2 Bad Habits You Need to Drop to Be Successful in Your Career

600 Global has had its fair share of success over the last 18+ years — and it’s truly a testament to the positive work habits we practice every day.

Part of developing great habits means dropping all of the bad habits that are weighing you down. Even the most productive and success-minded individuals struggle with doing so — so if you’re in this boat, you’re not alone! The key is to identify the habits that you need to break, and then to change your behaviors — stat!

Here are 2 bad habits to drop today…

Disorganization

Being disorganized can apply to everything from time management to a messy file cabinet. It’s easy to just put things off to the side and forget about them, but eventually they add up. Take control of your life and try to organize it accordingly. You’ll find you’re able to operate with a lot less ambiguity and stress when you always know where things are and have a schedule of your agenda.

Poor planning is at the root of 99% of your stress — we guarantee it! If you go into each week just flying by the seat of your pants, you are missing out on the benefits of being a productive machine! As the saying goes — “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” If you’re looking at a giant to-do list with no idea what to tackle next (or worse, you haven’t even made a to-do list!), it means that you are disorganized. If your car is filthy, your room is a mess, and you don’t know what you’re having for lunch, it might mean that you are disorganized.

Thankfully, this is an easy one to fix. We recommend dedicating a minimum of 30 minutes each week to blocking out time on your calendar for each important meeting and task. Anyone who wants to be successful needs an organized plan.

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Procrastinating

Procrastination is often a symptom of poor planning and disorganization. Some people claim they thrive under pressure but flirting with deadlines can be a dangerous game. There are ways to motivate yourself to get things done by a certain time without waiting until the last possible minute. You don’t necessarily have to work ahead but at least try to get started on things when you receive them rather than putting the entire thing off to the last minute. It’s easier said than done but it’s worth it.

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600 Global knows how difficult it can be to break these habits, but we also know the rewards you will reap if you are able to overcome them. If you can avoid or break these habits, you’re well on your way to being successful.

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2 Bad Habits You Need to Drop to Be Successful in Your Career

Fun Facts for Thanksgiving [And Happy Thanksgiving!]

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! All of us at 600 Global appreciate the joy that comes with gathering around a table with good food and loved ones to reflect on the things we are grateful for. It is also a time to reflect upon where we have come from and where we are going.

Since Thanksgiving is a rather old tradition, we thought we’d focus on where we came from and find a few little-known facts about Thanksgiving for your reading pleasure.

  1. The very first Thanksgiving lasted 3 WHOLE days! Can you imagine eating food straight for three days? Ok, so they didn’t eat food all day every day, but if our modern Thanksgiving was three days long you’d need to have a very, very stretchy waistband, that’s for sure. 

  2. President Lincoln was the first president to actually sign Thanksgiving into becoming a national holiday. How’s that for Old Abe’s legacy? 

  3. Turkey was definitely not served at the first Thanksgiving. Between the pilgrims and the Native Americans, the meal likely consisted of deer, corn, and fish. 

  4. During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt tried to move the date of Thanksgiving to a week earlier, in the hopes that it would help the shopping season. It didn’t have much of an effect and so it was moved back to its original date. 

  5. Wild, undomesticated Turkeys can run up to 25 miles per hour!! 

  6. A common myth is that Benjamin Franklin originally wanted the American bird to be a Turkey, not an Eagle! We don’t know if Turkey rings out Freedom quite the same way that a Bald-Eagle does. However it turns out, President Franklin merely believed that the original seal of an Eagle resembled a Turkey more than an Eagle. 

  7. The first meal eaten on the moon, by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, consisted of roasted turkey.

From all of us at 600 Global, we truly hope this Thanksgiving season is full of celebrations with family and friends as you gather to reflect on how lucky you are. Follow 600 Global on Instagram to see what we’re up to this Thanksgiving Season.

Fun Facts for Thanksgiving [And Happy Thanksgiving!]

5 Best Ways to Pass the Time During Your Morning Commute [LIST]

There is nothing worse than traffic in the morning, except maybe rush-hour traffic coming home from work. At 600 Global we understand that all you want to do after a long day of work is return home and rejuvenate in order to come back to work tomorrow with your best foot forward. With this in mind, we made a list of 5 things that will ease your morning commute for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

1. If you’re not driving into work and instead on public transportation or carpool, check out the game 10×10, a modified Tetris game that is just as fun as it is addicting. Check it out on the app store today!

2. iBooks, an Apple application that should already be pre-downloaded onto your phone often has a wide selection of samples and free books from up and coming authors who just want their books to be read. Why not find your new favorite book while commuting into work?

3. Ever heard of TEDtalks? They have a ton of interesting podcasts available on the Apple Podcasts application. You can choose between a bunch of different categories to find something that will interest you to learn about.

4. Interested in keeping up with current events? Check out the application Pocket, which is easily downloadable on the App Store. It groups together interesting headlines and saves them for your later perusal. Get your news all in one place!

5. Listen to The Sessions Effect podcast! You didn’t really think we’d leave this one off the list, did you?! Our very own CEO is the host of this extremely informative and inspirational podcast. It’s a must-listen if you’re in any sort of entrepreneurial industry.

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From all of us at 600 Global we hope these ideas have been helpful, nobody likes a boring commute and you deserve a productive and enjoyable way to spend the time after all the hard work you’re doing. Find a way to spend the time that makes the time fly by.

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5 Best Ways to Pass the Time During Your Morning Commute [LIST]

600 Global CEO Launches Podcast, The Sessions Effect

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If you haven’t yet heard the news, the CEO of 600 Global, Michael Sessions, has launched a podcast — and it’s turning heads. The Sessions Effect, recorded in Phoenix, AZ, explores a variety of subject matters related to success and fulfillment in business and in life.

Nine ‘sessions’ in, the podcast has already been downloaded hundreds of times on iTunes. A recent reviewer commented, “Excellent insight from a seasoned entrepreneur…” and another raved, “Best motivation! What a great way to change the way you see things…” If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can find The Sessions Effect on iTunes by clicking here. Perhaps Michael Sessions will have the same ‘effect’ on you as he’s had on so many others over his career.

To set the stage for this preview of Session 1, 600 Global’s founder, Michael Sessions, has spent the last two decades training and developing up-and-coming business professionals. Over the years, he has learned that there is a right way and a wrong way to motivate others. In Session 1, Michael explores the “million dollar question” — How do I motivate my team?

First and foremost, Michael points out that being encouraging, rather than making demands, has been his most successful strategy for bringing out the best in his team. He gives specific examples of conversations he might have with an underperforming employee. (You’ll have to listen to the podcast to catch the details!)

In Michael’s eyes, successful leadership is about providing a support system.

“It’s easy to give up when the only person pulling for you is yourself,” he reflects. “But when you know you have someone behind you who believes in you, you decide to keep moving forward. Not only for yourself, but for them as well.”

You won’t finish Session 1 without understanding the difference between constructive and destructive conversations. You’ll learn how address a person’s performance without being demoralizing — by looking at the numbers, being solution oriented, and most importantly, being encouraging.

If you’re ready to hear Michael Sessions work his magic, head over to iTunes to check out the first session. While you’re there, be sure to subscribe. Enjoy!

600 Global CEO Launches Podcast, The Sessions Effect

5 Things The Arizona Cardinals Need To Do to Win [List]

largeIt’s fair to say that none of us at 600 Global were satisfied with the results of the Cardinal’s season last year. From a team that went 13-3 in 2015, they finished with a pitiful record of 7-8-1 in 2016 and didn’t even clinch a playoff spot.

All in all, 600 Global hasn’t had much to cheer for lately besides the Diamondbacks. They’re the only team that has showed promise lately, but the good news is that it is the start of a new season.

The Cardinals have all the pieces, it’s just a matter of putting them all together. If the Cardinals can do these 5 things, they’re bound to have a great season.

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1 Keep pressure off of Palmer

It’s difficult for your passing game to have an effect on the game if you can’t throw the ball. Not to mention the psychological aspect of worrying about pressure every time you drop back in the pocket. If the Cardinal’s line can give Carson enough time to survey the field, he has the talent and arm strength to deliver a strike to his dangerous receiving core.


2 Take your medicine

To piggy-back off of the last point, the deep ball isn’t the only way to score points. Last season the Cardinals fell into the habit of slinging the ball downfield and trying to make big plays rather than working the ball down the field. The Cardinals have such a fast receiving core, it only makes sense to utilize crossing routes and quick outs to pick up 5-10 yards at a time. Those plays accumulate and it opens up the run game.


3 Use David Johnson appropriately

David Johnson is arguably the best running back in the game right now so it’s important to utilize him properly. The Cardinal’s offense is very dangerous, but it requires the proper balance of pass plays, run plays, and play-action plays for them to have an impact. He’s too good of an asset to sit in the backfield and protect the quarterback every play, but you can’t give him 40 carries a game every week either.


4 Play consistent defense

It almost seemed like each week there was a different defense on the field. One week the Cardinals were forcing turnovers left and right. Next week, they’re getting walked all over. If the Cardinals can find their stride and the right personnel to execute a consistent defensive scheme, they’ll have a better chance of winning games


5 Win divisional games

The Cardinals play in one of the weakest divisions in the league in the NFC West. The 49ers went 2-14 and the Rams only tallied 4 wins last year. If you’re playing both those teams twice a year, that should be an automatic 4-0. Then, if you split with Seattle and go 5-1 in the division, its a lot easier to put yourself in the position to either win the division or clinch a wildcard spot.

The season starts in just a few days and if the Cardinals can do these 5 things, they’ll be in good shape. You can bet the members of 600 Global will be watching.

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5 Things The Arizona Cardinals Need To Do to Win [List]

5 Pieces of Entrepreneurial Advice to Keep Your Business Goals Booming

At 600 Global we value mentorship, leadership by example, and learning from the best. For your reading pleasure 600 Global has put together some business tips from some prominent entrepreneurs!

Here are five tips from those who succeeded in business:

  1. Sophia Amoruso, founder of website Nasty Gal and author of best selling title #GIRL BOSS. Sophia worked hard by refusing to take failure as an option, striving to maintain her vintage clothing empire despite critics and setbacks.
  2. Restauranteur Jon Taffer, a business owner and the previous host of “Bar Rescue.” In his journey to entrepreneurial status he was encouraged to look at the small details. If you forget to step back and assess your business ventures carefully, you may miss something very significant to your success or to your failure.Screen Shot 2017-07-02 at 10.22.24 PM.png
  3. Billionaire Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Shark Tank judge, truly believes that there are no shortcuts, at least on the road to success. Put in the work and you’ll be proud of the finished product.
  4. Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon, popular athletic wear company. According to Wilson the most significant part of his success was learning to share control and allow others to collaborate on the work. Sometimes sharing the load, sharing work and ideas is a better way of getting it done than stressing yourself out and trying to do all of the work yourself.Screen Shot 2017-07-02 at 10.24.28 PM.png
  5. Chase Jarvis, CEO of CreativeLive an online base for educational classes on a whole range of subjects. Jarvis found the most significant thing to keep in mind was that it is entirely up to you to ignite your own passions. While they may exist on their own, they will be nothing but dreams unless you put the work in and assess the outcomes.Screen Shot 2017-07-02 at 10.25.32 PM.png


While all of these people definitely had some luck on their side, they worked very hard to get to where they are today. A huge part of that work came from getting up again after a setback. We hope these business tips have inspired your entrepreneurial side and that you learned a thing or two. Follow 600 Global on Instagram to keep up with the work we are doing!

5 Pieces of Entrepreneurial Advice to Keep Your Business Goals Booming

5 “Do It Yourself” Projects for August

August is here, and all of us at 600 Global are soaking up the last of the summer months. Check out these five fun ideas to keep the last month of summer as productive as possible while you endure the Phoenix heat!

  1. Are you a fan of S’mores? (Aren’t we all?) Here’s an easy idea for you: line a terra cotta flower pot with aluminum, add some charcoal and voila, you have table-top s’mores! Check out more here

 

 

2. Want some cool outdoor lighting for your end of summer party? Wrap some tea lights around a hula hoop and find an easy way to secure it to the ceiling and you have some very groovy lighting. Check out more about the hula-hoop chandelier here

3. Summer light can be one of the nicest parts of the warmer months – make your own suncatchers by using some muffin pans and colorful plastic beads. Melt them into cool shapes and sizes at 400º Fahrenheit in the oven and then, once they’ve cooled, drill a hole to attach some string and hang them near any window with sunlight.

4. Head on over to the nearest craft store and pick up some painted lanterns with glass windows. Print out some of your favorite photos and paste them to the inside of the lanterns, facing out. Not only do these make a lovely gift, but a nice decoration.

5. Save your usable mason jars, and using an oil based paint marker, create some fun and funky vases or pen-holders to put around the house. All you need to do is draw directly on the glass and voila, you’ve made some more cool decorations.Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 10.10.49 AM.png

All these ideas and more and the perfect way to make August a productive last month of summer, and the best thing? You can use most of these projects all year around. From all of us at 600 Global, we hope you enjoy the last of summer and find something fun to spend the time. Follow 600 Global on Instagram to see what we’re up to during the month of August!

5 “Do It Yourself” Projects for August