Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Click to Listen to Today's Midas Motivational Minute...
Boy, I Hope I Remember This One.
Carry a microcassette recorder to capture your thoughts wherever you are. You can conveniently record your idea and then go on with what you were doing. (Just remember to play it back later and move it into action!)
Get your hands on a recorder this week. Capture your fleeting thoughts on tape, and you can forget them 'till later.
Today's Idea For Action is from the TQ Optimize Color: Seek to Double Results -- Ask "What Else Now?"
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Now, ask yourself the following three questions:
- How many more ideas will you lose by not remembering them?
- Wouldn't it be worth your peace of mind to record your ideas whenever you're away from your desk?
- If you captured that critical thought on tape, couldn't you go on and enjoy what you were doing without being worried that you would forget?
So, Just How Committed to High Achievement Are You?
Think about it. How well and how often do you actually do Optimize Factor 9I? (Seek to Double Results -- Ask "What Else Now?") No question, this is a major driver of personal and professional success.
A high commitment (9I rated 8 or better) suggests you are motivated to discover how you can conveniently complete two things instead of just one. The secret to your productivity is not running around at twice the speed of everyone else. Instead, you actually get more done by slowing down. Before you begin any task, you ask, "What else can I accomplish while I'm doing this?" You read your trade journals while flying on a business trip. You pitch your new proposal to two additional prospects while on the same trip, and finish writing all your thank you letters on your flight home.
A lack of commitment suggests you haven't yet learned how to maximize your time. You tend to think in terms of "What is the one thing that needs to get done now?" You rarely look for ways to combine activities and projects. For example, it may not occur to you that you could spend more time with your son by volunteering together at your favorite charity -- or that you could find a business client who likes to play chess as often as you do.
What happens when you do TQ Factor 9I more frequently?
You have more power. You double your productivity when you find ways to do two things at the same time.
You accumulate performance positives like "Prolific, Productive and Efficient" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.
What happens when you fail to consistently do TQ Factor 9I?
You have less power. It takes you twice as long to complete the same two activities when you do them one at a time.
Negatives like "Myopic, Inefficient and Linear" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.
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