30 Day Challenge Update – Day 7

7 Days in and still going.  It was a little difficult being away camping and then at a cottage, but I managed to get my exercise in, do my reading, affirmations, healthy breakfasts and wake up without hitting snooze!

The toughest part, I think, is not hitting that snooze bar, but I’m glad when I’m up and exercising.  I love the reading part, because I have a stack of books I want to read and by taking 20 minutes each morning I’m making great progress.  Right now I’m reading Crucial Conversations.

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A Challenge!

I’ve read so many “Top 5 things…” articles (and heck, I’ve written a few too) that I tend to ignore them, but this was tweeted out by my brother today and I highly recommend you read it and then do it.  It’s simple, fundamental things that we can all do to get a little better every day.  Test yourself and see if you can do all 5, every day for one month, starting tomorrow.  See how you feel at the end.  I’m in and will Tweet my results each day.  If you’re with me, Tweet, Share, Comment, Like, whatever, just let me know and let’s have some fun!

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-growth/day-to-day/five-surefire-ways-to-maximize-your-life-starting-this-morning/article19887206/?service=mobile&click=sf_globefb …


This article is a little bit dated, but it still holds true.  A good discussion on what benefits Executives, get from coaching. In my practice, anyone from the CEO to shop floor supervisors get measured ROI from LMI’s proven process.


My Upcoming Events for Eastern Ontario

I will be hosting the following Executive Showcase events featuring LMI Canada’s Effective Personal Productivity process.  This process is helping thousands around the world get better results in their business and personal lives.  Click the links to learn more about the specific program.  Send me an email to mbonn@lmicanada.ca to set up a meeting to discuss the details.


2014 August 28 – Belleville OntarioEPP

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2014 November 20 – Belleville Ontario


Habits in 21 days? Not good ones.

You’ve heard it before.  Do something for 21 days, and it will become a habit.  Have you ever developed a new, good habit in 21 days?  Didn’t think so.  It hasn’t worked for me and I suspect I’m very much like most people in this regard.   Continue reading

Things Google Knows to be True – #3

My continuing series on Google’s “10 things we know to be true.”

“Fast is better than slow.”

“We know your time is valuable, so when you’re seeking an answer on the web you want it right away–and we aim to please. We may be the only people in the world who can say our goal is to have people leave our website as quickly as possible. By shaving excess bits and bytes from our pages and increasing the efficiency of our serving environment, we’ve broken our own speed records many times over, so that the average response time on a search result is a fraction of a second. We keep speed in mind with each new product we release, whether it’s a mobile application or Google Chrome, a browser designed to be fast enough for the modern web. And we continue to work on making it all go even faster.”

There is a definite theme to the things Google “knows to be true”.  No matter how good something is, it can be better.  They seem to rejoice in the challenge of improving whatever it is they are working on. Since fast is better than slow, no matter how fast they get, they want to keep getting faster.  They charts_jscreationzsmeasure their current performance, attempt improvements then measure again to see if things got better.  It’s a formula that works in any endeavour and it’s the foundation of the work I do with my clients.  Once they start tracking performance and see the improvement that results from a focused effort, the motivation to continue the improvement grows and grows.

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Most improvements we make come in small, incremental steps.  If we don’t measure and track performance, it’s very easy to miss the improvement.  If we don’t see how our efforts are benefitting us,  we miss out on the motivation that results and usually give up on the initiative entirely.  What do you want to improve, and how are you measuring your success at doing it?

About Mike Bonn:  I offer Business Coaching Services and facilitate the unique LMI process to help individuals and organizations improve performance.  If you would like to contact me to discuss any of my blogs, or to learn more about my excellent services, give me a call at 613.743.5642 or send me an email mbonn@lmicanada.ca.

Oh Great, Another Tip for Success…

It seems there are more and more people trying to tell us the secret to success.  How many “Top 5 tips from successful people” tweets can we take.

Sorry folks, there ain’t no secret.  Every successful person is a mixture of their own motivations, skills, habits, behaviours success_renjithkrishnan

You aren’t Jack Welch who isn’t Steve Jobs who wasn’t  Winston Churchill who wasn’t  Abraham Lincoln.

Figure out what’s in YOUR mixture.

Do the things that get YOU the best results with your mix.

Be successful by being YOU.

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