I often find myself doing the exact same routine for days, weeks, and months. The routine rarely breaks and the aha moments all but disappear. The innovation stops as I go through my routines day in and day out. When I break that routine, I am always pleasantly surprised at what comes out of it. … Continue reading Break Routine to Get Creative
Lessons Learned: Pickleball I just returned from a trip to Palm Springs and boy is pickleball on the rise. If you are from the Pacific Northwest, there is a good chance you know what it is because it was created on Bainbridge Island in 1965. It has been around the region and I even remember … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Pickleball
I had an unfortunate incident this morning where my daughter had jumped off the counter on to me and my phone rang at the same time, I know what you are thinking, keep your kid off the counter. If you know how to achieve that then let me know! Anyway, she is in my arms … Continue reading Backing Up
It’s that time of year where we all spend too much money on the people we love, usually buying them stuff they really don’t need but it sure is fun to have something to open! This is also the time of year that is hardest for those that have the least. With my various companies … Continue reading Giving Back!
In the August 2016 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine there is an article about a client asking you to hire their kid as a favor. This was interesting timing for me because I had just gone through a situation where I hired someone who was recommended and in a very short period of time it became … Continue reading The Favor Hire
I am a big proponent of taking time off and clearing the mind. As I have written about before, breaking the routine is great for finding inspiration. As valuable as time away is it is still a challenge to return to work. I stay engaged when I am away, keeping up on emails and doing … Continue reading Returning to Work
There you are, a customer is sitting in front of you asking you to do something that your company can do and would do well but is a little outside where your teams strengths really lie, do you take the job? How about the next time and the time after that? It is hard to … Continue reading Knowing Your Strenghts