Achieve More as a Leader

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Coaching Blog | 0 comments

Are you getting the results you had hoped to achieve? Are you hitting your goals? More importantly, is your team hitting its goals? Either you are moving forward along the right path or you have lost direction along the way. Even if you are hitting your goals, there is always another mountain to climb, right? I mean, you’re a successful leader, and you are looking to make other leaders successful, too, right? If you’re looking for more achievement on a consistent basis, I believe you can achieve just that with a few simple changes.

1. Set goals
Your mind is good at finding solutions. You can help yourself a lot by doing a good job of planning and prioritizing your objectives. The simplest way to do this is to write down your goals and include deadlines for each of them. Read them once a day, and discuss them with your team at least once a week.

2. Be organized
Yes, I’m going to talk about making lists and time-blocking. You need something to guide your day, right? I have found that I do much better by making and reviewing my lists at night. Before I go to bed each night, along with packing my clothes for the gym, and making sure my briefcase is packed, I make a list with all the things I want to accomplish the next day. I also keep a pad and pen on my nightstand, in case I get an idea during the night.

3. Maintain the Right Attitude
People who are happy and successful usually have a positive attitude. That’s what allows them to move forward with confidence. This is a state of mind, not an act. Minor issues or challenges don’t bother them because they have a belief system that things will work out well in the end. They also keep the big picture in mind, so minor challenges are just that…minor.

4. Peer-Up
It is no secret that you will often achieve about as much as the people with whom you spend the most time. If you want to be successful, spend time as frequently as you can with people who are more successful than you. Successful people look at many things differently than those who are less successful. Integrating some of these ideas into your own thinking will likely bring you more successes of your own. Secondly, you’ll be exposed to new opportunities. High-achieving people frequently have all kinds of projects going on. You never know when they might need a helping hand. You may also get to connect with their peer group, who are likely to be very successful as well.

5. Help Others
Offering your services and being helpful to others will attract like-minded people into your life. It shows that you are someone who cares and wants to be significant in the lives of others. Doors and opportunities will open for you, but your best reward is in knowing that you are capable of making a difference in the life of someone else.

6. Make time for fun
You should never find yourself so busy or so focused on your journey to success that you sacrifice those you love to it or for it! Make and schedule time to do the things you love to do, with those you love to be with.

These 6 simple ideas can bring you much success, if you choose to use them. You know, being successful is really no more challenging than being unsuccessful. Both require specific actions and attitudes applied consistently over a period of time.

Enjoy the ride!


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