Build Growth In

Have you ever struggled with trying your best and realizing that something is lacking?  You’re not getting there but you’re not sure why?

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Have you ever struggled with trying your best and realizing that something is lacking?  You’re not getting there but you’re not sure why?

That’s okay, I get it.  I understand. I’ve seen performance issues on teams.  I’ve seen performance issues on technical projects.

Have you seen it in relationships?   Maybe a personal relationship, maybe with a significant other, maybe with your children, maybe with your parents, where you’re just not seeing the growth you want?  Maybe you’re just not seeing it move in a direction that you feel is right?

Well, today I’m going to talk a little bit about how you can build growth in to your plans and actions so you can have the confidence that a process and a framework provides, but it also has enough flexibility to let you be you.

 

“Does it work?”    It worked for me when I lost 60 pounds on my journey to health.  I’ve seen it in my relationships.  I’ve seen success in technical projects when I was brought in to help with the Fukushima water remediation after the meltdown in Fukushima.  We were able to triple their system performance by using this exact method.

What is the old world?  The old world values, ‘Just giving it a shot’.  Good, but not consistent.  If you just keep ‘giving it a shot’ without any plan or strategy, it’s haphazard, it’s all over the place, and it’s inconsistent.

 

The new world recognizes that a framework provides the freedom.

Here is the step by step:

 

1)  First and foremost measure the current state.  Where are you now?  This is what our coaching clients do: we start off with an application that is actually an algorithm-based assessment, using smart Psychology and Neuroscience.

 

2)  The second step is to reduce variability.  If you’re going to get great,  you’ve got to be consistent first.  I tend to swap ‘minimize variation’ for this, which is the ultimate goal.  First, let’s ‘reduce’ . . .

 

3)  The third step hit a target any target.  Measure what you actually hit, look at that target and then . . .

 

4)  Maximize the output. That’s the fourth step.  Now make a smart adjustment based on what’s gone well and what’s not?

 

Whatever you’re working toward achieving, there are ways to measure those things.

 

We use online assessments, which can be accessed everywhere; on your phone, your tab, your computer, and I analyze them in a specific way so that we can build this growth in.

 

There’s no trick to this.  Anytime someone says there’s a trick, that means a strategy with a bunch of work behind it    This is a better strategy that works.  It’s measurable and repeatable and shows you how to build growth in.

Check out our website GoRocco.Pro, sign up for a free application / assessment for coaching. Sign up and download a whitepaper explaining this process in more detail, if you’re interested in learning more about it.  Thanks very much, I very much appreciate your time. Go you!!!

 

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FULL TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO

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Have you ever struggled with trying your best and realizing that something is lacking?  You’re not getting there but you’re not sure why?

 

That’s okay, I get it.  I understand. In my career through myself, through my clients, I’ve seen performance issues on teams where we have a board or a staff member that just isn’t performing the way we want.  I’ve seen performance issues on technical things like energy generation where we were getting fewer kilowatts that we were expecting.

 

Have you seen it in relationships?  Have you seen a relationship?  Maybe a personal relationship, maybe with a significant other, maybe with your children, maybe with your parents, were you’re just not seeing the growth like you wanted?  Maybe you’re just not seeing it move in a direction that you feel is right?

 

Well, today I’m going to talk a little bit about how you can build growth in to your plans and actions so you can have the confidence that a process and a framework provides, but it also has enough flexibility to let you be you, to let you take your energy, and flow your love and be happy, and see the results of you’re after, that are aligned with what you’re doing.

 

Does that make sense?  So many times we see a procedure or a plan that just doesn’t fit our world.  This plan works no matter what you’re doing, and I’m going to show you the four steps to get there.  This is how you build growth in!

 

So, you’re probably thinking, “Does it work?”  Sure it does!   I’ve seen it work for myself when I lost 60 pounds on my journey to health.  I’ve seen it in my training plans for long rides in competitions between when I first got healthy.  I’ve seen it in my relationships.

 

I was brought in to help with the Fukushima water remediation after the meltdown in Fukushima.  We were able to triple their system performance by using this exact method.  So hang on with me, this is a quicker video, and we’re going to get right to the point.

 

What is the old world?  The old world values, ‘Just giving it a shot’.  Good, but not consistent.  That’s actually important to remember. It is good to give something a shot; you’ve got to get the ball rolling no matter what.  But if you just keep ‘giving it a shot’ without any plan or strategy, it’s haphazard, it’s all over the place, and it’s inconsistent.

 

The old world wants you to try something new every time you try. This again is lack of focus, lack of structure.  In the old world they want you to ‘stay the course’, even if that course is heading to the rocks!  Imagine the proud captain, ‘I’m going to do whatever I say no matter what.’ That is foolish and that is the old way.

 

The new world recognizes that a framework provides the freedom.

 

If you have the right framework, that you know works, you can build your plan within that frame and you can get there more reliably.  That’s what I’m going to show you.

 

In the new world, you don’t have to worry about doing the right stuff when you follow this process, because you know you are.  You have the data.  You know how it’s relevant to you and the new world prizes smart adjustments.

 

Recognize what’s going on in the world, and adjust your strategy and your actions appropriately to make sure that you are doing the right stuff.

 

Here is the step by step:

 

1)  First and foremost measure the current state.  This is like a GPS.  If you pull up your GPS on your favorite app, it’s going to ask you where you are and where you’re going. Now for most of us the GPS already knows where you are because you have location services turned on, because you need an initial position to get started –  and that’s what measuring the current state means.  It means you’re going to take stock.  You’re going to make an assessment, a measurement.  You’re going to benchmark the people and organizations who are best in the world at doing the thing you’re trying to do, so you have an idea of how big that gap is, and the methods and techniques that they’ve used to achieve.

 

This is the first step that I do this with all of my projects, in my coaching projects, with my coaching clients.  This is what we do, we start off with an application that is actually an algorithm-based assessment, using smart Psychology and Neuroscience.  This establishes our current state, and the places you want to go and things you want to do.

 

2)  The second step is to minimize variation.  If you’re going to get great,  you’ve got to be consistent first.  So, we’re going to learn how to track what ‘consistency’ means, and consistency is so very critical.  If you have no idea what you’re doing, you’re not following reliable process, you’re not going to reliably get where you want to go.

 

Just take a moment and consider Amazon; a great company and I use them all the time.  If you bought something from Amazon it came through once,  great!  But the next time it didn’t come anywhere close to the right time, then the next time they sent you too many, then the next time they billed you the wrong amount?  They’re doing all the same stuff but they’re not being consistent. Amazon has data.  Amazon is consistent.

 

3)  The third step hit a target any target. Measure it.  Take a look at what you’ve achieved and take a look at what it’s cost you.  Maybe the target is a marketing plan; is channel ‘A’ giving me the cost per click that I want?  Am I getting the engagement?  Analyze the data as you’re going through it and really understand if the target that you just hit.

 

The first time you do it, it’s not going to be perfect.  You’re not going to go from zero to a million in one day, and that’s just reality; it’s okay.  So measure what you hit, look at that target and then what you do is  . . .

 

4)  Maximize the output. That’s the fourth step. Now you take a look at all of your data from the first step back and analyze all those key performance indicators that we talked about.  Whether it’s cost-per-click, or am I losing weight, am I getting faster on my bike, can I lift more weight, is my team engaging more often and more effectively?

 

Whatever you’re working toward achieving, there are ways to measure those things.

 

We use online assessments, which can be accessed everywhere; on your phone, your tab, your computer, and I analyze them in a specific way so that we can build this growth in.

 

We know that we’re going to get from where we started to where we’re looking to end.  Doesn’t that make sense?

 

Do’s and Don’ts:

 

DO:  Your benchmarking homework.  Figure out who the shining stars are, who are the exemplars?  Whether they are the organizations, the community leaders, whoever it is that you’re looking up to.   Do your own initial assessment and examine that gap.  Because, as you grow, that gap starts getting smaller, right?

 

DO: Write out a schedule and stick to it.   Don’t you want to understand what you’re supposed to do on every given day or any moment?  And sure, it doesn’t have to be that tight.  It depends on what you’re doing, but the point is to write yourself a schedule, write yourself a plan and be consistent following through.

 

DO:  Once you hit a Target, then take a look at your data and see what got you there.  Take a look at the areas that maybe weren’t as good as you thought and adjust.  Maybe you’re writing better copy?  Maybe you’re using a better technique?  Maybe you are going deeper in your sessions and asking for more information to really hit that emotional pay-dirt that lies at the core of who we are?

 

Don’t: Stray from the plan.  If you get a bump in the road in the middle of your plan, work through it, get the data.  Find out what the impact really is, and then adjust when you get to the end. That’s when you’re going to come back to maximize the returns from your investment, your plan, your project.  Make sure that you’ve gone through enough ‘reps’ (repetitions) so that the work you’re doing counts.

 

There’s no trick to this.  Anytime someone says there’s a trick, that means a strategy with a bunch of work behind it

 

This is a better strategy that works.  It’s measurable and repeatable and shows you how to build growth in.

 

Don’t: Stray From the plan.  Don’t vary your approach too much in the beginning. Make a choice and stick with it.  Get some data so you can make a decision.  Doing something once doesn’t teach you anything.  Doing something twice, well, two data points always form a line.  With a second attempt, you’re going to see one hundred percent correlation.  You might be tricked into believing that this is the line of my whole future.  Do it a third time, a fourth time, a fifth time, a tenth time to build up a body of data behind what you’re doing so you really can see if a day-to-day variation is signal or noise.  Weather it’s sunny out, or cloudy, whatever it is minimize that outside variation as well by being consistent in your actions.

 

Don’t: Forget to compare how you actually did to your plan.  Do that post-mortem at the end.  Everytime you come around this cycle and you go to maximize the results, you need to adjust your plan in that phase.  Now that maximized result becomes the initial measurement for your next cycle.  The end of your last attempt ties in to the start of your current one.

 

And this is how we take it from coaching, or we get you being a better mom, owning a business, getting that website up.  Or is your issue that you want to get consistent with your health?  ‘I’m already making plenty of money, because I’m fearless, and I just go out there and go after it.’

Again, those aren’t my words, but one of the folks that I’m working with.

 

Again, the four steps are 1) Measure the current state; 2) Minimize variation; 3) Hit a target, any target; and 4) Maximize the results.

 

My name is Rocco Luongo, this is been Thoughtful Leadership.  Thank you so very much for your time, I hope you enjoyed it.

 

Check out our website GoRocco.Pro, sign up for a free application / assessment for coaching. Sign up and download a whitepaper explaining this process in more detail, if you’re interested in learning more about it.  Thanks very much, I very much appreciate your time. Go you!!!

 

 

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