The Environment of Improvement: People

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”

Precrastination

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”

The Stockdale Paradox

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”

The Habits of Happiness

Is happiness a choice? It turns out and answer is yes. And no. There are many factors to a person’s happiness: genetics, life circumstances, and choices all influence happiness levels. Scientists are discovering that choice has a greater impact on happiness than previously thought. But just like you can’t simply choose to get in shapeContinue reading “The Habits of Happiness”

Gratitude: The Good and The Bad

I think we can all agree that 2020 was a rough year. I experienced some of the biggest changes of my life. At the end of 2019, I was offered the opportunity to move across the country and take over management of a new facility within my company. This was a major opportunity for myContinue reading “Gratitude: The Good and The Bad”

The 3 S’s For Daily Success

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”

The First 60 to 90 Minutes of Your Day

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”