“If you want to change the world…”

Some great motivation and advice from Admiral McRaven. This is his recent commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin. You can also read the speech transcript here.

Beware Listening To Those Who Can’t or Won’t

Listen to others

The other day someone told me that they had a big idea.

Seeking advice and feedback from others, he was told his idea was foolish. He was told he couldn’t possibly do it. And that he would never be successful at it.

After hearing the criticism, this individual decided not to pursue the idea.

The “can’t do it” crowd was happy. They had convinced another person not to do something.

Beware listening to these naysayers, their sole objective is to convince others they can’t do things.

How Many Hats Are You Trying to Wear?

Many hats

The other day, a co-worker lamented, “It feels like I am trying to do a dozen jobs at once.”

It turns out they weren’t too far off.

Between work, home, community, kids, and more, they were trying to fill almost a dozen different roles. Each one a different “hat” they had to wear during their week.

That’s a lot of responsibility for one person to juggle and keep in order.

So, how many hats are you trying to wear at once?

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10 Ways to Stop Stressing and Start Being Productive

Stress and Productivity

Is stress taking over your life?

Does it keep you from thinking clearly and prevent you from getting your work done?

You are not alone. A recent survey shows that 83% of U.S. workers feel stressed in their jobs.

Today, I have 10 tips to stop stress and help you get more done.