Category: Wisdom Quote

Monday Motivation: How to win after a fall

July 25th, 2016 by

pablo (21)

It’s easy to stand up after a win to applause and admiration. It’s not so easy after a knock down. Encountering defeat and becoming defeated are two different things. Standing up after a fall requires deep character, courage, tenacity … it’s how to turn a tough situation into a personal WIN!

Weekly Wisdom: Human Problems

July 19th, 2016 by

easy solution

 

“There is always an easy solution to every human problem- neat, plausible, and wrong.” -H. L. Mencken

Monday Motivation: Choose your heroes wisely

July 18th, 2016 by

pablo (20)

Our culture celebrates people who make little to no meaningful contributions to others. When we make heroes of people who can act, play a sport, or sing we are placing value on activities they perform well. Do the people you honor have the personal qualities you’d like to emulate in business and life? Think of those who have made a direct impact on your life. These people are likely those you see every week, who have overcome the odds to be successful. They are the people who will walk with you during tough times.  Do one thing to honor your hero today!

Weekly Wisdom: Learn from Every Experience

July 12th, 2016 by

Experience

 

“Experience is not what happens to a man. It’s what a man does with what happens to him.” -Aldous Huxley

Monday Motivation: Leadership 101

July 11th, 2016 by

pablo (19)

“To get it done right, I do it all myself,” said no great leader … ever.  Don’t be a martyr – work smarter.

 

Weekly Wisdom: Lack of Knowledge

July 5th, 2016 by

lack of knowledge

 

“Lack of knowledge…that is the problem. You should not ask questions without knowledge. If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.” – W. Edwards Deming

Monday Motivation: A Powerful Lesson on Leadership

July 4th, 2016 by

pablo (18)

True leaders don’t inspire work by giving orders. They inspire action by creating a compelling vision to word toward.  What seed can you plant in another person today to inspire his or her personal growth?

Weekly Wisdom: Sharing is Caring

June 28th, 2016 by

nobility

“To be good is noble, but to teach others to be good is nobler and less trouble.” -Mark Twain

Monday Motivation: No better time than the present

June 27th, 2016 by

pablo (17)

Isn’t it funny how we think we will have more time later?  Whatever is on your “later” list, won’t you be glad a year from today if you start now?

Weekly Wisdom: Be Proactive!

June 21st, 2016 by

ounce of prevention

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Henry de Bracton

Monday Motivation: Create your legacy

June 20th, 2016 by

pablo (9)

It doesn’t matter who you are, your time is limited, and your life is finite. Knowing this, if you made a list today of things you would not want to leave undone, what items would be on the list? And what has blocked you from checking these items off? If you are like most people, you wait to act. You wait until something kicks you in the butt and reminds you that maybe you are not living life on your own terms. Maybe you’re living by someone else’s terms … someone you don’t even like.

Identify what’s important (versus what doesn’t really matter). Write your list. Build your legacy. Don’t leave what you’re meant to do here undone.

Weekly Wisdom: The Importance of Management

June 14th, 2016 by

people and management

 

“People work in the system. Management creates the system.” -W. Edwards Deming

Monday Motivation: Are you comparing your insides to someone else’s outsides?

June 13th, 2016 by

Do you ever look at social media and see so many people doing so many cool things that you wonder if you are falling behind? It’s not social media’s fault. Social media wasn’t designed to let us know whether or not we measure up. It’s our fault because feelings like that arise when we compare our insides to someone else’s outsides.

We have no idea how long it takes for a person to get to where they are. Let’s not act like it was dumb luck or unearned effort when someone succeeds. Although another person’s success can feel like a reminder of personal shortcomings, jealous feelings can be proactive when we recognize them and allow them to reveal qualities within ourselves we can improve upon. The real question is:

Are you willing to make the sacrifice?

Weekly Wisdom: Don’t question opportunity!

June 7th, 2016 by

rocket ship

 

“If you were offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Monday Motivation: Always 100%

June 6th, 2016 by

pablo (6)

Doing more than you are paid to do is the best investment you can make in your career development. It’s the simple law of success!

Weekly Wisdom: What is a Root Cause?

May 31st, 2016 by

root cause

 

“A Root Cause is the absence of a best practice or the failure to apply knowledge that would have prevented the problem.” – Mark Paradies

Monday Motivation: Risk the Ordinary

May 30th, 2016 by

pablo (5)

We do we settle for the ordinary?  Complacency is a choice.  Letting people off the hook who let us down gives them permission to do it again.  Not learning something new to qualify for a better position at work keeps us stuck in dead-end jobs.  Avoiding exercise and good food keeps energy low and sets us up for health problems.

Look at the cost-benefit analysis of decisions made during this thing called “life” in the areas of career, health, finances and relationships.  What are your decisions costing you today? Are you ready to risk the usual to reach the extraordinary?

Weekly Wisdom: Change your thinking, change the outcome.

May 24th, 2016 by

same thinking

 

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

Monday Motivation: Get busy!

May 23rd, 2016 by

pablo (4)

Research indicates that the happiest people are the busiest.  What’s the key to wanting to stay busy? Find justification for being busy; otherwise, we tend to remain idle.  Learn more.

Weekly Wisdom: Create Your Own Happiness.

May 17th, 2016 by

happiness

“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” -Dalai Lama

Monday Motivation: Courage

May 16th, 2016 by

pablo (14)

True story! “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” Other people do not really think about what you need. Whether it’s a boss, co-worker, spouse or friend, if you feel frustrated, overwhelmed or resentful of the relationship it is usually because you are not asking enough of the relationship. People are not mind readers, and they miss subtle cues.

How can you practice courage? Be specific about what your unmet expectations are, “Would you please do x by y?” If you are allowing others to encroach on your personal boundaries, you are complicit in it. Set boundaries — and be clear about what you can’t tolerate. “When you x, I feel y.” Don’t try to be all things to all people. “I’m sorry, I’m not available to help you with x today.”

No need to act in an aggressive or entitled way to get what you want. Courage is a manner of conveying that you know your worth, and while you may not always get what you asked for, you will command more respect than if you had not been bold enough to make your request.

Weekly Wisdom: Silence the Negativity.

May 10th, 2016 by

Paint

“If you hear a voice within you say, “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent Van Gogh

Monday Motivation: Growth

May 9th, 2016 by

pablo (15)

Every day you have the opportunity to be a better you. This doesn’t mean huge changes all at once. Small changes over time guarantees steady personal growth.  These changes include dropping excuses and living up to mistakes, letting go of anger, listening to others (really listening), practicing kindness and being open to change.  Believe in yourself and know that whatever situation you are in, you have life-changing growth potential.

Weekly Wisdom: Simple Things Can Lead to Progress.

May 3rd, 2016 by

Maimonides

“Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thou shalt progress.” -Maimonides

Monday Motivation: How to get good advice.

May 2nd, 2016 by

pablo (13)
Why are most of us willing to take advice from anyone? Friends, family and neighbors mean well (usually) but would you seek advice from a friend about money who doesn’t have money? Would you seek advice from a neighbor about health who is morbidly obese? Would you seek advice from a family member about a relationship who struggles with relationships?

Motivate yourself to seek out people who will give you the right advice. It takes extra effort because they may not be the people who surround you.  Two rules of thumb:

1. Carefully evaluate advice from someone who doesn’t have to live with the possible consequences.

2. Think seriously about the advice from someone who you wouldn’t trade places with on the matter.

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