It’s a Matter of Priorities

Moving the needle becomes quite a challenge for everyone these days. When we are drowning in a sea of information, it’s hard to decipher what work is contributing to the bottom line and what is simply wasteful and busy activity. I usually have a nagging sense of dissatisfaction when I find myself doing unimportant activitiesContinue reading “It’s a Matter of Priorities”

Reinvent Yourself Before You’re Forced To

“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” ~ Robert Greene Things work … until they don’t. We bought stories previously that made sense. Advertising works because people pay attention. A horse and buggy is the way to travel. Everyone should meet for lunch to do business. ConglomeratesContinue reading “Reinvent Yourself Before You’re Forced To”

What Executive Productivity Hinges On

As work relentlessly gets democratized, it’s hard for people to get formal training that was once consolidated within large industrial companies. The internet does continually grow with knowledge and content and this should suffice to educate everyone. But it’s hard to make sense of all the information or put it into strategies that make anContinue reading “What Executive Productivity Hinges On”

Find Your Everest Now

“If you are not authentic and passionate about what you do, someone who is will overtake you effortlessly.” ~ Raj Rawat Drifting is a sad existence. You go through the motions and live an unfulfilled life. You’re not only robbing yourself of great possibilities in this extremely short life, but the world doesn’t get yourContinue reading “Find Your Everest Now”

We Are the Factory

In my past life as an engineer, I used to visit manufacturing facilities, tool shops and fabrication outfits for project work. These are places where efficiency, speed and output are the focal point. Human beings acted like machines in their work pushing dozens or thousands of parts and assemblies through every day. In the industrialContinue reading “We Are the Factory”

Don’t Waste Your Time and Commit to Personal Growth

It sure is easy to get distracted. No doubt you can zone out with so many entertainment venues that are accessible. But while you are snoozing, there are so many people that are committed to personal growth in their downtime that are getting ahead. Think about the reality of the high-tech world we live in. WillContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Time and Commit to Personal Growth”

Strategies to Hack Uncertainty

Everything you know right now probably won’t be intact in a few years. There are too many changes and forces that are acting on your present version of reality. And the pace is only picking up. Simply look at people’s LinkedIn and see how fast they are switching jobs. Or do your research on wages,Continue reading “Strategies to Hack Uncertainty”

I Would Rather Talk to Practitioners

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. ~ Yogi Berra We have never lived in such a time as we do today where there is no end to information being put out into the world. It’s overwhelming and daunting for sure. One of the strategies to survive isContinue reading “I Would Rather Talk to Practitioners”

Hustle as Strategy

Have you seen people that are simply too rich? I actually think we are too rich as a society overall. We have the ability to solve so many problems, much larger than we are attacking, for sure. But we are comfortable, complacent and unmotivated. Simply watch people’s behaviors, especially after some success, and tell meContinue reading “Hustle as Strategy”

Distractions Cost You

Making lots of tiny choices depletes one’s subsequent self-control. ~ Shane Snow, Smartcuts I get worn out during a workday simply from death by a thousand cuts. Those thousand cuts take the form of the myriad decisions I am confronted with relentlessly. What do I eat? What do I wear? What do I do today? ShouldContinue reading “Distractions Cost You”