Have an Unreasonable Look on Life

11. April 2011 Legendary 1
We interact with life through a set of contexts, a scale of possibilities.  The bar gets set and everything under it becomes achievable. We become familiar with the scales of our lives telling us what we can or cannot do.  Everything within it, achievable.  Everything beyond it, unknown. If a 3 mile run is part of a person’s ...

Burn Your Boats

22. March 2011 Better Business 1
This example, although extreme, is a powerful mindset.  Burning your boats is essentially removing all excuses.  If soldiers found themselves outgunned and outmanned they would have to come up with a strategy different then strength in numbers.  When the option of retreat is off the table, ingenuity and innovation become the new battle tactics. When we commit to ...

The Fox and the Hedgehog

19. March 2011 Awareness 0
There is the common misconception that with the influx of information there is an increase in knowledge. We live in a world of rationalizers. I am going to tell you right here and now that openness is the remedy to a fixed mindset.  Now let me momentarily diverge to give clarity to this idea of filtered ...

Sole Purpose

This past Thursday we brought our legendary intent to 900 very extraordinary SFL employees in Quebec City with the launching of our Sole Purpose event.  Partnering with Soles4Souls, we are taking a joint effort to get shoes to the 300 million inhabitants of developing countries who have no such luxury.  But instead of just shipping out a ...

Are Your Investments Worthwhile

12. February 2011 Better Business 0
How many times have we uttered the phrase, “That was a waste of time.”   As good as our intentions may be, the outcome clearly did not pan out the way we wished it to. Hours upon hours of time invested into something, and the result goes unnoticed.  Perhaps it’s trying to figure out how to use a ...

We See What We Look For

02. January 2011 Awareness 0
Consider this.  Two people watch a speech.  Both hear the exact same words, and yet both come up with drastically different conclusions. How does this happen? Well let’s say this were a speech about politics, and one person was a democrat while the other a republican.  Each person would see facts reaffirming their preexisting views. The brain and ...

10-Step Survival Guide for Tough Times

Times are tough. 2 million jobs lost in 2008, 533,000 in November alone, the most in 34 years.  Manufacturing is down.  Now the automotive industry is requiring a bailout. The economy is moving into a very difficult and tumultuous time.  We are all feeling nervous about what is coming.  Even companies in strong positions are ...