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!

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600 Global CEO Launches Podcast, The Sessions Effect

3 Activities to Boost Productivity in Your Free Time [LIST]

Here at 600 Global  (Phoenix, AZ), being productive is the name of the game. We are always striving to be better every day. We adamantly believe that the way a person uses his or her downtime will have a tremendous impact on how quickly he or she achieves success. It’s important to find activities that will help you to continue to grow and learn, as well as activities you enjoy doing.

Here are three things that you can do when you aren’t at work that will boost productivity!

  1. Practice public speaking

It is an immense fear for many people, but public speaking is a necessary skill in not only business but all aspects of life. If you love movies or books, it can be both productive and fun to print out some scenes and practice reciting them in front of the mirror or with your family or friends. Furthermore, you can write a short speech or borrow a presentation from a coworker and set up a camera to record yourself. This way, you can critique your style and delivery without the need of another person. Practicing this skill will boost your confidence at meetings, during business calls, and even in small talk.

Public speaking skills are essential in business, but they are also tremendously beneficial in social settings as well!

2. Exercise

In order to stay healthy, exercise balanced with a nutritional diet is a requisite. It does not have to be grueling and unenjoyable! You can join a salsa class (excellent cardio), a spin class, or go hiking to stay in shape when you aren’t at work! Here at 600 Global, North Mountain Park is right here in Phoenix, AZ and provides wonderful views that stretch for miles and miles! By doing things that you love and simultaneously getting in shape, you barely notice that it’s exercise.

You don’t need to be constantly cranking out workouts in the gym, especially in the summer seasons!

3.  Learn to cook

There is an obvious benefit to learning how to cook — you learn how to make your own yummy food! But there are also other positive outcomes that come with this skill because, like learning anything, it takes determination and practice to improve. Not only will you be refining your business skills in the office but you will be keeping your productivity up outside of work by learning how to cook something new every night for dinner. This is a great way to stay sharp, stay productive, and bake up some delicious meals for friends and family. You can also bring your creations into work to show off your new skill while getting brownie points (no pun intended) from coworkers!

Delectable treats are always welcome here at 600 Global!

 

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3 Activities to Boost Productivity in Your Free Time [LIST]

The Three R’s Of Motivation

At 600 Global we not only believe in setting goals, we believe in absolutely crushing them and we strive to do just that each day. However, sustaining motivation can be tough even under the best of circumstances. Ah, but don’t stress! By following these manageable steps, we ensure that you will conquer your to-do list and still have plenty of time for Taco Tuesday with the crew.

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“I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.”

– Edmund Hillary

Repeat Good Habits

Focus on practicing the right habits every day — whether you like them or not. The more you practice the patterns to a successful day, the more routine it becomes. The more you practice the habits of doing the right thing (exercise, diet, getting your work done), the EASIER it becomes. At 600 Global, our belief is that consistency is key, so we habitually practice The 8 Great Work Habits. But you can apply active habits to any part of your life. The ultimate goal is to be able to handle any task that your career (or life for that matter, throws at you.) Learn that you can do things you didn’t think you could do by creating smart habits every day of the week, for every area of your life.

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Remain Positive

Not every day will be easy, but it will certainly be worth it. With each curve ball that gets hit your way, there will be an important lesson — remember it. Sometimes even the most determined people get overwhelmed. You may be burning yourself out and a much-needed break might be just what you need. When things get a little rocky, remain logical and sensible. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Brush yourself off and take it one moment at a time. Stay elevated by watching YouTube videos of inspirational moments so you can suddenly feel a new sense of motivation to keep striving,

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Reward Yourself

Cultivate a done-list to record everything you’ve accomplished during each day. Then, when you feel like you’re getting lost amidst the buzz, you can take a look at what you’ve actually finished. Seeing the list of things accomplished will renew both your energy and motivation. Finish your tasks and then reflect on them — once your to-do list is complete. Celebrate. Whenever you hit one of those benchmarks, stop for a while to enjoy that fact. Give yourself a day off. Go out dancing or to a basketball game. We always make time to celebrate our success here at 600 Global. If you remind your brain each step along the way that there will be an occasion to have fun, both your brain and you will be that much more motivated to get to the next achievement.

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Personal motivation is key to maintaining almost all aspects of life. Even the most determined people can lose steam sometimes. You are your biggest obstacle. At 600 Global we know how important it is to find a rhythm to your everyday life so that motivation is abundant.

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The Three R’s Of Motivation