Two guys are retiring. One guy got conference room cake and another guy gets a whole party. When I leave this company I want the party and there has to be 100 people there. Does it matter if 100 people show up or not? Nope. It's about setting a goal that pushes me to keep doing what I care about - being a great person that my coworkers love.
I share a story today about how (waaay) back in the day when I started working in Corporate America I overheard a conversation between two guys mad at young punks (aka me) coming in and getting high salaries and decent jobs. Dude needed to take control of his life instead of letting it pass him by.
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This is a follow up to the a podcast I did about a week ago titled: "The Problems We Choose." If you haven't already, take a listen to that one. I describe a situation at the laundromat where this lady was super upset at another person even though the problems she was experiencing were all her fault.
After I recorded the original podcast, I ran into a similar situation, this time involving me. I thought it was interesting since I just recored the Problems We Choose podcast, and here I am experiencing the exact thing I was talking about. So, I decided to do a follow up.
On this episode, Cole:
Talks a big game about his basketball skills (he really isn't that good)
Tells a story (ie complains about) how a ref was never giving him any fouls
Gets scared off by a try-hard dude who got ejected from a recreational basketball league
Realized he was acting like chump with all that complaining
Decided to take care of what he can control and forget the rest
Still swears his basketball game is awesome
Dealing with a troubling situation? Outside factors messing with ya? Focus on what you can control and the game will take care of itself.
Often in life we choose problems without really knowing. We get stuck in situations that are frustrating, problematic, or simply just not ideal. Sometimes we think this is how it is and the way it is. In reality we choose a lot of situations we put ourselves in.
In this episode I talk about how a recent experience at the laundromat as an example of how we choose problems. I talk about what you can do and how you can frame experiences for a better outcome.
Goals don't always have to be super specific, and goal setting doesn't have to be difficult. Here's a simple framework and steps to set goals.
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Working a 9-5 while pushing on my side business means I have to be super efficient at my day job to avoid the 40 hour week turning into a 60 hour work week. Here’s several tips I use to be super efficient so I can free up extra time to crush it on my side business.
Ever have a whole day start out completely free of meetings and looking like you're going to be super productive only to have time-snatchers send calendar invites to steal your time with pointless meeting? Yup me too...I talk about a strategy you can use to protect your time.