“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela
As entrepreneurs we want to achieve big things…We have a passion to create amazing things…We want to change the way the world works…Setting goals and actually achieving them are two very different things. Sometimes, you like to set goals that seem impossible to actually achieve. To really succeed in achieving ground-breaking things in your business you need to learn how to set and determined to execute goals the right way. As soon as you do that, achieving the ‘impossible’ becomes a daily occurrence! Why not take on a few of these leadership-based New Year’s Aspirations?
Keep the Main Thing, the Main Thing! Wise words from a successful entrepreneur like CEO giants like Bill Gates credit the ability of the young entrepreneurs to avoid “shiny object syndrome” to focus on the most important thing. The challenge for visionary CEOs is to “See the Future First but Focus on Core Strengths.”
Consider Taking Technology-Free Vacations and a Power Hour. . Consider carving and spending out your own “Technology Free Power Hour and or/Vacation to focus on your Main Thing.” which means free yourself from any use of gadget, e-mail intrusion and texting, face booking, playing games of your favourites, net surfing, etc. It was indeed a highlight for Mind, Body and Spirit.. When you multi-task, you lose 45% efficiency as your brain boots and re-boots
There are Years of Yes and Years of No! “If you need something done, always go to the person who has too much to do because they’ll find a way to get it done?” Whether 2017 is your Year of Yes, Your Year of No, or maybe somewhere in between, I hope that you will take some time in your Life’s journey to rest, renew and develop new creative branches for your continued growth.
Take a Ruthless New Year’s Personal Inventory. While it is healthy and productive to shine a spotlight on personal strengths and minimize weaknesses, it’s sometimes valuable to do an occasional housecleaning and a detailed personal Inventory of your faults and character defects. Why? So you can determine what to keep and what to throw out as you grow as a business leader and a human being. Examine and follow the evidence of your mistakes, experiences and learn from them. Update your mental and emotional wardrobe. Keep what fits and throw out what doesn’t. This makes for a better you.
The Power of a 3-Letter Word and It’s Not Yes! We know the brain believes a truth or a lie and is susceptible to positive programming. Learn the power of 1 word: “NOT.” When I think to say to myself, “I’m stressed,” I simply insert that 3-letter word and utter, “NOT stressed” or “NOT busy” or “NOT angry.” Amazing result!
Is Thank You overused? In some cultures, “Thank you” is typically reserved for a very special appreciation, and not used when someone brings you a cup of coffee, for example. Thank you ceremonies and rituals, particularly in Asian Cultures, can be utterly overwhelming to the recipient who is honoured with a special presentation. Hand-written thank you notes versus an e-mail in these high-tech days’ feels like you just received a dozen roses.
The Girl Scout Motto, “Make New Friends but Keep the Old.” People come in and out of our life in different seasons and for different reasons. Make a list of your life’s visitors and long-term guests. What are their qualities you most admire? What are your special memories? And in what ways has your own life been enriched by their gifts, talents or skills? Call or write to them and let them know by writing them an old-fashioned letter, a phone call or a personal visit certainly qualify as honouring the gift of friendship.