This week I have been struggling with focus for a few of my projects.
It has been tough to keep my mind from wandering from my work, and I started thinking about what other successful people do to increase their focus. I thought to do a FB live video to share what my observations on focus.
Five things I noticed successful people think through to up their focus:
Ever wonder about how to better make sure you "get things done"? Here are four steps you need to make sure you complete your personal or professional project!
Four things to help when you get frustrated:
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I had a thought the other day about what makes a "good day" different from a "bad" day. You know, the days when you feel awesome, energized, and inspired to get things done. Like you are almost invincible when it comes to being productive!
Then there are the days where no amount of kitten pictures, coffee, chocolate, or aspiration can get your butt moving. You feel cruddy, sluggish, and unmotivated.
I realized, for me, many times it comes down to the question, "how did I start my day?" How did you start your day today?
In graduate school, I studied information systems and there is a saying we had - garbage in is garbage out. Meaning, bad information into a system leads to bad information leaving the system. Imagine if you are trying to get directions to your friend house, and you put in a bad starting location. You currently are downtown in Chicago, and you enter Cleveland, Ohio as your starting city.
How are the...
When I first started my career, I had a job where I wore a ton of different hats. Project manager, programmer, support guy, business analyst, customer relationship manager, and sometime, punching bag.
My business degree was helpful, though I felt like I was pulled in 1000 different directions and never made progress on anything.
Eventually, I learned four things that helped me feel more in control of my day, and generated momentum with my work so I didn't feel frustrated.
Reflecting on these things, and implementing them helped increase...
In this week's video, I share three big ideas on how to survive in a startup or corporate envirnoment!
Have you ever struggled with feeling like you did not control your career, or that no matter how awesome you were at your job that you didn't get noticed for promotions?
Having worked the last ten years at corporate offices for Wal-Mart and Apple, I have learned how to effectivly navigate business environments as an individual contributor.
The first idea: Most business, techincal, or engineering problems are people problems. Start-ups expect you to work 20hours a day! If you are not taking care of your body, and more importantly your brain, you effectivly are hurting your creativity, your descions making, and your ability to use your brain to do the most effective work!
So sleep at least 7 hours a night. Eat veggies. Drink tons of water. Stay away from too much caffiene. Do not drink energy drinks.
The second idea: ...
As 2016 wraps up, it' time to reflect on what we learned and set up to make 2017 the best year ever!
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It's Halloween time, so I thought a quick video on fear of change would be appropriate!
As we move closer to the end of the year, I wanted to talk about one thing many people feel uncomfortable with - change.
Have you ever had worry over changes in your job, house, relationships, plans, or expectations? Me too. That's how I got stuck with my first job out of college.
Have you ever been unsure of your job or place in life? Ever wonder if there was something more true to your heart you could be working on? I felt unsure if my first job was where I needed to be. I wondered if I could contribute more to helping people, than to working a tech job I didn't love. And I stayed in that job for five years. FIVE YEARS! That is a significant slice of time to not love what you are doing. I needed to change?
So how did I change my first job?
One of my mentors shared with me why we resist change. Especially change...
In a world of constant change, you can build up stress. We all need to SLOW IT DOWN and take care of ourselves. So, what is your perfect day?
Sometimes we are so busy getting things done, we forget to take care of ourselves, or to think a bit more strategically about how we want structure our life. In high perforamnce studies, we talk about expression and how it is important with happiness.
Before we get to my five ideas to have the perfect day, take a second to think of five ideas to express and plan your perfect day. What would be your five components? I ask you this becasue there is no right or wrong answer - just perspective.
Got your five ideas? Cool - Here are five ideas to think through to express and plan your perfect day: