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"For your bravery, hard work, and dedication to our country, we thank you."
On Wednesday, we talked about how 17% of employees say they would literally rather watch paint dry than attend a meeting.
And I find that so so funny.
I have certainly been to my share of time-waster meetings.
Truth is though, I am actually very, very, very good at hosting meetings.
I mean, VERY good.
So why was I skipping for joy when my morning was freed up?
It meant I got to focus my energy on my high priorities.
You see I have client work and I have Power Squad Project work.
It's fun how I live for PSP.
Then I read this blog post about cancelled meetings from Seth Godin.
I think it's a sign.
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LEAD. Lovelies. Lead.
For Veterans Day we remember "regular" people who did good things.
Everyone one of us can do good and courageous things.
Is that not leading?
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” —John F. Kennedy
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--> I can't just drop the words that I am very very very good at something without giving you a few tips and tricks. I haven't talked much but my background is managing multi-multi-million dollar projects with tough deadlines and many, many dependencies. Think of the largest software system you can imagine and then double or triple it's size. Quadruple. I managed those pieces. Pulling those pieces together for oh so many years.
So here's what you need to do. Meetings should be often and quick. They are for sharing the facts, offering out good things and problems. You decide on solutions and walk away to work. If you are efficient, this can be a 5-10 minute meeting. 20 minutes maximum. Anything else you are exchanging information and really this is a training or a relationship builder.
Quick. To the point. Moving people in action.
Start there and ask any questions.
While you're giving thanks to the Veterans, give thanks to chocolate too! I may not be in college but I just found a good reason to keep eating it! It makes me smarter and win more!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST.
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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.