Loyalty is a Lifestyle

What does loyalty mean in a company… and why people are not acting loyally?

I am sure you have heard or even said that I am loyal to my company and also heard the company must be loyal to me. On one side, I tend to agree with these statements on the other I disagree.

Being loyal to a company is to with your own personal values. You as an individual must live your life with certain standards,  some people have higher some lower some different. However, I have noticed in some cases that these standards do tend to change when you behave in a company.  We do not respect other people, we do not respect the assets and possessions of the company, we do not respect the money of the company…. But we should. A company is no different than a group of people getting together for a cause. In your mind it has to be the same when you get together with a group of friends and help someone on a project, moving houses or sort out a shed or something bigger. The company is a group of people working towards a goal. OK, there are structures and processes but think for a moment. When you go out with more than 3 people, someone must take the lead and set some rules up… correct?

So being loyal, must come from you as an individual and make sure you do the best every day…. Will come back to the “why” in a minute.

The loyalty of a company, there is no such thing. People often say the company should take care of this, the company should provide that… Yep, what is the phone number of the company so I can speak to him or her, I sometimes ask. Same true for functions, Engineering, Manufacturing…. They do not have email addresses and phone numbers either. People do. So loyalty to a company is a loyalty of an individual in a position to you as another human being.

Once you start to talk names, the conversation starts to become more real, more powerful and productive, often times painful initially. But definitely more rewarding.

So…. Why should we be loyal? Simply for happiness. All of us are in search for that. If you feel good in your job, you enjoy what you do, you live your life in a company to the values you follow with your family or friends… You will be happy. Not for me, not for the “company” but for you. It is your choice how you want to feel every day, miserable or happy…. I choose happiness!

Enjoy the ride and deliver the benefits!

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How to step up in life….Today, I choose to be a leader

All of us have a greater potential what we currently use / exhibit. It is already within us, no need for anything to be added it is there already. How much of this potential you will use today, it is entirely up to you. It is your decision.

You know very well from studies, that you only use so much percent of your brain capacity. You also know, that if you would work out your body could perform better, have more energy, lift more weight, run or walk faster etc.

Same true for work or much broader extent your life.

Once you know and visualize what you want to achieve, the how will be delivered by your mind. The thoughts and actions will follow.

So if you feel that it is time to take charge, be a leader in whatever field your are in, just make that decision that I will write my goals and outcomes down. You can take a baby step, and write it down for toady. What am I commiting myself to for today as an outcome?

If you have done that, you are already a leader of your life.

Do not be discouraged if you have not done all of them by end of the day. We as humans are not perfect. Celebrate the ones you did…. Give yourself a pad in the back (pretty good feeling although it looks awkward from outside), or think about what happened with the ones that did not materialize. Make sure you learn from your mistakes.

But…. Do it again the next day!

Enjoy the ride and deliver the results!

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How to get more success instantly… Works…. Seriously

Success is a relative term. It is different for all of us. Some might think money, some might think position and title and for some a simple thank you is great success.

No matter what it is for you, there is only one thing blocking it for you…. Is you. I thought I share with you a thought that will work to make it easier.   It is a simple two stage process. First one is longer than the second, but if you are good and committed does not take more than 60 minutes altogether.

  1. You go and figure out what excites you, what motivates you, what is success for you. Sit down and list out events where you felt successful in the past. Does not have to be relevant to what you are doing now and want to be successful in, can be anything. Can be from your childhood when you drew something and everyone loved it, seriously anything. The next thing is you have to remember how you felt. Close your eyes, put yourself back to the event, indulge in the success for a minute as a memory and than open your eyes and write down Why you thought it was success and also write down the few words coming to your mind what words describe well how you felt. Repeat this a few times with different events if you can.
  2. This is the quick part, but you have to do frequently. Every morning, or before an important milestone you want to hit, close your eyes again for 1 minute, imagine yourself at the place what you consider as success in your current job / assignment and bring back those feelings from the past. Imagine that you are already there. Just for 1 minute.

Two things will happen, one you will feel great and the second is for some miracle reason, you will achieve more success than before. Why? I think it is to do with your karma, energy etc., you will bring in the success better as you believe it.

If you think you can spare one minute every day fro your better success, go ahead and try it. If you do not, I would love to hear why you think it will not work.

Enjoy the ride and deliver results!

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How to be in control of your day?

Have you ever felt that your day was just presented to you, all events just happened outside of your control. There is two ways to cope with it, accept it or do something about it.

You probably figured me out by now, and you are right, I am giving you a solution, so you can do something about it. The good news is that you need nothing to make it work, no training, no books, no nothing. Nothing but your mind.

All you have to do is plan… Plan you day. Visualize the things you will accomplish during the day. You can imagine in your mind how will it feel when you accomplished it, whatever you wanted to achieve. Take control, do something that is important in your work, you have not done before. Take control. There is an idea you always wanted to implement but never started. A person giving you trouble and you just let it go every day? Time to take control and plan your day, visualize how it will work out.

Do not underestimate the things around you, our life has many disturbance factors like meeting requests, emails, phone calls. Allow time for those, so only put in to your day what is possible to fit. It is a good start to plan 20% of your work time first and commit to the outcomes. If you are a had worker you put in 12 hours or so into your job, so all you need is 2 hours that is pushing you forward. Make 1 hour for your project, schedule a meeting with the people you need to talk to. Take charge, imagine the outcome and move yourself in action.

What is the difference between just scheduling the meeting because you have to make progress with your project?… Well, the outcome. As you played forward in your head the outcome, you will have a positive impact on the events during the day. Try it out and you will be amazed by what you can achieve.

If you have a good experience, please feel free to post it into the comments!

Enjoy the ride and deliver results!

G

How to select the right data to make improvements

Mondays are the one and only kind of days, when it is statistically proven that the best business decisions are made. You had a good relaxing weekend, away from the pressures and if you have set your mind up on Friday to think of something great through your reflections time, your subconscious mind has worked for you in the background while having a great family lunch or being out in a bar with your friends and of course while you were sleeping too.

So, you had a dream about a solution to a business problem you have and you want to test it out. You can go based on your gut feel and try to do something, or you could try something that engineers with a mix of statistician’s blood in their vanes do.

So you got a process, let’s say it is your revenues / sales in your business. If the number is fluctuating up and down, and you think it is a correlation to the direction and strength of the wind outside…. Than man, your process is out of control. But also I can tell that you process inputs is out of control, not the process itself. So if your brilliant idea over the weekend was to hire more sales people, than stop right now, because you will not only will have a sales but also a cost problem too. So have to start collecting data around the inputs of the sales process. Where you get your leads, how many, how many gets an offer, how many your sales guy gets to meet etc. Collect as many data points and inputs to the sales process as possible. Also collect market and whatever other data you can. Once you have that, ask the question How can I improve the “xxxxx” (put the process input here by 10%… You will see magical results.

On the contrary, if your sales are much lower than expected, but they are constant, than you have something wrong with your sales process itself of the people. Hiring another salesman or firing the sales director might be the best bet you have. Or just work with them and understand based on the inputs they have how come their results are so low. Can be your product or themselves, or the belief they have about your products.

So when collecting numbers, always look at the graph first, it will tell you where the problem comes from, and than collect the true numbers, and make sure you always ask the question why are they that much. Statistics are always hiding something intentionally of accidentally.

Enjoy the ride and deliver results!

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