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Daily RICHual #80: What’s Happening? NO, What are you DOING?

It seems like I have been operating under some kind of misconception. I joined Twitter in December of 2008. When you wanted to post or, excuse me, Tweet, the question you theoretically answered was “What are you doing?” Sometime between then and now they changed the question. Now the question is What’s Happening and it just doesn’t do it for me. I’m a child of the 60’s and What’s Happening… Read More »Daily RICHual #80: What’s Happening? NO, What are you DOING?

Daily RICHual 79: Getting a Handle on Your Strengths

What’s interesting about our strengths is the SUBjectivity that swirls around them. First, without significant self-awareness you might not know them and with significant lack of self esteem, you might not think you have any or many. Then, there’s those pesky other people on the planet, they may see you differently than you see you. So how do you figure it all out and come to some sort of accurate… Read More »Daily RICHual 79: Getting a Handle on Your Strengths

Daily RICHual #77: Know Your Strengths, Market Your Strengths

Peter Drucker said, “Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer.” Understanding what you’re good at, where your expertise lies can go a long way to having a more successful business, and maybe a more successful life. Gary Vaynerchuk said, “A key to success… Read More »Daily RICHual #77: Know Your Strengths, Market Your Strengths

Daily RICHual #76: May the 4th Be With You

As the Star Wars folks would say today:  May the 4th be with you! It’s a beautiful day in the pandemic world and to celebrate May the 4th be with you day, I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite quotes about the Force. My first is from Obi Wan Kenobi who said, “the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It is an energy field created by… Read More »Daily RICHual #76: May the 4th Be With You

Daily RICHual #75: Why we must rest (disengage), the physical viewpoint

In 1992, training methodologist Tudor Bompa and his colleague Fred Koch wrote on the theory of Overcompensation. As Jim Loehr would discuss the value of disengagement, Bompa and Koch would show you the value of recovery in your physical performance. The idea is that after the body receives a major stressor, a hard workout for example, and is allowed to recover the correct amount of time, it will bounce back… Read More »Daily RICHual #75: Why we must rest (disengage), the physical viewpoint

Smartphones Solve the People Problem? NOT!

Smartphones aren’t so smart. I mean, they couldn’t just walk (or run) around, do math, bench press and actually survive without….. yes, you guessed it….. people. The problem is, people are people. As you may know, I teach sales people for a living. Some of them are tech savvy, some, not so much. They pretty much all agree, however, that while technology has changed some of the ways we do… Read More »Smartphones Solve the People Problem? NOT!

Daily RICHual #74: My 3 Disengagement Successes

esterday I mentioned Jim Loehr’s idea that in order to be fully engaged, we must periodically practice full engagement. While I’ve been doing a good number of things to disengage, I want to mention three as they are the most significant AND the ones I would like to take with me into post pandemic life. 1) Meditation. I’ve had the Headspace app for a year and a half and will… Read More »Daily RICHual #74: My 3 Disengagement Successes

Daily RICHual #73: Building in Down time

I’ve been working a lot during the pandemic. Not my usual work, which has me traveling from place to place delivering courses and classes. Mostly I have been tweaking old content, placing it into today’s context, creating some new stuff, reading about the things that interest me, and facilitating ZOOM classes. So, I’ve been busy trying to be fully engaged during this so called “down time.” I’ve also been actively… Read More »Daily RICHual #73: Building in Down time

Daily RICHual #71: Muhammad Ali and Corona friendliness

Muhammad Ali once said, “My definition of evil is unfriendliness.” I’d like to say right up front that this quote might be a little harsh for the circumstance I am about to describe. Butt covered? Yes. A thing that I’ve noticed out on the trail since the “Stay at Home” order is that there are two kinds of people out for a walk, run, or ride: The ones that are… Read More »Daily RICHual #71: Muhammad Ali and Corona friendliness

Daily RICHual #70: Time Management? No, Energy Management

I’d like to recommend a book that more than likely you have not read (that’s the best kind of recommendation, right?). It’s called The Power of Full Engagement and it is written by Jim Loehr in 2003. Available on Amazon. If you’re like me, you strive to be the best you can be. You understand that the quantity of time you spend in this life is secondary to the quality… Read More »Daily RICHual #70: Time Management? No, Energy Management