A few years back I had the profound pleasure of meeting a gentleman by the name of Bob McCurdy who was the keynote speaker at an annual company meeting for one of my client/partners. The theme of the meeting was “The Pursuit of Excellence”. I have taken many nuggets of wisdom from that one hour…
We all have something of inherent value deep within us. Whether it’s a unique skill or ability, each of us has something that adds value to the world. Recognizing of course, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist, professor or thought leader to possess great value as a human. For centuries, cultures were built…
In just a few unprecedented weeks, we have seen entire industries and supply chains shut down leaving millions of individuals unemployed. Businesses that are positioned to remain operational are now rethinking their entire strategy from top to bottom and just like us at home, many are looking to offload unnecessary expenses. It’s purely a “need vs want” circumstance. Everyone, across the board is asking, how do we exist with less?
For most, the thought of operating with less, is a scary sentiment. Less income leading to less freedom, less live entertainment, less fancy things, less dining out. Adding in less socializing and less overall certainty. Concurrently however, we have less distractions, traffic, reduced smog, office politics, wasted time, less money spent on gas, parking tickets and non-essentials.
By forcing the nation to operate with less, we have actually gained more. More time.
More time with family – I’ve seen neighbors playing with their kids in the yard that I haven’t seen outside in years.
More time to work – cutting out traffic can add about two hours a day to many working citizens. This extra time can be used to strategize and act upon new ideas, strengthen relationships, learn new skills (webinars anyone?), etc.
More time to be creative – from fixing the house to picking up a musical instrument, cultivating a new art and/or brushing up on old ones.
More time to read, learn, explore, self-improve.
Of course, there will always be individuals who will manage to miss the “gift of less” message by spending the majority of this gift of time on netflix, more time spent worrying and more time unaccounted for and wasted.
We should all know for certain that the Corona Virus will have an end date. And although things will never be quite the same as they once were, you can rest assured that soon enough the 405 in Los Angeles will go right back to being one of the most congested freeways in the world and we humans will be a part of the matrix once again. Hopefully, with a new lease on the life and time we’re given.
Take advantage of this time. Build, grow, learn, explore and become better. Who knows, maybe this will be a trend that you’ll continue for the rest of your life.
During the #GreatReset of our economy it is now more important than ever to seek new business development opportunities to ensure the financial sustainability and growth of your business. Check-in on your People Most of the business you earn over time will come directly from your relationships. Direct referrals have the highest closing rate since…
We are facing unprecedented times and the times change by the minute. There is one definite amongst the uncertainty and that is, the economic landscape has greatly shifted for the foreseeable future. The entire world lays in wait for the day we receive good news that it’s safe to get back to our “normal” lives,…
The Corona Virus outbreak is causing a shut down of the economy on a global scale. Almost all industries are affected and certainly the livelihoods of many workers are being jeopardized. It’s in times such as these that Entrepreneurs are needed more than ever. But more than that, everyone needs to adapt the mindset of…
They say actions speak louder than words. This is true, but words are still important. In fact they’re crucial. In this hyper sensitive world driven by social media and political correctness it is hard to ignore the impact that words have.
On the flip side, language can be used as a tool for positive impact. It can be used to uplift and encourage, to inspire, mentor or train. We can use language to show other how much we care for them or to effect change amongst a demographic or a nation. We can sing it, be poetic or release our aggression. Language is your friend, your ally. Make it a tool that you wield to make the great impact on this planet that positively affects the lives of everyone who crosses your path.
With language you can either build or destroy. Use it wisely.
Coloring inside of the lines is easy. There are rules and boundaries to follow. Most likely everyone else around you is coloring inside the lines therefore it becomes easy to copy and to follow.
Coloring outside of the lines requires a different perspective. It’s a bold, artistic choice. It goes against the grain and pushes the level of comfortability for the artist and the viewer. It evokes emotion and opinion.
The biggest challenge of coloring outside the lines is how far to go. How far are you going outside of the lines?