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In 2014, I’ve sat down with more than 60 Managing Directors, Senior Partners and VPs in what we call “Better Discussions.” The point of these conversations is to come up with an inventory of 1-2 things they want to “Do better” or “Be better at” and look at an Individual Development Plan as they move

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Want to make a new a habit?

There is one thing you can do, starting today!

Today, you’re going to start a process that will teach you how to build a new habit.

In this episode, you’ll also learn…

  • Where Jason is, and what’s happening tomorrow (October 18th) in New York City
  • How to focus on your Most Important Things – MITs
  • How the Your Best Just Got Better Podcast was started because a “family friend” thought it was a good idea
  • Once you know one of your MITs is really important (really) here’s what to do about it
  • Jason shares an activity that he PROMISES will start your change toward better

Please listen to the podcast now, oh, and share your thoughts in the comments section below…

Thank you for being part of the Your Best Just Got Better and Get Momentum communities!

Start a new #habit … Today!

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Since 1997, I’ve looked to learn by getting away from it all…So I can come back to more. Where Do You Do What You Do? When asked, “Why are you on the road so much?” I reply, “I go to learn, I go to experience, I go to see new things.” I can work on

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Would your life be better if you focused on Most Important Things and prioritized those MITs more effectively?

The answer is (of course)… Absolutely!

This week, Jason shares a story and some insight about how we think, how we work, and how we can “Discipline” ourselves to Make Better Choices at work and in life.

In this episode, you’ll also learn…

  • Where Jason has been, and where he’s going
  • How to decrease stress, anxiety, and complexity and lead life focused on your MITs
  • IF you’re on the road, Jason can share some smart “travel hacks” for making your trips easy, fun, and hassle-free
  • In a way, your brand is made up of/by/from: Who you spend time with, What you do, and How you do it
  • Jason shares a big insight he’s had about “Discipline” so you set yourself up for success more easily

Check it out now and share your thoughts in the comments section below…

Enjoy and thank you for being part of the Your Best Just Got Better and Get Momentum communities!

Make today #Better…

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Last month over at GetMomentum.co we addressed the topic of “Perseverance” and how effective leaders need to be able to go through the tough times…especially when they are tough.

As you look around your work and your world, pick one goal that you know you’d like to achieve, and clearly state what the experience will be when you get there.

I know of 4 productivity tactics that will give you the super-power you will need when the times get tough. However, you know me…and I’m only going to focus on ONE of these tactics each week. That way, you don’t feel overwhelmed, and you can test the information I share with you bit-by-bit…or, as my writing teacher Anne Lamott said, “Write that book bird-by-bird…”

Ok, so here are the four ways to persevere – again, I’m only going to talk to you about one a week…

This week’s tactic: Clarify your vision of what “There” looks like 

The other three are:

  1. Build a team of peers who support you
  2. Reflect – daily – on your wins
  3. Focus, Focus, Focus on what you’re about to do next

During the last “member’s-only” town hall at Get Momentum, we asked, “What gets in your way of achieving on your most important goals?” From around the world, they told us:

  • I have too many priorities
  • I’m too distracted at my desk
  • There are competing intentions from management

Does any of that sound familiar?

You see… I’m a student of leadership, and I look for the qualities in and of those around me who demonstrate leadership. I’m also a historian – so, I look to the past for anchors, examples of times past, that I can look to for advice and the occasional bit of inspiration… Here’s one from a long-time-ago American President, John Quincy Adams…

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

Want to know how to persevere through tough times? I have a writing tactic for you and here it is…take out 4 note-sized cards, and on each one write down one of those “mores.” Here they are again:

  • Dream more
  • Learn more
  • Do more
  • Become more

Then, every day for the next 5 days add ONE item to each card representing where you see yourself – your vision – 36 months from now. On day 6 – if you do this 5 days in a row – call me, and we’ll talk about your vision and I’ll coach you with the one best tools I know of, to make a vision…a reality.

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Here’s a quote by Lois McMaster Bujold: “Experience suggests it doesn’t matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive.”

Isn’t it true that every now and then, a little luck is all you need. I know there are 2 things you can do to increase the likelihood good things will happen to you. Each one puts you in a better position to gain momentum and achieve your goals.

In this episode, I’ll tell you all about how to be in the right place at the right time

In the next episode of this series, I’ll tell you how important it is to get current; You’ve got to clean the slate because it’s hard to take on more when you’re already buried. Let me start with a story…

During the winter of 2012 someone told me: “You’re so lucky, you got a book published.”

I gotta tell you, it has stuck with me ever since. Whenever I work with a small business owner or a newly promoted manager, I think to myself, “How are they managing – and creating – their luck?”

So in this podcast I want to tell you step by step how I created this “lucky” experience.

And, it all starts from the cliche “ Be in the right place at the right time.” Take those two pieces of advice, one at a time…

RIGHT PLACE:

This means that you’re getting out, you’re putting yourself in a position to meet people, to see things, to do things. Here’s a question for you:

Where do you need to be, that will increase the likelihood good luck will happen? Click pause on the podcast, and answer that question. Here it is again: Where do you need to be, that will increase the likelihood good luck will happen?

RIGHT TIME:

You’ve heard the saying, “Timing is everything,” right? Well, here’s what I know – and trust:

Luck doesn’t happen EVERY time, but it could happen at ANY time…

Just a few weeks ago, in New York City, I met a woman in the elevator as we were traveling down to the lobby. Between the 7th floor and the 1st floor, we shared a conversation. As the doors opened, she said, “Do you have a copy I can buy right now?” Yup, my “elevator pitch” worked that day! Was I lucky? Nope… right place…right time.

Let me tell you the story of getting “lucky” and getting my book published.

On March 12th, 2011…

I was at a conference, it was rainy morning, and as I reviewed the conference schedule I saw a meeting titled, “From Blog to Book.” The breakout session was at a hotel a 1.2 mile walk away from where I was. So, I had a choice…

The easy thing would have been to choose a different breakout, and skip that one. I mean it was cold, rainy and windy outside…not a great day for a walk. But, as the saying goes, “You’ve got to play to win.” So walk I did.

At the end of the session I introduced myself to the three book publishers who were the panelists, and gave them my card. I had been writing a blog, I said, and now I wanted to write a book. They all smiled…one guy even said, “Good luck with that.”

An hour later I was back near the main conference center, about to cross a street when I looked up to see Matt, one of the publishers on the panel. So, I reintroduced myself, told him again about my plan to publish a book, and even said, “I’ve started a book proposal, can I send it to you?” He gave me his card – again – and said he’d take a look.

And that put me in to action. You see, over the previous 6 months, on again/off again, I’d been working on writing a book proposal. I’d even submitted a version of it to another publisher, and NEVER got a response. So, when Matt said he’d look it over, I knew I had to act fast…

I called Jodi, said I’d catch up later that evening, went to the hotel room, and worked for 4 hours straight to finish a version of the proposal I could send to Wiley Publishing. I clicked send, and met Jodi for dinner – That was March 12th.

On March 21st – I got a clarification email from Lauren, an editor at Wiley, asking me just a couple of questions. I received that email at 6pm while I was in Keene, New Hampshire. I changed my dinner plans and sent a revision of the proposal the next morning.

On April 4th, I opened my email inbox to see an email titled, “Welcome to Wiley.” I was in Chicago that afternoon, getting ready for a seminar the next day with a world-wide organization named, the “Institute for Management Studies.” Can you guess what I put in my introduction THAT morning?

For the next 4 months, I traveled to more than 20 cities, visited 4 countries, and presented 39 Leadership Workshops for Fortune 100 companies, universities and even a not-for-profit organization in New York City. Meanwhile, I wrote…and wrote…and wrote.

On August 24th of 2011, I submitted the Final Draft of the book, Your Best Just Got Better and on February 7th of 2012, my book was published. In less than 10 months I went from, Blog to Book.

And that…is how I got lucky…

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