When you decrease your excuses, you will increase your results.  Duh!

 

  • How many times a day are you making excuses for not doing your highest payoff activities?
  • How often are you making excuses for choosing to do something with your time that isn’t the best use of your time to move you forward?
  • What excuse are you telling yourself for not doing the business development / revenue generation activities that you know you need to do so you can be even more successful?
  • What excuse are you making for not delegating activities that someone else can do so you are doing only those activities that you can do?
  • What excuse do you need to stop giving yourself so you can more quickly achieve your goals?
  • What excuse are you telling yourself to not terminate a staff member who isn’t performing to your expectations?
  • What excuses are you going to stop telling yourself so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want to have?

 

I’m curious to know what your biggest excuse is that you are going to no longer accept so you can increase your results.  Feel free to share that with me.

 

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No Excuses! 4 Action Steps for Making More Money and Getting Results Now! Webinar Replay


4 Action Steps for Making More Money and Getting Results Now!

In this No Excuses webinar, you will learn 4 Action Steps for Making More Money and Getting Better Results. You will learn key tips on
1. Stopping the Procrastination that Holds You Back
2. Mastering Change
3. Breaking Down Limiting Beliefs
4. Really Being 100% Committed

 

During this what-to-do and how-to-do-it webinar Anne Bachrach will share lessons from coaching business owners who make middle six-figure to seven-figure incomes.

To view this recently conducted FREE high-value webinar, go to http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/free-articles/free-webinars/

 

 

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Stop Procrastinating in 4 Easy Steps – Article posted on LifeSpace

Great news!  You can view one of my articles on LifeSpace.  Here’s the link: http://www.lifespace.com/Publication.aspx?ID=751470

Enjoy learning how you can stop procrastinating in 4 easy steps.

If you are a procrastinator, stop it!  Enjoy the video I posted.  Click here or cut and paste into your browser:
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI_usPXBZqM

Review the other videos on this youtube.com channel.  Subscribe and get notifications when a new video is posted.  Enjoy!

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Excuses don’t count unless you are dead

As many of you know, my motto is ‘excuses don’t count unless you are dead.’   Apply an accountability focus to helping you increase your personal and professional success.  Take a no excuses approach from this day forward.  Check out the merchandise you can use to help you with your new ‘no excuses’ focus.

Go to http://www.cafepress.com/resultsrule and choose the items that will best help you with your new ‘no excuses’ mentality!

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Stop Procrastinating in 4 Easy Steps – Article posted on LifeSpace

Great news!  You can view one of my articles on LifeSpace.  Here’s the link: http://www.lifespace.com/Publication.aspx?ID=751470

Enjoy learning how you can stop procrastinating in 4 easy steps.

If you are a procrastinator, stop it!  Enjoy the video I posted.  Click here or cut and paste into your browser:
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI_usPXBZqM

Review the other videos on this youtube.com channel.  Subscribe and get notifications when a new video is posted.  Enjoy!

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Stop being tempted to go down the ‘wrong’ path and execute your game plan!

Have you ever found yourself going down the ‘wrong’ path and wondered how you got so far off track from achieving your goals?  Ever wondered why you don’t achieve the goals you set at the beginning of the year? Ever stated a new year’s resolution and then found yourself off track in February or March (so soon after the start of the year)?  Here are some of the pitfalls we need to resist if we are going to achieve our personal and professional goals and create the kind of life we really want – this year and every year going forward.

 

Personal Development & Multifarious Pitfalls to Resist
– Tempted to not invest enough time in those things that matter more than money to you.
– Tempted to quit too soon.
– Tempted to not choose your highest and best activities during the day.
– Tempted to not seek out mentors.
– Tempted to not get (or take) expert advice.
– Tempted to not optimize your own attention, deploying the power of focus on your priorities.
– Tempted to avoid reality-based thinking.
– Tempted to not insist that there are things which will no longer be acceptable to you.
– Tempted to make no decision (to avoid making a bad decision).

– Tempted to be everything to everybody.
– Tempted to treat exceptions as rules.
– Tempted to allow your team to be undermanaged.
– Tempted to avoid measuring success in all areas which will result in your overall success.
– Tempted to hold-on to people, clients, friendships, etc. longer than you should.
– Tempted to not require reviewing each team member’s written goals for the week.
– Tempted to not invest in the training & development of your people.
– Tempted to not be skilled at clearly articulating the value you bring to your client’s lives.
– Tempted to not seek accountability for yourself.
– Tempted to not measure your progress in a thorough (and candid) way at least 4 times a year.
– Tempted to not build a business to be of tremendous value.
– Tempted to not work hard enough (sometimes you should “work like you’re a rookie”).
– Tempted to not take enough time off.
– Tempted to pull punches rather than (skillfully & gracefully) telling the truth.
– Tempted to not challenge false assumptions (including our own).

Stop being tempted and do what you know you need to do so you can achieve your goals and have the kind of life you really want to live. Get focused, execute your game plan, and enjoy the rewards.

 

If you need help, let me know how I can help you on your goal achievement journey.

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Are Limiting Beliefs Impacting Your Success?

Of what significance is this to you?  Understanding the concept of “limiting beliefs” is important, not only for leadership but also for self-improvement.  In order to motivate others you must understand what inspires them, what challenges them and what basic truths form their belief systems.  In order to break away from self-limiting beliefs, you must first learn about the psychology of self-inhibiting behavior and what thinking patterns to watch out for.  You do have the ability to change your beliefs and your entire life—to become what you envision as a successful human being.  You are not predestined.  Limiting beliefs have not been proven as involuntary.  You are not incapable of change.  So, decide today that you are going to be even more open to change so your limiting beliefs won’t impact your success any longer.

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Are you planning to work on Friday, July 3?

Success-oriented people do whatever it takes and work on “holidays” when needed.  Some people use the company holiday as a day off, the snow day as a day to stay home and not work, and other various excuses to make themselves feel good about not doing what they know they need to do to achieve their goals.  With the 4th of July being on Friday, and for many companies this is a holiday so their office is closed, how many people view this as a three day weekend and not consider working 2 or 3 hours early in the morning before their family gets up? How many people actually have Friday planned as a partial work day to get more done and make headway towards achievement of their goals for the year?

 

I’m not suggesting that you should work all the time and not have balance in your life. I am suggesting that for many who aren’t on track to achieving their goals for the year, that perhaps working 2-5 hours on a “holiday” that falls on a weekday could help them make progress on activities necessary for them to be on the path of goal achievement. You can work for a portion of your day and still spend quality time with you family doing something fun for the rest of the day. 

 

I guess it comes down to, how committed are you to achieving your goals this year. Are  you going to make the excuse at the end of the year that it was the economy and that is why you didn’t achieve what you said you wanted?  How badly do you really want to achieve your goals? Are your goals a ‘nice to have’ should you get lucky or are you serious about what you say you want to achieve?

 

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Wow! What a Difference Getting in the Pool Makes

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to avoid doing the very things we know will get us the results we say we want?  Have you ever avoided doing something you knew was absolutely necessary, but had no idea why you were avoiding it?  Me too.

 

In every endeavor, there are certain immutable requirements or “natural laws” of success.  Yet sometimes, in attempts to avoid discomfort or achieve our goals with less effort or anxiety, we spend too much time and energy hoping to flout those laws.  But it can’t, won’t, simply doesn’t work. That’s why they’re called laws.  Break them and you lose.

 

In December of 1997 my husband, Bill, began training for the 1998 Hawaii Ironman Triathlon, which was held on October 3, 1998.  Nine to 10 months is not a long time to prepare for a 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike ride (humid and very windy), and 26.2-mile marathon run.  But it’s achievable if you create a good plan and stick to it (which my husband did).

 

Swimming has never been his strength, and he hadn’t been in the pool in a decade. The rest of his training program started out pretty well.  He began running again by steadily building up his mileage.  He pulled his bike off the hooks in the garage where it had been hanging upside down for a long time, dusted it off, got it tuned up, and began riding.  He even started pumping iron twice a week to build his strength.  But the swimming…

 

December passed, then January, and by February, Bill knew he was behind in his swimming program. We’d heard that 70% of being a good swimmer is technique, so he bought a swimming technique book.  Next he bought the swimming video. (Could he really have been foolish enough to think he could read and watch his way through the Ironman swim?  Or was his judgment clouded by pure and simple denial?)  By the end of February, he had still managed to avoid getting wet and I was getting worried.  Bill enrolled in a swim clinic being held the last weekend in March.  I guess he thought there was no point getting in the water until he learned the proper technique!

 

With this twisted logic, we could say it’s too bad the clinic wasn’t even further off — or even after Ironman — maybe he could have gotten by with no swimming at all.  Yeah, right!  Are there activities you don’t enjoy or aren’t the best at, yet which are absolutely required for you to excel at a higher level?  And which you delude yourself into thinking you could put off altogether?

 

Fortunate for my husband, he has a friend in Mark Allen, the six-time Hawaii Ironman champion.  In the first week of March, Bill was helping Mark work on his presentation skills for his motivational speaking career when he asked about Bill’s training.  Bill gave him the full report about his running progress, cycling development, and weight training regimen.  He rambled on, hoping Mark wouldn’t notice that Bill had left out the swimming part.

 

But Mark’s question was inevitable: “So, how’s the swimming going?” he asked Bill.  So much for Bill’s fancy footwork (which my husband is known to do and is very good at).

Bill said (as he smiled weakly), “Uh, well … I’ve been reading this book and, uh, watching this video about proper technique.  And I’m signed up for a swim clinic.”

“Great. How’s it going in the pool?” Mark asked.

Caught, Bill gave it up. “I haven’t actually been in the pool yet,” Bill said.

“You know, Bill,” Mark said slowly and pointedly, “you really should get in the pool.”

Duh. The simple truth has amazing power.  Just hearing Mark utter those words shattered Bill’s avoidance behavior pattern.  Mark was right, of course.  Bill had to get in the pool.  Not in March.  Not next week.  Right now.  Today.

 

You may be putting yourself through mental gymnastics to avoid the very things that will take you where you want to go. The sooner you get in the pool, the sooner you will be on your way to your next level of success.

 

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The Opportunities Are Out There – You Have to Find Them!

A friend of mine was laid off at the end of last year. She was obviously very upset and concerned how she would make ends meet if she couldn’t get another job within 6 months.  She had her ‘poor me’ pity party and after about 30 days, put her ‘big girl pants’ on and got focused.  She found some consulting work and just got hired for a job that is paying her $13,000 per month.  WOW!  This is more money than she has ever made in her career.  When times are tough, things are still very possible. 

 

This is just one more example of people out there doing well and making money. I know people are getting raises at work, entrepreneurs who are having a better year, this year, than they did the first part of last year in their business.

 

Yes, some companies are trimming the ‘fat.’  In many cases this was necessary – it was ‘fat.’ 

 

When I look around, I still see people drinking their (what I call) expensive Starbucks coffees, taking vacations, and living their life.

 

What do you have to do to get even more laser Focused on the high pay-off activities that will put you in the highest probability position to achieve your goals for this year? What do you have to do to enhance your belief in yourself and what you can truly achieve this year? How much better do you have to get at time management and honoring your calendar?  Don’t be part of the people who are ‘getting ready to get ready’. Get focused and get busy. You have lots of opportunities when you get focused and believe.  You can do anything you set your mind to achieving. 

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