You aren’t going to win’em all, but nonetheless we try. If that means we always give best effort, good for us. If it means we feel like failures, shame on us. The point is even more true when we respond to others and especially to our children.
It’s always good to compliment someone who did particularly well, who’s work is an example of excellence. Even better is the second compliment. Twice complimented is the extra that makes the difference now and then.
I think you may enjoy this remix of a fun episode from a year ago or so. Mr. Little goes to Audio School.
For most of us, being successful is not enough. We also need to get paid.
Finding the key to success is a totally terrific goal, but what if you could find 23? Listen carefully. They are here for you – all 23.
With most any project or task, there are several elements, some of which are easy and go well and others that are difficult and are not going so well. How to approach all of this is sometimes a challenge. This tidbit includes two suggestions you will likely find helpful as you take on projects at home, at work or elsewhere.
In an earlier episode, I thought Mitch McConnell was being a wimp about the government shut-down. A comment attributed to him changes my thinking, at least a little. Listen and decide what you think.
A friendly bar, a good ol’ boy, a guitar and me. This one is just for fun. Press play and enjoy.
Pointing your angry finger at me is bad enough, but pointing that angry finger at yourself is usually worse.
Most of the time please and thankyou and you did a good job are enough, but now and then….
As tempting as it is to try, changing people is a losing cause. They may change and probably will, but not very quickly, not very soon and not because you want them to change.
Now just who is really the strange duck in the room?
Not everything we do requires our Best-Effort but some do, no exceptions, no excuses.
We learned it in grade school: take your time and check your work.
What to do when conflict and tension are high.