The Spark

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It can be different things. A boss. A person close to you. A YouTube or TED Talk that you watch. There's an active ingredient when we look long enough, pause long enough to look around for it, that we all can tap into that adds fuel to the work ahead.... Continue Reading →

You Own Your Development

Want that light at the end of the tunnel? The next big win? The next leap in performance? Your own self-development is the key. You need to favor practice and habit learning as your top developmental work to start. You won't self-develop with out a system in place that gets you there. Micro-routines. We have... Continue Reading →

Quote Roulette #15

"Don't be intimidated by the blank page. Everyone has something interesting and meaningful to say - it's just figuring our what that is." - Brooks Jackson The blank page in front of you is just a idea. A blank page doesn't always mean an actual blank page. What have you always been wanting to do,... Continue Reading →

Self-Blindness

One of the biggest skills you can work on and keep fresh is self-awareness. It's a component that makes empathy and compassion easier to lead with. It tempers reactive behaviors. It also makes you a natural stand out amongst peers who lack self-awareness or emotional intelligence. Building a community or team with this skill is... Continue Reading →

Just One, But Not So Easy

Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán on Pexels.com Fact: Your brain can only be 100% effective on one thing at a time. So, why do we mind share up to as much as a dozen things or more simultaneously and think that's a good thing to do? Performance anxiety? Fear of missing out? Setting our goals... Continue Reading →

Check In Before You Wreck In

We've all heard "check yourself, before you wreck yourself" hopefully at some point in our lives. Probably by someone who was way more self-aware then we were. When was the last time though you were completely body slammed by your own emotions? I'm sure in the comments below this post we could all list several... Continue Reading →

Two Questions to Ask

Photo by Gratisography on Pexels.com I've found that there isn't any skill a person can not learn. Your mind is such that you can learn anything you want. I've experienced this first hand with myself as well as guiding others to achieve a skill they've wanted. One of the basics to the start is getting... Continue Reading →

So Perfect, Maybe Not

High standards I admire just for the record. I have them. But, I don't let them rule me or be my sole input in trying to achieve something. Being perfect is often confused as a synonym in partnership with excellence. They're completely different. Practicing excellence and practicing perfection are not the same thing. Trying to... Continue Reading →

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