“All The Best”: Five Keys to Doing Your Best
For years, I’ve signed my emails with “All the Best!” for two reasons:
- I want all the best results, relationships, and returns for people.
- I want to promote commitments of doing the best you can.
When I was in college, I had a part-time job at an LA trucking warehouse. During breaks, our lead foreman would create fun competitions: basketball free throw contests, push-ups, plate spinning contests, even boxing matches. We were just a bunch of X-athletes working in a warehouse loading truck but IT WAS FUN! We were also the best shift crew of three.
- I’m convinced doing your best at your craft and career is linked to fun.
- If you’ve given your best, then you have done your best.
- Doing a task well and having fun go hand in hand.
- It’s just a little way of making a difference each and every day.
Each day, map out realistic expectations and clear priorities to make it a successful day. Never confuse being reflective with being lazy. Life is about a few good things to accomplish, not just the speed of going 100mph. Clear your mind so you create space to define success for your day.
The biggest battle of your day is ridding ourselves of distractions and focusing on the “elite flow” that moves the needle.
Go after the biggest domino that you can push on, push over. It will create a chain reaction of momentum. Don’t get wired down in an email or surfing the web and social media. Identify the best openings and create a sacred enclosure to work on them.
Too many leaders today are waiting or fixating on making it perfect rather than perfecting it as they go.
When I coach my clients, I challenge them to do something today that makes them proud.
You don’t think yourself into success. Thinking is the starting line, the locker room. Get out there and be a player, not a spectator.
- Enjoy life.
- Smile more.
- Laugh more.
- Get your inner child out.
- Enjoyment multiplies when you make it a point to have fun.
- Downplay the negatives of life.
- Love what you do. You’ll actually love it even when it’s hard.
- Define improvements.
- Getting better increases your value.
- Getting better defeats complacency.
- Your customers want better too.
- Getting better is the most important step to becoming your best.
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About the Author
Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.
A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.