Business models aren’t changing, but the way we use them is

by admin on January 27, 2013

Here, great article to read. Go ahead and quickly read it…I’ll wait for you right here. 

Business models aren’t changing, but the way we use them is
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/01/26/business-models-arent-changing-but-the-way-we-use-them-is/

As I’ve been saying!  (Insert sarcastic tone). Anyway, the point here is that the business models are the same. Some elements are in different “boxes” of the consultant’s beloved functional model; but its, for all intensive purposes, the same as it always was. 

That said, what is different…the interaction model. Instead of spending huge gobs of money “moving around the deck chairs,” focus how certain variables are changing the way in which you leverage your core functions. 

How is technology impacting it? What about mobile? Decision-assist analytics?

The territory hasn’t changed…your just no longer using paper maps as you’ve opted for the GPS system. So there is no need to redraw your boundaries, simply focus on navigating more efficiently.

And remember…for all intensive purposes, your “product”is a commodity…therefore, SERVICE will be your differentiator!

Try Meditation to Strengthen Your Resilience – Peter Bregman – Harvard Business Review

by admin on December 10, 2012

While a little tough to conceptualize – “the self as observer” – this technique is a real blessing…when I can remember to utilize it! 

See, Descartes was wrong when he said I think, therefore I am. It’s more accurate to say I watch myself think, therefore I am.

Try Meditation to Strengthen Your Resilience – Peter Bregman – Harvard Business Review http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2012/12/try-meditation-to-strengthen-y.html

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The Power of Mobile [INFOGRAPH… (yesmail.com)

by admin on December 3, 2012

This is a great info graphic showing you the true growth of mobile…

The Power of Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://www.yesmail.com/resources/blog/power-mobile-infographic


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The Gift of Today—Lessons from a Monk | Michael Hyatt

by admin on November 29, 2012

Another great article and post from Michael Hyatt — this one is well timed as we roll into the holiday season!


You think this is just another day in your life. It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you today…. It’s the only gift that you have right now. And the only appropriate response is gratefulness.

http://michaelhyatt.com/the-gift-of-today.html

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Overcome Procrastination: Steven Pressfield’s Top 12 Tips for Turning Pro

by admin on November 24, 2012

“In his heart, the amateur knows he’s hiding. He knows he was meant for better things.”

I’ve read all three books mentioned in this post by Steven Pressfield. They are fantastic to say the least and probably so be placed on the “annual read” list! 

This post does a wonderful job capturing the essence of Steven’s message.  Enjoy!

Overcome Procrastination: Steven Pressfield’s Top 12 Tips for Turning Pro
http://writetodone.com/2012/11/23/overcome-procrastination-steven-pressfields-top-12-tips-for-turning-pro/

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How to Become The Ideal Apprentice: Part II

by admin on November 13, 2012

This whole series is great — if you get a chance, take some time a dive right in!

How to Become The Ideal Apprentice: Part II

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/the-ideal-apprentice-part-ii/

Do not think that what is hard for you to master is humanly impossible; and if it is humanly possible, consider it to be within your reach.
—Marcus Aurelius

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Flow – The Secret to Happiness

by admin on November 5, 2012

Excellent article this morning that reminds me that the world has a certain “speed” to it. It is not against us. It is not for us. It just is what it is.

To finding the current once again…

“This also taught be something important: being in the flow doesn’t mean that seemingly negative experiences can’t touch us, it simply allows us to move through them with greater grace and ease.”

Flow – The Secret to Happiness
http://thinksimplenow.com/happiness/flow/

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If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

by admin on October 22, 2012

A good reminder for me as I begin a new week. 

I can always tell a huge difference in the “amount of stuff” I get done in a week based on my dedication to my mindfulness practice.

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If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This
http://lifehacker.com/5952978/

If You're Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

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We Are What We Remember

by admin on October 2, 2012

This is a great, quick article that serves as a friendly reminder as the days get shorter and the holidays grow closer!  And it also makes me think about the “way” a memory is best formed; but I’ll save that for another post. 

We Are What We Remember

http://michaelhyatt.com/we-are-what-we-remember.html

“Life,” philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once said, “is lived forward and understood backward.” The power to understand the backward part of lives lies within us. We can’t change what happened, but we can change what it means. What we choose to remember helps shape who we decide to become.

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Success. It’s what’s [before] breakfast!

by admin on September 30, 2012

Great article that talks about the importance of tracking and having a morning routine…
What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
http://www.fastcompany.com/1839987/what-most-successful-people-do-breakfast

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