Everyone loves good stories. Telling stories is a critical, but often overlooked, a skill every business owner should have.
Telling stories is a key income producing activity
Stories will help communicate your vision. If you want to grow your business much faster if you want to lead winning teams if you want to leave a lasting impression upon your customers and prospects. If you want to get finance for your business, then you will need to master this particular skill. Even if you want to improve your relationships, whether it be personal relationships or professional relationships, then you need to learn this particular skill. (more…)
This is the ultimate guide on how to achieve any goal in 2017. It’s that time of year when we start looking forward to the new year. Create unstoppable momentum for 2017. I have used these to achieve major life and business goals.
HOW TO ACHIEVE ANY GOAL IN 2017 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
“Obstacles are the frightful things you see when you take your eyes of the goal.” – Henry Ford
One of the biggest challenges to achieving any goal whether it be working out or a business goal, is finding the motivation to stick with the goal
If you stick with something long enough you will eventually achieve it.
Here are 15 proven steps to achieve any goal in 2017!
1. Master Your Inner Game
To win the outer game you have got to master your inner game. Success is an inside job.
A key distinction I learned is that there is a difference between inspiration and motivation.
Motivation comes from outside, but inspiration comes from within and inspiration is much more sustainable in the long run then motivation.
Motivation is external. It’s like a hot bath, after a while if gets cold.
2. Start where you are & appreciate what’s working.
No matter how bad things are there is always something in your life or business that is working out.
Appreciate that. Give thanks to that! It starts you out with an attitude of gratitude. That’s one of the most powerful attitudes you can have. it will lay the foundation for more good things to come into you life.
It will allow you to amp up your inspiration. I start any goal setting with writing down all my wins over the past year and relishing them. (more…)
HOW TO MANAGE WINNING TEAMS – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Leading teams that are clear about what needs to be done, who play full out and achieve their goals is every leaders dream. While most business schools tend to focus on strategy, entrepreneurs really struggle with execution. Management guru, Ram Charan says that 70% of strategic initiatives fail because of poor execution.
So why is executing difficult? Execution is difficult because there is a battle between the URGENT vs IMPORTANT things. Let’s look at these in more detail:
Urgent work is the daily work – operations, support, sales etc. Urgent things drive us. We tend to react to these things. Onthe other hand important things are our goals – Where we want to be. This is what we drive. Unfortunately we are busy being busy. Urgent work always wins over important, unless we develop some key disciplines to help us execute.
There are 4 tried and tested disciplines to great execution that have been identified by authors Chris McChesney, Sean Covey & Jim Hulling in their excellent book: “The Four Disciplines of Execution”
- Focus on the Wildly Important Goal (WIG)
- Act on the lead measure
- Create a compelling score board
- Cadence of Accountability