Author: jean-moroney

Freebie Teleclass Saturday on “Getting It Done with Smarter Execution”

Getting It Done with Smarter Execution Saturday, August 29 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific, 11:00 a.m. Mountain, 12:00 noon Central) When you set a goal, start work, and then nothing goes as planned, what do you do? How do you avoid getting bogged down? You know you need to keep moving forward, but how? Whether the problem seems to be confusion or conflict, procrastination or perfectionism, you need a process to help you identify a good next step and take it. You need a process that can keep you making progress. In this FREE 1-hour teleclass you will learn: Why ambitious goals are subject to perfectionism, procrastination and other execution problems The 3-step sequence that generates momentum so you finish faster with with fewer diversions The way to ensure you have the willpower you need to move forward without strain, struggle, or suppressing your feelings Sign up now! This is a jam-packed hour. Afterwards, I’ll stay on the phone answering questions for up to 30 more minutes. Register here:...

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Please send your best wishes to Maralyn–Guest Bloggers are Welcome

Maralyn Hill, our hostess here at was in an accident recently. She is recovering from her injuries, and that is why the site has been quiet. Please do post your best wishes for a speedy recovery to her below! In the meantime, she asked me to put out the word that she welcomes guest posts. You can find the submission form here: She will review them and schedule...

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Tip: 3 Reasons a Quick & Dirty Version Helps Teams be Successful

Smarter—Step by StepCatch Problems Early Grasp Issues Quickly Take Action Decisively   2 minutes each week to help you execute on your goals from Jean Moroney Issue #74 I. Tip: 3 Reasons a Quick & Dirty Version Helps Teams be Successful II. Smarter Execution Teleseminar Saturday, April 25, at 12:00 noon Eastern III. Related Posts on the Blog and Website ========= I. Tip: 3 Reasons a Quick & Dirty Version Helps Teams be Successful The 80% Approach by Dan Sullivan is an interesting ebook about a process I call “planned evolution.” The idea (in my terms) is that you first complete a “quick and dirty” version of a project (a mockup, a draft, a sketch, etc.) then improve it with each succeeding generation. Each version is completed relatively quickly. You stop when the project is good enough. (For more on “planned evolution,” see my recorded class, “Getting Your Mind Around It.” A similar idea is discussed in The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.) Sullivan made a fascinating point about this process: it is hugely beneficial for teams. He argued you shouldn’t even schedule a meeting about a project unless someone has completed a “quick and dirty” version of it. Why? Here’s my take on it: First, if you have a draft or rough version, it focuses your discussion. It is much easier to give feedback on something concrete and specific than something abstract and vague. This is also...

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Tip: Troubleshooting Your New Year’s Resolution

Smarter–Step by StepCatch Problems Early Grasp Issues Quickly Take Action Decisively   2 minutes each week from Jean Moroney to help you execute on your goals Issue #65 I. Tip: Troubleshooting Your New Year’s Resolution II. News & Blog Posts from Jean Moroney III. Freebie Teleclass: Jump Start Your Project Tuesday, January 20, 2015         Two sessions: 3:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. ET ========= I. Tip: Troubleshooting Your New Year’s Resolution It’s January 7. Here are three signs your New Year’s Resolution is in trouble: You’ve already missed following through once You’re already resisting following through You’re already...

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