Simple strategy for success

Tempus fugit - Il tempo vola - Time fliesWhat are you doing with your prime time?

Prime time is when you feel most refreshed, focused, and productive.  

It’s the time when you tackle the most important projects, the most difficult projects, and the projects that will give you the most return on your time investment.

It’s not the time to file papers, get coffee, or catch up with your colleagues on last night’s episode of American Idol or what you ate for dinner.

One of the keys to success is identifying your prime time – whether at work or home – and protecting it as much as you can.

Laboring together

Leading through changeWho are you working with? Are they people you like well enough?

Do you allow each other to share ideas, even if they seem unrealistic, without ridicule?

The ability to work together is fundamental to our species. We have the capacity to build amazing things and, in the process, get to know each other just a little bit better.

Look around. Everything that exists was created by two or more people.

R = P Relationships = Power.

Do you come to your co-laboring honestly and openly? Think about ways you could improve your collaboration at work, home, and in the community.

What is your Why?

What is your why?Here’s a simple question that you may not be asking yourself enough: “What is my purpose for doing what I do? What is my Why?”

How do I know the question isn’t asked enough? Because countless people can’t say no to things around them. They say yes to giving their time away because their Why isn’t clear and strong.

Knowing your Why, which develops out of your beliefs, values, and vision, helps to define your priorities. When you have priorities to get you to a powerful Why, you go after your goals with fewer distractions.

Get the Nerve!

Habits are key

success, focus on my goal, time management, time management skills, joe serio, get the nerve to succeed, make my dreams a reality, fix my relationship, have the life i wantReaching your goals is about having good habits. Good habits result in consistency, progress, and success. Bad habits keep you from getting what you want. But keep in mind that not all habits are created equal.

What key habits can you follow that make it easier to succeed? For example, eating right is a key habit that will help you feel better, look better, sleep better, focus better, communicate better, manage your finances better, and a whole lot more.

What one habit can you develop that will positively impact all the other parts of your life?

Make the change

Hand writing New Mindset New Results with black marker on transparent wipe board.Seen on social media: “Monday is the perfect day to correct last week’s mistakes. Good morning!”

Many of us don’t slow down long enough to figure out what went wrong last week and, more importantly, how we can fix it. Far too many of us dread Monday morning. We spend energy mourning the loss of the weekend. Gone way too fast! And anticipate the hassles of the upcoming week.

Take a few minutes to think about the past week. What went great, what went not so great? How can you change it this week?