Your Level of Success Equals Your Point of Incompetence

We often talk about the need and desire to be a continual lifelong learner, and that the only way we will be different in 5 years from today is by the books we read and the people we meet. It is very simple, what you don’t know, you don’t know. Your greatest limitations are what you don’t know. This is played out every day in our lives, and our level of success is stopped at the point in which we no longer have the knowledge or skill set to keep moving forward. The term for this theory or thought process is called the Peter Principle, coined by Laurence J. Peter in 1969. It is a management or business theory in which we often promote people based on the performance in their current role

Assess - Reflect - Resolve

Every year, we get to the end of the year and we celebrate a New Year, but what many are celebrating is the previous year. Some celebrate the awesome successes, while others celebrate the fact that they simply survived the year given health challenges, relationship turbulence, work drama, or family issues. Some may go out on the town and party hardy like the Nels version 1.0 and howl at the moon 'til the wee hours of the morning, some may go to some friends house to take in the New Year for the ball drop and call it quits, and others may stay home and make until they see the backs of their eyelids and may not make the ball drop. Either way, there is a tremendous opportunity for us to go be

Everything is built on trust

Every single thing we do each and every day is an opportunity to build trust with another person. It could be a co-worker, your spouse, a friend, a parent, or a child. This occurs because with every single interaction we have all day long, we either increase trust or we decrease trust. And with every new person we meet, they size us up in seconds and subconsciously ask themselves, “do I respect them and can I trust them?” We often say “trust is earned”, but in reality trust is not earned, trust is given. We can't demand trust, we can’t ask for it, and we can’t expect, but rather we must create a deep, personal, even emotional connection in any relationship before it is given. There have

Don’t be a casualty of conflict, be the solver of confict!

Conflict occurs every day, with us, people we know, and those we don’t know. In our world today, we have every media source capitalizing off conflict because the majority of humans flow toward conflict. We don’t really like to be a part of conflict, but we like to insert ourselves on the “sidelines” of conflict, and in the end regardless of our intentions, just helps perpetuate the conflict. You can’t watch any single news source not focused directly on conflict with 90% of what they report on. And all this conflict does, whether we are in it, on the sidelines of it, or watching it, is create the most common casualties of conflict. Those casualties of conflict are drama, violence, broke

Parenting is Real Leadership

Parenting has been one of the biggest life changing events of my entire life. I often talk about Nels version 1.0 growing to Nels version 10.0, and many of those early version changes took place after the birth of our twins. Up until that point, our lives were that of a childless couple, not many worries, foot lose and fancy free, and my overindulging vices, such as my work and play hard mentality, sure didn’t bring out the best in me. Fast forward a bit, and next thing you know, we have twins on the ground, and as the slide says, not sleep for 2 years, which is darn near a fact, your house is in continual pick up mode from the tornado of destruction left behind from twins “feeling their w

© 2019 by Dr. Nels Lindberg. Site created by Marketing Maven Consulting.