Posts Tagged ‘goal’

Is it Time to Prune

To flourish we must let go of things that hinder us. This means that we sometimes have to let of good things too. Perhaps even friends, mindsets, fears, and how we spend our time, money, and other resources. Sometimes our lives need a bit of pruning. What do you need to cut back on in…

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How to Finish 2017 Stronger Than Ever

December is here and with it comes a flurry of activities. It’s easy to get swept up in the end-of-the-year frenzy. Frankly, left to my own devices, I’m likely to ring in the New Year with a twinge of disappointment, if I don’t accomplish a couple of goals. As I think about whether or not…

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How a 13-Year-Old Can Teach You to Rethink Failure

Earlier this year, I wrote an article about Lucy Westlake and her dad (Rodney) climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. The post discussed the importance of winning and, more importantly, winning with others as opposed to winning at the expense of others. “Winning often begets winning, but winning is at its very best when you bring…

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A Strategic Framework – Easy as PIE

Take a moment to reflect on your grand strategy for your team or organization. Seriously, take just a moment to sit back and focus on what you plan to accomplish. Arguably, that exercise has likely revealed that you are in one of three groups: Group #1: You found this to be a fairly simple exercise…

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Understanding Another’s Perspective

Imagine two people are sitting at opposite sides of the same table. Between them sits a beautiful bouquet – in a simple glass vase. The assortment of flowers and greenery is simply amazing. Each person is asked to write a description of the flowers. Later the descriptions are compared. They appear to be very different…

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Stop Fighting that Thing

Perhaps it is time for you (for me) to stop fighting against that thing. Perhaps it is time to step back; revisit your approach, and to explore a new way. Allow the wisdom that you’ve gathered through proactive learning and experience to inform you of a new way forward. This doesn’t mean you give up…

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