Productivity is getting things done. There are two streams of productivity in which you need to work, at the same time. The problem is, these two streams are at odds with each other. Mastering both is the key to personal and professional productivity.
I keep trying to prove the old adage, “You get what you pay for,” is wrong. I want to pay little, yet get a lot. This a question of cost versus value. By nature we seemed wired to focus on the cost of a product or service. By changing your focus to value instead, you will make better decisions, get better results, and even save money in the end. Here’s how.
I recently grappled with the cost versus value equation regarding my exercise. Over the years, I’ve joined various gyms, bought home equipment, and downloaded exercise apps. My results were always mixed. I would do well for a period of time and then it would drop off.
My wife and I checked into a hotel in Spain that was built for royalty and now caters to the rich and famous. I felt like I didn’t belong. I kept thinking, “These people can afford to stay here. I don’t belong.”
“We’re hiring.” You’re serving more people and have new opportunities for people to partner with you. It takes work to effectively hire someone. Here are the steps I put in place, perhaps they will help you.
Remote training events can be even more effective than their in-person counterparts. But, you can’t just duplicate the in-person event using Zoom. Here’s how to successfully adapt your training events from in-person to remote.
I’ve clocked more hours on Zoom lately than meeting with people in person. There can be too much of a good thing, however. Zoom fatigue is real. I wrote about how to mix your modes of meeting to remain productive. Here, I’d like to address how to make Zoom work for extended meetings.
We now have more choices than ever before for how we meet with people. We can meet in-person, by phone, or use video over Zoom or Skype. Too much of any one mode is detrimental. Leaders need to consider their ideal personal modes of meeting mix to remain productive.
Video conferencing is a fantastic tool for communicating. I regularly lead training workshops, hold meetings, and speak with clients all from my home.
But you can have too much of a good thing! Zoom fatigue is a real. It’s the burnout, worry, and stress associated with overuse of visual Internet meetings.
Much of education, be it in school, church, home, or around the office, is based on the assumption that if people have the right information they will make good decisions. More information does not produce better decisions, shifts in thinking does.
Many people I coach or who attend our workshops believe that they are missing that one piece of information or know-how that will be the key to unlock the door to their success.
As you finish the year and begin the next, take a few minutes to make sure you’ve learned from what you experienced. Every day we have experiences, good and bad, yet more often than not, we fail to notice them. Worse, we fail to learn from them. Asking a few questions can draw out learning for yourself or to prompt someone else’s learning.
In my coaching practice, I help smart people think more deeply, figure out problems, and ultimately to learn, grow, and change. As we talk, sometimes clients aren’t aware of the unformed insights emerging from their thinking. Here’s an example,