One of the simplest ways you can reduce stress, get more done and get more of what you want is by remembering, before you start anything, to take a few moments to decide what the outcome is that you want.
It doesn’t matter how big or small that something is.
It could be your major life, career or business goals (in which case you’ll take a bit longer), or it could be the telephone call you’re about to make to a key client or customer, or the meeting you’re walking into to try to land that next job.
So, for example, my objectives for The Monday Munch email are:
Something that will only take a minute or two to read (so you’ll have time for a quick sneaky peak.)
Something that gives you something you can use practically (so you’ll want to have a look.)
Something you’ll want to share with friends and colleagues (because they will thank you.)
Here’s an example: if it was a telephone call that was a bit nervous about making, I might just say to myself “I’m going to smile as I dial, I’m going to be articulate and clear, and I’m going to enjoy it. As a result I’ll feel good and feel that I did a good job when I hang up”
If it’s your CV, think about what you want the reader to feel and how you want them to react. It will help you to put yourself in their shoes as you check your CV before sending it out.
So put your best boot forward and TAKE ACTION. It’s not going to cost you anything to implement this, just add it into your day.
Please do take the time to let me know how you got on. People find it really useful to hear your success stories.
Here’s to your success.
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