I often get questions about books that might help people get ahead in work, relationships, or life.
This week's video is all about three of my favorite books to recommend.
Have you ever felt like you were out of your element, didn't fit in, or out of place?
I used to feel all three of these back when I started my first job. I moved to Arkansas from the Chicagoland area, and didn't know many people. Everyone was great, but it just didn't feel like home.
It impacted how I showed up at work, and in my social life. I wasn't happy.
Luckily, I had some mentors who helped me move past with some great advice. For me, there are three things that can help you feel more connected, more engaged, or more part of the community if you ever feel out of sorts.
The next time you are struggling to fit in, try one of these and see if they help!
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Have you ever put off doing something you knew would move you forward towards your dreams or the life you want?
Starting that new business? Having that tough conversation with the kids about keeping their room clean?
Same for me.
I spent 5 years on a 2-year plan right out of college, trying to figure out what I wanted to do and building up the courage to actually leave the comfortable corporate gig I had.
Most times people delay because of three things: fear, lack of confidence, and lack of clarity.
I was afraid of leaving my known corporate job because I had over $70,000 of student debt and didn't know how I would keep up with the payments. I was afraid that the next gig I could get wouldn't be fulfilling or would be even more stressful than my corporate IT job.
I was not sure I could get another job, or if I could ever figure out a way to get rid of my student debt.
I had no idea what I really wanted for my career. Up until getting the job at Walmart...
Doubt is part of life. How we respond to doubt determines how successful we are in life.
There are four different ideas to help handle doubt better, and get you back to higher performance:
You are more capable than you know, so get after it!
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The big goal for me this year is to get into the best health of my life!
How can I make sure that I don't fizzle out two weeks into January? Here are my four best ideas to get clearer on your goals.
Vegan - One who does not partake in food or products that have a face. Or someone who choses not to use animal products.
Paleo - One who strived to eat like a caveman. Or someone who choses to eat mostly vegetables and healthy meats. Strives to not eat processed foods.
First off, I am a natural Einstein... In this weeks live video, I started the live broadcast and had my cast iron seasoning on my stove. Not 1 minute into my video, I smell burning... and decide to take a little journey. Thats why there is some traveling in the early part of the video.
Gotta love live video!
One of the thing I have been thinking about this week has been how sometimes completely different ideas have more in common than they do differently.
A specific example are the vegan and paleo communities. They actually have many ideas in common:
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...