We all are climbing a ladder. Everybody’s on some ladder. And there are lots of ladders. You know what is amazing? If our ladder is not leaning against the right wall, then every step we take just get us to the wrong place faster.
When I was a young boy starting in junior high school and through college, I worked with my dad’s moving crews. I took on being the “swampier” for the crews. I did the work the others did not want to do or did not like to do. I took one break from work to their two (The crew often would kid me that they were taking a chewing gum break because I did not smoke). I also would run or walk fast between the house and the truck, passing them as they walked. But why?
How do see your glass – half full or half empty? I have observed that people who see their glass as half empty have a scarcity mindset. And once you see your glass as half empty, it’s like wearing a blindfold that limits your ability to see where you are going – your vision.
I was saddened to hear of a talented athlete who was recently featured in the national news for unlawful conduct (again). So much talent under so little control. A couple of years ago, he seemed destined to live out a hall-of-fame level career, now he’s headed nowhere, and fast. His vision for the future is looking pretty bleak.
A few years ago my wife and I enjoyed a day at Walt Disney World with one of our sons, daughter-in-law, and our two young grandkids. I especially remember riding the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel with our two grandkids.
When I was elementary school age, my parents took me on a family vacation to sunny California. One day we went to the beach. And it was the first time I ever saw and heard the roaring ocean. WOW!
Where are you going? You may ask, “What?” The question bears repeating, where are you going? Where are you going in your personal life? As the leader, where are you going in your business?
Have you ever encountered a company that asked you, “How can we serve you better?” Well, that’s exactly what I’d like to learn from you!
Going once… Going twice… Sold! It almost seemed like an auctioneer had just sold off a big part of my life and work.
ZAP! POW! When I hear those words, I think of the word “power”. I laugh and think about when I was a kid watching the Batman TV series, starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin.