Month: February 2022

challenge

A New Challenge For Living Well

In yesterday’s nugget, I talked about straightforward ways to live well. In today’s nugget, as promised, I’m launching a new challenge that combines two pieces: focusing on gratitude and doing one thing you are telling yourself you “should” do. As I discussed recently, let’s drop the “should.” You might want to take a quick peek …

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Living a good life

Simple Yet Eye-Opening? How To Live Good

What is the foundation for living a good life? How much must we have and achieve? Or better yet: Who must we be?  Could it be more straightforward than we often think? In today’s society (in the U.S. and other “first world” countries), many of us are under constant stress. Constant stress is devasting to our …

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How to Shape Your Life's Story with Your Brilliance

How to Shape Your Life’s Story with Your Brilliance

What is your life’s story – the story of your life in the making? What are you going to look back on in the last few minutes of your life?  Sure, we do not control everything. There are many things in life where we have little to no say. For example,  The economy – each …

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educational marketing

Provide A Surprising Amount Of Value In Your Marketing

Advertising bombards us all the time. Tuning it out as best as possible seems to be a matter of self-defense. How then can your business gain visibility and credibility? How can you build trust? And at some point, how can you make the sale so that you can feed your team, your family, and yourself? …

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Forget about "I should"

Unlock Your Life: Forget About What You “Should” Do

This headline is provocative, I realize. There are tasks we “should” do, even when we are not drawn to doing them?! Let’s take a closer look. The word “should” is almost always used for things we think we need to do… but don’t feel like doing them right now. Or, we tell ourselves we don’t have time for …

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crossing the chasm

Take the Blinders Off and Cross the Chasm

Universities train students to become specialized experts. It turns out that they instructed us to become like “high-prized horses with blinders on.” By that, I mean they taught a lot about our field. Yet, we got little to nothing that would help us use our expertise in an entrepreneurial setting.  In 1997, I left academia and joined …

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Metrics

The Devastating Mistake You Should Never Make With Metrics

What happens when the metric turns into the objective? It can have a devasting impact. Let’s look. I’m going to talk about an example regarding grades in school and then expand the conversation to metrics in business. How Do We Measure Learning Success In Schools? Kids do not get grades during the early years of …

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being in the stands vs. the field

3 Reasons Why Comments From the Stands Are Rarely Helpful

This Brilliance Nugget is not bashing parents making comments at kids’ sports games. As you will read shortly, I have been there and done that. How often do we make comments or give advice from the stands instead of stepping onto the field? Here it goes. We were sitting in the stands watching our sons …

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