All of us want to win. It may be in different ways, and different things, but we want to win. Hell, even people who work hard at being miserable are doing it so they can win some attention, or some help, or whatever it is they’re after. That’s cool – we wanna win. But have […]
You have one job to do. Be Better.
It doesn’t matter what pursuit, business – personal – financial – health – relationship – career or otherwise, your fundamental success metric is to be better than you were a moment ago.
Here’s the catch: you are highly unlikely to change. You’re not unable, but it’s not likely.
Let’s change the odds.
Let’s do some thinking
Follow One Course…
The last week has been in Las Vegas. Yep, it’s over the top here, but people are focused. They are focused on getting your attention, getting your time, getting your money; they’re focused. And as I sit at McCarran Airport waiting for my flight, I’m looking at the tower and thinking about the Air Traffic […]
Stop Solving Problems
If you were to gather half a dozen business owners together and ask them what their job is, after they finished giving you a list of everything from union negotiator to janitor, invariably someone will say that their job is to solve problems.
Really certain, and really wrong.
We can be really certain about things, and really wrong – all at the same time. Why? You probably see this in business, maybe at home, sometimes in your own thinking, certainly in politics, and all over the media – people are “certain” about things. But when you track the story, follow the conversation, or […]
Love is, dramatically, insufficient
I’m not a cynic. You might look at some of my posts and think, “damn, that guy is cynical/skeptical/pissed/stupid/whatever.” It’s not the case (ok, I’m stupid about some things). But I’m not a cynic and notwithstanding that, I hold a very clear perspective: Love is not enough. “All you need is love” was an awesome […]
Paradox. No, Really, Paradox.
Not much of life happens in the middle. Now, I know that if you reference Buddhism, for example, that it’s about non-attachment, and Zen is almost entirely about the “middle way.” So there’s an argument to be made, but stop and think about this for a second, ’cause Universe doesn’t really operate in the middle. […]
Night Falls and peace staggers
Night falls and peace staggers; it fails to hold its course. In darkness, demons step forward to take their vigil, forcing thoughts of beauty to cower in their holes. Shrinking dreams and wasting visions see no choice but to end themselves, choking on the fear that seeps from growing weakness. The stillness of uselessness prevails. […]
I hate this part…
It’s one thing to talk about change, and growth, and evolution; and it’s another to go through it, to be going through it, and to forecast a shitload more of it. When I talk with clients or friends or whoever about evolving or just plain being better than you were a minute ago, I don’t […]
Meandering isn’t always a bad idea.
You’ve undoubtedly seen it, heard it, experienced it, been told to do it, and probably have told other people to do it: set clear goals and go for it. Push. Drive. Succeed. Get your “Type-A” on. And it’s not necessarily a bad idea, except for when it is. There are times to pursue things very […]
Subsistence Isn’t Enough
In general, survival shouldn’t be a goal – not in our little first-world bubble at least. But it’s too tempting to get into a habit of survival thinking and living – it’s a bit delusional. In Abundance, Dimiandis does a great job of comparing our “poor” to royalty of 100 years ago; we’re in good shape […]