What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. I am coming to you from South Beach, Florida. I’m at a conference called UCAM Mastermind (The Ultimate Caribbean Adventure Mastermind). It’s all about digital marketing, achieving branding and marketing success, and growth in your practices. One of the speakers Phil Heath inspired today’s topic of conversation about motivation.
Motivation and Inspiration
The UCAM is put on by Dr. Matt Loop and Dr. Mike Reid, they’ve done a phenomenal job. One of the speakers they had at this event was seven-time Olympian, Phil Heath. He was incredibly inspirational. He talked about the fact that once he won his first Mr. Olympia contest, he knew that everybody else was coming after him.
He had to stay inspired, he had to stay motivated to do the things that sometimes he just didn’t feel like doing. It’s leg day, he didn’t necessarily want to do his legs that day. He might not have even wanted to go to the gym but he knew and he said, “this is where I create distance.” So, this is where he does the things that he doesn’t necessarily want to do. But he knows he’s got to do it, he does it, he finds inspiration and the idea that doing this work will help him win and it was all about winning.
I know that we all have things in our lives that we don’t necessarily want to do. Especially when it comes to some of our work stuff, right? Like we don’t necessarily want to do some things that are mundane or not fun.
Even me, I do legs. I swear I do! You can’t tell, but talk to my personal trainer, he’ll tell you I do legs. I don’t always want to do it, but I know I have to. But I find inspiration because I actually want to be stronger and I want to have a good balance.
Whether it’s your personal life or whether it’s the things that you’re doing at work, find the inspiration, find the motivation to do the things that you don’t want to do but you have to do to create the ultimate level of success for your professional life and your personal life.
So that’s today’s Two Minute Drill. I’m going to have some fun on this boat! It’s going to be a great time!
Two Minute Drill: The Positive Impact of Connection
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Last week I had the very good fortune of being able to go out to dinner with one of my friends and our clinic director of 21 years, Dr. Allen Huffman. This dinner inspired today’s topic of conversation about connection.
Connect With Your Team
I’ve mentioned Dr. Allen Huffman in my previous TMDs, about his work ethic and the level of ownership that he takes in taking care of patients, taking care of the team, and supporting what we do at Kaizo Health.
It was great, I didn’t really want to talk about work. Then I was asking a few questions and he started sharing some great stories about his time in the military. He shared stories about the positive impact that he was creating on the soldiers that he was there to care for and treat. Babies he delivered, which was just incredible. Travels and experiences that he had.
I started to get this overwhelming feeling of disappointment in myself that I didn’t know more about him, didn’t know more about his life, and his previous life before he came to Kaizo Health until that moment.
So, I told him “Man, I feel bad. I should have known more about you all the years that we’ve spent together.”
We enjoyed our time together. But I just got to thinking more and more about this. I am very blessed and very fortunate. I have great relationships and I’m close with many of my direct reports. A lot of that is because I spend so much time with them.
The message today is really doing what you can to spend some time with the people in your organization and connect with them, ask them questions about their lives in order to get to know them a little bit better.
When you do, what you will find is that you strengthen the connection and you ultimately strengthen the level of engagement that you have with them, that they have with you, and collectively that you have for your practices and your lives.
So, find ways to connect with your team, spend some time, which is the greatest gift that you can give them, learn more about them, share more about yourself, and be vulnerable.
I think what you’ll find is that connection will have a very positive impact on your life, their life, and the lives that you’re there to serve.
That’s this week’s two-minute drill. Thank you for spending this time with me and I’ll talk to you all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill! Maybe happy is not the operative word because today what we are going to be talking about is being safe. This week’s two-minute drill is in honor of Dwayne Haskins.
Today I am wearing number seven in the Ohio State, scarlet and gray, to honor him. This weekend, Dwayne Haskins was hit by a dump truck while being pulled over on the side of a highway in Florida. I felt that it was important to share some of my thoughts about being safe.
So here they are, Seven of my top safety tips to keep yourself safe.
Safety tip #1: Stay the f*** off your phone while you’re driving.
Safety tip #2: Make sure that before you get out of your vehicle, you check your rear-view mirror and your side mirror to make sure that nothing is coming your way that can cause you harm.
Safety tip #3: Pay attention to not just the car in front of you, but what’s happening up ahead so that you can be prepared for what happens in front of you.
Safety tip #4: Even though you’ve got a green light, you always should take a quick glance to the right and to the left and make sure that nobody is running a red light.
Safety tip #5: If you get a flat tire and you’re on the highway, do whatever you can to get off the highway and onto a side road, because guess what? Rims can be replaced, but your life can’t.
Safety tip #6: If you’re on a scooter or a bike follow the street signs and the signals, otherwise you could end up roadkill.
Safety tip #7: When you’re at an intersection, you’re waiting at the curb, do me a favor, just stay 10, 12, 15 feet away from the actual street because these cars that are driving by, they could lose control, they could get hit by another car and they could kill you or your pet or the kids that are in your stroller.
So, stay away from the curb!
There you have it – all seven of my top safety tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill! I’m actually on a ferry right now. I’m visiting some of our app customers sharing ideas, being creative, and talking about something that’s really important. Today’s topic of conversation is FOCUS.
Right behind me is Cape May, New Jersey, and then over yonder is going to be Lewis, Delaware that we’re landing in. I am having a great day. I am actually visiting some of our app customers and having great conversations with them, sharing ideas, being creative, and talking about something that’s really important, which is focus.
I tend to be a pretty creative person. I tend to be a bit scatterbrained; a bit ADD. But at the end of the day, I said something that was really important that I’m going to continually tell myself, which is the more we focus, the faster we go.
I’ve been one historically where I’ve had a lot of ideas and tried a lot of different things all at the same time. As we go through this process of building our businesses and understanding what really works for us in our teams, what I’m learning is that focus means we go faster. Focus means we have a higher level of intention. Focus means that everybody is rowing in the same direction to achieve the same goal, the same north star metric.
So, while I was giving advice, I was also taking my own advice. As we continue to evolve our practices, as we continue to evolve our lives, what are the most important things that we really need to be thinking about in order to create change and achieve our goals? And ultimately at the end of the day, if we’re not changing, we’re not growing and we’re not getting to the goals that we want to get to.
So, focus is the operative word for me. I’m going to continue to focus really hard on being focused.
I hope you all take this advice and do the same because focus will help you go faster.
You guys have a great week and I talk to you all next week.