Thirty-Nine

39 Supervise your assumptions. They’re out-of-line at times. Some more than others. And some are certainly more addicted to certainty than others. No one likes to be thrust into uncomfortable situations due to a lack of awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and potential preferences of others. Pay attention. Be respectful. Resist the misplaced gumption toward assumption at […]

Thirty-Eight

38 Positioning. Politicking. Panicking. It’s what people do; more or less; much of the time. This is all especially noticeable when change brings about uncertainty, unpredictability, and/or opportunity. Folks begin to behave in peculiar ways when the perception is that there’s something significant to gain or something significant to lose. You see, people either rise-up […]

Thirty-Seven

37 In business, a good majority of a manager’s time, hell… in most occupations, or just life in general, is spent delivering bad news to people. It’s telling people what they need to hear, not just what they want to hear. It’s coming from a place of caring for versus caretaking. The idea is that […]

Thirty-Six

36 I love fielding communication from those whom I call the “none of this applies to me” group. You know the type: those who are audaciously certain… about seemingly, everything. These know-it-all’s think they have all the answers. There’s no subject they’re not well-versed in. These are the people who, when exposed to any information (new […]

Thirty-Five

35 Bitching. Moaning. Whining. Complaining. It’s all some people seem to do. It’s their identity and their attention-seeking mechanism. They’re quick to point out what sucks, what doesn’t work, why it’s never worked, and who’s to blame. They’re easy to spot because their language is laced with self-pity. They’re seemingly incapable of NOT living in […]

Thirty-Four

34 Doubt… It creeps in. It lingers. It’s infectious and fucks with you if left unabated. No matter how many times it happens, or how much experience you have… a good dose of doubt can cripple the most confident among us. The antidote for doubt is action… not assessment, nor analysis. Go DO what you’re in doubt […]

Thirty-Three

33 8 Steps to Get What You Want: 1) Know exactly what it is you’re after and why. More Clarity = Less Chaos. It doesn’t have to be just one thing, but it does have to be clearly your thing(s). 2) Be sure that what you want is something you’re both passionate about, AND have […]

Thirty-Two

32 Do you give as much consideration to the reception of your communication as you do the sending of it? Do you consider your wording (written or verbal) and its impact? Do you consider your vocal tone (intended or unintended) and its impact? Do you consider your intentional or unintentional body language communication and its impact? […]

Thirty-One

31 How good…? Do you have to be…? To be good enough? Tough questions. Easy answer… You and I must be as good, or better, as our situations call for. What do I mean? I mean you and I must be able to rise to the level competency that our circumstances dictate and require to […]

Thirty

30 Change nothing… expect nothing to change. This is regularly expressed, but rarely executed. Why? Because aside from the human need for variety and some uncertainty at times, the idea of change (especially changing ourselves) is an unwelcome intrusion. People don’t like change because it’s one of the best catalysts to produce fear in most […]