Getting Started video summary

I recorded a summary of my simple three-step Getting Started System on video for you here:

You can download the Getting Started Worksheet here.

Video on How to get started

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t?

One area where getting started seems to be a little harder than usual, is starting something that is completely new – and Matt Cutts from Google has some thoughts to offer in the short video below.

Matt has another approach to getting started.  He suggests “Try it for 30 days”. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

Watch this quick video from Matt Cutts related to how to get started: Try something new for 30 days…


What do you think?  Does this work for you?  Have you ever tried it?
Does this sort of short term but consistent commitment help you to get started?

Getting Started System

Whether you are starting a new year, a new quarter, a new job or a new role, a new project or just a new day, getting started is something that a surprising number of people struggle with.  And yet it is a common situation we all face constantly. If you establish an effective system for just getting started properly you’ll […] Read more and leave a comment»

Finding opportunity in a crisis

Issues, critical incidents and crises can present many opportunities for the organisation that is open to learning. Meyers and Holusha (1986) identified seven potential advantages or gains which can arise from a business crisis: New leaders or heroes may be born Organisational change may be accelerated Latent problems are faced People are changed New strategies evolve Early warning systems develop for future […] Read more and leave a comment»

Achieving Great Results

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The surprising science of motivation

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Why change doesn’t always work

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Business in a Social Context

We all find it easy to avoid risks which are clearly visible, and everyone takes more care moving into uncharted territory. But when your old environment is changing slowly and subtly, you may need ‘new eyes’ to see the risks and opportunities. The context in which business operates is changing slowly and subtly, creating a whole new set of risks […] Read more and leave a comment»

How do you identify a crisis when it is happening?

For some it might seem a silly question, but how DO you identify a crisis when you see one? What makes a crisis different to the myriad problems which beset many organisations much of the time? Problems are different to a crisis. In fact organisations are often reasonably comfortable addressing problems. That’s what managers are good at – easy as ABC! Sometimes problems […] Read more and leave a comment»

Steve Jobs’ Vision

If you have never watched Steve Jobs inspirational 2005 Stanford Commencement Address on 'How to Live Before You Die' it is well worth your time. Read more and leave a comment»

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