Rising your Strength

I have been watching the Berkshire 2017 Annual meeting.  It is very interesting to watch Warren Buffet (86 years old) and Charlie Munger (93 years old) answer questions off the top their heads about their business for 5 hours. There are several great lessons and a ton of wisdom...

Invest your Time

Do you know your unique ability?  If not, start thinking about it.  A good mental model to help is to break your activities down into three categories: 1. Highly Annoying / Energy Draining 2. Neutral 3. Highly Pleasing / Energy Filling Clearly all of us would enjoy living in #3. ...

“Continuous Learning”

Learning and staying on top of your game is the only way you can strive and improve in your career or in anything you do. I want you guys to review some of these posts and get a real understanding of what is happening in technology.  People may be passionate about the political...

“Communication”

Effective communication is required for continuous learning and improvement.  A couple of critical aspects of communication: Active Listening Mirroring – Reconfirming your understanding of what was said Measured outcomes with actions. Sticking to the facts is much easier...

Effective Communication

There are 4 pillars to great communications: 1. Have something good to say 2. Say it Well 3. Read your audience 4. Say it often Quote of the Week Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.  – Jim Rohn The key to making all of this...

“Discipline and Determination”

Grit, discipline and determination are all muscles that develop with use.  The more you do, the better the results.  Tthings are changing fast and we are required to do the necessary learning to not only survive but thrive. Quote of the week: If you care at all you will get some...

“The Winning Objective”

I watched a documentary on John Wooden.  His success pyramid is very interesting and you should check it out. What struck me was the way he got his team to work as unit.  He removed all pressure of win/lose with a very simple concept. Quote of the Week If you do your absolute...

Quote of the Week – “Dream Big”

Big problems lead to big solutions.  This is why Telsa merging with SolarCity and  vertical manufacturing will change the world.  This is a great video on leverage and Utility. Tackling hard problems always breads criticism and skepticism.  Knowledge flows in this direction: 1....

Quote of the week – “Influence”

Servant Leadership Simplicity Reliability Speed Do today what others won’t so we can do tomorrow what others can’t. The art of influence and persuasion is a skill that is developed. It doesn’t matter your role in life because every conversation usually results...

Quote of the Week – “Procrastination”

Servant Leadership Simplicity Reliability Speed Do today what others won’t so we can do tomorrow what others can’t Team: Doing new things can be uncomfortable.  Starting is the most difficult part.  This leads to procrastination.  I have seen this specifically with...