How To Work Smart On Right Things;
Unplug & Reboot From Time-Wasters
January 16, 2012
By Bobbin Beam
So here we are, and itís already mid-January. How are you doing with your resolutions/plans and goals for 2012?
Are you doing everything you can to get what you want (and deserve)?
Iím just coming off of my best year ever and am working to keep the momentum going. Every day I plan to make 2012 better than ever, and Iím going to share some of my methods and inspirations here for those who may be interested.
THE PARETO PRINCIPLE
To stay on track, Pareto's Principle, the 80/20 Rule, should serve as a daily reminder to focus 80 percent of your time and energy on the 20 percent of your work that is really important.
Don't just "work smart," work smart on the right things.
Weíre always so busy, but on what?
Many of us are undisciplined, and it is hard to gain any traction, much less momentum by multi-tasking and doing, doing, doing.
Itís imperative to rid ourselves of the extraneous junk, unplug, and reboot our life!
HOW TO DECIDE ...
Here are some tips from excellent thought leader John C. Maxwell about applying the Pareto Principle as a guideline to assist in decision making, so that the 20% will rise to the top of our to-do lists. Decide:
In order to make progress, we must change ourselves. A little bit each day can compound into sweeping changes over time.
One of my mentors, Lee Silber, suggests the following approach:
Take a stack of index cards and on each card write down one task that takes up your time. Then on the back of each card in your stack:
Remember that youíre only as good or as successful at anything as what you did last time.
So in order to change, you must be open and proactive.
For me, I want to become a better communicator, be a mentor and expand my own mentorship base, and effect change in my life and the lives of others.
MY PLAN ...
I wonít spend time trying to change things I cannot, and must therefore in essence walk away and tune out from about 90% of the noise "outside.Ē
I must feel comfortable knowing that most of the answers to what I need to know to change lie within.
Iíll read inspiring or educational articles first thing every day, and let the key points mentally "marinateĒ.
YOUR THOUGHTS = YOUR LIFE
In voice over, we work with words. They are our world.
When we use our words effectively, we can become better communicators, and change the world in our work.
When we receive a script, it is a gift. It is a way to take care of your customer's needs.
We are cultivating and preserving our relationships at the same time. Weíre bettering our lot and that of whom we serve.
For me, each script stirs my passion to create, which is a huge reward in itself.
SEE THIS ...
Hereís an excellent video about The Power of Words:
FOLLOW YOUR THOUGHTS
When we keep in mind that results are our goals, weíll automatically move in their direction.
If we can capitalize on our successes by following the direction of our thoughts, we can and will change our lives.
ABOUT BOBBIN ...
Bobbin Beam is a very active voice talent, based in the San Diego - Los Angeles area, who specializes in projects for broadcast and business. She also writes a very entertaining and informative Bobbin's Blog.
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