you, might be an option. 3. Find out where other big thinkers got their start. Did mega-companies like Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, or Uber start out as successes? What is the backstory – the origin story for those businesses? When you know the humble beginnings of mega companies, you may find the inspiration to think bigger yourself. If those company owners hadn't been big thinkers and pushed their businesses toward large goals, they wouldn't be companies we would have heard of, right? Don't let yourself get mired in the past. If you'd tried something in the past and it didn't work, let it go. Pull that information out and ask yourself what went wrong, how you could change that today, and what experiences do you have now that you didn't then that can help? A past “failure” is simply an experiment that didn't pan out. Don't let a fear of failure stop you from thinking big. Ask yourself, “Don't you want more?” If that question makes you uncomfortable or makes you shout, “yes!” Then get started today on your next big idea! Consider these six ideas you can implement today to help you think bigger. 1. Ask bigger questions. 2. Network with other big thinkers. 3. Find big thinking experiences and join in. 4. Look at origin stories for other big thinkers. 5. Don't discard or toss out any idea, no matter how audacious it seems. From that huge, big thought may come your next spark of an idea that will grow your business! 6. Ask staff for ideas they might have to accelerate your business growth. When you're putting your big idea into practice, don't forget to plan for the infrastructure your business might need to support this big idea when it comes to fruition. Write down your income goals. Write down your goals for hiring new team members. Get a picture in your mind of what your life would look like when you achieved that big thinking goal. Don't put it off any longer. It's time to get busy! If you need help thinking bigger, reach out to me today to schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity
How Big Thinking Can Grow Your Business

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 8:15


Do you surround yourself with dream squashers or are you surrounded by individuals who listen to your dreams for your business and urge you to pursue them? Do you think big for your business? Do you look at where your business stands today and think, “this is good enough” or “what if I try something new and it upsets the successes I've attained?” Do you give yourself enough credit to allow yourself to dream big? Remember, not every big dream has to come to fruition of a “mission accomplished.” But, every big dream may have a kernel of an action step that will help you think outside the proverbial box and could potentially spark a new idea to do something you're currently doing better, faster, or at a higher level of income producing effect? How Can Big Thinking Grow Your Business? Take a moment and ask yourself: What is your dream for your business? Do you want to be the next Amazon or Uber? Do you want to be the biggest XYZ firm in your city or part of the country? Are you looking to take your business nationwide or worldwide? Do you even allow yourself to have those big dreams? Many business owners, when asked, “What is the big dream for your business this year” will say: 1. I'd like to bring in an additional $1,000 a month. 2. I'd like to grow by 10% in clients and income. 3. I'd like to outsource some of my tasks. 4. I'll be happy to maintain the status quo. 5. I hadn't even thought of a big dream… I'm just trying to maintain my current level. This is what I call “expectation” thinking. You expect to stay where you are and that thinking leads to your getting exactly what you expected. What if you allowed yourself the audacity to say, “I'd like to grow my income by $5,000 a month” or “I want to exceed last year's sales by 50%”. What's stopping you? Is it because you're afraid to think big? What do you think would have happened if Henry Ford hadn't thought big? Would we have had automobiles? Every successful business started out as a small idea that was pushed to higher levels by an entrepreneur who thought big. Big, audacious goals don't have to become setbacks if you didn't achieve a 50% higher sales revenue. If you shot for 50% and achieved 30% isn't that a big win? It's certainly a bigger win than a 10% increase. Although if you'd considered a 10% increase you would likely have met that, but would it feel as good as aiming for 50% and attaining 30%? Probably not! How can you become a big thinker in your business? 1. Ask bigger questions. When you think big, you aim higher. When you think big you push yourself out of your comfort zone and take a chance. It's exhilarating to take that leap. Ask yourself, “What would life and my business look like if I grew the business by 40, 50 or even 60% this year?” There is no harm in asking those bigger questions. In fact, the answer to “what would it look like” may be the motivating factor in your pursuing that big goal. 2. Network with like-minded big thinkers. If you surround yourself with entrepreneurs who are always asking, “what if” you may pick up their energy and start asking your own business “what ifs.” If you surround yourself with people who are happy to go with the path their business is on and not take a detour, you will likely be pulled down that complacent path. Involve yourself with big thinkers and you will feel more comfortable announcing your big goal! Find a mastermind group of big thinkers to help you, might be an option. 3. Find out where other big thinkers got their start. Did mega-companies like Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, or Uber start out as successes? What is the backstory – the origin story for those businesses? When you know the humble beginnings of mega companies, you may find the inspiration to think bigger yourself. If those company owners hadn't been big thinkers and pushed their businesses toward large goals, they wouldn't be companies we would have heard of, right? Don't let yourself get mired in the past. If you'd tried something in the past and it didn't work, let it go. Pull that information out and ask yourself what went wrong, how you could change that today, and what experiences do you have now that you didn't then that can help? A past “failure” is simply an experiment that didn't pan out. Don't let a fear of failure stop you from thinking big. Ask yourself, “Don't you want more?” If that question makes you uncomfortable or makes you shout, “yes!” Then get started today on your next big idea! Consider these six ideas you can implement today to help you think bigger. 1. Ask bigger questions. 2. Network with other big thinkers. 3. Find big thinking experiences and join in. 4. Look at origin stories for other big thinkers. 5. Don't discard or toss out any idea, no matter how audacious it seems. From that huge, big thought may come your next spark of an idea that will grow your business! 6. Ask staff for ideas they might have to accelerate your business growth. When you're putting your big idea into practice, don't forget to plan for the infrastructure your business might need to support this big idea when it comes to fruition. Write down your income goals. Write down your goals for hiring new team members. Get a picture in your mind of what your life would look like when you achieved that big thinking goal. Don't put it off any longer. It's time to get busy! If you need help thinking bigger, reach out to me today to schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

The Daily Mastermind
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The Daily Mastermind

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 10:06


Episode #479:  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Review of Stephen Covey Best Selling Book Principles   Every once in a while I like to review "timeless" principles that have helped me in my life.   Stephen Covey was a professor, speaker and best selling author.  He wrote a book called 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as well as several others.  Time magazine named him one of the 25 most influential people.   The book sold over 30 million copies worldwide.  The audiobook become the first non-fiction book in the history of US to sell over 1 million copies.   In his book Covey talks about using a series of habits to align your principles (external) with your values (internal).  The 7 Habits represent amazing ideas on how you can align yourself and also (in my opinion) become a better, more effective and successful leader in business and life.   Here are the key 7 Habits : 1. Sharpen the saw. Don't work yourself to death. Strive for a sustainable lifestyle that affords you time to recuperate, recharge and be effective in the long-term.   2. Be proactive. You have a natural need to wield influence on the world around you so don't spend your time just reacting to external events and circumstances. Take charge and assume responsibility for your life.   3. Begin with an end in mind. Don't spend your life working aimlessly, tackling whatever job is at hand. Have a vision for the future and align your actions accordingly to make it into a reality.   4. Put first things first. To prioritize your work, focus on what's important, meaning the things that bring you closer to your vision of the future. Don't get distracted by urgent but unimportant tasks.   5. Think win-win. When negotiating with other, don't try to get the biggest slice of the cake, but rather find a division that is acceptable to all parties. You will still get your fair share, and build strong positive relationships in the process.   6. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. When someone presents us with a problem, we often jump right to giving a solution. This is a mistake. We should first take time to really listen to the other person and only then make recommendations.   7. Synergize. Adopt the guiding principle that in a group, the contributions of many will far exceed those of any individual. This will help you achieve goals you could never have reached on your own.   I hope these ideas and principles will help you to continue to grow and uncover the best version of yourself by reminding you to align your principles and values.

Lead Sell Grow - The Human Experience
The 3 Lists You Must Have to Set and Achieve Your Goals with Eric Konovalov, The Goal Guide

Lead Sell Grow - The Human Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 17:24


Zig Ziglar often asked, "Are you a meaningful specific or a wandering generality?"That's because Zig understood the principles required for achieving success. In this episode, Eric shares the 3 lists that everyone should make, if they're serious about achieving their goals. This three lists are:Things I don't wantThings I wantThings I can do todayEric referenced five books in this episode. They are:Intentional Living by John C. MaxwellThe Law of Success by Napoleon HillThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Check out the podcast with Paul Martinelli to hear how this book helped him go from janitor to multi millionaire. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyB2B Sales Secrets by Eric Konovalov (shameless plug) All of these books had something in common about successful people and that is that successful people set goals and go after them intentionally. If you like this episode, please share it and leave us a good review. Those go a long way! Be sure to connect with us in our Lead Sell Grow – The Human Experience Tribe Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/leadsellgrowDownload the FREE ebook that will help you connect with, and understand your buyers faster! Learn more about our services: www.TheGoalGuide.comImprove your sales and stay connected – Free Gifts Here https://shor.by/TheGoalGuide

Moonshots - Adventures in Innovation

Hello members and subscribers! It's time for our fifth Moonshots Master episode, and here we are breaking down the CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE.Opening up our minds to the concept, we get inspired by a series of motivational speakers, telling us to focus on you every day. We re-visit the very well-regarded Admiral William H. McRaven, who reminds us to start singing when we're up to our necks in mud. We then hear from Robin Sharma, who reminds us to simply embrace confidence every day.Now we're all inspired, the next section helps us learn about the Circle of Influence, and who's better to teach us than Stephen Covey himself. Mr Covey breaks down the Inner circle for proactive people (circle of influence), as well as the Outer circle for reactive people (circle of concern).Now we understand the influence and mindset towards our circles, let's work on how to make this reflection a part of our habit every day. We listen to Janis from Time Management, who has some actionable tips to stay focused. We also learn from Fearless Soul, and how we are responsible for who we agree to spend time with. Closing out the show, we hear again from Stephen Covey, who has some powerful mindset tips for us, encouraging us to remember that we can choose to carry your weather with us.

Overly Human
Synergize: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Overly Human

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021


What creates synergy amongst your team? In exploring the sixth habit from Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Rob and Traci explain how this habit is a culmination of healthy conflict, trust-based collaboration, and embracing each other's differences in order to reveal solutions that outshine what one person could do on their own.

The Path to $20 Million with Mike Prewett
7 Habits of Highly Effective Real Estate Agents | Power Talk - Nov 15, 2021

The Path to $20 Million with Mike Prewett

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 5:58


If you've read Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, good, you should have. It's a great book. Borrowing on that concept, let's break down the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Real Estate Agents! Today, we tackle habits 1-3.

Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast
Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You Got with Jay Abraham on Negotiate Your Best Life with Rebecca Zung #298

Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 51:08


Jay Abraham is a marketing legend who fundamentally understands people and negotiating.  He has made more than 9 billion dollars for his clients and has mentored some of biggest titans in the world such as Tony Robbins and Stephen Covey.  In this episode he shares his secrets on how YOU can get the most out of your life and out of the people around you including:  His philosophies on why people all people are born to be great but don't reach greatness How to be a great listener How to be respected The difference between having a coach and having a mentor and so much more. This episode is FULL of wisdom.  Tune in to find out why the best in the world sit at his feet to learn and find out how to get everything you can out of all you got.    More About Jay Abraham Jay Abraham is an entrepreneurial marketing legend who has been a mentor to Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, and Brian Tracy and has also been known as the 9 Billion Man for having generated over 9 Billion Dollars in revenue for the clients he has worked with.   Author of many books including Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got which you can grab your copy of right here:   https://amzn.to/2YrV53l  Learn More at www.abraham.com  THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION:   Soberlink is a comprehensive alcohol monitoring system. Combining a breathalyzer with wireless connectivity, Soberlink automatically documents proof of sobriety in real-time, which gives clients a sense of accomplishment while rebuilding trust with others. Features Adaptive Facial Recognition technology Technology to detect physical tampers Real-time text message reminders and Alerts Customizable scheduling Automated reporting options Get an exclusive $50 off your device by emailing info@soberlink.com and mentioning Negotiate Your Best Life ____________________________________________________________________ For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube! GRAB YOUR FREE CRUSH MY NEGOTIATION PREP WORKSHEET RIGHT HERE!  SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL RIGHT HERE.  Grab a copy of Rebecca's book, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE!  To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   

Mindful Living with Dr. Cecilia Lopez
Ep 32 – Using the “Pickle Jar Theory” for Time and Stress Management

Mindful Living with Dr. Cecilia Lopez

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021


Hello and welcome back to another episode of Mindful Living with Dr. Cecilia Lopez. This is Zy, hello! For today's episode, Dr. L gives you a quick overview of what is called the “Pickle Jar Theory”. More commonly known as Stephen Covey's Time Management Matrix, this technique helps you with time and stress management by helping identify and prioritize different tasks. The matrix is a box divided into four quadrants, which each represents a different way your time is organized based on urgency and importance. Dr. L also teaches this by using the examples of golf balls, marbles, sand, and water. The four quadrants are:
 1. [Golf Balls] Urgent and Important (to me) 2. [Marbles] Not Urgent yet Important 3. [Sand] Urgent but Not Important (to me) 4. [Water] Not Urgent and Not Important We hope you learn a thing or two and find this episode helpful! I know when I was working with her and she gave a lesson on this, I found it very useful. Please share this episode with someone you think may need it and, if you found this episode helpful, leave a review on the podcast platform of your choosing (Apple, Google, Podcast Addict, Spotify). You may also find this episode on IGTV (IG: @drcecilialopez) and can leave a comment. For business inquiries you may email me at contact@drcecilialopez.com. To work with Dr. Lopez as a therapy client (California residents) you may email her at cecilia@drcecilialopez.com. Dr. L has a Patreon! If you'd like to donate to support us in making this Podcast and other things to come, click this link https://www.patreon.com/drcecilialopez. We appreciate you! for more info on the matrix theory: https://wwwp.oakland.edu/Assets/upload/docs/Instructor-Handbook/The-Pickle-Jar-Theory.pdf https://facilethings.com/blog/en/time-management-matrix

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity
7 Steps to Find and Retain Quality Staff

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 8:26


Finding and retaining quality staff whether you're hiring employees or contractors, can be a difficult task for many entrepreneurs. There are a myriad of reasons this is true. It takes a focused, strategic approach to hiring and growing your team that will help propel you and your business forward. Sometimes, though, no matter how well you have hired and how many strategies you have in place for a “good hire” it just doesn't work out and you have to start over. Starting over with hiring and training a new employee or even getting a contractor up to speed on what you need done is a drain – physically and emotionally for the entrepreneur and financially for the business. How can you find and retain quality staff? Let's explore 7 steps you can take that can help you increase your success. 1. Be very clear on what you want the individual to do. If you hire someone and they think they are doing A and you want them to do B and perhaps C, and you didn't tell them up front, they may balk and leave. If you hire for task A but then add on B and C without further compensation you may have to re-hire or pay to train them, if you are interested. If you believed you were hiring for A, B, and C, you need to be clear about the tasks and the expectations for everyone's benefit. 2. Leave the door open for negotiation on tasks and responsibilities. You may hire someone who far exceeds your expectations and your business grows. It may get to the point where, because of growth, you need to hire a new person who can take on tasks D and E. Don't forget to ask the original hire whether he or she can, or wants to, take on those new tasks, if they have the skill set to do them. Don't overlook a chance to promote from within. Just because you hired for a person for ABC, doesn't mean that individual doesn't have other hidden talents you've never discussed. The people that get you to one level, might be or might not be the same people to help you get to your next level of success. 3. Have a very clear and specific written job description. It is not enough to simply say what you want done. Give the new team member a detailed job description – not so detailed that it's novel length, but detailed enough that you both understand the deliverables and agree to them. 4. Be open to suggestions on potential changes to procedures. If you have a new staff member who looks at some of your current procedures (assuming you have all tasks documented, which most firms don't) and can streamline them, ask for more details about what they're proposing. If they can help make things easier, more streamlined, or better in any way, encourage them to do so. 5. Treat your new hire as a member of the team. No one wants to work with a dictator or a micromanager. If you were clear in your hiring requirements, you should be able to rest easy that the tasks you're hiring for are those which you can delegate and trust the new hire to do on your behalf. 6. Train the new hire. Yes, you're hiring the best expert for the job you need done, BUT this new person needs to know how you want things done. Just because they were a bookkeeper in their former position, doesn't mean they will address your books in a way you are expecting. Before you can train, you need to have a clear picture of the tasks you're delegating. Again, this may be a time to say, “We need A done, this is how we've always done it. Hand them a procedures manual to review each procedure. Do you have any suggestions on how to streamline the process?” Don't make them answer immediately. Give them time to settle in and then discuss the task again. If you throw a new hire into the fray with no training, it will be frustrating for both of you and take them a lot longer to get up to speed than it needs to take. If you don't currently have documented procedures for all activities needed to be done for each job, you need to make sure they all get documented. This is very important. Have the new person document everything as you train them, so you have these procedures going forward. 7. Ask an employee who is leaving for the reason they decided to leave. A brief exit interview is a great learning tool for you. Why did they leave? Money? Working hours? Misplaced expectations? Tired of being the only A player among C players on the team? Don't make the exit interview an interrogation. Let the individual know you are truly interested in why they're leaving. You may or may not take that information and use it to try and get them to stay, but again, it may be eye-opening enough that the two of you may find a way to work, and stay, together (if it makes sense). If someone is leaving for more money, it's usually not a winning game for you, the employer, to up the ante to get that person to stay. Eventually they may come back and say someone else offered them more money and will you match it – you could be over a barrel at that point. If, however, you discover you were paying well below industry standards for the tasks this person was doing, it makes sense for you to evaluate your pay scale. What is your biggest challenge when you're hiring a new staff member or contractor? Do you do exit interviews and truly look at the feedback? How can you be even better at hiring and retaining great staff that will help your firm grow? How often should you be interviewing people to make sure you have the best staff possible on your team? Download your complimentary support team performance assessment, so you can customize it for your team and hold them even more accountable. Great communication tool. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/support-team-member-progress-assessment/. Of course, let me know if I can help you in any way, so you can have your ideal business and ideal life. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity
7 Steps to Find and Retain Quality Staff

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 8:26


Finding and retaining quality staff whether you're hiring employees or contractors, can be a difficult task for many entrepreneurs. There are a myriad of reasons this is true. It takes a focused, strategic approach to hiring and growing your team that will help propel you and your business forward. Sometimes, though, no matter how well you have hired and how many strategies you have in place for a “good hire” it just doesn't work out and you have to start over. Starting over with hiring and training a new employee or even getting a contractor up to speed on what you need done is a drain – physically and emotionally for the entrepreneur and financially for the business. How can you find and retain quality staff? Let's explore 7 steps you can take that can help you increase your success. 1. Be very clear on what you want the individual to do. If you hire someone and they think they are doing A and you want them to do B and perhaps C, and you didn't tell them up front, they may balk and leave. If you hire for task A but then add on B and C without further compensation you may have to re-hire or pay to train them, if you are interested. If you believed you were hiring for A, B, and C, you need to be clear about the tasks and the expectations for everyone's benefit. 2. Leave the door open for negotiation on tasks and responsibilities. You may hire someone who far exceeds your expectations and your business grows. It may get to the point where, because of growth, you need to hire a new person who can take on tasks D and E. Don't forget to ask the original hire whether he or she can, or wants to, take on those new tasks, if they have the skill set to do them. Don't overlook a chance to promote from within. Just because you hired for a person for ABC, doesn't mean that individual doesn't have other hidden talents you've never discussed. The people that get you to one level, might be or might not be the same people to help you get to your next level of success. 3. Have a very clear and specific written job description. It is not enough to simply say what you want done. Give the new team member a detailed job description – not so detailed that it's novel length, but detailed enough that you both understand the deliverables and agree to them. 4. Be open to suggestions on potential changes to procedures. If you have a new staff member who looks at some of your current procedures (assuming you have all tasks documented, which most firms don't) and can streamline them, ask for more details about what they're proposing. If they can help make things easier, more streamlined, or better in any way, encourage them to do so. 5. Treat your new hire as a member of the team. No one wants to work with a dictator or a micromanager. If you were clear in your hiring requirements, you should be able to rest easy that the tasks you're hiring for are those which you can delegate and trust the new hire to do on your behalf. 6. Train the new hire. Yes, you're hiring the best expert for the job you need done, BUT this new person needs to know how you want things done. Just because they were a bookkeeper in their former position, doesn't mean they will address your books in a way you are expecting. Before you can train, you need to have a clear picture of the tasks you're delegating. Again, this may be a time to say, “We need A done, this is how we've always done it. Hand them a procedures manual to review each procedure. Do you have any suggestions on how to streamline the process?” Don't make them answer immediately. Give them time to settle in and then discuss the task again. If you throw a new hire into the fray with no training, it will be frustrating for both of you and take them a lot longer to get up to speed than it needs to take. If you don't currently have documented procedures for all activities needed to be done for each job, you need to make sure they all get documented. This is very important. Have the new person document everything as you train them, so you have these procedures going forward. 7. Ask an employee who is leaving for the reason they decided to leave. A brief exit interview is a great learning tool for you. Why did they leave? Money? Working hours? Misplaced expectations? Tired of being the only A player among C players on the team? Don't make the exit interview an interrogation. Let the individual know you are truly interested in why they're leaving. You may or may not take that information and use it to try and get them to stay, but again, it may be eye-opening enough that the two of you may find a way to work, and stay, together (if it makes sense). If someone is leaving for more money, it's usually not a winning game for you, the employer, to up the ante to get that person to stay. Eventually they may come back and say someone else offered them more money and will you match it – you could be over a barrel at that point. If, however, you discover you were paying well below industry standards for the tasks this person was doing, it makes sense for you to evaluate your pay scale. What is your biggest challenge when you're hiring a new staff member or contractor? Do you do exit interviews and truly look at the feedback? How can you be even better at hiring and retaining great staff that will help your firm grow? How often should you be interviewing people to make sure you have the best staff possible on your team? Download your complimentary support team performance assessment, so you can customize it for your team and hold them even more accountable. Great communication tool. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/support-team-member-progress-assessment/. Of course, let me know if I can help you in any way, so you can have your ideal business and ideal life. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA
Interview with Patty Kreamer Owner of Productivity Uncorked-Coach for Financial Advisors

Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 23:57


As a productivity coach for financial advisors, Patty works with her clients to gain control of their life and time. She helps them to create the vision of what they want their life to look like and then make that vision a reality. Through her expertise and experience, her clients are able to develop personalized systems to get more done in less time while clearing the “brain clutter” that blocks their success.Patty is known for creating efficiency with work space, email, time, and attention. Through her work, Patty guides her clients to reconnect with what's most important and go from saying things like “I am completely overwhelmed at work and never see my family” to “I'm finally in control of my days, I love my work again and I never miss my kids games or plays.”Patty is a Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity Coach. She is the co-author of the Amazon Best-Seller A Woman's Way: Empowering Female Financial Advisors to Authentically Lead and Flourish in a Man's World and author of But I Might Need It Someday and The Power of Simplicity as well as co-author of Success Simplified with the late Stephen Covey. Patty was the Founding President of the National Association of Professional Organizers – Pittsburgh chapter and Past President of The National Speakers Association – Pittsburgh chapter. Patty was named Women's Business Network's Woman of the Year, one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business and a Pittsburgh Fastracker.As a nationally sought-after speaker, Patty is passionate, dynamic, and engaging. She is best known for her sense of humor, high energy, real-life success stories, and practical, useful information. Her edutainment style is a crowd-pleaser, often having her return time and time again.She has personally improved the productivity and organization of thousands of lives through her written words, coaching and speaking.As a kid, Patty would alphabetize her Halloween candy from Almond Joy to Zagnut in shoe boxes. This carried her on to successfully running a professional organizing firm for 15 years and now Productivity Uncorked. Before that, she was a teaching golf professional in the LPGA.Fast paced all her life, Patty loved anything that was on wheels…skateboards, her Big Wheel, roller skates, roller blades, scooters, bicycles, unicycles, motorcycles, mini-bikes, you name it. Today, you'll find Patty outdoors on her riding mower, fishing in her kayak, cross country skiing, reading or taking in some fresh air on a long walk.Learn More: http://www.productivityuncorked.com/Influential Influencers with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-patty-kreamer-owner-of-productivity-uncorked-coach-for-financial-advisors

Business Innovators Radio
Interview with Patty Kreamer Owner of Productivity Uncorked-Coach for Financial Advisors

Business Innovators Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 23:57


As a productivity coach for financial advisors, Patty works with her clients to gain control of their life and time. She helps them to create the vision of what they want their life to look like and then make that vision a reality. Through her expertise and experience, her clients are able to develop personalized systems to get more done in less time while clearing the “brain clutter” that blocks their success.Patty is known for creating efficiency with work space, email, time, and attention. Through her work, Patty guides her clients to reconnect with what's most important and go from saying things like “I am completely overwhelmed at work and never see my family” to “I'm finally in control of my days, I love my work again and I never miss my kids games or plays.”Patty is a Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity Coach. She is the co-author of the Amazon Best-Seller A Woman's Way: Empowering Female Financial Advisors to Authentically Lead and Flourish in a Man's World and author of But I Might Need It Someday and The Power of Simplicity as well as co-author of Success Simplified with the late Stephen Covey. Patty was the Founding President of the National Association of Professional Organizers – Pittsburgh chapter and Past President of The National Speakers Association – Pittsburgh chapter. Patty was named Women's Business Network's Woman of the Year, one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business and a Pittsburgh Fastracker.As a nationally sought-after speaker, Patty is passionate, dynamic, and engaging. She is best known for her sense of humor, high energy, real-life success stories, and practical, useful information. Her edutainment style is a crowd-pleaser, often having her return time and time again.She has personally improved the productivity and organization of thousands of lives through her written words, coaching and speaking.As a kid, Patty would alphabetize her Halloween candy from Almond Joy to Zagnut in shoe boxes. This carried her on to successfully running a professional organizing firm for 15 years and now Productivity Uncorked. Before that, she was a teaching golf professional in the LPGA.Fast paced all her life, Patty loved anything that was on wheels…skateboards, her Big Wheel, roller skates, roller blades, scooters, bicycles, unicycles, motorcycles, mini-bikes, you name it. Today, you'll find Patty outdoors on her riding mower, fishing in her kayak, cross country skiing, reading or taking in some fresh air on a long walk.Learn More: http://www.productivityuncorked.com/Influential Influencers with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-patty-kreamer-owner-of-productivity-uncorked-coach-for-financial-advisors

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity
What Can You Do to Stop Wasting Time and Stay Focused?

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 11:48


It is way too easy to let the day get away from you simply because you are unfocused. When this happens, it may not be detrimental to your business and its viability. But if you find that you're wasting time daily and can't stay focused, you will begin to lose motivation because you're not seeing to-dos getting checked off. If your business is suffering you may not even place the blame on being unfocused, but it could very well be the case. Do you find yourself staring out the window or scrolling through social media and tell yourself, “I'm just going to look on social media for five minutes” then discover that it's been a half an hour or an hour or longer? It's easy to get distracted. It's easy to lose focus and when this happens regularly you need to determine the underlying cause. If you were formerly focused and stuck to tasks and didn't waste time, what is happening now that you're not focused? For many entrepreneurs the reason for losing focus and wasting time is procrastination, pure and simple. If you want to manage your time effectively and be more efficient and productive you need to get to the root cause of your lack of focus. Let's first look at four habits that waste your time and that are insidious to productivity. 1. The internet and social media. If you're researching an item for your business it is easy to go down a rabbit hole, and it's also easy to get off track from your original research topic. If you don't have the willpower to stay off the internet or from constantly checking email or responding to social media pings. Turn off the apps that distract you and reward yourself with social media or email time once the task(s) at hand has been completed. 2. Keep your work housed on one device. When you switch between your work desktop and your home laptop and check your email on your phone and not your computer and then pull out your tablet to scroll social media you are pulling your focus into too many directions. Every time you move from one device to another you are more likely to get distracted. 3. Have a schedule and use a calendar. If you write down your tasks and have a specific schedule for particular tasks you are more likely to keep your focus and not waste time. Set a timer while you're working on a particular task and don't let yourself stop until the timer goes off. Avoid the distraction of setting the timer on your phone unless you use a voice command to do so. Once you open your phone and get to the timer setting, you're more likely to get pulled into email and social media notifications. 4. Prioritize your tasks and give them specific deadlines. If you know you need to complete something by a set date or time, you're more likely to stick to it than if you had a vague deadline of “finish by the end of the week.” Now that you have a road map to find those detours that get you off track and help you lose your focus, let's look at four ways to implement procedures to keep you from wasting time. 1. Create a to-do or a form in your daily planner or your online calendar for those tasks you need to do each day. On this form you will write down the tasks you need to complete daily, weekly, monthly. Now write down the hours you plan to work that day. After you've done that, assign an allotted time to the tasks you've written down. When you do this, you can see what needs to be done, how long it will take, and if you have enough hours in the day/week to complete them. In addition to assigning time to complete the task, make note of the actual time it took you. Sometimes, we over-estimate how long it will take us to do something and if we've allotted an hour to a task and it only takes thirty minutes, we may be tempted to waste that “free time” rather than jump into another task. To download a Free Sample Prioritized Action List (PAL) that everyone in your office can use, go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/pal-sample/. 2. Give yourself time at the top of the hour to gauge your success on the task you're working on. Only take a minute or two to gauge the completion of the task, then jump back into it. If you're making great strides, make note of that on your calendar. To download my complimentary Time Log Sample Exercise and help you be even more time efficient, so you are in a higher probability position to achieve your goals, go to: https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/time-log/. 3. When the time you'd allotted for the particular task is up, evaluate the progress you've made. After you've done that, you can more effectively assign time to that task in the future. If it's a repeatable task, carry it forward on your calendar and make note of how long it truly took – you may find a task you've allotted the hour for that only took you thirty minutes frees up enough time at the end of the week that you can either complete more projects or reward yourself with an early quit time! 4. Don't forget to account for that time over which you have no control. If you have set meeting times with staff, prospects, or your clients, you have no control over those, other than to set an end time and stick to it. These non-negotiables need to be written in your calendar and accounted for. Don't beat yourself up if you don't have an entire eight hours to devote to work because three of those hours are already spoken for. This may sound counterintuitive, but you need to build flexibility into your day and your schedule. If your calendar is so rigidly planned out, you will have no space for the unexpected and let's face it – an entrepreneur's business life has the unexpected pop up regularly. Have time blocks that say, “unexpected time”. If you don't need it, move on to the next high payoff activity. How much time do you think you waste each day? Do you get sucked into doing emails, surfing the internet, watching cool YouTube videos, or reading jokes someone sent you, getting interrupted by staff, clients, or friends, associates, etc.? Think about this for a minute – how much time do you think you waste each day? Remember it all adds up. Five minutes here, 10 minutes, there 30 minutes on something fun yet not productive. When I asked people how much time do they think they waste in a day, many of them said approx. 2 hours per day. So, we will use this as our example. You can easily do the math for yourself depending on the number you came up with for how much time you think you waste each day. Here's an example of someone who said they ‘waste' 2 hours per day. 2 hours per day = 10 hours per week = 1 week per month = 12 weeks per year Divide by 4 and you get a whopping 3 months per year that is spent in non-productive time. Now, let's not dwell on the non-productive time that we waste. Let's see what that time is worth to us in revenue per year if we utilize that 2 hours per day on high pay-off activities. What do you make per month on an average? $5,000, $7,000, $10,000, $15,000 Multiply that number by 3 (months wasted if you said 2 hours per day) and that is how much more money you could make a year if you just focused your time more on high pay-off activities. $5,000 x 3 = $15,000 more per year $7,000 x 3 = $21,000 $10,000 x 3 = $30,000 $15,000 x 3 = $45,000 Even if you start by being more effective and not letting time wasters and distractions get in your way for 30 minutes per day, you will make even more money and have the option to take more time to do what you want to do. Ask yourself and answer truthfully – do you waste time? What are your major time wasters? How long do you spend on those time wasters? Are there specific times of the day or week in which you find yourself losing focus? If you find your energy flagging at the end of the day, make accommodations for that and complete your most challenging tasks at the beginning or middle of the day when you're operating at your peak. Recognizing that you're wasting time or losing focus is the first step in implementing a plan to address it. Get my free audio training, Focus on Your High Pay-off Activities and Achieve Your Goals Using Effective Time Management, by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/landing/. To download my complimentary Time Log Exercise and help you be even more time efficient, so you are in a higher probability position to achieve your goals, go to: https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/time-log/. Simple instructions come with the sample document to help you know how to complete the time log. To download your complimentary meeting agenda and action item worksheet template, go to http://tinyurl.com/yy24484q. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity
What Can You Do to Stop Wasting Time and Stay Focused?

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 11:48


It is way too easy to let the day get away from you simply because you are unfocused. When this happens, it may not be detrimental to your business and its viability. But if you find that you're wasting time daily and can't stay focused, you will begin to lose motivation because you're not seeing to-dos getting checked off. If your business is suffering you may not even place the blame on being unfocused, but it could very well be the case. Do you find yourself staring out the window or scrolling through social media and tell yourself, “I'm just going to look on social media for five minutes” then discover that it's been a half an hour or an hour or longer? It's easy to get distracted. It's easy to lose focus and when this happens regularly you need to determine the underlying cause. If you were formerly focused and stuck to tasks and didn't waste time, what is happening now that you're not focused? For many entrepreneurs the reason for losing focus and wasting time is procrastination, pure and simple. If you want to manage your time effectively and be more efficient and productive you need to get to the root cause of your lack of focus. Let's first look at four habits that waste your time and that are insidious to productivity. 1. The internet and social media. If you're researching an item for your business it is easy to go down a rabbit hole, and it's also easy to get off track from your original research topic. If you don't have the willpower to stay off the internet or from constantly checking email or responding to social media pings. Turn off the apps that distract you and reward yourself with social media or email time once the task(s) at hand has been completed. 2. Keep your work housed on one device. When you switch between your work desktop and your home laptop and check your email on your phone and not your computer and then pull out your tablet to scroll social media you are pulling your focus into too many directions. Every time you move from one device to another you are more likely to get distracted. 3. Have a schedule and use a calendar. If you write down your tasks and have a specific schedule for particular tasks you are more likely to keep your focus and not waste time. Set a timer while you're working on a particular task and don't let yourself stop until the timer goes off. Avoid the distraction of setting the timer on your phone unless you use a voice command to do so. Once you open your phone and get to the timer setting, you're more likely to get pulled into email and social media notifications. 4. Prioritize your tasks and give them specific deadlines. If you know you need to complete something by a set date or time, you're more likely to stick to it than if you had a vague deadline of “finish by the end of the week.” Now that you have a road map to find those detours that get you off track and help you lose your focus, let's look at four ways to implement procedures to keep you from wasting time. 1. Create a to-do or a form in your daily planner or your online calendar for those tasks you need to do each day. On this form you will write down the tasks you need to complete daily, weekly, monthly. Now write down the hours you plan to work that day. After you've done that, assign an allotted time to the tasks you've written down. When you do this, you can see what needs to be done, how long it will take, and if you have enough hours in the day/week to complete them. In addition to assigning time to complete the task, make note of the actual time it took you. Sometimes, we over-estimate how long it will take us to do something and if we've allotted an hour to a task and it only takes thirty minutes, we may be tempted to waste that “free time” rather than jump into another task. To download a Free Sample Prioritized Action List (PAL) that everyone in your office can use, go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/pal-sample/. 2. Give yourself time at the top of the hour to gauge your success on the task you're working on. Only take a minute or two to gauge the completion of the task, then jump back into it. If you're making great strides, make note of that on your calendar. To download my complimentary Time Log Sample Exercise and help you be even more time efficient, so you are in a higher probability position to achieve your goals, go to: https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/time-log/. 3. When the time you'd allotted for the particular task is up, evaluate the progress you've made. After you've done that, you can more effectively assign time to that task in the future. If it's a repeatable task, carry it forward on your calendar and make note of how long it truly took – you may find a task you've allotted the hour for that only took you thirty minutes frees up enough time at the end of the week that you can either complete more projects or reward yourself with an early quit time! 4. Don't forget to account for that time over which you have no control. If you have set meeting times with staff, prospects, or your clients, you have no control over those, other than to set an end time and stick to it. These non-negotiables need to be written in your calendar and accounted for. Don't beat yourself up if you don't have an entire eight hours to devote to work because three of those hours are already spoken for. This may sound counterintuitive, but you need to build flexibility into your day and your schedule. If your calendar is so rigidly planned out, you will have no space for the unexpected and let's face it – an entrepreneur's business life has the unexpected pop up regularly. Have time blocks that say, “unexpected time”. If you don't need it, move on to the next high payoff activity. How much time do you think you waste each day? Do you get sucked into doing emails, surfing the internet, watching cool YouTube videos, or reading jokes someone sent you, getting interrupted by staff, clients, or friends, associates, etc.? Think about this for a minute – how much time do you think you waste each day? Remember it all adds up. Five minutes here, 10 minutes, there 30 minutes on something fun yet not productive. When I asked people how much time do they think they waste in a day, many of them said approx. 2 hours per day. So, we will use this as our example. You can easily do the math for yourself depending on the number you came up with for how much time you think you waste each day. Here's an example of someone who said they ‘waste' 2 hours per day. 2 hours per day = 10 hours per week = 1 week per month = 12 weeks per year Divide by 4 and you get a whopping 3 months per year that is spent in non-productive time. Now, let's not dwell on the non-productive time that we waste. Let's see what that time is worth to us in revenue per year if we utilize that 2 hours per day on high pay-off activities. What do you make per month on an average? $5,000, $7,000, $10,000, $15,000 Multiply that number by 3 (months wasted if you said 2 hours per day) and that is how much more money you could make a year if you just focused your time more on high pay-off activities. $5,000 x 3 = $15,000 more per year $7,000 x 3 = $21,000 $10,000 x 3 = $30,000 $15,000 x 3 = $45,000 Even if you start by being more effective and not letting time wasters and distractions get in your way for 30 minutes per day, you will make even more money and have the option to take more time to do what you want to do. Ask yourself and answer truthfully – do you waste time? What are your major time wasters? How long do you spend on those time wasters? Are there specific times of the day or week in which you find yourself losing focus? If you find your energy flagging at the end of the day, make accommodations for that and complete your most challenging tasks at the beginning or middle of the day when you're operating at your peak. Recognizing that you're wasting time or losing focus is the first step in implementing a plan to address it. Get my free audio training, Focus on Your High Pay-off Activities and Achieve Your Goals Using Effective Time Management, by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/landing/. To download my complimentary Time Log Exercise and help you be even more time efficient, so you are in a higher probability position to achieve your goals, go to: https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/time-log/. Simple instructions come with the sample document to help you know how to complete the time log. To download your complimentary meeting agenda and action item worksheet template, go to http://tinyurl.com/yy24484q. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

The Karen Kenney Show
Knowing The Real Story

The Karen Kenney Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 51:56


As humans, we're natural born storytellers who are always trying to make sense of what we think is happening around us. The reality is that sometimes our “perception” has more to do with our ego mind projection, than what is actually playing out on the screen and in the scenes of our life. Stephen Covey said it in an impactful way; “We think we see the world as it is, when in fact, we see the world as we are.” Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we're talking about taking the time to know the actual story before jumping into the judgement of others, on what “we think” they're saying, doing or how they are acting. There is power and deep level healing in knowing the real story. Just a little bit of information can go a long way and can sometimes lead to paradigm shifts that change everything; moving us from a place of fear and judgement into our true state; of love, kindness and compassion. KK's Key Takeaways: • Guilt In My Body (10:15) • We Write So Many Stories (16:10) • Paradigm Shifts (22:31) • I Can See Things Differently (29:55) • Making Minor Changes (34:36) • I'm Looking For The Cause (38:53) • Open To Hearing The Real Story (43:50) Karen Kenney Show Podcast. She's also the founder of THE NEST - an online spiritual membership & community. She's been a student & guide of A Course in Miracles for close to three decades, a yoga teacher for 20+ years and is a longtime practitioner of Passage Meditation. She's also a Gateless Writing Instructor & workshop facilitator and is currently working on a memoir. KK grew up in Lawrence & Boston, MA, and graduated from BU with a degree in Communications. She's known for her storytelling, her sense of humor, her love of the Divine and her “down-to-earth” practical approach to Spirituality. Her signature process: Your Story to Your Glory™ - helps people transform their old stories of victimization & suffering, so they can choose Love over fear, improve their most important relationships, deepen their connection to Self, Source & Spirit, and live from a place of forgiveness, flow, freedom & fun! A sought-after speaker, spiritual teacher, and thought leader for podcasts, shows, live events, and mastermind programs, Karen's been invited to speak & teach on various platforms, stages & retreat centers across the country, including the renowned Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. You can learn more & connect with KK at: www.karenkenney.com Thank you so much for listening! If you're digging the show, I'd be wicked grateful if you would go to Apple Podcasts, hit Follow and then leave a star rating & review. If something I shared from my heart today somehow landed in yours, I'd love to hear about it. So please tag me on Facebook or Instagram and let me know what your favorite part was or what you found most helpful. If you can think of someone that could benefit from hearing this episode, please share it with them & help me to spread the good word and the Love. xo

Driving for Dollars Mastery
45 - On Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone and Building a Team

Driving for Dollars Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 40:35


Percy Ellsworth spent 6 years as an NFL player until circumstances led him down an indirect path to real estate. Now, he runs a wholesaling business, and he is crushing it! In this episode, Percy walks us through his life story, the challenges that he overcame, and the lessons that he learned along the way. I highlight the importance of getting a good mentor, and Percy shares how he built his team. He also offers tips so that you can scale your business. Key Takeaways Lean into your fears and be a blessing to others The essence of leadership Find your “Miguel” Put yourself and your business out there Find someone you can trust, implement what they're teaching you, and take massive action Resources Driving For Dollars Mastery The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

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When life and business aren't going the way you want... OR when things fall apart and you get overwhelmed with mind traps and head trash, it's important that you know how to get recentered and start removing what's not working while reinforcing what is. Today's episizzle is with world renown expert Paul Hoffman.Learn more and claim some free gifts at SuccessSongs.com and Sculptations.com where Paul gives away one of his Success songs and 2 of my Tuning IN brain re-trainment experiences.  Also check out https://Goodmorninggreatday.comPaul Hoffman, “The Personal Discovery Architect,” is the visionary, chief inspiration cfficer and creator of Sculpting Your Life.Paul's Sculpting Your Life Platform teaches the power of Rituals, Habits and Mindsets, so you are committed, disciplined, dedicated and determined to Sculpting The Masterpiece Known As YOU.Some of the many things that have helped shape Paul's life, getting a basketball scholarship, being Pink Floyd's and Emerson Lake And Palmers  tour manager, being restrained and put in a straight jacket, overcoming drug addiction and one more thing, Paul wrote the very famous advertising song…Have You Driven A Ford…Lately?He has spent the last 15 years teaching people how to RESET, REWIRE and RECODE their conscious and subconscious minds for success helping to identify the MINDTRAPS that Creep Into And Reside in your mind that wreak havoc on you on a daily basis.His courses, processes and Tuning IN Brain Retraining Technology have been downloaded by more than 3,000,000 people worldwide helping to create more wealth, ideal health, unstoppable self-confidence, clarity, focus, productivity and meaningful and powerful personal and business relationships on the road to success. He has spoken and shared stages with extraordinary thought, business and spiritual leaders including, T. Harv Eker, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, The Dali Lama, Robert Allen, Stephen Covey, Marci Shimoff, Brendon Burchard, Joe Polish, JJ Virgin, Mike Koenigs, Alex Mandossian, Cynthia Kersey, Mark Victor Hansen, Michael Beckwith and Marisa Peer just to name a few.So whether you experience his Sculpting Your Life System, DaySculpting, Sculptations Tuning IN Process, Strong Mind Strong Body Strong YOU, Daily Good Morning Great Day, The Circle Of Brilliance, Success Songs, or his One on One Mind  Discovery Experience …Paul empowers and inspires people to own their desire to have and live their Ideal Life.

Overly Human
Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Overly Human

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021


It is too easy to only partially listen to what someone is saying and then make assumptions. In exploring the fifth of Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Traci and Rob discuss how fully listening and approaching a conversation with the ability to be influenced will open understanding for you and those who talk with you.

The Solarpreneur
Do This Weekly for Success in Sales

The Solarpreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 15:33


Visit Solciety.co now!Speaker 1 (00:03):Welcome to the Solarpreneur podcast, where we teach you to take your solar business to the next level. My name is Taylor Armstrong and I went from $50 in my bank account and struggling for groceries to closing 150 deals in a year and cracking the code on why sales reps fail. I teach you to avoid the mistakes I made and bringing the top solar dogs, the industry to let you in on the secrets of generating more leads, falling up like a pro and closing more deals. What is a Solarpreneur you might ask a Solarpreneur is a new breed of solar pro that is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve mastery and you are about to become one.Speaker 2 (00:41):What's up Solarpreneurs. Today, we're going to be talking about how to plan your week like a boss, how to plan your week, like a Solarpreneur, how the top solar dog has do it. So we're going to jump in and up. But before we get into the topic, I want to invite you to tune in to next Tuesday's episode, because we have a very special announcement. We've been working on a top secret project. I know you guys are gonna love it. So make sure you tune in to next Tuesday's podcast. So let's jump into the topic today. It's going to be a quicker one, but the reason I am thinking so much about planning lately is because as some of you know, I'm in the Knockstar training, which talked about it before highly recommend, then Pepsi came in, Rick, Curphey those guys over there, they do some great training.Speaker 2 (01:33):So go follow them on Instagram if you're not already, but I am in there a coaching group right now, we have calls every week. And this last call, we had the opportunity to listen to someone that's if you've been endured or for any amount of time, you know, this guy he's like the guy, one of the godfathers of door to door sells his name's. Jeff Mendez walked to get him on the podcast here, but he talked about, um, just some keys that he's had to six his success. But one of the biggest takeaways that I got from that call that he and a lot of other top guys are doing is they are planning like insane amounts. They plan their days, very specific. They know what they're doing every 15 minutes. And again, another thing, um, I went to this conference about a month ago and a lot of the top guys there, a lot of the, you know, business leaders, entrepreneurs, um, they were talking about the same thing that if you don't have clarity in, if you're not planning, if you don't know exactly what you should do every 15 minutes, then you're probably not clear enough on your goals on the directions you want to be taking.Speaker 2 (02:45):And I'm not to that level yet. And maybe you're not either, I don't know. I'm not to the level of clarity where I know what I should be doing every 15 minutes, but hopefully I'm going to get there. And that's the goal. But as I was listening to Jeff Mendez, talk about all this stuff. I realized that man, I plan every once in a while, you know, once probably once, twice a month, I'll go and do some planning, but it's not a consistent thing. And as they listened to him, talk about all this, just like, man, I'm letting my days just basically tell me what to do. I'm reacting to events, every phone call that comes in every customer that hits me up. I'm just reacting. So what if I flip the script on that? What if I made it? So the day reacts to what I tell it to do?Speaker 2 (03:32):And this is what Jeff was talking about, how we need to get to that level, where we tell our days, what did you wear? We are the ones being proactive, not reactive. And so I decided to try it out this last Sunday, Mike, all right, Jeff Mendez talked about it. I'm going to get a little deeper in that planning session. Watch some YouTube videos studied some books I had about the topic. And I want to share with you guys a few things I had forgotten about that were really effective for me as I plan my week. And matter of fact, happy to report that as I did this time session, I, that next Monday, I got probably three times as much done as I had the other Mondays. So pretty cool. So if you haven't been planning that I want to invite you to start in the most important thing with this is to do it consistently for me.Speaker 2 (04:29):It's yeah. I just noticed a huge difference. Um, as it's consistent versus not consistent, like I've been doing once a month, isn't really gonna cut it. These things need to be weekly and then daily, right? You need every weekly and daily planning sessions. So I'm talking about weekly today. And then on a future episode, we'll talk about some daily planning tips, but your weekly planning session, couple of things with it here. Um, there's a great video. My guys over at art of Manliness. It's another cool podcast. You don't have to be a man to listen to it, but anyone can go take some cool, um, tips from this it's by Brett McKay, he does just kind of like men's lifestyle, tips, tricks, and secrets, but he put out a YouTube video on this and highly recommend it. In fact, I'm going to link it here on the episode.Speaker 2 (05:22):So go check out the show notes on wherever you're listening to this, but he breaks it down. So I want to give you a few highlights that I took from him. And then you can go watch the video. If you want to get more in depth, another tool and resource with this, I would definitely suggest you go read the book. Seven habits of highly effective people. It's one of the classics of self-development, uh, by my man, Stephen Covey, go read it. But he breaks this down in his book. And if you want to take him to an extreme level, he goes like in depth, I'm not doing it the level he does, but that's how you can really plan out your entire like life direction, where you want to go. Stocks talks about things like that. So I would suggest going first, go check out this video on weekly plan, but then go read seven habits of highly effective people if you haven't already.Speaker 2 (06:15):So here's the weekly planning session, couple things there. Um, first things first, you need to set aside the time to do it. And so whatever you're using, I use Google calendar. Just put a recurring event. That's going to happen every single Sunday I do them on Sundays. So I would suggest Sundays, but you could do it any day. So set a time and make it recurring in your calendar and then make sure you stick to that and then, um, pick your calendar tool. So I like to go digital. Some people use the paper stuff, but, uh, digital is cool. You can have all your obviously customers showing up on there. So if you're not having some sort of calendar sync with your, you know, solar appointments and all that highly suggest that as that's the first two steps. And then the another, another huge thing with this is make sure you're performing what people call a mind dump.Speaker 2 (07:11):So this is where you just take all the things that are on your mind. Just put them on a piece of paper, slap them down, anything that you need to do. So for me, it was like, I didn't get my oil changed. I need to fix one of the lights on my car. That's out. I need to, uh, go. Yeah, well, a lot of stuff on there, but all the things you need to do, just perform a mind, dump all the tasks you need to do. Um, so this podcast, it was on there. Every single thing in the think I've put it down and then this is another place I would suggest doing it, like on your phone or something, maybe in a notes app, because if you're like me, you're going to be probably have add like most salespeople have, okay. That's that's the, uh, curse and the blessing of being a salesman.Speaker 2 (08:00):A lot of us have very short attention spans. If you don't then, then great. I mean, you're one of the lucky ones, but put it in a place you can always access because chances are, you're going to forget to add things to the list. And you're going to think of something now, or, oh, I need to do this too. And then what that does it frees up your mental capacity, your mental space. So you can focus on what you really need to, and this is crucial because then throughout, as you go throughout your week, you're not just, again, reacting to things, you have it all written down and you know, what needs to be done. And then after that, just for you review your goals, review your life plan again, if you want to get more in depth, this is where, um, obviously before even doing all this stuff, if you can have like a life direction, then even more so effective review those goals though, and then review the previous week and then the planner I've been using for this, um, hour, once again, linked to it, but it's called the best self planner.Speaker 2 (09:04):You can go get it@bestself.ceo. I use the one called self journal, a lot of other great ones. And I don't think it's as important. You know, which planner you use. A lot of them are great ones. I've used brilliant cartoons, 10 exponent or in the past. Um, I've used Brendon Burchard is high performance planner. Think you use that one for a little bit. Um, this one I like, I just got off Amazon actually from, um, suggestion from Taylor Turnbull, one of the, uh, regional managers over it, Vivint Solar, I guess Sunrun. Now he actually suggested this one to me. So I picked it up like it a lot. So we can go get this a best self.ceo. It's the self journal, but what's really cool is they have weekly review sections in there where you can review everything, how it went for the week. And then you can track habits.Speaker 2 (09:55):You can set daily targets. So I think it's cool because you can set, you know, your numbers for the week weekend and set yourself goals in there. Put how many contexts you want to make, how many appointments you want to sit down with for the week, how many closes? And like we've talked about on the podcast before, this is how you really make cells. Not so much, I guess, in game, but as science is, you start tracking those numbers. So it set some goals around that, but get some type of planner that you can use. So I'll link to that one. If you guys want to go check it out, that's the best self planner. Hey and so review the previous week makes it easy. If you have a template set some weekly goals, and this is going to be a lot easier when after you've done the mind dump, right?Speaker 2 (10:40):You know, which tasks you want to take from, um, pretty easy usually to recognize what are the most important things, what things are not so important, you can go and put, I don't know, EBC, if you want focus on the most important ones first and the things that are going to actually move the needle. And then, like I mentioned set some cells goals that were solar sales people. So you can set, recruit recruiting goals in sets. Um, how many homeowners you want to talk to every day and maybe you want to talk to 15 homeowners a day, set that goal and then track it to every day. That will be a difference maker for you. And then after you figure it out, all the things you need to accomplish for the week, the non-negotiables put those in the calendar block out the time, as soon as you can.Speaker 2 (11:26):And that's where you can just throw them in your Google Calendar, right? If you know, you need to get your oil change, figuring out what's the day that you can do that. What's the morning you have free and then go ahead and put it in the calendar. And, um, yeah, Stephen Covey, he talks about the concept of big rocks. So if you haven't heard that, um, analogy he talks about, it's just putting in the big rocks, the most important things first, and then you imagine them in a jar, you pour the pebbles around them. You're going to fit room for everything, right? Where if you put in the pebbles first, you're not going to fit the big rocks in there. Okay. So that's really the essentials of this main thing is just get a planner and make it consistent. Hey, it doesn't have to be some complicated, long thing with it.Speaker 2 (12:16):Just be consistent, whatever you do set aside time. Every single week. I remember when I did my, uh, church mission, we had their two year mission in Columbia. I was on their plan and in Spanish had no idea what people were saying, but they made us do this. Every single week. We had to set plans for who we're going to visit, how many people were going to baptize. And then every single week we had to do this two hour long thing where you apply on your entire week. And then you did this thing. We were in companions there. Um, so I was with, you know, Mexicans, uh, you know, Peruvians, all different, all different walks of life down there. They pair off with one of them. And then you have to like say what you liked about that person this week, and then bringing up the stuff that was bugging you, pretty intense sessions.Speaker 2 (13:07):Okay. So, um, if you're married, maybe do that to maybe get your spouse down and, uh, get them to do some planning with you. Hey, but I promise this will pay dividends. If you're not doing that already, I noticed a huge difference. So I'd love to hear what other systems you guys have. What other planners have worked, go and shoot me a message or post it in the Solarpreneur or Facebook group, if you're a part of that. And that's pretty much it guys. So just a crash course on the weekly planning. They'll let me know if you like this kind of stuff and we can go more in depth on the weekly and the daily plans and then get digging some deeper stuff with it. Let me know what you think though. And don't forget next to today. We're going to be dropping the big announcements. So tune in next Tuesday, tell your friends, tell your mom, tell your grandma, listen to the podcast. Next Tuesday. You will not want to miss out. So with that being said, thanks for listening. Appreciate you guys. Love you guys. And we will see you on the next episode.Speaker 3 (14:10):Hey, Solarpreneurs quick question. What if you could surround yourself with the industry's top performing sales pros, marketers, and CEOs, and learn from their experience and wisdom in less than 20 minutes a day. For the last three years, I've been placed in the fortunate position to interview dozens of elite level solar professionals and learn exactly what they do behind closed doors to build their solar careers to an all-star level. That's why I want to make a truly special announcement about the new learning community, exclusively for solar professionals to learn, compete, and win with top performers in the industry. And it's called the Solciety, this learning community with designed from the ground up to level the playing field to give solar pros access to proven members who want to give back to this community and help you or your team to be held accountable by the industry. Brightest minds four, are you ready for it? Less than $3 and 45 cents a day currently Solciety is open, launched, and ready to be enrolled. So go to Solciety.co To learn more and join the learning experience. Now this is exclusively for Solarpreneur listeners. So be sure to go to solciety.co and join. We'll see you on the inside. 

The Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper - Be More. Achieve More
As A Man Soweth – Life Lessons from Mother Nature

The Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper - Be More. Achieve More

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 60:00


There is so much that mother nature can teach us about being successful in life. So how do we align ourselves with nature to become even more in life? My guest Francois Lupien is a dynamic mentor, coach, speaker, and presenter whose experience includes working with Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) and as a consultant with Bob Proctor (Movie: The Secret). Francois has been a Tae Kwon Do Canadian champion, a Top Real Estate agent for 11 years and a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful 6-figure businesses. Join us to discover what we can learn from nature and how it can help us to get real results that stick.

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity
11 Principles for Increased Business and Personal Success

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 8:02


Business owners typically “live” their principles. They may not stand up and shout, “Here are the principles by which I run my business and live my life” but their principles are embedded in their thoughts, words, and actions. If you're not certain what your business principles are, if you want to add more principles to your arsenal, or if you simply want to understand business principles, let's explore a list of 11 for you to ponder. One of the challenges many people struggle with is trying to have personal satisfaction while running a business without sacrificing one for the other. Your principles will help drive your business and help you get back to a more satisfying personal life. 1. What are your strengths? When you focus on what you're strong in, you can find ways to address business weaknesses. One way to best address a business weakness is to delegate those tasks at which you struggle. When you do this, you remove that struggle from your plate, and you can fully focus on the strengths you bring to the table. I think it is better to work on strengths and delegate everything else, if possible. 2. Focus on short-term goals on your way toward your large dreams. When you are striving toward an audacious goal, you may sacrifice personal or family time in its pursuit. When you set short-term goals, you can work toward them, chip away at the larger goal, and know that you're making progress without sacrificing your dreams. 3. What personal goals do you have? If you aren't certain how your business will enhance your personal goals, how will you know if you've reached personal satisfaction nirvana? Personal goals should be the driving force behind business goals. Know what you want to, and need to, achieve personally, then work your business dreams around those principle-driven goals. 4. Do you practice what you preach? If you “preach” about taking the weekends off of work to recharge your batteries, but you spend the weekends working and sacrificing personal time, you need to take a step back and rethink where your principles got off track and get back on track. 5. Celebrate wins at work and at home. When your personal and your business principles mesh you can and should celebrate. Even if you're a solopreneur, unless you're single and have no immediate family and don't even share your life with a goldfish – you are NOT going it alone. A supportive personal team will help you achieve your business goals. Thank those who are helping and supporting you. 6. Be a lifelong learner. If you're living under a rock, you will be unaware of changes in the market, trends in your industry, and even failing relationships because of your focus on your work. Read. Attend classes. Network with business colleagues. Listen to podcasts. Spend time with family and learn new hobbies and follow new passions together. 7. The items on which you focus are those which you ultimately achieve. Take time to focus on those items you want and don't dwell on the negatives or the “what ifs” of what you're striving toward. “If you dream it you can do it” may be pithy, but I've found that what you focus on is what comes into your life. Focus on the positive. Address the negative, but don't let negatives distract you from the big picture. 8. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals. Join a mastermind group. Find a group of people who will hold you accountable, be there to brainstorm, and with whom you will provide support as well. A mastermind group is a must for many entrepreneurs. In a mastermind group you are each focused on your business, and each is serious about business growth which requires discipline and needs to be one of your driving principles in order for it to be of benefit. Of course, I believe having accountability is a very important component to any group. 9. Don't stray from your core competency. If you started your business to sell the best widgets, but you've heard that dog grooming is the biggest thriving industry in your market, don't start offering a dog grooming service with every widget purchased. You need to stick with the passion that started you on your path toward business ownership. If that core business is thriving and can run on auto pilot, there is no reason you cannot pursue a different career path, but when you lose focus on the core competency – no matter what business – you're focusing on non-money-making activities. (I call it, revenue generation avoidance activities.) 10. Be grateful. I suggest entrepreneurs keep a gratitude journal. This journal will help you through difficult times. When you take time at the end of every day to find at least three things about which to be grateful and start the next day by reading those things for which you're grateful, you start the day on a positive note. Be grateful for the progress you've made (no matter how small or big). Be grateful for the support team you have. Be grateful for the innate skills you bring to your business – those are gifts. 11. Get out. Literally get out of the office. If you don't practice self-care, your business will suffer. If you're the only one who operates the business and you get ill, who will keep it going? How will the business thrive if you're not? You may find that when facing a challenge, getting out of the office will give you new perspective on that challenge and when you go back to work, you will be refreshed and renewed. There are many more principles that business owners live by. Talk with other entrepreneurs and find out what their driving principles are. Take time to write down your principles – or those principles you want to live by. What principles will you implement to help you increase your success? If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

The Business Accelerator: Accountability | Productivity
11 Principles for Increased Business and Personal Success

The Business Accelerator: Accountability | Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 8:02


Business owners typically “live” their principles. They may not stand up and shout, “Here are the principles by which I run my business and live my life” but their principles are embedded in their thoughts, words, and actions. If you're not certain what your business principles are, if you want to add more principles to your arsenal, or if you simply want to understand business principles, let's explore a list of 11 for you to ponder. One of the challenges many people struggle with is trying to have personal satisfaction while running a business without sacrificing one for the other. Your principles will help drive your business and help you get back to a more satisfying personal life. 1. What are your strengths? When you focus on what you're strong in, you can find ways to address business weaknesses. One way to best address a business weakness is to delegate those tasks at which you struggle. When you do this, you remove that struggle from your plate, and you can fully focus on the strengths you bring to the table. I think it is better to work on strengths and delegate everything else, if possible. 2. Focus on short-term goals on your way toward your large dreams. When you are striving toward an audacious goal, you may sacrifice personal or family time in its pursuit. When you set short-term goals, you can work toward them, chip away at the larger goal, and know that you're making progress without sacrificing your dreams. 3. What personal goals do you have? If you aren't certain how your business will enhance your personal goals, how will you know if you've reached personal satisfaction nirvana? Personal goals should be the driving force behind business goals. Know what you want to, and need to, achieve personally, then work your business dreams around those principle-driven goals. 4. Do you practice what you preach? If you “preach” about taking the weekends off of work to recharge your batteries, but you spend the weekends working and sacrificing personal time, you need to take a step back and rethink where your principles got off track and get back on track. 5. Celebrate wins at work and at home. When your personal and your business principles mesh you can and should celebrate. Even if you're a solopreneur, unless you're single and have no immediate family and don't even share your life with a goldfish – you are NOT going it alone. A supportive personal team will help you achieve your business goals. Thank those who are helping and supporting you. 6. Be a lifelong learner. If you're living under a rock, you will be unaware of changes in the market, trends in your industry, and even failing relationships because of your focus on your work. Read. Attend classes. Network with business colleagues. Listen to podcasts. Spend time with family and learn new hobbies and follow new passions together. 7. The items on which you focus are those which you ultimately achieve. Take time to focus on those items you want and don't dwell on the negatives or the “what ifs” of what you're striving toward. “If you dream it you can do it” may be pithy, but I've found that what you focus on is what comes into your life. Focus on the positive. Address the negative, but don't let negatives distract you from the big picture. 8. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals. Join a mastermind group. Find a group of people who will hold you accountable, be there to brainstorm, and with whom you will provide support as well. A mastermind group is a must for many entrepreneurs. In a mastermind group you are each focused on your business, and each is serious about business growth which requires discipline and needs to be one of your driving principles in order for it to be of benefit. Of course, I believe having accountability is a very important component to any group. 9. Don't stray from your core competency. If you started your business to sell the best widgets, but you've heard that dog grooming is the biggest thriving industry in your market, don't start offering a dog grooming service with every widget purchased. You need to stick with the passion that started you on your path toward business ownership. If that core business is thriving and can run on auto pilot, there is no reason you cannot pursue a different career path, but when you lose focus on the core competency – no matter what business – you're focusing on non-money-making activities. (I call it, revenue generation avoidance activities.) 10. Be grateful. I suggest entrepreneurs keep a gratitude journal. This journal will help you through difficult times. When you take time at the end of every day to find at least three things about which to be grateful and start the next day by reading those things for which you're grateful, you start the day on a positive note. Be grateful for the progress you've made (no matter how small or big). Be grateful for the support team you have. Be grateful for the innate skills you bring to your business – those are gifts. 11. Get out. Literally get out of the office. If you don't practice self-care, your business will suffer. If you're the only one who operates the business and you get ill, who will keep it going? How will the business thrive if you're not? You may find that when facing a challenge, getting out of the office will give you new perspective on that challenge and when you go back to work, you will be refreshed and renewed. There are many more principles that business owners live by. Talk with other entrepreneurs and find out what their driving principles are. Take time to write down your principles – or those principles you want to live by. What principles will you implement to help you increase your success? If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity
11 Principles for Increased Business and Personal Success

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 8:02


Business owners typically “live” their principles. They may not stand up and shout, “Here are the principles by which I run my business and live my life” but their principles are embedded in their thoughts, words, and actions. If you're not certain what your business principles are, if you want to add more principles to your arsenal, or if you simply want to understand business principles, let's explore a list of 11 for you to ponder. One of the challenges many people struggle with is trying to have personal satisfaction while running a business without sacrificing one for the other. Your principles will help drive your business and help you get back to a more satisfying personal life. 1. What are your strengths? When you focus on what you're strong in, you can find ways to address business weaknesses. One way to best address a business weakness is to delegate those tasks at which you struggle. When you do this, you remove that struggle from your plate, and you can fully focus on the strengths you bring to the table. I think it is better to work on strengths and delegate everything else, if possible. 2. Focus on short-term goals on your way toward your large dreams. When you are striving toward an audacious goal, you may sacrifice personal or family time in its pursuit. When you set short-term goals, you can work toward them, chip away at the larger goal, and know that you're making progress without sacrificing your dreams. 3. What personal goals do you have? If you aren't certain how your business will enhance your personal goals, how will you know if you've reached personal satisfaction nirvana? Personal goals should be the driving force behind business goals. Know what you want to, and need to, achieve personally, then work your business dreams around those principle-driven goals. 4. Do you practice what you preach? If you “preach” about taking the weekends off of work to recharge your batteries, but you spend the weekends working and sacrificing personal time, you need to take a step back and rethink where your principles got off track and get back on track. 5. Celebrate wins at work and at home. When your personal and your business principles mesh you can and should celebrate. Even if you're a solopreneur, unless you're single and have no immediate family and don't even share your life with a goldfish – you are NOT going it alone. A supportive personal team will help you achieve your business goals. Thank those who are helping and supporting you. 6. Be a lifelong learner. If you're living under a rock, you will be unaware of changes in the market, trends in your industry, and even failing relationships because of your focus on your work. Read. Attend classes. Network with business colleagues. Listen to podcasts. Spend time with family and learn new hobbies and follow new passions together. 7. The items on which you focus are those which you ultimately achieve. Take time to focus on those items you want and don't dwell on the negatives or the “what ifs” of what you're striving toward. “If you dream it you can do it” may be pithy, but I've found that what you focus on is what comes into your life. Focus on the positive. Address the negative, but don't let negatives distract you from the big picture. 8. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals. Join a mastermind group. Find a group of people who will hold you accountable, be there to brainstorm, and with whom you will provide support as well. A mastermind group is a must for many entrepreneurs. In a mastermind group you are each focused on your business, and each is serious about business growth which requires discipline and needs to be one of your driving principles in order for it to be of benefit. Of course, I believe having accountability is a very important component to any group. 9. Don't stray from your core competency. If you started your business to sell the best widgets, but you've heard that dog grooming is the biggest thriving industry in your market, don't start offering a dog grooming service with every widget purchased. You need to stick with the passion that started you on your path toward business ownership. If that core business is thriving and can run on auto pilot, there is no reason you cannot pursue a different career path, but when you lose focus on the core competency – no matter what business – you're focusing on non-money-making activities. (I call it, revenue generation avoidance activities.) 10. Be grateful. I suggest entrepreneurs keep a gratitude journal. This journal will help you through difficult times. When you take time at the end of every day to find at least three things about which to be grateful and start the next day by reading those things for which you're grateful, you start the day on a positive note. Be grateful for the progress you've made (no matter how small or big). Be grateful for the support team you have. Be grateful for the innate skills you bring to your business – those are gifts. 11. Get out. Literally get out of the office. If you don't practice self-care, your business will suffer. If you're the only one who operates the business and you get ill, who will keep it going? How will the business thrive if you're not? You may find that when facing a challenge, getting out of the office will give you new perspective on that challenge and when you go back to work, you will be refreshed and renewed. There are many more principles that business owners live by. Talk with other entrepreneurs and find out what their driving principles are. Take time to write down your principles – or those principles you want to live by. What principles will you implement to help you increase your success? If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

L3 Leadership Podcast
Transforming Neighborhoods, Racial Conciliation, and Diversity and Inclusion with Dr. John Wallace

L3 Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 48:04


Dr. John Wallace is a kid from Homewood, the pastor at Bible Center Church, a professor and provost at the University of Pittsburgh, a husband, and a father of four. His mission is to help God's kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven, particularly in the realm of community development and interracial relationships.Today, John tells his story. He talks about how he got to where he is today, and he discusses the Lord's Prayer, asking what it looks like to have the kingdom of God on earth. He talks about the importance of the youth and shares what motivates us to act. We discuss the fact that the process of becoming a leader is gradual, and he distinguishes between quitting and pivoting. John explains why dismissing slavery as a thing of the past doesn't work, and he notes the difference between conciliation and reconciliation. We discuss what it means to have a kingdom worldview and how to be part of the solution. He explains why it's not fair to ask black people to educate you, and he emphasizes the power of hope."Until we're able and willing to have serious conversations about our past, I think the likelihood that we'll have 'racial reconciliation' is gonna be challenging."- Dr. John Wallace "So much of what we do, if I'm honest, is seeing myself as a 5-year-old, 6-year-old, 8-year-old, 10-year-old--and doing for others what I wish had been done for me."- Dr. John Wallace Key Takeaways this week on the L3 Leadership Podcast:●       The leadership process is gradual●       You need to know when to pivot, but don't quit●       Conciliation is not reconciliation●       Why dismissing slavery as a thing of the past doesn't cut it●       What it means to have a kingdom worldview●       How to be part of the solution●       The power of being willing to be uncomfortable●       The power of hope Mentioned Resources:●       Find us on your paying app @bcpth●       The Bible●       The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey●       The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney●       Henne Jewelers●       Beratung Advisors Welcome to the L3 Leadership Podcast!Thanks for tuning into this week's episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, where we're obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and maximize the impact of your leadership.If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts.Spotify I Stitcher I Apple Podcasts I iHeart Radio I TuneIn I Google Podcasts I Amazon Music

The Innovator's Mindset (The Podcast)
#MindsetMonday - EP4 - A Cadence of Accountability and Creating Meaningful Measures

The Innovator's Mindset (The Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 8:30


George Couros makes a connection between our personal and professional goals and how accountability can help us create more powerful goals and build healthier habits. Couros reflects on one of Stephen Covey's disciplines - creating a cadence of accountability. This episode of #MindsetMondays encourages listeners and viewers to find what they are focusing on, build habits and goals that we, ourselves, are accountable to, and find meaningful measures for our goals and habits. Links: Cadence of Accountability - Stephen Covey Video - https://resources.franklincovey.com/mkt-4dxv1/store-334 Questions (PIP): How do we get the most out of our efforts and the time we spend doing things? How do we create accountability and make sure that the goals we want to make happen actually happen? What is our focus and how does that lead to reaching our goals? When you are making your goals, are you looking to do something meaningful for yourself, or are your goals more extrinsic? Do your goals rely on others? What are the meaningful measures that will help you keep healthy habits and reach your goals?

Transformational Leader Podcast
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Transformational Leader Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 36:14


Book 8 of the Leadership Book Mastermind series is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 Habits with modern additions from Sean Covey. Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday or on YouTube.‌ ‌ ‌ We're‌ ‌always‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌communities‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌serve‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌that‌ ‌our‌ ‌listeners‌ ‌are‌ ‌involved‌ ‌in.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌leader‌ ‌out‌ ‌there‌ who‌ ‌is‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average,‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌way‌ ‌that‌ ‌they‌ ‌lead,‌ ‌the‌ ‌way‌ ‌that‌ ‌they‌ ‌serve‌ ‌their‌ communities,‌ ‌their‌ ‌organizations,‌ ‌the‌ ‌leaders‌ ‌around‌ ‌them,‌ ‌we'd‌ ‌love‌ ‌for‌ ‌you‌ ‌to‌ ‌go‌ ‌to‌ ‌https://www.breakingaverage.com/podcast‌‌ ‌ ‌let‌ ‌us‌ ‌know‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌leader‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌think‌ ‌we‌ ‌should‌ ‌talk‌ ‌to‌ ‌as‌ ‌well.‌ ‌ Purchase‌ ‌the‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌book‌ ‌by‌ ‌clicking‌ ‌here:‌ ‌‌http://bit.ly/breakaverage‌ ‌Connect‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌Crew‌:‌ ‌Paul‌ ‌Gustavson ‌&‌ ‌Rick‌ ‌A. Morris‌ ‌ ‌ Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC

Breaking Average
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Breaking Average

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 36:14


Book 6 of the Leadership Book Mastermind series is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 Habits with modern additions from Sean Covey. Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday or on YouTube.‌ ‌ ‌ We're‌ ‌always‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌communities‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌serve‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌that‌ ‌our‌ ‌listeners‌ ‌are‌ ‌involved‌ ‌in.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌leader‌ ‌out‌ ‌there‌ who‌ ‌is‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average,‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌way‌ ‌that‌ ‌they‌ ‌lead,‌ ‌the‌ ‌way‌ ‌that‌ ‌they‌ ‌serve‌ ‌their‌ communities,‌ ‌their‌ ‌organizations,‌ ‌the‌ ‌leaders‌ ‌around‌ ‌them,‌ ‌we'd‌ ‌love‌ ‌for‌ ‌you‌ ‌to‌ ‌go‌ ‌to‌ ‌https://www.breakingaverage.com/podcast‌‌ ‌ ‌let‌ ‌us‌ ‌know‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌leader‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌think‌ ‌we‌ ‌should‌ ‌talk‌ ‌to‌ ‌as‌ ‌well.‌ ‌ Purchase‌ ‌the‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌book‌ ‌by‌ ‌clicking‌ ‌here:‌ ‌‌http://bit.ly/breakaverage‌ ‌Connect‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌Crew‌:‌ ‌Paul‌ ‌Gustavson ‌&‌ ‌Rick‌ ‌A. Morris‌ ‌ ‌ Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity
4 Insights for Goal Setting - Find Your North Star

Goal Setting & Achievement Podcast: Business|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 7:52


The North Star (or Polaris), located directly above the North Celestial Pole, holds a lot of meaning. While it's not the brightest star, it's easy to locate. As an actual, noteworthy, and reliable point in the night sky, it's a significant symbol for guidance and achievement. Consider these examples. For centuries, ships relied on celestial navigation, guided by the North Star. In addition, the North Star offered hope and freedom for the enslaved during abolition. While you may not be crossing literal seas or lands, the idea of finding the North Star—your North Star—can highlight the value of goal setting. Having a goal, no matter the size, is crucial for reaching success in any venture. Imagine attending a meeting or announcing a new policy without any idea of your end goal. Not only would that be confusing, but it would also slow down productivity—and possibly hurt the collective morale and trust of your team members. Instead, setting your sights on a goal, or North Star, offers you and your team a clear vision. Once you understand the significance of goal setting, you'll be able to set realistic and ambitious goals with ease. Let's explore four insights to shine light on the value of goals—and lay a clear path toward your North Star of success. Insight #1: Start with Clarity in Mind First, clarity for your goals is vital. If you don't know where your business is going, it's impossible to achieve real progress. And without a clear roadmap and explanation, a goal could appear unnecessary or out of place to your employees. For example, you wouldn't choose a random number of sales as your goal without taking the time to research what makes the most sense for your firm's success. Nor would you ask your employees to waste time in unnecessary meetings or to duplicate work processes. If you're setting up a product launch, though, you'd ensure your item sells well by clarifying how to get those sales. Start your goal-setting process by clarifying the steps needed to get where you're going. Insight #2: Determine Direction and Details Next, having a sense of direction when goal setting is crucial. Imagine a child's birthday party with a piñata: blindfolded youngsters swing wildly in hopes of breaking open all the candy. While this is fun for a celebration, it's not the way to set goals! Making sure you're heading in the right direction with goal setting is key—instead of swinging wildly in hopes of getting it right. Knowing the what, why, and how of a goal points you in the right direction—and your sense of direction increases as you focus on the specifics. So, rather than setting vague goals that generalize your vision, you'll want to aim for specific figures, dates, and other details. Insight #3: Build in a Margin for Error Third, you need a margin for error. If you're a free thinker, having clear, specific goals laid out may feel like painting yourself into a corner. But look at it this way: no matter the goal, you'll likely run into some obstacles you weren't expecting. As a business owner, you're navigating economic, cultural, personal, and even perhaps political landscapes that could impact your business in ways you couldn't anticipate. This is why leaving a margin of error is so critical. When done expertly, goal setting leaves room for the unexpected. Instead of feeling blocked in, try to see that wiggle room as a pressure valve, similar to a “rainy day” fund. Allowing a margin for error means there's room for exploration and spontaneity. Insight #4: Increase Your Motivation Finally, motivation matters! Mindtools describes the power of setting goals as having “long-term vision and short-term motivation”. While this is the case for many goals, it's worth aspiring toward goals that build your motivation—from start to finish. Achieving your goals doesn't necessarily have to be hard, but it can be challenging for any number of reasons. If you don't have enough fire, passion, and desire to achieve a goal, the process is likely going to be a lot harder than it has to be. Committing to goals you don't really want serves little purpose. Stick to goals that you want bad enough that the decision to do what you need to do, in order to achieve it, is easy or easier. Create goals you desire with your heart, guts, and soul - those goals that inspire you to do the work required. These types of goals will get you excited and motivate you to achieving them. As you refine your goal setting, it will become easier and easier. Plus, you'll gain a sense of accomplishment with each step toward your goal. The stability that comes from quality goal setting allows your North Star to stay front and center. Bringing it All Together Remember, you're setting your business and team up for success by clarifying your goals, determining your direction and details, building in a margin for error, and increasing your motivation. By tuning in to what matters most, you are more likely to gain your team's trust and achieve your goals in the timeframe you have set. Remember that setting goals can come in different forms. There are seemingly endless ways to approach this process. Recognize the versatility of goal setting as part of what makes it so valuable. It's about as customizable as it can get! And use the insights I've just talked about as a reference tool as you develop your own. After all, there's more than one way to track your North Star. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity
4 Insights for Goal Setting - Find Your North Star

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 7:52


The North Star (or Polaris), located directly above the North Celestial Pole, holds a lot of meaning. While it's not the brightest star, it's easy to locate. As an actual, noteworthy, and reliable point in the night sky, it's a significant symbol for guidance and achievement. Consider these examples. For centuries, ships relied on celestial navigation, guided by the North Star. In addition, the North Star offered hope and freedom for the enslaved during abolition. While you may not be crossing literal seas or lands, the idea of finding the North Star—your North Star—can highlight the value of goal setting. Having a goal, no matter the size, is crucial for reaching success in any venture. Imagine attending a meeting or announcing a new policy without any idea of your end goal. Not only would that be confusing, but it would also slow down productivity—and possibly hurt the collective morale and trust of your team members. Instead, setting your sights on a goal, or North Star, offers you and your team a clear vision. Once you understand the significance of goal setting, you'll be able to set realistic and ambitious goals with ease. Let's explore four insights to shine light on the value of goals—and lay a clear path toward your North Star of success. Insight #1: Start with Clarity in Mind First, clarity for your goals is vital. If you don't know where your business is going, it's impossible to achieve real progress. And without a clear roadmap and explanation, a goal could appear unnecessary or out of place to your employees. For example, you wouldn't choose a random number of sales as your goal without taking the time to research what makes the most sense for your firm's success. Nor would you ask your employees to waste time in unnecessary meetings or to duplicate work processes. If you're setting up a product launch, though, you'd ensure your item sells well by clarifying how to get those sales. Start your goal-setting process by clarifying the steps needed to get where you're going. Insight #2: Determine Direction and Details Next, having a sense of direction when goal setting is crucial. Imagine a child's birthday party with a piñata: blindfolded youngsters swing wildly in hopes of breaking open all the candy. While this is fun for a celebration, it's not the way to set goals! Making sure you're heading in the right direction with goal setting is key—instead of swinging wildly in hopes of getting it right. Knowing the what, why, and how of a goal points you in the right direction—and your sense of direction increases as you focus on the specifics. So, rather than setting vague goals that generalize your vision, you'll want to aim for specific figures, dates, and other details. Insight #3: Build in a Margin for Error Third, you need a margin for error. If you're a free thinker, having clear, specific goals laid out may feel like painting yourself into a corner. But look at it this way: no matter the goal, you'll likely run into some obstacles you weren't expecting. As a business owner, you're navigating economic, cultural, personal, and even perhaps political landscapes that could impact your business in ways you couldn't anticipate. This is why leaving a margin of error is so critical. When done expertly, goal setting leaves room for the unexpected. Instead of feeling blocked in, try to see that wiggle room as a pressure valve, similar to a “rainy day” fund. Allowing a margin for error means there's room for exploration and spontaneity. Insight #4: Increase Your Motivation Finally, motivation matters! Mindtools describes the power of setting goals as having “long-term vision and short-term motivation”. While this is the case for many goals, it's worth aspiring toward goals that build your motivation—from start to finish. Achieving your goals doesn't necessarily have to be hard, but it can be challenging for any number of reasons. If you don't have enough fire, passion, and desire to achieve a goal, the process is likely going to be a lot harder than it has to be. Committing to goals you don't really want serves little purpose. Stick to goals that you want bad enough that the decision to do what you need to do, in order to achieve it, is easy or easier. Create goals you desire with your heart, guts, and soul - those goals that inspire you to do the work required. These types of goals will get you excited and motivate you to achieving them. As you refine your goal setting, it will become easier and easier. Plus, you'll gain a sense of accomplishment with each step toward your goal. The stability that comes from quality goal setting allows your North Star to stay front and center. Bringing it All Together Remember, you're setting your business and team up for success by clarifying your goals, determining your direction and details, building in a margin for error, and increasing your motivation. By tuning in to what matters most, you are more likely to gain your team's trust and achieve your goals in the timeframe you have set. Remember that setting goals can come in different forms. There are seemingly endless ways to approach this process. Recognize the versatility of goal setting as part of what makes it so valuable. It's about as customizable as it can get! And use the insights I've just talked about as a reference tool as you develop your own. After all, there's more than one way to track your North Star. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

Moonshots - Adventures in Innovation
Habits: How To Create Good Daily Habits

Moonshots - Adventures in Innovation

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 13:47


Hello members and subscribers! It's time for our fourth Moonshots Master episode, and here we are breaking down the fundamentals of HABITS.Beginning our journey we hear from the powerhouse of habits, Charles Duhigg, and get inspired to master our own behaviors. We then hear from the GOAT himself, Tom Brady, and how he continues to be at the top of his game through habitual design. We'll also hear from Tim Ferriss and his findings through a lifetime of researching the perfect way to start your morning.Fully inspired, let's get into understanding habitual thinking with Daniel Kahneman, who encourages us to control our fast and slow thinking. Stephen Covey - the absolute master of habits - helps us understand to cultivate self-mastery. Finally, James Clear reveals an experiment that teaches us to celebrate the process and systems of progress, rather than the end-goal.Closing our deep-dive into habits, we hear from Charles Duhigg on how we can create habits by altering our behavior. We also dig into Robin Sharma's three phases of building habits. And closing out the show we hear from Stephen Covey again, who reveals that the trick to building good habits is to focus on continuous improvements, every single day.

5 Leadership Questions Podcast on Church Leadership with Todd Adkins
5LQ Episode 479: How to Read to Grow as a Leader with Eric Geiger

5 Leadership Questions Podcast on Church Leadership with Todd Adkins

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 39:14


In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Eric Geiger. Geiger is the senior pastor of Mariners Church and former co-host of 5LQ. He is also author of several books including Simple Church, Identity, and Designed to Lead. They discuss the following questions: Why is reading important for a leader?How has reading helped you lead in new spaces and new disciplines?How should a leader read a book?How does reading help influence your preaching and how do you take what you are reading and curate it into sermon?What are your top 5 books to read as a leader?When should you ask your staff to read a book with you? What are the best practices?How do you apply what you read and put it into practice? BEST QUOTES "You combine the humility of opening a book and the discipline of opening a book and that's a recipe for growth.""The more I read, the more I am able to articulate strategy, vision, and concise arguments.""Reading is important for leaders because the leader grows and the leader learns how to frame communication.""Know on the front end how you are going to engage the book.""Going into each book knowing the point of reading that book informs how you engage.""If I read a paradigm shifting book, then I look to bring it to the team to help them process where I believe we need to go.""Identify on the tail end of a book what are a couple of things you are going to do." RECOMMENDED RESOURCES Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger Identity by Eric Geiger Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders Leading Change by John Kotter Leadership and the One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Stephen Covey and Jim Huling A Beautiful Constraint by Mark Barden and Adam Morgan The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero Depression by Edward Welch This Episode's Sponsor: Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering all our podcast listeners a free download of their resource, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day,' which shares the five most positive changes that will come out of hiring a bookkeeper for your church.  Just text LIFEWAY to 55123 or visit belaysolutions.com/lifeway to download it for free today!

Overly Human
Think Win-Win: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Overly Human

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021


In the fourth of Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, we shift from thinking about independence to interdependence to achieve success. Traci and Rob discuss thinking about win-win and how you can achieve this through forming trusting relationships and having a common understanding of expectations.

Great Quotes for Coaches Podcast
Get What You Reward

Great Quotes for Coaches Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 17:08


This week we continue Season 3 with another episode where I will be talking about an impactful quote. This is  Part 2 of a 2-part episode that I began last week. Today's quote and last week's quote are quite similar to one another, but their focus is just a bit different, so I thought I would talk about each of them over these two weeks. This week's quote carries on the concept of getting more improvement in the areas where we want to improve by focusing our attention on them. The difference is that instead of focusing on "measurement" like we did last week, this week we focus on "rewarding" the behaviors and skills that we want to see more of.I first heard this quote from Bruce Brown of Proactive Coaching in the presentation "First Steps to Great Teams" and later in "Team-Building through Positive Conditioning." I absolutely love this quote, and I have used it ever since hearing it for the first time. I think it is one that you are going to love, too. You should definitely check out both of those presentations and the booklets that support them at www.proactivecoaching.info. Proactive Coaching is a valuable resource that you will want to go to for help & guidance throughout your career!Also, last week we introduced you to some new new intro and outro music for our show, and we continue that this week and will do so on into the foreseeable future. The song is called "Dance in the Sun" by Krisztian Vass. I think it's a nice, lively, upbeat tune for our show. Thanks to Krisztian for a great song!

Renewal Church
Pursuing Silence in a Distracted Age

Renewal Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021


It was Stephen Covey who said, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” More and more in this day and age, we have lost the desire and ability to actively listen. Last week, we were reminded that God intently hears our prayers - but are we listening to Him? Do we seek to silence the noise in our lives long enough to hear His voice? This week's passage shows us what happens when we take the time to listen for God's voice in our lives!

The Model Health Show
TMHS 521: Use These Tools To Rise Above Fear & Unlock Your True Potential - With Jim Kwik

The Model Health Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 77:10


For a lot of people, fear is running the show right now. And like any other mental roadblock, chronic fear can manifest in the body in a multitude of ways. Fear can impact your nervous system, immune function, stress hormones, and more. Although our emotions and mindset can often feel complex, it's empowering to know that we hold immense power over our mindset.  If I could recommend one person to help you hack your mindset, it would be Jim Kwik. Jim is the world's leading coach in accelerated learning, memory training, and speed reading. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Jim is back to share expert tips on mastering your mindset, including overcoming fear, tapping into your creativity, and how to take steps toward the life you want to live.  Now is a time for you to be empowered, and I know Jim's insights will help you upgrade your mindset and realize your potential. This episode contains powerful tips on gaining clarity, avoiding burnout, finding purpose, and so much more. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy this episode with the one and only, Jim Kwik!  In this episode you'll discover: The second leading (& highly overlooked) risk factor for death from COVID-19.  How our survival brain holds us hostage from our rational brain.  Why now is the time to get clarity on what you want in life.  The two most important questions you need to be asking yourself right now. A common reason why people feel burnt out. The 6 Cs you need to know to master your mindset.  Why your mind is like an algorithm.  The power of service and contribution. Why your words matter, and how to tap into your creativity.  How fear can act as a signpost.  What the confidence-competence loop is.  The three main elements that limit us.  What the formula is for limitless motivation. The power of taking small, simple steps.  Items mentioned in this episode include: DrinkLMNT.com/model --Get a FREE sample pack for the cost of shipping!  Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! Themodelhealthshow.com/takecontrol Master Your Focus in Turbulent Times with Jim Kwik – Episode 408 Thinking Faster with Jim Kwik – Episode 318 Brain Hacks for Faster Learning with Jim Kwik – Episode 232 Learn Faster & Increase Your Focus with Jim Kwik – Episode 197 Improve Your Memory & Read Faster with Jim Kwik – Episode 56 Limitless by Jim Kwik 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey  How to Get Unstuck & Become Creative – Kwik Brain  Connect with Jim Kwik Website / Podcast / Twitter / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation  Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud

Right-Side Up Leadership Podcast
240 - Tanya Dalton "It's time to declutter your life"

Right-Side Up Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 32:01


On today's episode, Alan chats with mom, entrepreneur and thought leader Tanya Dalton about why we're doing so many things and how to declutter our lives. About Tanya Often described as a mix between Brené Brown and Stephen Covey, Tanya Dalton is a best-selling author, speaker, and nationally recognized productivity expert. Tanya serves as a growth strategist for female leaders. Her highly anticipated second book, On Purpose: The Busy Woman's Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success, will be on sale on October 12, 2021. In addition to having her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, being named one of the Top 10 Business Books of the year by Fortune Magazine, Tanya's podcast, The Intentional Advantage has received millions of downloads from listeners around the world. She is also a featured expert on several networks including NBC and Fox and is a VIP contributor for Entrepreneur.com. Tanya has been featured in some of the world's leading publications including Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, and Real Simple. She has been awarded the elite Enterprising Women Award and has been named the Female Entrepreneur to Watch for the state of North Carolina. Tanya is also the founder and CEO of inkWELL Press Productivity Co. a multi-million dollar company providing tools that work as a catalyst in helping women do less while achieving maximum success. Connect with Tanya Website Intentional Advantage Podcast with Tanya Dalton Books Level your leadership this fall Schedule your FREE breakthrough coaching session Invest in your leadership by joining free Right Side Up Community Receive weekly leadership tweaks with Tuesday Tuneup

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity
5 Time Management Skills To Master Right Now

The Accountability Coach: Business Acceleration|Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 10:23


Developing time management skills enables you to accomplish high-level goals that accelerate your business success. Time remains our most valuable resource. The most successful professionals master their time utilization, so their "hours worked" align with meaningful objectives. These time management skills guide seasoned professionals in their craft. So, the five time management skills you want to master are: 1. Schedule Calls Within Time Blocks Business professionals love to hear the phone ringing. A prospect, partner, or client resides on the other line, waiting for you to pick up the phone. However, fielding calls throughout the day can present a problem. If you spend too much time fielding all your calls, you will not have enough time for outreach and building your brand. Hiring someone on your team to field calls for you greatly alleviates this issue, if you don't already have someone in place. The person answering the phone can schedule a time for you to call back the prospect or handle the entire call themselves, so you don't have to. Connecting with colleagues and people in your local area on Linked-in and asking for introductions to potential clients expands your pipeline. Taking calls throughout the day limits your ability to perform these activities. Scattering your calls throughout the day will give you little time to embrace deep work for your other objectives. Scheduling your calls within a time block gives you set hours to get into the flow with other activities. Setting a time block is one of the best time management skills to master. This practice cultivates deep work, which is an essential element of highly successful professionals. Some of the most productive people in the world swear by time blocking. Ever heard of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Michael Hyatt, or Cal Newport? Yep – all time-blockers. They're squeezing every drop of productivity from their days, and you can do the same. 2. Identify and Prioritize Your KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) Time blocking gives you a scheduling framework to input activities. We all know specific tasks deserve more attention than others, but which tasks deserve the most attention for your business? Rather than take a guess, let your KPIs guide you. Decide the vital KPIs for your business and prioritize work that matches up with your KPIs. Revenue growth and profitability are two common KPIs. Professionals focusing on these KPIs would focus on activities that bring in revenue and increase profit margins. Digging deeper into general KPIs such as revenue growth and profitability gives you further clarity on your priorities. If you make the bulk of your revenue through specific products or services, prioritize activities that effectively fill up your pipeline with the greatest opportunities. If connecting with people on Linked-in more effectively fills up your pipeline than writing industry articles, then you should obviously prioritize Linked-in over articles. 3. Put Less Work On Your Plate When you identify KPIs, it gets easier to implement other time management skills. One of those skills is putting less work on your plate. Many professionals make the mistake of seeing a busy calendar as a successful one. Rather than focus on how many hours they work, successful professionals fill their calendars with impactful activities that are the highest payoff. Pursuing fewer tasks gives them more time to focus on what most contributes to the bottom line. Review all of the work you perform in a given day, week, and month. How many activities produce negligible results? How many activities lead to incredible results? According to Pareto's Principle, 80% of our results come from 20% of our work. Discover the few activities that yield most of your results. Then, phase out the many activities that only lead to 20% of your results. 4. Slow Down To Speed Up Slowing down to speed up is one of the most underrated time management skills. If you speed up and always keep yourself busy, you will eventually hit a productivity roadblock. Slowing down your workday with mini breaks allows you to recharge. A quick walk, exercise routine, or meal away from the screen goes a long way in refueling your mental state. Before important races, runners slow down their mileage and workout paces. They don't burn themselves out leading up to a race. This level of preparation gives runners plenty of additional energy to thrive on race day. There is a time and place to work extra hours. However, there is also a time to slow down. Mini-breaks and vacations help you with slowing down. Not only do professionals temporarily slow down via mini breaks but also by reviewing their businesses. Most professionals make the mistake of staying busy without asking themselves if they're taking an optimized approach. Taking a step back from your business to review operations will help you understand if you're moving in the right direction. This review will help with prioritizing your time and addressing essential items. 5. Track Your Time Even if you apply the other time management skills, you can't improve in areas you don't actively track. Tracking your time allows you to spot opportunities for improvement. You can use a time management app like Toggl, for one example, to document the time you spend on each activity. Tracking your time allows you to see if your time management strategies are working rather than guessing. Professionals strive to remove as much guessing as possible from their success. In a survey of business professionals, when asked, they consistently feel they waste approximately 2 hours a day, which translates to 10 hours a week, etc. Let's not focus on how much time is actually wasted as the focus needs to be on what you can do with the wasted time to generate even more money, work less, or do other things you really want to do. Use a time log to help you know where you are actually spending your time during the day. Periodically use this time log for a 2-week period of time to help you continue to be time efficient. This tool can be utilized by everyone on your team at the same time. Talk about what you realized at the end of the 2 weeks and how you can get even better with managing time. Think about it for a minute. When you track what you eat, you watch more of what you put in your mouth as it has to go on a food log that someone else will be reviewing and helping you be better at nutrition. The same works when you apply it to your valuable time. You think twice about doing activities that aren't moving you forward because you have to write them down. To download my complimentary Time Log Exercise and help you and your team members be even more time efficient, so you are in a higher probability position to achieve your goals, go to: https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/time-log/. Simple instructions come with the exercise to help you know how to complete the time log. Time management is vital for any business professional's success. Make sure you prioritize these time management skills to master your time utilization, so you can accelerate your business results and enjoy having your ideal business and your ideal life. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. - Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

Solo Cleaning School
Simplicity is the Word

Solo Cleaning School

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 28:28


In the opening story, I shared a major breakthrough of how my phone loads stress on me that I didn't even know what there until I had 4 days on airplane mode. I came away from that camping trip with my 8-year-old son with this. Simplicity is the word. It's the word that I need to press into. How do I get simplicity into every area and role in my life? This became a burning question. I learned that airplane mode is simple.  The 80/20 Rule is simple because less is better. Less equals less stress equals simple. I was in this place as I was processing the decision to scale my cleaning business for the first time in 15 years. I realized that delegating tasks that I was good or great at to someone equally suitable was simple as it gave me more time and allowed me to function in an ever greater capacity. I realized that creating sustainable systems was simple as it ran predictable workflows through a repeatable process. For the first time, I wanted to scale so I could add more simple into my life. I was in this place as Coach Josh's instruction to simplify my cleaning business to a targeted niche. This helped me narrow my cleaning focus to reduce the loading and make it way simpler to scale. I was in this place when Vincent and I were in our Nashville hotel room during Podcast Movement 2021 and I discovered the 3 x 3 matrix that simplified my business to the key income-producers to focus on to close out the year. Simple. I was in this place when I read "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey. I heard so many concepts that I knew needed to be adopted. Above and beyond every one was what Stephen called "Habit 3 Putting First Things First".I was in this place when I created a worksheet based around Habit 3 and facilitated as the expert in the Smart Cleaning Tribe for August. This call was so powerful for me to learn more about me and to help others gain the breakthroughs that I was having. Please listen to the episode as I pull a clip from this Expert Call explaining the 4 quadrants and how we can become Quadrant 2 people!Quadrant 1 - The Urgent and ImportantQuadrant 2 - Not Urgent and ImportantQuadrant 3 - The Urgent and Not ImportantQuadrant 4 - Not Urgent and Not ImportantWould you like to join our cleaning family? The Smart Cleaning Tribe is an exclusive membership for cleaning business owners growing teams who desired a cleaning family to help them set goals, hold them accountable, and grow in every area of their life.

The Sweaty Startup
252. The golden rule of time management - How to be super productive

The Sweaty Startup

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 11:50


In business and in life, small habits build success, and one of the most important habits is time management. Beyond being efficient in your work, the most successful people invest their time in activities that deliver value over time. The four quadrants of time management, a framework made popular by The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, can help you determine how to invest your time to help you grow your business and your life. In this episode, we'll explore another book that cover this topic.