“If you feel stuck, move. You are not a tree.”~ Germany Kent
TOO MANY CHOICES Whether it’s business, our health, or our insurance policies, the problem is the same. We have too many choices. Result: We don’t choose. We do nothing at all. We’re exhausted and we’re paralyzed. Here are three folks who can tell us why we are not happier, and not smarter and not better off […]
Fail fast and often.
Clutter. It was everywhere I looked. I spent a day (a whole day!) fighting it off, but it rolled right back in like a peeping-Tom wave to a nude beach. This phenomenon is known in family circles as the “clutter factor (CF).” Here’s the formula: CF = (Number of people in the living unit) to a factor […]
Saving money by spending is my idea of a good time. As in, “Look how much money we saved when I bought that [fill-in-the-blank] on sale.” Although buying something on sale to justify spending isn’t a good practice, it is the correct attitude if you really needed the item. Same thing goes for businesses. Really. Sometimes you spend money […]
No one likes to lose. Winners, especially, do not like to lose. However, not winning is not the same thing as losing. Not winning is not the same as losing. You are only a real loser if you do not learn from your loss. You are only a real loser if you do not revel in […]
Winners AND losers practice 10,000 hours.
“Give me a break.” In the vernacular, ‘give me a break’ means “Oh, come on.” On the other hand, taking a break has no second meaning. Does that mean it’s more serious? Taking a break is so important that it is mandated by law to protect employees from being forced to work without eating or […]
There are projects and there are PROJECTS. Let’s start with the basic definition of the word project: The Merriam-Webster online dictionary says, “A project is a planned piece of work that has a specific purpose (such as to find information or to make something new), and that usually requires a lot of time.” Business projects […]
I like to think some procrastination is productive. Actually, Stephen King recommends putting your manuscript away for 6 months so when you pull the dusty, overworked thing back out into the light of day, you’re looking at it with the fresh eyes. One can also call this “put-it-away-in-a-drawer” a massive homage to procrastination, but I believe […]