Tony DeMeo


Change

Too often people want to make a change but they “change” to the exact same thing.

For example, they have a bad salesperson so in looking to replace the person they end up hiring someone just like the last one.

Or, they hire a new type of person but try to get them to do things exactly like have been done before.

If you want change, be willing to change. If you want things to stay the same, keep things the same. Just don’t mistake one for the other

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Half done

A project that is left half done might seem somewhat satisfying but in reality half done and not done are the same thing.

It’s better to have one or two projects that are finished than 6-10 that are half done.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Get rid of the curve

We all know about teachers who grade on the curve. This is when the top student in the class gets an A and the others are graded based on a bell curve to have a fair distribution of A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s and F’s.

What if we got rid of the curve and simply demanded better of our teachers and students?

What if we do the same for our workforce? Rather than lowering the bar and expectations, what if we raise the bar?
Let’s stop settling and rather than lower down to your competition, force them to rise up to your level.

Just a thought.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Small seeds

Aeschylus once wrote “From a small seed a mighty trunk might grow”. 

This is an interesting concept because so many people want to start something big yet frequently, big opportunities start small. 

Don’t forego something small without considering whether it has the potential to grow into something significant. 

Have a great day! 

Lawrence

PS This is the 2603 blog post and will be the last one of the year (most likely).  I’ll start again on January 2nd 



The best them

Are you trying to be the best…them you can be or are you trying to be the best you that you can be?


If you are a basketball player are you trying to be just like Lebron James you can be or are you trying to be the best you that you can be?


The likelihood that you will be as good as Lebron James is very slim.  If you really were that good, would it make more sense to create your own mold.


The real star is their own person and sets the standard for others.  The others are always trying to be someone else.


Have a great day!
Lawrence



Imagination

Your imagination can be the road map for long term success.


Lack of imagination is a road map for short term failure.

Have a great day!
Lawrence



JOMO

Yesterday I saw the acronym JOMO for the first time.  I was familiar with FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) but hadn’t seen JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) before.


JOMO is fascinating because it requires acknowledging that you are happy with where you are in life.  An example would be getting invited to a party and saying “I’m going to skip the party because I’m happy with doing what I’m doing right now”.


People who experience JOMO tend to comfortable in their own skin and don’t assume the grass is greener somewhere else.


If you find yourself always experiencing FOMO and never experiencing JOMO you might want to reevaluate where you are and where you are going.


Have a great day!
Lawrence 



Teamwork

With proper teamwork, two people can get more done (and better) than each working alone.  Three can get more done working together than two alone.

When two people working together accomplish less than two working separately, they need to be separated or trained to work better together.
As a manager you should regularly evaluate all group work to determine effectiveness and if they aren’t working well together, figure out the next step.

Letting bad groups continue working together is a sure sign of bad management and it’s something that can be fixed.

Have a great day!
Lawrence



Self-discipline

It’s difficult to help provide discipline to others if you don’t have your own self discipline.


Start with yourself and then once you have some form of self discipline, start to help others.


Trying to instill discipline in others when you don’t have any yourself is a sure recipe for disaster.


Have a great day!
Lawrence



Pain and Focus

It’s interesting how being in pain can cause a person to truly focus.

The challenge is, can you control what you are focused on when in pain? Focusing on the wrong thing can be similar to trying to run a marathon by going in the wrong direction. You might be going fast, you might be going far but you will never get where you should be going.

Controlling focus is vital, whether when in pain or other times.

Have a great day!
Lawrence