SIX BENEFITS TO WEEKLY ACTION PLANNING AND REVIEW

Do your weeks ever just feel out of whack? Things keep popping up, people are asking to meet with you, and you feel like you can’t get anything done? Don’t feel bad if this is you, lots of people suffer from this. I like to call these weeks “dysfunctional weeks” – weeks where things aren’t operating as they should.

How should your weeks be operating? How about smooth, productive, and healthy? Think of it like a car, if your car is not operating as it should what do you do? You take the time to bring it into the shop to get fixed right? Now if your “week” is not operating as it should, shouldn’t you take the time to bring that into the shop to get fixed as well?

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FOCUS ON YOUR STRENGTHS, FORGET ABOUT YOUR WEAKNESSES

This is a guest post by Joshua Leatherman, a former book buyer for Family Christian Stores, a small business owner, communications strategist. You can read more on his blog or follow him on Twitter or Facebook. If you want to guest post on my blog, please check out the guidelines here.

There seems to be a growing thought-pattern afoot that encourages individuals to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and then focus on strengthening those areas where they are weak so as to become “well-rounded”individuals. It’s not only a theory that encourages mediocrity but is also one that deters success.

Some context: Years ago Hospital Surgeons did not specialize in specific areas of medicine as they do today. Their studies were in general medicine and their education geared them toward becoming “well-rounded” surgeons so as to have some degree of knowledge for any affliction that they may be presented with.

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20 NEW AND UPDATED THINGS TO LOOK FOR ON MY WEBSITE

Just last week I launched my new website! I am very excited about it and I can’t stop pulling out my phone or my laptop and looking at it. It’s almost like getting a new car, but in my mind better!

With all this excitement, I need to take a moment to thank a lot of people who helped me make it happen. Without each and every one of them I wouldn’t have been able to get it done. Everyone worked hard, shared ideas, gave suggestions, and collaborated to completion.

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GO ALL OUT OR DON’T GO AT ALL

If you are going to go, why not go all out? This makes me think of people who say, “I will just run the 5k and that will be good for me. When really in their head they would love to work up to the 25k or the marathon. This is awesome!

Why not go after the marathon? Not that this is going to happen over night either, but you can do it! It can happen! It will take some pretty serious hard work and dedication, but why not? Why not go all out?

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BE YOUR BEST BY BEING YOU

Stop aiming to be someone you’re not already. If you keep this up, you’ll never be happy or satisfied with you – the person God created you to be. When you compare yourself to others and try to be someone you’re not, all it does is make you unhappy and dissatisfied.

I see people comparing themselves to others all the time and it drives me nuts. Heck, I’ve even done this before. When people do this they are giving the other person way too much power. Please stop doing this. Why would you want to give someone else so much power and cut your own self-worth? I’m telling you this is a complete waste of time and can only bring harm on yourself.

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4 THINGS YOU CAN HEAR COMING OUT OF A CHAMPIONS MOUTH

A week or so ago, my wife said to me,

“Danny, you always say those things”

I said, “what things Sarah?”

“We will figure it out or we got this and so on”

Smiling, I responded by saying, “Sarah, I say these things because that is what champions say!” She paused for a moment, smiled back at me, and went into deep thought before saying, “You are right hunny, we are champions!” I love my wife for stuff like this!

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CANOEING FOR A CHANGE

Have you ever been on a canoe adventure? I’m not talking about canoeing at Grandpa’s lake either. I’m talking about a serious 12 hour canoe adventure with horse flies swarming your head to start, pit stops to explore old buildings (I know random), walking in the water pushing the canoe for a couple miles, and then after all that carrying the canoe above your head for 1.4 miles.

This is the canoe adventure I went on this past weekend and it was life changing. I was amazed at everything I learned, the people we met, the conversations we had, and how physically demanding it was.

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ARE YOU A STARTER OR A SUSTAINER?

I’ve come to realize that I’m horrible at sustaining things, but awesome at starting things and making things happen! I’ve only learned this after starting so many things that I can’t even count them on my two hands! This is the truth. I actually tried the other day and bombed miserably! How sad right?

I started to dig deeper and ask tough questions about why most of these things aren’t around. I started asking questions like: what the hell happened? It started out so good. Why did such and such fall apart so quickly? And how in the world did….

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