Two things I’ve learned over the years that will allow you to be in the top 80% of whatever it is you choose to do. They are VERY simple to do. It comes down to showing up and practice (i.e. see Allen Iverson’s Practice Rant above)
First, it’s showing up. Today, most people don’t do something because they perceive it’s hard or “they don’t feel like it.” No one wants to show up all the time. You have to act in spite of how you feel. Sounds simple? It’s hard in practice.
Second, practice may not make perfect, but you will improve. I started running in 2017 after Thanksgiving. I never ran more than five miles ever. It’s not fun waking up at 4am several days of the week and early every single Saturday, while other people are sleeping and you could be too. Well I ran my first marathon, Chicago, in 3:40 minutes. It was much faster than I thought because my training was consistent and tough. I put in the miles and results paid off. The same thing happened in the my next marathons. In February I ran a 3:20 marathon, five months after my first one.
The same thing is when I first started coaching and doing workshops (like team building). You get better more you do. Sure, there are other factors that can significantly increase your growth, effectiveness, and success.
You learn more with every engagement and every time you do additional research.
You improve (even a tiny bit) each time you do something. Improvement is about very small changes over time (you think of that as a formula: Improvement = frequency x tiny changes
Marathon runner who’s been running for 10 years is probably better than someone running their first marathon. A seasoned business professional (CEO, CFO, CHRO) is probably better than someone in their first year working.
Great performers many times make it look easy. But they do because of endless, consistent practice.
Practice will make you much better than you were before. You may never be a master, a professional runner or New York Times Best Selling Author.
Practice and showing up really works. It will get you 80% of the way there.
Segment 1: Tony Richards discusses the fear of being wrong with producer Bill Foster.
01:00 – Welcome to Better Than Before
03:30 – Fear of Being Wrong
Segment 2: Jason Treu, Executive Coach and Author, joins us as this week’s featured guest.
09:30 – Social Wealth
13:00 – Cards Against Mundanity
20:00 – Creating High-Performance Culture
23:30 – Leadership Blind spots
31:00 – Tony’s Lightning Leadership Questions
Segment 3: Leadership Lesson: How to Get Promoted
35:30 – Manager Response
40:00 – Path to Promotion In any organization, whatever we are doing is about the relationships that we have both internally and externally. The challenge is, people just don’t know how to build these relationships. – @jasontreu… Click To Tweet
About the Guest
Jason Treu is an executive coach who helps executives, managers, and employees to maximize their leadership and management potential. He provides coaching, workshops, and speaking services. He is the best-selling author of Social Wealth, the how-to-guide on building extraordinary business relationships.
He was a featured speaker at 2017 TEDxWilmington for his talk on, “How to Get CoWorkers to Like Each Other.” His employee engagement and team building game, Cards Against Mundanity, has been played by more than 12000+ employees to increase performance and teamwork.
I frequently get leaders, managers (new and experienced) and other employees asking me about articles, books and podcasts they should check out on leadership, managing others, giving feedback, building great teams and developing their employees. So here you go 🙂
Here are four excellent articles on managing others and building great teams:
I mean, who else could sell ice to the Eskimos? Get a bunch of people from different backgrounds and worlds to effectively come together and work as a team?
But with the pressures they face and the breakneck schedules they work with day-in-day-out, how do they take the time to slow down and find meaning in their endeavors?
Jason Treu tells his own story in this video.
Jason Treu’s biography:
Jason Treu (Troy) is a coach who works with executives, entrepreneurs and rising stars to maximize their leadership potential and performance. He also helps them build and execute their career blueprint. He’s the best-selling author of Social Wealth, a how-to-guide on building extraordinary business relationships, which has sold more than 60,000 copies. He hosts the podcast show, Executive Breakthroughs, bringing game-changing CEOs, entrepreneurs, and experts that share their breakthroughs and breakdowns. Jason talks about being self-aware and how important this is to be successful. He talks and provides examples of people who ruined it for themselves by not being able to adjust and work on themselves. Jason gives advice on how to overcome your flaws and be better at life. This is a great Podcast to get some life coaching in and get an insight into Jason and Stefan’s look on life.
0:00 – Ex: “A really good quote” or A very interesting topic
1:25 – “how did you get started in what you do?”
2:25 – Jason created a company to help people socialize
4:00 – “how does a guy have a good social life these days?”
6:45 – self-awareness is the most underrated quality
9:00 – no one is being accountable these days for personal actions
10:00 – as a kid you learn to deal with things a certain way which become worse as you get older but subconsciously you do it
17:50 – Stefan talks about his date where she accused him of not being from the high school he said
19:45 – “imposter syndrome” Jason explains what this is
22:15 – Stefan talks about how people, as you get more successful cant, relate to each other
23:40 – “when do you think a person goes from illegitimate to legitimate
26:05 – people don’t like to sell cause they have to face rejection