Thursday, January 24, 2008

Best Laid Plans are Sometimes Best Lain

In business, we have a tendency to get swept up in the mania of what needs to be done (or what we perceive needs to be done). In business, we think of goals; we set targets; we make plans; and, then, we feel a sense of panic or failure when an unexpected, unconnected emergency diverts our attention. We forget that we're connected with people who can and will help. So perhaps it's not just in business that we get swept up. Perhaps it is in life itself -- which might be why life sometimes takes the time to remind us that our true need is to focus on what's important. What's crucial. Relinquish those plans, those goals and targets. Breathe. Focus on what's important. You just might find you've created opportunities for so much more.
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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Make Your Choice

Sometimes, the best thing to do is to simply pass along words of others who share similar thoughts ... Here's something from Seth Godin: "... stop thinking about how crazy the times are, and start thinking about what the crazy times demand. There has never been a worse time for business as usual. Business as usual is sure to fail, sure to disappoint, sure to numb our dreams. That's why there has never been a better time for the new. Your competitors are too afraid to spend money on new productivity tools. Your bankers have no idea where they can safely invest. Your potential employees are desperately looking for something exciting, something they feel passionate about, something they can genuinely engage in and engage with. You get to make a choice. You can remake that choice every day, in fact. It's never too late to choose optimism, to choose action, to choose excellence. The best thing is that it only takes a moment -- just one second -- to decide."
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