Success InsightsBy Kylie-Ann Kobelt.
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You have a list of things you need to do, but then you procrastinate.
You are always running out of time, and you are unable to focus on what truly makes you happy.
You are always feeling tired and unprepared whenever you sit down to start a task. Sound familiar? We all suffer from a lack of motivation from time to time. But how do you get out of the slump?
When was the last time you felt like you truly listened to someone during a conversation?
Recently, I’ve found myself in situations where people have tried to be interesting – rather than interested – during our conversations. Instead of listening or asking about where I am at in life, they dumped their conversation onto me and then left. Have we lost the art of conversation?
Have you ever worked in a business where there is zero accountability?
Often I talk to business owners, parents and even in personal conversations about how there is a pattern of lack of accountability.
What happens when there is zero accountability in the workplace, or even at home?
Accountability is one of the most important elements of a high functioning workplace and home life. Not only does accountability increase productivity, but it also is linked to higher performance and employee morale. When we let accountability slip at home, we often find ourselves resentful and unhappy with our kids, husband or wife, without any real prospects for change.
So how do you hold yourself and others accountable and feel okay about it?
When was the last time you complained about someone?
For most of us, it was probably within the last week or so.
It’s in human nature to complain about what people are continually doing wrong. Interestingly enough, not many people will actually do something about it. Now, I have managed and owned multiple businesses, and in this time, I found staff would complain about other staff members. Most of the time, they would tell me the issues so that I was aware, but it was almost always followed up with, “You can’t say anything because it will cause a problem or she will be angry at me!”. Sound familiar? Where can you go with that?
Are you drowning in deadlines at work? Do you feel like you are never on top of everything at home? Are you always finding reasons as to why you don’t have time to work on your dream projects? It may be time to start delegating the workload. When we delegate, we open up more opportunities for a more balanced life in both the home and workplace. Now, delegation doesn’t always come naturally. It can feel uncomfortable and accepting help can be challenging. However, just like other skills, delegation can be learnt. Why do we find delegating tasks so tricky?read more
Everyone knows we should lead by example, but how many people are actually doing it?
Our teams, family and friends naturally gravitate to those who are leaders, whether they are positive or negative in their behaviour. Those who lead by example build steady relationships within their personal lives and workplace.
In business, people will generally follow those who they trust. One of the best ways to build trust with your team is to lead by example.
Do you feel as though your conversations are on autopilot?
Have your responses become automatic, almost as though you aren’t truly listening to the other person? Are your conversations with your spouse limited to, “Yes, I will pick up the milk” or “Sure, I’ll pay the electricity bill”?
While some people find peace in a messy home or dis-organised workspace, other’s find it a major source of stress. From unpaid bills to juggling work commitments, dis-organised people feel as though life can be an uphill battle. Being organised can feel like a magical dream that many of us find difficult to achieve. But is being over organised truly as wonderful as it seems? Read on to see three deep secrets of an over organised person.read more
Solopreneurs are workers; they know they need to get things done. They usually work alone, with the occasional help from a virtual team or assistant. However, some days can be tough.read more