Business Insider explained that Seinfeld was to bring his, “popular web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” to Netflix. The new deal will also include two original stand-up specials for the streaming giant.”
Earlier this year, I wrote an article about Lucy Westlake and her dad (Rodney) climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
The post discussed the importance of winning and, more importantly, winning with others as opposed to winning at the expense of others.
“Winning often begets winning, but winning is at its very best when you bring someone or something else with you along the way.”
Several years ago, someone asked me the question, “I see you working hard and growing your business, but are you building something worth building?”
In all honesty, my initial reaction was defensive in nature. My mind quickly conjured up – Of course, I am! However, before the words came out of my mouth, I considered the source of the question. He wasn’t being judgmental about the life I was creating for myself. In fact, he didn’t even want an answer. He merely wanted me to pause and reflect.
According to the Association of Talent Development’s (ATD) 2016 State of the IndustryReport, organizations spend on average $1,252 per employee on training and development efforts. This means billions upon billions of dollars globally every year; however, despite the size of these expenditures, many leaders struggle to determine if the investment expended achieves desired learning outcomes and improved organizational performance.
Imagine the life you want to live.
Consider your goals and your aspirations.
Think about what you love to do.
Reflect on what truly matters to you.
When you think about these things, what comes to mind?
- Do you want to retire early and travel the world?
- Are you interested in opening your own business?
Imagine two people are sitting at opposite sides of the same table. Between them sits a beautiful bouquet – in a simple glass vase. The assortment of flowers and greenery is simply amazing.
Each person is asked to write a description of the flowers. Later the descriptions are compared. They appear to be very different – near opposites.
Several years ago, my wife and I took a business / personal trip to California.On our way to the hotel, we passed a sign proclaiming, “SUP Rental & Instruction, 7-Days a Week.”
Not knowing what SUP stood for, we asked our taxi driver. He informed us that SUP was shorthand for Stand-Up Paddling and explained that it was popular up and down the coast.
You’re excited about your new job. You want to make an impact. You hit the ground running.
Over time, you build new relationships, deliver good results, and make a name for yourself.
- A few weeks pass.
- Weeks become months.
- Months become years.
- You grow comfortable.
If you see yourself or a colleague falling into the comfort zone, perhaps it’s time to do what all true achievers do: