We all do it. We put off that dreaded task for five more minutes, then for thirty minutes, then for another hour, until it doesn’t get done at all. And the worst part is we still weren’t able to enjoy our day. We spend so much time stressing over that looming task that it deprives us from actually being able to focus on other tasks.
Why do we do it? We know it never ends well. The problem is that the cycle can feel nearly impossible to break. We get so caught up in the cycle of procrastination that we almost forget how to effectively tackle hard tasks.
In this episode, I discuss the seven steps necessary to becoming the kind of happy person others want to be around. This is a topic that has intrigued me for a long time. I’ve noticed that there are at least two kinds of people: those who are positive and attract people and those who are negative and repel people.
Several months ago, my wife, Gail, and I attended an industry mixer at a conference where I was speaking. Almost immediately, I was cornered by an author who proceeded to complain about all the incompetent people in his life.
I have been using a virtual executive assistant now for over a year. It’s one of the best business decisions I have ever made. Tricia, my assistant, has enabled me to focus on what I do best and less of what I either don’t do well or don’t enjoy.
As a virtual executive assistant, she is really no different than what I was accustomed to in the real world. She can do anything that doesn’t require her physical presence (like running errands or bringing me coffee).
I’m excited to address the Telecom Association of Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It has a great reputation in the telecom industry. It is a non-profit organization, providing educational programming, public policy knowledge, and regulatory compliance assistance to its members.
We often overanalyze and forget to stick to fundamental principles that have worked for years. Let’s keep the answer easy and simple by concentrating on “The Three C’s of Professional Growth: Competency, Commitment, and Courtesy.”
Ever since my book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, hit the bestseller lists, I have been asked how I did it. Aspiring authors want to know what they can do to enhance their chances of success.
I spoke on this topic yesterday in New York City under the title, “My Bestseller Launch Formula: How I Mobilized My Tribe to Drive My Book onto the Bestsellers List.” It was well-received, so I thought I would share the highlights here.
You cannot be anything you want to be—but you can be a lot more of who you already are.
In this episode, I discuss discovering and using your strengths, based on the StrengthsFinder assessment developed by the Gallup organization. I first took this test back in 2003. It was a major turning point in my leadership philosophy.
If you have read my blog for more than a few months, you know I love the Catalyst Conferences. I have spoken at the last nine in a row. I’ll be speaking again at the Atlanta conference, which will be held on October 3–5, 2012.
The Atlanta conference is Catalyst’s biggest one. More than 13,000 next generation leaders will attend. It always sells out. (If you have ever been, you know why.) If you haven’t registered, you can do so between now and Friday, August 23rd and get 28% off the regular ticket price. This makes the ticket price less than the Early Bird or even the Super Early Bird pricing. (I’ll tell you how at the end of this post.)
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