Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable!

Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable!

I found an unexpected inspiration while listening aimlessly to my favorite radio station (GOLF on XM) as I made the hour long drive home after attending my six year old grandson’s first swim meet 🙂.  Just to be clear, I love playing sports of all sorts and enjoy playing golf – but it just takes so much time that I normally just savor it vicariously on XM radio when I can.  This time I was listening to Michael Breed, one of the Golf Channel’s premier golf (and life) coaches, and he is talking with a women’s golf professional whose focus for improving her game is … getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. BOOM – it hits me between the eyes as a profound statement and she was just talking about her golf game.

Isn’t what she said REALLY the important message for today? 

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The Agile Startup Week 9: Events, Publicity and Managing Momentum

The Agile Startup Week 9: Events, Publicity and Managing Momentum

The past two months have been ones of considerable turbulence for the GILD Collective team, as they’ve taken their business concept and started to turn it into a reality. Now that they’re more than halfway through their program at the Cincinnati-based startup accelerator The Brandery, one would hope that they’ve started to build some momentum. 

And it seems like they have. 

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The Agile Startup Week 7: Planning the Growth

The Agile Startup Week 7: Planning the Growth

Like all startups—at least the ones that have a dose of agility—GILD Collective continues to hone its direction and workflow internally while sensing and responding to customers and advice-givers externally. Regarding the latter, the advice-givers, my various brushes with startups in the past have always left me fascinated with the process of muddling through such advice.

Namely, when you’re in a startup, people provide all kinds of advice. This is great, but it can be confusing and frustrating for the simple reason that such advice sometimes conflicts, even when all of the advice is coming from smart, experienced people. 

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