If you want to be in control of your problems, think about outcomes, not problems. Outcomes take us somewhere we want to go. Problems mire us in today or yesterday. Thinking about problems has us wallowing in self-pity, or worse, blame. Thinking about what we want vs. what we don’t want moves us into a positive future and gives us confidence. Try it!Details
During a tour of duty in Vietnam, Major James Nesmeth was captured and held prisoner in a tiny cell for seven years. To keep sane, he mentally practiced his golf game.
Every day he would imagine being at the first tee at his country club. He would imagine the weather, the feel of the club and the grass at his feet. He would look at the ball and imagine the perfect swing.Details
You’re in the weekly department meeting when Donna, VP of Finance asks you a question about the effectiveness of the marketing event that has come in over budget, and she wants an immediate answer. You’ve got an answer, that’s not the problem; often the problem is how to articulate the answer logically, without rambling; to ensure you look in complete control.Details
To become a brand, you’ve got to become completely focused on what you do that adds value. Do you deliver your commitments on time, every time? Do you anticipate and solve problems before they become crises? Do your stakeholders save money and headaches just by having you on the team? Do you complete projects within the allotted budget? Do you create value in your relationships with others, from the top leader to the person at the reception desk?Details
We have been blessed by the appearance of three owls at The Retreat. It has been hotter than the hinges of Hades for the past couple of weeks and as near as I can tell it’s just been too hot for the owls to roost in the trees with the daytime temperature sitting over 110F. These are hard times for the owls and even owls have to adapt.Details
People are more successful when they are matched with activities they love to do, according to a Stanford University study of 250,000.Details