I am a believer in the power of project management.
As a professional project manager for nearly twenty years, I have witnessed project success drive business results. I have also proven that project management can change lives and help achieve personal transformation. Now I am sharing some practical tips and techniques that you can use to help achieve your own personal goals, live your best life and become a PM Believer.
Big Goal Energy
Project managers are leaders and set the tone for their projects. If a project manager models punctuality and accountability, the team will follow. If not, the project is doomed.
Project managers need to lead by example. This includes bringing the right energy to the team.
If a project manager emits negative energy, there will be a general mood of negativity and cynicism. Project managers who are a seemingly endless source of positive energy will build teams with lighter and more optimistic moods.
Project managers need to check our energy and make sure that our energy is what we want to be reflected by the team.
This doesn’t stop with our project teams. The energy that we bring to our personal goal projects can make the difference between success and failure.
Imagine you are pursuing a goal to get a better job. What happens if you are wishy-washy about your goal and whether it is even possible? Will you be successful? Probably not.
What if you decide to bring positive energy to your goal? What if you are one hundred percent convinced that you are going to achieve your goal? In this case, success is far more likely.
I know that talking about managing your energy seems a bit more woo-woo than my more practical tips, but I assure you that it is a real thing. If you aren’t convinced, you can try the following experiment.
When you are meeting with somebody, start by asking “how are you doing?” Then really listen to their answer.
- How do you feel when somebody says “I’m doing great?” Are you excited to continue the meeting? Do you believe the meeting will have a positive outcome?
- What happens when the person answers this question negatively? Do you feel less optimistic about the meeting that is going to follow?
Human beings are sensitive to the energy that surrounds them and this energy directly impacts our moods. Our moods then impact our commitment to and success with our goals. Henry Ford was very accurate when he said “whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
What type of energy are you bringing to your goal? Will you be successful?
Are you ready to be a PM Believer?
What energy are you bringing to your project? For better or for worse, project managers lead by example. Your behaviors and energy set the tone for your team and can make the difference between success and failure. Are you bringing your big goal energy?
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About Operation Melt
Operation Melt started as a blog to share my personal transformation and weight loss story. After achieving success with that goal, Operation Melt has evolved into a platform to help inspire, motivate and equip people to achieve their own personal and professional goals so they can live their best lives. My vision is to build a world where no goal ever dies of loneliness.