My last post had way more backlash than I was expecting. In fact, my last post was called “a revolting piece of garbage” by someone. I was told that my thinking was out of touch. There was even a comment about the words I used and the picture I chose for the article. You guessedContinue reading “Shut Up and Work! – Part 2”
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Shut Up and Work
There is a shirt that I absolutely love. All it says on it is, “Shut Up and Work!” I love that statement. People would rather talk, complain, waste time, make excuses, and waste energy instead of getting results, become better, push themselves, take ownership, and put in the hard work. Here’s the bottom line, insteadContinue reading “Shut Up and Work”
Are You Still Growing?
There is a quote that says, “The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” This quote is a good reminder of not falling into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. However, it is also a good reminder that we should always be in a state of growthContinue reading “Are You Still Growing?”
Will Life Ever Get Better?
I was walking out of work the other day, and I was thinking about my thinking. I know, that sounds weird, but let me explain. The awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes is called metacognition. It’s more than just thinking about something, but rather understanding why we think the things we do. OurContinue reading “Will Life Ever Get Better?”
The Choice Is Ours
Habits create ruts. The ruts we make in our life can help us to succeed or struggle. It is our choice as to which ruts we live in.
From Where Should We Lead
There are many ideas that express from which position one should lead. Some say true leadership can only occur from the front. Others say leading from the rear is what’s best. And finally, there are those who say leading from within is the most admirable form of leadership. So which is it? From which placeContinue reading “From Where Should We Lead”
Not All Days Are Good Days
Life is hard. Not all days are good days. Don’t let all the positive posts on social media fool you. No one, and I mean no one, has good days every day. The truth is that life comes with both darkness and light; hills and valleys. There will be days where darkness is all thatContinue reading “Not All Days Are Good Days”
Can’t Save Them All
Anyone who has taught or trained a group of individuals knows that there are three types of people that make up all groups: 1. Those who work hard, stay focused, and get stuff done; 2. Those who show up, struggle, try, and will eventually get work done; 3. Those who do very little to nothingContinue reading “Can’t Save Them All”
I have been reading Mentor Leadership by Tony Dungy, and I have not read anything I disagree with. Dungy puts a strong emphasis on building relationships and leading through service. He also discusses the importance of investing time in those we lead. However, as I was reading, there was a part that made me considerContinue reading “Unseen Leadership”
“Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous” ~Confucius~ At the end of each year, I try to make it a habit to reflect personally and professionally over the past year. Needless to say, 2020 is a year unlike any other. Life has definitely not been the same this year, which meansContinue reading “Reflection”