Want MORE and BETTER?
We can do that: MORE and BETTER. But first, I challenge you, ask yourself WHY. Then ask WHY you want that WHY.
Your first WHY answer might be something like, “…So that I can manage my time better and be more effective at work.” The “why behind the why” is more like, “I am losing credibility with my colleagues because I am generally running late and don’t always have what I need for meetings. I think I am going to get passed over for that promotion, and in fact, I am not sure how much longer it may be that I’m employed here. That scares me because my family counts on me for this income, and I’ll feel like a failure unless I can prove that I can excel here.”
Do you see how different the first “why” is from the second “why?” The second “why” taps into our feelings. Human beings are more motivated by fear of failure than by the promise of self-improvement. True story. One of my clients actually had to go bankrupt before she was ready to do More and Better. At that point, she ceased caring what the “world thought of her”- and went full speed ahead to Being More, Being Better, Being Brilliant.
If you have been meaning to attend one of my events and have not made the time to do so, there’s an opportunity around the corner, and you don’t even have to leave the office. On October 5th at 1 pm Eastern, I’m doing a webinar (see sign up info in the margin). Here’s a video (9 minutes long) to explain it a big. Fast forward to minute 2 for the “meat” of the program, so you may determine if it’s a good fit for you (if your WHY is strong enough, I mean)!
Here’s a tip to get you started before Oct 5th: For meetings, follow the EpS rule:
E = Eliminate the meeting when it’s not needed;
P = Prepare. Everyone needs the agenda at least 24 hours in advance. Set expectations.
S = Stick to the Agenda. 1.) HAVE an agenda; 2.) Use Robert’s Rules to run the meeting; 3.) Begin and end right on time.
Do more, do better, and do it for the reasons that are heartfelt and meaningful to you. Tell me, what ONE thing will you do differently this week now? Go ahead, just shoot me a quick email about it: Carol@eps-time.com. I’d love to hear how this positions your week.