Day: May 21, 2020

Four ways to reflect that help boost performance

Reflection for seasoned leaders has always been a personal process. Step back. Regroup. Look in the mirror. Push the pause button. There is often an intuitive belief that reflection carries restorative powers and can even be transformational.

In theory, it goes like this: On top of a mountain, a leader retreats to ask him or herself a set of questions about life, stress, and sacrifice, capturing the answers in a beautifully bound notebook. The questions don’t vary much. Where are you going? How are you living your values? What gives you meaning, purpose, or fulfillment? Are all the components of your life managed as you need them to be managed: career, family, friends, finances, health, and spiritual growth?

The power of this reflection comes from digging deep and being in touch with your core. It is very much an affair of the heart. With the insights from this exercise, you

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Four ways to reflect that help boost performance

Reflection for seasoned leaders has always been a personal process. Step back. Regroup. Look in the mirror. Push the pause button. There is often an intuitive belief that reflection carries restorative powers and can even be transformational.

In theory, it goes like this: On top of a mountain, a leader retreats to ask him or herself a set of questions about life, stress, and sacrifice, capturing the answers in a beautifully bound notebook. The questions don’t vary much. Where are you going? How are you living your values? What gives you meaning, purpose, or fulfillment? Are all the components of your life managed as you need them to be managed: career, family, friends, finances, health, and spiritual growth?

The power of this reflection comes from digging deep and being in touch with your core. It is very much an affair of the heart. With the insights from this exercise, you

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Did Someone Reject Your Idea? Because of Coronavirus, They Might Reconsider


5 min read


Did people say no to you before? They might say yes now.

Were they afraid of your idea before? Maybe not anymore.

And what about you, personally? Did you think something was once impossible, or that you’d reached your limit? Now you might discover otherwise.

I am seeing this pattern over and over — of entrepreneurs and companies and even industries rapidly shedding what used to seem like dogma. What a massive opportunity that is.

Here’s an example. Aziz Hashim owns more than 700 franchise units in North America, and a few years ago, he had a crazy idea to make more money. Even during normal times, his restaurants (and most restaurants!) tend to have extra kitchen capacity. That’s a problem: They had spent millions of dollars to build the facility and didn’t have enough customers to fully maximize it. Meanwhile, many brands want

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