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The Voice vs The Noise

‘What we think about when we are free to think about what we will – that is what we are or will soon become.’
A.W. Tozer

Intent, purpose and self-belief may be in place, but something else can get in the way of our success—I call it ‘the noise’. It’s the thick, static noise, like a dark cloud ruining a perfect clear blue sky or the white noise annoyingly projecting from a radio that's out of range.

How many times are you side-tracked, disrupted or focused on the noise? It may begin as a wispy white cloud but as you give it more airplay and focus, it grows and becomes darker, thicker and louder.

As a leader the noise doesn't serve you, it subtracts from you and takes you away from the clearly defined and articulated ‘voice’. It dilutes the voice—the clearer message you should be taking on board. We all have an inner dialogue, yes even you; that voice in your head. I want you to separate the two. Imagine the voice is white; it can serve you well. The noise is dark grey; it is static and does nothing but dilute your intentions. The voice provides clarity while the noise is muffled, uncertain and downright confusing. Learning to distinguish between the two can be challenging as the noise can assist in self-sabotage and procrastination.

Often we aren’t aware of what the noise is or the consequences from letting it guide us. One of my first client coaching sessions was on the phone, and my client kept saying, they wanted resolution on what sport to play. Now, remember, I'd just left a fantastic career to pursue my own practice, and as I paced up and down my office, I was seriously having second thoughts about my newly chosen career path. How could someone be paying me to find out what sport they wanted to play? Surely there were bigger fish to fry or eat. I removed my thoughts from the picture and focused back on the client. After asking a few powerful questions and embracing uncertainty—and ignoring the noise in my head—together we unwrapped the layers. After ten minutes of silence, my client had a breakthrough. He realised he had been procrastinating in every area of his life including work, moving forward with his spouse, and yes, even choosing a new sport. He couldn't move forward with the noise in his head resulting in the thickest procrastination blockage I have ever witnessed. I learnt that in order to serve my clients and use my full potential, I needed to cancel my conversation with the noise—tap in, identify the noise and block it out. I have used the analogy of the Voice Vs. The Noise for many years, and it's a great way to separate the two.

There is a saying, Only after confusion can there be clarity, but don't stay confused for too long, clear the heavy fog—the noise—and let the sun shine in.

Learning to differentiate the two is imperative, and the key is to keep your mind focused by having clarity in your outputs, energy and the message you are conveying. We all know that feeling of tossing and turning late at night, worrying about something, only to get up in the morning light and realise our restlessness was caused by something trivial. This is because, late at night, confined to our bed in darkness there is nothing we can do to change the throughs that disturb us and, therefore, they are amplified and blown out of proportion. The diagram model above clearly shows where you may be sitting as far as your mindset goes, right now.

The clearer the voice and the softer the noise, the more fulfilling your mindset will be. Focus on the voice that serves you as a leader and don't give the noise any airtime. Remember that where your attention goes, your energy flows. Stop having conversations with the noise. Listen to and strengthen the voice.

Here are three tips to get you there.

Awareness

Stop! Yes, you, stop! Sit alone and reflect on what is really going on for you. As a leader of people, self or a leader of conversation and influence: what is driving your mindset? Mindset can come from your intuition, or your enteric nervous system—let’s call it your gut brain. Did you know this brain has as many neurons as a cat and can influence your mood and wellbeing? It is referred to as your second brain. It is tied to commitment, belief and purpose. mBraining explains further the primal connection between our brain and our gut. Hence, I have a gut feeling about this (Soosalu & Oka).

Some of the thoughts that have derived from a deep sinking feeling in your stomach are associated with the noise.

Evidence

Is the inner dialogue you are having working for you?

Can you think of a time, even right now, when that confusing unadulterated noise was at play? Distinguish when the voice is at play and when the noise is creeping in.

Can you think of a time you listened to your voice, and the outcome led to a successful result? Monitor what your gut is telling you as a response to the thoughts you have. I have many clients who keep a journal of this as a way to track patterns and predict when the noise will hit. External factors, like certain people in your life, can contribute to the noise and the voice.

Action

Simple, yes. Easy, no. Awareness is the majority of this journey. In short, stop having a conversation with the noise. Do not give it exposure. Do not flip the noise into a positive, as this will only get you more focused on it. Instead, tell it to nick off and get into massive action around what the voice you believe in is telling you.

Watch your results from the outside in, and check in to stay on track. Creating a mind-shift that works for you will be a work in progress―this won’t happen in a day. The house you had bought before you had children is no longer big enough. Like your mind, change it to serve where you are going. Distinguish the dark and light and see what changes and evolves for you, your team and your organisation.

Have a great week!

Renée  

Renée has published her first book “Limitless Leadership”- A guide to leading from the inside out. Order your copy today! www.reneegiarrusso.com or www.amazon.com

Renée Giarrusso is an accomplished author, facilitator, speaker, trainer and coach who works with high performing leaders and their teams across a myriad of industries and organisations. She passionately helps leaders fulfil their full potential resulting in increased motivation, communication and connection. Working with executives and SLT teams, she maps and designs motivation to maximise performance and engagement.

Her expertise in growing and developing capability and behavioural change around leadership, communication and transition leave her clients inspired, re-energised and with improved results.

Work with me! 

Contact us today at admin@reneegiarrusso.com to discuss how we can collaborate on your business success. Learn more about our in-house Limitless Leadership, Mapping Motivation for Performance and Presenting to Lead and Communication workshops and mentoring programs.

“The Top Fifteen Percent Leader” A dynamic, interactive leadership program, run as an openly facilitated in-house program 3 hours a month over the year!

Download our FREE whitepaper and program details

http://thetopfifteenpercentleader.com

Lunch and Lead-April 7th  South Melbourne

Join 15 like-minded women from a diverse array industries over lunch. Take the time to reflect and enjoy an open and casual conversation on what challenges you and motivates you from a leadership perspective. Celebrate the year that has been! FULLY BOOKED OUT

Mastering your Mojo-June 15th Melbourne

Go from drowning in the overwhelm that sometimes a career and life can create to taking the time to reflect, recharge and reconnect with your purpose and mission to move forward.

Join me for our “Mastering your Leadership Mojo” practicum

Time: 9am-4pm

Venue: Golden Gate Hotel, South Melbourne

Investment: $595 + GST pp

Book before May 5th at our Early bird rate of $495 + GST

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What you will get:

  • 1 full day workshop facilitated by Renee Giarrusso
  • The day is based around key themes: Reflect-Recharge- Refocus
  • Recharge to reconnect ~Learning to manage your energy for optimal results in your daily life- Guest speaker Amanda Adey Auricfields Kinesiology
  • Access to sharing and learning with like-minded people
  • A scrumptious sit-down Al a carte lunch
  • Barista coffee all day (it’s the little things J )
  • All workshop materials

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Motivation Trumps Skill

‘Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.’ ―Thomas Jefferson

For decades, motivation has been a major management and leadership issue. It has been the subject of many research studies by figures such as Fredrick Herzberg, Abraham Maslow, John Hunt and Clayton Alderfer. Many of their findings still resonate today but working practices have changed, and now there is a focus on variables such as work-life balance, flexible working hours, working virtually (from home) and a shifting focus on performance objectives. We now need to consider motivation from an organisational and individual perspective with a focus, in this chapter, around you, the individual. If you can identify and focus on what motivates and engages you, you can contribute to the motivation and engagement of others at work. Like a lighthouse, to project the blinding light that is emitted out to sea, everything needs to be in order within the lighthouse—a bit like motivation.

During my time as a hands-on leader and working with leaders, I developed the belief that motivation trumps skill. Skill alone is not enough to get us to the top of the mountain. Motivation, either intrinsic or extrinsic, overlays an energy to any skill we master; it's the fuel to succeed and exceed. It's the force behind driving what we know and learn (our skills). Years ago, when recruiting for a large corporate, I interviewed a double degree candidate who ticked all the boxes: IQ, great references and ability to think on his feet. What he didn't emit was the attitude, motivation and energy that all the one-dimensional paperwork had sold him on. He had the knowledge and the skill, but he was missing the will. This was important in such a fast-paced corporate environment, and without any evidence of this, the candidate didn't progress to the next level. If you claim to be energetic and driven, at least act it for the interview.

Being deeply self-aware of what motivates you, and those around you will take your conversations, rapport and sphere of influence to the next level.

To be self-aware, you need to be open and committed and take the time to understand what really motivates and energises you at a deeper level.

To do this, you need emotional control and intelligence so you can identify your triggers; leading to building a heightened radar into the triggers of others.

Being self-aware also requires you to get out of what you know—your comfort zone—so you can be open to self-growth and change. This is important as this sets the base to be open, ready and aware. Don't just know and grow your skills. The real gold is tapping into and understanding the depths of what motivates you.

One of the many studies that support my theory was conducted by researchers at the Universities of Munich and Bielefeld and was published in Child Development journal. It suggested motivation and study habits—not intelligence—are the key factors in maths achievement (Paul, 2013).

What are you going to do to tap into what fuels you?

Renée

Renée has published her first book “Limitless Leadership”- A guide to leading from the inside out. Order your copy today! www.reneegiarrusso.com or www.amazon.com

Renée Giarrusso is an accomplished author, facilitator, speaker, trainer and coach who works with high performing leaders and their teams across a myriad of industries and organisations. She passionately helps leaders fulfil their full potential resulting in increased motivation, communication and connection. Working with executives and SLT teams, she maps and designs motivation to maximise performance and engagement.

Her expertise in growing and developing capability and behavioural change around leadership, communication and transition leave her clients inspired, re-energised and with improved results.

Work with me! 

Contact us today at admin@reneegiarrusso.com to discuss how we can collaborate on your business success. Learn more about our in-house Limitless Leadership, Mapping Motivation for Performance and Presenting to Lead and Communication workshops and mentoring programs.

“The Top Fifteen Percent Leader” A dynamic, interactive leadership program, run as an openly facilitated in-house program 3 hours a month over the year!

Download our FREE whitepaper and program details

http://thetopfifteenpercentleader.com

Lunch and Lead-April 7th  South Melbourne

Join 15 like-minded women from a diverse array industries over lunch. Take the time to reflect and enjoy an open and casual conversation on what challenges you and motivates you from a leadership perspective. Celebrate the year that has been! FULLY BOOKED OUT

Mastering your Mojo-June 15th Melbourne

Go from drowning in the overwhelm that sometimes a career and life can create to taking the time to reflect, recharge and reconnect with your purpose and mission to move forward.

Join me for our “Mastering your Leadership Mojo” practicum

Time: 9am-4pm

Venue: Golden Gate Hotel, South Melbourne

Investment: $595 + GST pp

Book before May 5th at our Early bird rate of $495 + GST

Limited to 25 places

What you will get:

  • 1 full day workshop facilitated by Renee Giarrusso
  • The day is based around key themes: Reflect-Recharge- Refocus
  • Recharge to reconnect ~Learning to manage your energy for optimal results in your daily life- Guest speaker Amanda Adey Auricfields Kinesiology
  • Access to sharing and learning with like-minded people
  • A scrumptious sit-down Al a carte lunch
  • Barista coffee all day (it’s the little things J )
  • All workshop materials

 Contact admin@reneegiarrusso for further details

Drop into www.reneegiarrusso.com or Eventbrite to secure your place and early bird pricing

*Limited to 25 attendees

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SELF-MOTIVATION LEADING TO ENERGETIC PERFORMANCE

 ‘You are energy. What you think begins it. What you feel amplifies it. What you action will determine what happens next.’

—Renée Giarrusso

Tapping into your mind, heart and body from an energetic level can greatly assist self-motivation. When you are in sync with your motivations, you are more aware of how others are motivated.

My brother and sister are people I admire; they both have the ability to stay on track and be motivated in challenging times. Many others would have caved in and given up, but they both have an innate ability to know what they need to do to stay focused and be the best they can be in their current situations. They emit a tenacious energy to keep on going.

In a professional context, being an energetic leader means you can lead and influence a team or decision to high performance, morale and motivation by tapping into the existing motivators, energy, purpose and strength of each individual. By focusing on true commitment, effective communication and authentic connection, you can provide clear direction and motivation to the team, in conjunction with opportunity for individuals, the team and the organisation to grow and succeed. As a leader, your energy can provide the fuel to lead effectively a team and organisation often lacking in direction and will.

Energised people typically choose to behave in ways that enable success. You see them. They stand out and have a contagious aura about them. They are usually proactive, conscientious and resilient. The word resilient comes from the Latin word ‘resilire’, which means to leap back, or withdraw. It is easier to bounce or leap back if you have deep-seated awareness of what you need in order to do this. Conversely, when people become drained or listless, they are much more likely to act in ways that undermine their success and that of their team. Having a conscious awareness of your motivations will spark your energy because doing what motivates you lights you up from within.

In the model above, you can identify where you sit with regard to awareness of your motivation and fulfilling your motivations.

Stagnant

Here, you are sinking in the mud flats of nowhere. You have low or no motivation, with low activity. Nothing much is happening and you are on autopilot. You do what you do without knowing why. Performance is average here, as you have zero drive. You are plodding along. People in this stage are sometimes labeled lazy; actually, they are usually unaware and bored.

The signs of being in the stagnant quadrant are:

  • boredom
  • unchallenged
  • unawareness of motivation
  • low energy and will
  • limited activity.

Bursting

At this stage, you are bursting in activity mode. You have no real understanding of what is motivating you but you keep going. I see many people in this quadrant. They are typically running around the office, at all hours, like a tornado, energetically doing a lot of busy but not really doing the right things with clear motivational direction. To move up to ‘activated’ they need to ramp up their awareness of what is really motivating them.

The signs of being in the bursting quadrant are:

  • busy
  • feeling productive without direction
  • scattered
  • driven and energetic
  • feel like something is missing.

Stifled

In this stage, you are highly motivated but low on energy. This may be due to not getting to do the things that motivate you in your role. This can get tiring, and is often referred to as ‘wrong job fit'. We call this stage ‘stifled’ because here you are a flame continually being snuffed out. To move across to ‘activated’, you need to have alignment of what motivates you and the role you are doing and then act on it.

The signs of being in the stifled quadrant are:

  • low energy
  • motivated but no real action
  • listless
  • incongruent

The keys to moving to ‘activated’ are identifying and aligning what motivates you to your role as a leader, and being disciplined to drive your awareness of what is and isn't motivating.

Activated

If you are here, great. This is where you want to be. In ‘activated’ you are highly motivated and aware of what is driving you. By being authentic to your motivation, there is heart in your energy. Your energy is high, clear and authentic. (We want to capture and bottle the essence of those in this quadrant.) You know what motivates you and you’re doing the right things for the right reason. You feel fulfilled and on purpose.

Many leaders in this area cascade this energy onto their teams, which can assist in a high performing team—a super team.

The signs of being in the activated quadrant are:

  • energetic
  • self-aware
  • magnetic
  • highly motivated
  • driven
  • in flow.

Self-motivation is internal, and we all have parts of our role that don't motivate us. If we feed and satisfy our motivation at least 70 per cent of the time, we can lead our purpose with real belief and a strong mindset, and project the energy we need to bring our team forward.

Self-motivation can fuel you forward and not only will you gain internal energy; your interpersonal, team and organisational energy will lift. I was once part of a team led by a self-motivated, passionate and driven leader. Their leadership was infectious.

Make no mistake, self-motivation and tapping into this is another layer of the ‘being’ part of leadership.

Look at where you sit and what you need to do to activate your motivation that can then lead to energetic leadership and performance.

Renée has published her first book “Limitless Leadership”- A guide to leading from the inside out. Order your copy today! www.reneegiarrusso.com or www.amazon.com

Renée Giarrusso is an accomplished author, facilitator, speaker, trainer and coach who works with high performing leaders and their teams across a myriad of industries and organisations. She passionately helps leaders fulfill their full potential resulting in increased motivation, communication and connection. Working with executives and SLT teams she maps and designs motivation to maximise performance and engagement.

Her expertise in growing and developing capability and behavioral change around leadership, communication and transition leave her clients inspired, re-energised and with improved results.

Work with me! 

Contact us today at admin@reneegiarrusso.com to discuss how we can collaborate on your business success. Learn more about our in-house Limitless Leadership, Mapping Motivation for Performance and Presenting to Lead and Communication workshops and mentoring programs.

“The Top Fifteen Percent Leader” A dynamic interactive leadership program, run as an openly facilitated in-house program 3 hours a month over the year!

Download our FREE whitepaper and program details

http://thetopfifteenpercentleader.com


Lunch and Lead-April 7th  South Melbourne

Join 15 like-minded women from a diverse array industries over lunch. Take the time to reflect and enjoy an open and casual conversation on what challenges you and motivates you from a leadership perspective. Celebrate the year that has been! FULLY BOOKED OUT

Mastering your Mojo-June 15th Melbourne

Go from drowning in the overwhelm that sometimes a career and life can create to taking the time to reflect, recharge and reconnect with your purpose and mission to move forward.

Join me for our “Mastering your Leadership Mojo” practicum

Time: 9am-4pm

Venue: Golden Gate Hotel, South Melbourne

Investment: $595 +GST pp

Book before May 5th at our Early bird rate of $495 + GST

Limited to 25 places

What you will get:

  • 1 full day workshop facilitated by Renee Giarrusso
  • The day is based around key themes: Reflect-Recharge- Refocus
  • Recharge to reconnect ~Learning to manage your energy for optimal results in your daily life- Guest speaker Amanda Adey Auricfields Kinesiology
  • Access to sharing and learning with like-minded people
  • A scrumptious sit-down Al a carte lunch
  • Barista coffee all day (it’s the little things J )
  • All workshop materials

 Contact admin@reneegiarrusso for further details

Drop into www.reneegiarrusso.com or Eventbrite to secure your place and early bird pricing

*Limited to 25 attendees

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Map and Design Motivated Performance

“PEOPLE ARE COLORS, BE A RAINBOW”

Motivation is a simple and often underestimated topic, and it has fascinated me for over a decade. It is the fuel that lights people up. Many executives are unaware of what motivates them both at in intrinsic and extrinsic level. How many people do you know—this could be you—who are competent at their jobs but are never totally fulfilled, happy or living on purpose? It is important not to do only what you are good at but also what you enjoy. There is a big difference here.

While working in corporate organisations, out of numerous roles, there was only one role I never really enjoyed (although I was good at it). Thankfully, all my other roles lit me up and energised me. I was more productive in these roles as they didn’t feel like work. I call the role I didn't enjoy, a gift. I discovered that what didn’t make me happy was a valuable insight for my future to ensure I took on only roles and job functions that I enjoy. You know you are doing what you love when you go to bed Sunday night and look forward to the next day. That’s how I feel now that I am running my practice, but there are others who experience the ‘Sunday-night dread’. You know, that feeling where you don’t want the weekend to end, you’ve had your dinner, and you are still looking to fill the rest of the night up, so you don’t have to face the week that looms ahead.

“Research shows that attitude and motivation can account for more than 60 percent of the formula for job and organisational success.”

As a leader, you need the skill and knowledge, but these wear off if you are not truly motivated. People think they know what motivates them and others, and they simply manage this. What they really need to do is identify and map motivation, then feed, and satisfy these motivations. Find them, feed them and flourish and not only will people be happier but also more productive therefore maximising performance and engagement. In my practice, I have briefed hundreds of executives and SLT teams on what motivates them using the iWAM profiling tool to map motivation. The iWAM (Inventory of Work, Attitudes and Motivations) tool recognises that we have 48 different motivations at work, and it identifies these in order of preference. (I call them tapas plates—some are prawns, and some are jellyfish.) Aside from using a tool to profile motivation, it comes down to building rapport and understanding the individuals you work with. Ongoing open conversation, coaching and mentoring can open this space so you map what truly lights them up and can, therefore, leverage and compliment this as a team and organisation.

There are many neurological drivers of human behaviour that work in conjunction with understanding your motivations and attitudes. When I visualise these, I see a person holding a marionette in front of them with all the drivers sitting behind the puppet, resulting in what we see as behaviour and action. Some of these drivers include values, beliefs and your model of the world. We have our own references and see the world based on our own perspectives and experience. We all have knowledge and skills in certain areas, and these can be developed, changed and evolved depending on our focus. We also have our own identity, which can change depending on where we are in our journey. Be mindful that we tend to base our beliefs and values on how we see ourselves. If we go from working in a team to working on a team, we need to view our identity differently as we have essentially evolved from employee to employer. Don’t hold on to your old identity. Be mindful that as you grow and change so does your identity, and how you and others see yourself. Find out what lights you and others up and revisit this regularly, as it will change over the course of a role and career.

The first step is to take a step back to understand what motivates us at a deep level. What fuels us to do what we do every day? Only by having a deep awareness of this can we can delve into and understand what motivates those around us, including internal and external stakeholders, our team and the clients with whom we may interact. By understanding motivations, we can compliment and leverage strengths, match language to build subliminal rapport and influence and create a high performance culture.

I look forward to hearing about your map and track motivation and how this leads to energetic performance of your team, self and organisation.

Renée

Renée has published her first book “Limitless Leadership”- A guide to leading from the inside out. Order your copy today! www.reneegiarrusso.com or www.amazon.com

Renée Giarrusso is an accomplished author, facilitator, speaker, trainer and coach who works with high performing leaders and their teams across a myriad of industries and organisations. She passionately helps leaders fulfil their full potential resulting in increased motivation, communication and connection. Working with executives and SLT teams, she maps and designs motivation to maximise performance and engagement.

Her expertise in growing and developing capability and behavioural change around leadership, communication and transition leave her clients inspired, re-energised and with improved results.

Work with me! 

Contact us today at admin@reneegiarrusso.com to discuss how we can collaborate on your business success. Learn more about our in-house Limitless Leadership, Mapping Motivation for Performance and Presenting to Lead and Communication workshops and mentoring programs.

“The Top Fifteen Percent Leader” A dynamic, interactive leadership program, run as an openly facilitated in-house program 3 hours a month over the year!

Download our FREE whitepaper and program details

http://thetopfifteenpercentleader.com

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Move it, Groove it-Maximise focus and productivity!

When I was a child I vividly remember the toy room that my sister and I just adored. We shared a bedroom and our parents set up the other bedroom as an amazing toy room, somewhere we could play, let our imaginations run wild and create our own little world with friends. I can still see the room so clearly, a little timber table with bench seats in the center, a blackboard to the left corner, a shelving unit with all our art supplies to the right and a dolls house to the left. The room was painted lemon with a matching blind that filtered in the sun making it a magical place to be.

What stands out to me now was how the room was compartmentalised with a location for each activity. If we were drawing or painting we sat at the table, if we were playing with dolls we would scrounge through the chest of dolls near the dollhouse and if we played schools (guess who was the teacher?) we were always in the corner where the blackboard was. Each task had its place with everything we needed ready to use, create or play with in that space.

It worked well and only over the last few years I have a realised I set my day up for success in my shared office and home office the same way. In my practice if I break it down to the basics my work goes across 4 key areas: Think/Create, Sell, Deliver and “stuff” as I frame it. In my world I like to do each of those functions in different places and this has always served me well as far as focus, quality and efficiency. This may not be for everyone but being an alternative thinker, highly creative and super organised this is the way I roll and it works for me.

Last week I was mentoring a senior leader around productivity and efficiency. I shared my office set up with him and the way I categorise tasks and resources in different locations. This discussion is what led me to write this blog. Keep in mind this was a subconscious thing until now and something I just did!

Think and Create

In my practice I actually cluster my tasks within each week and allocate time to thinking and creating. I block this out and jealously protect this time, as it is such an important element of my thought leadership. “Thinking” for me relates to creating new IP, writing blogs such as this and reading and writing books and articles.

I have an L shaped desk in my office and allocate the front space to thinking time. From here I have a view to an amazing 60 year old tree and lots of natural light. Here I keep the space totally uncluttered so I am free to think, I have access to my books in a cubed unit behind this space and also a white board and large notepad. If I’m working from home I sometimes sit in the courtyard and do this as I find it elevates my thinking. When on the run between clients I get a lot of thinking done in cafes and when writing my book I joined a few libraries and used this space only to write my book.

The other part of thinking for me is around designing workshops based on my IP and I do this usually on my PC utilising a monitor that is at the centre of my desk.

Stuff

In this category I cluster admin and anything else that doesn’t fall into the other areas. I do this at the center of my desk and tasks include invoicing, emails, liaising with my Client Services Manager, updating my CRM, managing my diary and so on. This area usually relies on systems so a lot is done via my trusty laptop. Tasks I complete here are quite process driven in nature.

Selling

For me this involves tasks such as making phone calls, updating my sales pipeline and liaising with clients over the phone or Skype, unless I see them face-to-face. I spend a lot of time here designing proposals based on clients needs. I tend to do this at a separate table in my office where I sometimes meet clients. I always keep this table clear and I find in this space I have a clear head, my notes and PC and therefore clear space to focus and be present to my client and my solution for them.

Delivery

This area for me is usually face to face with my clients. An example could be when delivering workshop or coaching programs or speaking at an event. As of last year I have started doing a lot of coaching and mentoring virtually by phone and Skype and I do this at the same table as where I do my selling so I am fully immersed and at service to whomever I am working with.

If you look at how this works it’s fairly simple. Categorise your key work functions and resources into different physical locations, this is sometimes referred to as being spatially mobile. My office isn’t large; you don’t need the massive corporate suite or 3 rooms at home to create an office. Find what works for you, change it up until it does and maximise your self-management and focus to achieve your goals and have a bit of fun along the way. I would love to hear from anyone else doing this and your experiences and tips along the way.

Have a fantastic February!

Renée

Renée has published her first book “Limitless Leadership”- A guide to leading from the inside out. Order your copy today! www.reneegiarrusso.com or www.amazon.com

Renée Giarrusso is an accomplished author, facilitator, speaker, trainer and coach who works with high performing leaders and their teams across a myriad of industries and organisations. She passionately helps leaders fulfill their full potential resulting in increased motivation, communication and connection. Her expertise in growing and developing capability and behavioral change around leadership, communication, transition, presenting and sales effectiveness leave her clients inspired, re-energised and with improved results.

Work with me! 

Contact us today at admin@reneegiarrusso.com to discuss how we can collaborate on your business success. Learn more about our in-house Limitless Leadership, Mapping Motivation and Presenting to Lead and Communication workshops and mentoring programs.

“The Top Fifteen Percent Leader” A dynamic interactive leadership program, run as an openly facilitated in-house program 3 hours a month over the year!

Download our FREE whitepaper and program details

http://thetopfifteenpercentleader.com