Archive for Effectivity

Two more of my favorite workshops through Whatcom Community College next week!

To my Whatcom County and British Columbia followers: I’m offering two more of my favorite workshops through Whatcom Community College next week:
  1. Finding the Right Career for You
  2. Develop Your Time Management Skills
#1 Workshop: Finding the Right Career for You
 
Are searching to find a meaningful career that best “FITS” you?
I’m offering my wildly popular “Finding the Right Career for You” class as a special, one night workshop through Whatcom Community College, This coming Monday night, Oct. 15 from 6:00-9:00p. I’m offering this class only one time this fall through Whatcom Community College for only $49 (normally $500+) !! And there’s still room! If that’s of interest, read the description below and sign up online today.
Here’s the description:
When it comes to your career, do you feel like a left-handed person in a right-handed job? Are you trying to decide on an educational program that matches your strengths? Are you restless to find meaningful work that resonates with your heart? Join us to discover your “core wiring” and explore finding a great “fit” to experience your life calling. You will be guided by one of the top career coaches in the Northwest—Mark Warren, The Calling Coach.
I hope to see many of you there who are looking for a new career, an better job role, or are trying to figure out what college major to pursue.
PSSST: Mention to me on the night of the class that you registered through my website, and I’ll send you my “Best Careers for your Type” pdf, FOR FREE!
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#2 Workshop: Develop Your Time Management Skills
Are you challenged by the flood of texts, emails, voicemails, meetings, and people interruptions that you’re not getting your important stuff done?
I’m also offering my popular 1/2 day Leadership Series workshop,“Develop Your Time Management Skills” class through Whatcom Community College, this Thursday morning, Oct. 18, from 9:00a-12:00. I offer this class once or twice a year class  through Whatcom Community College for only $65 (normally $1,425), and there are still a few open seats! If that’s of interest, read the description below and sign up online today.
Here’s the description:
Leadership Series: Develop Your Time Management Skills
Effectively managing your time, actions, and priorities is key to being an effective and productive manager. You’ll learn techniques to prioritize tasks, manage time, delegate tasks/ projects while empowering your team, as well as explore project management principles.
I hope to see many of you there.

Habits vs. Goals

Habits vs. Goals = A World of Difference in Actions and Outcomes

“First forget inspiration.
Habit is more dependable.
Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.
Habit is persistence in practice.”

— Octavia Butler

In my work coaching leaders to increase their “effectivity,” I am constantly amazed how many leaders have never made the connection that the real game changer in changing behavior and reaching outcomes is practicing habits, and not focusing solely on goals.

Ponder this idea in this blog post from our friends at Farnam Street:

Habits vs Goals : A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life  https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2017/06/habits-vs-goals/

Start 2017 with a Plan For Your Life

If you aim at nothing, that’s what you will hit. And if your life is full of clutter and piles it is difficult to take focused aim on what’s important.

To help you design a plan for your life for 2017, and get your life organized, I recommend two books that are free audiobook downloads until Jan. 31.

My go to book for life planning and refocusing your life is Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy. Here is the free audiobook download link, which is good until January 31: http://christianaudio.com/free/

 

The other free audiobook download is the national bestseller: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. This is more about organizing and decluttering your personal space, but it is amazing, when you have a clean and clear work space, how much easier it is to do the creative and important work of life planning. Here is the free audiobook download link, which is good until January 31:  http://www.audible.com/promo/offer/2761/ref=a_at_redeem_pc_redeem_2761?p=TIDYUP1&bp_o=true&source_code=SAHFPEM121616002R&ipRedirectOverride=true

 

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.

Read aboTeam under a microscopeut these findings from Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times, from his new book ‘‘Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Productivity in Life and Business,’’ from which this article is adapted.

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

iPhone Effectivity Tip #32

     For iPhone users, as well as Droid users, our phones’ operating systems are so robust with features that you have to be a major geek to keep up with them, let alone use them.
     The current iPhoneIOS9 operating system , has a boatload of hidden features that, though not iPhone 6 with handobvious, can be incredibly useful for everyday life. I love shortcuts when it comes to using my phone, especially shortcuts that cut down my inputting words with my fingers, namely, Text Shortcuts.
     For example, I have to type in MarkWarrenAssociates.com quite often when emailing and texting people. Instead of typing in this long domain name every time, try this:
     Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement and tap the plus (+) symbol.
     Input MarkWarrenAssociates.com in the Phrase field. Then in the Shortcut field right below input some letters of your choice, like mwa . Now, every time you type mwa your iPhone will auto-correct it to MarkWarrenAssociates.com.
     This works for email addresses, names, cities, phone numbers, or anything that you use commonly that has lots of letters. It’s been a great Effectivity shortcut for me.
     Let me know what you think?