Every year I look forward to tuning in for the first round of the NFL Draft. First, it signals the start of the ramp up to the new NFL season and return of football! It also signifies the culmination of years of extremely hard work and maximum effort for these draft prospects and the realization... Continue Reading →
Have you ever heard the phrase, 'life is a marathon, not a sprint'? If you've heard it before or are hearing it for the first time, do you agree with it? Personally, I disagree... Think about it, life doesn’t happen at a slow and steady pace - especially if we are pursing something big and meaningful. A life of purpose requires a faster pace, and if we try to live life as a marathon at the pace required, we won't be able to handle it physically, emotionally or mentally. Now let’s dig a little deeper and start recalibrating to a sprinters pace and accelerate our path to our personal vision of success.
... And here we are on the edge of 2018, looking towards the beginning of 2019. But before we call it a year, ask yourself the question - how do I want to finish? Because the game is not over yet!
No matter what you do, where you are, or what your profession may be, are you taking the time to put your armor on?
Sometimes we need to break away from the routines and our 'normal' processes. Sometimes we need to escape to new places and locations to find inspiration and rev up our mind to new perspectives, insights and opportunities for massive growth. Sometimes we need to get away and think bigger.
We live in a world of constant change. Change which creates a growing number of opportunities and a wide array of challenges. Living in this world of constant change makes it imperative that we are able to tell the difference between what we can and can't control. If we continue to try and control all the variables, we will be doomed to frustration, setbacks and less than desired results. So how can we do things differently?
All it takes is one cave person or energy vampire to create an exponentially negative impact on your team or organization. The reality, is that these people are going to show up in our lives one way or another. It's what we do after they show up that matters - will we be sucked into their negativity spiral, or will we rise above and ensure our positivity, drive and vision for the future remains intact?
Sometimes the deadlines and big projects have to get done and working those late nights and weekends are required. And then there will be times when the office is a ghost town and there is time to catch our breath. It's almost like the changing of seasons... The seasons do change in life just as in nature. However, we can't be blind to them when they transition. Rather, we need to have awareness of the changing seasons to take full advantage of their benefits when they arrive.