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The 3 P’s of Purpose

In this podcast, I outline the 3 things that I believe you need to do to discover your purpose.

 

If you would like to learn more about how to discover your purpose, see your vision and create your future, sign up to my membership site at purposevisionfuture.link/register.  As a member, you will have access to a range of courses that i am developing, a private coaching group, and a members only facebook group in which you can ask questions about discovering your purpose, and have them answered.

 

As a founding member you will receive 3 bonuses:

1.Access to a free CareerStorm Navigator account and coaching sessions, valued at $399;

2. A 30 minute strategy session with me to get you started on the journey to discovering your purpose; and

3. Your first month of membership for free, when you use the coupon code 2018free when you sign up.

 

Don’t delay, as these bonuses won’t last long! sign up now at purposevisionfuture.link/register and start on the journey to discover your purpose, see your vision and create your future!

Amanda Heal on stage

Are You Getting What You Want Or What You expect?

I sayYou get what you ask for, or you get what you expect.

Have you ever noticed that people who speak negatively about themselves and others, act negatively, and expect the worst, seem to have a lot of bad things happen to them? And have you noticed that people who speak kind and positive things about themselves and others, and expect the best, get the best?

I always thought this was a coincidence at, but I’m beginning to see the truth in this as I apply this principal to my own life.

In this podcast, I discuss how expecting the best has affected my life, when applying for a job after being bullied (see also How I Dealt With Being Bullied At Work), and in expecting gods bless ing and provision for my life.

What are you thinking about? Are you getting what you want, or are you getting what you expect?

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Top Tips for Greater Productivity

Time management:
* As time is fixed and energy isn’t, managing energy is far more effective than managing time;
* we are at our most creative when we are most relaxed;
* Most adults need 6–10 hours of sleep per night.

Productivity tip: Manage your energy rather than your time.

Multitasking:
* We don’t multitask, we really just switch between tasks;
* We lose momentum every time we switch tasks;
* We lose 20 minutes each time we switch tasks.

Productivity tip: Do one thing at a time, and remove all distractions

Task lists:
* 80% of the tasks on our lists shouldn’t be there;
* The most important tasks aren’t necessarily the most urgent ones;
* Don’t spend more time managing the list than doing what is most important;
* If a task will take more than 2 minutes to do, don’t add it to the list, but just do it.

Productivity tip: eliminate, delegate or automate as many tasks on your list as possible.

Disorder:
* Disorganised workspaces, hard drives and inboxes increase stress and decrease efficiency and productivity;
* Order makes us feel good, and increases productivity.

Productivity tip: Restoring order, while taking time in the short run, will save time in the long run.

Accessability:
* Being constantly accessible leads to constant distractions;
* Turn everything off when you need to focus – this is only temporary;
* Giving access to everyone reduces your accessibility to those who need it most, so prioritise your accessibility.

Productivity tip: Set aside periods of the day when you are not accessible.

Responsiveness:
* Prioritise who to respond to, and resist the pressure to answer immediately;
* Periods of unresponsiveness are necessary for focus;
* A study conducted by Adobe showed that US workers spend 6.3 hours per day checking email.

Productivity tip: Set aside periods during the day especially for responding to email and social media, and limit responses to these times.

Technology:
* It takes time to adopt new technology , as there is always a learning curve;
* Constant switching can limit productivity;
* If your approach to productivity is broken, new technology won’t fix it;
* New technology doesn’t guarantee improved productivity.

Productivity tip: Evaluate your approach to productivity rather than the device that supports it.

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5 Things You Never Knew About Leadership

This is the first in a series of podcasts that I’m calling from Management to Leadership.

    1. Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.

Leadership is not dependent on whether you:

    • hold a title or position;
    • are a manager;
    • are an entrepreneur;
    • are highly intelligent and knowledgeable;
    • are a pioneer or trend setter.
  1. Your potential can never exceed your leadership ability
  2. Leadership must be built on a foundation of trust and respect
  3. Leaders must be able to connect with others.
  4. Leadership can be learnt.

If you would like to learn more about leadership or how to improve your leadership skills, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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