Why you should keep going?

12/20/2013
Category: Life, Why you should keep going?, Work
M Field center stage at Quicksilver launch

A lack of action guarantees 100% probability that absolutely nothing new has a chance of happening. None of us, not a single one of us, can predict what will or won’t happen tomorrow. You have to risk the next unknown step. No one knows if they’re going to become the next Steve Jobs ProBlogger TED […]

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07/18/2013
Category: Why you should keep going?, Work
Pros finding their rhythm again

When I see a pro at work I have to remind myself that the ease, perfection and polish that I am witnessing is an illusion. Nothing this good comes easy. Sure there are protégées but the truth is that they are extremely rare.  Most of them fizzle out and never reach full maturity in their […]

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12/27/2012
Category: Why you should keep going?
Photo by Sara-Ji

I wish I could claim that I said it first. I can’t. But as soon as I heard it, I knew I’d lived it. Mario Schulzke Founder of IdeaMensch said it first.  I met Mario at the Boulder IdeaMensch. Mario set out to travel to the lower 48 States and hear and help spread our ideas. […]

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10/21/2012
Category: Why you should keep going?, Work
Malcolm Gladwell

Accelerated success Have you read Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell? Malcolm’s research he found that by spending 10,000 hours in your craft, art, sport, profession or skill that investment can be a significant accelerator for success. Translated that is equivalent to five years of a full-time forty hour work week. We tend to say an Athlete or Artist or […]

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10/19/2012
Category: Why you should keep going?, Work
Seeds by Peter Kaminski

Are you doing the work, but not seeing a return? Not everyday is powerful or memorable.  Nor is everyday worth repeating. Everyday is a strand in the DNA of our life. Connected.  Inspired.  Necessary. Every day is not a harvest.  Many days are simple. Dig the hole. Plant the seed. Water the seed. You are […]

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09/06/2012
Category: Why you should keep going?
Photo by (Creative Commons) Alejandro.An

Sustainability Sustainability is still determined by the quality of your product and team of people behind your product. Regardless of how cool a new tool your competitor is using. Regular advancements over time matter more than big gains occasionally.  Click to Tweet. Leadership Leadership still wins over gimmicks, promotions, incentives and buzz. Regardless of how much money […]

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08/24/2012
Category: Why you should keep going?
Anything You Want

“Success comes from persistently improving and inventing.  Not persistently doing what is not working.” Derek Sivers Failure is not trying. We cannot control results and outcomes. We can control our lizard brain that tells us to do what is safe and risk nothing. Changing nothing will limit our success more than “persistently doing what is […]

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08/07/2012
Category: Why you should keep going?, Work
photo by ashokboghani

Have you ever stood on a precipice? In the high mountains of Colorado you can find them. They can be very steep, rocky, catwalks across the sky.  On one side the ledge gives way to a thousand foot drop over a series of connected troughs and boulders. On the other side, a sheer drop hundreds […]

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Gallup Study: Engaged Employees Inspire Company Innovation

Asking yourself this question is very enlightening. Here is a quick back of the napkin assessment: A Not-Engaged Team might look like: If you stood in the exit doorway at 5:00 pm would you be run over by the stampede of people leaving? Do you hear people say “I don’t know anything about that you’ll […]

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06/30/2012
Category: Life, Why you should keep going?, Work
Photo by Padsbrother (Creative Commons)

Have you ever stopped to plot where you are on the continuum of the Law of 10,000 Hours? Where are you in time, experience and performance? Are you at the beginning?  Are you in the middle or are you approaching arrival? Are we willing to put in the “Junk Miles” to get there? I have considered three categories of my […]

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