Persistence or Stubbornness?

Persistence or Stubbornness? (Video Link) Persistence is good.  Rarely do we reach our professional and personal goals without being persistent.  We need to keep working toward our goals rather than give up. Sometimes, however, persistence crosses into stubbornness.  This is not necessarily good. For example, some time ago I had an evening meeting.  I had …

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Easer or Jumper?

Easer or Jumper? (Video Link) Do you carefully ease yourself into new situations?  Or do you jump in? I am an “easer.”  I like to ease my way into situations.  I like to study the situation, analyze it, develop goals, create a plan, and eventually do something. I have friends who are “jumpers.”  Whatever the …

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Who We Are

Who We Are (Video Link) We are who we are because of the choices we have made. If we like who we are, then we can continue to make the same choices. If we want to be something other than who we are, then we need to make different choices. It is that simple…and that …

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Values (Video Link) Ultimately, values define us.  Our values make us who we are.  It is imperative that we know our values and live by them. “Actions speak louder than words” applies to values.  For example, we may state that we value honesty.  However, if we lie to others and ourselves, what do we really …

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Just Do Something

Just Do Something (Video) There are great resources available on time management.  One common recommendation is to work on those items that will make the most impact on your life.  It can be easy to get bogged down in doing little things that are not really that important.  In general, I agree with this advice. …

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Hard Work Works

Hard Work Works (Video) As I was leaving a store recently, I noticed a T-shirt that a young woman was wearing.  The back of the shirt said: “Hard Work Works.”  What more can I say?

Business or Hobby?

Business or Hobby? (Video) “Businesses are in business to make money.  If it does not make money, it is not a business.  It is a hobby.” This was the most valuable piece of information I learned when I went to the University of Louisville for an MBA.  (If I could remember the professor’s name, I …

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Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces (Video) An old management adage is: “How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.”  All this refers to is that you take something large and complex, such as a project, and break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces.  Broken down into smaller pieces, it is not as formidable …

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