How would you rank yourself today on “Being a MAN"? I dare you to add 12 months to your life RIGHT now, and ask yourself,
June is the month men will celebrate fatherhood, being a husband, perhaps even watching a child graduate.
It is a month that generally marks the beginning of summer, more time during the day to make a difference in someone’s life.
And, in June, I’m working with a few good men who want to Be Better.
6 lessons. 4 weeks. One conference (via video class).
And, a simple promise:
How important is this? Just look at the statistics here...
You’ve been assigned a new project at work, or perhaps you volunteer for a local not-for-profit organization. Either way, you have some important phone calls to make, or you have a meeting coming up, or - maybe - they’ve asked you to lead a workshop next month. As you sit down to think through the “presentation” you’ll make (on the phone, face to face, or from the stage) you find yourself thinking, “Am I ready for this?"
This month at Get Momentum we’ve published the information and activities you need to be a better, more effective presenter.
Do you talk to clients on the phone?
Do you manage meetings with small groups of people?
Do you ever “take the stage” and present in front of large groups?
If you have something to share, and an audience to share it with, you need to improve your presentation skills.
In fact, research from Harvard Business School shows that leaders who develop certain mindset-based techniques as they prepare for discussions, meetings or presentations are more likely to be viewed as having “expertise, competence, and commitment” and “someone others want to follow."
It may be vital to your personal and professional success to be able to present your ideas proactively.
People make snap decisions about your quality based on how confident you present yourself.
I have a short quiz that will help you focus on improving your presentations.
Whether you’re talking to a someone important on the phone, leading a team meeting, or standing on stage, getting better will have a big impact on your career…and your life.
I mean, do ever take a few moments to look at what’s been created out there and wonder? Do you ever think, “There’s something more for me to be making…”?
The reason I ask is threefold:
First, I found out last week that a dear friend of mine in Italy lost his father in a terrible work accident. I just can’t imagine. One day his dad is there, the next day…Gone. My thoughts, and prayers go out to him and his family.
Second, I read a quote attributed to Michelangelo recently, “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.” Is it time for you to reset what you’re aiming for, and hit a few of those goals?
Third, I’m listening to a book by Stephen King, and there’s a line in there that I’ve had to re-play about a dozen times:
“Stopping a piece of work just because it’s hard is a bad idea. Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it…"
I’m in NYC this week, racing a triathlon next week, and traveling to Europe and the south of the United States in May. All along, I’m continuing to share this message of #Momentum.
“Momentum: the impetus gained by a moving object"
Someone asked me yesterday if I’m an artist.
I thought about it for just a moment and replied, “My art is in words and action...”
I hope you’ll read, hear and say some words today.
And most of all, I hope you’ll take some action.
#CoffeeChat in New York City on Sunday this weekend. Click here to see what that means!
Good morning, and happy spring to my New York City friends and colleagues.
On Sunday, 26 April 2015 we will gather together for a #CoffeeChat, conversation and general good-will.
How far out can you see in to your future? Every month that ticks by marks the passage of time, the one “non-renewable” resource that every entrepreneur wishes they had more of. Maybe it’s time to use your time better, and choose wisely with whom to spend it.
Are you “on purpose” with your focus on success.
A mentor of mine once told me, “The life you have, the friends you can count on, the books you read, and even the restaurants you eat in, will come down to the five people you spend time with this weekend. Choose them wisely, because their recommendations and ideas influence you more than you can imagine.”
There are THREE things to consider as you move in to the future you want to see:
More than “what you do,” people will walk away talking about “who you are.” The next time you work on how you introduce yourself, consider writing it from their perspective. Write out a few lines (no more than a paragraph) that you’d want someone to remember after their first conversation with you. Practice it five to 10 times, and then edit it for the next five to 10 people you meet.
...for the next two tips, click here.
Can you reflect back on how you felt at the end of last year?
Did you create a list of “Goals and Objectives” for 2015?
I have a question I hope you’ll ask.
And, if you click reply and answer this question honestly, I’ll invite you to a private online seminar.
Here are the numbers: 8,640 blocks of 15 minutes have already been “spent” this year. That’s it. They’re gone. That time can never be recovered.It doesn’t matter how you managed it…it’s gone.
Ready for this? 25% of 2015 is behind you; you have 9 months until you'll celebrate “the new, new year.”
Between now and December 31st, what will you see?
Remember how you felt at the end of last year? Remember when you created your “Goals and Objectives” for 2015?
Some people pick a word to focus on for the entire year. Did you?
‘Growth’, ‘discipline’, ‘trust’, ‘confidence’, ‘no’.
Others pick a phrase, a mantra, a statement. Did you?
Still others create lists of "THIS year I’m gonna…” statements. Did you?
‘This year, I’m gonna get promoted to manager” or ‘This year, I’m gonna get in shape”.
Look, I’ve tried those techniques, and they all work…
…when I work them.
WHEN I write that word every day and focus on it, it works. WHEN I keep a note card with my mantra on it where I can see it, it works. WHEN I reflect (weekly!) on the professional and personal goals I’ve set, it works
That’s right, 8,640 blocks of 15 minutes have gone by this year.
I want you think right now about how many of those blocks of 15 minutes you’ve dedicated to becoming:
As your coach, it’s easy for me to be better today than I was yesterday. (By the way, that’s who you want coaching you, right? Someone who’s already better at this than you are. In this case, that’s me.)
Getting better is what you measure every 90 days.
Since today is the 90th day of 2015, I encourage you to take stock of how things are going AND to sit down to do some big thinking about the next block of 90 days.
Where will you be at the end of the next 90 days?
I have one question for you. If you click reply and answer the question, I will invite you to a private online seminar. It will be 25-minutes long. It will ONLY be for people who answer the question I’ll write below. This one question could change your life.
Actually, I personally guarantee that answering this question AND attending the online seminar will change your life.
Here’s the question, I dare you to answer it:
“90 days from today - that will be 29 June 2015 - where do you want to be better?"
Visit our “contact page," answer with a paragraph or more, and you’ll get access to that private, online seminar as soon as it's announced.
PS: Here is that question:
“8,640 blocks of 15 minutes from today - 29 June 2015 - where do you want to be better?
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