You Will Not Have Commitment Without Connection and You Will Not Have Connection Without Communication.

Don’t assume your team knows what you are thinking or what your expectations are of them.  Give them a target to shoot at.  Give them some direction.  This goes for your team, your family, your friends.

Do This Exercise to Build Your Strength Profile for a SWOT Analysis

A SWOT Analysis is an Excellent Tool To Grow as a Individual or a Business

Last week we reviewed what a SWOT Analysis is.  This week we start to build a SWOT Analysis for you or your business.  This is a very good exercise to perform 2 – 3 times a year and revisit the results each time.

Know your Strengths

Strengths are what drive us in hard times.  Strengths are what brings us joy in our hobbies, family, and business.  It’s important for us as individuals or businesses to understand our strengths.  These are traits that make us strong, smarter, and wiser in our life and in our businesses.

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When you plant a seed of assumption in the soil of ignorance you harvest a field of confusion.  Don’t make assumptions, use knowledge to make your decisions in order to be productive.

8 Reasons Why You Should Wear A Fitness Tracker Like a FitBit, Apple Watch, Polar, or Garmin

Part 3 of 6 Ways To Exercise More Each Week

One of the latest fads are exercise trackers.  Apple Watch, FitBit, Polar, etc.  People are buying these like crazy.  I see people at the mall wearing them, people at work wearing them, and even my kids are wearing them.  Why are they so popular?  Simple… They WORK!  Wearing a fitness trackers is

Couple looking at Fitness Tracker

Two years ago I was 50lbs over weight.  I was lazy, I exercised but not how I should have.  I went through the motions, did my 30 – 60 minutes in the gym and left.  15 months ago I got an apple watch and focused on the health monitoring of the watch.  It was pretty cool.  The apple watch monitors three areas (Active Calories Burned, Exercise time, and Standing).  It fills in a circle as you complete the goal.  I thought it was fun and focused on getting these every day. Within 3 months I had lost over 30lbs and I have kept it off for over a year now.  I contribute most of the weight loss to the method Apple uses.

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What is a SWOT Analysis? 3 Reasons Why You Should Complete One. A Downloadable Template Provided!

How to use a SWOT Analysis to improve you or your business

A SWOT Analysis is one of the simplest tools to help take business and lives to the next level.  A SWOT analysis is a simple tool that should be completed once or twice a year. A SWOT analysis will get you thinking about what areas you are good at and how you need to improve.  A SWOT is a  simple tool to highlight to you the areas you should be focusing on for opportunities and threats.  A SWOT analysis can be done as a team or even with a group of advisors.  If your looking to improve you can fill one out for yourself.  You could also have other people fill one out for you.  This will help you understand how others perceive you.  A SWOT can be for individuals or a company / Team as a whole.  People or businesses can have many SWOT’s.

SWOT Analysis Chart

Here are the simple steps to fill out your SWOT.  Once you are done you can build goals or plan around any action items that are the result of doing a SWOT Analysis.

Strengths – Write down the strengths you or your organization have.  These are strengths you will want to improve and keep building them stronger.

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5 Reasons to Exercise First Thing In The Morning

Part 2 of 6 Ways to Exercise More Each Week

I don’t know about you but if your like me when I get home from work and had a long day the last thing on my mind is exercise.  If I even sit down for a minute when I get home it’s hard for me to get up and get going.  Exercise needs to be a priority.   For me I have to exercise first thing in the morning or else it’s hard to get the motivation.

Time For Fitness Sign

The benefits to exercise first thing in the morning are countless.  When I exercise first thing in the morning I achieve between 5 – 6 workouts a week.  This is the goal I have every week. I achieve my goal almost 100% of the time every week by waking my butt up an hour early and exercise.

Does not matter if it’s a workout at home or a workout at the gym.  I love my morning workouts.  Even if I do have to go to bed earlier to achieve my goals.

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3 Reasons to Set Goals or New Years Resolutions in November

And a Free Goal Setting Download

It’s getting close to the new year.  You know what that means…  Time for new years resolutions?  We also know new years resolutions don’t work.  Often they are last minute thoughts.  Not something we put much thought or planning into. Or maybe we are just doing it because everyone else is doing it.  I have never been much for new years resolutions but I have set annual goals every year.  I have been setting goals for myself for over 30 years.  I have found the best time to plan for annual goals (January – December) is in November of each year.

Hello November surrounded by pumpkins

Each November I sit down and use a spreadsheet I have developed to plan out my annual goals. I am happy to say that I have been success most of the time at all these goals.

Setting Goals In November are 10 Times More Successful Than Those Set in January.

3 reasons I have found planning your next years goals in November are:

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When I help others improve and grow in their career and life I grow and improve my career and life.  When you serve others you grow as a leader and you  accomplish more through what you learn.

Peter Szpakowski

5 Reasons Why Working Out On Mondays and Tuesdays Rock!

1st of 6 ways to exercise more

If your like me you have a busy schedule.  It’s hard to find time to workout.  I’ve been there… 30lbs over weight, feeling exhausted, feeling like you have no energy to workout.  If you don’t do anything about it it doesn’t get any better.  The past year has been a life changing year.  I dropped the 30lbs of being over weight and have kept it off.  I exercised more and found some key secrets or factors that allowed me to drop the weight and keep it off.  Over the next few weeks I will share the top 6 ways I found ways to exercise more.  For each of those I will give you to top reasons why I feel this way.

Monday Tuesday Workouts Rock

The first and greatest way I found to exercise more is I made it mandatory to workout on Mondays and Tuesdays.  I would do anything not to miss these two days.

The top 5 reasons why I think Monday and Tuesday workouts rock are:

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Sweat is Just Fat Crying