Posts Tagged ‘self-improvement’

Work and Play

Don’t mix work and pleasure.   That is what I have heard most of my life.  You have your work life and you have you “life” life.   While I think the intention of this is well meant, the result is terrible.   Name a super successful person who didn’t mix their pleasure with their mission or work.  When I think…

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COVID Education

COVID has created a lot of confusion for people.  Confusion for patients, confusion for the media, and confusion for people knowing what to do or not do.  Depending on who you listen to, COVID-19 is either the worst plague that has ever hit humanity or it is just a mild virus and everything is over-blown. …

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Are You the Shark or the Chum?

A couple of years ago I was cage diving with Great White Sharks off the coast of South Africa. As I sat in a submerged cage watching as the bait of fish heads and a fake seal were floating in the water, anticipation and anxiety were building inside me. I simultaneously wanted to see a…

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Defining Who You Are

One of the biggest challenges facing any business is to decide what you are and what you represent.  What do you stand for?  How do you distinguish yourself from the competition?   What makes your business unique and different? Deciding on your values and your purpose is an undertaking that is well worth your time…

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Business is a Hypothesis

Once, I sat in a board meeting listening to my friend and mentor, Keith Cunningham. He talked about getting better optics (one of his favorite topics) and how that helps to make better decisions.  I started thinking about the times when I have made some bone-headed decisions. Ones that I look back on and wonder,…

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Take Time to Go Deep

We live in a crazy fast world. We are constantly connected to everything and everyone else. I really do mean everything. Don’t believe me? Ask Google any question and find an instant answer. Find a video on anything you ask for on YouTube. Find all the friends you ever wanted—or didn’t want— on Facebook, Instagram,…

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How To Fail Successfully

Embrace Failure! We often spend our lives trying to avoid failure.  On the surface that makes sense, failure hurts.  It can be the source of much pain and frustration.  On the other hand, it is also the source of all learning and progress.  Think about anything you are good at.  I can guarantee you weren’t…

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Food = Zone and Exercise = Tone

Have you ever got on the scale and thought damn I need to get back to the gym? Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered what you need to do to change your diet? I’ve been thinking about this. When do you know which lever to pull? Is this a diet problem or…

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Display Good Traits

Do we display good traits?  When people look at us what do they see?  As my friend, Brandon Johnson, would ask, “What kind of energy are we putting out to the world?”  Are we making it better or worse?  Are people happy we are here because we contribute to the betterment of all, or are…

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Are You in the Wrong Room?

If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room… The one thing that I have been able to do over the last 20 years is to learn how to surround myself with people truly smarter than I am.  I know a lot of people talk about this, and a lot of…

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