Tag: balance

Achievement is Overrated: How to Balance Being with Doing

August 19, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Showing up is 80 percent of life. Woody Allan I have yet to meet a highly successful executive or entrepreneur who doesn’t have an enormous capacity for getting things done. Some are highly productive. Some put in extremely long hours. Either way, when I want something done I often give the job to the busy guy. I used to be that guy: organized, focused, goal-oriented and productive. I loved checking things off my “To-Do” list. Having this talent and drive helped get me promotions, launch a series of successful start-ups, take companies public, enjoy many hobbies, and have financial success. Driving through life in the “get ’er done” gear works . . . just not all the time. What Got […]

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How to Make Difficult Decisions

May 19, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Two Ways to Cultivate Wisdom and get More of What Matters Most “What do you think? Should I sell the company or not?” For the first time in our two-year relationship, Ed was stuck. His business acumen and intellect were of little help that day. The offer was alluring but there were big implications to this decision. Converting 98 percent of his net worth from illiquid private company stock to cash, having a boss for the first time in 18 years, the uncertain fate of 750 employees, and a high likelihood of being unemployed in 12 months was uncharted territory. There was no going back once he committed to sell. I took a deep breath and pulled out one of […]

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