So what this means for me, is getting calm enough, even when pressed into the deep backhand corner, to hit a solid shot back rather than swatting wildly for a winner. More often than not, I will swing for the winner, either because I am tired and want to end the point or because I “think” the winner is the best option. This is where the unforced part of the error comes in.
Drop it. Leave your phone behind. See how much more you can get out of walking through your life.
Before Freud, before Covert, before anyone you’ve ever heard of there was the iChing, the oriental book of changes. I don’t throw the hexagrams a lot, but in a occasional moment of seeking I will turn to the iChing to help me reflect on some moment in my life, some pause before the next great […]
It’s been raining here in Texas for a while now. The windfall of water has taken it’s toll on my workout schedule a bit, but mainly in keeping me off the tennis courts. Have you tried any superfoods as part of your health and fitness quest? What about Maca powder? Or coconut oil? Or omega-3 […]
Social media is about transparency. If The Cluetrain Manifesto taught us anything it is that the public will talk about the truth regardless of what the company or person wants the public to talk about. I am engaging in that true talk. And as I say elsewhere, *MY COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS OPEN.*
Let’s agree that we are going to break up right now, before we sit down to have coffee. Then let’s explore what connections we share RIGHT NOW. There is no time to wait around and see if things work out. They won’t. // But if there is a white hot opportunity that you and I can do together, today… I’M ALL IN. 100% IN.
This is what I live for. Digging in, getting a plan, and adjusting everything as we move through the process of launching a site, or program, or campaign. Just remember, there is never enough time. So… GET A PLAN for that as well.
Agile used to be a buzzword. Either you were IN or you were OUT when it came to understanding the “agile” model. Today, agile is still alive and well, and driving some of the most innovative development teams in the world. Of course, there’s probably an agile 2.0 model that we don’t even know about yet, but looking at a few of the agile processes can help us in any aspect of team leadership, project management, and even self-leadership.
Where do you go for Presentation Inspiration? Is there such thing as an inspiring PowerPoint slide show? Need an infographic or a data point for YOUR presentation? Chances are someone else, had already done a nice job of collecting the same data you need to gather. If you don’t know slideshare.net, let me introduce you.
The idea is that your peer group is not only an indicator of your performance and habits, they may also be a predictor of future success or failure.
I guess in some ways my signal has also been cleaned by this person’s clarification today. I will no longer offer the walks or connections that we used to share. It simply is too painful for them to have me in their lives.
In a week or so the hash-tag of your conference (#TEDxAustin, #SXSW, #SXSWi) will be a ghost town and the pages that are currently lit up busy with connecting will be attracting fewer and fewer eyeballs. And you can keep your vivid emotions and connective feelings alive through deliberate practice or you can let the “event” the “tribe” fade back into the interwebz, until the next event, or next gathering that you are part of.