May 19, 2011
Interesting story from this morning, on CNN Money, regarding a guy landing his dream job. An Ivy League graduate, he started as a calculus teacher/football coach, turned accountant, turned sports radio talk show host. A move up from a local show to a national show on XM and Sirius Radio required a relocation and odd hours.
But, it was his dream job, so he took action to make it happen. That takes a lot of gumption, too, but he’s apparently a happier man for it! Just goes to show, if you want it enough, and are willing to work hard enough for it, you might, just might, achieve it.
April 3, 2011
The first quarter of 2011 is already in the books. Where did the time go? Maybe it seemed faster with all the weird winter storms and such, but at the time it sure felt like it was going to be a long winter.
Did you get some or most of the things done that you planned on doing in the first quarter? Take whatever remaining items, prioritize them, and put them on your plan for Q2.
February 3, 2011
This is what I believe is “The Most Valuable Gift of All Time”, as expressed in a movie that I wrote and produced.
January 9, 2011
I hope you all had a good New Year’s holiday, and by now are off to a good start to 2011. I’ve been mapping out the things I need to do to pull together a project I have in the making. I also completed the conceptual phase of some new material I’ll be releasing in a new book this year, so my research and writing phase will start soon on that.
The key thing is to have your plan mapped out somewhere … sketched out on a sheet of paper (as my current project is), or in a list of notes in Word or some other electronic document. Wherever you have it, have it, so you can look it over and make changes to it as new ideas occur to you.
So take action, pronto. Happy New Year!
December 5, 2010
Life is hard. You make plans, put them in motion, and often have to wait to see what happens. All the while, you make more plans, put them in motion too, and wait some more. Whether you run your own business, or you’re looking for your next great opportunity, after awhile, you might think, am I doing the right things?
Chances are, yes, you are doing the right things. The main thing is that you’re doing something. Which is far better than doing nothing, and just hoping. And if you later find out that the “something” is not the right thing, you can make adjustments so it becomes the right thing.
So stay the course … keep at it. Take action. Pronto.
December 1, 2010
December’s here … already. Another year coming to a close. Did you accomplish all of the things you were aiming for, when the year started? Half? One-quarter? Don’t feel bad; you’re not alone. For this last month remaining, think of one thing that you can accomplish, that you can add to your “Done” list. You’ll feel great about it.