Kim Peterson, CEO CommonSenseHealth.org
As the line between work and home life becomes more and more blurred, it’s important to focus on what we can control, while putting our best efforts forward on all fronts.
One of my favorite quotes is by the late, great Stephen Covey - “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
So while we are pulled daily in a multitude of directions, focusing on the big picture and taking actions where you will get the most bang for your buck is the name of the game.
Here are seven tips which will help you do just that.
Use technology, don’t allow it to own you. - Maximize the power we have in order to find answers, process information, share value and connect with others; but not while you are at dinner with a loved one or while walking down the street and directly into someone else’s path...so annoying!
Build and nurture your network. - No one achieves success in a vacuum. Take a look at how you network and how often you are following up. Are you attending industry trade shows? Educational conferences? Working your LinkedIn profile? Whatever your preferred method of communication, make a commitment to follow through and reach out often. You never know when someone has a connection you should meet, book you should read or new practice you should try. Stay engaged in order to stay relevant.
Embrace the fact that life happens. - Not every project or undertaking is going to wind up a success...no matter how awesome YOU thought it would be. Rather than allowing it to slow you down, learn the lesson and move forward as quickly as possible.
There are multiple ways to achieve success and success is what YOU say it is. - A few of my very favorite places on the planet are Beaver Creek and Vail, Colorado. As a skier, nature lover and appreciator (is that really a word?) of all things beautiful, these mountain towns offer a magical experience year-round. On a recent trip, we stopped by a real estate office in Beaver Creek, just to take a peek at where the market was. If you haven’t researched this lately, let’s just say...it’s pretty dang pricey to actually OWN a piece of the magic.
It's not a goal of mine to be a property owner there. I am happy popping in and out, staying where I want to stay, when I want to go. For others, owning a place would be the pinnacle of success. It’s all relative. Money is not the only measure of success in my book, however, making a positive impact is a biggie. Money will generally follow valuable contribution...but not always (but that’s a topic for another article).
So decide what motivates you, what you are working towards and perhaps what you are working against, in order to determine what success really means to you; and the strategies you will employ in order to achieve it.
Don’t waste time! - Tackle the yuckiest thing on your list each day. Or as Brian Tracy so eloquently puts it “eat that frog.” Give yourself a pat on the back or a treat after getting it out of the way...but get it done!
Make this a daily practice, you will gain momentum, confidence and results...just DO IT!
Get and stay active, honor the temple. - I don’t care if you’ve ever thought of yourself as an athlete or not, there is something out there that if you give it the time and follow through will grow on you; and when it does, you will become an addict! Eat more real food and less junk. It’s really not that complex. Eat to fuel, not to mindlessly fill.
You will become addicted to having more energy and feeling more confident in, and out of your clothes ;)
Stop wasting days saying that you “really should” but you are...too tired, too old, too busy etc. excuses are sooooo boring!
So ditch the excuses, get up and get moving!
Learn something new. Stay on top of ever-evolving trends. - This is not to say that you need to chase every shiny object placed in front of you. But if you don’t understand how digital marketing works, for example, you’d better find someone who does and can teach you, or farm it out, but just because you aren’t aware of the benefits or how it works...that does not mean your competition feels the same way.
We see people winning big alongside those getting wiped out because they are too afraid to take the leap. Don’t be one of those guys.
Always have your finger on the pulse of new technologies, new ways of doing things...combined with experience and common sense...you can really make great things happen.
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