What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is failure and success. We are launching our second technology platform literally tomorrow and I was talking to our advisor, Rob, who has been shepherding us, literally shepherding us along the way. I was talking to him yesterday and he said, with a sinister and funny laugh “Don’t forget you asked for this”!
February 1st is the day
It is so true! I asked for this! I did, and it got me thinking about failure, what happens if we fail if it doesn’t work if we don’t see the behaviors that we’re expecting with the use of this new technology?
Then it got me thinking a bit deeper, saying to myself, you know what? Failure is not finite. Success is not finite. The question I need to be asking myself along the is what am I learning? There’s only one thing that’s worse than random success, and that is a random failure. It’s not knowing why you’re being successful or not knowing why you’re not being successful.
As long as I continue to keep my mental toughness, keep my grittiness, don’t get overwhelmed by emotions, and just continue to ask myself the question, what am I learning from this? I think we’re going to be okay.
My encouragement to you is when you’re doing something tough when you’re doing something hard when you’re going through the peaks and the valleys, ask yourself, what am I learning from this?
Because when you do that and you’re increasing your knowledge and your wisdom base, you will ultimately get to the place that you want to get to.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. You guys have a great week.
Please, please, please send lots of love and luck and mojo for us. February one is the day!
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is backstage. I love creating content. I love doing these TMDs and for me, it’s all about trying to share my experiences so I can create value for others. However, today I’m going to do something a little bit different. I am going to share the behind-the-scenes.
Today’s TMD will be different from previous ones. I am going to share what goes on behind the scenes a little bit so you can see what it’s like. In the lounge in the front of the house, it is where I tape a lot of content. One of the things that I have been working on this week is trying to figure out how to get some new windows in my house because I need some serious new ones.
On the table where I work, you will find some lottery tickets, I did not win mega, unfortunately! you can also find my glasses, I needed them because the font on the directions to get a ring light together is so small, you need an electron microscope to even see what it’s saying. Of course, you my coffee, there are some extra parts for the ring light, and my microphone is hanging off the edge. Something got messed up on the bottom of the microphone and I can’t figure out how to get it to stand up.
That’s my very imperfect life and I just wanted to share that with you because I’m always trying new things and growing as a human being. Sometimes I’m successful and sometimes I stumble. When I stumble, you know what I do, I just get back up.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Hope you enjoyed it, and I will talk to y’all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is wisdom. Benjamin Franklin stated that “an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”. When I talk to my colleagues about the challenges that they face in their businesses and their practices, I’ll often say you either have a people problem, a process problem, or a wisdom problem.
The same thing rings true in our personal lives. We either have people problems, we have process problems, which are personal habits problems, and/or wisdom problems. Wisdom is the secret sauce! It combines knowledge with context and perspective and makes that knowledge actionable. Much of that perspective and context comes from our own lives, but equally as important, it comes from other people’s lives, the community that we surround ourselves with, their context, their perspective, and their experiences.
This got me thinking about this conference that I’m going to be attending in just over three weeks called CADREcon. My good friends, Melanie and Derek Coburn created this amazing community of not just entrepreneurs, but amazing people. Every year they put on this conference for us called CADREcon, and this year they’re bringing in 14 world-class speakers. It’s going to be amazing content, but equally as important is not just what we learn, but the shared experiences and conversations that we share afterward to make that knowledge actionable.
I want to encourage you to seek out a community and seek out learning and combine those two things to create more actionable wisdom in your life. Because when you do that, you’re not just learning things, you’re taking action to make your life better. By the way, by sharing your context, and your perspective, you get to help make the lives of others better as well.
If you want to go to CADREcon, click here, check out the event, DM me or email me and I’ll get you the secret code. Act fast, I will only be able to give the discount to a few people.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. I’ll talk to you all next week.
Two Minute Drill: Is Fear-avoidance Holding You Back?
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is fear avoidance. On Friday, our companies had a 2023 kickoff party. We all got together, went to a restaurant, and it was a great event. One of the components of the event was Trivia.
We had four rounds of Trivia and four teams. It was highly competitive, everybody in my company is highly competitive. It was super fun, and at the end of the four rounds, it was a tie, between the team that I was on and another team. In fact, there was something that we had to do in order to break the tie, and that game or the thing that we had to do was a dance-off.
Now, of course, every single member of my team was pointing at me. They wanted me to do it probably because they wanted me to embarrass myself. Then, of course, this lovely young woman, Sherise, who’s part of our team, was selected for the other team. We had to dance, and the song was Baby Got Back and I did not mess around. I was going to give it my all and Sherise gave it her all. In the end, Sherise won. Now, Maybe I need to teach my team a little something or two about voting on some fly dance moves that I have, but that’s for another TMD.
Today, my left knee was really bothering me, and normally when I go to the gym, I do legs. I know that’s hard to believe, but I really do. I had to do something to help myself, not avoid the pain, but go into the pain and see what I can do to help improve the function of my knee as well as my symptoms. Because I was definitely having problems squatting, fully extending the knee, etc. I came to the gym, rode the bike, did balance training, did flexibility work, and did joint mobility work. Know, I’m doing much better. The lesson is going there into the pain sometimes will help you avoid long-term problems and long-term challenges.
Whether it is physical, emotional, or professional, sometimes you just have to go into the pain, do what you can to address the issue, and see what happens. Maybe the pain gets worse, maybe we need to do something else, maybe the pain and the function and our lives get better and we can continue to progress and improve.
I want to encourage you safely to go into your pain zone, don’t have fear avoidance so that you can live a much healthier and happier life.
That’s a week’s Two Minute Drill. I will talk to you all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill, the first one of 2023. Today’s topic of conversation is about setting goals. I know it’s incredibly cliche for the beginning of the year, you often hear people say let’s set some goals, let’s write some stuff down and then we fail to ever look at them again.
For me, I have worked hard over the last couple of weeks thinking about my goals for the upcoming year, I have divided them up into personal goals, health goals, financial goals, work-related goals, and even fun goals like travel. This has been an important journey for me specifically because I understand that in order to have the year that I want to have in 2023, I need to be very intentional about the things that must get done in order to achieve the results.
I have been listing out my goals and I’ve been identifying the HOWs. If you’ve seen some of my TMDs related to setting quarterly goals, you’ve probably seen this before, but asking the question, how am I going to do this? How is that going to get done? And then how is that next thing going to get done over and over and over again, three to five times in order to ensure that I clearly understand exactly what it’s going to take for me to get to the goal.
I have also been setting aside time on my calendar, intentionally blocking time so that I can do the things that I need to do for my health, my mental well-being, my work, my fun, and my personal life.
I am going to encourage you to do the same thing. Take some time, sit down, think about what’s important to you in your life, and set aside the time necessary in order to ensure the things that need to get done to achieve the goals, get done.
It’s a worthwhile exercise. Make sure you do it. It’s all about setting and achieving goals in 2023. That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Looking forward to an amazing year with y’all.
Have a great week and I will talk to y’all next week.