How awesome is it to check items off your to-do list? For most, it’s bliss. Now imagine if you could achieve the same thrill you get when checking off 2 items on your to-do list by only doing 1 of the tasks. Impossible? Think again. Below is the answer…the 1 stone for your 2 birds.
If you’re like me, your focus can snap in an instant with the ding of a new email or the vibrate of a new text or the temptation of a Jimmy Fallon YouTube video binge. But I’m like you and I value my time way too much to see it slip away so unintentionally.
I’m also a recovering maximizer. I can’t go up the stairs in my home without first overflowing my arms with every single item that needs to go upstairs to eliminate a second trip. And I can’t go on just one errand, nooooo…I have to brainstorm other needs to justify the outing.
When it comes to work I ask myself the same question: How can I maximize my time and limit distractions? The solution is batching. Read more
Your website cannot be your only branding asset. A website is table steaks in today’s digital economy. Today’s most successful personal and business brands deliver on this key strategy to win big.
The single greatest brand strategy is…share. Give away your expertise to gain attention and trust.
Those who hoard their ideas and knowledge will go unnoticed. The longer you cling to your ideas the faster they will become outdated in today’s fast moving market. Especially if your target market is Millennials because they are loyal to your creativity, not your brand. Brands must constantly keep things fresh if they want to net and nurture the next generation consumer. Read more
Mentorship is dead. Well, perhaps in the traditional sense. The traditional idea of mentorship has gotten fuzzy thanks to the rapid advancement of technology. We seem to be conditioned that older means wiser or always right…but does that still hold true today?
Retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal agrees that this legacy thinking of mentorship falls flat today. While leading during a time of crisis, Stanley was forced to adopt a new perspective of mentorship. He said it best in his TED talk… “It produced something which I call an inversion of expertise because we had so many changes at the lower levels in technology and tactics and whatnot that suddenly the things we grew up doing weren’t what the force was doing anymore. So how does a leader stay credible and legitimate when you haven’t done what the people you’re leading are doing? It’s a brand-new leadership challenge, and it forced me to become a lot more transparent, a lot more willing to listen, and a lot more willing to be reversed-mentored.” Read more
The other day, in a coffee shop, the girl at the table next to me took a selfie. This behavior normally doesn’t get my attention but it did that day because the girl wasn’t 15 or 25 but rather 45 years old. Her selfie snap got me thinking…we are living through the youthification of our society.
Take a minute and think about your parents at the age you are today. Can you picture it?
I bet you’re thinking what most people think and that is, “My parents behaved so much older than me at this age.” I think technology and Millennials are causing this youthification of society. Let me try to unravel my thoughts. Read more
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In this episode of the Next Generation Catalyst Podcast, we talk with serial entrepreneur, Founder (and godfather of the culture) of Jellyvision Lab, and the creator of You Don’t Know Jack. We discuss entrepreneurship, the power of games, and how his company achieved the #1 best place to work for Millennials. Read more