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LYL #033 – The Harden Heartache – How To Handle Letting Things Go

Sometimes the hardest thing to do in any organization is to let something go when its value has passed. In this episode of The Live Your List Show your hosts Jerrod and Ryan share their hardest days as a Thunder fan, and a hustle highlight you do not want to miss!

The Live Your List Show with Jerrod Murr and Ryan Eller

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How to End Something in Your Organization

What needs to end in your organization? There are certain times when you, as a leader, must bring necessary endings. This is difficult and even painful at times. That’s why we don’t usually end things. Usually we wait too long until it becomes a detriment to our company, our people, or ourselves.

If you follow the Pareto Principle, then the lifeblood of your group is in about 20% of the activities. That means that you should take a hard look at the other 80%. What can be meshed with the best 20%? What things need to be improved? What things need to just end?

This is difficult for a couple of major reasons.

Difficulty: We tend to think if we work harder or smarter, or think creatively, that we can fix the problems at hand.

Solution: If you are on the wrong road, you cannot hope it becomes the right one. Stop fixing it and get off the road.

Difficulty: Something I am attached too needs to come to an end. Maybe I created it, or maybe I completely supported it initially.

Solution: Look at the big picture, and get over yourself. Your people will barely remember you started it. They will love you more for your bravery to end it.

Nick Collison Picks of the Day

1. Dr. Henry Cloud – Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist and best-selling author. He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance.


This Episode’s Fired Up Quotes

“You will never arrive, so why wait?” – Jerrod Murr (Tweet That)

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” – Zig Ziglar

“Discipline yourself, and others won’t need to.” –  John Wooden (Tweet That)

“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

“100 percent commitment is easier than 99 percent commitment.” – Jerrod Murr (Tweet That)

Hustle Highlight of the Week

Kevin Buchanan has been killing it by getting up at 5 am every single morning to hustle and encourage you. 

You can find him on Twitter @_kevinbuchanan or his blog here

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