FranklinCovey Consultant Blogs | Todd Wangsgard | November, 2011
Don’t we all wish we had gotten in on an early IPO of Apple, Google, or X stock? No, I can’t predict the future, but I’ve got a really good feeling about this one!
My first few sessions of 5 Choices have certainly lived up to all the early excitement. Participants (including myself) have derived new energy from the refreshingly holistic approach to time management that we take in the latest FranklinCovey offering. It helps that one of the 5 Choices, Fuel Your Fire, Don’t Burn Out, is all about regaining and maintaining mental and physical energy. My favorite part of this fifth choice is the best practices that we learn from each other.
Actual Participant Comments
“In 30 minutes you’ve addressed my discombobulation.”
“This has gone where I never knew to go; and I really needed to go there!”
“I cannot wait to get back and hold a Q2 Conversation with my boss, actually with my family, too.”
“Wow!” “Ahhhh!” “You’ve gotta be kiddin’ me!” (usually in response to the technical tricks we learn in the fourth choice, Rule Your Technology, Don’t Let It Rule You.)
Already I’m hearing success stories from participants who couldn’t wait until the end of the 5-Week Quickstart process, where they put all the magic into action.
Plus, as you may have expected, the take-away collateral (i.e. workbooks, videos, e-tools, bonus modules) are First Class.
Remember: Ordinary happens. Extraordinary is a choice!
Years in the making, the launch of FranklinCovey’s latest time management solution is finally here. And it’s not even time management! More on that later…
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity is wrapping up its 180+ city world preview tour and is generating extraordinary interest and results for early adopters. Based on the research of several scientists – brain research, goal theory, attention disorder, organizational expertise, and other fields – The 5 Choices gives participants the following alternatives:
- Act on the important, don’t act on the urgent.
- Go for extraordinary, don’t settle for ordinary.
- Schedule the big rocks, don’t sort gravel.
- Rule your technology, don’t let it rule you.
- Fuel the fire, don’t burn out.
I’ve had the privilege of delivering the workshop twice as of yet, with two more programs scheduled during the next three weeks. It is remarkable to see people discover and admit to what they have long suspected: they are over extended, intensely distracted, addicted to activity, and just burned out.
So, if it’s not time management, what is it? Much, much more! The 5 Choices is about decision management, attention management, and energy management. How are you doing in these areas? I don’t mean for this to come across as sales-y, but… well… here’s a sales pitch: Attend the one-hour webinar overview to see for yourself, how you and your organization can tackle the root cause of much organizational and personal productivity frustrations. You can register at this link: http://the5choices.com/registration/webcast.php
Then, if you decide it’s important, come back to this blog to tell me about your take-aways. Gotta go. My fire’s beginning to dim.