One of the most important elements in learning, life, business, relationships – you name it – is the time when nothing really occurs; the critical, special place in between all of the other stuff.
That nothing space where the magic happens.
The importance of
An Ordinary Day
The other day my wife told me she was having trouble with the upstairs TV/cable remote. She was frustrated. She just could not get it to work. She exclaimed the channel changing button didn’t work; the volume button didn’t work. She thought it might be a setting, but she couldn’t create any change there. Finally, the
How often do we imagine new ideas, improvements, purchases, partnerships and the like that appear so good and viable in our heads and even in conversations with others? In this state, we all have the ability to be pretty convincing. Our perception is demanding quick action for this is the solution that will make everything in our business better.
Inevitably, we can find ourselves in sticky situations with co-workers, clients, vendors or customers. It could be an office communication, a behavioral issue, a contract deliverable or a simple sales transaction. These can be awkward or sensitive to navigate, especially if we were involved directly or indirectly with the situation itself. Getting to resolution isn’t always easy, but when it
Being reactive all day long is fun isn’t it? You don’t have time to think. As a matter of fact, thinking has nothing to do with it. You’re pulled and pushed in every direction. You’re on, needed, valuable, indispensible, right? The day goes by quickly with an adrenaline rush and you go home wiped out, but what did you get
For many businesses, there seem to be two extremes when it comes to systems and their inherent processes, policies and procedures: too much or basically nothing.
Over time, many businesses grow organically and the system components develop and grow along with them and can sometimes become the 400 pound gorilla that lumbers about, needs to be fed, cared for and sustained.
I recently received an affirming and very gracious note from a client expressing gratitude for our meetings and expressing how important it was to no longer feel or be alone.
For many entrepreneurs, owners and leaders, feeling isolated is not uncommon; the saying goes it’s lonely at the top. However, we’re supposed to tough it out, figure it out ourselves,