Yep, Friday again!

Here’s a brief idea from me, and a few (just one this week!) content recommendations that have the potential to shift your thinking in a significant way.


From what I’ve seen, these are the three biggest career killers (and you have more control over them than you might think):

1. A dysfunctional environment

I’m talking about ‘set up to fail’ dysfunction. This is usually because of weak leadership – which lets face it, their job is to create an environment in which people can be successful. 

If you find yourself in a dysfunctional environment, there’s only three reasons you should stay. You’re the fixer (and are empowered and capable of fixing it). There is a fixer in place (and they are empowered and capable of fixing it). If no fixer is in place, you have a time frame by which if you don’t see one coming, you’ll leave. 

Life is too short. There are plenty of companies out there with environments where you can thrive and be successful.

2. Having a bad boss

Like trying to drive with the handbrake on, a terrible boss will hold you back. You either need to be able to see a future where they aren’t your boss (they will leave – or you or them will move internally), or you have to go above their head. Beware, the latter is super risky. If your bad boss is being kept in his position, there’s a good chance the leadership above is just as flawed. And if it is, they'll probably side with your boss. You have to see it as a last resort, with nothing to lose.

Again, life is too short. There are plenty of companies out there with great bosses who will lift you up.

3. Low self awareness

This is the biggest killer to personal growth. If you have low self awareness, you’re going to get in your own way. You’ll be the one applying the handbrake. 

Read everything you can about having a growth mindset. Be open minded. Self examine regularly. Pull feedback from your manager and peers. 


3 Playing Brothers – Get your kids moving now (video course)

I’ve followed Sevan Matossian for a while (he’s an interesting character from the Crossfit space). I love how he encourages his kids to be confident and active. As soon as he released a 50 workout program for kids, I snapped it up immediately (it's a steal at $50).

It looks really good, and I’m excited to watch the videos and do the workouts with my daughter Fearne. I’ll report back on how it goes!


Have a good weekend!

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