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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Collaboration - Real-time

Via Stowe Boyd found this cool tool to share freely a desktop view with others on a conference call. Realtime collaboration enabled without any software to install as it is all browser based.

I have only viewed the demos and love the promise. Will need to actually try it out to see if it delivers. If it does, it will definitely be a new tool in my toolkit.

Check it out. What do you think?

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Mark Twain - Founding Father of the Synergy Movement

I got a quote in my e-mail today that made me think of the Synergy Team and the Power of We:

Synergy - the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously. - Mark Twain

That's why I'm here at the weblog Synergy, for the BONUS I get when we all work together, and bring our strengths to the table to make something greater than ourselves. It's like winning the lottery, only even better, because if you pick the right people, your chances of success are FAR GREATER!

So what about you? Who are you surrounding yourself with that can help you Make It Great!? Are you willing to unleash the Power of We on your goals, and surround yourself with people who can help you?

If you don't have a group of folks around you in real life, how about forming a virtual team of folks you admire and asking them to help you achieve your goals? Have it, get it, create it, it doesn't matter, just do it!

You CAN do it! It's up to YOU! So what are you waiting for?

Phil Gerbyshak

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Phil has Made it Great!

People, this is HUGE!!!

Phil was much too humble with his announcement here, tucked into a brand new challenge for July --- in true Phil style, he is on to the next big thing, and ready for more!

We of Team Synergy are bursting with pride that our own Phil Gerbyshak has published his very FIRST book, 10 Ways to Make It Great! This is a man who walks his talk with the most consistent exuberance, and in doing so he continually inspires us as to the power of possibility within our own potential.

Believe me, I can personally attest to the earth-shattering, once-in-a-lifetime kind of magnitude which writing one’s very first book is about. There is only one ‘first time’ for this stupendously exciting event, and it is truly worth celebrating in BIG ways, so we must stop the presses here for a moment and do so.

I have already read 10 Ways to Make It Great! and loved it for the way that the Phil voices we all know and continually smile broadly with, came out so loud and clear in all the supportive and encouraging Phil-ness we have gotten so accustomed to gobbling up.

And this is not just your normal book. Not in the traditional sense you may think of. What Phil has created for us is a workbook, or more concisely, a Work it! book, so we can make something great happen in our lives. So we never settle. So we can be catalysts.

Are you up for that challenge? If you are a passive reader, Phil’s book may not be for you; then again, neither is greatness.

However if you are a blog Synergy reader, you DO want greatness in your destiny! We know you do!

Buy your copy of 10 Ways to Make It Great! TODAY, and add your comment here to congratulate Phil, won’t you?

Then, take up his challenge: What goals are you working on?

More Links:
An interview with Phil at Orbit Now! by Troy Worman
An endorsement by Lisa Haneberg of Management Craft

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Unleash the Power of We to Achieve Your Goals

As the first half of 2006 draws to a close, I find myself reviewing my goals for the year:
  • Publish my first book by 12/31/2006
  • Write 500 or more blog posts on Make It Great! by 12/31/2006
  • Read 25 or more books by 12/31/2006
  • Complete 10 Toastmasters speeches by 12/1/2006
Let's see where I am:
  • I published my first book as of yesterday, and you can get a copy here
  • I've written 675 posts as of this writing
  • I've read 12 books, so I'm on pace to completing this goal
  • I've got 8 speeches done in Toastmasters
I share this with you to show you that sharing your goals with others can help you achieve them. You can unleash the Power of We by sharing your goals with your closest friends, with total strangers, or both, if you're strong enough to take the risk and share your goals. Having someone else check in with you can help you achieve more than you ever thought possible. The team here at the blog Synergy have been incredibly supportive of all of my efforts.

Think about this: Who can you surround yourself with that can help you achieve GREAT things in the rest of 2006? I wrote an article about an "accountability circle" in March, and it's helped me get to where I am now. Review the article and see if it can help you understand the importance of sharing your goals with others.

If you're not where you want to be yet, don't despair: It's only July 1st. You've still got 6 months to achieve your goals. If you haven't told anyone yet what you're aiming at, make time this week to do so.

If you haven't set any goals for yourself yet, it's time to start now. If you need help setting goals, I use the SMARTER goal setting model and it's been very successful for me, or you can read any of the other blogs about goals here.

So what are you waiting for? Unleash the Power of We and achieve more than you ever thought possible!

Phil Gerbyshak

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