Are you truly effective?
Or are you simply doing work for the sake of doing, to be busy, to appear busy, to appear smart?
After going through 2 months+ of business school, assignments, projects and presentations, I have always made it a point to observe who is truly effective vs those who are not.
And the key lessons thru my observations are:
1) Execution, Execution, EXECUTION! Nothing is more important than your end-goal, your deliverable. You have to be very clear on your end goal and drive/lead your team through it.
2) Presentations – Your audience getting the key message is the most important. It is not what you know, or what you think, or what you present that matters. You can be the smartest ass in the room, but if your audience can’t follow your thought process, you are useless. Communicating the key message effectively is the key thing we have to master – your presentation slides, your tone, your message, your script. And, we have to make it easy for people to understand what you are saying. Do it. Simplify.
3) Think before you speak. Clarify and structure your thoughts, convey maximum meaning with minimal words. People will appreciate your conciseness and listen to you more when you speak. Think about your key message and your intended effect. Structure what you need to say to achieve that.
How is this related to TSW?
Through our course of recovery, we often overcompensate and try to so many things in order to get our skin a break.
Which of those things are truly effective? Which are not?
Are moisturizers effective? Are topical steroid creams effective? Should I follow this blogger advice, or should I follow another’s advice?
Today, I’ll reiterate my stand based on my recovery process, on what constitutes truly EFFECTIVE recovery.
1) Diet. This is huge. Go low-inflammatory. No sugars. I predict that most of us who have inflammatory problems HAVE diets that are sub-optimal: high sugars, typical american diets, high carbs, sugars, drinks, alcohol etc. You KNOW you should eat cleaner. Do it. Clean up your diet, clean up your life. This is the most effective advice I can ever give.
2) Exercise. Sweat it out. Helps you sleep. Makes you feel good. I don’t care if your skin hurts while you exercise. I did it and bore through the pain. You don’t have to do extreme sports. Simple walking will do. Get into a slow jog when you feel better. Constantly push yourself to get active.
3) Sunlight. You have to get out there.
4) No moisturizers. You want to feel comfortable? Do this. 100% guaranteed after you go through the moisturizer withdrawal process. (Wait, you may not have TSW, you may just be addicted and dependent on moisturizers.)
There. Effective advice.
Being effective takes plenty of work. It requires you to constantly ask yourself this question: “Am I doing the right things to get the right results I want”
Are you ready to change your beliefs when your beliefs are wrong? So that you can be more effective in the future?
Are you ready to question everything you have done so far, to acknowledge that what you are doing is NOT effective at all?
I wish everyone effective recovery. =)