My thoughts/observations this week…..5/2/14

  • Dear City of Oxford, either make some High Street intersections with a turning lane, or enforce drivers flying around cars that are waiting patiently?….I will be at a council meeting to discuss.
  • Want a way to keep on track? Peter Bregman, author of 18 minutes, recommends setting an alarm for every hour of the day as a reminder to evaluate what you are doing at that moment.
  • Have a “conversation” with someone you admire, i.e. Dwight Eisenhower, about a challenge you are facing in your life and imagine their response.  This may help achieve clarity and ideation. –Todd Henry, Die Empty
  • “I like peeing on the grass.” -my son Ryan (note:  I do too)
  • My dogs love going to the vet.  Could it be because they each get ten treats?  Nahhhhhhh
  • “You’re most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” –Bill Gates
  • “Advice: Don’t just read, listen, & watch the news, become the news by making a difference!” -George Raveling
  • “Uncoachable kids become unemployable adults. Let your kids get used to having someone teach, coach and be tough on them. It’s life!” -Randy Norton
  • We are blessed to be taking part in The Incredible Years parent coaching program.  We have learned some great tips and met some great parents.
  • “Want to come home tonight to a great home life? Then ask a #QBQ: “What can I do to serve?” and “How can I cherish?” -John G. Miller
  • It is important that we as individuals, as organizations, as businesses, find ways to differentiate ourselves above competition.  It is often a “simple” thing that can do it.  Take a look at your principles, your culture, and your execution.  Joe Calloway’s book Becoming a Category of One has some great ideas on this.
  • My wife is amazing at walking the mental “tightrope” every day between her family, her work, and her projects.  I love her and am truly blessed.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts of the week.  Take care.


Here are a couple of my most viewed posts.

Click here for my book review of Toughness:  Developing True Strength On and Off the Court by Jay Bilas

Click here for my book review of The Power of Negative Thinking by Bob Knight

Click here for my book review of Bo’s Lasting Lessons:  The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership

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