Trying to decide too early doesn't propel you forward, it holds you back. Next time you're facing an uncertain situation, instead of flashing forward two steps, stay in the present. That's where the best decisions are always made.
So that's what we're left with, the risk of love. It's sad, it's ugly, and it's worth it.
I've both loved and loathed working from home. Working from home is neither the problem, nor the solution. Creating great work and creating a great family require the same things: time, space and working together.
The boss wants what we all want: support, respect and someone to say, "I've got your back buddy."
It's easier to do small stuff by yourself, but to get the big wins you have to work with other people.
Author Randy Gage says there's no reason to dislike people because they have money.
If you're a boss, don't underestimate how much one person's negativity can affect your entire team. No one is skilled enough to merit ruining the morale of a whole group.
What goes through your mind before you walk into an important meeting?
The other truism my time in China has reaffirmed for me, is that people are fabulous. They invent, they create, they sell, and they love. These are things that always make me happy to be human.
"There's a bias that sales is not intellectual," author Daniel Pink says, "Most people have no idea what salespeople do. They don't understand the skill and intellectual acuity it takes to be a good salesperson."
Humans are visual; we can ignore it, or adjust accordingly.
You know the people who are always worrying about whether or not someone is trying to take advantage of them?. Maybe you know someone like this. They question the motives, quality and price of everything. When they need to buy something, they spend hours trying to figure out the exact
The people who say that their one thing didn't contribute to the problem are probably the people who don't have to face a black, jagged child-shaped hole in their soul.
It wasn't until my early 20s that I turned to reading as a form of personal development. Prior to that, non-fiction was something that teachers assigned, grindingly boring tomes that you read only because you had to, and you forgot right after the test. Then I read "The Road Less Traveled" and everything changed. For the first time I realized that books aren't always about other people, sometimes they're about me.
Your life has a purpose, and it's bigger than just your tasks. It's about the love, joy and success you bring to others. Remind yourself of that the next time you're having a hard day.