Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.Mark Twain (thinkexist.com)
Ultimately you have to enjoy your life as an entrepreneur. It’s great to provide professional satisfaction from work, but work can’t be everything. You have to be able to say that this weekend I am going to enjoy something and not think about the work I could be doing.5 business tips from Tough Mudder’s CEO (via forbes)
The answer to getting more done and leading a balanced life isn’t in beating yourself up about ambitions.
We’ve entered a new paradigm. One in which women, particularly in the West, have greater opportunity than ever before and yet are feeling stressed out, anxious, and exhausted trying to cope with the pressure to succeed in all areas of life. Despite external success, many women have a feeling of not measuring up or being good enough. Other women are leaning in so strongly that they are burning out. It’s a catch-22: how do we lean in without burning out?
Research shows bright girls are particularly likely to see their abilities as innate and unchangeable, and they grow up to be women who are far too hard on themselves—women who will prematurely conclude that they don’t have what it takes to succeed in a particular arena and give up way too soon.
Our experience is that women blame themselves. Therefore, many women are reading Lean In and thinking “Oh, I guess I wasn’t leaning in hard enough, I need to push myself even more.”
Here are the tenets for how to lean in without burning out:
"On my Honor…" Taken on all staff day at Philmont Scout Ranch. May 29, 2014
All Staff Day?
I’ve never been to Philmont, so can you explain this to me?
Philmont is the largest scout ranch in the USA and possibly the world. It employes over 1000 people every year and rests on 137,000 acres northeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico by four hours. Imagine a staff that large getting together to say the scout law all at the same time. It’s pretty cool to be part of such a dedicated group of leaders.