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The most important decisions you will make in life are the people with whom you spend it. Relationships encompass your Family, Life Partner, Kids, Colleagues, Clients, Friends, and Acquaintances. In order to get your work done best, lead your subordinates with influence and vigor. There are a variety of relationships and we impart the universal themes that nurture those relationships. These bonds prosper on crystal clear communication, strong support, feeling understood, and a sense of mutual benefits. Be the best player on the team and watch the rising tide lift all boats.Learn More
Our Environment is a resource not to be forgotten or taken for granted. Our home and offices contain our lives in the most practical sense. Design an Environment that has every resource at the tip of your fingers. Our Environment has endless nurturing and useful features but can fall into disarray and chaos quickly. Keeping a balanced Environment has a direct impact on our Emotions and thus Mindset. Being in an organized space leads to focused and productive behavior. We thank the Earth for providing us with such extraordinary living conditions (thus far) and realize the delicate balance of Earth and do what we can to be sustainable.Learn More
Willpower is the key to start the engine and Momentum is the gas pedal. The easiest way to implement momentum is with a calendar. Powerful thoughts follow other powerful thoughts. Powerful actions are follow other powerful “Law of Attraction” actions. How do we stop momentum? We just stop doing what we are doing. It is much more challenging to get back into a daily habit, once the momentum stops. Create a strategy to get back momentum!
Money is potential energy. You must earn and use money with your best intentions. Earn money to have the ability to execute on your plans and goals. A key responsibility for any success is to IDENTIFY and ALLOCATE the limited resources available in order to get the highest return. The return is defined as your particular goal.Learn More
A fulfilled life starts with a vision, which will only be realized if you set goals. Most people never set goals. The few that do, most don’t write them down. The ones that do write them down, even fewer have a plan to achieve those goals. Those who have a plan, even fewer execute on the plans. Those who execute their plans successfully realize their goals and their vision. A written declaration defines our vision for the happiest and fulfilled life we can imagine. This declaration should encompass the key categories of one’s life.
Focus is concentration on the object of your desire. It requires being present in the moment. Attention is a limited resource that we use to concentrate on something while ignoring distractions. As such, if you control your focus, you control the areas of your life that are within your influence. To eliminate distractions, we must first be AWARE of these distractions…that’s where mindfulness comes into play. Mindfulness is the ability to observe and detect when we have lost focus. You will have great access to a power that you never even knew you had! Learn More
Discipline is the ability to control your thoughts and thus your actions; to either take an action that is in your overall best interests or to not take an action you deem is not in your overall best long-term interests. Decision making gets challenging when we look at long-term best interests vs short-term best interests. Perhaps the greatest resource we have of all is our willpower; which is potential energy, whereas discipline is the execution of that energy.Learn More
Health is equal to Energy, both are necessary for us to be fulfilled because they allow us to achieve our goals and our goals are a subset of the mission of our lives. We must focus on optimizing our health because it will lead to optimal energy that will provide the resource we most need to complete our mission. We must manage our ENERGY first, and then our TIME. Why? Time is a finite resource, whereas energy is not. We must focus on the renewal and rejuvenation activities or our energy levels will decrease over time.Learn More
Health is equal to Energy. We must manage our ENERGY first, and then our TIME. Why? Time is a finite resource, whereas energy is not. Energy can either be expanded or depleted according to what we do. The healthier we are, the more energy we will have. In other words, a true measure of our health is the level of energy that we have to maximize our human potential. Our conscious minds must recognize this and decide which actions to take that will achieve the highest and best return on our energy resources. To do that we must be in the best physical, mental and spiritual shape.Learn More
Time is our most precious commodity. We have many demands on our time. No matter how successful you are, you cannot slow time down or speed time up. You just have to manage it. The key to time management is prioritization. Analyze where you spend your time as opposed to where you should spend your time…to maximize your potential and thus get the most fulfillment out of Life! Differentiate between what is important and urgent. The more important, the greater the impact to your highest priorities.
Mindsets are attitudes that have been created by a series of thoughts that we believe or know about ourselves, other people, or events. Many times we think we know a belief to be true, but later find out it was only an erroneous belief…what seems isn’t always the case. We’ll see that these beliefs and knowings shape everything about our lives as they are the determining factors in the decisions we make and the actions we take – consciously and subconsciously!
Take the time to choose the right career. Find the intersection of what you love, what are your strengths, and ultimately what you should do? You will make an extraordinary product or service with tangible passion and your customers will notice that value. It can be extremely hard penetrating the job market at times. However, once you find yourself settled somewhere, what if it doesn’t feel right? It takes soul searching, systematic analysis, and a pragmatic approach to approach to plan your next steps whether you are fresh out of school or more experienced.
The great advantage of technology is the ability to leverage our focus and thus increasing productivity. Learn the tools necessary get exponential returns on your resources. When not used mindfully there are also severe negative consequences of technology…especially when it drains our FOCUS. Technology has become the greatest distraction of our time. We discuss proven approaches to use technology to our advantage without letting it get in the way of our momentum. In addition, strategies for reducing the distractions that erode your focus coming from email and other media. Use technology in the most secure and productive manner to get more done.
To complete a project a level of delegation is usually necessary. This allows the stakeholders to be in more than one place at a time. Invest a little time to save a lot of time. Delegation allows the manager to be free to work on planning and business analysis. It affords subordinates to gain experience doing the actions that the manager had previously done. First determine tasks you can delegate, then think about to whom or what you can delegate, spend the initial time explaining, set deadlines, periodically check-in, and work on higher level tasks yourself.
Begin with the end in mind, what you want to achieve. Your objective is your desired outcome and drives your actions. Think about why and state the purpose behind the project. A clear sense of PURPOSE gives you the INCENTIVE to achieve your goals! Emphasize the most important action items that will get the project done in the most efficient and effective manner. Action items are wonderful in and of themselves BUT unless they are scheduled in, they are not real! You will have a plan but you will not accomplish anything. Scheduling action items in provides the discipline and leverage to make appropriate progress.
A leader recognizes that any great mission is composed of a smaller set of goals. Goals provide the direction and endpoint for where we are going. They provide motivation for us to achieve something worthwhile and specify a means to accomplish a mission. It ensures that all team members are clear on their role. Setting goals offers an emotional sense of purpose. Leaders know that setting goals is not enough. You must have great plans to achieve those goals. Then, they must execute the plan.
Create your life’s BLUEPRINT with The Life Management Operating System. The PROBABILITY of SUCCESS increases EXPONENTIALLY when a plan is WRITTEN! A Gap Analysis is a process used to identify what actions will be required to change from the current state to a future desired state. Identifying and prioritize your goals and tasks. Following a weekly and daily scheduling procedure pay dividends. While it takes time to plan a procedure initially, it is a huge time saver. Schedule in the most important action items that will go the furthest towards achieving and completing your goals OR making the most progress towards achieving them.
Accountability is taking responsibility for one’s actions. Taking responsibility can help to ensure that you follow through on your habits. Finding some type of leverage to spur you to stay on track is effective. There are two types of Accountability strategies: Self-Accountability and Outside Accountability. For the overall project plan AND for each action item, it needs to be clear who is responsible. This is an important trait for any leader because results only come when you and those whom you lead are accountable to the mission.
Leadership is the ability to consistently motivate others, by maximizing both individual and team potential, to achieve a common mission in a cooperative, positive and inspiring manner. Great leaders are measured not only by their ability to get others to follow their lead, but more importantly to get results for the greater good. Leadership requires one to embrace self-discipline, responsibility and accountability. A leader must put the needs of others and their joint mission above their own needs. We all have the potential to be leaders as most of these necessary skills could be learned.