Monthly Archives: February 2012

“Learning from your peers is better than learning from your own mistakes”

Learning from your peers is better than learning from your own mistakes.

I am a firm believer in peer groups. I always suggest that business owners look for peer groups in their industries. These groups can be invaluable. They can push you to get the impossible done. Your peers can also help you when you need it, because they have been there too.

Peer groups can allow you and your business to build a nationwide network.

I have found that is it much cheaper and easier to learn from your peers than to learn from your own mistakes.

For me and my business, peer groups have been invaluable.

So get out there and start looking for a group in your industry. You will be surprised at what you will find.

I hope you will find this post informative and useful. I am looking forward to hearing your comments. That’s all I have for today, until next time make it a great day!
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“Making Progress, Getting More Done And Staying Consistent”

Making Progress, Getting More Done And Staying Consistent

What are your daily habits?
•  Do you start each day knowing exactly what you need to accomplish and do you start working on “A-­‐1” the minute you hit your desk?
•  Do you time block (schedule) your day? How about you’re week?
•  Can you stay focused on a particular project or activity for 90 minutes without interruption and without a break? 60 minutes? 30? 20? 10?
•  When you’re sitting with a group of people, where is your cell phone? Do you constantly check e-­‐mail throughout the day?

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Some key points I want to make:
•  If you’re not successful in a certain area, ask yourself
a) How committed are you to changing it? and
b) Have you REALLY put a focused effort to it long enough?
•  You don’t manage time. You can only manage what you choose to focus on and what to do.
•  To change anything, focus on your HABITS.

My Top 3 Productivity Tips:
1. Know what you are supposed to be doing and move QUICKLY between tasks
2. Have a STOP doing list
3. Work on “Focus” as a skill

I hope you will find this post informative and useful. I am looking forward to hearing your comments. That’s all I have for today, until next time make it a great day!
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