I am currently reading a great book on goal setting by Matthew Michalewicz called Life in half a second. The book is a step by step instruction on goal setting and I am currently ticking off all of the action items proposed in the book one by one.
I just tried the concept of a mini-retirement, meaning that you take out part of your retirement before you are actually retired. It was essentially a paternity leave I had with my son for three months, but where my whole family took the car through Europe down to the “Costa del sol” (sun coast) in southern Spain.
The trip was like being newborn again and here are some of the “hard” outcomes:
In my day job as a business leader and P&L owner with accountability of over 200 people, I get A LOT of emails from customers, direct reports, suppliers and managers every hour. I am essentially right in the middle of the email communication hub between all these parties. I have read about, tried and tested most email management methods out there. A lot of the advice propose systems with lists and folders that complicates my work more than it helps. Here are my insights on how to best deal with email.
There are only so many hours in the day and in order to make progress that matter on the important project(s), you have to learn to say no faster and with grace. Make sure you really understand what you have to give up if you say yes.
If your days are successful and your life is made up of days, your life should also be successful as a result, right. I believe that just as the take-off and landing are the most critical parts of flying, the rituals you install going to bed and waking up can be the difference between an enjoyable journey or a crash and burn.
This post is about how to create a vision and why it is so powerful. It includes daily habits that can support you in making your vision a reality. I will go through some real examples, tools, and further reading to help you with creating and following your vision.