Need more time to work on important goals? How to create a “Downtime List” that will keep you productive and on-track even when you’re relaxing.
In this time of great joy, togetherness, and celebration know just how much even the smallest act of kindness and goodwill can mean to those around you.
The truth is most of us go into the holidays with very mixed emotions. We celebrate all the blessings we have been given with the loved ones who are still in our lives but we also struggle to cope with the loss of those who are no longer with us or the distance that separates us from them.
Sending thank-you notes is one of the greatest business relationship strategies of all.
In this world of being bombarded by digital messages, the hand-written note has become the most cherished of all things we receive.
I know you’ve experienced that little blip of excitement when you see that personal envelope arrive -shrouded in a sea of generic correspondences.
Seeing a beautiful home uprooted by an earthquake or mudslide leaves you feeling sick inside. The woodwork, cabinetry, and furnishings all destroyed suddenly by a volatile shift to the home’s underpinnings. Some shifts in a home’s foundation – like those from a natural disaster – can’t be controlled. But the foundation on which you choose to build your presentation can.
Think about it like building a house.
First, you must create the strongest foundation possible. This can be thought of as your presentation strategy. This is where most presenters fail to devote the proper time and attention – and end up with less-than-steller results.
Whether it be a race, a presentation, or a big work project, we’ve always been taught to approach every finish line giving it 100%. It’s a lesson that sticks with me. I realize I’m in the final stretch of something when I hear that little inner voice shouting, “Kick it! Kick it! Kick it!!!”
It’s such a great feeling crossing the finish line knowing you gave those final seconds, final hours, or final days EVERYTHING.
In December, it’s easy to get caught up in party-mode. But while others are more distracted, you can actually claim more time for YOU. More quiet moments to “Kick it!”