Blog 005 – Principle 02 – Clarity is Paramount

Principle of Clarity

Lots to Do & So Little Time To Do It

Everyday we have so many things we have to do, and only a finite time to do it in. Most of us try and maximize the time that we have to get the most out of our day. When something happens in our day that is unexpected and adds to our list to do, we tend to get stressed. We now have more to do and still so little time to do it in.

We Are So Busy – Our Communication Needs to be Quick

In order to get as much done as we can, our communication becomes short, quick, and to the point. Once our communication is done, we then walk away to address another task in our list. Remember, we have lots to do and so little time to do it. The question is… how do we know if what was said was clearly understood? What’s the risk if we were not clearly understood?Continue reading

Blog 004 – The First Principle of Managing Made Simple

Blog 004 – The First Principle of Managing Made Simple

At the end of the last blog, there was an exercise for you to do. For those tasks where the results were not close to the expectations, the exercise was to ask “why” you chose the steps you did to get the results you were hoping for. Once you answered the “why”, you were to ask “why” the first “why” was the reason you based it on. Once you answered the second “why”, you were asked “why” you answered the second “why” that way.

The goal of the exercise was to dig deep to find out your reasoning, your rationale for why you made the decisions you did in trying define the steps to get to the results you were expecting. These reasons begin to show you what your principles are; what are the principles that make the foundation of your decisions. In some cases, you can drill down to the third “why” easily and defend your step(s). In other cases, you struggle to come up with an answer to even the first “why”. Many get stuck on the second “why”.

Managing anything is always based on fundamental principles. Some principles are well defined, detailed not only in “what” the principle is for and “how” the principle is to be used, but also “why” the principle is so important to you. Other principles are really not defined at all. So when we are asked to defend some of our actions based on these principles, we really don’t have anything to support the “why” of the principle. Continue reading

Blog 003 – Do You Feel You Are Not Even Close To Your Potential, Based On Your Past Results? If You Do, Do You Know Why? Let’s Find Out!


Have you ever asked yourself why something you were in charge of just didn’t get done the way it needed to? Did you wonder what went wrong? Did you wonder if others were thinking “you don’t have what it takes to get the job done”?

We have all been in those situation to one degree or another. Sometimes these questions weigh on us so heavily we can’t sleep. Sometimes it’s on our mind so much we can’t focus on the next task or project we have to do. It’s during these times we have that feeling that we are not good enough.

We begin to review what we did to try to get the best chance at delivering the results expected of us. We worked hard, we delegated to our team, told the team what to do, and started working on it immediately. We saw some of our team not working as hard as we liked, and others who were not doing things the right way. We had to jump in and correct things when our team wasn’t doing it correctly. We also had to answer questions our team had, even though we already said it at the start. Other questions should not have been asked because it’s just common sense to know.

It’s at this point in time when we are trying to figure out what went wrong. Who cause the problem. If you think it’s others that caused the problem, you are missing a great opportunity to analyze why you are not reaching your potential. Read the following quotes and see if it’s time for you to analyze why you are not reaching your potential.Continue reading

Blog 002 – Imagine If You Could Just Close Your Eyes … And See What Your Potential Really Is

Imagine If You Could Just Close Your Eyes…. And See What Your Potential Really Is

In the first Blog, the goal was to show the effects of a Change In Reality. For me, that was the catalyst of a journey of wanting to do better, to give better, to get a better result not only for me, but for my team. A journey that resulted in an amazing system to make managing simple, cause it is something that definitely is not easy.

I have often thought, where would I be today if I had not had that Change in Reality? What if I had chosen a different path. What if I had never had the opportunity to work with Gerry? More likely than not, I think I would be 20 years older, and still looking at things the way I did 20 years ago.

I was lucky. I had my Change In Reality, but when you are in a position where you have to lead a team and manage a project to try and get the results you expect, you realize very quickly that not everyone has had their Change in Reality moment. There are many who’s expectations of what can be achieved, what results can be produced, are no where near what you believe.

Sometimes our greatest enemy, our greatest detractor, our greatest discourager is the person we see in the mirror every morning and every night… ourselves. We are the ones who tell ourselves “this is the way it is”, “this is the way it will always be”, “I’m not smart enough to do better”, “I can’t be that person who succeeds”, “I will fail, and everyone will notice”. We are the ones who get to have the first statement to us when we get up, and the last statement to us when we go to bed. When we are our own greatest enemy, detractor, and discourager, it’s so difficult to see what our potential really is. But what if? What if we had the opportunity to be our greatest supporter, our greatest defender, our greatest encourager? Sometimes we really don’t know our potential. We never got to experience a Change in Reality. And because we didn’t, we never got the opportunity to be our greatest supporter, our greatest defender, our greatest encourager.

If you can, please ask those who may interrupt you in the next 15 minutes to hold off for those 15 minutes. Make this next 15 minutes completely uninterruptible by anyone or anything (phone calls, texts, tweets, Facebook posts, anything). It’s roughly about the time you will need to finish up this blog. Everyone needs to see that there are potentials in their life far greater that they every thought possible. Our wish for you is that in the next 15 minutes you feel that you have so much more potential than you have ever thought.

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