So, I sprained my ankle recently - for the second time in a week - and I decided the Universe was telling me that I needed to slow down. I'm trying to do too much and I need to reset.
I do this to myself sometimes. Somehow I've got this idea that being busy means you are valuable, needed, important.
What a load of BS.
I got a healthy dose of perspective today while my wife and I cleaned out the garden. We ripped out weeds, pruned bushes, and re-potted...
Being an entrepreneur means being self-motivated and self-disciplined.
There’s no boss standing over you requiring a specific action by a certain date. There may not even be a demanding group of customers expecting that you produce a program or product on schedule.
And yet we nonetheless create powerful work that can transform people’s lives.
We must be a pretty self-motivated bunch!
That comes naturally to me and I imagine the same is true for many of you.
Asking for help is an important skill to master. We all need to ask for help sometimes, in both our personal lives and our work lives.
Asking for help can move us forward when we're stuck. It helps us feel that we're not alone, that we have each others' back, and it feels great to support a friend, partner, stranger, or team member.
However, if we bring the wrong energy to asking for help, it can achieve the exact opposite: We end up feeling hurt and alone,...
Every once in a while, we get support tickets with subject lines or messages in ALLCAPS and with lots of exclamation points.
Something along the lines of:
Subject: “IT’S NOT WORKING!!!!!”
It is clear that the writer is pretty stressed out.
I’ve been there too. I bet we all have. And it’s no fun.
When we are feeling that way, we are usually too upset to communicate effectively about what is not working. Which means it takes longer for...
I was talking with Calvin the other day about my experience as a new Simplero staff member. Somehow, we got on the subject of messing up. ;)
I ended up sharing something that happened to me years earlier.
Once upon a time, I was a social worker in a program that provided crisis intervention to survivors of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. Most of the time, the crisis was emotional or logistical, but sometimes, it was literally life-or-death.
One woman called me ...
I had the pleasure recently of speaking with Joy Duling, creator of The Movement Summit, about how to engage with your customers, so they will be with you for the long haul.
I love that Joy has taken this approach with her summit. Technology and marketing are just not the things that are going to make the difference to the people that matter: Your customers. Your tribe.
The summit starts on Monday, and has participation from a number of inspiring teachers. Check out their thoughts on...