Monday, August 13, 2012

Productivity

Six people you should have on your side:

-The Investigator: Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up and go, and try, and make things happen. You want to keep this person energized, and enthusiastic.
-The Cheerleader: This person is a huge fan, a strong supporter, and a rabid evangelist for you and your work. Work to make this person rewarded, to keep them engaged.
-The Doubter: This is the devil’s advocate, who asks the hard questions and sees problems before they arise. You need this person’s perspective.
-The Taskmaster: This is the loud and belligerent voice that demands you gets things done. This person is the steward of momentum, making sure deadlines are met and goals are reached.
-The Connector: This person can help you find new avenues and new allies. This person breaks through roadblocks into finds ways to make magic happen.
-The Example: This is your mentor, you hero, your North Star. This is the person who you seek to emulate.

Morning habits/ perfect morning:

-Self discipline.
-Sport.
-Planning.

Seven habits of effectivness:

-Be Proactive.
-Begin With The End In Mind/ visualization.
-Put First Things First/ organization.
-Think Win/Win.
-Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood.
-Synergize.
-Sharpen The Saw (re-energize, review, nutrition, reading...).

Twelve things to finish before noon:

-To make a work to-do list the day before.
-To get a full night's rest.
-To avoid hitting snooze.
-To exercise.
-To practice a morning ritual/ routine.
-To eat breakfast.
-To arrive at the office on time.
-To check in with their boss and/or employees.
-To tackle the big projects first.
-To avoid morning meetings.
-To allot time for following up on messages.
-To take a mid-morning break.

Fourteen Ways To Make Better Decisions And Strengthen Your Willpower:

-Decision-making power means that all of the small decisions add up quickly.
-Once you're mentally depleted, you're more likely to make trade-offs/ compromise.
-Your brain needs glucose in order to make good decisions.
-People spend three to four hours a day resisting desire.
-Develop routines.
-Time for sleep, eating and excercising.
-Women help decision making.
-Our unconscious plays a key role in helping us make good decisions, sleep on it.
-Delegate.
-Freedom, There's value to simply caving in and saying "yes" to the "wrong choices" once in a while.
-There's also power in deciding NOT to decide.
-It comes down to preparing for your moments of weakness -- because we're only human, after all/ be ready to fall.
-Let go with things that can overwhelm you.
-Just do it.


Fifteen Ways To Become More Powerful:


1.-Don't believe the myth that some people are born to lead and others aren't.
2.-Get over the idea that everyone needs to like you.
3.-Performance doesn't really matter.
4.-Help powerful people feel good about themselves.
5.-Build an effective power nertwork.
6.-Break the rules, especially early in your career.
7.-Get access to key resources.
8.-Do an honest self-assessment.
9.-Act the part before you've got the part.
10.-Be OK with conflict and showing anger.
11.-Don't be afraid to ask for advice.
12.-Carefully consider and construct your image.
13.-Just remeber there's a high price to pay for power.
14.-And in the end, everyone loses power.
15.-So what's keeping you from becoming powerful?

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