Looking back on 2013, Samurai Innovation has put forth a lot of effort to provide you with timely tips for sharpening your sword to help you increase productivity, focus and clarity. It is our intention to inspire you to truly become the person you desire to be. We challenge you to step up your craft, whatever that may be, and move on to the next level–the next color belt, so to speak.
So here it is! Voted the Top 13 of 2013 by our Dojo Members–enjoy!
Our Dojo Members like you have asked for ways to help you create and execute a weekly plan in a quick and simple way. Here is the exact plan we use each week at Samurai Innovation. Remember, for every one minute spent planning can save you 10-12 minutes of execution time and a pile of wrong steps and mistakes.[ez_youtube url=”http://youtu.be/iEDZKxH4OyE” width=”640″ height=”360″ autoplay=”0″ autohide=”2″ controls=”1″]
We really open the Kimono for you here. We share our system that will help you get motivated and get going on executing your most essential priorities. Make sure you review the 8 Power Questions to Discover Your Big Why.
3. Finish Stronger than You Started
This 5 Minute Clarity issue kicked off a 5-part series designed to help you push through to the finish line of your goals. It was a close to year end article that can help you get an even better start to any goal that you set for yourself. Checkout the series for yourself. There are a few great short videos that will help relay the ideas to you if your prefer to watch video.
4. Decision Determines Your Destiny
Our Samurai Dojo Members keep coming back to this simple thought that decision precedes action. Do you close your eyes and hope everything will be okay, or do you take action to carve out your own path with measurable results?
Sometimes in business and life, it comes down to knowing what to avoid and what to do more of. Out of the thousands of words in the English language, are you avoiding these three?
Classic. This issue of 5 Minute Clarity might shake your foundation and viewpoint depending on which side of the issue you stand on. Bring an open mind and find out whether you have the right perspective.
7. Crazy Shoe Innovation — Vibram
Do you own a pair of Vibram 5 Finger shoes? I recently changed from sandals for Aikido weapons training to Vibram shoes. They are awesome. What’s even more awesome is how a “crazy idea” has become a sought after brand and business. What is your idea? Checkout our steps to innovation that can help you transform your idea from concept to reality.
Who sets a goal of capturing 60 out of 90 sunrises? The Innovative Samurai did and he achieved it. There is lots of great Canadian sunrise photos here for your viewing pleasure. Even Samurai Claire made her appearance a few times. We hope this can help inspire you to move towards more of what you want and away from the things you don’t want.
9. Black Belt Code of Behavior
Every Samurai lived by the code. This code is called Bushido. At Samurai Innovation we created our own code of behaviour that we live and work by. Develop your own code today. It will help you refine who you are and what you stand for. Knowing this will catapult you into a new level of being extraordinary in your life.
10. How to Kick Your Inbox Habit
Having problems with the good ole email inbox? Cut this time and energy ninja in half and in minutes with this easy to implement solution.
“Successful people are simple those with successful habits.” –Brian Tracy
Everyone needs a life reset from time-to-time. When was the last time you hit your own reset button?
Are your Top 3 Work Challenges the same as what we identified in our issue of 5 Minute Clarity? Go here and download the worksheet to see for yourself.
13. Samurai Art of Imperfect Action
Looking for a cure for failure? Try our five steps that will help you move from fearing failure to actually winning. You win by getting feedback and using feedback to fuel your next decision and action. This process helps you win many more times than you might fail.
Hello I am Umi Samurai. I am the Guardian of Productivity at Samurai Innovation. My job is to teach and share our dojo’s (training hall) very best productivity principles and techniques with you. I desire to help you grow your results and use time wisely. Please always follow these 2 key principles of great producers: 1. Start your work from a clean workspace. We keep the dojo clean in order to be able to train with each other and enhance our focus. Your workspace is like your own dojo. Working in a clean and clutter free space will give you greater effectiveness. 2. Always start from a template. Many great people have gone ahead of you. As many of my Sensei (teachers) have taught me, you too can cut down the learning time by using a template or checklist to start a project. This can save you many hours of frustration. Domo Arigato, Umi