I try to read equal amounts of fiction and non-fiction. Usually, I end up tipping the scales more in the non-fiction direction because I love learning from real world experiences. But fiction can provide equally important lessons. In the New York Times best selling novel Euphoria by Lily King, one such moment made me reflectContinue reading “The Environment of Improvement: People”
How often do you put off important tasks? We all know the dangers of procrastination; doing something, or nothing, to put off doing an important task. But potentially even more dangerous than procrastination is precrastination. I first heard this term reading the book Start Now, Get Perfect Later by Rob Moore. Moore describes precrastination asContinue reading “Precrastination”
No matter how smart you are, how fast you are, or how skilled you are, there is someone out there who is smarter, faster, and more skilled. This is no reason to despair. Great things are often done by people who are in the right place at the right time and have enough passion toContinue reading “10 Ways To Give Yourself An Advantage In Succeeding”
I first read about the Stockdale Paradox in the book Good To Great by Jim Collins. Good To Great explores how some companies are able to make the leap and become great, while other companies are not. Collins explains that the companies who went from good to great all had a similar outlook; that outlookContinue reading “The Stockdale Paradox”
I am always looking for tips, tricks, and methods to get better. Ways to continuously improve as a person. To become smarter, more intentional, and be a high performer without stressing out. Hailing from the Japanese lean manufacturing philosophy, 5-S’ing is a powerful daily practice that can be implemented at home, at work, and withinContinue reading “The 3 S’s For Daily Success”
These are lessons I have come across through work and in my personal life. Some of these concepts my company and I teach to our employees. Some are just good thought exercises. All of them are worth exploring. Tell why, Ask Why Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman once said “… the more I askContinue reading “13 Life Lessons To Learn and Relearn”
What do you do for the first 60 to 90 minutes of your day? Think about it for a second. If you read business or lifestyle articles, then you know this question is frequently discussed. “To transform your workday, start by transforming your morning,” writes Thomas Oppong. 1 Mark Struczewski says thinking about the firstContinue reading “The First 60 to 90 Minutes of Your Day”
No one sees things quite like a person looking in from the outside.
Hour to hour, day to day, and month to month, you are changing. Whether you realize it or not, every seemingly insignificant decision, human interaction, choice of food, or thought pattern is a small building block that, when multiplied over time, has the potential to form the habits and patterns which will define your life.Continue reading “Fix It Before It’s Broken”
Wasting brainpower on insignificant decision making will deplete your ability to be productive and creative when it actually matters.