Category: Attitude

4 Steps to Achieving the Impossible

Filed under: Attitude, Big Ideas & Innovation, Dreams, Goals

Those who know me well know that I love to plan, to aspire, and to hopefully accomplish. I remember planning at age 10 for my profession, at age 20 for my parenthood, and at age 30 for my “retirement” years. I’ve always had the philosophy to “plan your age”: that is, if you’re 25 years old, plan for the next 25 years visualizing yourself at age 50. With that sort of behavior, is it any wonder I ended up in operations as a profession?

Having had this disorder for over four decades now, I’ve learned a few key lessons.

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Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

Filed under: Attitude, Communication, Good Habits, Professional Development

Many of the smartest people I have known have listened more than they spoke. And many of the strongest people I have known, freely enlist the help of many around them rather than going their difficulties on their own.

Any organization that requests status from team members will regularly notice how reluctant many are to voice their need for help. Ingrained in the American culture and others is a sense of self-reliance dating back as far as the Puritanism that permeated colonial times. There’s a sense that “I am stronger if I don’t need help and weak if I do.”

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The ‘Happiness’ Startup: Rules to Live By

Filed under: Attitude, Happiness, Success, What Inspires Me

Happiness is elusive without balance. I learned that the hard way. As an entrepreneur, I’ve been fortunate to see financial success but that has little connection to genuine happiness. A famous writer once said, “Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” In other words, let passion dictate the 86,400 seconds you share with the world each day.

It’s a euphoric state of mind. What’s a euphoric state of mind? You can’t control the outcome, only the process.

Sometimes we wonder through our successes and triumphs – for whom are we doing this for? And, I have one answer: You’re doing it for you.

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