BLOG 015 – How To Get Better Results and Get Greater Successes Daily

BLOG 015 – How To Get Better Results and Get Greater Successes Daily

Everyday we start our day just like everyone else in the world (all 7.4 billion of them and our ability to have a very good day is based on how we spend the start of our day. For some, getting prepared at the beginning of the day seems very effortless. I have seen some of these people actually get excited to prepare for the day ahead. Not me!

So, what makes these people get excited to prepare for the day ahead?

It comes down to 2 things.

  • They have a Passion for it, or
  • They are motivated to put in the Effort

Then What Is Passion?

In Managing Made Simple, our goal is to make processes simple, because we know they are not easy, and part of making processes simple is devising a process to get clarity on what you and/or your team needs to produce the results your customers are expecting. We can bring up a lot of different words to use in replace of Passion and Effort, but our goal is to make your process simple as opposed to complicating it with 10 or 20 other words to include in this process. So what is passion?  Its…

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Blog 014 – Earn Respect From Your Team The Simple Way


Respect is one of those words that mean different things to different people. For some, respect is demanded immediately. For others, respect is earned after a period of time. The reasons for this wide range of views on respect is equally as vast. It could be due to the generation you grew up in, the ethnicity you were brought up in, the life experiences you have had or witnessed, the list goes on and on.

So, how do you earn respect from a team that could be very diverse in their views of who gets what type of respect?

If you had the luxury of building or picking your team, and you understood the type of character traits, skill set, knowledge, experience, and personalities you needed, you have an advantage over the majority of teams. This blog will be looking at a team that is very diverse and make earning respect a simple process. Remember, we here at Managing Made Simple establish simple processes for success…. because we know it isn’t easy to do.

So, back to the question…. how do you earn respect from a team that could be very diverse in their views?

You have to accept this simple fact….

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Blog 013 – The Importance of Recognizing Team Members That Don’t Want To Plan First


Have you ever been part of a team that has a project to do and some of your team members just want to start doing the work? Those are great people to have on a team. They push the team to get to the end of the project and produce the results. But, have you been on a team where some of these types of people are only interested in doing the work and not really interested in the team getting together and putting a plan in place to achieve the results as a cohesive team? Today’s topic is about understanding why it is so important to recognize these people before the team gets moving forward on a project.

If you relate to being on this type of team, we can only imagine the stories you could tell that describes the issues these type of people cause. Now, to be very honest about these type of people, the vast majority of them are good hard working people, they just seem to be wired to need to be doing steps to move them forward to getting to the results. Defining the steps that need to be done, ensuring that the entire team understands the steps, issues, potential problems that could be faced by the team, do not appear to be important to them.

What Teams Usually See With These People In The Team

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Blog 012 – The Secret of Making A Change, Is There A Silver Bullet Solution?

Blog 012 - The Secret of Making A Change

Blog 012 – The Secret of Making A Change


It’s a new year! And with every new year comes new hopes, new dreams, and new desires. It’s the time of the year where we look forward to improving ourselves.

We may have others tell us what they plan on doing in the new year to change themselves, to better themselves, and there are many times we feel caught up in the excitement and begin to make statements as to what we are going to change for the new year.

But like most people, once the new year’s festivities turn into a distant memory the excitement to change also becomes a distant memory.

So, what is the secret to get past the first couple of weeks of the new year and continue making those changes in our lives? Everybody is looking for that silver bullet, that one thing that will make the change very easy.Continue reading

Blog 011 – The 5 Minutes of Clarity – Your Internal Passions (Creating Clarity for Your Internal Passions)


So much stuff to do!
Seems like I’m just keeping my head above water!

Would be nice to just have a moment to think? A moment to have for myself? A moment to see why I am not going towards the direction I want to be going in life!

But you never give yourself that moment.


What did you do to yourself that was so bad that you don’t want to take care of yourself … your Internal self?

Someone asks you to jump.. you do and by the end of the day you get most things done, or maybe some of it, but yet you don’t feel fulfilled.

You may be praised by others as to how appreciative “they” are of your contributions… at least you made “them” happy.. but you sure don’t feel fulfilled. You may not feel happy.

Ever ask yourself why you work so hard to make others feel good, only to go home and not feel fulfilled yourself?

What did you do to yourself that was so bad that you don’t want to take care of yourself … Your Internal self?

Now, you may look good, and the bare essentials are taken care of… food, clothing, some sleep, well kept appearance, etc… but isn’t it mind blowing you don’t include your Internal self as essentials?  Your Internal Passions?  How do you fix that?Continue reading

Blog 010 – Clarity in Each of Your Discussions


Whether you are a Manager, Team Leader, or a member of a Team, everyone needs to ensure there is clarity in the team.  This needs repeating, everyone needs to ensure there is clarity in the team.

Have you ever been part of a team where you find out later people on the team had different understandings of what needed to be done?  If you see young kids playing sports like hockey, soccer, baseball, and football, you can immediately tell who on the team has no idea what needs to be done, they are completely unclear of what is expected of them.  For teams at work, many times the misunderstandings and un-clarity are identified at the next meeting, after some of the next steps have been done, and that causes a whole other set of issues within the group.

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Blog 009 – OMG! You Mean I Have to Lead A Team!


There are many times where we are in a position, chosen or placed, to get people moving into a certain direction.  Oh, the stress we can feel, the pressure we can feel.  It can get so intense that we begin to sweat, get light headed, actually forget to breathe, and completely get lost in our thoughts.  That’s not being in control, that’s definitely stress.

The funny thing is, it can happen regardless if we are working with 200 people or 2.  When this happens, it really gets in the way of enjoying our life, personal and professional.  It’s very difficult to get ahead when the need to motivate people, to get people to believe in us , and we just can’t do it.

We can get into the science of why this happens, why we get so stressed when we have to speak to people, but we won’t.  The truth is that you could be this way for many reasons.  You can use Google to research the why.  What we are here to tell you today, is that with a couple simple tricks, you can begin to feel more comfortable, and get more in control of the situation.  First, what you need to consider;Continue reading

Blog 008 – Check Your Expectations and Re-Negotiate


It’s the start of a new work week, and unless you are a Managing Made Simple Black Belt, you are probably not looking forward to the start of Monday morning. 

For those of you who have been following along in our blogs over the last couple months, we have been;

  • building the foundation of why we want to make our managing of things more simple and,
  • walking you through a couple of the fundamental principles that are paramount to successfully making the managing of your expectations more simple.  

We have shown you in Blog 001 that changing the way people do things is usually a result of a “Change in Reality”.  Dave Ramsey, a successful financial mentor to many, says people finally change when “they are sick and tired of being sick and tired”.Continue reading

Blog 007 – Morning Clarity – Let The Momentum Begin

Let The Momentum Begin


The last two blogs talked about Clarity.  We can’t stress “Clarity” enough.  Producing results to meet expectations are only as good as the clarity you have on your expectations.  It’s that simple!  Unfortunately, many of us look to the web to find the complex secret to producing better results.  There is no secret.  None.  Not even a little one.  Feel free to spend many of your evenings to see if one exists.  We don’t think you will do that because if you are reading this blog you already know how valuable your time is.  (read on and download our Morning Clarity Template)Continue reading

Blog 006 – Get Clarity First Thing In The Day – At Work

Wow, there is a lot of value in this post. Get ready to have absolutely amazing work days with this process. Share it with your friends and co-workers.  This is an amazing tool to have your team implement each morning.  Their clarity first thing in the workday is your ticket to better results… Enjoy.


To get anything in life, you need a plan. The plan needs to be something you trust. How do you get to a plan that you trust? You need to start with a simple plan and tweak. In order to minimize the number of times you need to tweak, that first simple plan needs to have some thought in it. So, if you want clarity first thing in the day – at work, you need a plan. So lets start with a simple plan and you can tweak it.Continue reading