I cut my entrepreneurial teeth on SMART goal setting. I loved it! All my goals were lined up and neatly organized with numbers, letters, and dates. This system of organizing my goals gave me direction, clarification, focus, and a sense of purpose--a reason to get up in the pre-dawn hours and work long past the sun setting behind the horizon...until recently.
It's funny, but the best part of my day seems to be when I have a drink, meal or any physical interaction with other people. Including those I barely know.
Many of us become ineffective communicators when we feel personally triggered or that our intention is misinterpreted by those we are engaging with -- whether it be family, friends our partner or a stranger.
Meetings that take place between 12:01 and 1:59 should have food at them. Doesn't matter what. Who cares? Let us eat cake!
When I was a kid, there was an entity that everybody pretty much had contempt for. It was a thing called the Company Man -- a status to which just about everybody has now devolved.
The trouble is, we rarely set up these agreements verbally. We simply work together or live together, go along, and are then surprised and upset when we find that we're operating differently. KB
China is growing triple digits, Sarah Palin is topping the charts, winter is coming and my 401K is still under water. And none of these things bother me as much as the guys who run the stores at the airport.
Meditation is a powerful tool for those who are creating the future. It helps with idea generation and stress reduction. If you are a leader, you need both to be successful.
I'm in LA today. I'm having a little trouble breathing, and my eyes are smarting. But sometimes you have to suck it up to get the job done.
You rarely run into a product that immediately, spectacularly, flamboyantly, doesn't do what it was supposed to do right out of the box. You have to take your hat off to that kind of thing, really.