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Dave Anderson - Five Disciplines Of Execution

The Second Discipline Of Execution

Today, I will share with you the Second Discipline of the Five Disciplines of Execution, and my key takeaways from the Provision Entrepreneurs Conference  by Dave Anderson who runs Learn To Lead.

Check out my article on Five Disciplines Of Execution for the complete list.

Dave Anderson on the principles

“These disciplines of execution are principles. They are widely transferable.”

“They are sequential.  They are all in, not either or.  And they are widely applicable.”

The Second Discipline Of Execution

Here are 4 key takeaways from the second discipline of execution which is: Lead Measures.
  1. Focus on managing the activities that create that outcome.
    1. You need to stop focusing on the scoreboard, and stay in the game.
    2. Choose targets carefully as some targets are not worth hitting.
  2. Do the ordinary things extraordinarily well.
    1. Become brilliant in the basics.

       

    2. Teach your team how to execute and hold them accountable daily.
  3. Daily reviews.
    1. Track a summary of daily activities.
    2. Decide what you should be doing daily.
  4. Take care of your people.
    1. Help people get a life after work.
    2. Get people better or get better people.

DVD of The Five Principles Of Execution

I highly recommend you grab yourself a copy of the USB stick that contains these 5 principles along with the entire conference as I could never do justice but can only share my key takeaways from my notes. Go here to get your own copy of the whole conference.

 

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The Ultimate Few

The First Discipline Of Execution

At the Provision Entrepreneurs Conference I learned about the Five Disciplines Of Execution by Dave Anderson who runs Learn To Lead.  Today, I’ll share the first of the 5 and my key takeaways.
Check out my article on The Five Disciplines Of Execution for the complete list.

To reiterate what Dave Anderson said, these disciplines of execution are principles. They are widely transferable.
They are sequential.  They are all in, not either or.  And they are widely applicable.

The First Discipline Of Execution

Here are my 3 key takeaways from the first discipline of execution which says: Focus Fanatically On The Ultimate Few (TUFs).
  1. Where are we?  Where will we be and by when?
    1. Many times we don’t look at the destination in mind when executing.  It’s important to know our starting point, our destination and a certain time by which we’ll get there.
    2. A lot of us get lost on the highway by the distractions along the way.  This is not the intended destination.  Start with the end in mind.
  2. If everything is important then nothing is important.
    1. Such a true principle.  I’m sure you got lost before in looking at everything you had to do during the day and forgot the key essentials.
    2. Darren Hardy mentions the need to focus on the essential few, and to delegate the stuff that is costing you more time and money to someone who’s up to the task.  Dave Anderson goes one step further by speaking on the fact that you can only really focus on just a few of those during the day, and you must choose carefully what you think is priority.
  3. Opportunity doesn’t equal obligation.
    1. I don’t know how often someone came by your office and asked you to join a committee or perform some work that wasn’t important to your end results.
    2. Don’t think you are obligated to drop everything just to do their stuff.  You must focus and remain steady on what must be created that day.

DVD of The Provision Entrepreneurs Conference

I highly recommend you grab yourself a copy of the USB stick that contains these 5 principles along with the entire conference as I could never do justice but can only share my key takeaways from my notes. Go here to get your own copy of the whole conference.

 

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Dave Anderson - Five Disciplines of Execution

Five Disciplines Of Execution

Provision Entrepreneurs Conference

About a month ago, I was sitting in a meeting in Ohio at the Provision Entrepreneurs Conference at The Now Center run by Gary Keesee.  Here I was receiving revelation and learning more about the Five Disciplines Of Execution by Dave Anderson who runs Learn To Lead.

For the next few days I will delve into each discipline and what I’ve learned from Dave and how it may apply to your business.

 

The disciplines will help with Vision, Strategy and Tactical Planning.
First, you need to understand that Execution = Process to get moving.
So, what is the process for executing.
It’s a step by step process

The Five Disciplines Of Execution

These disciplines of execution are principles
They are widely transferable
They are sequential.
They are all in, not either or.
They are widely applicable.
So here they are in their order for review in the next 5 days.
  1. Focus fanatically on the ultimate few  (TUFs)
  2. Lead Measures
  3. Keep a scoreboard (Celebrate excellence)
  4. Create a rhythm of accountability
  5. Continue to prune to optimize the results

DVD of The Provision Entrepreneurs Conference

Watch for my next 5 blogs where I’ll delve into each of these 5 principles that Dave Anderson shared at the Provision Entrepreneurs Conference.   BTW, I highly recommend you grab yourself a copy of the USB stick that contains these 5 principles along with the entire conference as I could never do justice but can only share my notes and opinions.  Go here to get your own copy of the whole conference.

 

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Comedian Elizardi Castro

How To Engage Your Audience with Comedian Elizardi Castro

Just came out of a new show of Puerto Rican Comedian Elizardi Castro with my wife Saturday night, and it’s been such a while since I laughed this hard that I even busted my lips in the process.  Yep, a little skin came off my lips because I was laughing so much.  I first saw him in 2012 doing his show “Made in Puerto Rico.”

 
It was a very good day, busy, but good.  My wife conducted an interview with Elizardi, the Puerto Rican Comedian, and you’ll see it on her blog very soon.  However, having the opportunity to meet Eli up close and personal made it all the more fun.  My kids and I got to hang out in Eli’s parents’ backyard playing whiffle ball while she conducted the interview inside.  His parents are great folks.  At the end, Eli came out to try his hand at whiffle ball.  It’s been a while for him and you can enjoy this little video my wife made of him.
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Elizardi Castro’s new show is funny.

His new show is real funny.  However, his message is deep and cuts through the tough skin that Caribbean men tend to hang on to.  Even though his show appeals to the Spanglish crowd, I (being of Haitian decent, but married to a Puerto Rican woman) totally enjoyed it.  The first show I watched him perform was ‘Made in Puerto Rico’ which you must see – check here for tickets for the next time it’s showing in NY.

I don’t want to spoil the show for anyone, but his new show ‘SOLO’ is all about him becoming a single father and working his way through his last relationship.  All to say that he’s now a single man again.  However, the depth of the material is what stood out about the genius of this comedian who happens to have been a lawyer in Florida, Illinois and New York.

 
He shares what he learned in the process during the show, and brought out key revelations that can help anyone going through a breakup in their life. It opened his eyes to the denial, anger, begging, depression and acceptance stages he went through during his breakup, and ultimately how these stages applied to his own life.  He’s following his dream now as a comedian, and not his father’s dream of him being a lawyer, and that’s truly freeing.
 
At the end of the show he shares how his son looks up to him as his hero, and wants to follow in his father’s footstep as a comedian.  This is something Eli didn’t have with his dad who was a civil engineer.  Nonetheless, he brings forth some powerful life principles of self-discovery and acceptance.  We’ve learned that laughter is good medicine, but I think the real medicine is the self-discovery process you go through while laughter is doing its own work on you. Laughter brings freedom.Comedian Elizardi Castro

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As an entrepreneur, Eli shares that he’d rather be following hard after his dreams than doing time on a job where the only hope is to someday look forward to a pension check.  This was deep because he recognizes that, though an entrepreneur’s life is not always easy, it certainly isn’t boring.  He understands how to engage his audience very well though and will go very far.  You need to always engage your audience.  In my case, I write a Blog and shoot videos and a podcast.  You need to do the same if not more.  After all you must become the authority in your space so you’re top of mind when people are looking for information in that space.

My takeaways were simple but deep.

Be courageous – Not everybody will accept you for who you are.
Be bold – Don’t apologize for who you are and the big dreams you carry.
Do it – The time to contribute to the world and serve others is now.  Your gift will make room for you.
Pass it on – Leave a legacy only by first establishing something of value.  Others will follow.
Be fearless – Similar to being courageous, but keep moving despite the obstacles that will come your way.
Keep dreaming – If you can dream it, you can speak or write it.  Then others will believe it with you and come do it with you.
 
There are many obstacles to overcome along the way, but the hardest one is a heart that is not committed to the results that must come by putting in the work.  I’m committing myself even more to the work at hand knowing that each strike of my hammer and chisel brings me closer to the final masterpiece.
 
What about you?  What will push you through to the next steps?  Will you accept what life has dealt you, or will you rise above it and dream more?  And will you step forward fearlessly knowing that truly only you can stop you?  It’s time for you to engage your audience like Comedian Elizardi Castro.  Have no fear to share some of your personal stuff, while being the authority on what works.
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Art Williams - DO IT speech

How To Win In Business – DO IT

Art Williams

Art Williams

If you’ve been an entrepreneur for any length of time you know that some folks just have a knack at giving you and themselves excuses why they’re not having SUCCESS.  There’s no one more qualified to give your team member or business partners a kick in the butt than Art Williams.  Below, I’ve recorded 9 of the business principles he shared during his speech to the NRB in 1987.  For a quick biography click on the button below. [content_toggle style=”1″ label=”Show Art’s Biography” hide_label=”Hide Biography”]

In 1967, Art Williams happily lived out his dream as a winning high school football coach in Columbus, Georgia. Then One day Art learned a shocking truth- whole life insurance was a “rip-off” and inexpensive term insurance was almost never sold.

Families across America were making the same awful mistake that had devastated his own family- overpaying for a product that left them poor in the wallet and desperately underinsured. Art did something no one else before him had done- he challenged a stagnant insurance industry with a better product…and a revolutionary way of selling to families who needed help.

Possibly the most successful network marketing company of all time, Primerica was founded by Art Williams and in the process many part time school teachers, firemen and policemen became multi-millionaires doing a good thing for the families they converted from expensive whole life insurance to the better more effective term life.

Art is the guy who DID IT! Not just an author, but a business founder and his advice comes from building a major company from a “peanut” of 85 folks.

The “Coach” teaches and shares the breathtaking saga of “average-ordinary” people who teamed up to do the impossible. In the history of American business, there’s never been a story quite like it.
Source: Amazon.com – Art Williams – Author’s Page.

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Here is my excerpt from his speech. The last part on ‘DO IT’ is pretty much verbatim!  Enjoy and share.

Art Williams – How to win in business – “DO IT” speech at the National Religious Broadcasters Address 1987
You can watch the video here too
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1st Find a need – fill a need.  Define your target market

To Win BIG you must differentiate yourself from your competition
By far you need mental toughness.
The difference between winning and losing is so small.
Today’s College Degree about business is not worth the paper it’s written on because 1/2 of the college professors deal with theory.

Develop the Winning Edge and mental toughness.

1. Get Excited to win – 90%+ of what you do must be exciting.
People won’t follow a cry-baby.
Everybody can stay excited for 2 to 3 months, and some for 2 – 3 years, but a winner will stay excited for 30 years or however long it takes to win!
2. Become a dreamer again.
For a church to be a great church you have to have a dream or you’re dead.
In order to win you must feel good about yourself.
Coached football in Georgia.
If any kid said I can’t – Get to the coaches office and get 3 licks from their colleague.
Every time his child said I can’t he made him do 3 pushups.
3. You have to stand for something.
You have to find a salesperson that will tell you the truth.
In the free enterprise system you have to stand for something.
4. You’ll be controversial.
The only way out of that is to be average and ordinary.
Art is a tough butt.  You can be tough and good at the same time.
“I bet nobody’s ever talk to religious broadcasters like that before.”
5. You have to make a total commitment to what you’re about.
You may have many false starts but you must get up one more time and it’s that ability that will determine success or failure.
Don’t stick your toe in it.
The first step is to make that total commitment and that will give you the extra ounce of courage you need to fight in the tough times.
It’s just like in marriage.
Art got married in college and had kids with his high school sweetheart.  He loves her but he doesn’t like her all the time – He’s not happy about some things that Angela does.  But she also tells him ‘Art, you ain’t got no class.  I wish you could learn to eat with your mouth closed.’  Despite all these differences Art and Angela are committed to their marriage.
6. You have to learn to treat people good.
Get to know your employees and their families.
Corporate America doesn’t do this well.  Treat them good and learn to love them.
Everybody wants you to make them feel special.
7. You have to establish the right priorities.
He went in business with ITT first.  He wanted to go back to coaching.
He got promoted and found that many of his heroes lives were disasters.  They were alcoholics and some divorced more than once.
Read “In Search of Excellence” and found about “tunnel vision”.
15 years later a multi-millionaire, he’s got some great advice for you:
God’s gotta come first
Your family has to come second
Business has to come third.
A lousy spiritual and personal life will be devastating to your business in the long range.
8. The Heart of the Champion – Go for it.
My butt’s always burning.
What the $500K/yr person do, the $50K person a year doesn’t do.
He pays the price a little bit more, he saves a little bit more.
9. Gotta be a leader – Leadership is everything.
Show me anything that works and I’ll show something run by a leader.
Smart people – spend their life figuring things out – easier and quicker way.
2nd they don’t get around to doing nothing.
Almost everybody in America just does enough to win.
They almost get there.
They’re almost over the hump
They have it going.
The winners do it.
They do whatever it takes to get the job done.
They do it, and do it and do it, and do it, and do it, and do it, until the job gets done.
And then they talk about how great it is to be somebody they’re proud of.
We need leaders in America who can do it.
If you want to become somebody, DO IT.
If you want to go in business for yourself, DO IT.
If you want to become financially independent, DO IT.
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I hear too much talk in these United States.
Everybody can talk a good game.
We need people in America who can do it.
I go all over this country with A. L. Williams, and I have people say
‘Art, you can count on me.’
Wonderful. Just DO IT!
‘Art, I can tell you this is my last stop.  I’m gonna win now.’
Super-duper. Just DO IT!
‘Art, if I can just have one good month and get the ball going I know I can make it big.’
Super. Just DO IT!
‘Art, if I can just pay off this debt, I can really go.’
Greaaaaat. Just DO IT!
‘Art, if I can just sell my house.’
DO IT.
‘But houses ain’t selling.’
DO IT anyway!
Art, I’m not making any money, what can I do?
You just DO IT!
‘Do what, Art?’
You DO IT, and DO IT, and DO IT, and DO IT.
‘Art, I guarantee, I’m gonna win this contest.’
Super-duper. Just DO IT!
‘Art, I’m over the hump now. Watch my smoke.’
Greaaaaat. Just DO IT!
‘Art, I want to make it so bad, I can taste it. What I do?’
You just DO IT!
‘Art, I’m a Vice-President now. Can I quit doing it?’
NO.
‘Art, I don’t know if I can keep on keeping on.  I’m really hurting. What I do?’
You just DO IT!
‘Do what Art?’
You DO IT, and DO IT, and DO IT.
‘Art, all my life, I wanted to be somebody important.’
DO IT then.
‘Art, I’m gonna save money, so I don’t have to go through this again.’
Greaaaaat. Just DO IT!
‘Art, I don’t feel like I’ve had enough training. What I do?’
You just DO IT!
‘Art, my manager don’t give me no help. What I do?’
You just DO IT!
‘Art, you don’t understand. I was Mr. Everything in my former company.  You don’t mean I have to start at the bottom and do it, do you?’
Yep, you really gotta do it.  (laughter)
‘Art, Art, what’s the primary difference between winners and losers?’
The winners do it.
They DO IT, and DO IT, and DO IT, and DO IT until the job gets done.  And then they talk about how great it is to have finally achieved something unique, and how glad they are that they didn’t quit like everybody else, and how wonderful it is to be finally somebody they’re proud of, and make a difference with their life.
Thank you.
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So, in that vein, I invite you to watch the video if you haven’t already and to Just GO DO IT, and DO IT, and DO IT, and DO IT, until you’re one of the winners who still DO IT!

 

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