Sometimes, I think I mistakenly got the “mom gene”.
Left to my own devices, I tend to worry, worry, and then worry some more.
I worry about myself, my life, my friends, my family and that’s just the beginning.
For a mother of a family, I get how worry is a useful (even necessary) instinct. But I am a 30-Something dude with no kids, who spends most of his time in the business world!
I am supposed to be out on the prowl, not in the den worrying.
There are indeed some unexpected upsides to a “motherly nature” that one can use in the workplace, but excessive worry is NOT one of them.
So you want to change an area of your life but don’t know where to start. Your pattern looks like this:
- Come up with a lofty goal.
- Try like hell to acheive that goal – for a few weeks.
- Burn out and give up before you see results. Here’s an idea:
Before making another resolution to yourself, resolve to first develop a system that works. – Click to Tweet
Read on to learn a system that works, and to get a free download that you can use to make the system work for you.
Ever had a conflict at work?
How about one of those conflicts where you try and fix the situation and it just seems to make things worse?
It’s like when you get a stain on your shirt and you immediately try and wipe it off, which results in a bigger stain that’s even less likely to be removed.
Conflicts don’t have to turn out this way. In fact, if handled properly, conflicts at work are some of the best opportunities to make strides with coworkers and in your career.
You just have to know how to handle these situations.
“I feel bad about leaving.”
Those are words that I have heard many times from employee’s considering leaving one of my companies to go on to a new opportunity.
I’ve seen it enough to know that the feeling is common and genuine. Departing employees often feel a deep sense of loyalty to their company. They sometimes even view their departure as a betrayal.
This is a real dilemma for someone like you who is looking to live out a calling with your professional life. You want to be doing work that serves your calling, which sometimes means leaving your current role (even if it’s a great gig), in order to pursue the work that is going to be most fulfilling to you and of most service to others.
And yet, precisely because you are a conscientious person who has made it your mission to be excellent at work, you are torn between pursuing your calling and the loyalty that you feel toward your employer.
This got me thinking: How much loyalty does an employee actually owe an employer?
Want to know something great about me?
I keep it real.
(Please read that as a Martin Lawrence “rrreeeal”.)
I recently got an email from a reader asking me to keep it real when it comes to doing work you love and entrepreneurship.
Here’s an excerpt (bolding is mine):