Tag Archives | personal mastery

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Is My Work Important?

I’ve been helping someone. And helping. And helping. And now I seriously want to stop. You might think, Nilofer, girlfriend — this is easy: Say NO to the next request, and be done. But, you see, I’m in conflict.   I like seeing myself as a generous, helpful, and kind person. There have been times  More

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Fearless Learning

To learn, we must be willing to not yet know. And that means we need to stop silently criticizing ourselves and others for not already knowing the answer. When we think we “should” already know, then we spend energy eliminating seemingly conflicting data, information, opinions and stories. Only to never see what we need to  More

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Cherish The Toughie

“My start-up is creating a new market.” “The new market project is taking tons of cycles to get off the ground.” “I’ve gotta get a new job; my boss is psycho!” “My daughter just turned 13 — the teenage years!”   Any of these sentences could be seen as a problem. Or they could be  More

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Living the Dream

An entrepreneur & CEO wrote me an email around the holidays that sounded just a bit desperate; enough for me to take time out of family time over the holidays to take a meeting. It took her nearly an hour to unveil her dilemma, slowly revealing what she no longer wanted and then, finally, sharing  More

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What Do YOU Think?

The next time someone comes into your office or cube and asks you to solve a problem, do this instead: Look at them in the eye. Then ask ‘em, “what do you think?”. Then wait. Don’t take the problem on. Don’t assume that because they have come to you, you should solve the problem. Cause  More

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