I am 12# fatter from when I left my 9-5 job. It’s one of the costs associated with leaving an active job for creating a business.
About a month ago, I finally had it. I became determined to get back into my workout routine and stop the madness. Just this week, as May-grey/June-gloom left Orange County we had our first break of 70 degrees, I was quite nervous as I went to the dreaded ‘shorts’ drawer. (I hate the first weeks of wearing shorts, I am self-conscious and feel like a pasty white stuffed sausage.) I held my breath as I pulled shorts up, voíla…button-able. (Insert victory dance).
"Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom." - Boyle Roche
I've had my fair share of disappointment, some much worse than others. When I go to the freezer to attack the Moose Tracks ice cream only to be left with a blank spot where it should be and an empty container in the trash: mild to medium level of disappointment depends on the day.
Taking the top sales performer, the one who has cracked the code, is the best at what s/he does, give them the opportunity to lead others...
We've all been there. Sitting through the never ending meeting, mind wandering about the first thing you'll do after the meeting...dinner that night...or why you didn't buy Bitcoin when you had the chance.
Randi Zuckerberg, yes that Mark's sister (who knew?) is launching her book "Pick Three", and I have to tell you...it provided an amazing perspective shift for me on the chase of Work/Life balance and Achievement. Truth be told,
One of the challenges in creating a harmonious team, is getting each individual to appreciate the big picture that everyone is responsible for. Yesterday, Simon Sinek described each person as a contributing piece in the jigsaw puzzle, they all must
What exhausts us about the mere thought of meetings is that time is eaten up by circular discussions that take too long to get anywhere or end up nowhere.
Having the awareness to keep the conversation on a course that lends to positive collaboration makes a big difference in productivity and ups the chances of success. Having a structure to turn to when having a conversation with our team, whether it’s 1-1
Setting the tone for the day begins almost immediately as you walk through the door. I can remember when my boss would arrive ‘on campus’, the call of “The Eagle Has Landed”…would roll through the facility, everyone knew to step it up a notch. (I like to think the same warning was called when I took over her position, it’s nice to know people pay attention when you come around.)
Getting to a point where your team responds to your presence is an admirable hat tip that you have an impact on your team’s behavior and performance.
My one-and-only, blindly followed, steadfast, non-negotiable, ‘if I only do this one thing I’ve won the day’ rule (carbs aside): The 24 hour rule. Huh? The 24 hour rule is basically this: when you are really ticked at someone (I’m talking your voice is 3 pitches higher, you are speaking in tongues, you are completely flabbergasted) over whatever the situation, you shut your trap for 24 hours. Do not try to rectify, correct,