Here is a quick look at last month's most popular posts. It's purely based on traffic. I might make this a monthly practice. It's a good forcing function for me to take a look at what's popular as well as rekindle some sparks with some of my posts. A monthly rundown also helps me see the forest from the trees and it's a good way to stop and smell the roses ...
Sources of Insight is 10 months old! She's growing up so fast. (If you ask me, I don't think she looks a day past 6 months.) What started out as my practice blog is turning out to be my real blog. Anyway, it's time for a quick check in on results. This is actually a good time for a check in since it’s review time at Microsoft and I’m already reflecting on performance.
In my previous post, I wrote about the power of Hot Spots. In this post, I'll show you how I apply Hot Spots to life. These are the categories I use for skilled living. This is the big picture. It’s how I chunk up my overall time and energy. There are certain areas in life that if I invest in, I get rewarded. On the other hand, if I ignore these categories, I get penalized.
I’ve been thinking of my life as a business. Without getting too carried away with the analogy - after all, life’s way more than business - it gives me a helpful frame, along with patterns and practices, to draw from. Rather than think of a business that makes money, I think of a business that creates value (the mark of an enduring business.) In this case, value for yourself and others.