Three Steps to Living a 101% Life

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the average U.S. worker spends 1,789 hours working in 2014.  As Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft) recently said at DreamForce:

"We spend far too much time at work for it not to have a deeper meaning."

Ask yourself, do you really evaluate your choices, your goals against this criteria--doing work that matters?By now, you've likely decided on your goals for 2016.  See if the concept of The 101% You (title of my book) applies to the goals you’ve chosen:

#1. We only have 100%: We often hear people talk about giving it 110% or higher.  Some leaders ask their people to give more than 100%.  The reality is we all only have 24 hours.  That’s how I define our 100% as time is integral to SMART goals.

#2. Be clear about what matters most to You: We all get to choose how we spend our 24 hours.  Some of us care for our health and body.  We ensure we get x number of hours of sleep, and exercise etc.  Be conscious that you are always at choice regarding what you say “yes” or “no” to.

#3. Expect the unexpected extra 1%: Regardless of your spiritual belief, hopefully you have had several times when you recognize something greater than yourself was at play to make things happen, beyond your efforts.  The 1% represents the infinite possibilities and they come through us, from with us and source beyond our control.

All it takes is one person to BELIEVE in something impossible to make it possible and to bring others along.  You already have your answers.  The job of supportive leaders, managers and friends (as coaches) is to ask powerful questions that open you up to your answers.  Get silent and listen for what’s most important to you and then set goals to go do that this year.  Do your part and expect miracles!

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