This issue focuses on habits, those that help us thrive and those that may lead us to failure. In this issue's "Big Story", we asked readers to share with us their good and bad work habits, so in the spirit of full disclosure I thought I would share mine.
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good: I look for the silver lining in everything. If something doesn’t go my way, or I suffer a disappointment or heartache, I try to find the “Why?” so I can take something positive from it and learn a lesson.
the bad: I am lazy. Yeah, I said it. I am a big fan of the “work smarter, not harder” philosophy of productivity. Truth is, I’ve never had to work very hard, things have always come sort of easy to me (go ahead, you can hate me a little.) But here’s the thing, “working smart” only gets you so far and when you’re doing something you really love, you don’t want to feel like you’re half-assing it.
At the end of February, I will have been at the helm of INVISION for a full year, but this issue is the first one that is actually all “me.” When I came on board last year most of 2016 was already planned out. It wasn’t until I began planning for 2017 that my stories, my ideas for the magazine could be fully realized.
But INVISION isn’t mine. It’s yours. Each and every one of you who reads each issue, who participates in our Brain Squad surveys and who tells me how much you love the magazine. Those of you who respond to my requests for interviews and pictures, and send me books, magazines and packets of carrot seeds in the mail (Hi, Dr. Tex!) This is your magazine and I don’t want to half-ass it. You deserve better. So, in 2017 my promise to you is to break my bad habit. I will continue to work smart for INVISION but I will work hard too.
Best wishes for your business,
This article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of INVISION.