It’s Monday… lunchtime…in Perth..
I’ve just had my toasted cheese and tomato sandwich, and I’m now back at the desk..
Blakey is on his way over East and tells me the baggage handlers at Perth Airport are either resting,
on strike or somehow incapacitated and the queues of people are lining up down the road..
Another friend who is having chemo just emailed to say she also was stuck in the queue.. and coming out of chemo in Perth to fly to Melbourne as part of her treatment then having to face a queue is not what you need anytime, but especially today…
We had a giggle about it over the email…
LIFE GOES ON
But life goes on doesn’t it?
The economy is on the pickup it seems…if you listen to gurus..
Either way… we have to make it happen don’t we?
It all starts with attitude..
As Dr Maltz was saying on a CD I was listening to…
Its like Charles Dickens Tale of Two Cities
“It was the best of times.. and it was the worst of times..”
These times we are in right now will bring out the best in us..or the worst in us, depending on how we deal with them..
If we ask the right questions.. and hang out with the right people with the right attitudes..these times can bring out the very best in us.
THE BEST OF QUESTIONS
In these times we need to be getting with optimistic, can-do people who are willing to question us and challenge us on our own BS (Belief Systems).. ask questions like..
1. What are we doing right now that we need to change as we move into the future?
2. Where are the opportunities to grow revenue?
3. Where are the opportunities to cut costs, minimise waste, be more efficient and effective?
4. Is everyone in our organisation selling as much as they can?
5. Where could we add more value and increase the revenue from our existing clients and data base?
6. What are the top 3 goals and priorities for the next 12 months?
7. On a day by day basis, what should we be doing hour by hour to maximise results and performance?
We need to affirm to ourselves that we are incredibly capable, resourceful, ingenious and powerful people who will adapt and evolve into even stronger, effective businesses – ‘turning adversity to advantage’ as Napoleon Hill wrote.
FOCUS, PLAN, IMPLEMENT, PROFIT
If you’re about to get your team together to focus, to plan, to mobilise brainpower and energy at a Strategic Planning Retreat or Seminar, hit reply and write ‘Strat Plan’ in the subject line and we will send you our F^EE Report to help you make it a success.
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THE 5 I’s TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN THE RECESSION
INSPIRE – get your people together and inspire them, lift their spirits with hope and optimism
INVOLVE – involve them in the goals, plans, dreams you have for the future
IDEAS – ask for their input and ideas for how to make those goals and dreams a reality
INNOVATE – set priorities and make plans, step by step plans to innovate, put into action, the top 3 ideas
IMPLEMENT – have an implementation plan – who will do what by when? who will be accountable? who will they report to? How will we go about implementing so the idea becomes a commercial success..
If you’d like us to talk to you about using the 5 I’s in your business.. coming to speak to your team or take them through the 5 I’s Breakthrough Process… hit reply and write ‘5I’s’ in the subject line..
These are the best of times and the worst of times..
Working together we can use new thinking to make them sure fire, guaranteed ‘best of times..’
See you soon..