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Same Stuff, Different Day

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There is tremendous joy and satisfaction that I gain from my work. I am doing the work I was put on earth to do and have the chance to lead a fantastic team doing the same things.

And … sometimes … I shake my head.

People ask “what is the best new time management book out there?” and I answer, “the one on your shelf that you either haven’t read or forgot about.”

There are two parts to the answer — read it and apply it.

And by the way, this could apply to far more than just time management. In fact, it could apply to what you are reading right now (or good blogs in general). It applies to books, blogs, videos, podcasts, courses, seminars, coaching — you name it.

The information you have in front of you will work, but only if you put it to work.

Did you notice the two repeated words in the previous sentence? “You” (three times) and “work” (twice).

If you want to build a culture of accountability or change anything in your workplace — you must work. Information isn't enough — you have it all around you — but are you willing to go to work (to make it work)? Accountability starts with you, and you can’t get where you want to go unless you are willing to be accountable now and every day, unless you are willing to patiently influence, and expect others to do the same (recognizing that people have habits you will have to help them overcome). In others words, you have to put the ideas to work.

Rest assured the ideas here and in all of those other great places, will work, when you do. You don’t have to get it perfect, and you have all you need to start — so get started.

Accountability (and every other skill we explore here) starts with you. I’ll keep writing here (and here). I’ll do that because it is my opportunity and privilege to do so. But I do it knowing the at the end the day, it is all up to you.

Are you willing to go to work, so the ideas you read about have a chance to work?

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