Comfort Is Overrated

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Reading time: 1 min.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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Reading time: 1 min.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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Reading time: 1 min.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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Reading time: 1 min.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 […]

Put On Your Mask First

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Reading time: 1 min.That people around us are struggling, blaming, deflecting, or otherwise full of drama does not mean that we need to do the same. You see, no amount of us struggling, etc. can ever help them. If we’re down, we can’t help them. Only when we are plugged in, feeling good can we ever have the […]

Who Says?

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Reading time: 1 min.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? […]

Why Can’t They Just Do What I Tell Them?

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Reading time: 1 min.Because they (and you and I) are wired to seek delight, growth, and freedom. How is doing what we say they should do at all in line with that wiring? “But we’re paying them to do their jobs. Isn’t that good enough?” we might ask. All the evidence says, “Nope. Certainly not these days.” And […]

That Impulse to Help

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Reading time: 1 min.At least once today, we each will see someone with a need that we can very easily fill. We will know instantly what they need and what we should do. It will be something on the order of a small kindness: a smile, an encouragement, a caution, an answer, a small favor, an acknowledgement. But […]

Make the Call

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Reading time: 1 min.For the most part, we will benefit by making the decision then making that right rather than hemming and hawing to make the right decision. Make the call, good leader.   In your corner, Mike PS: Making a decision right means committing to it and following through with deep confidence (not hyperbole or bravado) that […]