Just a few tweeks can make all the difference in your effectiveness

 

 Are you a PLANNER or a DOER?

Is your life working for you?  Are your normal responses to work or life pressures, actually working for you?  Are you constantly doing and feel un-prepared and are ‘afraid of being found out’! … or do you plan and plan and actually hate the nervous feeling you get when you have to ‘do’ and often ‘don’t’!

 

Roger Black, A successful management training specialist in his book ‘Getting Things Done’ … says: Human Beings spend either too much time thinking about work and not doing it, or the other way around: too much time running around doing, without stopping to plan.

 

Black says: Try some simple verbal tricks to get you thinking and doing differently and getting the right balance in your work …

Consider the importance of:

– THEREFORE if you are a ‘planner’

– WHY if you are a ‘doer’.


THE PLANNER:

If your comfort zone is PLANNING or you have a need for order, keep adding the word THEREFORE to every thing you do:

 

 Although we have a regular order, we have run out of an essential item for our work 


THEREFORE …

 

 

 

 

THEREFORE …

 

 

THEREFORE …

 

 We will go the shop and purchase a similar item NOW & investigate LATER the reason for the unusual situation
John is off sick We will call Craig or Anna
 There is no purchase order for an invoice … no purchase order equals no payment!  We will speak to the originator of the invoice NOW.

 THE DOER:

If, on the other hand, you hate paper work but spend too much time DOING and running around, keep asking yourself WHY you are making all this effort

    WHAT YOU DO

 BECAUSE

AND, LONG TERM, 

WHAT YOU GET IS …

Fitting a client/staff member into your Admin day
 
 WHY? 

 

 

WHY?

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY?

Making sure the client/staff member is OK
 AND 

 

 

 AND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 AND

YOU Add to your own pressure.  RESULT: you cannot give 100% to your work in the long term

 Ringing in a ‘last minute’ change for a client before checking it out fully

 Providing a flexible tailor-made service  YOU add to your own pressure.  RESULT: you cannot give 100% to your work in the long term

Answering the phone during a meeting (you have an answering service!)

Ensuring everyone is satisfied (except the person you are meeting with!!)  YOU add to your own pressure.  RESULT: you cannot give 100% to your work in the long term

 

 

 

The process of growth will be evolutionary, but the net effect will be revolutionary.

 

Perhaps you or someone you know needs support in getting the balance right:

Contact Bev Taylor on 07816 499 503 or e-mail click here

Mention PLANNER OR DOER and claim a FREE half hour telephone coaching session

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