I was talking to a friend who is a business owner and he’s facing what we’re all facing: A new norm. When the sun is shining and there’s more than enough to go around one can employ any number of strategies for running a business and likely survive. The great leveller with the far reaching effects of COVID-19 is that it changed the rules for … Continue reading The Paranoid Ones
Ever notice how some people like change and others don’t? If you still wish Motorola made the original bag phone, you might not be an early adopter. If you still drive your car from the 80’s because you’re suspicious of automobiles run by “computers”, you might not be an early adopter. If everyone has IT before you do, you might not be an early adopter. … Continue reading Change
Trying to be someone you shouldn’t never ends well.
Your ROLE is more important than you think. Trace back every argument you’ve had with anybody in the past month and I’ll bet you fought about (or quietly resisted) “Who gets to do what to whom?” Continue reading Your Bus Seat
Many of us start well but in a realistic world only results matter. It takes a certain amount of obsession to finish strong. There are people who are gifted at startups or gifted in the middle stages where all the T’s get crossed and I’s dotted, but then there are those who are obsessed about actually finishing it. I love the adrenaline of a startup … Continue reading Obsessed with Finishing Strong
Ever been fired at from your own team? This will be unusual and a little pointed so apologies ahead of time… If there’s one thing I don’t understand it’s Friendly Fire. How can someone who’s supposed to be on your team try and take you down? The question people like me were born asking….”WHY?”…. can’t be asked. This fact makes the lesson of friendly fire … Continue reading Friendly Fire
In watching family relationships and business interactions for some decades I’ve developed a theory…. most people lose before they even enter conflict. Maybe this is you? So what if we didn’t automatically translate the word conflict into pain? I’m not a guy who has pets. I don’t understand the concept of a free-loading, arrogant, playful being who serves no other purpose than eating food I … Continue reading I Would Consider Having Fainting Goats…
Tenacity alone is not a blank cheque. I’ve always been described as tenacious. Sounds more amazing than it really is. Low key people wish they had my drive while I look at them and am jealous. “I don’t really care when the deadline is… I don’t really care what they think about me… I don’t care if I don’t get everything done today…” When someone like … Continue reading Tenacity