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Waiting time doesn't have to be wasted time. You can double up this dead time with a task, such as reading or writing thank-you notes. Find mini-activities you can begin and finish while you're waiting.
You may have to wait, but you don't have to waste.
Today's TQ Challenge: Seek to Double Results -- Ask "What Else Now?"
You don't have to double your speed to double your productivity. Instead, you can increase your results by combining complimentary tasks, projects or roles. Plan ahead and look for ways to maximize your time. Before you proceed, see if there is anything else you could be doing simultaneously. When you find a way to do two things in the same block of time you achieve twice the results -- with little additional effort.
"Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal." ~ Don Shula
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To resolve a conflict, first make sure you understand clearly what you want and what the other person wants. Focus on mutually acceptable solutions. Then, brainstorm methods to arrive at one of these solutions.
It is far easier to work with people than against them. Seek areas of mutual agreement; and from there, work toward a mutually accepted solution. In a word: EMPATHIZE!
Today's TQ Challenge: Make it Easy for Others to Help.
It's your responsibility to make it as easy -- and as fun as possible -- for others to help you. When you do, more people will show up, and once they arrive, will provide greater assistance than if you make it difficult. First, be clear what needs to be done. Articulate your requests with the greatest detail possible. Then, identify and eliminate any barriers that may prevent others from doing their level best to help you.
"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." ~ Arthur Ashe
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To become more effective, treat your important tasks as though they were urgent, whether they are or not.
Urgency is what acts on you. You, however, must act on what's important.
Today's TQ Challenge: Make Time for What You Want.
You will never magically have more time for what you want. If you want to spend more time on what's most important to you, you have to make the time. You must learn to carve out "prime" time from all the other demands in your life. It really comes down to this, "How much do you want it?" When you focus your time on what's most rewarding to you, your life will be more fulfilling.
"Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal." ~ Vince Lombardi
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Make the impossible possible by breaking it down into simple, "do-able" steps. The best way to overcome feeling overwhelmed is to think it out on paper. Write down every action step necessary for doing the job.
Yard by yard, it's mighty hard, but inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Today's TQ Challenge: Get More Specific About WHO, WHAT & HOW -- Now!
Every goal -- regardless of how complex or difficult -- is nothing more than a series of steps that must be completed along a path, from one objective to another. A written plan includes all of the critical objectives that must be met to be successful. It also provides the step-by-step instructions for the actions that must be taken, and the resources that must be available, to reach each objective. With a clear set of instructions, you can go anywhere and achieve anything you want -- one "do-able" step at a time.
"Ability is of little account without opportunity." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
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Stand and stretch! Make it a ritual throughout your day to stand and stretch several times for quick energy "pick me ups."
Every time someone puts you on hold, stand up and stretch until that person returns on line. Short exercises go a long way towards keeping your energy level up.
Today's TQ Challenge: Watch Posture -- Move About Energetically -- Listen to Your Body.
There's a direct connection between your physiology, your energy level and success. Whenever your body movements become lethargic, or your posture begins to slump, you automatically slow down -- both mentally and physically. Assume a powerful, self-assured position and you'll instantly feel more energetic. Move about quickly, and your enthusiasm naturally increases. Take deep breaths to get oxygen to your system and life to your spirits. Stand tall, and gain the confidence to proceed.
"Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us." ~ Earl Nightingale
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Become the kind of person you've always wanted to be. Visualize what this type of person is like, then start being that way.
Make everything you do a demonstration of who you want to be.
Today's TQ Challenge: Repeat "I Can Do This!" Believe It.
Your internal identity controls all of your actions and reactions. If you think of yourself as capable, enthusiastic and committed, you will act with confidence and determination. If you don't, you won't. There's no truth about who you are. There is no preordained way you must think of yourself. You are not born with beliefs; you acquire them. You have the power to redefine your identity anyway you want. So, substitute positive characteristics for negative ones, and start living those from now on.
"Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them..." ~ Edgar Watson Howe
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Study Today's Quote carefully. It offers profound insight.
James Allen was born in 1864 and died in 1912, but continues to inspire millions with his incredible writings.
I thought it interesting, indeed appropriate, to start this week of Passion, Purpose and Mission with an "early take" on the idea of success, spirituality and power.
Allen teaches two essential truths: today we are where our thoughts have taken us; and we are the architects—for better or worse—of our futures.
Read this article at ThinkTQ.com.
How you approach life determines if you will ultimately succeed... or fail to produce the results you want.
Think a moment about what it takes to actually WIN the Tour de France.
What puts winners ahead of the pack? From my perspective, it is outstanding TQ performance!
All last week I asked what's holding you back from realizing your greatest aspirations... from WINNING the game of success... day in, day out?
This week, we will focus on unleashing the winner within, giving you the Principles of Winning!
What does WINNING mean?
So, what's holding you back from actually winning the game of success... realizing your greatest aspirations?
Are you just dabbling at it... or giving it everything you've got?
This week, we are going to tackle PROCRASTINATION—a word that causes most of us a tremendous amount of grief—and keeps us from consistently doing things at the Right Time... if at all.
According to American Heritage, PROCRASTINATION is...
Excellence, Accomplishment and Mastery.
This is where you further your journey by unconditionally committing to excellence and turn your gifts and talents into high-level skills.
Master these skills, taking them to an elite level of performance, and you move up to...
Abundance, Freedom and Security.
The freedom to do what you want, when you want, with whomever you want, and whenever you want. This leads to that feeling of security and abundance you crave.
This, of course, leads to true wealth, a life of giving and living inside an attitude of gratitude — each and every day.