“If you don’t have an assistant, then you are one.” – attributed to Raymond Aaron. I’ve only been using Fancy Hands as a virtual assistant service for 2 weeks. It’s my first try using a VA. I can already see how it’s helping me to leverage my time. If you can leverage your time, you can doubleContinue reading “How To Accomplish Anything”
Monthly Archives: August 2015
“It’s all been said before.”
But it hasn’t all been thought before. And it certainly hasn’t all been done before. You can use that thought as an excuse not to share your ideas with us, I guess. But I think that you have something original to offer me. Even if you don’t know what that is yet. Even if you’reContinue reading ““It’s all been said before.””
Put Your Ideas Out There
I’ve started writing lists of 10 ideas for other people and sending them every week. This is a shift from writing down 10 ideas every day, which, I still do. When you write down ideas for other people, and you know that you’re going to send them, they’d better be good! It might take meContinue reading “Put Your Ideas Out There”
There’s No Room For ‘Should.’
I’m guilty of thinking that a lot of people should do a lot of things. But I train my brain to move past those thoughts as quickly as possible. I try to strike that word from my speech. It’s up to me to do something differently. Waiting for someone else to make it happen simplyContinue reading “There’s No Room For ‘Should.’”
Playing well with others …
… is just as important for you & I as it is for our children. It’s great to be independent. But it isn’t any fun to develop a fun game, and never share it.
How to Tell If Someone Is Asking You For Help
Nobody tells you about a problem they’re having unless: You’ve asked, or; They are asking for help. Let’s say you haven’t asked. That leaves the other scenario: they want you to help. It might not be something they admit. It might not be more than just to listen. It might not be a good timeContinue reading “How to Tell If Someone Is Asking You For Help”
Where Do I Find The Time?
If I were to post the list of projects that I am currently working on, and those that I plan to work on soon, you would wonder, where do I find the time? In fact, a friend asked me that yesterday. Here’s the thing. I know that I take on too many things. It’s oneContinue reading “Where Do I Find The Time?”
People often ask me ‘why I don’t like sports anymore?’ I didn’t go from being the self-proclaimed ‘biggest Giants fan ever’ to someone who doesn’t like sports. I decided to become a participant, instead of being a spectator.
“If I Die Tomorrow …
… I don’t want this idea to die with me." A man I respect said that. It’s no good to build something which no one else besides you can carry on.
I heard some people talking about relationships in terms of ‘social capital’ the other day. While I agree that you should give more than you take, without any expectation of return, I was not a fan of the checkbook analogy used. Sure, I could keep track of the ‘favors’ I do on a spreadsheet, rateContinue reading “Social Capital”