Strategic Discipline Blog
It’s the first Monday of 2014! David Allen, author of Getting Things Done and past Fortune/Gazelles Growth Summit speaker, recommends this day (or possibly another between Christmas and the New Year) as an excellent day to clean out your office, getting rid of anything you haven’t used in the past year.
Life isn’t fair, so get over it.
2013’s begun and we are already to the last Friday of the month of January!
Consider the situation facing George Washington, as supreme military commander of our nation’s revolutionary troops just prior to Christmas 1876.
A week ago on Friday I had lunch with a former client. It was my first time at a restaurant since February when my health issues began. Late Tuesday of that week, my doctor gave me permission to travel. With a credit we had for our missed March spring break vacation with the boys, my wife and I left late last Friday evening to visit the condo we share with her parents, for Mesa, Arizona. Imagine a tall balding fellow wearing a white surgical mask on the plane. That’s what I looked like in order to avoid the germs that plane flights are notorious for.
The range of emotions I’ve been through since learning I had Acute Myeloid Leukemia have often left me exhausted. Yet another range is the deep appreciation and sense of gratitude.
It’s difficult to describe the respect I have for Admiral Stockdale. The torture he faced at the hands of the Vietnamese was incredible. Yesterday I received some more brutal facts about how things might look moving forward.
To say the last several weeks here in the hospital have been challenging might be an understatement. I’m sure my wife, Michelle, and my family thought I was worse than I did. Despite a lack of energy at times I still found time to work my routine and enjoy my passion for working with my clients.