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Where Do You Have An Impact?

Where do you have an impact? By design in your life, in your choices, your actions, your behavior – do you ever consider “where do I have an impact?”

Take a moment and list these – yes right now – write them down either print this out and write them here or take out a notebook or open a new place on your device and take notes.

“Where Do I Have An Impact?” What if we now switch this around and ask instead, “Where Do I Intentionally Want To Have An Impact?”

John C. Maxwell and Mitch Tublin in ParaguayThis last week myself and 250 other John Maxwell Team Certified Trainers, Coaches and Speakers returned from spending a week in Paraguay. Our goal was to train 10,000 people to become facilitators and in the classic train the trainer format continue on with at least four other people. Then have them continue on with four people. Four people as a minimum number.

Paraguay has a similar issue to other Nations in South America and Latin America with deep roots in corruption and the aspects which go along with these lines. Paraguay has it’s own unique issues from a devastating war which wiped generations of men off the map plus land and control in the region loss as well. With this being said there is a generation of young people who are striving for and hunger for a new start. A new way of life – without corruption. Where values based leadership is the driving force throughout all of society within Paraguay.

Each of us knew the following each and every day once we arrived in our staging/breakfast room at 5 AM: You are going some where, with some one, at some time, to do some thing with people. With people who want to make a difference at a time – at a time to make a difference.

That is all we knew! It did not take me long to realize the impact on the people. A session might begin with some disbelief or someone wondering how such a huge undertaking is even possible? By the end of the session upon realizing that if each person did one small thing, did their part, added all up, a huge movement would be taking place. With tears in their eyes as the session closed, with selfies being taken, hugs and kisses being given freely it was clear the seeds of transformation were planted.

La Transformacion esta en mi!

This is the line used and it appeared on materials, jerseys, handouts, gear and in the Presentation itself as a team building and bonding shout out together.

The Transformation Starts With Me!

Even writing this out now chills run through my body with such joy for the people of Paraguay as they begin this journey. There is no way we met by accident. This Movement and each one of us who volunteered to Intentionally Impact People in Paraguay to bring values based leadership and Transformation to their culture and society this did not happen by accident.

Is it time for you to act intentionally in your life? Are you ready to break the daily ritual and instead make an impact with meaning?

CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE READY!

Mitch Tublin is based in Stamford, CT. He is an advanced certified executive and personal coach, trainer and speaker on topics such as leadership, effective communication and emotional intelligence. Contact Mitch here.

Are We All Really That Busy?

Are we all busy people - or is it time managementYou see a person that you know walking by you – does this conversation sound familiar:

“Hey, how are you?“
“Great! Really busy! You?”
“Yeah, me too! Busy, busy.”
“Nice to see you.”
“Yes, same. We should plan to get together – two couples – one day soon.”
“Yeah, let’s do that! Gotta, go!”
“Say hello at home.”
“Will do.”

Aren’t we all so – – – BUSY!

Seriously, what is the deal? Why do we all find that being busy is important and that being busy equates to actually executing and getting important and critical things accomplished?

My proposal to you is to get unplugged everyday as soon as possible. Plan out what you must get accomplished each day and then figure out the priorities and begin to execute the plan for the day. Better yet – plan out the day before you plug in at all!

Right away things that people will bring up and ask about are:

  • checking email
  • checking voicemail
  • reading and responding to text messages

Rather than suggest a full ‘cold turkey’ approach, my suggestion is to set a time and then a time limit each day for these activities.

For Example: Schedule three or four specific times each day for fifteen minutes each in total. During this time check email, texts and voicemail. These times might be at approximately 10 AM – 1 PM – 3 PM – 5:30 PM.

The times – how many there are (two or three or four) – how long exactly is the time period (15, 10, 20 minutes) – is a personal preference.

The point is to set up a schedule with the parameters and then follow it! Adhere to the new schedule. If the 5:30 PM time slot bothers you consider why it bothers you? Are you feeling as if it is too early as you will be working and reading and responding to email all night long at least up until 11 PM? Or is the 5:30 PM time after 5 PM and you only have access to email in your office and you leave every single day at 4:55 PM?

It is not for me to judge how anyone conducts their work. This is about being more efficient, effective and productive in the work we all are doing.The busy work which may creep into anyone’s work habits must be erased. Analyze what really needs to have your focus and time devoted to and spend your time and effort on that and much less time checking your email.

Use the comments area to let me know where you find yourself keeping busy instead of being productive

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified coach, trainer and speaker based in Stamford, CT.

Do You Ever Leave Your Comfort Zone?

Goldfish Jumping in a Bowl

Tell the truth – Do You Ever Leave Your Comfort Zone? We are all creatures of habit. This is a given. If you keep on doing the same old thing will you ever get anywhere else? It is not to say there is anything wrong with certain habits or routines. “If you want something in your […]

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What Do You Take For Granted?

What do you take for granted

For this article would you take one minute to respond to the question – What Do You Take For Granted? – in the comments area. It would be so cool if you do that. One of the things I know I take for granted is the sky on a clear night. The stars and the planets are beautiful […]

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What Comes Next After Setting Goals? Taking Action!

Setting Smart Goals

Now that we have all set our goals for 2016 and we all know how to set goals right? SMART goals Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Tangible Now the more difficult work begins. This is taking action, implementation and execution. The absolute and most important item is to start – actually take that very first step. […]

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Time To Set 2016 Goals

Setting Goals in 2016

If you have not set goals yet for 2016 in December – what exactly are you waiting for? “Insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.”  – Attributed to Albert Einstein We all know we must set goals for ourselves, our family and in our careers or business. This should never […]

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