In this edition ... The Raw Material of Achievement... Rocks for All! Delegate and Elevate... Learning to Avoid THE GAP ...
Here is your weekly installment of Tuesday Traction Points - Key things I'm seeing and experiencing that give me, and the entrepreneurs I work with, Traction!
Quote I'm Pondering
"[Obstacles are] simply your brain's way of telling you: 'In order to get to this goal, these are the things you will need to transform and change.' The obstacles are simply raw material."
Rocks For All!
Rocks are defined as the 3 to 7 most important things that must get done in the next 90 days.
There’s no denying the incredible impact of a company and its leadership team having quarterly Rocks. The focus, accountability, clarity, and results this discipline creates are invaluable.
Find out what might be holding you and your leadership team back from setting Rocks, the benefit of looking back on Rocks achieved, and the 4 easy steps to set Rocks for everyone in your company each quarter!
Learn More (4 minutes)
Delegate and Elevate
One of the easiest ways for a leader to empower and motivate employees is to provide opportunity and autonomy by delegating work.
There are limits, of course. As a leader, you're certainly not going to offload projects detrimental to the success of the company without oversight. But I'd venture to guess you have a number of other tasks you're holding onto that would be great candidates for delegation. It's easy to get wrapped up with work that's safe and familiar and to hoard tasks simply because we have always owned them.
Check out this piece from Inc. on 7 steps Google leaders follow to delegate work.
Read More (4 minutes)
Book I Read This Week
Learning How To Avoid THE GAP by Dan Sullivan describes 3 capabilities our minds have to comprehend the "ideals", the "actuals" and "The GAP". Proper use of these mental abilities determines our success and happiness.
There are many people in the world who are enormously successful, live in wonderful circumstances, and have extraordinary opportunities -- and yet they are unhappy. There are others with similar achievements who are happy -- and increasingly so.
In the book, we learn that the fundamental difference is the way our brains tend to (and the way we ultimately choose to) measure our achievements. In the book we learn 12 strategies to get out of the "negative zone" of failing to achieve the "ideal", and into the "positive zone" of recognizing "continual progress" in our actuals.
I like Strategy 8 - Increase your ability to transform all obstacles into creative solutions. See "Quote I'm Pondering" above.
Book (45 minutes)