Business leaders recognize that motivation is key to success, yet most organizations are terrible at it! Globally, almost 90% of working people are not fully motivated, operating far below the motivation level of Olympic athletes – or even kids at play!
A year full of unexpected challenges for all of us has passed, and another challenging year lies ahead. We have learned that we can rise to the challenges and keep on top of it all – as long as we stay calm and maintain the overview.
What Laura Vanderkam has to offer in her talk is as profound as it is simple. She sees the lack of time most of us so painfully experience not as a byproduct of a hectic modern lifestyle or growing demands in the workplace, but instead, as rooted in a lack of willpower to set priorities and make tough decisions.
Tomas Tunguz, a former Google Employee on how to avoid burnout. His message is simple:
You can not have it all. You need to prioritize and ask yourself: “Which are the most important things I need to do well”. So don’t set too many goals – set the right goals.
To deliver a truly great presentation you have to be enthusiastic about your subject matter and confident in your knowledge of it. You also have to engage your audience and interact with them. You have to be assertive, yet flexible and responsive.
A common life goal for many of us is how can we get everything done while at the same time enjoying some freedom and sanity. Yet we still want some structure and a way to prioritise our actions, with a clear image of the big picture. Because that makes you feel even better and gives you some control. For me, Goalscape makes this easy.
Goalscape grew out of our ambitions to win the Olympics. As well as proving successful in top level sports, Goalscape has become an outstanding goal-setting solution for any performance and learning activity. New Year, new goals, new Goalscape: We now offer a new unlimited plan and free plan. Check out our new pricing!
OK Goalsetters, here is my follow-up post outlining a simple process for defining a high level strategy plan for achieving your goals, using Goalscape to display the goal structure, priorities and progress. The above example is from top level sport: the principles though apply to any ambitious undertaking.
Information overload is a big problem in competitive sports. Goalscape is my visual index to knowledge, data, history and essential performance related ingredients. As an Olympic athlete; I gravitate toward a clean visual structure. It is my primary learning style for understanding, remembering and communicating complex information.
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