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 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 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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Blog 001 – It All Starts with a Change … In Reality!

Managing for Business and Entrepreneurs


Have you ever had an “OMG!!! I didn’t think you could do it that way” moment that was so impactful that it changed your reality? You know, that point in time where your realized everything you thought you knew about something was wrong. And it caught you completely by surprise?

Some call this an Aha! moment, some use other words that may not be suitable for readers of all ages. But it is definitely a moment. The funny thing is, when we have these moments, they can be so significant that it makes us really wonder “what else could I possibly be wrong about”.

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