Output leads to growth

"A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." Colin Powell The hard truth about output and growth  There are some things to know about how output leads to growth. To get good at something you must put some hard work into it.  To become good at creating anything … Continue reading Output leads to growth

Perfection is a myth

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” Alan Cohen. Fully embracing the idea that perfection is a myth has enabled me to become more productive and more confident than ever about my creative output quality and value. It is getting better for me all the time. My … Continue reading Perfection is a myth

Compound growth EI Tip 4

What is compound growth and why should you even care? I often talk about using the "baby step" approach to achieve goals, make changes, and create new and lasting habits. I wrote a blog post on this which you can read here. There are several particularly good reasons why I recommend embracing the baby step … Continue reading Compound growth EI Tip 4

Be your own best friend

Why should you be your own best friend? Well, doing so is a powerful gift that you can give yourself and others. For you it makes sense because having a trusted best friend always on hand is clearly a good thing. How about for others? Well, when you are best friends with yourself, others will … Continue reading Be your own best friend

The baby step approach to goals

Have you ever given up on a big audacious goal whenever the going got a bit tough or it seemed like too long to wait to achieve it? Welcome to the club. It will likely have been more to do with your approach to goal achievement than your actual willpower or grit. The baby step … Continue reading The baby step approach to goals

Personal philosophies rock

Personal philosophies? I can almost hear you asking, “Philosophy is something done by ancient professors in dusty reading rooms high up in their ivory towers, isn’t it? What does any of that have to do with me?” I contend that philosophy is more relevant than ever and holding well-formed and dynamic personal philosophies is especially … Continue reading Personal philosophies rock

Managing relationships & EI

Managing relationships with others is the fourth pillar of Emotional Intelligence or EI. Recall that emotional intelligence comprises four pillars: self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding others and managing relationships. You could check out my “Emotional Intelligence is vital” post for more insight. Do you really need other people? “No person is an island, entire of itself; every person is … Continue reading Managing relationships & EI