Tuesday, January 30, 2018

How do you cure headaches?

Do your homework. If you do your homework for the work to be done in advance, you save yourself a lot of headaches. Do your homework for the meeting that will take place. Do your homework for the interview you will be attending. Do your homework for the briefing you will give your boss. Do your homework for the briefing your employees will be giving you.

Homework – preventing headaches since work began.

Do you have a migraine?

Monday, January 29, 2018

Will it forgive you?

Perfection isn’t forgiving. It demands your everything. Your whole being.
You have to decide if you want perfection because the price is your life.

When do you walk away?

Friday, January 26, 2018

Why the gap?

The gap that you feel now is from years of neglect. To ensure that it doesn’t happen in the future, you need to one – fix the problem now. Get it back to even keel. Two, don’t neglect it anymore. Put in a program that prevents the problem in the first place.

This applies not just for your health but your brand as well.

How long has it been?

Thursday, January 25, 2018

What’s the back up?

What happens when you just don’t have the motivation? The answer is simple. You rely on discipline. Discipline spits in the face of motivation. There are no warm fuzzy words of encouragement. No coaxing needed. You just turn up when the time is up. You just do what you need to do when you need to do it. 

But you hate the word “discipline”; too much work hidden in that word. I know. 

What can you rely on?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Where do you want to be?

“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” – Zig Ziglar
That’s why people who do more get further.

How far can you go?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Can you continue to shine?

If you choose to do the right thing even when you are angry, frustrated, cynical, disappointed – then I think that is one step closer to contributing to something that is bigger than oneself.

Will they keep you down?

Monday, January 22, 2018

What is your next step?

Have the courage to take the leap. But be prudent in surveying the environment too. If you did that, then jump!

What did they tell you?

Friday, January 19, 2018

Are you illiterate?

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler

Are you ignorant?

Thursday, January 18, 2018

How prepared are they?

Eventually, you need to push them. Some of them will fall off the branch. Two things can happen. If they fly, they are meant to soar. If they fall to the ground, they are meant for the predators.

How steely are you?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

How have you prepared?

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali

Can you take the beating outside the ring? 


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Where is your ring?

When you step into the ring, expect to be bashed up. You step into the ring every day when you turn up for work. So, like a fighter you train and you keep yourself sharp so you don’t get beaten. It’s not a tough concept to understand. 

How does a professional boxer get good at his work? That’s how you do it too.

When does the bell ring?

Monday, January 15, 2018

What is the life that you chose?

If you did, then don’t complain. If you didn’t, then choose now and get on with it. Leave the rest of us alone with the choice that we have made. We are all on a roll. We don’t have time to whine and bitch. We have challenges to overcome. And yes, we expected those challenges when we made those choices.

Friday, January 12, 2018

How do they remember you?

Not just your tagline and logo. Colours, symbols, values, principles, other visual elements. Pretty basic stuff but in the age of internet mumbo-jumbo, these seem to be forgotten.

Are you spending behind them?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

What is commitment?

When you say you are committed. Be ready to quantify the time and energy you are willing to put in. I would suggest to you that time is a more important variable in this equation.

How much can you give?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

What about the process?

Whatever success you can imagine, you should put in that imagination the nightmares that come with it. That’s just the way it is. Learning to love the process however eerie that sounds is part of getting the success you imagine. 

What’s the journey made of?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Are you having a good discussion?

Intellectual capability must go hand-in-hand with maturity if you are going to have a good discussion. Let’s not even talk about a debate.

Assess who you are going to have a discussion with and their levels of intellectual capability and maturity. Be prepared for the level that you will be engaged.

It can solve a lot of headaches.

Will you be able to debate?

Monday, January 8, 2018

How do you get there?

Keep walking.

What if you fear? Keep walking.
What if you don’t know how? Keep walking.
What if and hundreds of other what ifs…Keep walking and the path will appear.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Do you like getting hit?

Some business people are like boxers, they get hit once, they come back and hit three times. Don’t fear failing, don’t fret not closing. Keep rolling with the punches and hit back more. That’s how the game is won.

Do you have a body of stone? 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Can you stop?

We don’t all get to be champions. But we all have to keep fighting for that spot.

Do you have other options?