Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Power of Plus One (+1)

Have you heard of the power of one?

In business terms it means doing one thing everyday that will build your business. Often you realise that you have 10 must do activities. Then you feel overwhelmed and do nothing at all. If this is your situation just do one thing on the list every day. After 10 days your list will be complete!

But I will let you into a secret here. If you do one thing on your list often you will be motivated to do more. The secret is to act.

Action takers are winners.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cut out the Meetings

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.”
― Dave Barry

If you want to succeed in business cut out the meetings. They waste time, drain enthusiasm and demoralise people while having the illusion of being effective.

I avoid meetings at all costs so that I can get the necessary work done. If you must have a meeting then follow these three steps:

1. Have clear written meeting objective(s)

2. Provide no chairs or food - standing up prevents people sleeping, looking at lap tops and getting comfortable

3. Take minutes and give all attendees something to do - this will keep the time wasters away as they don't want to work.

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