Improve your skill at listening. Most people feel that listening is important. It’s just that they feel that they are good enough already. Yet, only about 25% of our message is being understood. There is so much noise out there, it’s time to bridge the gap, and improve our ability to listen. Only then can we hope to live in a more connected world.
When you see your plan through to the finish line, and are able to inspire others to keep going to the end, then you will join a very, very small club of leaders who can execute.
It is common to bemoan the coming week. So many of us survive our Monday-Friday and live for our Saturday and Sunday’s. The math doesn’t add up and still we sacrifice five days so we can do what we want on those two days. Misery loves company and I hate Monday’s is a common refrainContinue reading “MMM: Make Monday’s Matter”
To improve efficiency, you have to be organized. You can lose a lot of time due to disorganization. The longer it takes to find what you need ends up wasting your most valuable resource – Time. The more stuff that you have the more work it takes to find stuff. Without organization you work onContinue reading “The Road to Efficiency is Paved by the Organized”
We need one another. Almost no one in the modern world can survive completely on their own. There is almost nothing around us that isn’t there, in part, because of another person. We are connected and interconnected. All of that connectivity requires relationships and at the heart of all relationships is trust. In building trustContinue reading “Building Trust : Making Deposits Not Withdrawals”
Fourteen days ago I declared my own personal New Years. Even if the calendar didn’t agree I mentally and emotionally moved into 2021. I began in earnest to do all the things that one does to start anew. Remove the clutter that had built up over the last year. Take care of some projects thatContinue reading “I Can Do Better In 2021”
Jump to it. There is no time to waste. There is no promise of tomorrow. So, why not do what needs to be done, now? Get cracking. 2020 is over. Don’t carry it. Feel what needs to be felt. Get help if you are dealing with trauma or mental health issues. Take the moment toContinue reading “Get Cracking, Time to Launch Yourself Into 2021”
Only a four days to go until 2021. 1-2-3-4. That is it. I get so excited at this time of year counting down the days. No matter how arbitrary calendars and years are, they provide something to measure against. It provides some sense of context and reference. And for me, even knowing all of that,Continue reading “Plan Your Way to A Better 2021”
There are a lot of people who are struggling with the isolation of quarantining. Every day the news is filled with depressing numbers. We know people are dying. Some are losing their jobs. Many are just plain afraid. The uncertainty, the isolation, the change in the every day routine is affecting everyone in different butContinue reading “Improve @ Everything By Being Alone”
We all know that action is critical to accomplishing anything. Thoughts are the birthplace of motion. Our thinking becomes action. Action accomplishes our goals, gives us confidence, and we develop new skills. It is our accomplishments where we define ourselves and find success. We respect those who get things done. And the more we do,Continue reading “Action Oriented : Take the First Step”