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When I’m driving I could choose to listen to the radio, but I don’t want to be influenced by all the bad news and BS, so I listen to personal development and business audio books.

I drive, on average, for approximately 45 mins to 1 hour per day. I can get around 5 to 7 hours worth reading in that time, which is a fantastic use of ‘dead’ time in the car.

If you multiply this time over a month, that’s anything between 20 and 35 hours worth of positively influenced reading. And over a year that adds up to anything between 240 and 420 hours of reading. Imagine how much of a positive influence this is having on me.

Do You Know the Value of Your Time?

“If you don’t know what your time is worth, you can’t expect the world to know either.”

Every time I go through this exercise with people it completely changes their perspective on what they do with their time. Underst anding the true VALUE of your time will literally change your life!

This is a simple exercise but the value it adds is incredible.

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Structure your New Year Resolutions

First of all…HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone, I hope you have all enjoyed the holiday season!?

It is a great time of year to think about all that you have achieved in the past year and what you want to do in the new year. New year resolutions are a great way to think about what you want to achieve over the next year, and we all know what the common ones are 🙂

I have read a few Facebook/Instagram/Twitter posts today from people posting their resolutions. Writing down your resolutions is a great thing to do as it gets you committed, sharing them with people is also another great way to commit. From what I have seen so far I feel that structuring them in a slightly different way will help to think about exactly how you are going to go about achieving what you want and also help you realise why you are doing it in the first place.

The Mother Principle

There will always be a time where you will have to complete a task, delegated to you by your boss, that you are not fully motivated to complete. Your lack of motivation could be for many reasons; lack of involvement, lack of underst anding, lack of interest, etc. However, this does not mean that you will not do it, or that it will be done to any less of a quality…but you do need to find a way to motivate yourself, and your manager needs to find a way to positively motivate you too.

If your manager knows you well enough, he or she will know what tasks you like and dislike. The manager can then take advantage of the mother principle/rule.

Everyone wins when you empower your team

Every time a team member asks a question about how to do something, show them how to solve it themselves, then next time they can just get on with it. It saves you time and it means that things happen a lot quicker…WIN | WIN.

Apply this to a customer service department and it will result in decisions being made immediately by front line staff; the customer gets an immediate response because the team do not have to check with a manager before making a decision.

Creating a Winning Team

As a manager and leader you really want your team to be empowered to make their own decisions, but that does not happen overnight. One of the first things that has to be done is to sit down with the …

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people – at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world.