Tuesday, September 6, 2016

It's never too late in the day to start your day over

As the great Michael Franti once said, "it's never to late to start the day over." Sometimes it feels easier to simply chalk up a day, week, year, etc. as a loss, or keep doing the same thing even though we know it's not working.  In doing that we run the risk of either a) throwing in the towel progressively earlier and earlier whenever we're faced with a tough situation, or b) never having the courage to make big changes.

This can be applied to business decisions too. Especially as companies get larger, the idea of making big changes when a particular line of business or business model isn't working, becomes harder and harder. Rather than approaching situations with the mindset of "we've come too far" or "it's too late," try instead to think in terms of "it's never too late" and "what if I did do this?"

This way of thinking will free you to think critically about any/all aspects of your personal or professional life and make those big, scary changes no matter how far you've gone down the wrong path.

-Bob Goldman

Thursday, September 1, 2016

At the end of each day, ask three simple questions

A good friend of mine in Santa Barbara got me hooked on asking three simple questions at the end of each day.

  1. What did you learn? 
  2. Who did you help? 
  3. What did you enjoy? 
When I first started doing this at dinner with my girlfriend, it admittedly wasn't always easy to come up with three good answers. This realization, however, started pushing us to seek things out during our day so that we had something to share. I now wake up everyday with 3 main goals: learn something, help someone, enjoy myself. In doing this, I find I'm happier, smarter, and better to the people around me.

-My name is Robert Goldman and I approve this message.