Can you share one of your habits that you believe contributes to your success?

  • A good habit is getting to the office early in the morning to help get organized for the day.
  • It’s wise to have a plan for the day. Scott Sykes starts off his day by looking through all his emails and sorting them in folders. That way, he doesn’t have to respond to everything at onc and can prioritize his work. So, when 8:30 a.m. rolls around, Scott already know what his objectives are for the day.

For Scott, one thing that contributes to his success is the art of prioritization and organization. As he gets to work early in the morning, he makes sure all items are appropriately stored.

If you have one book that you could recommend to my audience, what would it be?

Scott recommends the book, Getting to Yes by: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, a best-selling non-fiction book by  Roger Fisher and William L. Ury. It is an exceptional book when it comes to negotiation, but it somehow implicates far outside the one-to-one consultation.

The book has its process, which gives collaborative and creative solutions to problems that can make people master the art of negotiation. Scott also considers the book as instrumental in business, in so many ways.

If you would give something to the audience? Is it a piece of advice or a challenge?

Scott says always challenge someone who says, “This is the way it has to be done!” By doing so, this is the only way you will not doubt yourself, and the only thing that will cross your mind is challenging. It is not necessarily the way it needs to be done in the future, but the way it has to be done.