Time you converted to Zoom video conferencing

I’ve been happily using Zoom to host my webinars and video conferences for a few weeks now. Plus, their tech support is outstanding: prompt, clear, and playful. If you are fed-up with Skype, GoToMeeting, or WebEx –I’ve tried ’em all– give Zoom a try.

Please help me by using my referral link below. I don’t know what Zoom’ll give me if you become a customer but I assure you their payment doesn’t affect my willingness to endorse Zoom or my relationship with you.

How to Turn Hopes into Habits

 


 

 
Here is a simple yet powerful tool to establish habits, learn a skill, or complete a project.  I used it to reinforce my daily meditation practice and to write two books.
The method is as old as procrastination but has been attributed recently to billionaire comedian Jerry Seinfeld, as in this frequently cited LifeHacker article, where it is called Don’t Break the Chain. I prefer positive instructions, so let’s name it Link-a-Day.

Buy or make a simple, clean one-year calendar. Do not just print your Outlook or Google calendar; those have too many distracting details for this purpose. You can start your own on any date and fit 365 days on one sheet by downloading my template here in Excel format or use the Google Sheets version here.

Print your calendar and place it in the physical world rather than hide it in a computer or app where it can be too easily ignored. Hang it where you will see it every day. I put mine on the wall right next to my computer monitor.

After you complete the promised activity for the day, mark it complete. When you miss a day or two, start again. No regrets, no excuses. Just start again. You can play games with Link-a-Day by playing for a longer unbroken chain or a shorter gap than last time.

That’s it. As Aristotle observed, a person is what she consistently does. Use this to start doing something you will be proud to be.
 


 

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Recommended Video Conference & Webinar Service

I’ve been happily using Zoom to host my webinars and video conferences for a few weeks now. The service is solid and their tech support is outstanding: prompt, clear, and playful. If you are fed-up with Skype, GoToMeeting, or WebEx –I’ve tried ’em all– give Zoom a try.

Please help me by using my referral link here. I don’t know what Zoom’ll give me if you become a customer but I assure you their payment doesn’t affect my willingness to endorse Zoom or my relationship with you.

 


 

Make New Habits with My 1 Page Annual Calendar

 


 

Here is a simple yet powerful tool to establish habits, learn a skill, or complete a project.  I used it to reinforce my daily meditation practice and to write two books.

The method is as old as procrastination but has been attributed recently to billionaire comedian Jerry Seinfeld, as in this frequently cited LifeHacker article, where it is called Don’t Break the Chain. I prefer positive instructions, so let’s name it Link-a-Day.

1 Page Annual Calendar

Buy or make a simple, clean one year calendar. Do not just print your Outlook or Google calendar; those have too many distracting details for this purpose. You can start your own on any date and fit 365 days on one sheet by downloading my template here in Excel format or use the Google Sheets version here.

Place your calendar in the physical world rather than in a computer or app where it can hide. Hang it where you will see it everyday. I put mine on the wall right next to my computer monitor. After you complete the promised activity for the day, mark it complete. When you miss a day or two, start again. No regrets, no excuses. Just start again. You can play games with Link-a-Day by playing for a longer unbroken chain or a shorter gap than last time.

That’s it. As Aristotle observed, a person is what she consistently does. Use this to start doing something you will be proud to be.

 


 

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Improved Goal Thermometer

 


 

Thermometer
I frequently encourage my top executive coaching clients to set specific measurable goals and to chart their progress visually. For example, my free trailing twelve month Excel template is very popular. Download it by clicking here.

Here is an even simpler and more visually striking graphic you can use. Enter your own title, goal amount and current status and get a one-page, printable thermometer to display your progress for yourself or the entire team. This is similar to my earlier goal thermometer with the added feature of showing the time elapsed since the project was started.

Click here to download your free copy now. No registration required.

Feel free to share this with your friends and colleagues. Please do not remove my name or web address from the Excel spreadsheet.

 


 

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Just me and Stephen Covey



I just noticed an interesting feature on Twitter. Under “Profile” is a “Similar to You” section. Tens of millions of people have Twitter accounts. Every executive coach, consultant, and adviser, it seems, has a Twitter account.

Only one is similar to Tony Mayo. Stephen Covey, best-selling author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

CEO Executive Coach Tony Mayo and Stephen Covey on Twitter

No one else is similar to me, even Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence, though he does subscribe to my feed. So can you.

Top Executive Coach  Tony Mayo and Tom Peters on Twitter


Easy, Free Screen Sharing




Click to try Join.Me It's free!I have been very happy with an easy, free, browser-based screen sharing facility called Join.Me.  That is also the web address: join dot me (not dot com).

I often “dig into the numbers” with my CEO executive coaching clients, sometimes with the help of my free Excel templates (see them here). This tool allows us to see and work on the same screen together though we are miles apart.

Join.Me is so simple, with no software to download or install and no firewall or security issues, that even top executives can use it on the fly.

–join.me – Free Screen Sharing.




Chart Progress with Goal Thermometer

 


 

Thermometer
I frequently encourage my CEO executive coaching clients to set specific measurable goals and to chart their progress visually. For example, my free trailing twelve month Excel template is very popular. Download it by clicking here.

Here is an even simpler and more visually striking graphic you can use. Enter your own title, goal amount and current status and get a one page, printable thermometer to display your progress for yourself or the entire team.

Click here to download your free copy now. No registration required.

Feel free to share this with your friends and colleagues. Please do not remove my name or web address from the Excel spreadsheet.

You may also download an improved version with schedule information, too, e.g., for a monthly goal the thermometer displays how much of the month has passed. Get it for free by clicking here.

 


 

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See also Tony’s complete goal setting kit, with audio and workbook,
free on this blog.