When 110 percent is too much
We encounter a lot of comments about "pace and pressure" and the 24/7 life of technology workers. Today's Tuesday Reading, which ITLP alumnus Ken Hallinan suggested, is "When 110 Percent is Too Much" by Anthony Balderrama, a CareerBuilder.com writer.
What caught Ken's attention, and mine was the quote from Victor Cheng, president of Bookmercial Productions, a book publishing company: "As the chief decision maker of my company, getting out another e-mail rarely makes or breaks a company ... but blowing a big decision because I was continually getting interrupted by a [BlackBerry] is stupid. Achieving big results is about getting a few important things done right -- not about getting more little things done."
Think about your pace and pressure and the too-many interruptions and really consider doing something about them.
. . . . . jim
Advice from a San Francisco farmer's market shop stall: "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" It speaks to big dreams, innovation, challenging yourself, and pushing to create what's next; and it's the kind of advice that urges you to take some risks.