I received this email from one of my clients this morning:
“This may sound like a weird question, but on some evenings, I have nothing to do — since family is not here. Usually I just sit/watch TV/dinner, etc. Isn’t there something much more productive that I could do? Any ideas on how to use time more productively?”
Absolutely! Here’s my response: [click to continue…]
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Who loves their email? Lovin’ those 150-200 emails you receive each day? I expect your answer to be “NO”.
But why do we put so much emphasis on it then? Why do we check it whenever we get a spare moment?
Why do we treat each email equally? That’s STUPID. [click to continue…]
“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” - Napoleon Hill
“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” - Wayne Gretzky
“Why do now what can be done later?” – Rich Gee
Face it – we all procrastinate in one form or another. It might be at work. It might be at home. You might be like some of my clients and do it EVERYWHERE.
During my 10 years of coaching executives, I’ve found that procrastination can be simplified into four ‘obstacles’:
- You don’t have enough information/ability/tools to make a decision or act.
- You find that the task at hand is too big or complex to handle in one fell swoop.
- You are afraid of the consequences of tackling the task.
- You just don’t want to do it.
Let’s tackle each one: [click to continue…]
Here’s something I’ve found to help me open up conversations, give people a lift, and raise my self-esteem at the same time.
There’s nothing like a warm, sincere compliment to make your day. Instead of waiting for one, why not give one out? Take it from me, the more you give, the more you find you’ll receive.
Make your compliment specific.
“That necklace looks really good on you” makes a bigger impact compared to “you look really good today”. The more specific the better, it makes the person feel like you notice them. [click to continue…]
A new report finds 53% of financial services executives say that adhering to ethical standards inhibits career progression at their firm. A former Wall Street trader describes why. Check it out HERE.
For the original article from the Economist, click HERE.
Bloomberg had a great article a few weeks ago and I just finished it – check it out!