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For both businesses and people, 80% of the resolutions that most of us make each year change in a matter of days. Frustration affects both personal and business levels. Corresponding Augustine Peralt a personal effectiveness expert who helps managers of organizations and entrepreneurs improve in this area, “with the arrival of blue monday, On the third Monday in January, known to be the most depressing of all due to the weather and January’s slope, most people have already given up on their ‘good resolutions’ raised a few days earlier.

Peralt sees the reasons for the non-compliance with these goals firstly in the fact that we formulated them vaguely and secondly in the lack of a method. to close these Gap, Peralt created what he called the PHASE method, embodied in his book “Lidérate”, in which he summarizes the path to be followed to achieve the new purposes.

A matter of habits and attitude

Deep down, it’s all a matter of habits and attitude. When it comes to the weight of habits, it’s so powerful that many define their personality based on those habits. Banish the ones we know to be harmful and gradually replace them with other favorable ones, such as B. diet, exercise or an increase in sleep duration. This is made available to the individual energy required to overcome the challenges.

As for attitude, Peralt explains it in terms of what is known as an effect internal locus of control versus external locus of control, refers to the level of control each person envisions over their destiny. So while with the internal locus of control we take responsibility for much of the things that happen to us because of our actions, with the opposite version we tend to blame the environment and circumstances as external forces preventing us from achieving goals . . Between the one and the other, it seems clear what should be encouraged.

The method to achieve affectivity

At the same time that we free ourselves from the burdens that harm us internally and externally, Peralt proposes adapting this to the implementation of the method in search of effectiveness. This requires an additional effort, starting from an exercise in reflection and continuing with concrete and measurable actions.

The basic tool for practicing reflection is as simple as a pen and a piece of paper. There’s little point in vaguely contemplating a goal like “this year they want to increase productivity at my company” or “I’m going to lose 40 pounds” unless you first outline an action plan to achieve it. All of this should be reflected in your agenda as a roadmap because, as Peral says, “the agenda never lies, what fails is autopilot”.

Having delineated the goal to be achieved in a very concrete and simple way, he also warns that the actions you pursue must be simple, that is, easily achievable, with a date and measurable. The plan is structured in the short, medium and long term, starting from the individual to the collective.

Regarding the 6 points that you must take into account in order to achieve the desired effectiveness, point out the following:

1. Manage physical, cognitive and emotional energies. No one limping on either of these legs will be able to effectively achieve their full potential. “People often worry about saving time when all we have to do is generate energy.”

2. There is no shortage of time, there are many distractions. It’s one of his maxims. Suppose we know how to spot anything that distracts us and drains the energy we need to get the most important tasks done. Among these dangers of distraction, he refers to the mobile phone, social networks, the Internet…” Let’s not forget that there are privileged minds responsible for developing intelligent algorithms to capture our intentions. Fighting them is not easy,” he emphasizes.

3. Know how to prioritize. He appeals to that anarchic and carefree nature that drives the individual, according to Peralt, and encourages setting out the priority tasks of each day in the agenda and starting with them so as not to procrastinate.

4. Plan the week detailed to ensure you complete the tasks which in turn need to be aligned with the plans for the month.

5. The same but daily. Priorities are delineated daily with the discipline needed to meet them. This includes, according to Peralt, learning to say no to most of the unforeseen events that happen to each of us on a daily basis, which this expert calls the “hijackings of our time.”

6. The exercise of shared responsibility. The steps outlined so far primarily concern the individual. But for all of this effort to transcend the organization, he suggests the final step is to conduct a shared responsibility exercise in which all members of the organization participate and assess whether they are truly on the path to achieving what is real important is the plan followed. In case of a negative answer, the plan must be checked again, corrected or repeated.

Agree business goals with the team

It can happen that management is very interested in increasing efficiency and productivity, but the employees do not have the same concern. The solution would be to involve the entire team in shaping those goals whose benefits permeate the entire organization in equal measure.

So when an employee gains effectiveness, they should be the first beneficiary, not just the income statement. “This efficiency should lead to an improvement in arbitration, for example, because it would have more free time. It would also relieve him of the emotional drain of being aware of an incomplete job and it would provide him with very useful employability skills, especially in times of remote work like the current one.”

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