Archive for the ‘Workplace Productivity’ Category

Close enough is rarely good enough

Monday, September 13th, 2021

When I graduated from college to start my first job, one of the things that I had to learn was how to be accurate. In college, they let you get by with things. You don’t have to check your work. If you are close enough, that’s good enough.

I discovered very quickly in that first job that people count on everything we do being 100% accurate. That was a brutal new reality for which I wasn’t the least bit prepared.

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How would your higher self handle this?

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Maybe you already know the biggest problem that’s going to hit you today. When it does, have a conversation with yourself. How would my higher self handle this?

Let’s see. My higher self probably wouldn’t get explosive. My higher self probably wouldn’t start running for the hills. My higher self would probably say: “This will need some resourcefulness. I guess I’d better get my game on here, because I’m going to have to solve this.”

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Isolation

Monday, June 28th, 2021

I’m a hugger. This whole idea of living in a world of isolation, where we’ve had to wear masks and be away from people and social distancing, has been hard on me. I bet it’s been just as hard on you. Isolation from other people is considered an actual punishment in the penal system.

Let’s admit it: This has been hard. And yet we are responsible to make sure we keep up our relationships. Whether they’re through screens, or a distant wave, or somehow having an elbow bump.

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Creating real value?

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Ask yourself this question: What action could you take today to demonstrate excellence or real value? It’s a question worth thinking about every day.

I know many people set intentions of how they’re going to go about doing things.

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No stories, please

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Business is filled with obstacles that we need to overcome and get through. The only thing that really works is an inner drive with complete commitment along with innovation and an unstoppable approach.

Obstacles will happen every day. When they see an obstacle, many people begin to craft their story of why the obstacle is the reason they can’t get the result. “Well, I was going to accomplish this, but then this happened, so I couldn’t accomplish it.”

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