8 Things Successful People Never Waste Time Doing

by blogadmin 30. August 2017 01:35

When we feel overwhelmed and stressed, it's often best to start with what might be wasting our time. We should take a reflective moment to assess our actvities, attitude, thoughts, and relationships. To get started, Cynthia Bazen suggests 8 Things Successful People Never Waste Time Doing (and you shouldn't either).

Productive, successful people DO NOT:

-get sucked into social media

-go through the day without a plan 

-do emotionally draining activities

-worry about things they can't control

-hang out with negative people

-dwell on past mistakes

-focus on what other people are doing

-put themselves last in priority 

Personal Application:

-Where in your life or from the above list can you unload what is weighing you down? What kind of activities, attitude, thoughts, and relationships will positively fuel your life? 


 

DON'T DO IT!

by blogadmin 23. August 2017 01:31

I overheard someone ask the question, "What do I need to say 'no' to so that I can say 'yes' to something I'd really like to do? We often forget that we have control over what we say 'yes' to. When reminded about this fact, it's refreshing to realize the possibility of rearranging our lives into a healthier pattern. 

Consider this excerpt from Edward Dayton's Tools For Time Management...

It's an American proverb:  "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today." The European approach is quite the opposite:  "Postpone everything you can. You may not have to do it tomorrow!" There are two basic ways to save time. One is to do the things we should do more effectively or efficiently and in proper priority. The second is not to do the things we shouldn't be doing at all. Make a list of all the things you are doing in your life right now. Examine your calendar. Check off each thing which you really shouldn't be doing. DON'T DO IT!

Personal Application:

What should you be saying 'no' to today, each day, and this week? 

 

Where Are You on the MOOD ELEVATOR?

by blogadmin 4. August 2017 04:49

David Novak of "Taking People With You" knows a positive environment goes a long way toward helping people to want to succeed, as opposed to just making it through the day. As a leader, people pay attention to your every move, and our moods effect how we see the world, how we relate to others, and how we are open to new ideas.

Senn Delaney uses a graphic model he calls the MOOD ELEVATOR (see below) and staying on top of it gives you the best chance of making good decisions for your team and your business. So, consider it an important part of your job.

Questions to Ask Yourself:

-Where would I place myself on the mood elevator at this moment?

-Where do I think others would place me?

-The last time I had a struggle with someone on my team, where do I think I was on the mood elevator? How might this have affected my interactions with him/her?

-What are some quick things I can do to raise my mood when I catch it sinking?

-What are some long-term things I need to think about or work on to improve my overall mood? 

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