In this episode, I introduce the relationship between strategic goals and tactical plans, discuss why you may be failing to reach your yearly goals, and instruct on how to create a bullet-proof plan for accomplishing your big goals so there is no way you can fail.
I also talked about identifying what you should be focusing on each quarter, one of the most useful keys I’ve found to using a tactical plan, how I dealt with my latest bad day and turned it around for the better, and what tends to happen when you really put yourself out there.
I hope you enjoy my episode on tactical plans and encourage you to take the initiative and create your own tactical plan. Now let’s get to the straight talk!=> Continue Reading
In this episode, I expand upon the well-known SMART criteria for goal setting by introducing my SMART2 method. It addresses some variances of the easy-to-remember acronym and incorporates my top 10 characteristics of great goals worth pursuing into the SMART acronym.
I also discuss how to not overthink or overcomplicate your goals and instead, how you can easily simplify the process of goal setting.
I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on creating goals and encourage you take the initiative to create your own BIG goals worth pursuing. Now let’s get to the straight talk!
In this episode, I introduce the idea of your BIG Why, discuss how having clarity is vital to your success, and talk about my own BIG Why which drives every business decision I make.
I also weigh in on whether or not your BIG Why can be superficial, discuss the effects aggressively pursuing your BIG Why can have on your life, and go over the questions you should ask yourself to determine your BIG Why.
I hope you’ll enjoy my episode on your BIG Why and encourage you to make the effort to figure out your own purpose behind your determination to succeed in business. Now let’s get to the straight talk!
In this episode I introduce eight common misconceptions about productivity, discuss how believing in and abiding by those myths actually hinders your productivity, and talk about how real productivity can seriously grow your business.
I also discuss how tweaking productivity strategies to work for you can help you maximize your success and answer the question What’s your favorite productivity app?
I know you’ll enjoy my episode on productivity myths and hope you start taking the necessary actions to make effective changes in your business today. Now let’s get to the straight talk!
Jim Rohn says, “Time is our most valuable asset. Yet we tend to spend it, kill it, and waste it. Rather than invest it.” How are you investing in your time? Are you using it wisely or wasting it? Productive people become successful people because they consistently invest their time into their best activities. To be able to do that, they say no to more things than most people.
Routines. Who wants them? Sounds boring. The word itself produces visions of structure, formality, rigidity, and restrictions. You may think of yourself as a free spirit and hate the idea of routines, but if you were to analyze one day in your life, you’d find you have routines weaved throughout your day. Routines are simply habits layered on top of each other that are performed in a specific sequence. We all have routines. Over time, they become automatic behaviors in our daily lives that we don’t even have to think about; we just do them. Routines are a force to be reckoned with. If you are not intentional with your time, you could be unintentionally creating routines based on bad habits which makes your productivity suffer. It’s important you make routines work for you, not against you.
Do you often feel inundated with tasks that never seem to get done? They could be pesky little ones that take only five minutes or colossal ones aimed at changing the course of your business, but you likely know what I’m talking about. In this digital era, we have every sort of productivity app imaginable at our fingertips and yet still, most business owners feel overwhelmed by the smorgasbord of tasks on their plate. What if I told you repurposing only one hour a week could vastly improve the extreme level of frustration and stress you feel juggling your never-ending tasks? Eliminate the Monday blues? Get back on track? Well, it can! You just have to use that hour with intentionality.
This article is for you if you have…
- A long list of to-dos, possibly longer than your arm, and you just don’t seem to be able to get everything done.
- Numerous tasks that keep getting pushed back day after day after day.
- A difficult time staying focused during blocked out times.
- Done time blocking before and it just hasn’t worked for you.
Time blocking does work and it is a very effective way to conquer your task list. You just need to utilize certain helpful strategies to help you get sh!t done.
If you’re going to construct a building, you don’t just start placing bricks on the ground, piling them up high, and slapping some mortar in between each one without a plan. You’d be sure to fail. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” and he’s absolutely correct. No matter what you set out to achieve, you must take the necessary step of creating a plan, often one with many if not hundreds of steps and components. Constructing a building is important work. You don’t want it to fall down because it’s poorly designed or haphazardly engineered. You need a plan. Well, each one of your days is important work too because they set up the foundation for your months, your years, and your life. It’s vital to create a plan for each of your working days to ensure you’re setting yourself up for success. The good news? Creating your daily plan only needs to take about 15 minutes each day if you utilize the 5 Daily Planning Pavers. They lay the groundwork for a productive day, day after day, year after year.
I teach my clients that productivity is investing your best time into your best activities. Simple, right? Well, simple does not mean easy. Every day we wake up and start our day with the intention to be productive but we often get sidetracked and fail to accomplish what we had set out to do. That’s because we often fail to maximize our time even though, “Time is the single most precious commodity in the universe.” (Jupiter Ascending. Dir. Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski. Warner Brothers, 2015.)