Attention to Detail Will Save You A Lot of Time

You have a systematic way of completing tasks in your day-to-day, whether you are working on your business, completing checklists for your career, or organizing your home. The amount of time you spend completing these things requires a certain amount of attention to ensure all of the details are taken care of. 

I can think back to when I was in basic training for the United States Air Force when we had learned certain duties like how to fold our bed, properly blouse our uniform pants, and march in formation. Those tasks were preparing us for inspections and our final march onto the field at graduation. At the age of 19, those things did not seem to hold as much value, and it was not until I was active duty Air Force and at my first duty station that it all made sense. Being taught not to rush and maintain a clean appearance paid off, which has had a lasting impact on how I approach tasks.

Your attention to detail is not only crucial when it comes to identifying your unique skill set but has a significant impact on your organizational skills and how you prioritize your time. When you list your skills, interests, and talents, you are paying particular attention to the order in which you write things down on paper. Only you know how well you can execute certain tasks and the details required to remain an expert in your field.

If you run an unorganized business, your customers will leave bad reviews, and if you are unorganized at work, your evaluators will provide you with less than favorable feedback for your efforts. The goal is to be more productive versus busy. If you are busy making mistakes because of your lack of attention to detail, you will spend time correcting your errors and costing yourself or even your employer time and resources down the road. 

When you enter the room, your personal brand should speak for you before you begin to work. Being thorough even on the smallest task carries a lot of weight when you are responsible for handling it. You exude your ability to pay attention to detail in what you say and, most importantly, in how efficiently you complete your duties.

You will need a keen sense of situational awareness when placing your energy and effort into the details that become expected of you. The increase in your individual productivity is in the details that you sometimes neglect with the mindset of having time to fix “it” later. The “it” now becomes a hindrance and distraction, which should be avoided as you circumvent being busy with producing intentional outcomes. The more efficient you are, the more valuable you become in the execution of your business, productivity in your career, and your overall personal transformation as you knock out goals in your life.

As you adjust your mindset to focus on the details and plan accordingly, the people around you will be influenced to do so as well. High-quality should never be compromised at the expense of taking shortcuts. You have already outlined your core values, so now you are tasked with leading by example the details that exemplify your skills, capabilities, and talents.

~LaTilya

A Glimpse Into the Past 6 Months

In June I revived my print on demand Teeshirts and y’all showed out🤗 which pushed me forward to do more. Please keep being DOPE EVERYDAY👏🏽

July: I invested in some business coaching and and partook is a business bootcamp. Learned some new things but something was still missing from my package. I kept digging as I kept what helped and started creating and trusting my ability.

August: I stepped into the unfamiliar but I’m thankful. I hosted my first virtual workshop back in August and it gave me the push that I needed to keep dreaming of building a profitable business.

We covered the basics of a Bitmoji classroom:

1. Understanding the bitmoji add-ons for google

2. Step by Step guide for creating your beginner Bitmoji Classroom using Google Slides

3. Linking your bitmoji classroom to your existing technology resources

My teacher friends trusted me to help solve a problem as we all returned to school this pandemic year. All in all it was a great workshop and my heart was full of excitement for more within the Dr. LaTilya Rashon platform. See I relied on my skillset which helps me operate in my strengths while also forging my weaknesses.

September: I did a FREE 3 Day goal setting challenge because I was trying to still figure some stuff out… I teach and help students, so can I be effective with adults🧐 it was another first👩🏽‍🏫 Stick with me. There’s a point to my series.The G.L.A.M. Collective⤵️

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October: I decided to launch the DOPE Goals Starter Pack. I am a firm believer in journaling. It is self-care and writing daily gratitude, life reflections, affirmations, and manifestations push you towards your purpose. You all supported yet another idea which helped mold and layout my current venture.Everything is not for everyone. Everyone is not my target audience, so the DOPE Goals Starter Pack was right on time for the people that heard me differently.

November…I’m not done… so I had the idea to do another class because I didn’t want to be a one hit wonder with content creation. I’m passionate about GOAL SETTING in case you can’t tell by now. I want you to Take Up SPACE. I created the landing and sales page. Updated my workbook Unlock Your Mind:The Essential Guide to Setting Attainable Goals. I’m figuring things out, however you have to want change to begin your transformation. I mentor. I answer question. I get my brain picked. But my goals aren’t your goals which is why I help you figure yours out.Learn More: https://msha.ke/latilyarashon/

December and January I embarked on a creative journey. I decided that I wanted to create my own productivity planner geared towards goal setting. I Invested in some coaching because something was still missing business wise. I didn’t get this tenacity by chance. I wanted a better life as a kid so setting GOALS was my only choice. In 2021 I am walking by FAITH, not by sight.

The first quarter of 2021 has been eye-opening and I’m feeling so good about the direction that my business is headed. Being an entrepreneur is not easy and I have definitely failed over the years. I started this business journey in 2016 and I have had to give myself a lot of grace. I have cried and I have felt like giving up over the years, but which second thought I realize that I am pushing towards my purpose.

Please leave a comment telling about a time when you’ve have be disciplined and persevere through self-doubt. Each one, teach one.

~LaTilya

5 Steps to Goal Setting

You have to know which direction you want to go in life in order to be the best you that you strive to be. It’s not easy running yourself into the ground then realizing you still have not made the progress you want to make. It has been said that the things you spend the majority of your time on is what you care about the most, so in turn why not spend time carving out goals that fit your future and not your past. After all, it’s time to make a change in your life when you’ve done the same things the same way in your life and have not got your desired results. So walk with me through the five steps to goal setting.

Set Goals Based on Your Motivated Interests

The vision that you have for your life is for you. You don’t have to explain the moves that you make as long as you are satisfied with them. Ultimately you are motivated by your skills, interests, and talents; so your goals are a reflection of your personal needs. Whether you are setting stepping stone goals because you are seeking a transformation in a certain area of your life or long term goals, be clear on your top 5 goals and stay motivated. Listen, you are responsible for making things happen in your life, so take accountability for your goals and don’t give up at the first sign of difficulty.

Set SMART Goals

The acronym SMART is universally known as the best way to go about goal setting. Of course when it is broken down it makes sense and before anything you must be SPECIFIC about the goals you set so that you avoid being too broad. What you hope to achieve should be clear in focus so that you can easily track your progress. Having MEASURABLE goals puts your focus into perspective. How long will it take to accomplish your goals? Give yourself a real number value in weeks and/or months to measure your progress. Now the ATTAINABILITY aspect of your goals is important because your goals should fit your life and be something that you are capable of achieving. Your skillset is the key to your capabilities. 

You are living in the real world, you must also be REALISTIC about your goals and not set your standards and expectations above your reach. The last thing you should do is set an impossible goal which is why you must also set a deadline. A TIMED goal will give you the push you need to make sure you give your goals your best effort. Don’t be afraid to set a deadline because they are needed.

Write Down Your Goals

Science says that when you put something in writing it commutes to your brain which causes you to remember. A journal, a notebook, or even a planner and picture your higher self and show up for your goals EVERY single day. Once you begin to check objectives and tasks off of your list, you will celebrate the steps you are taking and be glad that you kickstarted your transformation.

Put a Plan in Action

Decide for yourself what is the path for setting your goals and put that plan into action. Once you have identified your unique skill set, prioritize your goals by your strengths that way you feel extra motivated because you know who you are and your capabilities. 3-5 small tasks daily will feed into your overall list of big goals that you have set for yourself. The good thing about having a plan is that you have a foundation and you are allowed to make adjustments as necessary.

Work the Plan

The hardest part about setting new goals is the discomfort you feel as you push past your comfort zone. When things get too rough, you have the tendency to give up not realizing that the finish line is near. Usually things get harder around you before it gets better. Give yourself some grace and know that everyday will not be easy because LIFE happens.

Conclusion

Stop putting off until tomorrow what you can get done today.

It feels good when you are on top and being more productive than busy. Share your journey with me at @getrightwithdoc@latilyarashon.com or leave a comment.

You Should Brag About Yourself, and Do It Often!

Your personal brand is an extension of your accomplishments throughout your life. Whether you are focused on your business and want it to grow, your advancements in your career, or personal goals you have set for yourself, at each turn you are able to cross an accomplishment or task off of your list. 

People often dream of the things that they want to do and never quite put in the effort to get things done. However, you have to take a step back and look over your life, you’ll begin to realize that you have a lot to be celebrated. When I joined the Air Force back in 2001 one of the first things they told us as young airmen was to write down everything that we did outside of work. Essentially we were guided to create our brag sheet so when it was time to write our annual evaluations, our supervisors did not have to steer far from the script. They could use our accomplishments, extracurriculars, and words to write glowing reviews of our performance over the year.

In your life right now as you journey through it you should take inventory of who you are and represent, the places you have been, the education you have acquired, your personal achievements, and last but not least what you stand for. 

You may not have considered this yourself, but you have your own brag bank and when you keep in mind how to transfer your skills from task to task, you become more marketable. Keeping things into perspective when you create your core values, you also have to see where you have placed importance in your life. For the most part we focus our attention on our business, career and personal life, so why not brag about yourself. You have way more going for you than you give yourself credit for so let’s get into it.

What Do You Represent? Example: Mom, Educator, Entrepreneur, etc.

The roles you play in your life become a part of your character, personality, and what you represent. You can be a mother, but that is not your only purpose in life, nor the only demographic you are connected to. Mothers are often characterized as being nurturers, caretakers, and that extends beyond your immediate family. As a working mother, a military mom, or a business mom; you have goals outside of your home that you aspire to reach that build your daily resume and existence. 

You are not limited in what you represent which has been defined by the core values you have set for yourself. 

The Places You Have Been? Based on your business, career, and personal life.

Being exposed to different cultures, people, places, and things based on where you have been is something to brag about. Taking the initiative to visit business events and networking helps you gain connections with people that think the same as you. It is important to your growth and influence when you visit other places to give you perspective. 

Traveling as a part of your career, especially as a member of management or even military travel gives you experience in working with diverse groups of people. You strengthen your skill set when you are able to work collaboratively with others in places outside of your normal work place. Being invited or even assigned places to go builds versatility to your experience and your brag bank.

Limited exposure outside of your normal day to day is a threat to your productivity. Sometimes you can get stuck if you are only around the same people, places and things that it

impedes your ability to make an impression. You need to be around other people to gain awareness of your strengths and weaknesses as you push past your comfort zone. So keep track of the places you have visited and take note of how they have left a lasting impact on your life.

What Have You Accomplished? Education, Marriage, Dream Job, etc.

Don’t ever let someone tell you that your education or your marriage certificate is a piece of paper. You have worked hard to establish your family when you walk down the aisle and exchange vows, just as you have written endless papers to obtain your degree. It is polarizing to think that your accomplishments will not be celebrated which is why you should keep track of your successes. What you have accomplished becomes a part of your story and your personal brand. Little stepping goals lead into major moves when you level up in your business, career, and your personal life. Your accomplishments tell pieces of who you are before you begin to speak. It ‘s not being boastful to share your trials as you accomplished different tasks and objectives. You are being helpful because people want to know how you have been able to do the things you do. Your humility is not in staying quiet about how hard you work. Your humbleness is rooted in your ability to share the times you felt you could not go on, but you refused to give up. That is not only a braggable moment, but a teachable moment as well.

What Do You Stand For? Beliefs and Your Faith

There is a fine line when discussing your belief system with others because varied opinions can cause conflict. However, standing firm in your convictions is a part of your identity and how you are approached and perceived. The good book says that a righteous man falls down seven times but stands up eight (Proverbs 24:16). You have to have that same faith when you are building your brag bank because it will come with challenges.

What you represent will be questioned and picked apart by people that do not understand your journey. The places you visit will become more interesting because they are aligned with your purpose. And your accomplishments will have more meaning as you build beyond your stepping stone goals to your lifelong dreams. As you begin to live on purpose and transfer your goals and capabilities; your self-identity will expand and define what you stand for, believe, and have faith in. So begin to reflect on the things you acquire in your life and their influence on your character. You have a lot to brag about even when you think it’s small, it really is a big deal.

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