One Secret Way to Increase Your Productivity at Work

 

Today I want to help you plan a way to time block at work in order to maximize your efficiency. You’ll be more organized, you’ll be more efficient, and you’ll improve your business and yourself in the process. Here are five reasons why you should be time blocking your schedule. 

  1. It gives you focus: If you just take what’s coming to you during the day, then you’re not going to be efficient. You need to actively plan your day and squeeze in as many meaningful activities and exercises as possible. This way you’re never doing too little or too much – you’re doing an appropriate amount each day. 
  2. You can grow intentionally rather than accidentally: If you know all of your priorities for the day, then you are in the driver’s seat for moving your business forward. If you can control your time, you can control your success. rich lohman pullquote 5.14
  3. You can take back control: Don’t let someone or something else take control of your schedule. As you grow more and more busy, you need to take control of your time by taking control of your schedule.
  4. Say ‘no’ to distractions: If someone needs to talk to you while you’re busy you need to tell them you cannot talk at the moment, but you would love to reschedule for another time that works for you.
  5. Save your sanity: You’re probably swamped with work to do and your life is probably busy enough as is. Blocking off your time allows you to slow down and focus on the task at hand rather than getting overwhelmed with all of them at once. 

Hopefully this has helped spark some good thoughts for you, because I’ve found that time blocking has helped me immensely throughout my busy schedule. If you’re having trouble staying on top of tasks, or if you just feel overwhelmed with work, then I recommend trying this. 

As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

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Three Ways to Increase Your Effectiveness

 

Today I’m going to be speaking about how you can get the most out of your team and how you can maximize your productivity. There are a few ways that you can do this, and I’ll be explaining them here today.

1.Increase your awareness: Stop and take a look at where you’re at right now and what habits got you there. Think for a moment about where you want to go and how you can get there in a step-by-step, inch-by-inch process. Progress won’t happen overnight, so don’t make any giant goals right away. Those larger ones will fall into place as you move forward.
2. Talk About Intentionality: Changing and growing takes effort and you have to be intentional about taking the steps necessary to succeed. You need a measurable strategy that can get you there. I have a daily and weekly schedule where I can track my progress towards my goals, and I think you should use one as well.
3. Accountability: You need to find someone who will hold you accountable for reaching your goals. You can’t trust yourself to do it, so rely on your team members to hold you accountable to reach the goals that you’ve been setting.

Hopefully, you’ll take these tips to heart and start implementing them within your business. I think you’ll find that you can get more out of your team and also more out of your life outside of work. If you have any questions about how to implement these changes within your business and your life, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for joining me in this process of growth!

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What Are the Five Secrets to Success?

Today I want to speak to you about the five C’s of success. These will all help you to grow your business and also to master your private life. I’ll be explaining them below:

1. Clarity: What does success look like to you? You need to define what you want to do in a clear, measurable way so that you know if you’re hitting your goals or not. Be clear about what you want to achieve and go after it.
2. Confidence: You need to believe that you can succeed, and this all starts with your attitude and what you believe about your business.
3. Competence: You have skills, but what skills will you need in order to accomplish your goals? Do you need to sharpen up on some of them? I can help you to assess what skills you need to improve upon moving forward.
4. Craft: How are you maximizing your time to hit your goals every day? You need to craft a way to have a great day every single day.
5. Conditions: What sort of conditions are going to allow you to be successful at what you do, and what are your present conditions like? Who is lifting you up and who might be dragging you down? You need to determine the best conditions possible that foster your growth and success.

Hopefully these five C’s have given you a better perspective as to what success might look like for you. If you have questions or would like to speak with me about how we can begin improving your business and your life, then please feel free to reach out to me.

 

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The 7 Benefits of Joining a Mastermind Group

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What’s Your Process?

 

“It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from their followers”~Bennis and Nanus

The difference between an “Event” and a “Process”

An Event                                          A Process
-Encourages Decisions               -Encourages development
-Motivates People                         -Matures people
-Is a calendar issue                       -Is a culture issue
-Challenges people                       -Changes people
-Is easy                                             -Is difficult

Don’t get me wrong, events are great! They can be effective. But lasting improvement and power to shift a culture or overall results comes from a process.

If I/you/we need to be inspired to take steps forward, then attending an event is crucial.

If I/you/we need to improve, then engaging in a process and sticking with it is crucial.

That is at the heart of the process and coaching programs I have developed to help Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Companies change and improve their results.

So the question I pose to you is, for you and your business right now, do you need an event or a process to seek lasting change and improved results? If your answer is an event, then define the who, what, where, when, and why of the next event you will attend over the next 30 days. If your answer lies in a new process, then let’s talk about what Business Coaching can do for you.

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What Is Your Approach?

Here is a simple formula to build Confidence in your activities that will point to your success:  Approach + Actions = Results.

Your Approach is the internal or your mindset.  The Actions are the activities you embark on.  It is the truth that if you approach activities from a positive perspective you will be more likely to generate the results you are looking for.  Sure, it is possible that even with a positive approach and actions you may not get the results you are looking for, but, you can learn from mistakes or miscalculations in the actions.

On the flip side, if you approach activities negatively you most definitely will not generate the results you desire.

Think about it, if you are an entrepreneur who is about to perform one of these activities:

  • Business Planning
  • Marketing
  • Holding a meeting of employees
  • Meeting with a prospect or client
  • Lead generation
  • Overcoming sales objections
  • Time/Activity Management
  • Difficult Conversations
  • (you insert the activities you don’t like here…)

and you Approach these activities negatively, how do you think the results will turn out?

This is why Business Coaching is such an important part of the success of an individual or team/company.  A good Coach comes along side you and helps you build Confidence, through the right approach, to generate the results you desire.  He or she holds you to higher standards and a positive approach while helping you improve your skills to generate the best results.

To see what you don’t see about your Approach, schedule a FREE Coaching Session to learn more about the Business Coaching process.  What do you have to lose?

To your success!

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5 Mistakes in Creating Clarity and Goal Setting

To be successful in business you will need to work on the 5 C’s of Success.  The first C is Clarity. Are you crystal CLEAR in your vision for the year ahead?  If so, what does it look like?  Are you focused on success or on the problems that are going to get in your way, slow you down, or all but stop you from achieving your desired results? Have your written down your vision?  Most people don’t or are too vague on describing what success looks like for a year.

After that, have you written down your goals that will match up to your vision?  If you have, how did you come to those goals?  Here are 5 common mistakes people make IF they even wrote down their goals:

  1. We set goals we think we can achieve.  The bottom line here is if the reward isn’t great enough and the pain is greater we won’t go after the goal.
  2. We set goals based on what we THINK we can do.  Everything changes the moment we set those goals.  Circumstances happen.  Events happen.  Your number 1 client leaves you.  This is because everything is always in motion based on the law of vibration.  If you think you can do it you should already be doing it.
  3. We require knowing exactly how to DO IT.  Here is reality, we don’t know how to do anything until we do it.  We are going to make mistakes, fail, and hopefully learn from it.  Having to know how to do it before we get started will limit how high we can reach.
  4. We QUESTION our right to BE, DO, or HAVE whatever it is we want in the goal.  We question if we are worthy of the goal and in reality we should be questioning whether the goal is worthy of us and our time and resources.
  5. Lastly, we think the purpose of the goal is to GET THE GOAL. The real purpose of setting goals is to cause growth and BEcome more than we are now.  Goals are about the journey and not the destination.

The last part of a crystal clear vision is to have the measurability in place to determine along the way if we are on track to make this year ordinary or extraordinary.

I hope this was helpful and that you will go back and revisit your vision and goals for the year and make sure they are as clear and big as you need them to be to grow and reach your potential.

If you would like to go deeper in this subject and explore hiring a business coach, please schedule a meeting with me here. Look for the next blog video where we talk about creating CONFIDENCE to achieve your potential.

Until then, to your success and more WOOHOOing in your business!

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What does juggling have to do with business coaching?

Do you know how to juggle?  I do but I would have to admit, I am not very good at it!  As a matter of fact, I have put a video together to show you just how bad I am.  Check it out!

Knowing or not knowing how to juggle is much similar to the coaching process.  Coaching is about coming along side someone to help them see what they want when they use their imagination and also helping them overcome their reality.  It is about asking questions that will create breakthroughs to help individuals and teams achieve their intended or desired results.  So if you don’t know how or are not generating the results you want for your business I would love to come along side you and help you.  Let’s talk!  Contact me to learn more about how hiring a business coach can help you!

To your success!

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How Successful People Think: Cultivate Big Picture Thinking

images-5Where success is concerned, people are not measured in inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family back ground; they are measured by the size
of their thinking.  ~David Schwartz

 

Spend time with big picture thinkers and you will find that they:

  1. Learn Continually
  2. Listen Intentionally
  3. Look Expansively
  4. Live Completely

Why you should receive the wisdom of big-picture thinking:

  1.  Big picture thinking allows you to lead

-See the vision before others do

-Size up sit
uations, taking into account variables

-Sketch a picture of where your team is going

-Show how the future connects with the past to make the journey more meaningful

-Seize the moment when the timing is right

2.    Big picture thinking keeps you on target

3.    Big picture thinking allows you to see what others see

4.    Big picture thinking promotes teamwork

5.    Big picture thinking keeps you from being caught up in the mundane

6.    Big picture thinking helps you to chart the uncharted territories
For more on cultivating big picture thinking talk to one of our coaches and answer a few questions about where you are and where you are going in your business!  We are here to help you put more WOOHOOing in your business and life!

To your success!

 

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L2: Learn – Lead Spring Lake

Learn about Leadership GRIT with Linda Kaplan Thayler

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