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Rethink

Crystalized intelligence – all bluffs will be called

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All bluffs would be called.

 

The years after we retire, usually at age 65, are called the golden years.

For a reason.

Aging comes with benefits.

Most importantly, we’re good at using what we’ve learned.

Call this crystallized intelligence.

Clarity.

It’s like compound interest, for wisdom.

 

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Dear Son

What’s the point of having priorities?

High school Track practice
Yesterday, a sprint to the finish line. As a team. A clear goal. Give it your all.

 

What’s the point of having priorities?

Dear executive, if you wanted everyone to be focused on the key drivers for your organization’s success, how would you accomplish it?

How would your direct reports accomplish it?

How would their direct reports accomplish it?

How will your front line do it?

Why haven’t you been doing those things?

Why aren’t you doing those things now?

You do realize what this sounds like and looks like to an unbiased observer, right?

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Mid Life Crisis Is When...

The guaranteed antidote to regrets

Blurry photo
Life goes by in a blur.

 

Is procrastination to blame for my regrets?

Is it to blame for yours?

Yes and yes.

Consider this guaranteed antidote – a deadline.

If we want to have a better future (healthier, wealthier, smarter, more content, etc) we create wonderful dreams in our minds about how we’re going to change.

But we fail to attach a deadline, thus enabling procrastination to never feel compelled to end.

The reason we avoid deadlines is two-fold:

  1. We think we have forever
  2. A deadline is too much pressure for something we don’t need right now

Long-term procrastination makes us a spectator in our own life.

The frustration is severe because it wasn’t that we never finished our dream, it’s that we never got started in the first place.

Deep regret.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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It's All We Have

A consistently busy schedule is all it takes

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This blog is about our mind, our attitude.

 

A consistently busy schedule is all it takes for our temporary postponement to become a permanent postponement.

Our true priorities never get set in the proper order.

Having the right priorities, but in the wrong order is a ticking time bomb for regret. (Tweet that)

Health, Family time, dreams…

These take a back seat while we work on the urgent stuff.

The past two weeks have been more challenging than normal and i am struggling (more than the normal daily struggle) to get back in control of my in-box.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Authenticity (New Currency)

There is no room for this

Southwest Airlines employee statement
At Denver Airport waiting for the shuttle to main terminal.

 

(Thi is a note to myself)

You want a positive attitude?

Well then, here’s all you have to do.

Go get it.

Oh snap, wait, there are reasons, right, that this isn’t possible for you?

You’re special and different, and have issues that complicate things. Issues that are different from everyone else, right?

Bull.

Walt Disney never (publicly) accepted excuses. He never (publicly) worried about being different either.

He also knew (later in life) that these two beliefs would be the foundation of his leadership legacy.

i confess to copying Walt.

There, i said it.

Your excuses are invalid.

At least that’s what i’ve convinced myself to embrace.

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