Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Power of Three: What three things are you going to do better in your business today?

"To me there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two is think - spend some time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think and cry, that's a heck of a day."

- Coach Jim Valvano

What is it about the power of three? Three little pigs, three blind mice, three bears, three muskateers, three points to a triangle, child/adult/elder, mother/father/child, mind/body/spirit, three primary colors, past/present/future, id/ego/super ego, and of course father/son/holy spirit. There are more, but you have an idea.

Three may just be easy to remember, it maybe that everything in life really does boil down to three things, point is that there is something to the number three; and it's the same in business.

There are three functions in business, everything else is merely a branch of 1) Selling 2) Prospecting and 3) Admin. Those three things drive all else, in every business from teaching to managing a marketing company. Without any one of them, not only are you off focus, but you are losing business. Many times we think about how busy we are; but if you look at everything in your day to day routine, you must ask yourself if what you are doing is directly related to Selling, Prospecting or Administration, if not, what are you doing? Three is the magic number!

Are you ready for a challenge?

1) In your business, career or goals, no matter what your position, find out which of the three business functions you are the absolute best at, make that your primary strength and pair it to your job responsibilities. As to the other two roles, delegate them as much as you can so you can spend more time on your one primary strength!

2) Accomplish three things a day for any goal you have! No more, no less. Set out to do three a day.

3) Find areas in your life and business where systems, rituals, processes, teaching methods can be based on three things and observe how much easier it is for those around you and for yourself to remember!

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