Staying Ahead of Your Game

July 4, 2010

Q: Any suggestions for “staying ahead of the game?”
A: Smart business professionals always stay "ahead of the game."

Whether it's creating a report, writing a weekly column in a publication, preparing for a presentation, or developing client communications, effective professionals avoid waiting until the last minute to get things done. Why?

Staying "ahead of the game" is smart for the following reasons:
1. It removes unnecessary pressure and anxiety.
2. It allows time for your thoughts to "simmer". (Note: This is important for anything we do!)
3. It allows you to change your mind.
4. It can impress and instill confidence in your abilities from others, and finally
5. In the long run it's simply faster, which, when coupled with quality work, is always appreciated by your customer or business associates.

Stay ahead of YOUR game to the benefit of yourself, your clients and your network.
Happy 4th of July and remember, this year is HALF OVER! Take time to reflect on the past six months. What have you done right? What are the 20% of your actions that provide you with 80% of your results? Focus on doing more of those activities in the last two quarters of this year.

I hope you have a tremendous and personally profitable week. Call or write if I can assist in any way.


George F. Mancuso, CPC