Friday, April 27, 2012

Got Motivation? - A Tip to Overcome Procrastination

Got Motivation? – Don't Procrastinate...Take the One Minute Challenge
Rather listen later? Download the audio-tip - Audio: 2 mins. 10 secs. 
If you struggle with procrastination...this post is for you!...and you may need to share it with a friend.

Motivation is essential to getting things done. Being able to motivate yourself is an essential discipline in being effective at anything you.  This does impact your professionalism, it’s critical in what I call professional maturity to have the ability to get results.

And hey - if you motivate yourself, your manager won’t have to and what manager wouldn’t want that!

Here’s a great tip to motivate yourself, especially when you have to do things you don’t find particularly pleasurable. 

Here’s the tip: TAKE the ONE MINUTE CHALLENGE.

What’s that….it’s a way to jump start your energy (and if 1 minute sounds too long for those who are really draggin’…make it 30 secs. instead.)

Here’s how it works: 
Decide what you want to do, how you want to get started or what you would like to work on first, then use a timer – preferably one that makes noise, like a kitchen timer and set it for one min….then GO!

You’ll here the buzz which is an auditory motivator and it starts to stir the blood a bit and you’ll start to get some focus.

You know the cool thing is, you’ll realize how much YOU CAN GET DONE in one minute…or even 30 seconds and your motivation has been jump started.

You know what else I discovered?... once I get started I actually have a hard time stopping because what seemed overwhelming I realize I can jump into in just a very short period of time.

Recommended Action: Take the One Minute!
Additional Tip: Managers - this is a great tool to jump start collective team productivity as well.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

How to Manage Overwhelm & Stress in 4 Easy Steps

Being overwhelmed - doesn't have to be overwhelming! Ok...kind of corny, but it's true. If we practice managing it - if we create the habit to manage it, it can be overcome successfully and consistently.

Feeling overwhelmed, by the way, is another form of a stress response.  So we can appropriately combine the 2 - stress & overwhelmed.  With that these will work when feeling negative stress as well.

It doesn't have to manage us - we can manage it, if we follow these 4 easy to use and practice steps. Enjoy this video and pass it on!