My dad is one of the most important people in my life.
I’ve been thinking about him a lot lately. He is one out of a handful of people who have always been there for me.
A friend told me that I’m not a good listener.
“What?!,” I said, when I first heard it. Or, semi-heard it. “That can’t be true…”
I met a falconer. We discussed the process of working with trained birds of prey, and I asked questions about the art.
In the recent months, a typical morning for me has entailed multiple steps consisting of the following:
- Getting up around 5AM
- Making coffee
- Reading & writing
- Showering / shaving / brushing teeth
- Cooking eggs and kale
- Getting dressed
I’m usually on the road to the office by 6:40.
Now, this routine works and it’s fine, but perhaps there is a better way…
I’ve stepped away from this blog for a few weeks.
Some new demands have been placed on my time, and I’ve been giving serious thought to the important things in life. Prioritizing is always important, but all the more so as you grow in your relationships and climb higher up the corporate ladder.
What’s the difference between an amateur and a professional? A dabbler and an artist?
How do we know when we’ve made that shift in skillset and state of mind and are ready to progress to the next level in our craft?
At times, it’s not always clear…
What’s your goal-setting process? Are you the master-strategist, designing the entire undertaking from start to finish?
Or, do you allow someone else to become the authority and follow their direction one hundred percent by the book?
Think back to a time years ago when someone asked you “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
How did you respond?
If someone asked me that question back in the day, my response was always “I want to be an archaeologist!”
You may have noticed that we’re big fans of metaphors here at wisdomandstrategy.com. We’ve likely mentioned that a few times before, so forgive us if it’s getting repetitive.
Metaphors aren’t the only expressions of word craft we fortuitously favor and of which we’re unflaggingly fond.
I was recently explaining to a friend the significance that the martial arts have had on my life.
It was back in the seventh grade when I first began studying Shuri-Te (a traditional form of karate). Even before then I remember reading and watching everything I could on the topic. During the course of my martial arts studies I came across a Japanese concept known as Giri…