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Why Small Victories Set Up Big Wins (& How To Do Just That)

Why Small Victories Set Up Big Wins (& How To Do Just That)

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). 

Why We Cherish Independence...& What That Means at Work

Why We Cherish Independence...& What That Means at Work

Freedom rang this week. It's hard not to contemplate the meaning of independence this time of year...to this very day, wars are still fought over independence. It speaks to how truly human this need is. Whether it's a nation or yourself...we all want a say over our lives. At work, we often worry that giving someone independence will result in them taking advantage of the situation, that they won't do it how we would do it, or it just is plain worrisome that someone else has control and we don't.

Let's look at what independence leads to, what it results in, and see if we have a valid reason to be worried when we give this away: