As a professional or small business owner, you are in charge of your own work. You have some control over the goals that you set, and some autonomy in choosing how to achieve them. That’s great when work goes well-you can be creative and you feel fulfilled. And it’s not so great when it doesn’t.
But of course, problems come with the territory. Whether you are a manager or a small business owner, an engineer or an artist, a consultant or a freelancer, if you continuously set ambitious goals, you will eventually run into obstacles that you are not well-equipped to deal with. Here’s the way it happens:
You set a goal. You make a plan. You get started. Then, well before you can see your way to the finish, something goes wrong. Maybe everything goes wrong. What to do now? You need to pick yourself up, make a new plan, and get started again. But this time it’s a little harder. You already did what seemed obvious. You already used up that first rush of enthusiasm. Now a feeling of struggle or strain may creep in.
When you find yourself in these situations, you need a process–a conscious process–to help you execute on your intentions without getting bogged down, blocked, or burned out. In the Smarter Execution Workshop, you learn how to catch the problems early, identify the issues quickly, and take action decisively–so that you finish sooner, with motivation to spare.
In the morning session, you learn tactics to quickly rethink the goal and your immediate objective. You learn how to identify, not just any next step, but the next steps that foster your motivation and pay off fastest. You learn how to tap into your own experience and expertise, to find the way forward that works for you.
You learn a process for switching mental gears when you start feeling frustrated or overwhelmed. It is normal to feel negative emotions when work is not going well. In this workshop, you learn how to unpack the information in the feelings. That helps you get to the heart of the issue-and back on track sooner.
In the afternoon session, you learn how to catch that you’re starting down a slippery slope to failure. You learn the top three causes of procrastination, and how to counter them. You learn how untangle the factors in a difficult decision, so you can quickly and decisively choose the best option.
Most people, when they run into problems, scramble to regroup. In the Smarter Execution Workshop, you learn to call on a flexible system of proven techniques-a system that you can use every day to solve problems faster, make better decisions, and get projects finished.
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