Reduce internal emails

Internal emails.

Internal mind farts normally.

How many times do you end up sending emails like text messages? More often than you care to admit. And even if you do not, I bet you can think of someone who does. So what is the cure for dealing with all these internal emails?

Smashing up everyone’s PCs? That might work. Although a P45 may end up in the post. What is more likely to work would be moving internal communication to Slack or Facebook For Work. Both of these programmes are essentially instant messenger services or chat programmes, but for work (so no eggplant emoji’s).

The beauty of both of these platforms is that they have been explicitly developed for teams to work together, cut email and smooth out communication.

There maybe some internal resistance to moving away from 100% email. However, the gains to be had are mind-blowing! Slack can be found at http://www.slack.com/ Facebook for Work can be found at www.facebook.com/workplace‎  

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Read a book an hour

Do you sometimes feel it takes too long to get to the good stuff from a business or self-help book? I do.

Sometimes the great ideas are just surrounded by waffle. Blinklist cures this problem in a handy app that is for both iPhone and Android. Blinklist will allow you to digest a book in a lunchtime. Blinklist cuts books and audiobooks down into short article or audio snippets that cover the key learning points from the text. It really is a beautiful concept. They have a wide range of titles.

Almost any decent non-fiction book will be on there. So why is this a life hack? You can use Blinklist to turbocharge your learning on a subject in a rapid time. Imagine having all the critical points from Adam Smiths Wealth of Nations read to you while on your commute to work? Or when you are eating lunch taking onboard the teachings of Anthony Robbins. Imagine what listening to all the best sales books would do for your daily calling and sales figures.

It may not be the entire book, but you get the best, juiciest bits. Blinklist does the hard work for you. You can find Blinklist in the App store or at https://www.blinkist.com

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Focus on the 1%

Now, what we’re not talking about here is focusing on the gilded wealth of the top 1% of the Bill Gates and the Mark Zuckerbergs of this world. What we are talking about here is focusing on the 1% within you, and that’s the 1% for getting better.

If you focus and aim every day to get 1% better at BD calls, by the end of day 70, you’ll be twice as good. The reason we say day 70 is because of the power of compounding. If you aim to do one more call every day, by the end of day 70, you will have 1% more calls. You will be doing twice as many calls as before.

A great example of this is to, for example, want to increase the number of candidates that you find. Aim to have 1% more telephone conversations per day with candidates. Make sure you track it because it not the fact if it is not fact.

So focus on being 1% better and doing 1% more, and within no time at all, you will double your statistics.   

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Smile before you dial

Smile Before You Dial This life hack I feel wins the award for being the cheesiest hack in the entire book.

Do not worry, I heard your groans, but please do keep with me on this. Smile when you dial is a cliche and as with alot of cliches people in this cynical internet age ignore them because they are after all quite awkward and embarrassing.

Something becomes a cliche because there is a real element of truth to it, and when it comes to smiling as you dial the truth is very much there.

Smiling when you dial does a number of things that will help you as you are making calls.

1) When you are smiling people can hear this in your voice and you will sound more appealing and persuasive on the phone.

2) When you make the muscle movements that form a smile it releases happiness chemicals that will make you feel happier and if you feel happier you will perform better on the phone.

3) When it becomes a habit that is repeated and repeated as you smile before you dial the body will automatically become hardwired into a positive state.

Thank you for bearing with me through the cheese!   

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Turn your phone to grayscale

 Mobiles are addictive things. They’re brilliant, though, I for one, for years, was addicted to Angry Birds. Mobile phones can also be a killer on productivity, steal family and friends time and damage sleep. They are probably the 21st-century cigarettes.

There is one simple, quick and easy way to reduce the addictiveness and the desire to want to be on your phone. It is called grey-scaling. What is grey scaling? Essentially, you are turning all the colours black and white.

So it’s like an old 1950s movie but on your phone. It essentially kills the blue haze background your cellphone off produces..

The instant you do this, going on Facebook, going on any app is nowhere near as fun or exciting because the colours are what give it vitality and addictiveness to the brain. The colours help to create that dopamine hit.

By going on grayscale, you won’t want to be on your phone as much, and you will be able to focus during work on the day to day stuff.

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