One Decision Away

“We are one decision away from changing our life.” Mel Robbins A friend of mine shared with me this morning a brief video explaining how motivation is garbage.  Something else that resonates with the Biz of You is Mel’s comment about, “Your life comes down to your decisions and if you change your decisions, you’ll… Read More

Take the Long-View

A moment’s observations easily reveals how we as individuals typically do not take the long-view in life or endeavors at work.  Our decisions are based on short-term constraints, benefits, pleasures or gratifications more than strategic perspectives, long-range goals, or positively effecting our environment.  Everyone is somewhere along that spectrum, but we tend to decide things… Read More

Make a Damn Decision

If you can’t make decisions, you’re not a leader.  You restrict your ability to adapt and thus lose flexibility and diversity.  Over time lack of decision-making will cause you to atrophy and be cut off from the systems you integrate with.  This further restricts your ability to evolve with the world around you.  Meaninglessness creeps… Read More

Make a Damn Decision

If you can’t decide for yourself, someone else will. Indecision is surrendering one’s inalienable freedom to choose. Indecision facilitates purposelessness and if practiced long enough may lead to a feeling of dread for the meaningless of our actions. I’ve been working with my kids on making decisions and following them through. A couple of years… Read More

Nothing Like Getting Laid Off

Getting laid off, fired or let go in any capacity sucks.  It peaks emotions and some folks lose control.  Our mental model for life begins breaking down.  Our house of cards tumbles down and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with thoughts of, “What am I going to do?” or “I didn’t see this coming.”  We… Read More

Approaching Major Decisions

It’s essential to know what’s important to us when approaching a major decision like switching careers, changing jobs, or heading into retirement.  Do you know what’s key and critical in your life?  Have you created a contract with yourself prior to negotiating a contract with a new company?  How does your free time or time… Read More

Changing Culture Relies on Us

Culture emerges from our behavior and feedback into our decision reinforcing our actions.  To change culture we have to decide to be different and act accordingly.  As culture reinforces our previous behaviors, we need a sense of rebellion.  Over time the culture will respond in kind or alienate the behavior.  Others may follow creating a subculture… Read More

Our Freedom in the Balance

Every decision we face with presents us with a balancing act.  The consequences of our decisions take us to future responsibilities.  For example, deciding to have sex with someone when we are young brings about a great responsibility especially if we choose to act without protection or a plan for the “just in case” scenario.… Read More

Embracing the Dark Side

This post could come from different angles as the “dark side” can refer to many different things, some quite fun.  To keep with the nature of this blog, the dark side I refer to is what was previously posted.  The dark side of freedom is our choice and the fantasy of everything we could be or… Read More