It's time to deal with a little pet peeve of mine. It's called procrastination. No, procrastination is not harmful when you're taking time off. It is, however, harmful just about every other facet of life. That's the type of procrastination that was a habit for me, and it's the sort of procrastination that's evolved in to one of those things that make me slightly crazy.
It doesn't really matter what you meant to do. In fact, it never will. More importantly, the people who are affected by your actions only care about how they were affected. It's time to settle that concept.
You need to know who you tend to deal with the problems that arise in your life and business. But more importantly, you need to know how that's going to damage you over the long run and what you can do about it now.
Over the course of the past 8 or so months, I was essentially lying to myself and everyone around me about being grateful. I think it had to do with wanting to create a certain appearance that I was happy when I was actually stressed out. So, I would make it a point to openly say I was grateful for things. You'll never guess what happened as a result.
You know, if you've been an entrepreneur for any length of time, that goal setting is critical to your success. If you don't know what target you're trying to hit, then you'll likely hit the wrong one. This shouldn't be news to you. Even if it is, read on. The problem is that most people don't understand the difference between a goal and a dream. Today I'm going to shed some light on the topic.
Have you ever considered that business is like a sport? There is competition abound, and we tend to keep some kind of score to measure our success. We have fans, and the occasional hooligan, and in the end we're all looking for a win. It's no surprise, then, that many entrepreneurs have coaches to help them along. In fact, in our Learn from the Leaders articles, we tend to reference them often. Today let's take a look at the many reasons coaches are the secret to winning anything.
At the end of your day, it's likely you feel one of two things. Either you wish that you had more hours to get done what you wanted to do, or you wish you had a little quiet time to yourself. A common problem amongst people is that they feel they don't have enough time to accomplish the things they want, be it a little reading or a whole additional project. Today, as our weekly recommendation, we've got your solution: The 5AM Club.
So, this week my mind has been filled with Lego. There is a community event I've been participating that carries a Lego theme, my son wants a Lego party for his birthday tomorrow, and I've got about a million and a half Lego related articles with my name tagged on them via my Facebook connections. As a result, nearly everything I've tried to think of for today's article has expectedly shifted towards Legos. Then it hit me, we can learn from Legos, especially the Lego movie. Here are 5 leadership lessons from Emmett and the gang.
Raise your hand if you have bad habits. Oh, come on now! Be honest! That's looking better. How about you there in the blue shirt? You have no bad habits? I thought you did. We all have them. That's because we are the inherently flawed creatures known as human beings. In that light, we're going to go over some steps to help get rid of the ones that are getting in the way of your success.
In case you've been living under a rock for about a decade, I should let you know that I'm a huge self-improvement junkie. I think that none of us is strong enough, fast enough, smart enough, talented enough, or skilled enough to ever stop getting better. There will always be room for improvement until the day we die. With that in mind, understand that I will often recommend something that will fit in to the self-improvement category. Today is one of those days.