Category Archives: Growth

The only constant is you

When Toby and I started scribbling the ideas that became More than a living, we were trying to find a way to describe the business ennui in which we both found ourselves seemingly irrevocably ensconced. Part of that cathartic process … Continue reading

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Failed resolutions beginning to snowball?

Well, well, well. It’s been a few weeks since the beginning of the new year. All full of promise and intrigue. We were really going to change some stuff this year, weren’t we? Really put our mark on things. Come … Continue reading

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Include the people who aren't normally included

As usual, Seth Godin managed to get my brain percolating with his homage to Lenny Levine, the “greatest kindergarten teacher ever,” entitled “You can’t say you can’t play.” Genius, Lenny. Catchy and insightful. Simple and poignant. Lenny’s concept “You can’t … Continue reading

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Product management is everything and everything is product management

Now, I’m no expert in product management. But let’s be honest, if we sat around and waited for me to write only on things at which I am expert, we’d all be in for a long, cold wait. So, all … Continue reading

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We are all expendable

If I could say it better than Kathy Sierra, I would, but I can’t. (If I could draw cool pictures like Kathy, I would, too.) If all managers like you, are you safer than if some think you’re amazing while … Continue reading

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Ask for feedback electronically

I’m sure you, being the insightful person you are, have noticed that interacting via electronic means gives people a little more distance. It gives them a little more confidence. It frees them to make more insightful comments. Okay, okay. It … Continue reading

Posted in Criticism, Feedback, Growth, Interaction, Results, Review | 1 Comment

In 90 days, where would you like to be?

Here’s another great snippet on goal setting from LifeDev, The 90-Day Rule The thing that struck me? I am forever hassling people to come up with 18-month plans and 3-year plans. Hassle hassle hassle. But now? Now, I can also … Continue reading

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Finding a mentor

Part of the struggle to find more meaning–and more reward–in the work you do, day in and day out, is to recognize opportunities and potential pitfalls. Take risks, but know when you’re taking them. Here at little ol’ More than a living, we’re big fans of the mentor concept. We really believe that it’s one of the best ways to learn. Continue reading

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Personal Development for Smart People launches forums

I’ve been a long-time reader of Steve Pavlina’s blog, Personal Development for Smart People. What? I think I’m smart. Don’t you? Think I’m smart, I mean. Well, you’re here. You’re smart, too, little camper. So buck up. Back to Steve … Continue reading

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