What Do You Want To Do?

Everyone wants more time. They want to spend more time with their kids. They want to travel more. They want to enjoy life more.

It’s a fact of life that we all desire to do and be something more. Most people aren’t pursuing what they want.

Why?

I think I discovered a significant reason why during a meeting with an ERP reseller for Acumatica. Larry, from an organization called Algorithm, asked those of us in the room a question. Larry asked:

If you won the PowerBall megamillions tonight and you had to continue to work, what would you do?

Others in the room had a quick answer. They shot off multiple different ideas.

Me… I sat and thought about it for a bit. Then some ideas began to flow.

What would I do? I would choose from the following:

4 Ways To Grow Your Network

Besides your skills and abilities, your network is your best resource. Your network consists of friends, family members, colleagues, and former business partners.

Sometimes, your network extends further than that. Your network can also include people you’ve met at social networking events or people you had a fantastic conversation with on the elevator.

People lost in a maze

Photo by Susan Q Yin on Unsplash

Whatever your network is, you can always strive to increase the size of your network. The more people in your network, the more people you can reach out to.

Why Would You Want To Grow Your Network?

A question you might be asking yourself is “Why would I want to grow my network?” The answer is simple.

By growing your network, you grow your ability to reach new people.

Your network can help you do the following:

  • Find new employees
  • Find yourself new employment

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Marry Me

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

Marry Me is a newer rom-com starring Jennifer Lopez as music superstar Kat Valdez. She’s on a roll. It looks like she will go even further with the extravagant wedding to fellow singer Bastian (Maluma).

Everything changes in a heartbeat for the superstar. As she’s on stage to be married, she discovers Bastian has been cheating on her with her assistant.

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez in Marry Me movie

The news of her fiance cheating gives her a brief breakdown where she looks out upon the crowd, sees Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) holding a Marry Me sign, and tells Charlie “yes.”

From there, the comedy ensues. It’s also a touching story of second (or third and fourth) chances. It’s also full of leadership lessons.

Train, Train, Train

As I’m continuing to make my running comeback after COVID-19, the importance of training and training has been at the forefront of my mind.

COVID took me down as I saw growth in my running. My personal record for the half marathon happened days before I could not move for days. It took months before I felt confident to move my body as I had previously.

As I did, I began to realize that I had lost the progress I had made. I could no longer run an 8-minute mile (I know, some of you will say that’s not fast but it was fast for me). I struggled to run continuously.

Why did this happen? Part of my regression was due to COVID. The other part of the regression has come from a lack of training. It took me almost 3 months before I began to regularly train my body to run again.

The Ultimate Guide To Help You Become A Brilliant Boss

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Becoming a brilliant boss can totally transform your company and the profits that it is able to attract, as you will have the skills required to lead your team in the direction of ultimate success in every way. Fortunately, figuring out exactly how you can become the most amazing boss ever doesn’t need to be as tricky or as time-consuming as you might initially imagine, as there are number of innovative ideas and creative methods that you can explore to start developing the skills and attitude that is required to become an excellent manager whose staff see them as the strongest leader around! This guide contains a whole host of different tips, tricks, and recommendations that you can make the most of to transform your skillset and become the brilliant boss you’ve always wanted to be, so if you’re ready to put in the work, then simply read on to discover more about how you can get started today.