In order to see our habits through, we need to view them less as goals to be accomplished in one grand, fell swoop, and more as what they are: essential building blocks that combine to make us who we are.
We bet that when you reach out to your database, you’re likely using email, social media, and text messaging to stay in touch. And it’s easy to understand why—these methods are mostly free, fast, and waste no ink. But are these approaches having the impact you need?
Transforming our mindset around meetings can be as simple as putting on a different hat. Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats makes just this argument. The Six Thinking Hats are directions that we can channel our thinking into when approaching a situation.
When the market shifts, everything needs to be re-evaluated and optimized: budgets, lead generation strategies, and even organizational charts. A challenging market is the time to do more with less. You need to be purposeful with your people.
Managing our energy isn’t so easy because we’re not all early birds. Everyone has had the experience of hitting the snooze button at least once, but a reason that is often overlooked may have to do with your genes or, more specifically, your chronotype.