Archive for the ‘Self-Growth’ Category

Does Your Attitude Choose You, or Do You Choose Your Attitude?

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Are you having a good day? Are you creating a great day? See, there’s a question that’s important for all of us to understand— “Do our attitudes chase us down, or do we choose our attitudes?” Well, that’s interesting. You see, every great day is filled with lots of disappointments and a lot of things that go wrong. Every bad day is filled with all kinds of great things that are happening. We determine and call a day a certain way, based upon what we believe to be a list of circumstances. But the reality is that we get to choose our attitude about whatever it is that’s going on. So why don’t you choose better days? Why don’t you decide that every day is an awesome day that’s filled with opportunities for you to learn and grow and to make a difference in the world? Because by choosing a great attitude, probably less bad things will happen because you’re looking for the good things.

A Passion for Customer Success

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Are you passionate about your customer success? I hope so, because successful customers will never leave you. Satisfied customers, on the other hand, will dump you like a rock when somebody comes along with better pricing. Our job is not to do transactions. Our job is to transform. To transform the outcomes of our clients. That’s why we exist in this thing called a job.

So today be thinking, “How can I help every customer succeed, how can I bring wisdom, how can I let them know that I am a stand for their future and that I will bring value in every conversation that I have?” When you approach it that way, they can’t help but know that you are behind them, and they’re never going to go anyplace else.

I’m Working on It

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Do you ever tell your team members, or even your boss, “I’m working on something”? Here’s the problem with saying “I’m working on something”. Nobody knows whether that means you’re thinking about doing something, you’re five minutes into a 40-hour project, or it’s complete.

“Working on” is a part of your vocabulary that needs to go and it needs to be replaced with telling people exactly where you’re at.

“Listen, I’ve got the beginning of a plan laid out and structured, and it has been approved by my manager. I’m about to begin the first chapter of the four chapters, and I’ll be complete with that by the end of the week.” These are very powerful ways of saying the same thing, but actually mean something. So, think about having outcome-based communication. In other words, say your words so the people who are listening to you know exactly what you mean. It’s especially important when you’re talking about what you’re accomplishing.

Did You Make Your Boss a Micromanager?

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Micromanagers are oftentimes made as opposed to just their way of being. The reason that we make a manager a micromanager is because we don’t inform them where we are on our projects. We don’t get the conditions of satisfaction that we need before we take on a project.

We don’t let them know where we’re at with each client that we’re talking to – what the result is, what kind of outcomes we’re having, the stalls that we’re having, and the challenges that we’re having.

Without information, managers, who are responsible to their managers, of course, need to have questions answered. So sometimes micromanagers are made.

Start today to inform your manager and to create great visibility of where you are with every project that you’re working on so they never have to ask another question. You’ll be happier, they’ll be happier, and all the right work will be done.

Master What Matters

Monday, July 20th, 2020

What’s the true purpose of your job? If you really understand not the busy activities but instead, the profound purpose of your job, then you can align to what matters most.

What are the top 10% activities that must be done in an extraordinary way to create 50-80% of the results that you create? Because when you figure that out and align to it, you become a master of your job.

Too many people do not question the activities of their jobs to make sure that they’re in the highest and best use of their time and that it aligns with the purpose of the job. Have a conversation with your team lead. Ask the lead what the purpose really is of the job and suggest what you think are the most important things. Get alignment and then achieve mastery by going after it with every cell in your body.