GIVE ME 20!

Give Me 20!

By Tony Jewell

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you gave another 20% effort towards achieving your goal?  Let me explain.  Most people would say at the beginning of the New Year they have a goal they want to achieve.  But, what is your plan?  Are you even going to give it 100% effort?  Do you really think by just telling others you want something, that it will magically happen?  Well, most people do.

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So, last year I tried something. What would happen when I changed my Fitbit daily goal for steps from 10,000 to 12,000, a 20% increase?  Well, I can tell you without making any other changes I lost an additional 8 pounds.  I then began to think, what if I began to apply the 20% rule to other parts of my life?

  • What if I practiced putting 20% more, what would that do for my golf game?
  • What if I focused 20% more on my Top 20 customers (usually 80% of your business comes from your top 20% of customers)?
  • What if I spent 20% more effort on my personal relationships?
  • And this one might hurt but, what if I spent 20% less time on social media???

Please note, this does not mean just spending 20% time, this means 20% focused on this one goal!

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Some interesting facts…

  • People who exercised during their workday were 23 percent more productive on those days than they were when they didn’t exercise, says a recent study from the International Journal of Workplace Health Management.
  • A study in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory found that people learned vocabulary words 20 percent faster after intense exercise than after low-intensity activity.
  • At Google, the company allows 20 percent of an employee’s time to be spent to develop projects of their own interest.
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For the upcoming year, I want you to think about something…don’t think about doing more with less, think about doing more with what you have…GIVE ME YOUR 20!