To improve is to change; To be perfect is to change often. ~Winston Churchill
In business, there seems to be a general consensus that being bigger is better.
Actually, better is better.
via: Robert D. Smith
This weekend’s read is by Robert D. Smith on questions to ask yourself to help you live everyday like it’s your last.
The manner in which you begin your day determines how well you live it. To live each day to its true potential, you must begin the day with intention. These seven questions are the perfect tools for infusing purpose into each precious day you are given.
- Whose life am I going to brighten today?
- What three things am I most grateful for today?
- What memories am I going to create today?
- What challenge am I going to overcome today?
- What value am I going to create today?
- How much joy can I create for others and myself today?
- What life changing decision(s) am I going to make today?
Check out the complete post for explanations to each of these questions.
Kaizen is a Japanese term generally used in a business environment to define continuous improvement.
It refers to activities and processes that continuously improve the functions of a businesses employees (from the CEO on down through the organization).
How can you optimize life?
It’s easy really – figure out what things in your life are good / neutral / bad from your perspective.
A reporter once asked Warren Buffett what his secret to success was. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and financial newspapers and said,
Read 500 pages like this everyday. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…” ~Warren Buffett
Moral of the story: you can always read more. Make it a priority to learn all you can. Be a sponge for knowledge, wisdom and insight.
The land of the email inbox can quickly turn into the land of the lost.
Getting wrapped up into checking, replying and acting on email can quickly become your new to-do list. You lose power of doing your most important task and checking off items on your own to-do list by everyone else’s requests.
via: Kevin Kruse
Kevin Kruse lays out some productivity tactics for us in this weekend’s read.
Some of the productivity tactics I’m working on this month listed in Kevin Kruse’s article are:
I recently came across and began studying up on the life of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.
One of the things I discovered about him was that he carried with him, scribbled on a piece of paper in his wallet, a 7 point creed that he lived his life by: