When to Quit

When to Quit

The old saying that ‘winners never quit and quitters never win’ is overly simplistic. Winners ‘quit’ all the time – the key is knowing when to keep going, and when to move on. The balance we are looking for is between stubbornness and patience: is this a bad idea that isn’t going to work, or a good idea that we haven’t made work yet? Why DON’T We Quit? Sometimes we are so committed to one path, we can’t [or don’t want to] see any alternatives. This is often due to ‘sunk costs’ – the more resources we have invested [time, money, energy], the harder it is to quit. We need […]

Who Are You Angry With?

Who Are You Angry With?

For many years now, I have been an avid fan and follower of Seth Godin. His books, podcast, and online courses are all excellent, but it is his daily blog that I find provides the most value. (Which is interesting in itself – he gives away his best ideas for free, every day … If you take nothing else from this article, signing up for Seth’s daily updates will make a huge difference to you and your business.) Seth considers himself first and foremost a teacher, and his main area of expertise is marketing – but his ideas are applicable to all areas of life. A recent post called ‘Irritated […]

Integrity Is A Verb

Integrity Is A Verb

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.” CS Lewis This quote is one of my favourites, and one that I thought I was trying to live by. However, I’ve been reading the excellent ‘Legacy’ this week, which is a book about what we can all learn from the New Zealand All Blacks. It’s a really good read, with plenty of practical advice, and an inspiring section about what integrity means to the All Blacks. Looking again at the CS Lewis quote, I’d never really paid much attention to the third word before. The ‘doing’ part of the equation. I’d been thinking of integrity as connected […]