Practice the ABC Method of Setting Priorities

“The first law of success is concentration – to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right or to the left.” –William Mathews The more thought you invest in planning and setting priorities before you begin, the more important things you will do and the faster you will get them done once you get started. The more important and valuable the task is to you, the more you will be motivated to overcome procrastination and launch yourself into the job. Get my FREE eBook: 5 Reasons Why Most Don’t Become Wealthy A Simple and Powerful Technique The ABC Method is a powerful priority setting technique that you can use… Read more

Create Large Chunks of Time

This strategy requires a commitment from you to work at scheduled times on large tasks. This strategy requires a commitment from you to work at scheduled times on large tasks. Most of the really important work you do requires large chunks of unbroken time to complete. Your ability to create and carve out these blocks of high value, highly productive time, is central to your ability to make a significant contribution to your work and to your life. Thoughtfulness may be defined as a careful concern for the secondary consequences of each decision and each action. This is the essence of strategic thinking. Start Immediately on Number OneSuccessful salespeople set aside a specific time period each day to phone prospects…. Read more

Sense and Nonsense

Why it was that some countries and some parts of countries were more successful economically than others. Many years ago, I began studying economics. I wanted to know why it was that some countries and some parts of countries were more successful economically than others. Before my study was finished, I had spent more than 4,000 hours and assembled a vast library of books on the subject of economics. I attended conferences on business economics and national economics, and eventually got an MBA degree in which I had to study both microeconomics and macroeconomics. I finally learned a little bit about the subject. The bottom line is simple: incentives! Khrushchev once said, “Call them what you want, it is incentives… Read more

Making A Business Movie

Everything worthwhile is achieved by a variety of people coming together to perform a variety of jobs, all of which are coordinated and sequenced together to achieve a final result. Everything worthwhile is achieved by a variety of people coming together to perform a variety of jobs, all of which are coordinated and sequenced together to achieve a final result. Today, this model of the virtual corporation or the virtual team is becoming the key to success in both individual and business life. Assembling Your TeamA perfect example of the virtual project team would be the video crew that makes my video training programs. This crew consists of about 10 people, most of whom know each other but all of… Read more

Winter Skiing

“The greatest joys in life are happy memories, and the great business of life is to create as many of them as possible.�? My family and I took three days and went to Park City Utah to ski over the President’s Day weekend. David and Sarah drove up from Las Vegas, while Christina, Damon and little Julie (15 months) flew in from Los Angeles. Barbara, myself and Catherine (16 years old) flew up from San Diego. After a little coordination, we all got together and drove up to the two condominium units we had rented at the base of the ski slopes in Park City. We have not skied for two years so we had to remember and relearn the… Read more

Management and Other People’s Knowledge

Management can be defined as “getting things done through others.” Be a Low Pressure PersuaderManagement can be defined as "getting things done through others." To be a manager you must be an expert at persuading and influencing others to work in a common direction. This is why all excellent managers are also excellent low-pressure salespeople. They do not order people to do things; instead, they persuade them to accept certain responsibilities, with specific deadlines and agreed-upon standards of performance. When a person has been persuaded that he or she has a vested interest in doing a job well, he or she accepts ownership of the job and the result. Once a person accepts ownership and responsibility, the manager can step… Read more

The Key to Taking Control

Stress management requires that you take complete control over the activities of your daily life. Set PrioritiesStress management requires that you take complete control over the activities of your daily life. This means that you plan your day, set priorities and work on high value tasks. The indispensable key to time management is concentration, the ability to focus single-mindedly on one thing, the most important thing, and to stay with it until it is 100% complete. Create Chunks of TimeThis is not only the hardest challenge that a manager faces, but the ability to concentrate single-mindedly is probably the rarest single ability in the workplace. Most of our important tasks take large chunks of time. We need to plan and… Read more

Who Are You?

You have extraodinary potential You have extraordinary potential. You could not use all of your talents and abilities if you had 100 lifetimes. Whatever you have accomplished in your life so far is only a shadow of what is truly possible for you in the months and years ahead. One of the indispensible requirements for great success is for you to “know who you are.” On a regular basis, you must sit down and think about yourself and the qualities, characteristics, abilities and experiences that have brought you to where you are today. It is only in this way that you can move ahead with greater confidence and clarity. Here are 10 questions that you can ask yourself on a… Read more

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