In Your Toolbox


  1. Your Gut vs. the “Data”
    The map is not the territory. It’s a representation of the territory. As such, the Old Toolboxterrains of the 2 (map & actuality) are often different.
    The pitch may sound great – but does it match reality? We sometimes must go “off-road” & follow our gut . . . that is to say our instincts.
  2. A Focal Point: Your “North Star”
    Stephen Covey said: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing”. Find your main thing.
    Shape it. Hone it. Stick to it!
  3. Other People: i.e. Relationships
    I own dogs – Springer Spaniels to be exact. I love ‘em . . . but I can’t work with them in my organization. The good & bad news is that the world revolves around people: trying to see things from their perspective, finding out what they want & helping them achieve it.
  4. Reframing Your Personal Best
    We ALL We ALL strike out. Not only DO we – but it’s a critical step along the way to success. No failure means no growth; no incremental change or improvement. If you employ the methodology PDCA (Plan, Do, Check & Adjust) – you’ll be able to self-correct & steer a better pathway toward your goals.
  5.  Eating the Frog
    What scares you? What don’t you want to do? Determine what that is . . . & then Do it (#JustDoIt). The old adage “feel the fear & do it anyway” works.
    Alice (she of Wonderland) said “Sometimes I believe in as many as 8 impossible things before breakfast” – which is sort of what we’re addressing here: Do something that scares you . . . every day!


You can move up to “six things before breakfast” as you gain experience & confidence!

About gabulmer

Christian apologist, husband, father, runner, blogger, leader with LIFE Leadership.
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