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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
So many people struggle to get more friends, to get more business relations. If you want to get more friends and get more business relations the formula is easy. Maybe you want to be better friends with the ones you already have. Maybe you want to have better business relations with the ones you already have.
The secret formula is this:
You will aquire more friends in 2 months being interested in them than you will aquire in two years wanting people to be interested in you.
How many times when people tell you about their weekend or a business deal you respond with relating it to something you did? It might seem simple to do that because it’s natural. We want to tell people about things that happen to us. It’s not natural for as many to listen to people and respond with happiness for them or saying how great it is. People are drawn to those that they feel want to hear about them. Not to those that always have an opinion.
We all have many aspects of our lives. Family, Work, Church, our extra curricular activities, friends, and so many different other areas that give us the chance to be somebody different in every given situation. I know people that are the cursing tyrant type of person at work and then come home and are a loving caring person with the family. I know people that treat the people at work better then they treat their own family. You have the person who is terrible at home, terrible at work, and then is a saint when attending church.
Why do people spend so much time living to please people in different ways? This adds stress and inconsistency that the person even becomes confused who they are. People can be different around certain people that even their own spouse or mother wouldn’t recognize them. Why do you think the phrase “Do you kiss your momma with that mouth?” is so popular. People will say things in one situation they would never say in another. They would say one thing to somebody they would never say to another. We won’t bring up email or text messages. That can bring on a different type of person all together.
What is your Leadership to Management Ratio?
Balancing your Leadership to Management Ratio is an important factor when becoming a better Leader. What makes it very difficult is when you don’t know the difference between the two. Just to clarify the difference lets briefly describe some of the key traits of each:
Leadership: Interest in the Individual, Good Listener, Forward Looking, Visionary, Honest, Mission Driven, Say Thank You, Gives Compliments, Understanding, Goal Oriented, Competent, Influences Teamwork, A Can Do Attitude, Gives Credit Where Credit is Due, Asks Questions Without Giving an Opinion, Provides Motivation, Shares Authority, etc.
Make people feel important. Communicate! You need people who are committed. You will not have commitment without connection and you will not have connection without communication. Talk to people daily!
I work in an industry where the environment and technology is changing all the time. The industry is changing at such a rapid pace that there is no dollar amount or free time available to keep up to date. I’m sure most of you reading this article can relate. A new computer system, a new process, a new service, etc. I’ve been turned down for a promotion or turned down by a client because I did not have the latest and greatest technology. Because of this I pursued the many options of training available to me.
We have been discussing the many services available on the internet
and use of modern technology devices to increase your education and knowledge. Youtube, Kindle, and this week we discuss podcasts.
What is a podcast? A Podcast is a multimedia computer file available on the internet for download. Another definition of a podcasts is an on demand radio or video that has been available on apple devices or apple iTunes. More recently you can now stream podcasts on android devices through services and applications such as pocket casts. Most producers have websites that have online streaming right from the website.