Picture by Ben White -Creative Commons We have to make decisions everyday. Little decisions, such as what to wear, eat, or when to go to bed, are not hard. Yet, other times, we find ourselves standing at the crossroads, not knowing which direction to take. The big questions in life usually are best answered through
Photo by Ganapathy Kumar via Creative Commons A recent conversation included someone telling me that I should get a parrot and a log cabin down by a creek. You may be surprised by some of those details. I’ll take the log cabin and creek, but I wasn’t convinced about the parrot. I responded, “So it
Have you ever had a week where you felt like you lost yourself in the process of doing life? We live in a very fast-paced society, where it is not uncommon for people to work 60-80 hours per week. Whether it is at a job or your own business, it can feel like it is sucking the life out of you. When people discuss their stress with me, I like to ask people this question: What is the most important thing? They usually respond with something about caring for someone else, making sales, keeping it all together, etc. Sometimes I like to whisper the answer.
Your to-do list is probably overflowing. I know mine is full this week. Then, there are all the additional things like lunch with a friend, cleaning that spare room, planning a night out, showing up at an event…We try. We try to be it all to everybody, but then we give the leftovers to the people we love most.
So, let’s keep it simple. What is the one thing you need to do this week to move the needle? We might laugh at that question because we feel like we have 99 things that we HAVE to do. Instead of overwhelming ourselves and feeling like we fail before we start, pick one thing that you would label a success if you complete it this week…
Photo by Jonathan Smith via Creative Commons When you start something new or make a change, everyone will have an opinion. It’s just the reality. It can be easy to let opinions, not business mentorship or wise counsel, derail your progress. It’s easier to be captain when you’re not in the ship. Your ship