Weekend Update: 8/23/2021 to 8/27/2021

I’ve talked with 100s of leaders over the years and here’s the good news. They’re all different. Any belief that you have to be like someone else is misplaced.

Adopt best practices, but adapt practices to align with your own talent, purpose, and personality. Nothing good comes from losing yourself to best practices.

Now for the weekend update.

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HOW TO THINK LIKE A LEADER WHEN YOUR BRAIN DRAGS YOU DOWN

Matthew A. Gilbert and Daniel T. Gilbert discovered that mind-wandering tends toward unhappiness, even when your mind wanders to good things.

Mental rumination is most useful when it distills into decisions or results in actions.

Click here for 7 ways to deal with worry.

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4 WAYS TO BE PRESENT THAT ANYONE CAN PRACTICE

People tend to choose ruminating on the past or worrying about the future over being present.

Being present is being engaged in the moment.

But how much should you think about the past and the future?

Being present is bringing your best self to what you’re doing now.

Click here for 4 ways to be present.

THE ABCS OF GIVING AND SEEKING FEEDBACK THAT REALLY WORKS

Apathy resents and rejects feedback, but everyone who cares to improve wants to know how they’re doing.

Julie Winkle Giulioni recently published, The ABCs of Soliciting and Accepting Feedback. I adapted her approach for this post.

The ABCs of useful feedback:

Abilities

Blind Spots

Conditions

Learn more by clicking here.

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3 LESSONS FROM TIRES THAT AREN’T FLAT AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES

I had the most fun writing this post this weeks.

The trip was a little less than five hours, so my wife and I drove to the workshop I was recently scheduled to give. Everything went smoothly until we got a flat about three and a half hours from home. At least I thought it was a flat.

Click here to find out what really happened.