When it comes to achieving your goals and/or growing your business, who do you count on for support?
I hope you have a supportive spouse and family. I hope your friends encourage you to go for your highest and best. Unfortunately, many people don’t have that kind of support. And even those who do, recognize that their loved ones have their own things to deal with and simply can’t always be there for them.
In your quest for success, it’s a good idea to take a close look at your support system—the tools, resources, environment and the people who are in your corner. Who can you really count on? Are they there only for the good times or are they there through the thick and the thin? The more you can shore up your support team, the easier it’s going to be to achieve your important goals.
No, it’s not a typo. I didn’t mean New Normal, I meant No Normal.
If you’re waiting for things to get back to normal, you’re likely to be disappointed. I personally don’t think the world, our country or the economy will ever become normal again. Change has always been the only constant, but now change is happening more rapidly, and the results are becoming evident much faster.
Things that happen in other parts of the world have a much quicker effect on us than they ever did. Change is happening faster and the rate of change is accelerating.
We all have pet peeves. Lane drifters, loud profane talk, people who cut you off—in traffic and in mid-sentence—are some of the few I have.
But one of the biggest is people who monopolize conversations.
These people must wonder why others tend to avoid them. The reason is they simply talk too much, don’t listen well—or both.
Some talkers are actually fairly interesting to listen to—for awhile. Maybe they’re uncomfortable with periods of silence or they simply feel the need to entertain. But they just don’t stop. It becomes trying, tiresome and eventually, just plain annoying.