Archive for the ‘Personal Transformation’ Category

Love the One You Are With

Monday, February 18th, 2019

 

 

Ah, there’s an old song, Love the One You’re With. Yeah, that’s a fun song, but there’s also a reality of that as well. I had a boss years ago that taught me something, and he said, “Always go out at the top of your game.” Love what you do and move on only when you’ve created such remarkable success that now you have to go to the next thing because you’ve so outgrown that particular piece. Love the one you’re with.

So, every job I ever had, there were lots of things that were wrong. Lots of people that were somewhat difficult to work around, lots of things that broke down, but I chose to love the one I was with, and it created opportunities.

How can you love the one you’re with? How can you love this job and be so good at it that it creates more opportunities that the only reason that you move on is because you are advancing to something that’s an even bigger possibility. Love the one you’re with.

You Have a Revenue Job

Monday, February 11th, 2019

 

 

Everyone has a revenue job. But what if I’m in operations, do I have a revenue job? Yes you do. You see in operations, you see possibilities about more business that could be done with customers, new things that could be done. Or you can create efficiencies for those who have the direct revenue jobs by making sure there’s not mistakes in what’s being done, by making sure that clients are taken care of. Everyone has a revenue job. Find out how you tie yourself to revenue and be impeccable and more value in those areas.

You Blew it, What Now

Monday, February 4th, 2019

 

 

You blew it. Okay, that happens. You’re going to make mistakes, you’re going to miss deadlines, but how you handle that reveals your character. If you kind of sweep it under the table, and you don’t say anything to anybody, that’s not revealing a lot of great character. If instead you say, “Guys, I blew this. Here’s my massive corrective action plan of what I’m doing to get back on track. You need to know. I’m owning this and this will get cleaned up.”

Now that’s integrity. That’s leadership. That’s someone who cares and so the next time something goes wrong, and it will, make sure you own it and that you do something about it. We don’t want to hear the sad old story of excuses. We love to hear about what you’ll be doing about that instead. So, take massive corrective action and explain it to everyone who is impacted by that, and people will really love having you on their team.

Acknowledge Your Teams Wins

Monday, January 28th, 2019

 

 

There was the research that was done of managers, and that if they spend the last 15 minutes of their day just acknowledging everything good that happened for the day, that their productivity went up, like over 40 percent. It was crazy to see the impact of that.

You see, there’s a brain chemistry change that happens when we’re acknowledging what works. That’s why we love daily huddles, and quarterly celebrations, and other things that celebrate how people tie themselves to profit, and the impact they’re having in moving those needles. When you celebrate successes, you’re doing more than celebrating successes. You’re changing your brain chemistry, because every time you acknowledge that you create a success, your self-confidence goes up. When your self-confidence goes up, you see yourself as someone who can do the next thing, and the next thing, and the next thing.

So, celebrate successes with gusto, and I promise you, you will create even more success in your life.

Stop Undercommunicating

Monday, January 21st, 2019

 

 

Most people don’t communicate enough. They don’t tell you where things are at with that project. They don’t tell you what’s going on with different pieces. They don’t tell you, “Hey, I’m behind on something.”

Be an over-communicator. In other words, tell everybody that’s impacted by anything you’re doing what’s going on so that they know what’s going on. Do it in effective ways. Don’t bomb their email account with a whole bunch of different emails, but, instead, say, “Hey, guys, I’m way ahead on this. I’m behind on these six things. Here’s what I’m doing about these pieces. Here’s how this could impact this particular piece. Here’s how I’m communicating to them.”

When you overcommunicate, you show to other team members that you care and that you are on it, on it, and you want to be that person that’s perceived as being on it. So we know you’re going to get behind. We know you’ll make mistakes. Overcommunicate the status of where you’re at, and people will go home at night in a restful state, knowing that there will be no surprises.