Are You Ready For Your Inauguration?

Are You Ready For Your Inauguration?in·au·gu·ra·tion
iˌnôɡ(y)əˈrāSH(ə)n/
noun
noun: inauguration; plural noun: inaugurations
Defined:   the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period.

For Example –  

    • a ceremony to mark the beginning of something.

Are you ready to announce and declare your Inauguration?

You are part of a company or large organization – Declare no more unnecessary meetings! Have an inaugural event and make this stick. Define what is a necessary meeting, how it should be structured and how many people must attend. Most importantly how will the follow up and accountability for action steps determined be handled?

You have your own business – Declare you will manage your time better by tracking what you do each day and reviewing at the end of each week where you wasted time and where you optimized your time. Make it your business to spend more time on income producing items and less time on anything else. Announce your intentions with an Inaugural Event! Even if this is only through email. It will serve notice that nonessential emails may not be responded to immediately any longer.

You are in career transition (meaning – you have been let go, you are considering leaving your position, you are able to read the tea leaves and know you will be let go OR you have been out of work for a while) – Declare you are going to be open to feedback and you are going to seek it out. Declare you are going to recognize you are now in marketing and sales – the product is YOU! Declare you will create a strategy and a plan and have accountability set up to hold you to it. Announce your intentions and let people in your network know what you are doing (be careful here if you are still employed while seeking a position elsewhere).

The point is to take action! Kick off with your Inaugural Event and celebrate and announce what you will be doing. There is no excuse. Part of a company or a large organization, in your own business, or another situation… it makes no difference. Only you, yes you, are in charge of taking action.

Use the comments area and make a statement right now what action will you be taking.

Not ready to go public? Fine. Write it out now and then follow up and make it happen.

Watch your email for an invitation to a no cost call on goal setting coming up soon!

Can’t wait any longer and you are ready to take action? Contact Mitch Now!

Mitch Tublin owns a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Business Consulting, Executive Coaching and Career Transition. With clients all over the world the business is based in Stamford, CT.

Do You Take Action?

There is something about taking action that stirs things up. Yet often, the taking action part, does not happen at all or if it does, it is not soon enough.

There is a story in an email going around, maybe you saw it, where Jack Canfield refers to his speaking engagements where he is standing on the stage with a $100 bill in an outstretched hand. “Who wants this?” He asks the audience. Many people raise their hands. At some point a person from the audience gets up on the stage and takes the $100 bill from his hand. The person from the audience took action.

My question is what stopped everyone else from taking this specific action? Was it a behavior model drilled into their heads for years – “No, No, No – you don’t get up in the middle of a show or presentation and go up on the stage!” What was the reason? Would you have stood up and gone up to Jack Canfield on the stage and taken the $100 bill from his outstretched hand? Write your comment in the comments section.

Please do not scoff at the notion that we were not brainwashed to some extent in our younger days. Of course much of what many of us were taught turned us into good citizens.

phone booth“Respect your elders.”

“Help those in need.”

“Give up your seat to a pregnant woman.”

However, some other often heard statements, upon reflection, make me wonder?

“The Early bird gets the worm?”

“Good things come to those who wait?”

“Speak when spoken to?”

“Always carry some change with you for the pay phone?”  (Do these even exist anymore?)

How about you? Were there certain phrases or often heard statements which you may need to consider over-coming the impression they made upon you?

Positive Affirmations are a great way to overcome negative thoughts or past ideas in our heads. Read this article on creating Positive Affirmations. Another way to stir up activity and move past lingering negativity is to take action. Even the action of setting one or two goals would be a great step. Write the goal or goals out on index cards and have these with you all day.

Enter these goals on your laptop, send the goal or goals to yourself in an email. Place a date and a time next to each of the goals for when you are going to achieve it. Tell others you know about your goal or goals and why it is important to you and when you are going to achieve them. You might be able to tell there is much more to come in terms of goal setting and attaining goals. The point is, it starts with taking the action!

Is there something you should be taking action on and you have not? Why not? Let’s go!

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

Do you feel the need to be empowered to take action? Coming up soon – empowerment series – click here to be invited to the free call.

 

 

Why Are Buying Shoes and Getting Motivated Similar?

MotivatedThere are countless books and materials on “How to get motivated” or “What are some motivational techniques?” Although this material is interesting and you are able to learn a tremendous amount by partaking, it seems to me, how one gets motivated is very much like buying a pair of shoes.

Everyone has a different size foot. The length of the foot is unique. The width of the foot is unique. The combination of these two measurements becomes a unique combination. Add to the mix high arches, low arches and who knows what else and we have quite a number of possibilities.

This is just like motivation. Depending upon what it is we are being motivated to take action upon, we each may require another type of motivating factor.

It might actually become easier to identify what types of behavior will definitely not motivate you to take action – on anything. For example, a number of us would probably agree that being yelled at, screamed at and verbally abused would not be the way to motivate us to take action. It may come as a shock, but there are certain groups of people who find these techniques do work, and in fact, is the standard by which everything works out for both sides. Think about high school football coaches and players in Louisiana or Texas, just to name two locations. This is not to condone or pass judgment on the correctness or incorrectness of this behavior in this setting. Just pointing it out as it does exist and happens to fit this topic.

You may find you are motivated by a different style or method, depending upon what the timing, urgency and other factors related to the action which needs to take place. It is my suggestion that you create a simple grid for yourself. The purpose is to conduct a bit of research about you. This will enable you to immediately overcome the analysis by paralysis we all face when we are dealing with the unknown.

First, mark down what you know about yourself. What types of motivation work with you when you have an urgent matter to take care of? How about when the due date is out further, yet others want to see progress, not something whipped up at the last minute.

Second, is to ask others to answer these same questions – about you – from their perspective. You should now have a clear picture of what motivators will work for you and when. Consider these your strengths and continue to build these up and allow others that you are working with and interacting with to know these facts about you.

If you ignore this advice you might just find that your feet will hurt and you need to purchase a new pair of shoes.

Care to share some of your key motivators and for what type of activity?

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

Business Success Tip – Taking Action or Taking Notes?

Business SuccessYou want to get something done, you do it. You take action, right?

Here is the thing; one of my main ingredients when someone seeks out my advice is to determine if they are an action taker or a note taker. Let’s face it, some people feel they need to learn more, take more notes, read more books, obtain more certifications, and they just never take action. The people who take action are always high on my list of the people for me to work with and create the opportunities for them to work with me. Of course there are opportunities for the note takers to work with me as well, mostly to inspire in them the interest in becoming action takers sooner than never.

This is not to say it is not important to learn more, take notes, read books or obtain certifications. It is to say you need to start and take action on your objectives. You may always continue on with the rest as you are moving along your path. Show me a bank who accepts a notebook filled with notes for your mortgage payment. You must take action to build your business, grow your business or achieve whatever objectives you have set for yourself and your business.

Here is the problem. Uh-oh, a flip-flop is coming? Correct. There are some people who feel they need to be busy. Busy, busy, busy and just busy. This might be a more difficult issue to deal with than the person who is the note taker!

A full day may just evaporate as this person is so busy answering their emails, deleting spam and going through messages. Meanwhile they may have missed a networking event, did not focus on returning a half dozen potential lead phone calls and did not speak with a key vendor for a project they are estimating costs for.

Another person may spend two or three hours or more each and every single day interacting on social media. When you ask them about this activity, they may respond that they are marketing their business on social media. When you sit with them and review their activity the truth is much different.

The reality is, being busy is not taking action toward defined objectives. The exact action steps required of you and your team must be defined and written out. This may evolve as time moves forward as your objectives may evolve as well. The point is, you and your team are moving together toward specific objectives. It is not being busy. The act of being busy is a stalling technique. This may be a subconscious behavior. Often it is from fear. The actual fear of stepping out and going for your dreams and goals.

This is an entire topic of it’s own and will be discussed in a future article and teleseminar. The point here is this, take specific action, which you have defined, toward your exact objectives, goals and dreams.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified personal and executive coach who lives in Stamford, CT.