Thinking Harder vs. Working Harder

Abraham Lincoln is often quoted as saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Is that what most people do? Most people start sawing away at their problems. I think it feels safe because you don’t feel as accountable. If something didn’t work out,Continue reading “Thinking Harder vs. Working Harder”

The Myth of Credentialism

The logic of getting more education or credentials used to make sense in the past in the industrial economy. Things were nice and neat then. If you wanted a promotion or you got laid off, the thought process of becoming more marketable by getting an MBA, a law degree or another degree altogether could position youContinue reading “The Myth of Credentialism”

Take the Longcut Not the Shortcut

“There are no easy Fourteeners.” “Stay on the trail – there are no shortcuts.” That’s what the sign to Quandary Peak said, and anyone that has done fourteeners, in this case over 14,200 feet, knows this. It’s a grind. I shot the video above at the top after about 3 hours of ascent. The summitContinue reading “Take the Longcut Not the Shortcut”

Play the Long Game

There’s a lot of advantage to having emotional maturity in your business and life. Any fool can simply react to any slight or wrongdoing. Things will often not go as planned and that is the norm. There are just too many variables and other people in play to be able to control outcomes just theContinue reading “Play the Long Game”

Don’t Let Certainty Blind You

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower When you look at most disappointments, it comes down to missed expectations. You thought something was going to happen or was supposed to happen but it didn’t. It’s impossible to take into account the behaviors,Continue reading “Don’t Let Certainty Blind You”