The next time you feel like complaining …

By |Quotes|

... stop. You have nothing to gain. It doesn't matter what has happened, stay away from complaining, getting bitter, or blaming others. If Stephen Hawking, who has every right to complain, whine and be angry about his condition, recognizes this, you should too. This mirrors the advice from Dale Carnegie in his book, How to [...]

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Character = Choices, Thoughts and Actions

By |Leadership, Quotes|

A good character is foundational to your success. It'll help you build trust and enhance your reputation. To assess the type of character you are, look at your recent choices, thoughts, and actions. Ask yourself: Would I trust and want to work with someone like me? If not, choose a better character for yourself.  

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When you think something big or bad is going to happen …

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... DO something about it. Warren Buffett's timely reminder: "Predicting rain doesn't count. Building ark does." The world is changing constantly and the magnitude and pace of that change is accelerating. By keeping your eyes open and observing closely, you might see what's actually happening and even predict what might happen. The questions to ask yourself are: What [...]

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When you’re trying hard to impress others …

By |High Performance, Quotes|

... think about whether your "personal branding" behaviors actually lead to the real results that would make you truly impressive. Ryan Holiday, in his new book, Ego is the Enemy, makes a great point about not confusing talk and recognition as real accomplishment. Look at what you've done and what you're currently doing and ask yourself - is it of substance? Are [...]

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When life is not fair to you …

By |Influencing Skills, Quotes|

... remember what you can control.   You can do the work but you can't control the results. Whether or not you get promoted, make a deal or get the resources you need all depends on the decisions of other people. Unfortunately, Peter Drucker is right - the decision maker may not be the best person to make [...]

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In good times and in bad times, remember Churchill

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When times are tough and you're not seeing the results you want, or when everything you touch turns to gold and you can't seem to fail, remember these words from Churchill and keep doing the small things that matter. keep pursuing the big things you love.  

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Were you better than you were yesterday?

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Look at the work you've produced last year. If it doesn't look amateurish to you, you may not be learning fast enough. What did you do in the past year to better yourself and your skills? If you're not careful, you may fall for the Dunning-Kruger effect.

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When you feel like you’re wasting your time at work …

By |Mission, Quotes|

... plug into why you're doing what you're doing. When you have an idea of where you are going, what you do will begin to make more sense even if it doesn't make sense to others. If you're not sure of where you want to go, you can start figuring that out by taking my Know [...]

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To get what you want…

By |High Performance, Leadership, Mission, Quotes|

... take action to make yourself worthy of it.   It's easy to spend time focusing on the rewards of success.  We think about what we'll do and how we'll be once we get those rewards.  Then our minds drift to those who already have the trappings of success and we dwell on and perhaps even envy their [...]

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