“Life is like riding a bicycle – to keep your balance you must keep moving.”
– Albert Einstein
Some days this is my mantra, because if I stop moving I will lose my balance, my momentum, and my energy to get anything done. That is life with Fibromyalgia…
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~Mark Twain
If you enjoy reading as much as I do, I hope you can find a little time this weekend to enjoy a good book, short story, or even a magazine. Here’s what I’m reading when I can find a few minutes to myself:
- You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
- People People by Scott Christopher
- Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
What are you reading?
For some people the phrase “failure is not an option” are words to live by. I tend to look at things a little differently. I had a boss a long time ago who used to tell me, “No guts, no glory” when I was a little hesitant to push a button on an upgrade. Those words helped me gain confidence and get over my fear of failing, because even if I failed, I learned something from the experience.
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
So don’t be afraid to make a mistake. Be afraid of never trying!
How exactly do we as managers and leaders, or even as parents, get people to open up and step up?
A few years ago I attended a user conference for a software company and one of their keynote speakers was Dr. John Izzo. I was so enthralled with the story he told about the origin of the Starbucks’ frappuccino and his message of “Stepping Up” and personal responsibility that I attended another session he gave at that conference and started subscribing to his newsletters. He always has several nuggets of leadership wisdom that I love to share on social media sites, and he inspired a blog I posted awhile back on my company’s intranet site. So I thought I would expand upon that and share some thoughts on finding our own simple ways to lead.
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