Thanksgiving Gratitude List

Thanksgiving Gratitude List
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This post is a little more personal in nature as I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! ?I truly believe I’m a lucky guy with?so much to be grateful for all year long…of course, Thanksgiving?provokes our public expressions of Gratitude so here are just a few of mine…
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  1. My Family– I would not be where I am today without my wife and 3 kids. They are my strength and motivation. running Get A Klu video shootRunning Get A Klu, Inc., Coaching Little League and Teaching 2 or more classes each semester can be challenging, so?I’m beyond grateful for my family’s full support for everything that I do. ?And, I am constantly amazed by their accomplishments and development-Abby in theatre, girl scouts and soccer…AJ in Baseball, Baseball and Baseball…Brody is so smart and expressive for a 3 year old…and Mary Ann is a Corporate Superstar who still makes time for PTA, Girl Scouts, Youth Sports and ME! ?:-) ?I could stop there, but here’s 4 more at the top of my gratitude list this Thanksgiving…
  2. My Clients– I treat my clients more like business partners. They trust me to help reach?their business and personal goals…at the same time, I learn so much from and with my clients that I can?share with others. Get A Klu Client A+ Wine Glass EtchingThank You Gratitude Client Appreciation Jeff Klubeck A+ Wine DesignIf you follow my Drive-By Coaching videos, you can understand how they are?inspired by the fresh client experiences that I am heading from or towards!
  3. My Students– I’ve mentioned that one of the many hats I wear is also Professor. I teach Speech Communication classes at San Diego City College and Miramar. My students keep me on my toes with their curiosity about the world beyond the classroom. professor klubeck with students who serve(d)I have to be at the top of my game with them, especially because most of them are smarter than me!? The opportunity to help these young, ambitious minds is truly an honor…especially the active-duty and veteran service men and women who’s lives I get to positively contribute!
  4. My Alma Mater, SDSU– Going?back to speak at SDSU a few weeks ago, made me realized just how grateful I am to have survived SDSU for both my under grad and master’s degree. SDSU Alma Mater Monty AJ Pride Football Generation FanNot only was I lucky to go to school in America’s Finest City, but I also get to pass Aztec Love and Fanaticism to my kids…AJ, especially, has been going to Aztec Games with me all his life!!!
  5. Incredible Friends– Some friendships in life “come and go” and others last forever! ?Little League Dads Poker #1 FriendshipsI equally grateful for the truest friendships that have lasted decades as I am for those?that are on their way…playing Poker with Little League Dads (two of whom, by the way, believe they are #1) is always a special treat!
  6. OK, One More Thing…?-9 years ago I chose not to renew my Padres Season Tickets…Petco Park was brand new and the Padres were actually a playoff-contending team in those days. ?But I was building a family (AJ was 1 year old) and a Business (Get A Klu was about to launch) and somethings had to give. ?This year, I am THRILLED and GRATEFUL to be back on board as a Padres Season Ticket Holder…Padres Season Tickets, Get A Klu, Inc. is BackGet A Klu got a half-season package of 4 Seats in Toyota Terrace and I am?guaranteed to be able to take three VIP’s to The All-Star Game in July 2016. ?If you are interested in enjoying a baseball game with me next season, drop me a line (Padres Game with Klubeck) and be sure to write “Padres Game” in the Message box and we’ll make it happen!

Please leave comments and let me know what YOU are grateful for? And remember to keep an “attitude of gratitude” all year long.?Thanksgiving is great, but I really do believe that every day is a GREAT day to be in Gratitude! ?Cheers…

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Eat Your Way to Success!

Eat Your Way to Success!
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I love to eat lunch with key members of my team. ?Last week,?I connected my Mobile Marketing Expert (Ricky Huynh, Marketing Manager of Mobiletivity, Inc.) to my Social Media Marketing Expert, (Melodie Tao who runs Marketing Melodie) over a great sushi lunch. I have multiple marketing professionals on my team because each of them keeps me accountable to “finding and informing the target market” about my?services.

This post, though, isn?t about marketing or accountability (more on that later), it?s about the power of eating?meals with your business partners, colleagues, prospects, and family. I easily could have connected Ricky and Melodie through email, but I chose to schedule a time we could all meet and eat together. The ideas we shared and things we all learned from each other were valuable for all of our businesses. This level of deep connection wouldn?t have been possible?over an email introduction.

I know many of you are busy and on the go, which means breakfast is a coffee in your car and/or you eat lunch at your desk while you write emails. However, I want to challenge you to eat?at least two?meals a week with a colleague, business partner or client. It might sound consuming, but as I proved to myself during my marketing lunch last week, it?s a habit that will improve your business relationships and accountability with others.

Going back to Keith Ferrazzi?s ?Never Eat Alone? mindset, here are 4 easy ideas I?ve come up with for you to never eat alone. These ideas also help eliminate common excuses I hear about not being able enjoy a proper meal with others.

Get Lunch Delivered– Working through lunch is all too common these days. Often times, lunch hours are filled with webinars, strategy meetings, and other tasks that require you to physically be in the office. If you know you?re going to have a day where work requires you to stay in the office, grab a few coworkers together and place a lunch delivery order, then eat together once the lunch arrives. This takes little time out of your day because you don?t have to physically go out and buy the lunch, however you still get a distinct lunch break to refuel your body, rather than eating at your desk alone.

Happy Hour– Planning a business happy hour is a great reason to finish up your regular work duties an hour early, but no need to feel guilty about taking an hour off of work because you can view happy hour as a continuation of your work day. You?re networking, building rapport and exchanging ideas over great priced appetizers and perhaps some beverages. Find a list of local happy hour?go-tos so it’s easy to invite someone to join you for a bit after work. ?I have fallen IN LOVE with $1 Oysters at Spike Africa downtown on Friday’s from 3:30-6:30?just sayin’!

Eat Family Dinner with Jeff KlubeckFamily Meals- Family meals at my house are mostly about PRAISING my wife’s cooking?but they also allow us to share our successes, challenges and bond. ?I actually love when Mary Ann and I want to share our professional/work days with each other and our (wise beyond their years) kids will interrupt us to focus on THEIR days! ?Our?conversations about homework, class projects, band, choir, girl scouts, travel baseball, cool education apps, must-see movies coming out soon (hint, Star Wars)?or how we are volunteering in our communities and even dialing up Grandma to put her on speaker phone and set her down next to the mashed potatoes?it ALL?helps me feel balanced with my business, beliefs and motivation. I?m lucky to have a wife and 3 wonderful kids to enjoy family meals with. We have busy schedules so sometimes family meals don’t happen in the evenings, but they might be lunch after soccer games?on the weekend, or breakfast on Sundays when the kids don?t have as many activities planned. Family meals can also be with roommates or close friends. It?s a time to connect with those who support and love you. If you?re not already in the habit of having family meals, make it part of your?routine at least once a week.

Start the day off with a Power Breakfast– My last tip is to combat the biggest excuse I hear from people about not being able to share meals, and that is is that they don?t have time to take a long lunch or leave work early for happy hour. With my Power Breakfast concept, you just have to wake up an hour earlier and you won?t have to worry about missing work during your regular hours. You will kick off your day with inspiration! Plan a power breakfast with someone you are usually too busy to connect with during the day. Or, join me for my Power Breakfast, every Fridays this fall at the University Club! Remember, a power breakfast with me means a gourmet meal, beautiful view, free coaching and you get my undivided attention for just $10! I’ve been able to enjoy a solo Power Breakfast the last couple weeks but have a few booked in November that I’m looking forward to.

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I look forward to breaking bread with?more of you very soon!

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3 Tips to Keep Yourself Accountable

3 Tips to Keep Yourself Accountable
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Lately, I?ve been talking a lot about accountability. In fact, I just created a free download that teaches you skills on how to be accountable. This program will teach you how to keep your clients, employees and team members accountable, at the same level that a professional coach like myself would.

The first step in helping others be accountable though, is having the ability to be?accountable for yourself. I?m going to take it a step further today and give you?3 easy ways to keep yourself accountable.

  1. When you set goals, be S.M.A.A.R.T.– If you?re not crystal clear about your goals, it is harder to achieve them! ?Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “if you have no destination, ANY road will take you there!” ?So,?specific is very important, but you?also want to make sure you set measurable goals that are achievable?and?ambitious?for totally motivating reasons AND that include a timeline of when you want to meet each goal. ?For accountability, your goals really only need to be specific, measurable and time-bound?but a Coach will make sure you believe you can achieve the goals (achievable) and support you in any behavioral changes that make the goal “ambitious.” ?I usually cover S.M.A.A.R.T. Goal Setting in great detail during the first Complimentary Coaching Session I give someone.
  1. Make?your goals even S.M.A.A.T.E.R.R.– When we evaluate the progress we are (or are NOT) making towards our goals, we are embracing the accountability that lets us make the tough decisions?to?renew?our faith in our strategy (if its not working “yet”)?to revise?the strategy (if it simply isn’t working) or revise?the goal itself (if we are ahead of schedule or doing better than we originally projected). ?These are the decisions that successful people make all the time! ?Still, there are way too many business professionals that spend time creating specific goals, but once they start working on those goals, they forget to check in to make sure they?re on track. I get it, life gets busy, but reviewing progress needs to be business activity that receives just as much priority as say invoicing clients and prospecting for new leads.
  1. Get a Klu- AccountabilityTell someone as S.M.A.A.R.T. as YOU!– One benefit of having a business coach is that you always have someone to share your goals with. I realize that not everyone has a coach so if you don?t have one, share your goals with a friend, co-worker or family member. ?JUST MAKE SURE?you only share with someone who also sets and pursues goals! ?If you share your ambitions with someone who has none, you can expect them to defend their egos by trashing your goals before they ever hunker down to create their own. ?Sometimes the simple act of telling someone what you will achieve and knowing they might ask you about it will motivate you to be more diligent in working toward the goal?just make sure you only share your goals with someone who themselves is a goal-setter or someone you know to be accountable in their own lives/careers.

There you have it! ?Those are 3 simple tips I recommend following to?start keeping yourself more accountable. If you enjoyed these accountability tips,?CLICK HERE to get your free accountability download. You’ll find even more specific accountability strategies.

If you have any tips of your own that you use to keep yourself accountable, please share them with me in the comments.

To Your Success!

Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A.

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FREE Accountability Training!

FREE Accountability Training!
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Accountability, to me, is a lot like parenting or driving in that it is easy to feel WE are good at it, while OTHERS are horrible. ?But look within! ?Are you a Supervisor, Manager, Director or “Boss” of others in any form? ?Would you call yourself a “boss” or would you prefer to be called a Leader!? ?What’s the difference? ?One place to look is Accountability!

For one, a boss is TOTALLY willing to hold other people accountable whereas a leader, in addition to offering accountability is also willing to hold themselves accountable (or allow themselves to be held accountable). ?Moreover, someone embracing the identity of “Boss” is likely to rely on their authority and power to “fire” someone as their main tool of Accountability. ?Leaders, on the other hand, get permission?they collaborate with their direct reports on what is possible both in their potential and actual results. ?Leaders?inspire, empower and support their direct reports creating in them a DESIRE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!

Get a Klu- AccountabilityWhen this happened for ME (a desire within to be held accountable), my life and career changed forever?and, for the better by several fold, I might ad. ?This is why I?ve created a couple of free resource guides (audios with worksheets) to help YOU?better understand accountability.

Let me just ask: ?Have you ever studied accountability or challenged yourself in any way to get better at holding yourself and others accountable? ?What would happen to your coaching practice or career as a leader of others if you made a 10-20% improvement in your Accountability Effectiveness? ?The free resources I am giving you “stand alone” as complete in their value, but also make up 33% of a complete Accountability Training that I offer privately or in e-course format. ?If you like the free content, maybe you’ll LOVE the rest!?accountability training ecourse

Meanwhile, WHY is LEARNING accountability so important??Because, accountability is about measurement and reporting. ?Without it, no “success” can ever be declared! ?We ALL DESERVE SUCCESS?but how could we ever SAY we are successful without an “accounting” of the results we produce as compared to what we set out to produce? ?Each person’s “measure of success” may differ but NOBODY can claim success without measures!

If you are a Coach or at a level of Supervisor and above in your organization, my?free audios with printable fill-in-the-blank worksheets will teach you a PROVEN FORMAT?for an effective coaching/leadership session or one-on-one meeting with your direct reports. ?About 90 minutes of content will help/improve your ability to?provide powerful but permission-based accountability. ?You will also find the audios?loaded with tips on Task-Management, Motivation, and Integrity!

So what are you waiting for? ?CLICK HERE to get your free download?TODAY!

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Guest Speakers Wanted: WIN in Klubeck’s Class!

Guest Speakers Wanted: WIN in Klubeck’s Class!
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Last week I had such a great time being the guest speaker at the SDSU International Business Society.? I presented on Fearless Public Speaking, did a Q & A, then we went to Trujillo’s for food and networking. Most importantly, I got energized and inspired by the amount of intelligence and ambition among the members of my audience. ?It was TRULY a win-win-win-win for everyone!

Get a Klu Speaks at SDSUThis got me thinking that it’s time to find some guest speakers of my very own, so this is my official call for speakers!

I teach a class called COMS 103- Oral Communication at San Diego City College and Miramar College. One of the ways I enhance the experience for my students is by bringing in professionals from the “real world.” ?I also coach many business professionals on how to use speaking as a tool to grow their business, so this is a win-win! ?You get to practice your speaking in a low pressure environment, plus get professional feedback from me. At the same time, my students get to learn from someone new who excels in their field.

You can CLICK HERE for the course description for my class on Learn it Live (the online classroom?I use to host office hours and mentor students?access code to register for FREE is SPEECH103).

Meanwhile, I would love to have professionals from all different industries come speak to my students. Whether you’re an Entrepreneur, Small Business Owner, Tech Professional, Service Provider or run a Startup, together, we will think of a specific topic that will be beneficial to the class. ?winning, public speaking, speaker

Do you see the how many “wins” there are to be had? ?You get to promote your business/expertise, get FREE public speaking tips/coaching from me, network with future leaders (my students), and get BETTER at Public Speaking!

That’s not all! ?Additionally,?I?m happy to facilitate a live discussion of feedback from my students, provide my private professional feedback after your talk, write or record a testimonial, and even allow for the taking of photos/video during your talk so you have marketing material you can use.? You?re also welcome to share opportunities with the students such as job openings or internships.12186487_10156096264310577_1520153855077284506_o

As a thank you, all guest speakers will receive FREE ACCESS to?my eCourse, 8 Steps To Fearless Public Speaking. ?

If this all sounds good to you and you’re interested in being one of my Guest Speakers, here are my class times for the
Current Semester: ?Fall 2015

  • Tuesday & Wednesday Nights at Miramar College- 6:30pm- 9:45pm
  • Fridays at City College- 8am-11am and 12:20pm-3:30pm

Let me know what days and times work best for you. In the mean time you can brush up on your speaking skills with my free eBook: The 5th Step to Fearless Public Speaking. I’m looking forward to hearing you speak!

 

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