Pick a card, any card…. That’s how the majority of magical card tricks begin. Pick a card any card… If you start out each day without an agenda for your day, are you conducting your day like that too? “I’ll just work on whatever comes up that I need to work on.” This is what many of my clients initially tell me about how they conduct themselves each day. Pick a card any card… How are you able to measure your effectiveness in getting anything done? Are you really making the best … [Read more...]
Are You Ready For Halftime?
Are you ready for halftime? Ready or not the sixth month of the year is about to begin this coming week. For some people the end of May and the beginning of June is the start of the summer. The start of the summer meaning chill out, vacations, gatherings outdoors, parties and not so much focus on work. An interesting concept to read about, however, it’s not exactly behavior practiced by the people we are typically around – is it? Each of us certainly take part in some of these fun … [Read more...]
How High Do You Aim?
Where do you aim in your business? In your personal life? Do you have groups of people that work together formally on teams or informally to get something done? Where do they aim? A few words that I would add to the end – ‘and being satisfied with the results.’ When we aim high and really put in a serious effort, even if we miss the mark, the journey, the effort is a learning experience for one person or a group of people. This creates a hunger to go after another aim high … [Read more...]
Three Ways To Plan For Next Year
There are a number of Wall Street firms and those similar who have embraced a way of doing business where each year a certain percentage of the ‘lowest’ performers in the organization are let go at the end of the year. It’s really not about saving money, as to find new people to hire and then to train them is an expensive operation. It’s more about a not at all subtle motivation for everyone else. It’s a way to stir the pot and bring in new people without adding to headcount. A great … [Read more...]
Are You Checking In At The Half Year Mark?
The words ‘checking in’ may have you thinking airport and traveling. I didn’t mean to scare you! Unfortunately the flying experience this season has become stressful. This check in should not be frightening! This is something you should look forward to doing at least four times a year, at a minimum. You’re being gifted a valuable tool that you should utilize to assist you in assessing how you are doing in your business and life. This about your plan for your time and your commitments … [Read more...]
What Will You Do in the Next 77 Days?
Every person out at sea count the days... Days until they return… Days they will be onboard… Days until the next port… “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” Rumi Meanwhile back at home there is family and friends missing their presence too. Here are a few thoughts for the family and the seaman to think about in their loneliness… We chose this. We live this. We can do this. When I’m with you, hours feel like seconds…when we’re are apart, days feel like … [Read more...]