“I’ve survived many attacks, wise cracks, and down right dirty comments by seeing the person’s remarks as a take on how they view themselves. Whatever comment hits that soft spot, you can let it eat away at your thoughts or you can take a different angle and feel compassion for that person. If they feel that an attack on you will make them feel better about themselves then it’s not you that has the problem. It’s them.”—Work Happy Now! » EQ
I think the most important difference is that we have a very clear vision of what we want to do. This allows us to make decisions about what to work on quickly and easily. I always thought my old company was paralyzed because there wasn’t a very clear vision or plan or strategy. As a result, we couldn’t just do stuff was because nobody could even agree on the general direction that the stuff should be headed.
But, there were other reasons too: the company had a culture that was risk-averse and punished failure — success was the only option.
That statement about culture is totally, definitely true.
“Jean Twenge, co-author of “The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement,” said in some cases, many employees had lost balance between work and life, with too many late nights and weekends spent at the office. When they stop working, they realize how much they had given up.”—For the ‘funemployed,’ unemployment is welcome - Los Angeles Times
At the gala celebrating the crowning achievement of his career, he showed her off to cheering throngs: “How good-looking is my wife?”
In his lock-step schedule, he sets aside daily “Michelle time.”
And last weekend, he fulfilled a promise to her. They got all gussied up and flew to New York, took a limo to dinner and a Broadway show, then flew home. Date night, just the two of them. Michelle and Barack. And their security detail.