decisions

Optimise your day, make maximum impact, and get home early

Pay-off: quickly increase your effectiveness and efficiency (+ free cheat sheet) Investment: 4 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Everyone seems too busy these days. But most people, I’d argue, are too busy being ineffective. “I won’t be able to help you this afternoon, I’ve blocked two hours out of my schedule to bang my …

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The worst advice your mum gave you

Pay-off: flip this on its head and you’ll help and earn co-operation from others from now on Investment: 2 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here “Treat others how you would like to be treated”, your mother once told you. You liked that idea. It made perfect sense. So as best you could, you did it. Which …

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How to fight your way out of your comfort zone (and win)

Pay-off: a chance to re-direct your energy and abilities Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here This one’s about the fight you’re having. The important fight, with major lifelong consequences. Whoever you are, and whatever stage of your career and your level of success, in some area of your work or life… You’re having one …

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How to convince someone by changing their environment

Pay-off: something else within your control that can help others make the right decision (like asking them to marry you?) Investment: 2 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here How to convince someone (by changing their environment) It’s probably worth considering that decisions aren’t made in isolation of one’s environment. You think you’re being sensible and …

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How to find the decision maker

  Pay-off: Some ideas and a step by step guide to help you get to the decision maker and get a ‘yes’ Investment: 5 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here How to help a prospective client organisation make an informed business decision You know what it’s like. You’ve put a lot of time and effort into engaging …

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Two sensible paths for your next career step

Pay-off: Get clear on which of 2 paths you should take for your next career step Investment: 5 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Are you taking charge of your career? Or is it taking charge of you? (If it’s not one, it’s the other). You might want to pause and get clear on that. Even if your …

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Getting clarity and how to help others to get clarity

Pay-off: how to get clarity or help someone else get clarity to move forwards Investment: 2.5 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Many problems are a clarity issue, nothing more. The less clearly we can see from A to B, the less likely we’ll attempt to advance from A to B. If you can’t see …

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How to eliminate pushback in conversations

Pay-off: help people make changes via smarter conversations Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Why do people push back in some conversations? Could it be because: They’re trying to protect themselves (and protect what they currently believe)? You gave them something to push back on? If so, how could you eliminate pushback …

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