Empathy has no script. – Brene Brown

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If you want to know the how of connecting to your tribe, I can think of no better words than what follows below. Do this and change the world, or your part of it.

Empathy has no script.

There is no right way or wrong way to do it.

It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone”. – Brene Brown

10thHuman: Are you doing the busy things or the important things?

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As you go through your day do you find yourself doing the busy work or the important tasks?

Have you as a business owner taken the time to map out which is which?

Do you have a battle rhythm? A battle rhythm is a mapped out baseline plan for your day, a list of minimum, mandatory tasks or processes aimed at sustaining and building your business. It is also a career decision.

Whiplash: The future will run on an entirely new operating system.

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I’m reading Whiplash right now and just read this in a passage.

The future will run on an entirely new operating system.

This book is about how to think about and leverage the changes coming our way.

Why is this important? 

Because if you are not disruptive, you will be disrupted.

What are the questions you should be asking in your industry?

What new technology will impact you? 

What skills should you be learning or enhancing?

Are you swamped with email?

network-1433045_640If you’re like me, you’re probably in need of some help managing the volume of email you’re receiving. Here’s a strategy that you may consider trying.

For me, I keep an eye on my email throughout the day but try very, very hard to be disciplined in terms of not responding immediately unless the email warrants doing so. Otherwise, I set aside time in the AM and PM to respond, file, schedule tasks that result from the email throughout the day.


10thHuman: On the value of asking a question

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I’m reading A More Beautiful Question right now by Warren Berger and came across this insight.

One good question can give rise to several layers of answer, can inspire decades-long searches for solutions, can generate whole new fields of inquiry, and can prompt changes in entrenched thinking. – Stuart Firestein

I suspect Firestein is coming at this from a deep philosphical perspective but this is applicable to our existing businesses, too. For example, from a business perspective, I continually ask myself, How can I add value?

What is your question?


Idea: Learning to code

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Business Insider has a quick read up about the benefits of even an introductory course to coding. I concur.

I think taking a coding course opens up the idea of the synthesis of ideas. It helps you see connections between seemingly or potentially disparate ideas.

If you’re looking for a new career path and into the idea of coding, I would seriously consider learning Unity. I think there will be a huge need for the skill with the coming of Augmented Reality.