Sometimes U Just Need 2 Call Out Sick

jimi hendrix

There are events that define our times.  Most people can remember where they were when Kennedy, and King were shot.  But do you know where most people were when Hendrix played Star Bangled Banner at Woodstock?  They were at work.

In 1969 a half-million people attended Woodstock from August 15th through the 17th.  However, on Monday, August 18th 470,000 of them went 2 work (or 2 school) and missed the performance that has come to define Woodstock itself – Hendrix’s Star Bangled Banner.

That day Hendrix played for more than two hours including a rare encore performance to an almost empty crowd.  If you were one of the 470,000 who left early to go to work you simply missed the greatest guitar player in history, playing histories greatest concert.  Can’t get it back.

Oh say can you see 470,000 people kicking themselves in their butts for going 2 work.  Sometimes u just need 2 call out sick.

Independence 2Day

american flag

As millions of Americans celebrate Independence Day 2day, most don’t actually have their independence. They’ve willingly given their independence up a little bit at a time to to a boss, an investor, creditors, or a credit card company.

The industrial revolution convinced land owners (entrepreneurs) to forfeit their independence for the lure of factory work and life in a city. For nearly 100 years it worked out fine. But that system is broken and has been replaced with a new one called a connected economy.

The connected economy is offering you back your independence. You just need to have the courage to leap and grab it.  You don’t have to take one big leap, U can take a bunch of little ones.

Uncomfortable

Jillian Michael says that if you want to change your body then you need to get comfortable being uncomfortable.

That fact is that if you want to change anything at all then you have to be comfortable being uncomfortable.  You also need to be comfortable making others uncomfortable.  That’s because everyone resits change.

Trying to address poor performance, or behavior in an employee is uncomfortable for you and the employee.  But it’s necessary for improvement.

If there’s anything at all you want to change (make better, make different) then you need to get used to saying these words to yourself and others – ‘This is going be uncomfortable’.

Because U Can

There are lots of things U shouldn’t do just because U can.  Yelling at others, exerting authority, taking on more than U should are just a few.

Then there are things U should do just because U can. Being generous, being selfless, being kind, daring 2b different, and taking risk are just a few.