Basics Team
Basics Team Event at BAC

Basics Team Event at BAC

Leaders don’t complain about what’s not working. Leaders celebrate what is working and work to amplify it.
Simon Sinek
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do.
Mark Twain
The Basics Team

The Basics Team

Connecting For Life

Relationships are like plants in a garden.

They require nourishment and tender care.

You will not want to maintain a relationship with everyone you meet.

But when you meet someone with whom you share a common interest, or for whom you have an intellectual or emotional attraction, you will want to keep in touch.

Take the initiative.

Make a commitment to communicate with the other person, always with the thought of giving.

Periodically arrange to meet face-to-face.

As you become more valuable and memorable to the other person, they will include you in their network.

Leaders don’t complain about what’s not working. Leaders celebrate what is working and work to amplify it.
Simon Sinek
Connecting Backwards

Most people think about who they would like to meet or get to know.

Flip that around.

Think about what you can do that would make people want to know you.

In other words, become “famous” in your own niche.

Not Hollywood star famous.

Just known and respected – an “influencer.”


It’s not as difficult as you might think.

You could join a trade association and take an active role.

Or share your expertise through public speaking at trade or business groups.

You could write articles and have them published in trade journals in your field.

Or get your name in print by being interviewed.

You could cultivate your email list and start a blog.

Or become a guest blogger on someone else’s site.

When you are well known, people will seek you out.

And the more people who seek you out, the more opportunities you have to connect and build relationships.

Just remember the cardinal rule: Be the first to provide value and offer help.

Time Management

We are all allotted 24 hours a day.

How we manage those 24 hours determines the quality of our lives.

Its the best kept secret of the wealthy.

Mastery of the skills needed to achieve success takes time.

And you cant save up time to use later.

Thats called procrastination.

Procrastination robs you of your dreams.

Whenever you begin a task, ask Is this the best use of my time?

Also ask, Is this on the path to my goals?

Ask these questions of yourself throughout the day.

Its easy to slip into doing pleasant activities of little consequence.

Chatting, texting, going for coffee and surfing the web may offer enjoyment.

But theyre like treading water.

They wont take you in the direction of success.

Creating Good Habits

Tracking every action

Pick an area in your life that you want major improvement. (example – financial, weight gain or loss, new job or career, spiritual, education, relationships, fitness level, etc,)

Carry around your personal “tracking book”

Track every action involved in your to be improved areaWrite it down, everyday, no exceptions no excuses for 30 days

You can’t manage what you can’t measure

What are you going to track?

Kauai Board Meetings

I could not imagine a better place to have our week long Basics Team board meetings.  We have had wonderful and innovative conversations that will led us to a successful 2012.

—  Pat