By deciding in advance exactly what you’re going to do, and when and where you’re going to do it, there’s no deliberating when the time comes. No do I really have to do this now?, or can this wait till later? or maybe I should do something else instead. It’s when we deliberate that willpower becomes necessary to make the tough choice. But if-then plans dramatically reduce the demands placed on your willpower, by ensuring that you’ve made the right decision way ahead of the critical moment. In fact, if-then planning has been shown in over 200 studies to increase rates of goal attainment and productivity by 200%-300% on average.
84 percent of customers say companies have to first prove that they are trustworthy before giving them their business
Even the most exciting job can go a bit stale after a while, and at first we don’t even notice. We start a new job all enthusiastic, we learn new things, meet new people, and do new tasks. Once we get comfortable we often switch to autopilot, we follow the same comfortable daily routines and then get bored. It doesn’t happen over night, no- it’s gradual, and this is why we often fail to spot it.
Life is hard. That’s the point.
The purposes of life’s challenges is to push you. To grow you. To make you stronger.
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No denying the fact that bad decisions are as much a part of life as are good decisions, however, every one of us tries to minimize the bad decisions and increase the number of good decisions as the former do not bring joy, happiness or success in our lives.
Creating a life plan can be compared to creating a business plan. If you do not have either of them, you cannot be successful.
Qualifying prospects is a bit like speed dating. Rather than fully engaging with every prospect, entrepreneurs advance quickly through the preliminaries to see whether a future is possible. Some prospects will need excessive customization. Some will grind too hard on price. Some simply won’t have the budget.
Honest feedback and open dialogue often become rare commodities. This poses a serious problem, as researchers have found a direct correlation between high performance and accurate self-awareness.
Innovation is a paradox for most of us. On the one hand you are well aware that you have to take new roads before you reach the end of the present dead end street. On the other hand it is risky. It takes a lot of time. And it takes a lot of resources. Research shows that only one out of seven innovation projects is successful. I like to share with you six simple concepts from my practice as innovation facilitator that enable you to become a better innovator at the front end of innovation.