Nick Cerda

Live well. Lead well.

Nothing is Free

Nothing. Every decision comes at a cost. Deciding to work late comes at the expense of free time or time with your family. Deciding to allocate money here means less money there. Investing emotional energy in that opportunity means less emotional energy available for this one. As long as there is one finite factor a decision will come at a definite cost.  Every decision is an allocation.

3 Keys of Successful Communication

Being a good communicator is key. Communication effects every area of your life. Friends, work, family, marriage are all relationship whose success hinges on successful communication. The better your communication the better these areas of your life.

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Your Next Meeting

You’d never be happy to have people come to your house for dinner and just sit there and stay silent the whole time, or sit there and play on their phone, so why be content to have that happen to your meeting.

Garden or Grass

Growing a garden is another story. The soil must be tilled and fertilized. The plants must be planted in rows, in the correct order, and near the correct plants. The garden must be watered properly and receive the right amount of sunlight.

Unhappy? Blame Yourself

Your system is producing the results it was perfectly designed to produce. Systems don’t have a mind of their own. They don’t operate freely with their own agenda like some rogue artificial intelligence. Systems operate within the confines they were designed.  Systems produce the results they were created to produce. Which means… If you aren’t getting the results you want… Stop blaming outside influences. Start blaming your system. Stop blaming people. Blame your system. Stop […]