3 Ways To Make This Quarter Stronger

3 Ways To Make This Quarter Stronger

1) Turn Off Distractions So You Can Be More Focused? a) Set your phone to Do Not Disturb Mode (you can allow favorites, so your family and even key clients or co-workers can still contact you) b) Use a plug in to make seeing your news feed inside Facebook impossible, while you get your work done on your business pages and in Facebook groups. (See our recent blog here for details.) 2) Get Clear On What Actions Are Creating Results a) Look at your metrics. What went well for last quarter and also the year? What did you improve? What did you learn? How does progress line up with your key targets for the year and the quarter? b) Whatever your key or only project focus was for the month and quarter, how did that go? How is it going? What went well this past month or months. And what can be improved? c) If you don?t have a definitive 1 thing you are focused on for the quarter or the month, what would it take to be more focused on making defined progress on 1 key business improvement? What steps can you take from today through the end of the quarter to bring about change? Remember to be honest with yourself about what you can really achieve. And also remember that you need to measure success. So how are you measuring improvement? How will you know if you succeeded? 3) Create A Plan To Achieve Your Targets For The Year And This Quarter a) What are 1-2 sub goals you can achieve each month? If you already have...
Shiny Object Syndrome + Facebook = Time Wasted, Until I Implemented This Free Tool

Shiny Object Syndrome + Facebook = Time Wasted, Until I Implemented This Free Tool

If you are like me, you go to jump onto Facebook to use the email feature, or to schedule a post, or interact with those on your page.. and then you get distracted. That little red circle with a number on it telling you what you are missing keeps calling. And you jump on ?for just a minute? and 15 minutes later?.. Or, you want to use Facebook as a Sales Tool, because you? keep some great pictures in albums there, but you are afraid that if you bring up your Facebook on your page, that you will have that 1 friend from High School posting something massively inappropriate.. and you might loose a sale? Well, there?s a way to block your Newsfeed when you need to. I used this one tool to do work on my Facebook Business pages, while never logging onto and being distracted by my Facebook Newsfeed even once in the past 3 days.? I?m not even kidding. :)? Yes it?s possible, even for a Facebook addict. There are Facebook Newsfeed blockers you can use that simply block your personal Facebook Newsfeed while enabling you to continue to work and view your Business Pages, and also your Groups. (As many of us use the Groups for business as well.) If you have Chrome here?s a popular plug in: Newsfeed Eradicator: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/news-feed-eradicator-for/fjcldmjmjhkklehbacihaiopjklihlgg If you have Safari, use: Newsfeed Blocker For Facebook (in the Ap Store) Both are free. Simple install on your computer, and then turn off or on with a click of a mouse. I found that after about a month of using this tool...
Before Setting Goals – Do These 2 Things

Before Setting Goals – Do These 2 Things

I made a video to share with you?2 of the things I do before setting goals that makes a big impact on my success for the year. ?Try them out, and see how they work for you. Let me know?in the comments if you have other questions about the goal setting process, or if you have found these tips helpful.    ...
3 Ways To Increase Employee Morale and Maintain Employee Rewards Even With Budget Cuts:

3 Ways To Increase Employee Morale and Maintain Employee Rewards Even With Budget Cuts:

Whenever morale decreases or there is room in the budget for things besides the basics, the idea of employee rewards are something management begins to think about. As a former Human Capital consultant, my feeling is that employee morale is never something that should be put on the back burner, because our people are our business. Literally. And while I do understand the constraints of business, there are often things management can do for employee morale that cost very little. Some of these suggestions will only apply to union or non-union employees, but use them or adjust accordingly. 1) Rewarding Performance With a Pre-Paid Cards: This works for both union and non union employees. However, normally unions will only allow incentives to be used as a reward for contribution of ideas in the employee suggestion box. When creating this type of reward, make sure to ask those in your target group, what types of rewards work for them. For example, when I was working as a management consultant at Deloitte, our firm often gave us Starbucks gift certificates. We were very happy with these. Around the same time, I was working with customer service representatives at a client. They said Starbucks cards did not interest them but places like Circle K did because that?s where they bought their gas, and gas cards for their favorite gas stations was much more important than coffee. Therefore, when choosing a reward, make sure the reward is something your target audience will value and be excited about receiving. 2) Rewarding Group Performance with In-House Lunch: With union employees it is often difficult to...
Female and Male Energy:

Female and Male Energy:

There is a lot of talk these days about ?Male? energy. And unfortunately a lot of that talk makes it sound like to have male energy is ?wrong.? And that the only logical energy to possess is ?Female? energy. The logic is a little off. The reason for wars, the greed of SOME corporations, and oppression of women is that there was/is an imbalance in the world right now. Where there is and has been for thousands of years too much male energy, and not enough female energy. This doesn?t make ?male? energy wrong. It just is pointing out to us, that there is a current imbalance in the world. The is a lot of Yang/Male Energy being exonerated and yet Ying/Female Energy has been suppressed and not honored or encouraged. And so I suppose it is only natural that some people in an attempt to tip the scales to be more balanced, have completely gone off the deep end. And are blaming Yang, Male energy for all the ills of the earth. It is a lack of balance, and a lack of Ying, Female energy being allowed to CO-EXIST that is the reason for these issues. In my opinion, there is nothing “wrong” with Male Energy. Just like there is nothing “wrong” with Female Energy. The world needs both. And men – actually do need more Male Energy than Female Energy. And women – we need mostly Female Energy, but mixed with a little Male Energy. (Hence the dot in the middle of each side of the Ying/Yang symbol filled with the opposite side of the spectrum.) Women...