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"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." -Dwight D. Eisenhower
I am obsessed with strategies. Obsessed.
Two kinds only.
Strategies for ROI improvement. My time is so limited now that the girls are back in school. I have to make the most of it.
And I am also obsessed with strategies for sales techniques.
While it's been said that I could "sell ice to eskimos" and in part I think they are correct, there is still a lot to learn.
For instance did you know that are at least 7 different selling methods?
Or that there are at least 50 (FIVE ZERO) different models behind strategic thinking?
NO WONDER we are overwhelmed and confused and get in stand still mode!
Okay. Here's the Eisenhower model for which is known for not only improving yourself, but also helping others.
He said "the most urgent tasks are not always the most important."
Before you jump into the urgent task ask yourself when you will do the important tasks. Also Warren Buffett is known for creating his list of things to complete but then never moving on to the next item until the item is checked off.
I am going for it. Eisenhower, Warren and I.
Dwight Eisenhower, our 34th President, put forth the first real bill for Civil Rights, he founded NASA, he ENDED WWII, created the national interstate highway system AND all the while doing what's most important first.
LEAD. Lovelies. Lead.
--> I saw Glenn Doyle Melton speak over a year ago. I was impressed with her speaking ability and the heart she presented on stage. Some of her politics came on stage and this was even before Trump was so polarizing). I didn't agree that that was an appropriate place for her to put down this and that. So I walked out of event both energized by her real message of fighting for yourself and disheartened because of the handful of digs she slipped in. That's me though. I am an opinionated one. But that's leading. We are not going to agree on everything. We will agree on some. Her main message was spot on. Be you. Be truthful. Love yourself immensely. I respect that about her. Glennon Doyle Melton Followed Her Truth and Why You Should Too. (Hint - ladies we need you!)
--> Manage your stress with these 6 scientifically proven hacks. Cliff notes version: sniff citrus, chew gum, go green, eat pumpkin seeds, get acupuncture, plant your feet firmly on the ground.
--> The French are better at small talk than us! How come? Never ever ask what do you do. Instead dig for something more meaningful!
--> Sexual harassment has long been something hard to talk about. One by one a group of strong women came forward and forced an "untouchable" to step down. Give thanks to those courageous women.
Quick side note from Ashleigh. Here are my most favorite tools ever.
- For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings. My walk always becomes a power walk after listening.
- To focus during the day I love to focus@will. They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does. I blare the classical music. I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
- Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away. She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money! Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny. Not. going. to. lie
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
--> Last week's podcast was a review of my personal notes from sitting in the 3rd row just feet away from the most ICONIC entrepreneurs in the world. This week's is Part 2.
--> This post old has spiked in traffic again! Seems to be timely... Too Busy/Tired/Anxious/Annoyed for Quality Time with the Kiddos? 5 Things to Do Right Now.