Thursday, April 16, 2009

Are You Saving Time or Investing Time?


The power of the words that we choose to live with is amazing. When you visit with someone who "has to" do something, it is very different than someone who "gets to" do something. If you are "spending time" it is very different than "investing time".

I had the pleasure of speaking to about 700 people from John Deere the other day. The Employee Networking Group that brought me in was very clear that the greatest asset they had were the people in the company. They felt it was important to let them know by putting on a fantastic set of programs for the day. Some people may deem putting on an event as "spending" money; while amazing companies and organizations know that "investing" in employees will return more than they could possibly imagine.

One of the things that I typically cover in my live events is the power of taking action and being flexible. We are in a different kind of market and environment than we were even 1 year ago! (I was visiting with one of my coaching clients the other day about that very subject! Many of my marketing programs have changed dramatically in the last 8 months to reflect the changes necessary to capture market)

Here is some food for thought:
1. Are you comfortable? If you are, change something. Growth doesn't happen when you are comfortable. Anthony Robbins says "If you aren't growing, you are dying".
2. Make a plan to take action on at least one item per day that will move you toward your goals. It may not seem like much, but the snowball effect of momentum will amaze you.
3. Find a mentor. They will hold you accountable to your outcomes. You may not always like them, but you will love them for helping you accomplish what it is you set out to do.

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