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Secret Question to Make Every Meeting a Success!

2018-07-13T21:38:56+00:00By |Business, Business Process, Efficiency, Productivity|

  How many meetings have you been to that are a total waste of time and money?You’re sitting there in the meeting wondering, staring at others, perhaps rolling your eyes, knowing it's not going well, or worse, infuriated that the whole episode is a full-on time-suck of your life!Does this sound familiar?I learned a unique approach long ago that helped me shift my thinking about meetings to make them more meaningful.Participation = More ValueThe secret is in how to own a meeting, instead of letting it own you.Ask this question before your next meeting: "Why Did I Call This Meeting?" Watch this short video on how using this question can make any meeting more valuable to you.To your success,O'Leary Logan & Team Renaissance    PS: Let me know how this works for you.  You can contact me here.  Get weekly Success Strategies

One Basic Skill that Will Make You Win More in Negotiations

2018-07-11T16:51:39+00:00By |Business, Business Process, Efficiency, Finance, Growth, Leadership|

"Each party should gain from the negotiation" - Andrew Carnegie What is the least practiced, yet the most important skill to have as a leader or a business owner?  It’s the skill of negotiating! Whether you’re an expert or a neophyte to negotiation, you always want to learn and practice the essentials, just like a professional athlete consistently practices their craft to win at their game.   Work the Fundamentals First!    One of the most important first steps in negotiations is to clarify and identify the interests of each party (Harvard Program on Negotiations, Feb. 2018). Clearly identifying both your interests and the other person’s interests makes it possible to notice options for agreement.  And, equally important, you become aware of strengths and weaknesses in what is being offered or asked. Knowing all your interests and the interests of the other party will help you to create the [...]

Rituals to Boost Your Productivity!

2016-12-01T00:09:11+00:00By |Efficiency, Planning, Productivity, Structure|

“Practice does not make perfect; Practice creates a habit.” One condition that I know plagues almost every business owner is they are very, very busy. Do you find yourself in this camp? At the end of the day do you find you still have a week’s worth of activity to complete? You wake up at 5am and you’re already 3 hours behind!? […]

Victory Over Procrastination (Strategy #7)

2016-12-01T00:13:33+00:00By |Growth, Productivity, Structure|

This Victory Over Procrastination series will support you achieving your goals and help you make running your business smoother. Strategy 7: Know and Practice the Basics to Become a Master! What is an easy way to practice mastery everyday? Like every professional athlete or successful business owner you commit to practicing the fundamentals of leading your business daily. With respect to eliminating tolerations and having freedom from procrastinating, you practice taking specific actions daily to complete unfinished business and tolerations. […]

Victory Over Procrastination (Strategy #6)

2016-12-01T00:13:27+00:00By |Diversity, Growth, Health, Structure|

This Victory Over Procrastination series will support you achieving your goals and help you make running your business smoother. Strategy 6: Your Environment Determines Outcomes! “People in a broken system create defects.”—Edward Deming When I was a boy, I hung out with the wrong crowd for a semester. My grades went south and my attitude went sideways. Lots of tolerations were generated. My dad sat me down one evening and patiently told me, “Son, if you hang out with dogs. . . you’ll catch fleas.” And boy, was I getting bitten! […]

Victory Over Procrastination (Strategy #5)

2016-12-01T00:13:19+00:00By |Coaching, Growth, Language|

This Victory Over Procrastination series will support you achieving your goals and help you make running your business smoother. Strategy 5: Language Determines Outcomes! It is within you to have the results you didn’t think possible by simply changing your language! The words you speak create the world you live in — the lens in which you look through. If you say “it is difficult to get rid of tolerations,” then guess, what?  You just made it difficult because you said so. If you say, “it’s hard to make sales calls,” then the universe is absolutely going to agree with you. […]

Victory Over Procrastination (Strategy #4)

2016-12-01T00:13:11+00:00By |Coaching, Growth, Productivity|

This Victory Over Procrastination series will support you achieving your goals and help you make running your business smoother. Strategy 4:  A Process to Eliminate It! “New Results Require New Action!” Do you ever wonder why the same procrastination problems repeat? To eliminate nagging, stubborn tolerations from your list you must have a new mindset and take new action. Applying the same behaviors and expecting new results is often called insanity. […]

Victory Over Procrastination (Strategy #3)

2016-12-01T00:13:53+00:00By |Coaching, Growth, Harmony, Productivity|

This Victory Over Procrastination series will support you achieving your goals and help you make running your business smoother. Strategy 3: Getting Unstuck! Don’t you wish you had a magic key to solve all your problems — in this case for eliminating your tolerations?! As adults we come to realize that excellent processes will assist us in achieving our desired results.  The same holds true for eliminating each item on your toleration list.  What is the best process? Not all tolerations are created equal.  Certain tolerations are stubborn and refuse to budge. […]

Victory Over Procrastination (Strategy #2)

2016-12-01T00:14:20+00:00By |Coaching, Growth|

This Victory Over Procrastination series will support you achieving your goals and help you make running your business smoother. Strategy 2: Creating a new Mindset! “Use what was missed as a resource for your future.” How do you best reverse the affects of procrastinating?! As mentioned in last week’s audio, procrastinating is resistance to taking forward action toward your outcomes. An interrupting event occurs in your day or week and then Bam! – you’re off course. Something gets in the way of your progress. […]