I’m all about productivity. Now that we're getting later into the week, maybe some of you are feeling sluggish, especially in the summer time. Always remember, the key to success is doing the most in the least amount of time. Here’s my first round of tips on how to do exactly that:
- Going on a flight? Upgrade your food choice and shop and take from home good healthy before going to airport so u don't eat the garbage at the gate while you’re waiting to board. Your body will thank you later. Drink 1 bottle of water for every hour you fly at least! You will feel better after you land
- Don’t take a Red Eye. If you do, you’ll be off your game at work the next day. Fly an airplane with Wi-Fi instead. Be productive while you fly. The technology is out there. Use it.
- What’s your exit strategy? When you go to a ball game, park a few blocks further than you’re used to. When the game is over, you’ll be able to get in & get out quickly…in the car and out of the lot! Another solution, park close but tip the parking lot attendant when you come in, not when you go out. Give them a few extra bucks and your car will be waiting in the front when the game is over.
- Get on Uber! Sign up (shameless plug). You avoid moving cars and changing times when flights are delayed or when meetings get cancelled. Saves you so much aggravation, time and money.
- Never leave your voicemail in the office or on your cell phone full. Respond and delete once you receive them. When I call some one and their voicemail is full it’s a signal that someone is not on their game…not good!
- What Else x What’s Next = First to Market – Are you thinking about every client you have and how you can help them? What are your clients missing ? What about their customers? What are you going to do to get ahead of the game and be first? Remember to always hustle without rushing.
- The hardest thing in life isn’t setting goals, but re-forecasting after you’ve hit your goal. It’s okay to be happy to hit your goals, but you shouldn’t ever be satisfied. Concentrate on re-evaluating how you can push things further.
- When you’re not feeling well and you go to the doctor, get a second opinion. There’s nothing more important than your health. Why not get a second opinion about something to be sure you’re treating something properly?
- Inclusion breeds commitment. Always mix in some good communication. That is the key to good collaboration.
And, another lesson…
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel,"
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.
The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?"
"It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies.
"Great," the husband says, "did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?"
Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.