There is no silver bullet or magic key.
Timing and strategy are important in thinking through a transition, growth, or move. But so is risk.
Strategy helps give context for what’s happened in the past as well as what could happen in the future.
Risk is the catalyst for chutzpah. It’s the underbelly of taking on anything new, trying a different idea or concept, or making a change. Are you waiting for the silver bullet or are you taking the risks you need to to get where you want to go?
When you’re managing a business or a team of people, you’re constantly juggling.
You are responsible for…
- The Day-to-Day. Getting the work done “in” your business.
- The Team. Fostering those who work with and for you.
- The Future. Getting the work done “on” your business
We live in a reactive world, so it’s not strange that we respond to what is most urgent. But when you forget about the non-urgent, they often become urgent after it’s too late.
Filed under: Creativity, Growth + Development | Tags: Bond Influence, EyeWriter, Frank Warren, Lance Weiler, Man’s Search for Meaning, Mick Ebeling, SXSW, Tempt, The Not Impossible Foundation, Vikram Gandhi, Viktor Frankel
Over the smell of smoky meats and luminous red lighting, I joined over 200 people to watch Bond Influence host Frank Warren, Mick Ebeling, Lance Weiler, and Vikram Gandhi at the Art + Innovation event during SXSW.
Many of you may know Mick Ebeling. He and an army of folks created the EyeWriter through The Not Impossible Foundation. Inspired by Tempt, a famous LA graffiti artist with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), the EyeWriter is a device similar to glasses that allows Tempt to draw again using just the movement of his eyes.
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I recently came across Harvard Business Review’s latest issue about what makes people thrive and create sustainable performance within their work environments. The article is called The Value of Happiness.
Researchers identified two components that influence thriving, sustainable performance: Vitality + Learning. A combo that makes absolute sense, but is more rare than you might think.
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As I look around my space, I am grateful for my relationships. They have allowed me personal and professional fulfillment throughout my life. I’ve definitely had my fair share of heartache as well as valuable learning opportunities, too, but the net is always greater than the loss.
Look around you. What are your relationships like? Are you surrounded by new relationships? Do you have a lot of people around you that you’ve known for years? A mix of both? Which relationships are you most proud of? Which relationships do you need to reinvent or simply say goodbye to?
Relationships have the potential to enhance life’s engagement, make business happen, and help the world go round. What do relationships create for you?
I’m taking voice lessons from the incredible Teal Collins from The Mother Truckers. And, the last few days I’ve experienced great frustration because I have to learn how to pace my breath. I can sing those notes well, but without the pace of my breath, I peter out at the end. For those of you that know me, pace is something I strive for. I’ve typically been a run-stop-run-stop kinda girl, and while I appreciate the productivity that energy can bring short term, I value what pace can do long-term.
I’m curious, how do you manage pace?