MyNutShare’s Key Points – “EAT that FROG” by Brian Tracy

Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy
Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy

Here are my key points:

  • Tackle the most scary, annoying, whatever tasks you don’t really like to do first! Without interruptions – until you are done with it! If you have 2 tasks you don’t like – start with the one you like even less first. Do it. Reduce the time between deciding, which one is the most horrible one and taking action. After you have accomplished this you will feel better and rewarded.
  • Plan every day! In advance – the night before.
  • Which 20% of tasks are responsible for 80% of outcome? These are the important ones. Focus on the key result areas to set priorities.
  • Upgrade your key skills and leverage your special talents rather than improving your weaknesses.
  • Do not multitask. Do one task at a time with all your focus and you will be done quicker and probably with better results.
  • Set goals – everyday and focus on them. Know what you want to achieve and what is top priority for that day. If you can’t decide what to focus on think about which goal (if accomplished) has the greatest positive impact on your life?
  • Set deadlines for your tasks. Actually this principle is also recommended by Tim Ferris in “the 4-hour work week” (I will do a summary on this separately). Short deadlines that force you to take immediate action and get the task done in an efficient way rather than precasting with perfection.
  • Don’t tackle the task as a big one. Break it down so it becomes easier to do.
  • Watch your thoughts and become your own, biggest motivator.
  • Do not do everything. Priorities and procrastinate the rest. Do the tasks that have the most serious consequences and focus on these key result areas.

MyNutShare Book Recommendation: Grant Cardone – If you’re not first, you’re last

MyNutShare - Book Recommendation Grant Cardone
MyNutShare – Book Recommendation Grant Cardone

Yes, this months it’s a lot Grant Cardone related stuff, however, I am currently consuming all the Audiobooks and some Videos – this is why.

My key take aways from “If you’re not first, you’re last”:

  • Play to win. Competition is for Sissy’s, you want to dominate your market
  • Obscurity is your biggest enemy – make sure you stick
  • Your second biggest enemy is white space on your calendar
  • There are no bad times to make business – go, build value and rock economic contractions
  • Don’t take the economy as an excuse
  • Money finds perceptions of value – not the lowest price. Decreasing your price is not the answer. The price is a myth. Increase the value and show the prospect, how you solve a problem
  • Value your power houses, go the extra mile, value your existing and future customers
  • Counter intuitive behaviour to cut edge
  • Taking massive action is what you want – and need
  • Think outside the box – who has set the rules anyways?
  • Customer Satisfaction is not the primary goal! Dominate, generate new customers and wow your customers is your goal! Earn the business
  • Sales people are made, not born. Learn to sell and keep your pipeline up. In fact, teach and invest in the sales skills of your workforce. Everyone needs to know how to pitch your business and how to sell.
  • Having trouble selling a first product with a budget? Ask for the second sales as well! Advance and conquer, cross-sell
  • Value add proposition – know your USP
  • Always stay hungry! Everything healthy grows

Being myself a sales professional I can say there is a lot to take away from this book re getting the right mindset and also taking action by getting hands-on best practice advice. But this book is also essential for every employee who cares about job security – it’s a great way to develop an intrapreneurial mindset and become a super valuable asset for every employer.

For every business owner and manager this book is a must! Essential survival guide for succeeding in tough times and slow markets.

Market Research Coaching and self-development – your Opinion counts / Eure Meinung zählt

Hello english speaking friends,

I am currently doing my market research. If you have 3 minutes time to answer 10 quick questions this would help me a lot.

Thanks everyone for your support!

Here is the link to the ENGLISH survey (for german version, please scroll down)

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Hallo meine lieben deutschen Freunde,

Ich bin momentan dabei mein Market Research durchzuführen. Wenn ihr 3 Minuten Zeit habt wäre es super, wenn ihr kurz 10 schnelle Fragen beantworten könntet. Ihr würdet mir damit sehr helfen!

Tausend Dank für eure Unterstützung! Hier der DEUTSCHE Link. 

 

What is Attitude?

Hello everybody,

Stephanie (My Nut Share)
Stephanie (My Nut Share)

ever felt pleased when someone told you ‘I love your attitude’? I did, absolutely. However, I did not really know what my ‘Attitude’ exactly is. So, I thought I will need to find out. Here is what I found:

 What is Attitude?

A Definition of ‘Attitude’ by Business Dictionary: “A predisposition or a tendency to respond positively or negatively towards a certain idea, object, person, or situation. Attitude influences an individual’s choice of action, and responses to challenges, incentives, and rewards (together called stimuli). Four major components of attitude are (1) Affective: emotions or feelings. (2) Cognitive: belief or opinions held consciously. (3) Conative: inclination for action. (4) Evaluative: positive or negative response to stimuli.

OK, so, this is a lot …  let’s get a bit more into this.

Eagly and Chaiken (1993, 1) defined attitude as “..a psychological tendency that is expressed by evaluating a particular entity with some degree of favour or disfavour”. This means when a certain event is happening you will react (think, feel, behave) in a certain way.  This reaction or more the way HOW you are going to react is influenced by a more positive or slightly negative favour of reaction.

OK, so let’s look into the reactions (think, feel, behave) into a bit more detail with some examples:

Thinking: This is the cognitive component, i.e. what we believe and / or know about a certain event.

Example: I think elevators are dangerous, because the space is limited inside an elevator, it goes up to incredible heights and I have to trust in mechanics and technology.

Feeling: This is the affective component, i.e. the feelings and / or emotions we have about a certain event.

Example: I feel anxious when I have to use an elevator.

Behaving: This is the behavioral (or conative) component, i.e. the way we behave or act.

Example: I’d rather choose the stairs or I get sweaty hands and feel anxious when  I have to use an elevator.

Why does Attitude matter?

To answer this question I want to quote a page I just found and, which I think brings the whole thing to the point. Here we go:

A Good Attitude Is The Mother Of Success. Your attitude determines how you’ll be in a future situation, independent of the circumstances that present themselves. If you have a “go-getter”, positive attitude at work, then you’ve decided before circumstances present themselves that you’re going to come out on top. This powerfully shapes how you encounter different situations. The locus of control is within you, not your environment. You’ve predetermined the outcome even before the game has begun.” (For more check out: http://www.positive-thinking-principles.com/what-is-attitude.html)

Having an internal Locus of Control means you believe to be responsible for your actions and the outcomes of those. Things do not happen to you or are results of luck or destiny  (this would be an external Locus of Control) but you make the things happen! A rule of thumb indicates ‘Your success depends 10% on what happens to you and 90% on how you react’.

With this been said – let’s take action and let’s make things happen!

P.S. I DON’T hate elevators 😉