Bubble Thoughts . . . Those delicate moments of unfiltered insight, known to float between the conscious and sub-conscious, have played havoc with my daily routine. The absence of a commute and its pre-requisite shower, both reliable Bubble Thought portals, have forced me to wake early, many times before dawn, to capture insight before … Continue reading Bubble Thoughts: Consider The Journey On Your Way To Creating a Memory
I have never been a survey kind of guy. At least not when it comes to leadership. Surveys lead to data. Data leads to statistics. Statistics act like clutter, just something else you add to a mental closet already bestrewn with useless information, including words like “bestrewn”. Even though 14,000 people responded . . . … Continue reading Survey Says? Lead From Your Heart
My friends were beginning to wonder if I had a death wish. “Don’t worry”, they listened to me say, “I’m okay, I can do this." I couldn’t blame them for being skeptical. Less than 24 hours earlier they had witnessed me suffer some of the most cringe-worthy, gravity defying, blatantly devastating wipeouts in the history … Continue reading Watch and Learn: Unlocking The Tumblers of Awareness
Have you ever hosted a party in your home? Or are you one of the millions that would rather not risk the indelible damage to your self-esteem, living in constant fear of ego shattering rejection, the words “and nobody came” echoing through your subconscious for all eternity? If you count yourself part of the second … Continue reading Service Secret #6: Nothin’ But A House Party
Keep Your Sanity. Embrace Change. While that may sound like a bumper sticker or marketing campaign, it is in reality a mantra I have repeated to myself over, and over, and over again . . . throughout my experience as a leader, and life in general. Those familiar with the Tall Tim Story can appreciate … Continue reading Keep Your Sanity. Embrace Change.
I fully embrace a Next Generation mentality. Rapid changes in technology have created incredible new ways to connect, communicate, and collaborate not just locally, but globally … and beyond. Change, though, has come with a heavy price. The success of music streaming apps and other digital media options has rendered one of my favorite Development … Continue reading Tell Me, What Were You Expecting?
Preparing for an interview is a lot like baking a cake. Think about it. You gather your ingredients, follow a sure-fire, can’t miss recipe you discovered on-line, mix everything together, throw it in the oven, close your eyes and hope for the best. And if you’re like a vast majority of the general public, the … Continue reading Interview Step #1: Bake Your Cake
I was searching for solutions among the challenges one morning, and my music choice – “Music of the Grand Canyon” – reflected the mood. Nine year-old Nikolas came into the room, careful not to disturb the sanctity of a home office (“you can see me, but I’m not here”), but inexplicably drawn to the music … Continue reading Culturally Speaking, The Grand Canyon Is Still Being Made
You are going to panic. There is no escaping the physiology of the moment . . . You will shrink immediately from wide angle to tunnel vision, your heart will begin to pound, your pulse will quicken. You’ll begin to perspire, though just a moment prior you commented on how comfortable you felt. Your brain, … Continue reading Learning To Crash Part Of Learning To Fly
7 seconds . . . Conventional wisdom touts this duration as the critical span in which a person generates a First Impression . . . of another person, a new environment, music, a painting, etc. Basically, anything that can be evaluated through the five senses, will be. The senses then collaborate, reach consensus, and dispatch … Continue reading Confidence Key To A Great First Impression