Hustling is never productive.
This might sound somewhat too categorical for a starting sentence, yet it is what it is. If you hustle too much there is a big chance you won’t get far. Another important facet is that hustling is rarely combinable with enjoying. You simply don’t have time for that. Continue reading What did I learn when I slowed down and why is it important?
Our 8 months old is now learning to climb onto stuff.
No, let’s start differently — she just learned how to stand up. In the beginning it meant falling 9 out of 10. After a week of diligent practice (and by diligent I mean DILIGENT), she successfully gets up 99 times out of 100. It was truly fascinating to observe her: when it didn’t work she was angry, she was groaning and crying and complaining, but never — NEVER! — did she stop. She didn’t stop her attempts of getting up, saying: “I tried, it didn’t work out, so it’s probably not for me.” She didn’t care about how many attempts she will need, she just had a goal — to stand up and grab a toy dinosaur of her brother. Some 20 attempts later the creature was bitten to “death”; she got him.
Observing our daughter made me wonder: when do we learn to give up? Continue reading When do we learn to give up?
The title of this post is “stolen” from an interview of Joe Rogan with Jon Jones (an American mixed martial artist). As Joe had it, the responsibility of greatness comes with potential. It’s not about what you’ve done, but what you could have done. It is about your potential, about what’s in you.
What immediately comes to my mind is also a phrase on which a famous life coach Marie Forleo always ends her show episodes: “Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams, because the world needs that special gift that only YOU have”.
So let’s briefly discuss this: the gifts or talents and the responsibility to deploy them. Continue reading Responsibility of greatness
In this article I will of course show-off that I still remember some operations management stuff from my MBA. Yet, I promise I’ll share quite some value as well, because a lot of those complicated terms boil down to a very practical and down-to-earth principles, applicable equally good to a factory and to a simple household.
Operations management in its essence is about dealing with complexity. So… let’s simplify our everyday life, shall we?
Continue reading Clutter can never be organized, or What a concept of Lean has to do with household
One of these days I came across yet another gripping post by Seth Godin and stumbled upon a phrase therein which made me pause and reflect.
Spend enough time looking through the glass on your tablet and you’ll come to believe that you’re the only one with a less-than-perfect situation. With the right filter, the grass really is greener.
…With the right filter, the grass really is greener… Continue reading The greener grass or the right filter?