Procrastination and wasting time are common ailments. Even if you lose only a few hours a week to them, it can be annoying. Why? Because you may realize that you didn’t really ENJOY the wasted time. If you had actually planned to take that time off, you might have done something much more enjoyable and relaxing. And if you had been more intentional, you might be seeing profound improvements in your business.
If you are ready to rev up your motivation, here is the place to start:
Would you agree that your success, in business and in life, is determined by your ability to successfully ask for, and get, what you want? It may have begun when you first asked for a cookie. Today, you may be asking for a $50,000 contract or a higher discount on supplies. The principles are the same.
Yet I find people often miss the mark. Clients tell me that they fear negotiations will result in anger, so they never even ask for what they want. Or their negotiations bring about a stalemate. In every instance, we find that four specific keys are missing.
Say that word out loud. Roll it around in your mouth. How does it feel? Does it excite you? Or do you feel the “OW” in the middle?
Successful people know how to express personal power on a fairly consistent basis. Yet for most of us, we fear power because we are at the mercy of someone else’s power. This isn’t surprising: As children, we learned to submit to other people’s rules. We were told to eat food that we didn’t like, to follow a schedule not our own, and to override our individual sense of inner knowing and self-determination. As children, our compliance was a matter of survival. We may even have forgotten how to hold on to personal power because giving it away was so automatic.
The generation that “Can’t Get No Satisfaction” is creating a new age of “wise elders”. For the first time in history there is a significant aging population. Yet far from being the sickly, retirement bound grandparents of the past, this generation is healthy, active and changing the world AGAIN.
Now to avoid insulting the over 50 boomers, let’s drop the word “elder”. While that name has applied to people within Indian, Egyptian, Hebrew and others throughout the world, it is not popular for the vital boomer of today.
Having a great manager can boost productivity. But last week, I heard about a company in chaos due to a manager who wanted to be NICE.
Here’s the scoop: A local company was acquired by a national company. The office staff grew, and the manager who used to have only a small staff now manages an office of more than 20 people. And after six months of this new management, things are in chaos.