Oh thank goodness…I went to #CoffeeChat with Jodi last Thursday and saw a friend who was reading the Financial Times newspaper. As I was leaving (she had to get to her hike – yup, she’s training for the Rim to Rim, Grand Canyon hike in September, and you’re invited!) John said, “Did you see this article on Productivity by Ian Saunders?”
I’ve reached out via email, written letters and comments to Mr. Saunders, one day we’ll connect, I have faith. Up to now, I suppose my book is still an unknown to him; why do I think that? Because of the recent highlight he did on productivity books, personalities and methods. I love adding to this discussion.
Way back in August of 2000, I took up a new career as the 4th employee of the newly formed David Allen Company. With the book Getting Things Done due out the next January, I got ready for a life of trains, planes and automobiles as I left the public high school classroom and became a "traveling guy."
Over the next 5 years, more than 400 days of GTD seminars and countless hotel rooms later, I opted for another change. In doing so, I started learning about the Road Warrior life. Here's a video. The Womack Companies, now in our 6th year (www.WomackCompany.com and www.NoMoreNylons.com) are pushing on both Jodi and I to move around the planet even more. Between the two of us, 2012 was big: England Switzerland Cuba Belgium Italy Qatar and all over these United States of America. So, in all that travel, here's what I've learned: I've got to be smart while I'm out there. Hey, what tip would you add to the video?
If you're going to engage at the highest level you can, the way you achieve balance (in work, in life) will depend on how "influence-able" you are. And, I believe it comes down to three things you can do to CREAT and MAINTAIN momentum. They are:
Are you using these three? Would you like to read more about them? If so...here’s the article link.
Are you 100% responsibile for motivating yourself... or do you look to others for guidence, counsel and encouragement?
Many leadership experts talk frequently about how to motivate other
people and when you think about it that way it becomes apparent that
leaders are concerned with motivation. However, the purpose of this post
is to get you thinking...to get you thinking about how you are leading
Finding your own inspiration or motivation is definitely a way to make your best even better!
There are three activities that will help you influence yourself; mimicry, activity, and consistency.
These three activities will take you forward. Keep reading because I’m
going to tell you how they will take you forward and make your best
better by influencing yourself.
Mimicry is an extremely valuable tool. Find a person
or people who do what you want to do and that do it well. Study and
observe what they do that you are not doing that makes them great.
Choose a few of their techniques and incorporate them in to what you do.
When it's time to build your Dream Team, consider the people you're closest to who WANT you to experience even more success.