Posts in category: Resilience

Cubicle Commando

Cubicle Commando

Cubicle Commando: Intrapreneurs, Innovation and Corporate Realities. By Lisa Messenger and Zern Liew. ISBN 0-9775519-0-3. It may come across as a strange thing to do, but I am reading a book I had an intimate hand in writing. It is quite amazing how the disciplined...

Never work when you are desperate

This is a piece of insider wisdom from the adult services industry. You don’t work when you are desperate, because it leads you to compromise your values. You may do things you never thought you would. And you may engage with people who are not good for you. (Don’t...

Evangelical fear

I had the dubious opportunity to be handed an evangelical booklet the other day. This was one of those comic-book-like affairs with nice black ink drawings. It is ironic to note that in this day where the media and advertising ram hysteria, fear and uncertainty down...

Unexpected consequences

You are reading a book, an article, or a blog post. The piece spoke to you. It resonated with something inside you. You thought “Wow! This is great. I must contact the author!” You get on to email… Then you stop. “Why would they want to hear from me? They don’t know...

Choosing input

The world will give us feedback and input whether we seek it out or now. People will make comments about our work. It is actually we ourselves who attach the labels “nice” or “negative” to each piece of input. We may not be able to choose our...

Contemplating an egg

An egg is a versatile thing indeed. It can be used in an amazing variety of ways. Similarly, you too have egg-like versatile skills if you look deep enough. We often lump our skills with our jobs or training – accountant, ballet teacher, homemaker. Dig deeper and a...

Dominant vs submissive states

People are more sociable when they are in a submissive state of mind. We are in a dominant state of mind when we are trying to sell a point, or push an opinion. We are in a submissive state of mind when we are genuinely listening to someone, and engaging with them...

Keeping score vs satisfaction

“..numbers were useful only in keeping score, not in judging satisfaction.” Robert Ludlum’s in his novel The Altman Code. I am thinking of the myriad of business/entrepreneur/etc awards out there that continue to celebrate money-making above all...

Happiness drive

Start a happiness drive today. What can you do for a customer right now that will bring a smile to their face? How about a complete stranger? And what can you do for youself today to add to your own happiness? (Example: pay the toll of the driver behind you.) What are...

Chocolate meetings

On blue days, turn off your phone, shut down your computer, and schedule a one-hour meeting with yourself and three pieces of premium chocolate.
The Big Moo

The Big Moo

The Big Moo – Stop trying to be perfect and start being remarkable. The group of 33 edited by Seth Godin. ISBN 1-59184-103-8. Loads of thought provokers in bite-sized chunks. My favourite takeaway is: what if my business had to rely on donations (like a radio...

Working with your “faults”

In a conformist world, we often have our “faults” pointed out to us repeated by the well meaning (or otherwise!). “You are too opinionated.” “You are too accommodating.” The advice is usually something inactionable and frustratingly...
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