I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.
1. Accept the mistake.
2. Don’t beat yourself up.
3. Find value.
4. Have a main goal to shift back to.
5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Today, let’s start with #1. Acceptance.
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We all get angry. I’m pretty sure it’s ok, even Jesus got angry. It’s how we react that matters. If we do it right, anger can actually be a strength. Here’s a list of 4 ways anger can help us grow.
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I attended a training class last week where we received a fresh perspective on accountability.
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At times in conversations, I accidentally cut people off, but doesn’t everybody? Does that mean I’m not a good listener?
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Next week, I am interviewing someone for a job in one of my locations. I’ve done plenty of these over the years, but it’s always good to revisit the “why” and “how” beforehand. Here’s an update on my short list of parameters for “hiring well”.
Continue reading “Heading into a job interview.”
You ever hear people say, “keep your expectations low and you’ll never be disappointed”. I’ve always thought that was a pretty simplistic worldview. One that if abused, would lead to an average existence. I’ve also heard people say, “keep your expectations high”, “keep pushing”, “never give up”, “your dreams will fail if you let them”, “sleep is for losers” and my personal favorite, “winners win and losers lose”. On most days, I totally buy into this thought pattern. However this mindset, when used cavalierly, can be detrimental as well. The trick is timing and perspective. Unfortunately, I learned this lesson the hard way.
Continue reading “High expectations can be bad. Ask my wife…”