Blog 2016-11-22T01:11:51+00:00

My Top 6 Books Read In 2016

I like to read. One of my goals for this next year is to make more time for reading. Even though I didn't feel like I took enough time for reading this last year, in looking back, I read quite a few books.  I love the quote from Mark Twain that goes: Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't read. What I want to do in this post is to list some of the books I read in 2016 and to include my key take-aways from the book. Here's the non-fiction books I read in 2016 in reverse order of impact they had on me. 6) Delegation & Supervision - Brian Tracy One of my biggest problems as a leader has been my inability or unwillingness to delegate. I often do things myself instead of delegating the task to one of the SherWare employees. I think it's probably because I know I can do it faster, but I've come to learn that getting it done faster isn't always best when you end up taking the time you could have [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Top 6 Books Read In 2016

Which Sport Describes How You Show Up In Life?

I've written in the past about how most of my life, I've lived it in reaction mode. Instead of making plans and executing them I would wait for someone or something to tell me what I needed to do when. The rest of the time I was just in my "doing life" mode. That can happen to anyone, especially if they're not a type A personality.  One of the things I use in my strategic intervention coaching is metaphor. You remember what a metaphor is, right? The comparison of one thing to another without the use of like or as: “A man is but a weak reed”; “The road was a ribbon of moonlight.” Metaphors are common in literature and expansive speech. - Metaphors are powerful because our minds can grab hold of information more quickly if it's wrapped in a metaphor. Our minds love word pictures, which is what a metaphor is. Sports Metaphors For Life In thinking about metaphors for a picture of how we show up in life, I overheard these recently which I love. In life, are [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Advice, Goals, Mindset|Comments Off on Which Sport Describes How You Show Up In Life?

Goals or Wishes?

It's that time of year  when you start to hear a lot about setting goals. I guess that the changing from one year to the next is as good a time as any to think about goals and it's the time of year most people think about them but it gets kind of old, don't you think? But here's the thing. The beginning of the year is a fresh start. The year is new and everything that goes with it can be new too.  Everybody likes a fresh start.  I've been guilty on the past of setting goals, or resolutions, at the start of a new year and then not following through. You get me, right? What is the problem with making a New Year's resolution or goal? There's no problem with making the goal, the problem is we don't follow through and reach them. Why is that? Blocking the Goal What keeps us from reaching our goals? I know the answer, at least for me, (and probably for you too). I don't take action.  Boom! The answer in a nutshell.  A [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Advice, Goals, Mindset|Comments Off on Goals or Wishes?