“You’re missing a great game!” This is something you often hear yelled at officials by displeased basketball fans from the heights of their seats. Somehow they believe the screaming of insults to people in stripes will make the calls better. I am still puzzled by this logic.
It actually makes no sense at all.
Being wrong doesn’t make you miss a great game; not showing up does.
Did you catch that truth?
Missing a great game starts when you don’t show up.
Recent research states that only 9.2% of people will accomplish their goals this year! That is right, over 90% of the U.S. adult population will NOT accomplish what they set out to do just a few weeks ago.
We want this to be your best year ever. I want to see you in the top 9%, the elite of the elite. Don’t you want to make a difference? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to look back at the end of the year and know your work paid off and you beat the odds! Isn’t this a great time to live your best life?
Stress, we all have it. We all can’t stand it. The more we have, the less productive we are, the more irritable we are, and ultimately, our fulfillment and success level drops. There are many strategies out there to reduce stress, but it can be hard to find the time to implement them in the midst of a stressful season. Here are 5 simple steps that can help reduce your stress in 5 minutes or less.
You may hear people say, “Don’t sweat the small stuff!” How? Might be your reply.
I have heard it said, “One of the most important things in life is to know what is most important.” It is easy to say, much tougher to do. In the end, it is about keeping our focus on the bigger picture with confidence that we are on the right path.
So what is most important to you? What are your core values?
Do you ever find yourself not wanting to get out of bed on a given morning to face work, traffic, and the dozens of tasks awaiting? Chances are, you have. There is good news is you’re not alone! We have all been there. Here are 5 strategies and attitudes to help you move forward when you just don’t feel like it.
Ask any pilot, and they will tell you that the most critical moment in a flight is take off. Sure you need speed and mechanics and a well-built plane with a well-prepared pilot (leader) at the helm, but none of that matters if you don’t have resistance.
You have been and will be frustrated. Things don’t always go as planned. Someone has let you down, and others will in the future. Results may not be what you hoped for. You will have times in your life that what you want and dream of doesn’t come to fruition.
As we know from driving a car, holding the wheel straight guarantees us nothing if our alignment is off. The same holds true in your leadership and for your team. This critical step is one many good leaders and teams miss.
We all know that reading is important, but we don’t always do it; or at least enough. We develop our minds by challenging ourselves in new ways, through new concepts and stories. You should read to keep your critical thinking intact, to diversify your thoughts on problem-solving, to learn, and to enjoy.
When was the last time you dug deep, really deep, and purged your belongings, your living space, your office? If you can’t remember when, or if you’re tripping over a bunch of junk, it may be time for the purge.
WHY DO BIRDS FLY SOUTH FOR THE WINTER? Interesting that without an alarm being sounded or direction from a leader or a major advertising campaign, birds know when it is time to fly south for the winter.
Why do you do the work you do? Really. What is it that fuels you each day to do the work you do? We aren’t talking about the money or the benefits of the job here. We are talking about the why you do what you do.