Intertech 2018 STEM Scholarship

Have a college-bound high school senior or current college student interested in pursuing a career in software development? Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for the Intertech Foundation’s 2018 STEM Scholarship. Visit http://ow.ly/QCIz30hUGhj for more details.

Top 10 2017 Posts

My thanks to our customers, employees, and partners for an awesome year.  I’m going to be offline for a couple of weeks to be with my wife and kiddos.   I wish you and yours an enjoyable break and great start to 2018.  Below are my top 10 articles or posts for 2017:

  1. ​Business and life lessons, as taught by … mom
  2. The 100:  Downloads
  3. To keep employees, try valuing them
  4. 5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life
  5. Crazy Busy and Proud of it
  6. Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!
  7. Social Media Marketing Matters
  8. Listen Up – Your Customers are Talking!
  9. 6 simple ways to make every project successful
  10. 4 rules for delegating so you can retreat without regrets

 

Using Goals for Getting the Life You Want

If you’ve read, The 100: Building Blocks for Business Leadership, you know I dedicate a section to life goals.  Below’s summary of my thoughts on values, goals, and an outlook on life.

Values

How do you define what matters most? Imagine your funeral.  For me, what roles in my life would I want mentioned (e.g. father, son, husband, professional, volunteer, etc.)?  What do I want to create?  What do I want to give?  At its core, this exercise really comes down to defining values. Values bring meaning to our lives and provide guidance for goals.

Goals

Goals transform vision to reality.  Here are a few practical tips:   Write goals down, break them down into daily/monthly steps.  Review daily.

Outlook

As shared by Tony Robbins, one of the best ways to change how we feel is to “Replace expectation with appreciation.”

Here’s to an awesome 2018 and beyond!