Why You Shouldn’t Accept Lateness in Your Business

Don_t Accept lateness

I recently attended a business training for 45 people.

I arrived 15 minutes early to the classroom and to my surprise… no one was there. My calendar confirmed that I was at the right location, but not a one of the other attendees or an instructor was present.

It wasn’t until about 2 minutes to the start of the class that someone showed up to start turning on the lights.

When did late become the new normal?

Instead of a Meeting, Have a Conversation

Instead of a meeting have a conversation

Something urgent has come up!

Oh, there is a problem to be addressed.

Perhaps, there is a decision to be made.

Quick, schedule a meeting!!!

Is this the standard reaction at your organization?

When an issue needs attention, do you reach out to the appropriate individual to address it? Or do you immediately knee-jerk and schedule a group meeting?

Only You Can Quit on Your Dreams

Never Give Up on You

You have a BIG goal.

A dream that you have always wanted to pursue.

Just when you are about to do something about it, someone tells you that it’s imposssible. That it can’t be done. Or maybe that it’s a bad idea.

Suddenly, the wind is out of your sails. The air is let out of your tires. Your motivation fades and you quit on your big idea.

Yet, in this situation, you are the one quitting on yourself.

Sometimes Haste Doesn’t Make Waste

Haste Not Waste

I wrote 7 time management articles yesterday.

It was fast. It was furious. It wasn’t pretty.

The results were good. (And I plan on making them great before publishing.) Yet, the speedy effort blasted through a block of content creation that I was avoiding.

Sometimes haste makes progress, not waste.

How Many Meetings are on Your Calendar this Week?

Too Many Meetings

You are ready to start your week.

You are motivated to pursue your goals.

You are rested and wake up early to get a head start.

Then, you look at your calendar and realize that most of your week is already overrun by appointments. The work week hasn’t even begun, and the majority of your time is already taken.

You ask, “Who scheduled all of these meetings?

Why You Shouldn’t Have Too Many Time Management Tools

Too Many Tools

You are about to write down an important note.

Yet, you hesitate… should you write it in your Moleskine? Type it in Evernote? Or just capture it to the Post-It pad on your desk?

The multiple options at your disposal aren’t just giving you pause now, they will create more work for you later when you try to find the note you took.

Trying to utilize too many productivity tools results in extra effort, lost information, and additional work in the future.

Start Your Day at the Top and It’s All Downhill From There

Downhill All Day

How do you start your day?

Facebook? News? Or even email?

You’re probably checking these before your feet even hit the floor in the morning. When you finally get going, you struggle to get your day started and your work on track.

How much better off would you be if you started with the most important thing you needed to accomplish today?