Time Management for Achieving Goals

Time management is an effective skill that helps you reach your goals in work and all through your life.  The important thing to remember is that it’s not about how much time you have…it’s about how effectively you manage it. If you want to start setting and achieving your goals, you need to seriously avoid distractions and bad habits.  You will have to focus on working hard instead.  So, you’ll need to find a good time management system and stick with it.  Pay attention to how you use your time, and you won’t fail to achieve your long-term goals. Stay balanced.  Follow a system that will help you get things done…one where you can prioritize work, family, and personal time. Here are some helpful time management tips:
  1.  Make sure your goals have a powerful meaning for wanting to achieve them.  If they don’t, then you could fall off track.
  2. Use the four quadrant time management system.  Decide between urgent and not urgent activities, and important and not important activities.
  3. Record your time in a journal for at least a week.  How was your time used?  Was time wasted?  How does this time fit into the four quadrant system?
  4. Tackle your biggest tasks in the morning.  This will give you the biggest momentum to help you through the rest of your day.
  5. Remember the 80-20 Rule.  80% of the efforts comes from 20% of the results.
  6. Develop good habits and get rid of bad ones.  Focusing on good habits allows you to get better at managing your time, making other good habits develop easier!
  7. Take frequent breaks while working.  Work for 1 hour and break for 15 mins (if you can).  Go for a short walk or meditate during that time.  You’ll have more energy and you’ll focus better when you return.
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Benefits of Business Coaching

Business owners often wonder if working with a business coach is beneficial to their business.  Is investing in a business coach really worth the cost? Here are a few reasons to hire a business coach: – Business coaches support their clients, helping them work out challenges and giving them more confidence.  Confidence is invaluable in business. – Business coaches include exercises and activities around personality, culture, and leadership styles.  They empower workers to better understand themselves and the people they work with. – Business coaches give an objective point of view and can quickly identify problem areas that perhaps their clients can’t see.  They push owners out of their comfort zones so they can take their business to the next level. – Business coaches provides another set of eyes that can draw on experiences with other clients, to reveal blind spots within the business. – Business coaches ask their clients questions that challenge them to think critically about their business. – Business coaches help their clients decide which issues are worth fighting today and which ones are not worth worrying about until later. – Business coaches are available to all employees, making them feel progress towards a goal and helps them grow within the company.  Employee retention then goes up. – Business coaches help their clients plan their finances in a smart and beneficial manner, helping them make the best financial decisions for their company. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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Strategic Alliance and Your Business

What is Strategic Alliance? An agreement between two or more parties to pursue a set of agreed upon objectives needed while remaining independent organizations. This strategy provides more flexibility than a joint ventures because the involved parties do not need to merge any assets or funds in order to proceed. Benefits: – Your strategic alliance gives you instant endorsement and credibility – You gain access to the networks of your partners through their database of customers, members, or employees – You develop a referral partnership – You associate your business with another established brand – You decrease your overall marketing costs, while expanding your reach – You position yourself as the specialist (expert) in your niche through the endorsement of your strategic partner to their network – You learn from other businesses regarding what has been successful for them in the past Here is some great advice when it comes to alliances: – Create a solid business plan backed up by a detailed contract – Define metrics for assessing the value your alliance delivers – Seek common ground with your partners – Establish formal systems and structures Here are some principles that complement the conventional advice above: – Focus less on defining the business plan and more on how you’ll work together – Develop metrics pegged not only to alliance goals, but also to alliance progress – Instead of trying to eliminate differences, leverage them to create value – Go beyond formal governance structures to encourage collaborative behavior – Spend as much time on managing internal stakeholders as on managing the relationship with your partners
Source Credit:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_alliance Source Credit:  https://hbr.org/2007/11/simple-rules-for-making-alliances-work
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Company Culture: What is it?

Company culture is something that already exists within a company…it’s the company’s personality.  It defines the environment in which employees work. It’s a variety of elements that include: Environment Mission Value Ethics Expectations Goals Ask yourself these questions: Do you have your own plans for your company’s development? Do you have teams that are growing within your organization? Do your employees have common behaviors? What does their job mean to them? Would they want to leave if they had the chance to? Do they get along with others within their team? Do your employees seem happy at work? These are symptoms of either a healthy or unhealthy culture.  You need to know how your employees are reacting to what you’re building. Employees tend to enjoy work when their needs and values are consistent with those in the workplace. They develop better relationships with coworkers and are usually more productive. It’s important to seek out employees who share your company’s culture.  Businesses with a strong company culture have happier employees, increased productivity, and higher employee retention rates. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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