Tagged: life

Part 3: Choosing Your Character

In your story, you are the main character. Your dreams, goals, and vision should be the centerpiece of your life.  However, sometimes the characters take the story off track.  This can be caused by both the main character (you) or the supporting cast (others).  Either way, it’s your responsibility to ensure your story stays focused; getting […]

Need Permission?

Often when we need to make tough decisions we look for the permission or approval of our leaders before we make decisions.  Not that there is anything inherently wrong with asking opinions or getting counsel on a subject, but I think many people want a scapegoat in case the decision produces a less desirable outcome.  This […]

Work Smarter not Harder

There can be great value in putting your head down and plowing through a task or job. However, refusing to reflect and plan can lead to burnout. Time seems to move at a dizzying pace.  In this environment many people jump from task to task without taking the time to have a healthy evaluation of what […]

Embrace Technology

The only constant with technology is change. Taking steps to increase productivity and profit from your work must include implementation of new technology.  So get used to change! One of the pitfalls of the changing landscape of technology is users not allowing themselves to fully embrace the technology they use.  When change becomes a constant people […]

Live Differently

“The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” – Howard Zinn   Every day corruption is exposed.  In business, politics, and within families it does damage to everyone involved.  Reputations are […]

Find Your Fuel

Self awareness is something we could all use more of.  Knowing what makes us tick is a key element to our success. Know what inspires you.  Know what fuels you.  Know what releases your creative potential. Find your creative fuel! Everyone is wired differently.  There is no one size fits all solution to life’s problems.  What works […]

Maintain Integrity

One of the few things you can spend a lifetime building, and a second destroying. Integrity. It should be one of the highest values in modern society.  Unfortunately in many cases it has fallen by the wayside.  Corporations, governments, and individuals are rarely taken seriously in the public spotlight.  Spin seems to always be present […]

Leaders are Readers

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – Harry S. Truman Information flow in the 21st century is fast paced and image driven.  Not entirely a bad thing, except many are forgetting the standards of literacy that brought about the growth in information technology to get humanity to this point in history. I’ll have […]

Balancing a Busy Life

Juggling roles as a husband, father, employee, entrepreneur, and student can create an imbalanced and chaotic life.  Learning disciplines to navigate those roles should be a key priority.  There’s only one chance to do life well, don’t waste it. I wish I could report that I’ve done well handling all my responsibilities and roles.  Unfortunately, I’ve failed on numerous […]