Microscope or Telescope

             (Click picture to watch video) It’s not so much about your point of view as it is about understanding and leveraging your point of view. I would probably classify most people as either a microscope or a telescope. A microscope is someone that looks “into things that are” and a telescope is someone who looks “for things that could be”. A microscope would be a person who likes details, …

Kudos

                           (Click picture to watch video) Relationships and leadership are very similar in how you view them. Some view them like a glass half-full. Others half-empty. Then there’s always that one that is questioning why the glass. You see it’s not always what you say or even when or how you say it. It’s how it is received. We usually respond to those …

Makeovers

Your life needs either a Tweak, a Pivot, or a Makeover – Part 3 We have all been there in our life or career. You try making adjustments, doing “better”, or doing “more; but it is still not enough. You find yourself still feeling unfulfilled and frustrated. You can keep banging your head against the wall, and still not see change happen. Previously, I discussed Tweaks that Bring Huge Results, and Pivots that Produce Power …

Pivots

Your life needs either a Tweak, a Pivot, or a Makeover – Part 2 In another post I talked about the fact that your life or career may need a “Tweak”.Tweaks are simple adjustments that refocus on desired outcomes.These are small but pack a big punch. Now I want to talk about when you need a “pivot”, which is more than a “tweak”. Pivots are strategic directional shifts that produce more effective outcomes. If you …

Tweaks

Your life needs either a Tweak, a Pivot, or a Makeover – Part 1 Work-life balance is a fallacy. You are not balanced at any point in your life, but you should be striving for it. You are constantly changing either by growing or shrinking, stopping or starting, getting up or falling down. As you make decisions, big or small, they are affecting your “balance”. You might want to check out The Priority Wheel where you …

Blind Spots

Blind spots are obvious to others but many times oblivious to us Recently while jogging on a trail in the woods, I encountered a squirrel who stood very still as I passed. The squirrel thought it was invisible. It wasn’t. Your blind spots are the same way. If you do perceive that something is not right, you still try to “act” like everything is fine and “hope” no one notices. Inside you know that something is not right, …

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

What you want Honey you’ve got it And what you need Baby you’ve got it   All I’m asking Is for a little respect when I come home Respect is what I want Respect is what I need Respect is what I want Respect is what I need ~ Tina Turner Everyone wants respect. Whether it is in a professional or a personal setting, we want respect. We want to be respected by our family …

Core Values

A GPS has all of the coordinates to help you reach your desired destination. When you begin to stray off course or take a wrong turn, it will immediately alert you of your error. It’s purpose is keep you from going in the wrong direction and if you to show you the way back. Just like a GPS to keep you on coarse, there are also guardrails along the way to prevent you from running …

Half Finished

I heard a friend say this phrase the other day, “I’m the master of the half-finished.” It made me really start to think about what it meant. I felt like a fox caught in the hen house. That phrase described me on many occasions in my life. I am a visionary with an aggressive personality. I can see things finished, the problem is that I don’t always have the patience to see them through. When …

Indicator Lights

Often we find things out of balance in our life. They show up in unusual ways or through abnormal behaviors. Have you ever acted or reacted in a certain way and thought, “Why did I do that? That’s not me”. Those are indicators. When things are out of balance in our lives it could be due to stress, depression, over-work, pressure, etc. When you get out of balance you will begin to do things differently, …