It is this time of the year to reflect: what have I accomplished this year? What am I most are proud of? What do I want to achieve next year, and how can you overcome my immunity to change to live the life that I want?
Organizational complicatedness has risen by a factor of 35 since 1955 according to the Harvard Business Review.
If you too spend more time reporting KPIs rather than achieving them, here’s the way out: get the big picture first, then focus on less. Identify the critical few success factors to achieve your organizations’s overall goal, and focus on these consistently.
To make your way effectively thorough the jungle of performance targets, simply keep the three keys to success in mind: Direction, Focus and Execution! Once you do this consistently you will be amazed how success will trigger even more success.
As the saying goes, you cannot prevent the pain, but suffering is optional. Here’s how to lead yourself and others through crisis:
1. You cannot control the events in your life. But you can control how you respond to them. Ask yourself these two empowering questions: What can I learn from this? How can I turn this around?
2. You get what you focus on. So focus on the solution, not the problem.
3. Be a role model and lead your team. In order to lead your team, you have to lead yourself first and not give in to your worries and negative emotions. Create empowering beliefs, self-confidence, and know that you can handle the situation.
Do you want to achieve more in less time? Then you are like most of my Executive Coaching clients: successful managers who still feel they stay behind their full potential despite working around the clock. They think they could achieve even more if they were less distracted during the day-to-day business. Famous blogger Yaro Starak published…
Many people in our society are unhappy with their careers or with their relationships. A lot of the dissatisfaction we are experiencing is caused trying to fulfill too many expectations at the same time: expectations from our spouse, our boss, the society. And ultimately the high expectations from ourselves.
Pleasing everyone or being perfect is impossible.
The key to happiness is gaining clarity on what really matters in your life, and then to take consistent action accordingly.
Calrity + Action = Happiness & Success
Do you feel you have to drink alcohol because of the expectations of other people? Drink when you don’t want to drink just because your job “requires” it or in order to get a feeling of belonging?
Stop wearing your social mask. Don’t compromise your health, and don’t say yes when you feel you should say no. Learn to say no with confidence!
Five Steps to Sustainable Success in Life and in Business. Or: What Executive Coaching & Life Coaching Have in Common
Even if you think that work and your personal life do not have much in common, the 5 steps coaching approach described here can help you achieve sustainable success in both – business and “life”.
Today is my last working day as an employee. Time for me to reflect about the definition of success. What about you?
It is Sunday noon. The last day of my stay in Germany. Strange feelings. Although I have chosen that my new home is in Thailand, it is hard to leave my parents and the country in which I was born and in which everything is so familiar and easy.
I have stayed for more than two weeks, but as it is the last day, it is a special day. How can I make best use of it? How can I make this special day special? And: have I made optimum use of the other 14 days?
To make more use of commuting time, I sometimes listen to audio books. During my stay in Germany, whenever I drove the car, I listened to Anthony Robbins “Live with Passion”. And suddenly I feel reminded of his concept of scarcity.
In short, it’s about the fact that we humans usually value things more once we realize they are scarce. Anthony gives a simple example of him and his family being keen on a new sort of cookies. He realized their craving for cookies increased as soon as they ran out of stock. Once they raised the inventory to 25 boxes of cookies, suddenly the cookies were not so special anymore, and they consumed less.
We all know this: there is a task at hand, and we convince ourselves that tomorrow or next week is still a good time to get it done. It can be a major undertaking like starting your own business, or just a small job, like cleaning up the room or bringing down the garbage. (Some people have successfully developed an intricate concept that keeps them from emptying the bin until pieces start overflowing… You would never do that, of course.)
However, sometimes we also procrastinate and postpone things that we would actually like to do. But because we think the timing is not right, we do not feel sufficiently prepared, or we are just not confident enough we prevent ourselves from taking the next steps.
One bitter encounter of postponing things in my life was visiting my grandaunt in her retirement home. She was so proud of moving into a brand-new room, and every weekend I had better things to do. – Until the day that I was notified that my grandaunt had died. I never saw her in her new room…