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TMD: Guest Appearance

TMD: Guest Appearance

Two Minute Drill: Guest Appearance

 

This week Dr. Jay is in Florida for The National FCA conference and is joined by his good friend Aaron Reynolds. In this week’s TMD, he is sharing four words he used when recovering from a recent injury and that you can use when trying to change something you are doing in your business or in your life.

 

When life gives you lemons

Aaron has a really important story to tell about a recent injury and how when life throws us lemons we make lemonade.

“Jay asked me to share about these last couple years where I had this crazy accident where out of nowhere both my legs blew up, but we’ll talk about that another day. What I really want to talk about is what got me through that recovery. There are 4 words. Patience, Disciple, Grace, and Acceptance. If you are trying to change what you are doing in your business or in your life, you need to be intentional about trying to get those results. Those 4 words were in my mantra. They were things I talked about and looked at every single day”

It’s amazing how Aaron has recovered and he has even transformed himself. When the injury happened he was 301 pounds and is now down to 230 pounds. The reality was he knew he had to make an intentional change to improve his life if he was going to live a good life.

Those are the same attributes that you use in your personal life and your business life.

Learn from this guy, he knows what he is talking about. It’s all about your mindset.

Head over to our Facebook page and let us know what four words are part of your mantra.

 

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TMD: I got called out

TMD: I got called out

Two Minute Drill: I got called out

 

Well, Dr. Jay got called out by one of his best friends after last week’s TMD. Make sure you listen to this week’s video to hear why.

 

Setting clear expectations

Setting clear expectations and working with your team to meet and or exceed those expectations is the theme of this week’s Two Minute Drill.

Last week Dr. Jay was called out by one of his very best friends because his two-minute drills were going over two minutes. While he and his friend had good banter back and forth, at the end of the day he was right. Dr. Jay was setting an expectation and then not delivering.

It got Dr. Jay thinking a lot about how he sets expectations with his team and all the coaching he has received to help set clear expectations and then work with the team to meet or exceed those expectations. So, here are three steps that we think you will find helpful.

    • Step 1 – Make sure the expectations you are setting are clear in your mind and you know exactly what you are trying to achieve.
    • Step 2 – Communicate very clearly about that expectation but also discuss with your team the resources that may be required in order to achieve that expectation.
    • Step 3 – Lastly, make sure you gain verbal or written commitment from your team, maybe even in the context of setting a goal. Either way, gain commitment from them so that everyone agrees at the end of the discussion we are all on the same page, we are all rowing the boat in the same direction, and we are all aligned in either meeting or exceeding that expectation.

In summary, be clear with yourself, communicate clearly and understand the resources required, and lastly gain commitment from your team so you can either meet or exceed the expectation that has been set.

Hopefully, Dr. Jay has met your expectation for this week’s TMD. Head over to our Facebook page and let us know what you are going to do this week to set clear expectations for your team.

 

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TMD: David vs. Goliath

TMD: David vs. Goliath

Two Minute Drill: David vs. Goliath

 

In today’s Two Minute Drill, Dr. Jay is talking about customer service issues when you are David and you are fighting Goliath, a large company. Listen to this week’s video to hear how he did things differently to solve an airline service issue.

 

Dealing with service issues

In this week’s TMD, Dr. Jay tells the story of his trip to France and dealing with lost luggage. Dr. Jay and his girlfriend were in Copenhagen and were flying to France to do a little road trip. When they got to France their bags did not arrive. They were told their bags would be delivered the next day, but of course, they didn’t arrive. They didn’t arrive the next day after that either.

After a few days, Dr. Jay was leaving to go to the next city and still didn’t have their luggage. After countless calls to the Air France customer service department in France, the US, and the airport staff he decided he needed to do something different to solve this issue.

So, he went on Twitter and blasted Air France for lying to them about the bag delivery.

Guess what happened. About 30 minutes later he got a direct message from Air France about their bags. It still took 2 more days to get their bags but finally, they did get their bags to them. There were countless tweets over that two-day period (you can still probably find them on Twitter).

So, what did Dr. Jay do differently? He utilized social media to create awareness around a service issue. These company executives don’t want these tweets out there in the universe for others to see is a way to create leverage and get what you need done.

Another recent example of getting creative to resolve a service issue, we had an issue with one of our technology partners and we sent several emails to the service team with no response. So on a Saturday morning, Dr. Jay woke up and found the CEO on LinkedIn. He reached out to him and said this is not ok, not acceptable. We need this resolved immediately.

Within an hour, the company’s top customer service rep called him and got the issue resolved.

Had Dr. Jay not reached out on LinkedIn and found this guy and not utilized a different avenue we may not have got the issue resolved in a timely manner, which would have ultimately affected our customers in a negative way.

Lesson learned – think differently about how to solve service issues, whether it is a personal issue or business issue, you can create accountability by calling companies out on social media. You can find leaders and executives in companies and reach out to them and tell them about the situation you are having and if they are attentive to their customers, they are going to make sure the issue is resolved.

If you are having service issues with these companies, try these strategies and see if it makes a big difference for you. Go to our Facebook page and let us know what service issues you have experienced and what you went through to get them resolved.

 

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TMD: Secret Sauce Ingredients

TMD: Secret Sauce Ingredients

Two Minute Drill: Secret Sauce Ingredients

 

This past weekend was very interesting because we had the end of the Olympics coinciding with two Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, the class of 2020 and the class of 2021. In this week’s Two Minute Drill Dr. Jay is breaking down what ingredients he saw in these athletes that we can use to create our best selves.

 

What does it look like to be our best selves?

Today’s Two Minute Drill is about creating our best selves inspired by this past weekend where we had the end of the Olympics coinciding with two Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, the class of 2020 and the class of 2021.

We all love watching the athletes, listening to their stories, and getting inspired and motivated by seeing the best in the world do their thing. So what does it take for these athletes to be their best?

It starts with setting a clear goal. Molly Seidel, who won the bronze in the women’s marathon, set a goal in fourth grade to win a gold medal in the Olympics! Ok, she didn’t win the gold but she is the third-best in the world and it was only the third marathon that she has done, EVER.

    • Ask yourself: Are your goals written down?

Second, make sure you have a great team around you. Charles Woodson said over and over again in his hall of fame induction speech “Without you, I’m not here”. Every single one of those Hall of Famers acknowledged all the people that helped them along the way.

    • Ask yourself: Are you developing? Have you intentionally built your dream team that aligns with your core values, your mission, your vision, and all of the goals you have for your professional lives and even your personal lives?

Third, all these athletes work hard but also work smart. They are relentless at being their best physical and mental selves. They are students of the game. It was really interesting to watch Molly Seidel run this great race, she ran a smart race. She used the shade to decrease the impact of the heat on her. She also gave it her all. She worked the hardest she could possibly work. During the interview at the end, she said I am so tired. A great and shining example of what it takes to give it literally everything you have.

    • Ask yourself: Are you working as smart as you can work? Are you working in a way that you can decrease the energy expenditure and get the same and or better result?

The fourth element of the secret sauce is adaptability. All of these athletes, all had new coaches over time. None of them had the same coaches they had at the age of 6 as they did when they were professional athletes. There is new science, new ideas. Sydney McLaughlin, who won gold in the 400m hurdles, hired a new coach and learned how to hurdle leading with both the left and right leg and that changed the game for her. The idea that we can be adaptable during these times is critical.

    • Ask yourself: How are you refining your skill of adaptability?

The last element of the secret sauce is resilience. Rebecca Andrade, a Brazilian gymnast, had 3 ACL surgeries in the last 4 years and she won the gold medal in the vault. Watching her was truly inspiring. This young lady never gave up and found ways to dig deep so that she could come back to the Olympics after 3 ACL surgeries and win gold. It is one of the best stories of the Olympics.

    • Ask yourself: What is your opportunity to increase your resiliency skills and how are you building resilience to skills in your dream team?

The secret sauce around being the best we can be is not complex but it is hard. It’s difficult. Remember it’s a journey, not a destination.

All we can do every day is try to be that much better. How can we be 1% better every day? Over time, that 1% better turns us into a different human being.

So, are you setting goals and writing them down? Have you built your dream team? Are you working as hard and smart as you can? Are you maintaining adaptability, growing your skill of adaptability? Are you building resilience and the resilience of your team?

Those are the secret sauce ingredient that Dr. Jay got out of the Olympics and the hall of fame weekend and hope that it helps inspire and motivate you. Don’t forget to share the ingredients to your secret sauce on our Facebook page.

 

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TMD: It’s Good To Be Back

TMD: It’s Good To Be Back

Two Minute Drill: It’s Good To Be Back

 

It’s good to have Dr. Jay back on here live with a new Two Minute Drill. Don’t miss this week’s Two Minute Drill where Dr. Jay is talking about mental health, inspired by Simone Bile’s courage at the Olympics.

 

Mental Health

For those of you who don’t know, Dr. Jay recently got COVID and was pretty sick. In addition to being the sickest he has been in his entire life, it definitely took a toll on his mental health as well.

He was literally so sick he was wondering if he was going to live. He was pretty scared and at one point and wondered was going to be the same again.

Last Monday he was breaking through to finally getting healthier and feeling better thanks to so many people in his life who sent advice, supplements, nurses who provided IVs, and also monoclonal antibodies. All of these helped him turn a corner as of last Monday and he was finally able to start working. However, he remembers waking up Monday morning laying in bed and having this overwhelming feeling of depression, inadequacy, and fear.

So what is the ultimate message he is trying to send to you today?

  • First, how did he get through that first day? It was little baby steps. It was getting out of bed, it was taking a shower (which was not easy), dealing with one email at a time, one zoom call at a time, one task at a time. By the end of the day, he was pretty exhausted but from a mental health perspective, he felt better because he took action.
  • Second, have a tremendous support system so that when you are not feeling your best mentally you can leverage that support system. Make sure you leverage the people that care about you and love you. Because they want to be there for you. They may not know what you are going through, but reach out and those people will be there for you
  • Third, get professional help. There are so many great ways to get professional help. You don’t have to schlep to the psychologist’s office anymore and feel uncomfortable. There is telehealth, online platforms, betterhealth.com, Talkspace is a really great app, and so many more. There are a lot of really great ways to connect with health care professionals who can help us in the comforts of our own homes.

In summary, we all deal with stresses in our own lives, and when we do, take some baby steps. Take some action. That will make you feel better about what you accomplish. Leverage your network and the people that love and care about you. Lastly, get professional help. Leverage online platforms, apps, and or professionals in person who can help you deal with the strains and stress of life itself.

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. We hope it is helpful and that you take care of not just your physical health but your mental health as well.

 

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