Friday, August 08, 2008

Tips for Implementing Ideas

I just returned from a month of speaking at several conferences. Often there are so many good ideas at a conference that it is hard to implement them.

This past weekend, I was in New York City at The National Speakers Convention. Thought leaders such as Michael Goldsmith, Tim Ferriss author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich' shared some of their best practices.

Here is a fact that I learned. "Training alone can improve performance by up to 22%. Training + coaching can improve performance by 88%"
—The International Personnel Management Association

Block 1-2 hours. Turn off all phones. It's time to implement!

1. Process business cards
*Dig out all business cards that you collected.
-Don't forget to go through your pockets, deep in your purse and if you are like me, makeup bag.

* Who are the top 5 people to create ongoing relationships?

* Whom could you partner with, learn from, or mentor?

2. Process Your Notes
* Did you take notes?
-Get them out and review them. I used a highlighter to give the top items top priority on the plane ride home.

*What did you observe? What trends did you see? Whom did you meet?

3. Create Your 2x2x4 Goal
*Take some quiet time and ask yourself "What are the 3 Successful Outcomes to create?"

*What actions have 2x2x4 Power?
-What activities can help you to make 2x The Money with 1/2 The Work and 4x The Fun?
-Then write that down your Successful Outcome with realistic, yet optimistic time lines.

*Next step ask yourself "What is the next action?" give yourself a set completion date.

4. Accountability and Acknowledgement
*Get a buddy, coach or mastermind group to follow up on your goals.

*Ask for accountability, feedback and support.

*Ask for help if you get stuck. Often another person can help you brainstorm a solution better than one you created yourself.

* As a coach I find that weekly check in will keep you moving forward on your goals.

*Acknowledge yourself as you complete your goals. Remember that acknowledging yourself for a goal completed will help you to tackle your next goal.

Keep me posted! I'd love to hear from you about how you are moving forward!

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