To Achieve, Believe

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Sure, we need vision, strategy, and execution. But these alone won’t do. No vision, strategy, or execution survives its first encounter with reality. To navigate the ups and downs, we need a rudder stronger than any plan. Doubt and criticism are poor rudders; they kill. Belief manages reality and enables vision, strategy, and execution. Believe […]

Comfort Is Overrated

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The warning signs at the edges of our comfort zone tell us to stop, go back, stay safe. Our comfort zone will even make up seemingly valid justifications for staying in the zone. Of course, to do something we’ve never done, we have to leave our comfort zone. But first we must catch our justifications. […]

It Only Takes One

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It only takes one person to rise above the drama. It only takes one person to remember the big picture. It only takes one person to commit to the (thus far) impossible. It only takes one person to know that it will all work out better than expected. It only takes one person because when […]

Slow Start

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Why not start today slowly? Before diving into email, calls, or meetings, try sitting quietly for a minute (or three), breathing deeply slowly. Then notice the contrast. My guess? It’ll be rewarding enough to repeat tomorrow.   In your corner, Mike

The Expedient Route Often Isn’t

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Things done under pressure often backfire. That person we urgently needed to hire, the deal we really needed to make, and the strategy we didn’t have time to test are classic examples of the pressure-filled decisions that go on to cause much more trouble than they were meant to prevent.   In your corner, Mike […]

Who Says?

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It will be hard. Who says? It won’t work. Who says? It will be a long shot. Who says? I can’t. I don’t know how. I don’t think I can. Who says? It’ll work out. It always does. I don’t know how but I bet it’ll happen soon. I’m kinda lucky that way. Who says? […]