Preview — Connected to Goodness by David Meltzer. He worked alongside Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon and lectured around the globe. But something was missing, and the multimillionaire went on a rapid downward spiral that ended in bankruptcy. It was only then that David realized that in order to revive and thrive, he needed to blend spirituality with business.
The result of his transformation is his remarkably successful venture, Sports 1 Marketing. In Connected to Goodness , David reveals his proven principles for success that will bring you the same peace and balance he now enjoys in both business and life, which allows him to live his mantra: make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jan 08, Denise Murray rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-reviewed. We work under the assumption that more is better. Morten Hansen thinks the way we work is broken. Not only that but how we manage and reward work, and how our culture recognizes hard work. What we call hard work may not be our best work. In Great at Work , Hansen reports on a five-year survey of 5, managers and employees, including sales reps, lawyers, actuaries, brokers, medical doctors, software programmers, engineers, store managers, plant foremen, nurses and even a Las Vegas casino dealer.
They discovered seven work smart practices. The first four involves mastering your own work, and the last three encompasses mastering working with others. Do Less, Then Obsess. The common practice he found among the highest-ranked performers in the study was that they carefully selected which priorities, tasks, meetings, customers, ideas or steps to undertake and which to let go. They then applied intense, targeted effort on those few priorities in order to excel.
He found that there were just a few key work practices related to this selectivity that accounted for two-thirds of the variation in performance among our subjects. Redesign Your Work. Redesigning work is about creating more value for the same amount of work done. The typical inside-out view, by contrast, measures work according to whether we have completed our tasks and goals, regardless of whether they produce any benefits.
The Learning Loop means you learn while you work. Doing great work requires that you are getting feedback every day. In his study, 74 percent of the top performers reviewed their work in an effort to learn and improve. On 17 percent in the underperforming category did. Aim for Passion and Purpose. You can have one without the other, but we should aim for both. You may need to take a wider view of what ignites you. Expand your circle of passion by tapping into these dimensions. Become a Forceful Champion.
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Getting our work done often hinges on our ability to gain the support of others. Getting other people on board takes more than just explaining the merits of your project. The best advocates in their study master two skills in this regard. Not just grit, but smart grit.
Erikson's Theory of Human Development
Enlist others to help move your project forward. They become lone crusaders for their efforts—and they exhaust themselves in the process. The ability to lead teams is crucial to great work. As a matter of necessity, much of this work takes place in meetings. The trick is to encourage constructive fights in meetings with cognitive diversity. You must unite. Adopt Disciplined Collaboration.
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Hansen has identified two sins of collaboration : undercollaboration and overcollaboration. Some people talk too little, and some people talk too much across teams and departments. He recommends disciplined collaboration. Fresh and compelling examples are used throughout to fully illustrate the seven smart work practices. N OW is where the future happens.
In this moment we will take action that will affect our future or we will not. All we have is now.
It is a flexible mindset so we can all learn to become a little more Nowist in our approach. One of the reasons that Nowists can see opportunities is that they are not stuck trying to protect their past; spending time and energy on something that no longer makes sense. Functional Impulsivity. But they do possess a certain kind highly impulsive functional thinking. In a study performed at the University of Michigan on impulsivity, researchers found that there were two impulsive traits. And the kind that allows people to decide quickly with good results. They are good at deciding quickly under pressure and are willing to choose an option even at the cost of making a mistake that they can and are willing to correct as they go forward.
Nowists take control of their time. You can avoid procrastination by changing your learning to see your future in your present. They understand cause and effect. We all exist in the Now. It is only in the Now that we can think, do, or change anything in the future. A Nowist is an active optimist. They believe they can make good things happen and take action to create a better future.
How does it feel to not be afraid? Steve Sims, the founder of Bluefish , has built a company that gets things done. Bluefish makes seemingly out-of-reach, change-your-life, experiences happen. He calls it bluefishing. Bluefishing is about changing your mindset. Bluefishers look for connections. What are people passionate about and how can I find a win-win for their passions? Passion is something you have to discover—your own and others too. Bluefishers question everything.
Drill down for it. Ask why at least three times. Lead the orchestra.