Exactly how?

You say:  “You need more online reviews.” 

They think:  “But how do I get them? 

You say:  “Ask for the order every time.”

They think:  “I’m not sure of words that would sound authentic.”

You say:  “You need to coach your staff.”

They think:  “But exactly how…?”

Telling people what to do is not always effective.  

For real results, focus on being incredibly specific and focusing on the “how.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The weeds.

The weeds.

Weed emerging through cement

“You must be in the medical field,” My doctor said as he flipped through my indexed and cross-referenced binder of medical tests.

“No, since we only have 15 minutes…  

I just wanted you focused on my problem, not shuffling through a disarray of papers and lab work.”

Being strategic often means diving into the details and nuances of a project.  

In fact, understanding the nuances and “weeds” is an important step I like to take before ever delegating anything to someone else.  This way, I can coach them from experience, and I can’t be BS’ed about how long something takes or how hard it is.

God is in the details.

And the details are in the weeds.

 

Another HT to Seth Godin for getting me to ponder “caring” and “trying” in general.

 

 

 

 

Someone there.

Someone there.

Isn’t it nice when technical support stays on the phone with you longer than they have to? Just to be sure you’ve 100% “got it.” My husband and I work together, and often when I’m unsure or apprehensive about something I’m working on, he will silently take a seat next to me, often with his arm on my back. It’s just so comforting to have someone there.

That project in the corner.

Every business has one – a project that needs to be done, but keeps getting postponed.

If you’re a job seeker, think about targeting your dream company and suggesting that you take a stab at that overflowing pile in the corner.

It may just be the hook that finally opens the door.