9 Ways To Get Back On Track

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There are only five more days of school down here in Texas!

I know. I can’t believe it either. It’s always easy in the summer to get off track, which is the worst time, since it’s the last half of the year. I was thinking back to when I worked in a center. It was hard sometimes to balance everything. My kids were out for the summer, the business during the day fluctuated, I would take a vacation, my team would take a vacation, and the list goes on.

It doesn’t matter if you are in sales or part of the leadership team, we all have things that come up and we get away from what needs to be done or accomplishing our goals. I talked with our team, friends, and even my kids about simple things we can do get back on track.

See every day as a new day and new opportunity

The great thing about every morning when you wake up is the past is the past. You can’t change what happened the day before, but you can change what happens today. Maybe yesterday a lot of potential clients said no or you had a guest who was hard to deal with. The great news is that today, you have the chance to make more phone calls and change up your game, and you get to do something to make a guest’s day. It’s all new and it’s a chance for you to start fresh.

Journaling

Writing has always been known as a very therapeutic activity. Now they call it journaling. Journaling is a great way to write down things you have going on. Some ideas to write down are your feelings, to-dos, things that have been on your mind all day, issues that have come up. Journaling improves cognitive function and can help you see through the problem or stress to get a great outcome.

Use humor to get you through

Humor can be a great way to break through the stressful times and give you a moment to reset and get back to what you need to do. Think about it. Humor and having fun helps release dopamine in your brain which helps improve focus, increases our ability to be objective, and improves our overall brain power. Be sure and crack a few jokes today!

Start with a small task

Sometimes it’s hard to get back on task because we have a huge project to work on and we don’t know where to start. Start with a small task you know you can get done quickly and easily. Starting with a small task helps motivate you to take on another task and then another.

Get organized

Sometimes it just seems like everything is a mess. Our desk has stuff all over it, our car needs to be cleaned out, and my calendar doesn’t seem to have everything on it. A great way to get back on track is just to tidy up and get organized. Once everything is in place, it’s easier to get back on track with the task at hand. It also helps accomplish #4, doing a small task so we can move on!

Take a moment to reset

This one came from my fourth grader but has been helpful. He knows when he is off track he takes a moment and puts his head down. He thinks about what he needs to get done and what he needs to stop doing to move forward. After a few moments, he says, “Okay, it’s time to reset.” Then he lifts his head and moves on to his work. Resetting is helpful to get more clarity to move forward.

Use the Eisenhower Quadrant

The Eisenhower Quadrant comes from our 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. He said, “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent is not important and the important is never urgent.” By using this quadrant, we can determine what we need to get done next, what we can delegate, and what we can drop. You can watch a quick video here on how to use it.

Push through

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in everything that needs to be done, we sit back and don’t do anything. To get back on track, sometimes it just takes us plowing through and working on what needs to be done instead of just thinking about it.

Have an accountability partner

They say when working out, it’s best to have a partner who keeps you accountable. Work is the same way and one of the biggest benefits of our coaching programs. Having a person you have weekly conversations with about your goals can help keep you motivated, stay focused, help you reflect, see what your missing and, most of all, be your cheerleader.

We hope these tips will get you back on track. If not, a big, huge glass of wine always helps to put it in perspective!  If you want to talk to someone about how to realize your goals, give us a call and we can get you in for a one-hour coaching session to make sure your business is on its way to success.

Call us at 817.886.4840.


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Rosie Salas

Rosie Salas has been in the entertainment industry for 15 years. She started her career in the industry with the Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball Club working in media and community relations. While at the Isotopes, Rosie propelled the Dion’s Reading Club by tripling the enrollment numbers in one year and developed Orbit’s Kids Club which is still growing and thriving today. After continuing to develop her marketing and promotion skills in the baseball and casino industry, she began her career in family entertainment with iT’Z Family, Food, and Fun. While at iT’Z, she managed the front of house and birthday party program. She led her team to a million dollar a year birthday party program and was equally instrumental in helping lead the center to the 2009 IAAPA Top Family Entertainment Centers of the World award. Rosie expanded her FEC experience by helping iT’Z open multiple locations before joining the TrainerTainment team. She joined the team as the director of marketing and is an important part of the leadership team. Rosie has created marketing initiatives that have helped TrainerTainment grow 30% year over year. She has also created programs FECs can easily implement to grow their people and business and has trained centers in the United States and Australia. You can follow Rosie’s work on the TrainerTainment blog at blog.trainertainment.net.

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3 Responses

  1. Phil says:

    This was a great article Rosie…and timely! The Eisenhower quadrant is something I use but then I wander away from it, so yep, time to get back on it. Hope you’re getting great feed back on this one.

  2. Rosie Salas says:

    Thanks Phil! Yes, the Eisenhower quadrant really does help cut out all the junk that we let build up that we think may be important but when we look at it, it’s really not. Glad you enjoyed the tips.

  3. Rosie, I loved the about your section at the end of the article. You are such a treasure to the TrainerTainment team. This article is timely in that each quarter, each week, heck everyday, there is a need to “get back on track”. All is NEVER lost right? Thank you consistently helping the people we serve think deeper.

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