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Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable #195

Published on November 15, 2019 Written by

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable #195 Do something today that your future self will thank you for. If you’re only doing the things that are safe, comfortable or predictable, you and your life can become pretty boring. As we embark upon a new line of business at YESS! it’s making my heart beat faster, my blood […]

All Green Lights #194

Published on November 14, 2019 Written by

All Green Lights #194 Failing forward. It’s a catchy term that’s popular right now. If you’re the kind of person who’s afraid to fail or doesn’t appreciate constructive feedback, please consider the following metaphor Laura Kelly shared with me: Now, imagine being on the road with only green lights…for everyone. How would that work? It […]

Don’t Be Reasonable #193

Published on November 13, 2019 Written by

Don’t Be Reasonable #193 Excellence requires discipline. When you don’t have discipline, you get sloppy. When you get sloppy, you fit right in with the mediocrity the status quo fully supports. We were watching the post-game show after the Vikings played recently when the legendary Chuck Foreman (#44) made this statement about excellence “when you’re […]

Own, Not Run #192

Published on November 12, 2019 Written by

Own, Not Run #192 In a recent podcast with @shannonkmiles, she referenced a statement her coach made to her and her husband as they embarked upon starting their business. When they both cashed in their 401K to start their business, they began their entrepreneurial journey with sage advice from their business coach which she carries […]

One Way Out #191

Published on November 11, 2019 Written by

One Way Out #191 How often do you and your team keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results? (thank you for this definition of insanity Rita Mae Brown). If you are challenged with the results you’re having, it’s time to examine your patterns. Often we follow the same patterns out […]

Playing Whack-a-Mole #190

Published on November 8, 2019 Written by

Playing Whack-a-Mole #190 If you’ve ever seen a game of Whack-a-Mole, you understand the sense of anxiety it creates. When it’s time to hit the moles, they seem to accelerate faster than you can react and it causes stress. Metaphorically speaking, this can be what a day in the life of any leader can feel […]

Filling the Space We Have #189

Published on November 7, 2019 Written by

Filling the Space We Have #189 I bought a new truck recently. It’s larger and newer than any car or truck I’ve owned. It’s technology with wheels, a very lovely ride, and has an amazing sound system. What more could I want, right? Not so. I don’t like how big this truck is. I am […]

A Safe Space #188

Published on November 6, 2019 Written by

A Safe Space #188 Making it safe for people to tell you the truth is a muscle worth building. We all brush by opportunities to open the door and talk about deeper subjects, difficulties, vulnerabilities, and open wounds every day. When my Mom was in her years declining from Alzheimer’s, I longed to have deeper […]

Motivation Is An Inside Job #187

Published on November 5, 2019 Written by

Motivation is an Inside Job #187 A goal is not enough. It’s important, but it won’t motivate you when things are tough. How do you find your mojo if you really want to attain something but your mood isn’t supporting you? You can use external means: Great music, a quote, YouTube, a book – all […]

There’s No Emergency #186

Published on November 4, 2019 Written by

There’s No Emergency #186 One of my colleagues was having a tough time with overcommitment and she felt completely swamped. She was chatting with several of us and asked, “who will I disappoint today?” What a rough question. No good answer can follow it. It suggests there is no way to honor my commitments, so […]