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Practical Practice Management

Happy New Year! It is that time of year again when many people make commitments for change in their lives.  It is estimated that 80% of New Years resolutions are broken by February. The problem is once a person fails to keep their resolution they quit instead of starting again until they are successful.

It is important to have a “Never give up” attitude if we really want to make a change.

Here are 12 tips I found to help to make successful changes.

  • Make it nonnegotiable
  • Make it actionable – to succeed you must know the steps to where you are going
  • Have solutions for your usual excuses – refuse to succumb to your usual excuses
  • If you procrastinate set a deadline
  • Schedule it in – if your change requires time, schedule it in
  • Do it daily “routine”- make it a habit
  • Monitor your progress – keep a log…

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Practical Practice Management

Happy New Year! It is that time of year again when many people make commitments for change in their lives.  It is estimated that 80% of New Years resolutions are broken by February. The problem is once a person fails to keep their resolution they quit instead of starting again until they are successful.

It is important to have a “Never give up” attitude if we really want to make a change.

Here are 12 tips I found to help to make successful changes.

  • Make it nonnegotiable
  • Make it actionable – to succeed you must know the steps to where you are going
  • Have solutions for your usual excuses – refuse to succumb to your usual excuses
  • If you procrastinate set a deadline
  • Schedule it in – if your change requires time, schedule it in
  • Do it daily “routine”- make it a habit
  • Monitor your progress – keep a log…

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Practical Practice Management

The difference between those that reach their goals and those that do not is often the lack of self-motivation.

How can we gain motivation to keep moving ahead to the goals we desire? One way is by understanding the primary reasons for losing or not having motivation in the first place. Once we understand the reason(s) we then can work on overcoming them to continue to move in the right direction to be successful and reach our desired outcome.

The four main reasons for not being motivated to complete our goals are:

  • Lack of confidence.
  • Lack of focus.
  • Lack of direction
  • Lack of leverage to achieve them.

There are many reasons that people lack the confidence and many things that can be done to boost it. Sometimes it is just taking the first steps toward the goal and the more baby steps we take the more confident we become.

Staying

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Practical Practice Management

The theme of “becoming a better person” has been popping up in everything I have been reading or listening to. Possibly because people think about this as the New Year rolls in.

It is a fact that most people want to better themselves on a continual basis. It can be overwhelming as to where one should begin and also it is easy to get stuck there and never move forward.

We need to realize that it is consistent, small changes throughout each day by the choices that we make, that will cause a big difference in our life over time as we move forward. If you want to read a great easy book on this topic check out the “Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson.

In my search on the topic of becoming a better me I came across an article on theLifehack blog, about 4 simple ways to become…

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LeadToday

Sometimes I?m at a loss for words. I know frequent readers of this blog may find that hard to believe but sometimes I am so flummoxed by something I hear that I don?t know how to respond.

I recently had one of those conversations when the subject of selling came up. I pretty much despise discounting of any kind. If a company has built value into their products and services then they should be able to sell that value to customers. The purchase price of that product should reflect the value that was built into it.

In a perfect world that?s the way it would always be. But the last time I checked the world wasn?t perfect.

So salespeople, even at times very good, well trained salespeople will be forced to offer a discounted price to earn the business of a customer. That happens for a lot of reasons. One…

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LeadToday

A few weeks ago a meeting invite popped up on my outlook calendar. Despite the long meeting description I had no idea what the meeting was about or why I was invited.

I went in search of the meeting organizer to get more information. I asked about the objective of the meeting and was told that the meeting was so important “there was no time to mess with objectives.” I was almost honored for a moment since I had never before been invited to such an important meeting.

The moment was short lived because when I pressed this person for an objective it became clear he truly didn’t have one. He just knew it was important and that “something had to be done.”

I applaud people with a strong bias for action. What they often fail to understand is that bias for action does not equate to bias for purpose…

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Leading with Trust

When it comes to trustworthiness, being just OK is not OK.

You may have seen any number of AT&T’s “just OK is not OK” series of commercials touting their wireless network. Well, I’m a fan of creative and funny TV commercials, and the first time I saw one of these I immediately saw the connection to trust. 

People form perceptions of our trustworthiness based on our behavior. Acting in trustworthy ways creates the condition of trust in our relationships. When you look at what makes people trustworthy, you find they are:

Able: Being able is about demonstrating competence. Able people have the expertise, training, and qualifications to perform well in their roles. They also have a track record of success as they demonstrate the ability to consistently achieve goals. Able people are skilled at facilitating work getting done in the organization. They develop credible project plans, systems, and…

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