How To Recover Quickly When Your Productivity Is Destroyed

5 Actions You Can Take To Get Your Day Back On Track

Sometimes even the most productive people have days where they find it difficult to get into their groove and get things done.

Have you ever had a day, which you started off with the intention to get a lot done, only to find yourself distracted or sidetracked by other things?

The good news is that it happens to all of us. While having an intention to get certain things done on a given day is better than not having any intention, there will be times when unexpected things occur.

If we are not prepared to deal with such instances, we will:

  • Lose valuable time.
  • Slow down our progress.
  • Experience reduced levels of motivation.
  • Delay how quickly we get things done.

How to recover quickly from unproductive days

How To Consistently Get Your Most Important Things Done

5 Steps You Can Apply To Finish Tasks All The Time

One thing that separates high achievers from ordinary achievers is their ability to get things completed more consistently.

Rather than having multiple partly completed tasks, high achievers are able to focus on a few critical things and do them really well until they’re completed.

In this video, Marie Forleo shares five things we can do to become more consistent, which in turn, will help us get our most important tasks done all the time.

 

 

Action Step: Choose one thing that you will apply this week and focus on that for the next week. Over the next few weeks, continue adding a new thing until you have applied all the ideas suggested in the video.

Question: What is another thing we can do to become more consistent with getting things done?

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5 Things Influential Leaders Do Better Than Poor Leaders

How To Increase Your Leadership Influence By Doing A Few Simple Things

Being considered a leader can be a wonderful privilege, but it also comes with a certain level of responsibility.

We admire great leaders, whether that’s in business, in sports, in our communities or in our personal lives. They tend to possess certain qualities that average or poor leaders do not have.

Those qualities create a magnetic appeal and results in others readily following their lead and being influenced by them to achieve positive outcomes.

So what are those things powerful leaders have that make them more influential, appealing and persuasive?

Things influential leaders have in common

How To Learn Anything New Surprisingly Quickly

Why Spending Lots Of Time Is Not Necessary To Learn A New Skill

As we are still in the early stages of a new year, learning a new skill may be something we’d like to do this year.

One reason why people tend to stop themselves from learning something new is they believe it will require a lot of time to acquire a new skill.

In this video, Josh Kaufman challenges the popular belief that it requires 10,000 hours to become an expert or learn something new. He also reveals what the major barrier is to acquiring a new skill.

 

 

Action Step: Develop a new learning plan for the year. Identify one or two new things you would like to learn then schedule the necessary time as revealed in the video to make it happen.

Question: What is something new you would like to learn this year?

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10 Ways You Can Stay Calm Under Pressure Like Great Leaders Do

Simple Ideas That Will Make Stressful Situations Easier to Cope With

We’re all in a leadership role in some way, which usually starts with leading ourselves first.

Throughout life, we’ll have many situations where we’ll be tested, whether that’s mentally, emotionally, physically or relationally. How we deal with those situations determines the type of leader we become, which also affects whether we accomplish what we want to or not.

The better we become at managing challenging situations, the more we’ll grow as a leader. Anyone can learn to deal with stressful situations if they want to. As the great Zig Ziglar said, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

Ways to stay calm under pressure like great leaders do

How To Become A Great Leader

Watch Anthony Robbins Share What It Takes to Become a Great Leader

What does it take to become a great leader? Does anyone have the ability to become a leader worth following?

Great leaders have the ability to inspire and motivate people to accomplish their goals and ambitions in life.

In this video, in response to a question asked during one of his seminars, Anthony Robbins shares his number one belief about what it takes to be a great leader.

 

 

Action Step: Evaluate how you lead yourself and your team. What is one thing you can start doing differently right now to improve your leadership abilities?

Question: What will it take for you to go to the next level as a leader?

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5 Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Have A Big Breakthrough This Year

Valuable Things To Know If You Want To Achieve Your Most Important Goals This Year

The start of a New Year is the time when people usually set their resolutions or goals for the year.

It can be a very exciting time as we let our imagination run wild and identify what we’d like to do, acquire or experience during the year. The challenge for most people is that the initial excitement is short-lived.

We allow life and our day-to-day obligations to take priority over what matters most to us. There are some significant costs when we stop focusing on what’s important to us and they include:

  • Not feeling or operating at our best consistently.
  • Not making progress towards the things we want.
  • Having low levels of motivation.
  • Not being willing to challenge ourselves to do new things.
  • Having challenges in different areas of our lives.

The sad reality is most people keep doing the same things over and over, or making the same mistakes, which prevents them from having significant breakthroughs in their lives.

How to have your next big breakthrough

How Powerful Leaders Can Make Others Feel Safe

Watch this TED talk as Simon Sinek Explains Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

One of the most important job of leaders is to create environments where people feel safe to make mistakes and to bring forth new ideas.

When people feel safe, that’s when creativity or innovation rises, which ultimately has a positive effect on an organisation and its team members.

In this TED talk, Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why, explains why it’s vital to make people feel safe if you want to be a leader worth following.

Action Step: If you lead a team, invite your team members to watch this video and discuss how you can make your team environment safer.

Question: As a leader, what can you do to make your team members feel safe?

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5 Important Things You Need To Know When Setting New Goals This Year

What You Can Do To Set Yourself Up For A Better New Year

It’s that time of the year again when we start thinking about the New Year and what we want to do, achieve or experience.

The start of a New Year is a great time to clarify our priorities, eliminate what’s not essential, and refocus on what truly matters to us. Kicking off a year on a good note can often set us up for a great year.

There are a number of things I do at the start of each year, which includes:

It’s common for me not to achieve all my goals each year, but without goals, I wouldn’t feel a sense of progress or accomplishment. There are things I have learned that have made a huge difference in how many of my goals I actually achieve.

Goal setting ideas for the new year