William’s Blog

Steepen your growth curve

This week's Wednesday Wisdom is based on the DarrenDaily email on March 31st: Push yourself! What matters is the slope of your current growth curve. How steep is your current curve? Has it leveled off? Are you pushing your own boundaries and stretching your comfort...

What Makes Us Happy

Today’s post comes from Michael Josephson and has to do with Happiness and what makes us happy: There is an ever-growing body of knowledge about the nature and causes of happiness. For one thing, it’s clear that happiness is a feeling, not a circumstance. Happiness is...

Self-Control

Coach Wooden shares knowledge about Self-Control and its role in making all other aspects of leadership more effective: Self-control, regardless of what we are doing, whether it involves a physical act or a mental decision, must be maintained to produce desirable...

Validation – by Coach Rav

A meaningful life lesson learned is only by being authentic to ourselves can we be real with others. We can spend our entire lives seeking someone else’s validation. The only validation that matters is the validation, self-compassion, and acceptance of ourselves. When...

Positive & Negative influences

If you don’t want your life to be “messed up,” don’t fool around with those who have messed up theirs. It is a peculiarity of human relationships that it is virtually impossible for one individual to have a lasting positive influence upon members of a group of...

Avocado Time – from Seth Godin

Avocado time  The perfect avocado… Sometimes they’re too hard, and often, they’re rotten. But every once in a while, you’ll nurture an avocado until it’s at the peak state of flavor and texture. You certainly aren’t going to waste it. You’re not going to sacrifice it...

Gratitude

In order to reach your greatest potential you must operate with a heart posture of gratitude. Brene Brown says “The people who could really lean into joy and not experience ‘foreboding joy’ shared only ONE trait:  Gratitude. They practice Gratitude.” Gratitude is the...

Ryan Leak – on “Bring Right.”

On “Being Right.” Ryan says: “It’s very difficult to have a strong relationship and be right. We have a strong relationship with our opinion and we want to be so RIGHT but this will cause us to lose relationships. So you’re smart, so you’re a great debater – and now...

The Common Denominator of Success

“The Common Denominator of Success” is the title of a speech given by Albert E N Gray. In this speech, Mr. Gray explained that success is not achieved by doing things that we necessarily like to do or things that come naturally to us. Gray said the common denominator...

The Three Types of Kindness

Three Types of Kindness This post is based around Seth Godin’s 3 Types of Kindness – one thing that this world (and our business) can definitely use more of. Here are his 3 types of kindness mixed with some of my own comments and research on the matter: The first...