Monthly Archives: November 2013

Keep dancing!

Life is like a dance – some are in the groove while some could do with a few dance lessons. Sadly some can’t hear any music at all and never dance. There’s a rather cool and simple dance of life called the Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Dance that I love to teach. It’s for those who want to keep moving, who see a step back as a part of the dance of life. When things are not going your way do you sometimes find that one setback is followed by another? And then you lose momentum and motivation and end up giving up. Just look at all the New Year’s resolutions that are broken within weeks of being set. There’s an effective way to handle setbacks and perhaps all it takes are a few dance lessons. The Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Dance Turn the music on – dance to your own tune! Take a few steps forward and celebrate your success. Accept that a setback or step back is just the next step. Keep your rhythm up and take the next steps forward. I’ve met too many people who love to dance but don’t so here…

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Persistence!

Persistence is key to success. Being persistent influences the direction of our lives and keeps us in alignment with our values. Where there is persistence; discipline, courage and resilience exist as well as extraordinary and frequent rewards. Persistence may not result in the desired outcome each and every time – it’s like a muscle and the more it’s used the stronger it gets. Persistence is what’s required to stay on the path. To keep our persistence strong we need to
: – know our Why – the Why we are persisting – create value-based directions rather than goals – know our way forward – not let the things that don’t matter to get in the way – allow some discomfort – that’s part of the journey – not be paralysed by fear of failure or success. There are millions of small steps on life’s journey. Some of these steps don’t go according to the plan but they are all part of the plan. Sometimes the journey changes unexpectedly but the destination can remain the same – if we persist.
 
Those who persist experience the same challenges as those who quit – they just don’t quit! Like a muscle, with its memory stored in our…

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Be Commercially Smart!

On the road to commercial success it’s essential to remove the roadblocks. One major roadblock is jumping in and not thinking before we act. Clever people don’t just jump in and do – they say no more often, delegate effectively and link up with the right people. The commercially smart ask questions first to make every minute count! Here are three key questions successful people ask before jumping in… 1.    Do I delete it? Clever people say no to low value tasks. 2.    Do I delegate it? Clever people focus on what is important. 3.    Do I share it? Clever people spend time with the right people. Whether doing it yourself, delegating or sharing, asking questions before you act leverages success. We then work smarter and get to our destination in less time and as the saying goes “Time is money”.
 
The smart way to climb the ladder of success is to focus daily on getting the things done that matter. In that way you make sure the ladder you are climbing is actually leaning on the right wall – the commercially smart wall! As a Thought Leaders Mentor, I help clever people to be commercially smart by supporting them to implement what they know and learn. Be commercially smart and make financial success a piece of your fulfilment…

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Clever People Delegate!

Life is busy for most – no arguments there! But why do some find life stressful while others seem to get things done, achieving and living a fulfilled life? The latter know that HAVING IT ALL is not doing it all. This is a key component to success – clever people delegate! It’s important to recognise problems and solve them quickly. But too often we are doing tasks that could be given to someone else so you can do the things that really matter – the high value tasks. Over the last 12 months my practice has outgrown its level of support – not once but twice! On both occasions I made a decision to get help and not risk overwhelm, poor service to my clients and stagnating growth. I hired two wonderful team members Samantha and Tessa. I’m paying big wages, but what price do you put on reducing stress by getting the help you need so you can focus on things that really matter? High achievers, living fulfilled lives don’t do it all, they
: 1.     Decide what are high value tasks and focus on these only. 2.     Decide what doesn’t need to be done. 3.     Decide what can…

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