Be An Asker

My best teachable and learning times have been when I have practiced asking instead of telling in my connections with people. However, easy said than done. When you get that call that puts your back against the wall, it's hard to ask and not get defensive when you flip into tell mode. It can mean... Continue Reading →

What We Can Learn From Feedback

You want to self-develop? Do you want to be the best coach and manage people more effectively? Then feedback is an art you want to get your hands around. First, how you take and get feedback. Then you can start to give it to others. The ability for you take any kind of feedback positively-constructively... Continue Reading →

Coming Into Your Own

"You win some, you lose some," dad used to tell me. But, I would love not having to lose at all! However, I've had enough experience to know that losing is the best kind of learning. It has taught me an incredible process on learning. It's giving me me a ton of understanding how to... Continue Reading →

Quote Roulette #20

"When there is a hill to climb, don't think waiting will make it smaller." - Anonymous How long do we wait? That hill is not getting any smaller yet us just staring at it. It looms in front of us. We let it mock us. We let it completely get the best of our intentions.... Continue Reading →

Optimistic

It can be learned. I cringe when I hear others talk about one being a pessimist and one be an optimist. As if they're preordained to be one or the other, and that's the way it is. Positioned that if you are one or the other, you can never be both or switch between the... Continue Reading →

Worry Is a Productivity A-Hole

Worry. Let it grab you, you're done. I've had hours lost because of worry. Worry will sink it's teeth into all that you're trying to do and undo it. Small changes though in how we deal with worry and prepare for worry, is something I'd like this focused post to be about. Stress-free living is... Continue Reading →

Quote Roulette #19

"You become what you give your attention to. If you yourself don't choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will." - EpictetusWhat do you give your attention too? Negativity? Sugar? Family? What you can't change? The job? Your health? When you take a moment to consider this quote forcing the pause... 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 →