Are you sure you want to let others decide what you want in life? A pizza may be a fun little suspension of responsibility especially when the person offering knows what’s good at a restaurant and you don’t. What about a house? So, I took the kids to a hometown artisan pizza place when my… Read More
What’s Worthy of Your Strife?
“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” -Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning What’s the goal… Read More
The Marathon of Life
We are running a marathon all the time yet unaware of it. In a marathon, runners have to learn how to fuel their body correctly, understand there is room at the finish line for everyone, carry as little as possible, enjoy the silence of tuning into one’s body, and let other’s pass you by. Not… Read More
I had the opportunity to speak with our resident risk management expert today. We were discussing enterprise risk management, the tools to do so and what is necessary to manage risk. He then said something directly related to Managing the Business of You. “If you don’t know what’s important to you then what’s important to… Read More
Creating a Map for Ourselves
No matter what level of strategy or tactical activities we are planning for, it is incumbent upon us to choose the right tool for the right job. There are a myriad of tools out there to help us make goals that work. Here is where we can look around to see what tool sets are… Read More
Our Goal of Eating an Elephant
At the grand tactical level it is extremely helpful to be specific on how we may achieve our goals. It is beneficial to think at a low level and list out all the steps to manage the goals that we choose just as much as we orient our goals to our objectives at the higher… Read More
What Goals do We Need?
Recognizing where we are in relation with our vision and objectives is vital to the success of what we endeavor to do with our life. Comparing where we are with where we desire to be is the foundation of managing the situations occurring in our lives. This level of awareness where we feel the tension… Read More
Are You Minding Your Gaps
The gap between what we want and where we are creates tension in our lives. This tension may be used to create worry. It can be felt as stress or emotional upset which can even lead to physical pain. It can also be utilized to our benefit. Tension is a form of energy. Like a… Read More
Leveraging Our Future
As discussed the previous posts, Learning Our Leverage Points and Leveraging Our Interactions, we can make our lives easier if we know what force to apply when. We can also lighten our load so to speak as we can focus on applying effort where it’s needed instead of just working endlessly. The other leverage points… Read More
What’s your intention?
The word intention has it’s roots in the Latin Intendere (intend). To intend something is to ‘direct the attention to.’ Our attention is directed by both our conscious and unconscious minds. Unconsciously, our drives, instincts and impulses have a direction with some rooted deep in our psyche’s and part of our genetic programming. Sometimes we… Read More