Author of the New York Times Bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. If you’re like most of my readers, you’re already a high-achieving leader. You’re committed to making big contributions at work—and seeing big results.
Have you ever worked for a bad boss? We mean really bad, the kind that makes you want to tear your hair out, or quit, or both. Nearly everyone has at some point, including us! In fact, we’ll share a few of those experiences in today’s episode—plus some from our listeners.
So what should you do when your boss is really insufferable?
Do you have a really big dream or far-out goal that you’ve never told anybody about? We’ll bet you do because we’ve had them too. What’s sad is that most of those dreams get buried under a huge mound of fear and insecurity.
Do you know why Steve Jobs insisted that the original iPhone have only one button? Because nothing succeeds like simplicity. Take out your iPhone, if you have one, and compare it to a Comcast remote. See the difference? Sleek simplicity versus mind-boggling complexity.
If you could make a single hire that would revolutionize your productivity, would you do it? Of course you would! But we’ve found that most leaders procrastinate when it comes to hiring an executive assistant.
As business owners, we’ve learned that we can’t do our best work sandwiched between meetings and phone calls. We need focused time for strategizing, writing, and working out difficult problems. You probably do too.
What’s your biggest distraction? Be honest! For us, there’s no question about it—our biggest distraction is ourselves. Too often, we find ourselves responding to text messages or jumping from one low-priority task to another instead of tackling more demanding work.
Well today, we’re going to show you how to beat distractions and make yourself more productive than ever!