Stumbled onto a brilliant book by Darren Hardy called The Compound Effect that really highlights the power of the small moments. I know I have a tendency to focus too much on the big picture and the big moments – typically discounting the minutia and the detail. But what we forget about is the compound effect. The […]Read more "The Compound Effect"
It can be comforting. To have everything laid out for you. Just follow the instructions, and your job will be safe. No more. Those jobs are disappearing at a rapid pace. And the pace is only going to pick up. We can hide from it, and blame others for our struggles. Or we can choose […]Read more "The Maps are disappearing. Can you find your way with a compass?"
Are we the land of the free and the home of the brave? Or the land of walls and borders? Are we a nation of immigrants whose grandparents and great grandparents came overseas searching for a better way of life? Or are we a nation guarding against an old way of life? Are we a nation […]Read more "Who is America?"
We criticize and shame others in the same areas that we are most critical of ourselves. There is such a fixation on what everyone else is doing wrong. We do this to make ourselves feel better. It falls under this human inclination to compare. And yet – this hurts everyone. If you notice, the one’s […]Read more "Don’t project your own insecurities onto others."
Perfection gives us a place to hide. Perfection gives us a reason to be stuck in place. And it allows us to let ourselves off the hook. But progress? The bar is much lower. And with lower expectations, the mission becomes easier to complete. It becomes easier to stay on course even though you may […]Read more "Focus on Progress over Perfection"
Or we see what we want to see. We justify. We rationalize. We tell ourselves what we want to hear. And we stray off course. We do what we need to make ourselves feel better. We cling to reasons that reaffirm our belief. But should we prioritize making ourselves feel better? What if instead, […]Read more "See What’s There"
Literally. Once we can create the forward motion, the energy and momentum builds on itself. It’s the starting that is so hard. And it’s where we get stuck. There is always more research to do. More to read. More to edit and more to plan. And so we wait. We wait for the perfect moment. […]Read more "The hardest part is starting. It’s all downhill from there."