Week of April 20th
Achievement in a Time of Coronavirus
“I don’t know if I’m working too much or too little. I’m stressed out, but I don’t feel like I’m actually accomplishing anything.”
A friend told me this, a month into her shelter-in-place. She’s not alone. In my new day-to-day in which video conferences supplement my previous electronic diet of texts and emails, there’s a recurrent theme emerging beneath the purely transactional messages. Am I doing enough?
For most of my friends and colleagues, the art and science of achievement has been the driving force behind our working and personal lives for as long as we can remember. Leaving high school for the university of our (or perhaps our parents’) choice wasn’t easy, and getting good grades while jumping between part-time jobs took effort. Still, by the time we emerged from our academic cocoons, spread our delicate wings, and fluttered into new careers, we’d acquired self-improvement as second nature. Setting goals and achieving them was widely understood as what successful people did.
The Hardest Thing to Do
Most areas of life require us to take action when something goes wrong. If your house catches fire, you should grab a fire extinguisher or call the fire department. If you break an arm, you need to go see a doctor to get it fixed. But there are a few areas where it is best to do the least intuitive thing of all: absolutely nothing...
U.S. Naval Aviation Survival Techniques and Your Business
During my career as a Naval Flight Officer, I logged over 3,000 hours of flight time in various models of the land-based P-3 Orion and the aircraft carrier-based S-3A Viking. Both aircraft were designed for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. Our typical mission was to fly over the open ocean, descend to between 200 and 300 feet above the water and search, locate and prosecute hostile submarines...
Retiring Well: 3 Additional Keys to Staying Healthy in this Time
In our Retiring Well content, we talk a lot about health and wellness. It should come as no shock that healthcare and health-related costs make up a significant portion of both potential retirement expenses and anxiety levels.