Monday, December 8, 2008

Are you running in the fog?

How focussed are you? This little man, Zac, who happens to my son, knows what he wants and he knows how to get it. He's only 11 months old, but I'm already proud of his focus. His goals are very clear. " Feed me, change me and let me eat some toys or plants". Outside of that not much else really matters at this stage.

Most of the high performers I work with are crystal clear on what they are seeking. Ask yourself as the year draws to a close.

Do you have clarity on what you are seeking in 2009?

Are you running in the fog?

Take a few minutes to assess what you want to achieve in the next 12 months. Watch what unfolds.

I suggest you write down 5 things you would like to achieve next year and then jot down how you will go about achieving them.

One of my clients wants to ride his motorbike down the Great Ocean Road in Victoria next year.

Freud, said, "People by and large tend to become what they think of themselves". What do you think will become of you, your business and your relationships in 2009?
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Who cares?

Social networking tools are taking over the world.

Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, My Space. I'm trialling Linked In at present on the advice of some of the Microsoft community I know and trust. I'm more of an old school networker and prefer public speaking, the telephone and face to face to contact.

I've often wondered a few things about all of these tools:

1. Who cares about what you are thinking / doing unless you have a reason for me to care?
2. Who has the time to monitor / update these tools (this blog update took approx 15 minutes)?
3. Why don't you do some real work instead?
4. What about walking your dog or playing with your kids. Wouldn't that be a better long term investment?

Perhaps as Tony Hollingsworth mentioned to me yesterday these tools can turbo charge your networking. I'm not convinced yet, but am willing to trial them for 12 months. Like most things at NRG I'll measure the real results over time.

Share your social networking experiences with me here. If i don't get back to you I'm probably walking my dog. Come to think of it, I don't have dog.