The only way you can earn loyalty is to give loyalty regardless if people ever find out.
I love this. Loyalty has value for it's own sake, not as a means to an end. When we are loyal to our team no matter what, it shows in so many ways, and if we aren't loyal, that shows too.
I have a wife, five (almost 6) kids, two dogs, and a cat. My life is full, fulfilling, and of course, complex at times. I start work early while still seeing the kids a bit before school. I do school pickups and sometimes drop-offs. I often play the role of unpaid Uber driver, errand runner, venture capital funder (with no expectation of a return on investment, aside from my kids’ happiness), and chore taskmaster. Is it a bit hectic at times? Sure. Would I choose it all over again? Absolutely.
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The trick: When you have a task — be it cleaning, coding, writing, working — ask yourself, “What 20% of this can I do that will deliver the majority of the results?”
I love this approach. We spend so much time doing things that don't really move things forward. If we will just stop and think about what will move things forward, we can focus on the right tasks, not just the tasks that carry the illusion of progress.
I love this, thanks for writing it. So many people only measure revenue or profit, but there is so much more to being successful than that. For me, I'm successful when I'm financially stable, have freedom, and can spend lots of time with my family.
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” — Jim Rohn
I find this is true in my life. When I'm doing really well it's because I'm doing a few simple things consistently. When I'm doing poorly, it's when I'm slack on the simple things. Small things add up over time, creating momentum, leading to success.
…cision-makers involved. This means you shouldn’t expect B2B buyers to convert immediately. Instead, you need to focus on creating valuable content that helps you develop relationships with B2B buyers and lead them from one step to another as they are trying to complete their buying journey.
This is a fantastic point. B2B marketing hinges on building trust and relationships across individuals within an organization. Trying to sell to just one persona type won't work as there are always more stakeholders, known and unknown.
…lion, what’s even the difference? Such numbers are hard to process for humans. Maybe, this’ll help: If it takes one million seconds to complete a project, you’ll spend 12 days working on it around the clock (or a month of 8-hour workdays). If it’s a billion seconds, it’ll take 32 years — without sleeping, eating, or taking a break. A trillion? That’s 32,000 years. Going back in time, this is when we’ll find the first cave paintings known to man. From that perspective, Apple has eclipsed all of human history.
This is a really helpful way to conceptualize these huge numbers. And wow! Apple is unbelievably huge.
Clear expectations are an employee’s most fundamental need
Great point and all too easy to miss in the day to day craziness of life and business. It seems to me the reason that many bosses don't set expectactions is that they don't take the time to thinking, plan, and set goals for the organization. Or, if they do take that time, they don't take the time to let the plan play out when something unexpected pops up.
2. Picking the direction you’re heading in for every decision is far, far more important than how much force you apply.
I love this concept. Too often I run in one direciton for a little while, give up too quickly, and then go in another direction. I would be much further along if I had always moved incrementally in the same direction for a long period of time.
I ran a virtual company for 10 years. We had amazing culure and very little BS. Meetings were short and to the point. But, even with that, we all geninely liked one another and liked being a team. "Office Culture" as most define it is dead and dying. You can create virtual culture without undue burens on your team, you just have to be thoughtful about it.