I was listening to The Tim Ferriss Show and his guest was Ricardo Semler. He is the former CEO of Semler Partners and he grew his father’s business from making four million in 1982 to 212 million in 2003. He now has a podcast called Leadwise that challenges what we think about the way we live our lives at home and at work.
When he joined his dad’s company, at age 19, he didn’t understand why they did things they way they did. He talks about asking three whys and how by the third why, many find they aren’t really sure why it’s done that way at all. Continue reading
Positive Psychology co-founder Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is best known for his Flow Theory. This is when you are engaged in a task that uses your gifts while challenging your skills. In a moment of flow, you may forget to get up, go to the washroom or even eat. You are fully invested in something that brings you happiness and peace. Continue reading
There is a space of time between getting bad news and coming to terms with it. I call it the “Time of Turmoil.”
It could be the end of a relationship, a negative review at work, hearing challenging health news, or a fight with a friend.
This is when we ask ourselves things like…
“What could I have done differently?”
“Why don’t they like me?”
“What did I do wrong?” Continue reading