My foster father was a Second World War veteran and he often talked about the importance of believing in yourself, believing in your country, and believing in your company, believing in your mission if you wanted to achieve great victories in life.
To remind people of the need to play nice and be a good neighbor and supportive co-worker, why not create a giant-sized customized list of the “Top-10 Things That Don’t Require Any Talent Or Special Skills.” Most of you have probably seen this list pop up on your social media feeds – and whether you write it on a flip chart, create giant posters, or write it on your lunch room whiteboard – share the list or display it in a prominent place as a constant reminder to everyone.
Bucket lists are amazing things. They let us dream, let us grow, tell us where we might need to move to do those cool things and they let us see our spirit and our mortality up close and personal.
Don’t have one? Here are three things to help you get started:
If bad habits are tripping you up at this time in your life, then there’s no time like the present to make a shift. The only way to grow is by developing different habits, so the more intentional you are about creating them, the easier it is to grow. Habits are simply repetitive actions, so deciding to shift is a matter of taking a different action.
Whether your morning starts early or late, how you begin your day has a huge impact on your level of success. Most of the leaders I work with are self-aware and have some version of a morning routine to get them properly set up for the day. Others struggle with family commitments, issues with organization or time or the simple desire to sleep.If you’re one of those, here are a few simple ways you can harness the power of the morning for life in just one month:
People often ask me “how do you do it all Tom!?” How do you oversee a large company? How do you find time to write books? How do you manage to have a successful online community? How do you fit in speaking and consulting engagements? And how in the world do you find it in your schedule to spend time with family and friends? Well...it’s not easy and at times I have struggled keeping everything successfully together. Truthfully it wasn’t until I made...
As a parent do you oftentimes struggle with how to support your children in becoming the best of who they are? Unfortunately, many of our schools (and our culture) try to fit our very unique children into one mold – the same mold – they feel will make them "successful." As a Strengths Coach, this is quite frustrating, but because I understand my strengths, I know exactly why it bugs me so much! You see, one of my top strengths...
Time is one of the most precious non-renewable resources we possess. As a result, there are thousands of books and articles out there that aim to help people manage their time more efficiently and get more done. We might all have the same 168 hours per week at our disposal, but even though we try to schedule each and every hour, we can find ourselves falling further and further behind if we continue to schedule based only on time and fail to include three other crucial points – energy, interest and routine.
Over and over again I see that when professionals and leaders become disengaged or disempowered, a big part of it is due to dis-alignment. "Dis-alignment to what?" you may ask. Well, simply answered – TO YOURSELF. A brand doesn't only belong to products, or companies, or places. Each of us is a unique brand, too! If our brand is "off" or dis-ingenuous, we won't feel on purpose, and we won't be leveraging the best of who we are in order to make a difference in our work and in our lives.
The wind is blowing my hat towards my cheek, and I can hear my children laughing with their daddy. It is an absolutely breathtaking day on Miami Beach, and I feel like crying. My mind is flooded with negative thoughts: I'm a bad mom because I won't play with them in the water and my children's memories of fun times will always include mom on the sideline watching them looking serious. It is always painful to sit in a happy place full of remorse and regret. I know this is universal for most of us as parents.