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A Few Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Workplace Happiness

Business owners like to think that their companies are wonderful places to work. If, however, you can think back to your days in the trenches, you likely remember a boss or two who was completely unaware of the daily struggles you faced in the workplace. Fortunately, you do not have to be that kind of leader. To increase workplace happiness, ultimately improving employee retention, use these scientifically proven techniques.

  • Stay Involved: Employees who feel they are involved in the workplace work harder and better than those who are disconnected. Offer regular performance evaluations, recognition for successes, benefits packages, and continuing education to make your team feel like they are getting out as much as they are putting in.
  • Consider Flexing: You may be hesitant to offer flex hours because it will offer you less control of the work that gets done outside of standard business hours, but studies show the freedom flex hours offer can actually increase quality of work. Let your employees create their own clock, and you can increase satisfaction and retention.
  • Get Active: If you have sat in one place for an eight hour day, you know that it can feel pretty tedious. Consider adding a ten minute morning break to allow your team to take a walk around the block, offering gym memberships, implementing standing desks, and planning team outings that get you moving to offer your employees more energy throughout the day.

You deserve to be happy in the workplace, too, so contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. We offer a premier wealth creation program to make it possible for you to work less, earn more, and enjoy life! For additional insight into the path to success, sign up for the “Leave No Regrets” Boot Camp in San Diego this November.

Engaging Your Employees

How To Really Connect With Your Team

As the leader of the business, it can be tempting to keep a “healthy” distance between yourself and your employees. Rest assured, though, that your team knows who signs their paychecks and will not get any more comfortable with you than you let them. To have the healthiest, most productive workplace, connect with your employees. Building relationships with them will make your company a great place to work! To help you break down the barriers workplace hierarchy can put up, try these suggestions.

  • Cultivate A Safe Workspace: When you have to reprimand an employee, do it gently at first. Only resort to being harsh or strict when necessary. Most people respond best to constructive criticism. Also, make sure that no supervisors or colleagues are bullying other members on your team.
  • Listen Well: Your employees are in the trenches, doing the work day in and day out. So why is it that so many leaders ignore the suggestions of their workforce? No one has insider insight into how you could optimize your business like your employees. Welcome their suggestions, and actually listen to them. Some of them could help you boost productivity and revenue!
  • Recognize Your Team: This goes so much further than just knowing everyone’s names (although that is a good start). Keep tabs on your employees not to micromanage, but to celebrate their successes. Recognizing achievements will not just make a single employee’s day; it will also boost morale all across the workplace. Cultivate a company culture that celebrates together.

Building relationships is just one component—albeit a very important one—of building a successful business. Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for a premier wealth creation program that will help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

Sky Has NO Limits And Is Leaving NO Regrets

It was 2012, Stage 18 of the Le Tour de France, about 137 miles, featured precision teamwork at its very best.  If you are not familiar with the world’s premier road bicycle race, a total of 22 cycling teams take to the European streets and mountain highways in a vicious duel that requires each rider to reach into the depth of their soul to compete at the highest level, a total of 2,173 miles over 20 riding days.

Even though the annual Tour event features four individual classification competitions, including an individual overall winner, every Tour de France rider will tell you this bike race is a team sport FIRST.

As I witnessed the final mile of Stage 18, including the complete domination  by the overall classification leader/wearer of the yellow jersey for 14 days straight, Bradley Wiggins, to set up his teammate Mark Cavendish(The Missile) for the win, it become crystal clear that team Sky Procycling is by far the superior TEAM in the 2012 Tour. My best description for team Sky Procycling  is a DOMINANT MACHINE. It struck me that the teams “mental game” must be a fascinating study.

The mental game is so critical to any team, sports, business, family or otherwise.

Here’s a few thoughts on the mental game I recently learned from my study of a top mentor. Please implement if any item listed below makes sense and, of course, share with anyone you know. As leaders, it’s OUR responsibility to make a difference:

Create a Brain-Smart Work Culture

  • As the leader of your company, you should realize your most important resource is the health of your employee’s mental game. Make sure you incorporate mind-healthy guidelines at work
  • Start with nutrition. Don’t invest in unhealthy food for your team while at work, provide brain-healthy, nutritional drinks and foods to help them be more productive
  • Encourage exercise. Some meetings can be walking meetings
  • Get people engaged in the mental health as a group because people tend to get better together

Four Essentials to Always Be at the Top of Your Game as a Leader

1)      Sleep – it’s vital to get enough sleep to function at your highest level. When you don’t get at least seven hours of sleep, you have bad decision-making capability.

2)      Exercise – this benefits your mental game by increasing blood flow and raising serotonin levels. Walk like you are late for 45 minutes a minimum of 4 days a week. Add weightlifting 2x week and something new to challenge your mind when time allows

3)      Activity – Whenever you learn something new, your brain makes a new connection. Become a lifelong learner both physically and mentally

4)      Food – Healthy mind nutrition is critical. Food can make you focused, vibrant, happy and trim or unfocused, sluggish, sad and overweight.

Develop Resilience

If you want to be resilient-an essential characteristic of a preeminent leader-you must boost mental reserve and have specific stress management practices. Here’s five easy ones to start with:

  1. Claim personal control. You’re in charge. Stop blaming other people for how your life is turning out
  2. Nurture your relationships because you become like the people you spend time with
  3. Focus on what you like about your life more than what you don’t like
  4. Be goal-oriented but remain flexible to change
  5. Counter the negative thoughts that can flood your thought patterns

Why do you need to be at the top of your game ALL of the time? See the PS below…..

To your Making a Difference, Being Unstoppable and Leaving No Regrets,

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
www.unstoppableprofitproducer.com

 

PS The game of life and business requires precision, laser focus. The message below was created after watching the “Any Given Sunday Al Pacino Pre-Game Speech” on www.youtube.com. Check it out.

Final words from Coach Pacino (with some Unstoppable adaptation):

Life is a game of inches. The margin for error is so small. The inches we need are all around us, every day.

But…You have to fight for that inch. Claw with your fingernails for that inch. So when you add up all those inches (on Dec. 31),it’s going to make the <bleeping> difference between winning and losing. Between living and dying.

In any fight (goal), it’s the guy or gal whose willing to fight—and even die—for that inch that’s gonna win (achieve your goals).

Are you willing to fight and even die for that inch? Because that’s what living is.
The six inches in front of your face (then the next six, then the next six).

Now I can’t make you do it. But look into my eyes (email).I’ll go that inch with you (inspire/mentor).

Do not heel. Fight.

That’s achieving. That’s living.

Now, what are you gonna do?

The Five Steps Of Learning And Retention

Learning – the acquisition of new information or knowledge, and Retention – the ability to capture that information and recall it when wanted or needed, is actually a process that involves five steps:

First, is Impact. That is, actually receiving the idea in your mind. Impact can be in the form of a word, a visual observation or a concept. It makes no difference. Your mind isn’t capable of making a distinction between a visual or an actual experience. Nor is it capable of determining the difference between a conscious or an unconscious impact an idea may have on you. As far as your mind is concerned, those experiences are all the same and your mind will accept them, regardless.

If information or an experience appears real to your mind, your emotions and nervous system will react as though it were actually real.

To illustrate this point, try this simple experiment:

Seat yourself in a comfortable chair, feet flat on the floor and your hands resting comfortably in your lap.

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, let it out slowly and relax. Take another one. Let it out slowly. Relax even more.

Picture in your mind a lemon resting on a table in front of you. Visualize it. See it clearly. Look at its shape – its color – its texture.

Now, mentally reach out with your hand and pick up the lemon. Bring it up to your face. Look at it closely. Squeeze it. Do you notice how firm it feels? Feel the texture of the lemon’s dimply and waxy skin. Notice the lemon’s yellow color and round shape, with its pointy ends.

Now, hold it up to your nose. Smell it. Do you notice the lemon’s citrusy smell?

Place the lemon on the table and mentally pick up a knife that’s laying nearby. Cut the lemon in two.

Pick up one half of the lemon and see the juice dripping from it. Bring the lemon up to your nose. Smell it again. Now bite into the lemon.

What’s happening to you right now? Is saliva flooding your mouth, both in your mind, as well as physically?

Now consider what just happened. In actuality, there was no lemon. You just pictured one in your mind. While this was just a mental exercise, and the lemon was just imagined, chances are, if you are like most people, the mental image you were playing on the screen of your mind triggered certain responses which manifested themselves physically. So, you can see by this demonstration, that Impact, is a critical step involved in the process of learning and retention.

Being a Unstoppable is ALL about IMPACT. The next steps are coming to you over the next few weeks.

Until, then GO IMPLEMENT something!!

 

Are YOU Asking? If Not, You Are Leaving a TON of Money on the Table!

Conformity– is that YOU? Are you falling prey to conforming and operating like every other agency out there? If that’s the case, then I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing tougher times right now.

BUT, if you are one of the leaders who conforms to profitable and efficient operations-CONGRATULATIONS!

In speaking to groups of agents in the last 9 days, one thing continues to AMAZE me time after time-AGENTS DON’T ASK!!!

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Hope this helps, hope you take action. Good luck!

Helping you implement, execute and take action,

Mike Stromsoe, Creator of the
Unstoppable Profit Producer Coaching
Program for Insurance Agents
www.unstoppableprofitproducer.com

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