Habits for personal
success (with Frogs).
Patrick Hayes
@PatrickSHayes
Contents
 Introduction and Overview
 Habits
 Review
 Open discussion
1. Decision making
Every positive change begins with a clear decision.
Make a decision and get started.
Decisiveness is de...
2. Need for speed
Pick up the tempo, do the job quickly and well.
Work in real time, don’t delay.
Develop a sense of urgen...
3. Planning
Essential for high performance and success.
6 P’s: Prior proper planning prevents poor performance.
Plan activ...
4. Work better hours
There is never enough time to do everything, but always time to
do the most important things.
What is...
5. Are you a ‘Frog in a pot’?
If a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out. If it is placed in
cold water that i...
6. Eat that Frog
If all you have to do all day is eat a frog, there is no point waiting
around looking at it, just eat it.
Review
1.Decision Making – Make one.
2.Need for speed – Urgency.
3.Planning – 6 P’s.
4.Work better hours – Results.
5.Frog...
Open Discussion
Starting Today, what could
you do differently at work to
ensure personal success?
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  • If a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out. If it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.

    Metaphor is the inability of people to react to significant changes that occur gradually
  • If all you have to do all day is eat a frog, there is no point waiting around looking at it, just eat it.

    Make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
  • Habits for personal success (with frogs)

    1. 1. Habits for personal success (with Frogs). Patrick Hayes @PatrickSHayes
    2. 2. Contents  Introduction and Overview  Habits  Review  Open discussion
    3. 3. 1. Decision making Every positive change begins with a clear decision. Make a decision and get started. Decisiveness is developed through practice and repetition.
    4. 4. 2. Need for speed Pick up the tempo, do the job quickly and well. Work in real time, don’t delay. Develop a sense of urgency.
    5. 5. 3. Planning Essential for high performance and success. 6 P’s: Prior proper planning prevents poor performance. Plan activities in advance and make lists.
    6. 6. 4. Work better hours There is never enough time to do everything, but always time to do the most important things. What is the most valuable use of my time right now? Focus on results.
    7. 7. 5. Are you a ‘Frog in a pot’? If a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out. If it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.
    8. 8. 6. Eat that Frog If all you have to do all day is eat a frog, there is no point waiting around looking at it, just eat it.
    9. 9. Review 1.Decision Making – Make one. 2.Need for speed – Urgency. 3.Planning – 6 P’s. 4.Work better hours – Results. 5.Frog in the pot – Working life. 6.Eat that frog – what's #1?
    10. 10. Open Discussion Starting Today, what could you do differently at work to ensure personal success?

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