Nature's Wonder Drug
June 11, 2015

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Every time you complete a task of any kind, your brain releases a small quantity of endorphins. This natural morphine gives you a sense of well-being and elation. It makes you feel happy and peaceful. It stimulates your creativity and improves your personality. It is nature's "wonder drug."
 
Create the Winning Feeling
Everyone wants to feel like a winner. And feeling like a winner requires that you win. You get a feeling of being a winner by completing a task 100 percent. When you do this repeatedly, eventually you develop the habit of completing the tasks that you begin. When this habit of task completion locks in, your life will begin to improve in ways that you cannot imagine.
 
The Pain of Procrastination
If you have ever had a major assignment that you have put off, you know what I am referring to. The longer you wait to get started on an assignment and the closer the deadline approaches, the greater stress you experience. It can start to keep you up at night until you finally launch into the task and push it through to completion; you feel a great sense of relief and well-being. It is almost as if nature rewards you for everything that you do that is positive and life enhancing. At the same time, nature penalizes you with stress and dissatisfaction when you fail to do the tasks that move you toward the goals and results that are important to you.
 
The Balanced Scorecard
One of the most popular movements in modern management is toward a "balanced scorecard." Using these scorecards, every person, at every level of the business is encouraged to identify the key performance measures that indicate success and then give themselves scores every day and every week in each of those key performance indicators. The most important point. The very act of identifying a number or indicator and then paying close attention to it will cause you to improve your performance in that area.
 
Close the Loop
The third C, after commitment and completion, is "closure." This is the difference between an "open loop" and a "closed loop." Bringing closure to an issue in your personal or business life is absolutely essential for you to feel happy and in control of your situation. Lack of closure-unfinished business, an incomplete action of any kind-is a major source of stress, dissatisfaction, and even failure in business. It consumes enormous amounts of physical and emotional energy.
 
The Key Ability
Perhaps the most important ability in the world of work is "dependability." Nothing will get you paid more and promoted faster than to develop a reputation for getting your tasks done quickly, done well, and on schedule. Whatever your goals, make a list of all the tasks you will have to accomplish in the achievement of those goals. Put a deadline on every one of those tasks.
 
Action Exercise
Determine a single measure - your key performance indicator - that you can use to grade your progress and success in each area of your life. Refer to it daily.

from Brian Tracy's "Time Mastery" 

If you want to develop a Balanced Scorecard, grow your business or just want to make  2015 Your Best Year Ever, give me a call. I am here to help!
Be Great!

Jim Flemming
Certified Business Coach and Sellability Advisor
FocalPoint Business Coaching Excellence
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