- Your Gut vs. the “Data”
The map is not the territory. It’s a representation of the territory. As such, the terrains 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!