Boasting world class means what when looking at the big picture?

in the hundreds of visits to Apple stores, jeff noel never thought the floors were remarkable


world class consistency
Apple employee said Apple has three quarries so every floor in every store is the same


Nuwanda attended a meeting in which a person got very serious and direct about being “world class”. Condescending in tone, actually. As if they had a clue about actually, personally being world class.

And yet this condescending person, by any measurable standard, is completely not world class.

Who among us is qualified to talk about “world class” performance anyway? Someone who’s read a lot of books?

You’re kidding, right?

And what stops us from applying world class to everything, not only what we have a passion for?

“Think about that”, Nuwanda said…

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Two key reasons our professional life should be completely imbalanced

work life balance
wow, that’s a lot of metaphorical fear and confusion


work life balance
what a contrast, how does she do it?


Two key reasons our professional life should be completely imbalanced:

  1. the time we spend protecting ourselves from fear and confusion is high
  2. the time we spend being creative, insanely productive, and leading is low

It should be imbalanced, opposite of above.

The two photos are houses across the street from one another, taken during a run while on biz trip.

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Serenity and hidden Mickey’s in the workplace

hidden Mickeys
amazing what you can observe simply by paying attention

Serenity and hidden Mickey’s? Yes. Both have a special place in my soul. Doing work inspired by a man and his mouse results in a serenity uncommon in a loud, busy world.

Find what inspires you. It’s there. It may be staring you in the face and you can’t see it to save your life.

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Our obligation to be a leader is tested when we come to this daily crossroads

photo of elementary school Christmas play
when do adults give up trying to be the example for their children?

Our obligation to be a leader is tested when we come to this daily crossroads, when we have the choice between doing what’s easy (nothing) and doing what’s challenging (required).

In the photo above, I can’t help but wonder how many adults watching feel an overwhelming sense of obligation to show the children in their life that work life balance is possible, and a non-negotiable.

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At the end of the day, success is measured by the bottom line

This only happens once in a lifetime…

turning 12 today

At the end of the day, parents are more bonus eligible when they are active and visible… at the small events that make up a life…

children's birthday parties

In business, at the end of the day, success is measured by bottom line financial health.

What if you’ve got large numbers in the bank but you also have them on your health chart? No man on my Dad’s side has lived past 60.

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PS. There’s one more very short post to end this train of thought, just go up to the bolded, hyperlinked word Blog.