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January 23, 2017

How do they know if they are winning?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

People are competitive by nature – they want to feel like they are winning. Even mild mannered people want to know if what they are doing is making a difference to the group, and if so, be recognized for it.

But has their supervisor told them exactly what they want them to do and set up a game they can win if they do well? Do they know exactly what to do differently to accomplish different results? Is someone measuring those actions of all the employees in the department so high performers can be recognized and motivated to put up more points on the scoreboard, and laggards know they can’t hide out?

Leaders must get clarity on a few metrics to move, communicate, and keep score publicly to get the most out of their teams.

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January 20, 2017

Win win win

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

In order for an entrepreneur to win, her customers and employees must win first.  

Are your customers winning? Are your employees winning?

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January 19, 2017

Waiting on you

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Your business advancing is just waiting on your personal transformation.

It’s all available – just waiting on you.

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January 18, 2017

"Magnificent Obsession"

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

When people are “obsessed” with what they do, they are going to get very good at it.

Are you obsessed with making your business work?

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January 17, 2017

Never quit; unless you should.

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Some things you should quit, such as when you realize your quest is futile or misguided for example. Or if your goals are made impotent by new information.

Other times you should not quit; such as when it is difficult, scary, or when it takes self discipline.

Never quit – unless you should.

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January 16, 2017

GIGO

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

If you don’t have the time for quality inputs into your mind (reading, studying, listening to audiobooks, research), you don’t have the time or tools for outputting greater value.

What are you putting in you?

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January 13, 2017

Dreaming 10X

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

What would have to happen for your business to grow 10 times its size in just a few years?

Think about it. Dream about it.  

Innovation? What would it have to provide to customers? How? At what price? Who would you need on your team? How would it be sold? How would you deliver it?

Spend an hour with blank paper and a pen on this.

Now…using these ideas, 2X doesn’t seem that hard, does it?

 

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January 12, 2017

3D printing revolution

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

In the (not so distant) future, 3D printers will produce objects and parts for us in our businesses and homes. People won’t have to buy a part from a retailer, or distributor, that was stored in a warehouse and shipped; they’ll just download the file and print it. They will be able to print parts from a variety of materials – plastic at first, but eventually ceramics, metals and concrete.

Far fetched? Not long ago, so was having a device that does all the things smart phones do – right in your pocket. 

How will this affect your business? Pay attention, lest one of these innovations comes along and knocks you out!

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January 11, 2017

"Luck"

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Today, let’s think about luck with these quotes on the subject, compiled by Dr. Mardy Grothe:

 

“Luck is not a chance –

It’s toil – 

Fortune’s expensive smile

Is earned”              

– Emily Dickenson

 

“Luck is the residue of design”

– Branch Rickey

 

“Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men”

– E.B. White

 

“Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“No great achievement happens by luck”

– Howard Schultz

 

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January 10, 2017

Mastering in the Miscellaneous?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Your desk has lots of stuff on it. Piles of this and that with various objects here and there – all visual reminders of a variety of things, issues and ideas.  

Your email box is filled with the same variety of different stuff; other people’s agenda. “Miscellaneous.”

If we continue to master in the miscellaneous, we’ll never get control over what is most important.  

Does all that stuff need to get tended to (by us)? Not all, but yes, a good bit of it. But we need to make priority time, when our brain is at its best, to focus on those major fundamental things that will make tomorrow significantly better.

 

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