What A Coaching Conversation Should Look Like

Excellent advice from Gregg Thompson, applicable to Leaders and Professional Coaches. Gregg is the author of THE MASTER COACH:  Leading with Character, Building Connections, and Engaging in Extraordinary Conversations and President of Bluepoint Leadership Development.

What a Coaching Conversation Should Look Like

Are Telecommuters More Productive than Office Workers?

A recent study, referred to in this article, seems to validate this statement.

Some of the benefits of remote working mentioned in the study were:

  • Better communication
  • Improved work-life balance
  • More flexibility with child care

Other insights reported in the article indicate that:

  • Technology tools that enable communication and collaboration are motivating workers to pick up the phone and seek Facetime.
  • More millennials are demanding flexibility as an office perk.

My opinion, as stated in previous newsletters, is it takes two to tango. Managers should stay tuned-in to the individual flexibility preferences of their employees and discuss the best way to combine in-person and remote work approaches.

Employees should voice their flexibility preferences to their bosses and, above all, meet or exceed their respective performance goals. Only then should this and other work “perks” be endorsed by their employers.

Percy M. Cannon

www.cannon.consulting

Do You Want to Improve Your Life Results?

One way is by becoming more disciplined. The attached article, “7 Ways to Develop Daily Discipline,” provides not seven but eleven such suggestions.

In this blog entry, I want to share my thoughts on the third one: Know that every day matters.

What we have accomplished so far in life is the result of the different ways we’ve used our time awake (and asleep as well). The big question is: Did you make every day matter? I know I didn’t and, in hindsight, I wish I had been more disciplined in defining what I wanted to do and then in living what I had defined as important to me.

The past is history. However, you have a choice of how disciplined to be from here onward. It starts by being accountable to yourself for how to allocate your time and energy every single day.

This is where a tool like LifePlan can make a difference.

LifePlan, the iPhone and iPad app, helps you increase the odds of making every day matter by:

  1. Helping you define your life priorities
  2. Asking you to schedule a weekly planning session
  3. Scheduling specific tasks directly into your device calendar

Click here to go to LifePlan’s Apple Store page, download the app, and start making every day count.

Percy M. Cannon
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach
www.cannon.consulting

“Preach at All Times, Even When You Have to Use Words”

I recently ran across this quote, attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. Among other things, it may me wonder what message my daily activities are transmitting to those around me.

How about you? What message are your actions transmitting?

LifePlan, the iPhone and iPad app, will help you increase the odds of conveying the right message through your daily actions, by:

  1. Defining your life priorities—those personal messages you may want to “preach at all times.”
  2. Scheduling a weekly planning session, where you can review your life priorities and choose which you want to work on during the following week.
  3. Scheduling specific tasks directly into your device calendar. As the saying goes, “what gets scheduled, gets done.”

Click here to go to LifePlan’s Apple Store page and download the app.

Percy M. Cannon
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach
www.cannon.consulting

Are You Living Your 2017 Resolutions?

If you are not, let LifePlan help you organize your life so your New Year Resolutions can thrive in 2017!

LifePlan, the iPhone and iPad app that helps you succeed in your professional and personal roles, allows you to first record, then schedule your 2017 Resolutions directly into your device’s calendar.

Specifically:



Click here to go to LifePlan’s Apple Store page and download the app.

LifePlan

How LifePlan Can Help Improve Work-Life Balance: Part 5

Here is another good article on work-life balance: “Adopt These 12 Habits for a Better Work-Life Balance.” I found several of the suggested habits applicable to anyone who wants to better manage their work and personal priorities.

Let me focus today on two of them:
# 3: Schedule important personal activities.
#11: Use calendar blocks for laser focus.

LifePlan, a mobile app initially available for iPhones and iPads, which is launching later this month, can help you carry out these two suggestions. In sequential order, LifePlan asks you to:

  1. Define what is truly important before you start scheduling activities.
  2. Choose which life priorities (professional and personal) you want to work on next week.
  3. Choose the activities you want to undertake next week, which must connect to your choices from #2. These activities get scheduled directly into your device calendar.

Following these steps, LifePlan will empower you to create at least the two habits extracted from the article.

Feel free to read my recent blog articles describing LifePlan’s features and benefits. You can also use this link to be added to the waiting list for LifePlan.

Stay tuned for more news about LifePlan next Monday.

Percy M. Cannon
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach
www.cannon.consulting

How LifePlan Can Help Improve Work-Life Balance: Part 4

Here is another good article on work-life balance: “Work-Life Balance Tips for a Freelancer Struggling to Do it All.”

I found all four tips applicable not only to freelancers but for anyone struggling with work and personal priorities. Let me expand on the second tip: Map out your week.

LifePlan, a mobile app initially available for iPhones and iPads, which is undergoing beta testing this month, can help you carry out this suggestion with three major advantages over other work-life balance systems. LifePlan asks you to:

  1. Develop or update your personal mission statement (i.e., your life priorities).
  2. Choose which life goals you want to work on each week.
  3. Choose the activities you want to undertake every week, which must connect to your choices from #2. These activities get scheduled directly into your device calendar.

We are fast approaching the launch of LifePlan. In the meantime, feel free to read my recent blog articles describing its features and benefits.

You can also use this link to be added to the waiting list for LifePlan.

Stay tuned for more news about LifePlan next Monday.

Percy M. Cannon
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach
www.cannon.consulting

How LifePlan Can Help Improve Work-Life Balance, Part 3

When I read the following title, “Why We All Need to Give Up on Work-Life Balance Once and for All”, I immediately decided to read the article and challenge the author, as I believe we can achieve this balance.

But I realized the author had a different work-life balance definition: The first thing we need to do is give up on the whole notion of work-life balance. We need to give up on the idea of having it all. Instead, we need to work on having our all (underline added).

“…to work on having our all” is why I now agree with the author. Creating work-life balance is about how we define and achieve success on our own terms, across both our professional and personal roles. And this is where LifePlan, a mobile app initially available for iPhones and iPads, which is undergoing beta testing this month, will help you. LifePlan will:

  1. Increase the level of control and accountability you have over your life choices.
  2. Develop or update your personal mission statement (i.e., your all, not somebody else’s).
  3. Use a system to proactively allocate the bulk of your time to achieving your all (i.e., the goals previously defined by you).

We are fast approaching the launch of LifePlan. In the meantime, feel free to read my recent blog articles describing its features and benefits.

You can also use this link to be added to the waiting list for LifePlan.

Stay tuned for more news about LifePlan next Monday.

Percy M. Cannon
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach
www.cannon.consulting

How LifePlan Can Help Improve Work-Life Balance: Part 2

I just read another good article on work-life balance that caught my attention: “9 Signs You Have No Work-Life Balance.” Of the nine signs outlined by the author, I want build on the eighth one: You’re unclear about your priorities.

Very soon you will have LifePlan, an app that will invite you to get crystal clear about your life priorities and help you make the right choices 24/7.

LifePlan, a mobile app initially available for iPhones and iPads, which is undergoing beta testing this month, can help you:

  1. Increase the level of control and accountability you have over your life choices.
  2. Develop or update your personal mission statement (i.e., your life priorities).
  3. Use a system to proactively allocate the bulk of your time to achieving your goals in your personal mission statement.

We are fast approaching the launch of LifePlan. In the meantime, feel free to read my recent blog articles describing its features and benefits.

You can also use this link to be added to the waiting list for LifePlan.

Stay tuned for more news about LifePlan next Monday.

Percy M. Cannon
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach
www.cannon.consulting

How LifePlan Can Help Improve Work-Life Balance

I just came across an article titled “How to Avoid Letting Your Smartphone Ruin Your Work-Life Balance.” Of the seven good tips outlined by the author, I want build on the last one: Recognize the place it has in your life.

Why? Because very soon you will have an app, LifePlan, that will help (not ruin) your work-life balance.

LifePlan, a mobile app initially available for iPhones and iPads, which is undergoing beta testing this month, can help you:

  1. Increase the level of control and accountability you have over your life choices.
  2. Develop or update your personal mission statement.
  3. Use a system to proactively allocate the bulk of your time to achieving your goals in your personal mission statement.

We are fast approaching the launch of LifePlan. In the meantime, feel free to read my recent blog articles describing its features and benefits.

You can also use this link to be added to the waiting list for LifePlan.

Stay tuned for more news about LifePlan next Monday.

Percy M. Cannon
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach
www.cannon.consulting