Monday, January 23, 2017

I'm Not Talking To You

Time moves fast, right? We all seem to be hustling harder than ever, and the months and years keep pace as time literally roars past us. When I started blogging in 2010, I hoped I could avoid flaming out in several months and not completely embarrass myself in the process.

Now, more than 700 posts later, I've finally figured something out. So much of what I focus on here at NoExcuses...and so much of what I say in real often not intended for anyone but me.

Is that an odd thing to say? Perhaps. Let me explain.

As I ventured into the blogosphere, I recognized I was not going to change the world. What I did want to do however, was develop a personal voice that helped me stay accountable as an executive. 

Perhaps no one really cares about these words anymore? Maybe I over think the importance of executive behavior, role-modeling, leadership, and the potent combination of high energy and risk to actually make progress?

At this point, I don't care what others think when I write.

I'm not talking to them.

It's All Good
Another brief example I'd like to share has to do with one of my favorite, albeit overused phrases. I use it constantly, particularly when I'm managing multiple stressors in my professional and personal life simultaneously.

"It's all good." 

As time has passed those closest to me have started calling me out on my use of this comment. Their interpretation is that I am not acknowledging my feelings, and therefore am holding back instead of addressing what I need to work through in a healthy way.

Except my amazing, and well-intended friends are actually missing the point.

It's all good...for a reminder of the blessings I have in my life. My family, my oldest friends, my amazing new friends, my faith, my career, my health, my passion for music and fitness and Florida.

You see, it's all good is my own humility check. Because despite what my friends think...

I'm not talking to them.

How About You
What approach helps you stay focused, productive, and still remain grateful for the blessings around you? Does anyone know the hidden meaning behind your mantras? No one knows mine...I guess until now.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.


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