Most of us know the story of the college professor and his jar of big rocks. It goes like this: A teacher walks into a classroom and sets a glass jar on the table. He silently places 2-inch rocks in the jar until no more can fit. He asks the class if the jar is full and they agree it
Having a solid operational structure in your business means that you need to put systems in place. Systems that ensure the business can run without you if you’re not there… that any new person can follow when they start the job. The key is making sure knowledge of how to do a job isn’t just sitting in one person’s head.
As Business Coaches we talk a lot about the importance of planning, and whilst it’s not always a “sexy” subject, there is no question that the most successful business owners put plans in place and then implement those plans to succeed.
Charles Dickens once said “Procrastination is the Thief of Time… Collar him!” and truer words have never been spoken. Procrastination can rob you of not only your valuable time, but also rob you of your motivation, your focus, your productivity and your success. So, it is essential in both business and in life, to ensure you recognize procrastination and have
Distraction can be a welcome break in the intensity of the day. It’s okay to take a moment to recap on the weekend sports match or arrange for a meeting about a problem that needs multiple points of view.
Let’s look at two seemingly similar matters – urgent matters and important matters. We may think both come hand in hand but in fact they each serve different purposes. Urgent matters are ones that “press on us; they insist on action. They’re often popular with others…pleasant, fun to do. But so often they are unimportant.” (Covey S. R., p151) Whereas
It’s Monday morning, and for many business owners the first thing that happens is that we check our mobile. We think it’s important to know who has called us and whether we are needed to respond to something urgently. Have we missed an opportunity while I slept? Is there a crisis looming on the horizon? We believe a-hundred-and-one-things may have
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