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.
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: Read more...
There are times when life is stressful, and it’s easy to let our minds wander to dark places. At these times, it’s important to remember that we have control over the quality of our lives. We can make decisions that put our minds at ease and take steps to ensure that our minds remain healthy.
A healthy mental mindset is crucially important for leaders. You’re not looking out for yourself only. You’re also looking out for your team.
When your mind wanders to dark places, the people you lead are impacted. We need to make sure our mental health is in a positive place.
How do you do this? We’re going to look at how to maintain good mental health in today’s article. I hope this will help you keep your mental health healthy or begin moving you toward better mental health. Read more...
The people who know me will probably tell you that they believe I’m a reasonably confident person. Truth be told, I struggle with confidence.
I’ve found this to be true with others as well, including leaders.
Confidence can be a struggle for leaders for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes leaders get things wrong. Or they have a relationship go sour.
There goes that confidence they once had.
But, if you’re like me, you can build, or regain, the lost confidence. You have to work at it but you can do it.
We’re going to look at 4 things you can do to become more confident. Let’s get into it!
4 Confidence Building Tips
1. Get things done:
Want to feel better about yourself and your title? Then get things done. Read more...
The longer you’re in a leadership position, the easier it can be to begin to feel disillusioned with everything. You get tired of the responsibility. You get tired of the loneliness leadership brings. And you feel discouraged because things aren’t going well.
Yeah, leadership can be challenging. But you can still love your position of leadership, regardless of your actual position.
How do you love your position? You can do the three things listed below.
3 Ways To Love Your Position
1. Remember where you came from:
It is so easy to forget where we originally came from. Maybe you worked your way up from a stock clerk at the local Target supercenter. You then entered into entry-level management. From there, you exited the company to start your own. Read more...
I don’t remember a lot of my sleeping dreams. My wife, on the other hand, can vividly recall her dreams. I often wonder why I can’t remember these kinds of dreams.
However, I do know that I have waking dreams. These dreams are what I hope to become, aspire to, or want to do with my life.
We all have both types of dreams. We don’t always recall them but they are there.
Today, I want to ask you: What’s your dream?
What’s Your Dream?
My list of dreams keeps growing as I check off the things that I’ve accomplished. Some of my dreams have been: Read more...