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INSPIRATION

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.”

–Erica Jong

MINDSET: Train your brain to win

The Tragedy of Good Luck


Win a $10k hand at a casino…good luck. Lose that $10k hand later on and spend another $5k trying to get back up…bad luck. Head to your hotel across the street to get more cash, find a twenty on the street…good luck. The Jackson distracts you so you don’t see the oncoming car and you get hit…bad luck. At the hospital the doctor tells you that he removed a brain tumor (terrible luck) that was only found because you were in the hospital and normally that type of tumor isn’t detected until it’s incurable…great luck. So, throughout it all, did you have good luck or bad?

Luck depends on your point of view, which means we can make our own luck. Any of those situations could have been bad or good depending on how you look at them, and compared to other situations. This is crucial to accomplishing your vision, to be able to see opportunity when most would see opposition. This isn’t just about a “positive attitude”, but truly looking at a seemingly bad situation and finding a way to learn, grow, and use it to your advantage. Sometimes it is easy to find the potentially good outcomes, other times you must really think strategically or deal with awful emotions to find a good aspect of the situation.

Whatever luck you find yourself in, helpful or harmful, keep in mind that luck can be what you make of it. The next time your fortune changes for the better, think on how you can improve your chances of replicating that luck. The next time it changes for the worse, think what position you were in to be unlucky so you can avoid that position in the future and what opportunities are available to you now. This won’t always make you feel better, but you will be better the next time around.

ACHIEVERS’ ARMORY: Equip yourself with proven tools & tactics

Manage Your Team, Regardless of Location


Managing multiple teams within the same project is challenging. Large projects often include internal teams like sales and marketing, as well as third-party vendors such as agencies and specialists. As an owner or manager, you must stay on top of it all to hit deadlines, reach milestones, and deliver a quality outcome to your client or stakeholders. Luckily for you, Favro has your back.

Favro is a project management tool that provides a central workplace for every team member working on a project. It allows the entire team to work together seamlessly, provide timely updates, and remain on the same page. In a world where remote work is becoming increasingly common, Favro ensures that nothing will fall through the racks regardless of how spread out your team is.

What makes Favro unique compared to other project management software is that different teams can create unique dashboards in the same project. The same information can be displayed in whichever format that specific team prefers. Different teams consume information in various ways. Favro ensures that their solutions are tailored to meet everyone’s needs.

Another unique feature offered is the ability to create a column of future tasks. This way, the entire team can see what’s on deck. This allows team members to ask questions, designate resources, and prepare for the next steps. This feature ensures that no one is caught off guard and, in most cases, will help avoid costly project timeline delays.

To learn more about Favor, please visit Favro.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Master the soft skills

8 Secrets to Master Time Management

  1. Declutter. Declutter your desk, your inbox, your task list, and your life.
  2. Plan. Plan your your work day and stick to it (check off accomplished tasks as you go.)
  3. Prioritize. Rank your tasks in terms of priority and align them with your job demands, your goals.
  4. Be effective. It’s not a race. Don’t try to be the most efficient, try to be the most effective.
  5. Focus. Focus on the vital few rather than the trivial many.
  6. Finish the job. Develop your “finishing instinct” – when you get to a task, complete it no matter what.
  7. Stop procrastinating. Most people tend to tackle easy tasks first and put out the difficult ones – don’t fall into this trap!
  8. Stay organized. Once you get organized, stay organized.

MONEY: Become wealthy

The Difference Between the Rich and the Wealthy


The simple difference between a rich and a wealthy person is that a wealthy person has sustainable wealth. A wealthy person will always be wealthy, whereas someone who is merely rich will only be so until the money is gone (usually, sooner rather than later). For example, the Rockefellers and Carnegies are all wealthy families. Their wealth has lasted multiple generations.

A key difference between rich and wealthy is knowledge. Wealthy people know how to make money. Rich people only have money. Once you know how to make money, you can build sustainable wealth. If you have a reversal of fortune, it’s not a big deal. You have the knowledge to get back to money-making.

Ultimately, being wealthy means that you’re financially free. It’s not how much money you make that matters, but how long it works for you–and you possess the know-how to make it.

Our favorite Rich Dad Robert Kiyosaki puts it best, “there is a difference between the two: The rich have lots of money, but the wealthy don’t worry about money.”

Time, not dollars, measures wealth.

King Solomon from the Book of Proverbs was extraordinarily wealthy and wise. When he first became king and granted anything he wanted, he chose wisdom over riches. He lists wisdom and knowledge as the two most important gifts to ask of God. Solomon created his wealth through wisdom and knowledge. Now, you can do the same.

SELF-DISCOVERY: Unleash the Achiever within

The GROW Model


The Grow model is for coaching yourself into achieving more in your life.

Goal – clarifying what you want to achieve

  • Where do you want to see change in your life?
  • When do you want to have achieved this by?
  • If you achieved this, what would this mean for you?
  • What’s your gut telling you about this?
  • What do you want in an ideal world?

Reality – reflecting on the present to understand your current situation

  • What’s happening right now?
  • If the ideal situation is a 10, where are you right now?
  • What would an outsider perspective be of your current situation?
  • What will happen if you don’t change?

Options – considering possible actions

  • What are your options?
  • What’s worked best for you in the past?
  • Imagine a friend was in your situation. What advice would you give them?
  • If achieving this was easy, what would it look like?
  • What can you do to overcome obstacles?

Will – committing and determining how to become more committed

  • How committed are you to this on a scale of 1-10?
  • What do you think would need to happen for you to be more committed?
  • How can you break this down into smaller action steps?
  • How can you make doing this more enjoyable?
  • How can you realign your daily routine with your goal?

FUN STUFF – RIDDLE ME THIS

What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

Answer below.

1% BETTER: Improve each day

Identify one new thing you are going to try this weekend.

Riddle Answer: The future!