Monday, October 26, 2015

The Sweet Spot

The sweet spot is described in many ways.
The sweet spot is where every single one of us, no matter who we are or what we do, play and work at our best.
The sweet spot is the combination of work and play - it feels good to do it - you can do this all day long everyday and still feel refreshed and energized.

Here the Sweet Spot helps us differentiate from our competitors.  In the currently trending personal branding space, this is what sets us apart from everyone else.
And in this last image, it truly is where the heart is - your passion, your focus and your ability to give to others from this space makes you who you are and provides you with your purpose.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tomorrow is Loading

Most of us are really good at making a list for tomorrow, or saying we will start that tomorrow - whether it is work related, health related or anything-else-related, tomorrow always seems like a good time to start.

Well, leaders of the universe.....we start now.
We start now to commit to ourselves that we will do what it takes to share our experiences, build great teams through inspired communication, connect with like-minded individuals who want to change the world, while being grateful that we have hearts, minds and hands that can be put to the task - whichever one we decide to tackle first - and now, not tomorrow.


What is that one thing you have been meaning to do?  Go.  Go NOW.  GO do it.

Tomorrow is always loading....and it never really gets here does it.  What would you do if you did not have a tomorrow?

(I am currently reading Becoming Steve Jobs, this book inspired my thoughts...and now inspires my actions)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

80 Days Left

If you were to leave today, you could get around the world in 80 days, just like Passepartu in the movie of the same name.

If you left today, you would be back on January 1st, 2016.
The New Year.

So get ready to pack your bags.  If you were actually going to leave today, what would be the 3 things you needed to get done so that...
...your business could operate with you mostly disconnected from it?  (Or could it?)
...your team could handle the day to day, making decisions you would be confident that would reflect the brand, protect the brand and the client and move the organization forward?
...your life could continue in a new way upon your return?

With my coaching clients in the last 20 days, we have completed work on what we called the "100 day sprint"  ...what do we each have to get done/completed/wrapped up by the end of this year to start the New Year fresh.  This took some soul-searching because in this 100 days (and now 80 days), there are weekends that are tied up with 'stuff'; holidays; days off; committed days and more.  Time gets quite limited so you need to become realistic fast about what goals you must accomplish.

We spent a few hours focusing on 'the 100 day sprint' list & then pared it down to what was realistic.  As we evaluated some of the lists, it became evident that some of the items on the list were really steps to a more major item and we could group them together.

Example:  I am focused on getting my book published by the end of the year - my list included publishing the book, completing the images, completing the final draft etc.
 - publishing is the goal
- the image creation is a step
- the drafts are a step

By grouping together, and looking at each goal on the list, we were all able to develop and set an appointment (with ourselves if needed) to complete the next 1 step.  Our commitment was to plan the next step (step 2 or 3 and so on) after completing the first one.

So far, its working.  From client feedback it's working. (We report in to each other & hold each other accountable).  You try it....see if it works.  Let me know...and reach out if you want to talk it through.