Thank you again for all the well wishes after my surgery. I am recovering well and very grateful for modern surgery techniques.
I have renewed my 25 year warranty on life. We have many exciting things to look forward in 2015. I mentioned that The Sport of Business was in editing for release early next year. I have a preview example for you to view called Marshmallows Wrapped in Barbed Wire. I would love to hear your feedback after you watch it.
Some Blog entries this month of interest are:
His morale dropped with an enormous thud.
Justin’s morale dropped with an enormous thud. Justin is a very high performing technology expert leading a team that often works nights and weekends. He needs to take his computer on vacation because there is almost always a crises where they need his help. When he is not on vacation, a call at 2:00 AM that requires his help is not unusual. In other words, he is expected to be on call 24/7.
The enormous thud of morale smashing to the ground came in the form of an announcement from the CIO (Chief Information Officer) that all technology professionals …[MORE]
You saved my marriage
We feel blessed at Change Masters to be able to make a real difference in the world by our day-to-day work. We hear often how people’s lives are changed at work and at home, but there are times when we get a message that really stands out. A recent example is:
“You saved our marriage – neither of us was in a place we wanted to be, and we didn’t know how to get to the next step on how to communicate better to break through the place we had gotten to. That first night I was home (after Change Masters Discovery Session) I tried asking more questions about where my wife was at, and my wife blushed! When I asked her why, she said, “It’s been so long since … [MORE]
An hour of sleep is worth 16% more in earnings
Those who get an additional hour of sleep make 16% more than those who do not. That is one of the results of a recent UCSD government study. Sleep has a bigger impact than another year of college. The Wall Street Journal sorted out some of the myths about sleep and performance. They also cited multiple studies that including one that said missing a night of sleep has the neurobehavioral impact of being legally drunk … [MORE]
Build your Return on Life (ROL)
I went to a reunion of a group from my IBM days … long, long ago. Many of my peers were retired and talking a lot about golf. When asked when I am retiring, the honest answer is “Probably never” unless I lose my health. Truth is, most days, I love what I do more than I love golf. I like making a difference in the world and spending time with really smart and competent people.
I listened to a dinner speaker yesterday who talked about “Retirementality” that really resonated with me … and many others in the room.
Doing something you love to do rather than “retire at a certain age” is an option worth considering. …[MORE]
TIP: Stop children from purchasing Apps on your iPhone
Do you let you children or others use your iPhone or iPad? It is like handing them your credit card when it comes to purchasing Apps …[MORE]
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