I’ve found myself bombarded by constant noise. From podcasts to audiobooks to music… My life constantly has background noise.
I don’t mind the noise. I love hearing the melodic music or learning in automobile university. However, I made a conscious decision when I returned from a meeting with Concept A. I chose to let the last podcast episode run its course and then I would drive in silence (or as much silence as could in a car).
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By letting the podcasts, audiobooks, and music fade away, I was able to find a focus I’d long since lost. The constant noise in my life would let me focus. The silence, it allowed me to focus even more.
The Beauty Of Silence
I’m not sure many people would consider silence beautiful. Yet it is. There’s something magical and alluring about silence when we allow it into our lives. Read more...
Eighteen years after the release of one of my favorite movies, M. Night Shyamalan returns to write and direct the last movie in the Unbreakable trilogy. Glass concludes the three movie story arch with a bang.
The start of Glass sees David Dunn (Bruce Willis) working with his son, Joseph Dunn (Spencer Treat Clark), to rid his city of crime. They’re working in a security business during the day. During the night, David goes out to fight crime as The Overseer. Their next big target is Kevin Wendall Crumb and his many personalities (James McAvoy), the main villain from Split.
Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Bruce Willis in Glass
David has helped capture Kevin. Upon the capture of Kevin, David and Kevin are sent to a psychiatric hospital run by Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson). Elijah Price, Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), is already housed in this facility. Read more...
In our hyper-connected world, you’re expected to be at the beck and call of the organization you lead. This expectation can drain you and take a toll on your weekends.
They’re no longer sacred. They’re no longer set aside for rest.
Instead, you’re worried about what could go wrong.
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You can’t live like this. No one can. At some point, you’re going to crack.
All because you couldn’t disconnect and leave your work behind while enjoying the weekend.
You can change all of that. You can create an environment where you can have a better weekend.
5 Ways A Leader Can Have A Better Weekend
Rest is important. Our bodies were designed to have a regular rhythm. One we often ignore.
So, let’s see what we can do to make our weekends better and more restful. Read more...
I’m writing this post later than I normally would. It’s almost 11PM where I live.
And here I am writing up a new blog post.
Why? Because I slacked.
Here’s the reason:
Our new Vizsla puppy wanted to chill with me tonight. He didn’t want to get off the couch. Truthfully, I didn’t want him to either.
So, we laid there while watching Fear The Walking Dead. Or, as a lot of my friends would say, we were slacking.
But you know what? I’m okay with slacking. Especially when I slack for the right reasons.
When You Should Slack Off
We’re pushed to the extreme. Marketers, leaders, business people are always telling us that we need to be doing the hard work.
There’s times we need to have some down time. We have to break away from the routines and spend time with those that are important. Read more...
We live in a busy world. Constant ads bombard us with things we need to obtain and places we need to go. Not to mention the constant emails and text messages that dictate our day.
Are you feeling me? You know what I’m talking about here, right?
The world is constantly pulling us in every direction possible. Our days are so filled there’s no time to relax or be still.
With so much going on, we don’t want to stop. We want to be in constant motion. We want to feel like we’re making progress.
But I’ve found that through all the chaotic motion in our lives, we rarely find the time to be still.
The Allure Of Stillness
Stillness doesn’t sound exciting or thrilling. There’s no action moving us forward like there is in playing a game of football or chatting with friends. Read more...