Businesses, Solopreneurs, Leaders, Entrepreneurs…
Tired of “The Secret”?
Back to the Basics – Boring? Hold on…
Newer and Greater…More, More, More… You Must be involved in Everything and Anything? — What are you Missing? With this mindset I ask What are you Losing?
Stop, Assess and Move Forward Intentionally…
Be fully present with clients, staff, feedback—then decide. If you don't make room for feedback you miss out on growth and other opportunities. Notice what's occurring in the moment…in the day to day activities. Pay attention.
Fully listen and focus on the person or task at hand (you substantially reduce or eliminate mistakes, errors) don't multi-task. You miss so much. Studies show that only 2% of people can truly multi-task without sacrificing quality. More Mistakes are made when multi-tasking.
I know many are proud of multi-tasking…but, among other things, when you multi-task more errors happen and ultimately you're spending more time at the intended task. It's hurting your client, your business, your profession. I get it! I'm at fault here too…I've done it and still catch myself. However, when I'm a Serial Uni-tasker I get more quality work done, have better relationships with those around me and ultimately save time…all of these give me more peace of mind.
Become a focused, serial uni-tasker
3. Reflect: Take time to step away. Take time for solitude
Step away from the noise, the distractions. I know, I know…life gets so busy and we're pulled in many directions. I know one woman who at moments of ‘craziness' with kids, business, clients pulling at her…goes into the bathroom, turns on the tub, runs water, sits on the floor, puts on her headset of music she loves, closes her eyes and just breathes…and sometimes they are serious EXHALES.
Step Away for a bit and you’ll experience many ‘aha’ moments, moments of pure creativity and GREAT INSIGHT
4. Dream, Imagine! Have fun with this…Immerse yourself in this!
Yes..then take one step at a time. I take my clients through an exercise in which you're in a ‘visual box' and then I have them imagine the sides of the box slowly, completely dissolving. There is not out of the box thinking here – there is no box…you're standing on an open plane of infinite possibilities. Imagination is so incredibly powerful — Go for it!
5. Understand your company's service design…does it need to be improved to meet your customers' needs?
Get feedback from your employees regarding what may be missing in meeting your customers' needs. Where can you improve your service design? Ask your customers and audience where they may be having some struggles (on their own and with your company). Check out national best seller, tons of tips here! “Ask: Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy…Create a Mass of Raving Fans…and Take Any Business to the Next Level”
6. Continue Learning
Whether through books, consulting, workshops, professional groups — Spend a minimum 1/2 hour per day learning and practice ‘deep practice.' That is focusing on one thing you're currently learning and only ‘practice' that one skill intentionally for a minimum of a half hour a day.
7. Acres of Diamond…In Your Own Backyard
Often we're so busy drumming up new business, want the latest, greatest, newest…that we neglect the diamond of acres in our own backyard. What's in your backyard? How can you cultivate it? Take a look at how you can keep in front of your customers and audience consistently.
8. Notice pockets of goodness around you
Take a moment, close your eyes and notice pockets of goodness around you. If you're having a rough day…notice one…maybe it's a child, a pet, nature…
However that is for you. Enjoy, celebrate and bring joy into your life…
What Actions Are You Going To Take Right Now?
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