Habitudes

Choir Director

As I work through my next book for the year (#18 unless I finish another one beforehand), I will be journaling my answers to the book “Habitudes: Images that form leadership habits & attitudes”.  This particular book is the 3rd in the series.  You can read the other posts in this Read more…

By Brian, ago
Habitudes

Duck Hunting

Success in Duck Hunting is defined differently that success in hunting most other animals.  You don’t focus on the ducks that got away; you focused on the ducks you actually bagged.  You might see hundreds of ducks when you go on a hunt, but you only bag a few.  Those Read more…

By Brian, ago
Habitudes

Big Rocks First

The Pareto Principle tells us about setting priorities.  It basically says 20% of the work produces 80% of the results.  The problem is it can be hard to find which 80% of the work needs to go and which 20% needs to stay.  When we plan our days, we need Read more…

By Brian, ago
Habitudes

Bit Market

People need to understand there is no market for drill bits.  Only for holes.  Once a new, more efficient, and cheaper way comes about, drill bits will stop being bought.  No one buys a drill bit just to buy a drill bit.  They buy them to drill holes. My “hole” Read more…

By Brian, ago
Habitudes

Paul Revere Principle

The Paul Revere Principle is about influence.  The night Paul Revere made his historic ride, another man did exactly what he did.  The other man was unsuccessful in stirring his people to action.  You can have two people doing the exact same thing, but only someone with influence will stir Read more…

By Brian, ago
Habitudes

Floods and Rivers

As I work through my next book for the year (#18 unless I finish another one beforehand), I will be journaling my answers to the book “Habitudes: Images that form leadership habits & attitudes”.  This particular book is the 3rd in the series.  You can read the other posts in this Read more…

By Brian, ago
Habitudes

The Mirror Effect

The Mirror Effect. Example is more powerful than words because doing is better than saying.  People say things they neither mean no think are true.  Talk is cheap.  People talk about doing things all the time.  Ideas are crap.  Execution is where it’s at.  Put your money where your mouth Read more…

By Brian, ago
Mailing it in

Uninspired

I’ve been going through a bout of lack of inspiration when I write.  Today is not really any different.  It is a “mail it in” kinda day.  I am not sure why I haven’t been feeling inspired.  Probably because I have put in 12 hour days for the last couple Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

Invite Only

I have wanted to do a speak-easy style event at The Oak House for a while now.  Nothing big or fancy; just a dozen or so people who come together for a taste testing of the drinks we will be featuring.  One of the obstacles to getting these started is Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

Imposter

“They are going to find out you tricked them and you aren’t who you say you are.” As I walked into my home at 9:30 last night, this phrase was playing over and over in my head.  It played over and over as I kissed my wife for the first Read more…

By Brian, ago