Posts made in July, 2012

Momentum – Get Some

Momentum – Get Some

When I was in grade school, we used to ride around the neighborhood on our bikes; they were single speed bikes.  When we got to Jr. High school, most of us “graduated” to 10-speed bikes.  What a concept.  Starting from a dead stop with a single speed bike was a big chore.  With the 10-speed bike, it was somewhat easier. You would start out in 1st gear – then systematically move up through each gear as you gained more and more momentum.  When you got to 10th gear – you were able to move a great distance and at great speed with just a single pedal stroke.  The key was to gain momentum – and keep it as long as possible. The same holds true in business.  It’s hard starting out, but with time and experience and a focus on the right business processes and practices,...

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Equilibrium or Not?

Equilibrium or Not?

Have you ever noticed that all of us tend to want to find that comfortable little place I will call equilibrium point.  It’s that little “pocket” where things feel just right.  Whether it’s your exercise routine (or lack thereof), your relationships, your diet, or the business you manage, we tend to find ourselves stuck in these spaces in life that we find down right comfortable.  The problem is, over time, those equilibrium points tend to get very confining and they eventually diminish.  For example, you start out on a diet with all kinds of commitment, resolve, and discipline.  Eventually, at some point, the hard work becomes a challenge and we begin to allow ourselves a “cheat meal” here and there.  The “cheat meal” eventually becomes the “norm” again and we...

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