Are You Impeccable?

Impeccable People

Chickens peck a lot, but they’re not exactly impeccable. The word “impeccable” describes something or someone without any flaws who has extremely high standards especially for themselves. Some times these people don’t have many friends because to a perfectionist others seems crude, flawed, and disorganized.

Being Impeccable can also be a Benefit.

Certainly is a lot easier to get things done when you know where your tools are and you can find them. When paperwork is in the right files, this speeds production. When every thing is flowing, working great, one can be on top of the world. But what do you do when it’s not going exactly right?

OKR

OKR or Objectives and Key Results is a framework for defining and tracking objectives and their outcomes. The development of OKRs is generally attributed to Andy Grove the “Father of OKRs”, who introduced the approach to Intel during his tenure there and documented this in his 1983 book High Output Management. Wikipedia

 

OKR can keep you on the right track

It defines what you seek to achieve. Results come from how these top priority goals will be obtained with specific measurable actions within a set time frame. What’s important is to keep the “main thing” the main thing.

Ask these questions:
  1. What’s the point?
  2. What’s the goal?
  3. What’s the future look like?
  4. Who do you and your associates want to become?

In his new book, Measure What Matters, Grove stresses you must “. . . crystallize your objective. Break that down into key results. . . . take your goals, your objectives, and break them down into measurable metrics when achieved add up to that objective.”

Exercise:

Sit down with pen and paper or use the keyboard, right now, and write down “How do I generate what I want or need?” Then ask yourself,  “What measure will I use to know I’ve achieve it.” Finally, “How do I understand what’s going on with me, my situation, my life?

Grove points out his strategy: “Don’t focus on or study the faults, the poverty, focus on how do you generate what you want.”

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Thanks for reading,

Steve

We Do Stupid Things

The “funny” bone

We Do Stupid Things

This is very much true when we look at our friends, family and neighbors–especially our neighbors. A few weeks ago Jack, the older guy who never mows his lawn and who is always playing Frank Sinatra late at night . . . well, he went out to the mail box in his underwear and bent over to pick up a dropped letter. Man, what a crack up.!

We can laugh out loud at the simplest things. 

I was torturing my tiger cat.

I mean, I was playing with a string and she was having a lot of fun chasing it around her tail and all of a sudden I just started laughing. It was so absurd. A grown man, a well-respected writer like me, having fun with my cat. I laughed at myself laughing at myself so my titillation was doubled. I fell down on the floor and wouldn’t you know it, I landed on my funny-bone and they had to call emergency.

The Truth Will Set You Free.

But that’s how I got locked up. I still think it’s kind of funny, but the truth is all along I should have been exercising my funny bone. How do you do that?

Science nerds tell us:

“The increased flow of lymphatic fluid means more lymph is passing through the thymus gland and laughter proves to be one of the most painless and beneficial means for accomplishing that goal.” So exercising your funny bone is a lot like exercising any other part of you. At first,  you sort of have to just do it.  Once you get started , it get’s easier and easier.

So laugh,

Even if at first it’s not quite so funny.  And laugh more and more. Soon, we’ll have a lot more laughs. The ward here isn’t too bad. Jack comes to visit once in a while. What a crack up.

And if you want to read a funny novel about a guy in the future who gets “more ass than a toilet seat.” My novel is on Amazon. Buy it now.

 

Or you can use your Kindle reader and learn how all the problems are just in your head; laugh it off. Get the e-book:

Thanks for reading.