Getting Results

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Getting Results

  1. 1. Getting Results Persistence, Planning, Focus Jay Elkes, DTMDistrict 40 2012 Fall Conference
  2. 2. How We Get Results  Persistence  Decide and Commit  Planning  Why and How  Focus  What ONE THING can I do?www.toastmasters.org
  3. 3. Persistence  DECIDE what you really want  Decide and Commit  Take MASSIVE, IMMEDIATE Action  Do it NOW!  Is it Working?  Check Your Results  Try Something Else!www.toastmasters.org
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  10. 10. Planning (Steps 1 to 4)  Get Disturbed  Use pressure to your advantage.  Decide your Result and Purpose  Be clear and specific!  Develop a Massive Action Plan  Decimate your problem  Change Your Limiting Beliefswww.toastmasters.org
  11. 11. Planning (Steps 5 to 9)  Set the Game Up to Win  Take Massive, Immediate Action  Massive: Take no prisoners  Immediate: Do it now  Use / Create Your Peer Group  Monitor Results  Modify Your Actionswww.toastmasters.org
  12. 12. Get Disturbed! Nothing gets better until you admit something is wrong  Don’t Soften!  Don’t Rationalize  Don’t Lie  Use pressure to turn what you should do into what you must dowww.toastmasters.org
  13. 13. Decide Result and Purpose You haven’t made a decision until something has changed.  Result: the outcome you want  Purpose: Why you want it  Benefits of Achieving the Result  Consequences of Failure  Put it in writing  Be specificwww.toastmasters.org
  14. 14. Change Your Limiting Beliefs Believe you can, or believe you can’t – either way, you’re right. ~ Henry Ford  What did you believe that was holding you back?  What do you believe now? The only thing keeping you from what you want is the story you tell yourself about why you can’t have it. ~ Anthony Robbinswww.toastmasters.org
  15. 15. Set the Game Up to Win!  Enjoy the process, not just the outcome.  What can you add to make it fun?  Reward yourself for being approximately correct at first  Keep score your waywww.toastmasters.org
  16. 16. Take Massive Immediate Action  Mindstorm: Consider everything you can do  Who can help?  What do you need to learn?  What resources do you need to acquire?  Identify everything you must do  Include both simple and challenging tasks  What can you do immediately?  Call or email someone?  Put the task on a schedule?www.toastmasters.org
  17. 17. Use / Create Your Peer Group Love your family, pick your peer group.  Pick a group that raises your standards.  Create a virtual group online.  Hire a coach Most people’s lives are a direct reflection of the expectations of their peer group.www.toastmasters.org
  18. 18. Use Feedback  Monitor your results. Are you headed in the right direction?  If not, look for new actions Feedback is the key to success.www.toastmasters.org
  19. 19. Planning: Key Ideas  Get disturbed: use pressure to get yourself moving.  Write it down.  Make real decisions.  Take massive action.  Never leave the scene of setting a goal without taking some action to put it into effect. .www.toastmasters.org
  20. 20. Focus  Some things don’t need a big plan  What ONE THING would make the most difference?  Ignore everything else – make it a habit  What’s Your Next Habit?www.toastmasters.org
  21. 21. References  Ultimate Power by Anthony Robbins  Getting Things Done The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen  18 Minutes Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman  Contact Me Jay Elkes  www.extremecommonsense.net  jay@extremecommonsense.netwww.toastmasters.org

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