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IT’S A NEW DAY – IT’S A NEW TIME!

It’s a new day – and it’s a new time – every single moment of every single day!

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Isn’t this what life seems like to you every single moment?  Likely not?  You might wake up grumpy – or you might have something happen which makes you feel bad during the day – or someone simply says something which upsets you – the time doesn’t look so lovely at that point. 

Trick – put something near you at work, at home, in your wallet or pocket like a wonderful rock or picture or memento which makes you feel good.  When something not so good happens during the day, it’ll remind you that “it’s all small stuff” and deal with it rather than moping about it.

Take this picture for instance – doesn’t it give you a life when you look at it?  There must be something in your life that makes you smile every time you see it – or touch it or feel it – or hear it – have it nearby always – or maybe different things in different places, all designed to give you that wonderful feeling back lost by some event at one small point in your day – your day has 24 hours – why let a few minutes impact the rest of it!

 

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Spiral Notebooks – great way to save your ideas!

Ever get great ideas – you say to yourself, “I’ll have to remember this one” – and later, when you try to remember that “great” idea, you can’t!

Happens to everyone – there’s a short solution to this issue and, later, when you need an idea, you’ll have a whole book to choose from.

Get yourself a spiral notebook – the hardcover type such as the Five Star series – in a size that is convenient for you.  Carry this notebook wherever you go at the office, at home, at the gym, when you go for a walk or a concert or a presentation – ideas are like that – you just never know when they’ll “hit”!  Have a place to write them down immediately – they are so fleeting!

Date the page – write it out.  You’ll be glad you did!

 

THE BIGGEST SILENT KILLER OF BUSINESS!

There is an pandemic out there and it has nothing to do with a virus. It kills more profit, more businesses than I would imagine any one other thing could ever do.  Are there stats?  No – unfortunately not but most people who have worked in these companies will tell you the same thing – the left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing!  

So I have no real, tangible, measurable proof.  However, you can test it for yourself.

Ask most managers to describe precisely what each person on their team is doing and how each job interlaces with everyone else’s work on the team and within the company.  Most managers and executives will not be able to tell you.  Why?  Because they just don’t know. Why?  Because they are concentrating on meetings, measurables, reports, marketing – all the things which are easy to put on paper – gathering information as they did in university to create a paper.

The most important thing is ignored – their operations, their structure and worst of all . . . . their people.  They have no understanding of their operations and their systems.  They just don’t know.

Any small business must start out on the right foot in creating their business and that means understanding the basics.  Understanding how much time they really have.  Understanding who they are.  Understanding how little they understand about putting together an efficient and effective small business so they spend the majority of their time making money.  It’s so intricate the dance of the small business person, but, like a symphony orchestra all the pieces must be there, interlocked in sync and working for them rather than against them.

Most small business people simply don’t know how in the same way that most managers don’t know how because the concentration is elsewhere.

I can tell from experience having worked with a multi-billionaire and multi-millionaire business people, if you don’t understand what you do, what your people do and how your organization is structured, you will never make as much profit as you would like and you’ll be chasing your tail most of the time.  You won’t understand why you have so many people working for you but you are still doing a lot of the work yourself.  You won’t understand how your sales are through the roof but you’re not making the right profit.  You won’t understand how to restructure in a down cycle.  You won’t understand what is happening day to day which is killing your business.

Think about it – very seriously before it’s way too late.

GRATITUDE – A GREAT TIME SAVER!

Huh?  That’s probably what you’re saying right now – what?  Gratitude is a time saver?  That’s nuts . . . .

Try it.  Next time you’re rushing around trying to accomplish forty million things in a day and you’re stressed – you know – you’re  feeling as though you are going to jump out of your skin if someone asks you one more thing . . . .

stop.   clear your mind.  look around.  and say to yourself, “Right now, this minute, I am grateful for . . . . . ”  And really feel the gratitude for that wonderful warmth of the sun or the gorgeous bouquet of flowers on your table or all that you have or that special someone or your child or just having this day to experience all kinds of super things.

See if it works.

I know it does – I know it will have you stop and think about what you’re doing – you’ll see – and it’ll give you a moment of perspective.  That perspective will give you the breather to do what’s important and let go of the rest.  It’s a moment of great sanity when you are grateful!  You’ll see more clearly.

 

 

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