Making accountability personal

What’s the difference between Monday and Wednesday?

The sun rises and sets the same way. Every day.

No matter if it is a new month or a new year. It’s been the same all this time.

A new year is an arbitrary date.

Yes, it should be utilized to get inspired and motivated. To renew our commitments. 

Days, months and years on a calendar is all part of a framework to break up the monotony.

It shouldn’t look like endless days and years. It shouldn’t look like endless cycles of 24 hour periods.

It’s okay to fail sometimes. Try again the next day!

Life is a cycle.

You try your best and put in your best effort. But if you fail one quarter, you start again the next quarter.

There is always a tomorrow to become better. 

With renewed energy and passion.

It’s never the end of the world. 

It’s always a fresh beginning, a fresh start!

Book 5. Day 35: QBQ

When managers step in and close the sale…

Or when parents clean the child’s room…

It teaches NOTHING positive and adds no lasting value.

Today’s episode of Daily Burst of Inspiration reading “QBQ -The Question Behind the Question ” by John G. Miller

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Have a great day my friend!

Book 5. Day 34: QBQ

How many of you are leaders?

Too often, we think of it as a title, position, number of people we’re managing etc.

How do you think as a leader?

Today’s episode of Daily Burst of Inspiration reading “QBQ -The Question Behind the Question ” by John G. Miller

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Change yourself

You need to stop trying.

Stop trying to change others!

The root cause of so much suffering is when people, who have good intentions (and possibly know better), try to #change other people.

The only person you should focus on changing is yourself! 

There is a famous saying:

“When I was young, I wanted to change the world. As I got a little older, I saw I cannot change the world. So I tried to change my country. As I got even older, I tried to at least change my city.
I got older still, I tried to change my family. And, now that I am old I wish I can change myself!” 

Change your #focus. Focus on changing yourself.

Make yourself a little better than yesterday. And then a little more.

One percent change every week.

#Build on that, and you will see change!

Do not try a 360 degree change.

It ain’t working that way. It takes years of work. Little by little.

Change your habits. Change your routines. One percent at a time.

Slowly. Build it up.

And only then, will you notice that 360 degree change.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/loulandau_change-yourself-focus-activity-6755831548999716864-E-CG

Book 5. Day 33: QBQ

How would you go higher in life for personal accountability?

Never let it be said one person can’t have an impact, especially if he/she is willing to take risks.

Today’s episode of Daily Burst of Inspiration reading “QBQ -The Question Behind the Question ” by John G. Miller

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He didn’t, I did

Choose life!

As we are on the threshold of a new year, may you have a great year full of positivity in every aspect. 

Choose life. Choose your #mood!

There is a quote, “Food makes the mood”.

How untrue.

Nothing makes the mood other than YOURSELF!

When you switch your #mentality and strengthen your mental toughness you gain a positive outlook on life.

YOU make the mood!

It’s up to you.

“If it is to be, it is up to me.”

Who else will choose your happiness if not YOU?!

Nobody can choose more #happiness for yourself, than you yourself. 

It’s not just about being happy, happy, happy.

It’s about being content, with #peace of heart and inner happiness. 

With serenity and calm, without any fears.

That I wish for you, my friend!

Have a wonderful day and keep smiling!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/loulandau_mood-mentality-positive-activity-6755469405330706433-nWbl

Book 5. Day 32: QBQ

None of us has guaranteed job security, and our lack of initiative today may guarantee our lack of employment tomorrow!

And taking action may seem risky, but doing nothing is a BIGGER RISK!

Today’s episode of Daily Burst of Inspiration reading “QBQ -The Question Behind the Question ” by John G. Miller

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Have a great day my friend!

Ownership

Own your problems.

Own whatever you’re dealing with. 
Own your role.
Own the commitment to your customer.

You own it. 

Don’t point fingers or blame others, even when you’re right. 

Of course, many times you are right; and other people are many times wrong. 

But you cannot change that. 

You cannot force others to do what they don’t want. You cannot change people’s behaviors, attitudes and mindsets. 

All you CAN do is ask yourself: 

“What can I do? How can I change?”

There’s a famous quote: “It’s not your fault, but it IS your problem!”

You, my friend, are the owner of your life and your future.

There will be many things in your life that you’d rather somebody else be the owner of it, so you don’t have to deal with it. 

Why should you continue to be a victim to your problems, rather than owning it?

Yes, life might be easier when we’re not responsible for our choices. But I’m sorry to tell you that  nobody cares about you as much as you care about yourself!

You are on your own to own your choices!

Ultimately it’s up to you.

You are the only person who can make a change in your life, and nobody else! 

It all starts when you WANT to change.

Nothing happens until you MAKE it happen!

Make it a great day for change!

Silos

“The shipping department is doing it to us again!”

… Says the customer service representative about the shipping department from that same company.

US against THEM.

Why do people who are part of a department, within a company, think of themselves as silos. In their own tower, separated from other silos.

We’re all part of one team!

No matter in which department we are, to the customer we need to be ONE organization with ONE voice.

When it is us against them, it ends up looking like this:

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The customer service rep: “Oh, you didn’t receive your order, it must be the shipping company”. 
The shipper: “Oh, it’s not my fault. The trucker is to blame.” 
The trucking company: “Oh, it’s not my fault, customs didn’t release the order.”
The vendor:  “Oh, China is screwing us, they’re delaying our order.”

The customer: “Get your act together! I am dealing with you as a company. ONE point of contact.”

All members of a company need to take ownership and be aware that they are a company. Together, they need to do what they can to help the customer.

Even if it’s not your fault (that the shipping was delayed) but it is your problem (deal with it!).

Don’t point fingers at others.

Change should start with YOU!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/loulandau_department-silos-team-activity-6754744956797157376–iJZ

Book 5. Day 31: QBQ

“Who is the most critical role model for your child?”

Any other answer other than ‘Me!’ is a form of blame…

“How can I set a better example?”

Today’s episode of Daily Burst of Inspiration reading “QBQ -The Question Behind the Question ” by John G. Miller

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Have a great day my friend!