task management priorities
Every single one of us is created equal with the simple fact that we have responsibilities, of course some more than others. However, not all those tasks are created equal. The truth is if we don't realize this, we can get derailed from finishing what is most important.

The reason that task management is so important in relation to setting proper priorities is when things change, things come up, or emergencies arise (it is just a matter of when), you can quickly identify a new or changed priority and put it into your mix of tasks.

A very useful method that I have found is the A, B, C, D, E method in order to identify the importance of tasks. An A task is a top priority task that needs to be done today or in the next 24 hours. A B task is a task that needs to be done between two days and the next week. A C task has the priority between one week and one month. D, however...


 
formula for change

As a human I have learned that change is the only constant and the most consistent agent we have in life. As Arthur Schopenhauer said, 'Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.'  However, as a coach I have learned that people are not consistent in their goals or keeping up with their need/desire for change. In my observations, the struggle is whether we conform to the pressure around us or do we take center stage for the story of our life and determine for ourselves what change will look like?

‘When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.’ Viktor Frankl

Of course there are several stages for change, and most common are the personal stage and the organizational stage. Both seem to have their difficulties as well as alignments of skills. Regardless of the stage you set your foot on to live your change, the steps are similar, typical and exchangeable. Richard Beckhard and David Gleicher, later refined by Kathie Dannemiller coined the term, "Formula for Change" which is sometimes called Gleicher's Formula. This formula compares the success of change programs to the relative strengths affecting that change. It is as follows:
 

D x V x F x CL > R


There are four factors that are needed for change, whether for the individual or organization. These factors are:

 
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So what is the data on mobile marketing? How many people have cell phones? Is it just teenagers with smart phones and execs touting their Crackberries slung to their side stepping into the center of the street at high noon ready for a gunsling with a Bluetooth ear piece stapled to their ear? 

Ok, yes it is just the execs with the annoying Bluetooth earpieces implanted in their ear canal. But aside from the last fact, er, there is a lot of data. Below is a nice image with some really interesting numbers for you, now you don't have to read.

Phones are no longer just a communication tool, they are a...


 
authentic reality life kaizen
For several years I masqueraded behind a humble approach of living my best efforts. The skills and knowledge, surrounded by my experiences only served as an attempt in life. It was marked by all my online social bios, they simply read, "I attempt the following..." 

One of my great friends, Leon Quan, challenged me with this, "Shaun, find your voice Man! Don't attempt, do it. No one wants to pay for someone to come in and "attempt" to be successful. I'm just playin with u Bro...sorta...no really dude, Grow a pair Dawg! Ur a Bada$$- Don't forget it, ur Dad'd say it too.

What was captivating, is Leon said this shortly after I had sent out a tweet about it being my father's 59th birthday who had died 10 years prior, it challenged me to think.

I was challenged...


 

Take this quiz, then read on:

The U.S. Department of Labor recently reported that the number one reason people leave an organization is:
A. The pay is not good enough.
B. Someone else got a promotion and not them.
C. They don't feel appreciated.
D. They want better benefits.

According to a recent Gallup Poll, what percentage of the American workforce received no praise or recognition in the last year?
A. 25%
B. 45%
C. 65%
D. 85%

According to the Gallup Corporation's research of five million employees worldwide, the frequency of praise and recognition in the workplace should be no less than:
A. One time per day
B. One time per week
C. One time per month
D. One time per quarter

Researchers have determined for healthy relationships the perfect ratio of positive comments to negative comments is:
A. 1 to 1
B. 3 to 1
C. 5 to 1
D. 10 to 1

Cigarette smoking has been shown to decrease life expectancy by 5.5 years, but a 2000 Mayo Clinic study showed that positive emotion can increase life expectancy by:
A. 4 years
B. 6 years
C. 8 years
C. 10 years
So how did you do on the quiz? Leave your results in the comment section below. Don't worry, there is NO shame!

The margin that people leave organizations is overwhelming, and it has nothing to do with benefits, pay, or promotion. The main reason is because they feel...

 
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In a world of ever increasing productivity, efficiencies, and people it is sometimes good to take a step back and look at how different statistics relates to you and your little place on this great big ball. Provided are a couple great videos as well as take a look at some live links here.

Click 'Read More' to see a couple GREAT videos...


 
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Goals do not work. Yes that statement  is severely ambiguous. No this is not an 'off-the-charts' failure rate of all the popular trends of New Year's Resolutions post. Yes this is a true statement. No this is not a bait and switch line.

If you are a goal setter and push yourself to stay motivated then you need to read this. If you do not have any pressing goals and/or do not have any life goals you also need to read this. Maybe you stopped making goals because they stopped working, then you need to read this. The image to the right is the typical step plan to reach a goal, however sometimes it just simply does not work. Believe me --> Goals don't work.

In studying this topic, I have found three reasons most goals, or goal setting does not work...


 
brian tracy focal point
Brian Tracy is a management/personal development speaker/self-help guru. Focus is the main 'focus' of his book Focal Point. Brian Tracy has written more than 50 books. 

"To become an ultimate achiever, you must habitually focus on the one crucial action that will lead you to your goal. You must identify your focal point - The most important thing you can do at any given time to attain maximum results in any part of your life."

Don't take my word for it, go buy it now or download it for Kindle... even to your iPad/Android/Mac/Windows Kindle app.

Below is some takeaways, but understand... don't just read these in place of the book. There is so much more to get from reading it. Until your's arrives in the mail, read on...


 
@charliesheen
When I started writing this blog Charlie Sheen had a total of 798,947 followers. His first tweet ever was only 16 hours prior to writing this post. That is about 50,000 followers per hour. All the news is about him, everyone at the gas station, grocery store, and work is talking about him.

I remember one time when a house was on fire in my neighborhood. My neighbor came over and knocked on the door to tell me. What did I do? Did I thank them and then shut the door and go back to watching television? Absolutely not, I spent the next three hours...


 
This is the graduation commencement address that Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, gave at Stanford in 2005. In this powerful speech, Steve recounts three personal stories from his personal life in which his main emphasis is, " the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

Personally, I found his speech to be powerful and motivational, so enjoy!

Below is the entire transcript of the speech...

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