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  • 1. HOW TO SIMPLIFY LIFE WHILE DOUBLING YOUR BUSINESS Adapted from the book by Brian Tracy
  • 2. Identify your core values. If you could do one thing in life, what would it be?
  • 3. If you only had 6 months left to live, what would you do with your time? What if it were 6 weeks? 6 days?
  • 4. When you are the most talented and skilled and knowledgeable, you must be the most focused and intentional about simplifying your life.
  • 5. WHAT ARE YOUR CORE VALUES? •Never more than 3-5… •What do you stand for? •What would others say about that?
  • 6. Your values are ALMOST ALWAYS expressed in your actions and when you are under stress. What gives you the most joy? Very often this is the indicator of what you should be doing today.
  • 7. • OUR BIGGEST OBSTACLE IS FEAR • 99% OF FEARS NEVER COME TRUE.
  • 8. QUESTION: What would you do in life if you had no fear of failure? Guaranteed to have success?
  • 9. Four Goals • • • • Live Love Learn Legacy
  • 10. MOST RELIGIONS TALK ABOUT HAVING PEACE OF MIND… BUT TOO MANY PEOPLE LIVE ON “SOMEDAY ISLAND” SOMEDAY, I WILL ____________?
  • 11. EXCUSITIS- I would like to, but!!!!! The word “but” is the GREAT ERASER!!! GET UP, GET OUT AND GET OFF YOUR “BUTS” 
  • 12. What are the three most important goals in your life?
  • 13. • Financial • Health • Relationships
  • 14. Stay focused ON THESE AREAS AND LIFE WILL BE MUCH, MUCH SIMPLER
  • 15. “I DON’T HAVE TIME TO STOP” … THAT IS THE TIME TO SLAM ON THE BRAKES AND RE-THINK THINGS.
  • 16. Now that I know what I know KNOWING WHAT I NOW KNOW, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD NOT DO OVER AGAIN?
  • 17. Now that I know what I know KNOWING WHAT I NOW KNOW, IS THERE ANY RELATIONSHIP YOU WOULD NOT DO OVER AGAIN?
  • 18. Now that I know what I know Is there anything right now in business or in practice (branch, etc) that you would not do now knowing what you now know? (Loan partners, employees, lending
  • 19. R’S TO SIMPLIFY OUR LIVES 1. REORGANIZATION 2. RESTRUCTURE
  • 20. THE VERY WORST USE OF OUR TIME IS TO DO EXTREMEMLY WELL WHAT NEED NOT BE DONE AT ALL!!!
  • 21. R’S TO SIMPLIFY OUR LIVES 3. RE-ENGINEER 4. REINVENTION
  • 22. Life choices • • • • Sins of commission Sins of omission What successful companies do Always re-invent
  • 23. ALL SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINK ON PAPER.
  • 24. LAW OF FORCED EFFICIENCY If overwhelmed by work, this will force us to do the most important things involved.
  • 25. SET PRIORITIES BASED ON THE A-B-C-D-E METHOD A- Most important and critical things that HAVE TO BE DONE BY ME. MAJOR CONSEQUENCES IF NOT DONE.
  • 26. B- Less critical items SHOULD DO… MILD CONSEQUENCES IF NOT DONE. C- Nice to do, but have no consequences either way.
  • 27. D- Delegate the things that need to be done but not by you E- Eliminate the things that do not need to be done
  • 28. YOU CAN ONLY SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE TO THE DEGREE THAT YOU STOP DOING THINGS.
  • 29. MUST ASK: WHAT ARE THE THINGS WE CAN STOP DOING ALTOGETHER?
  • 30. ANOTHER STEP TO SIMPLIFYING OUR LIVESSINGLE HANDLING
  • 31. PAPER RULE- TRAF WITH MAIL OR ANY TYPE OF PAPER T- Toss in trash basket R-Refer it to someone A- Act on it F- File- 80% of things that get filed are never used. WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!!!
  • 32. SIMPLIFY READING SIMPLIFY BY UNPLUGGING
  • 33. SIMPLIFY BY GOING TO BED EARLY SIMPLIFY BY SEEKING SOLITUDE
  • 34. Wrap Up • If you could wave a magic wand, what would you do? • Who would you spend time with? • What would you be doing? • What would you stop doing?