Archive for the ‘Workplace Productivity’ Category

Everything is figureoutable

Monday, June 7th, 2021

To quote Bruce Wayne from Batman: “Everything is impossible until someone does it.” That’s not just advice for superheroes—that’s how it is in the workplace.

There are many impossible things that need to be done, yet they’re impossible until someone does them. So, why couldn’t it be you who does it, who breaks through to the possible?

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Study only with those with their information in order

Monday, May 31st, 2021

My mentor said these same words over and over again: “Only study with those who have their information in order.”

Hmm.

He was trying to protect me from those who teach me things that didn’t work for them. And there’s many of those out there.

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How would your higher self handle this?

Monday, May 10th, 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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Optimal functioning?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

I grew up as a farm girl. I was all in for being a farm girl and did essentially everything my father did. I milked cows, made fences, plowed fields, bailed hay—anything he could do, I did too.

One of the things I learned is that when you “balance the ration” for a cow—code for deciding how much of which grains, legumes, and nutrients she received—it made a predictable and profound impact on optimizing her milk production. A little bit of supplemented selenium added to the ration would dramatically improve milk production by maybe 10 or 20 percent almost immediately.

A tweak of a pinch of selenium can make that big of a difference? It can indeed.

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Close enough is rarely good enough

Monday, April 26th, 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.

But 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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