Gerry, you’re at peace now.
Don’t you just hate people who exaggerate? I don’t mean the person who bends the truth on the odd occasion when describing an amazing story. That’s how stories happen – with time the extraneous bits get chopped off with each telling and the fish gets bigger, or the risk gets higher.
No, it annoys me when someone exaggerates everything about themselves. Are they compensating for something? Trying a little too hard to please, to be noticed, to be great. “The ego has landed.”
That’s my little thought for the day before I head off to the hospital. Have a good day today!
What’s on your TODO list? Don’t get swamped under by all those little jobs you have to do today. Here’s some good tips and advice for those who wake up in a sweat every morning..
- Getting you to focus on the next task.
- Thinking about tasks in terms of where you do them, not what they’re about.
- Let your anxiety set your priorities.
- Calendars and deadlines.
- The Tickler.
Jeremy has a bit about “What Should I Do With My Life?” which just made it to slashdot too.
I’m convinced that business success in the future starts with the question, What should I do with my life? Yes, that’s right. The most obvious and universal question on our plates as human beings is the most urgent and pragmatic approach to sustainable success in our organizations. People don’t succeed by migrating to a “hot” industry ( one word: dotcom ) or by adopting a particular career-guiding mantra ( remember “horizontal careers”? ). They thrive by focusing on the question of who they really are — and connecting that to work that they truly love ( and, in so doing, unleashing a productive and creative power that they never imagined ). Companies don’t grow because they represent a particular sector or adopt the latest management approach. They win because they engage the hearts and minds of individuals who are dedicated to answering that life question.