Listen up, Team: I know what you’re thinking. “It won’t happen to me.” “I don’t see what the big deal is.” “I’m not ‘normal. This tab doesn’t say “ordinary forces’” I’ve chatted with enough new business owners to know what you are thinking about starting your own company… I know it because I thought
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I know the reason for most people's mediocrity. We don’t like to say the word out loud, but it’s alive and well, and, sadly, it controls a large portion of our thoughts. Especially within the last 6-7 months. The reason: fear. We fear everything today.
I’m sure you’ve heard some variation of the 7 Ps. They’re everywhere, and even Anthony ONeal from the Dave Ramsey show tries (but fails) to talk about them. No offense, Anthony, you try... The 7 P’s as I was taught in the Legion: Proper Planning and Practice Prevents Piss Poor Performance. The most common (and
Leaders lead. Simple, right? The problem is, few people actually know how to lead. I’m not saying they’re not proficient at their jobs; I’m just pointing out they don’t know how to lead. Leadership isn’t a numbers game. Having more direct reports in no way means you are a better leader. Nor is it a
We all know the person at work who has all sorts of great ideas. Great ideas that never get past being just that: ideas. These people have no intentions of doing anything; they seem to have a compulsion to voice their thoughts aloud. In Special Forces, we call these people the "Good Idea Fairy”