Is Today Someday?

 

Someday…I will…

 

How many times have I made that statement? I’m not talking about procrastination which I can be a master at. I’m talking about good ideas that one day I’ll get to. Something that needs to be done but while important, it’s not urgent (at least in my mind which many times has a different purview than my wife). The Four Square Time Management box that President Eisenhower used for leadership decisions focused attention on urgency and importance.

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.
– Dwight Eisenhower

 

Spending time in the important and urgent box maximizes productivity.

 

What I’ve found is that we all have ideas that SOMEDAY we’ll get to; something that is meaningful in our lives.

 

Someday I’ll stretch myself and take on a new role, try a new approach.

 

Someday I’ll call someone I think of as a stretch, someone who within in my field would be wonderful to connect with but they seem to have a higher status in my mind than what is normally comfortable.

 

Someday I’ll reach back out to a person who played an important role in my life that I need to say “You are important to me.” It could be someone you haven’t spoken to in weeks, days, or years.  Today, with the turmoil we face, people need those calls.

 

We all have great thoughts of steps to take, actions that the busyness of work and life pushes aside. Strides make a difference when we shorten

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New Research: There Is an “I”​ in Team

 

Mathew McConaughey is known more as a movie star than a philosopher. Yet in an interview with Jon Gordon, I listened to Mathew respond to the question of what drives his standard of performance, rising to an Oscar-winning actor. His response caught me off guard when he replied “embarrassment”. Matthew went on to explain that the question “‘did I bring my best to the table?’ drives a fear of being embarrassed. Not failing. Simply bringing my best to the table. Not stopping until I have delivered all I’m capable of.” He drove his point home by stating people have been mistaken for years; when they stated: “there is no I in team.” Click here for video link

 

There is an I in team. The team centers around the question

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45 Days to Ignite

 

Over the past few weeks I’ve been flashing back to a comment made by the CEO of the company I worked for right out of college. He boldly stood at the lectern during an awards program and proclaimed “there is a recession going on and we choose not to participate.” While his energetic proclamation fired up the room, what happened next began a destructive cycle the company never recovered from.

 

Nothing.

 

He did nothing,

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