You need to know how you spend your time. This seems like a no-brainer, and it may seem like I’m just offering you the same “no distractions” cliché. However, I firmly believe that this can reveal a lot about which tasks excite you and which simply do not. When you get distracted, what your personality is telling you is that you would much rather be doing this other thing, rather than the thing that you know you should be doing.

I’m not sure how many people in Scot’s life were aware, but he’s been working on losing weight this year. He had the goal fairly early on, maybe even as a New Year’s Resolution, but he truly started trying to lose weight around March…and he’s already almost to his year-long goal as of the end of August (I haven’t asked him lately).

As some of you may have heard, I’m leaving RevBuilders. I have to admit, it’s been a sort of bittersweet situation. I am looking forward to helping this organization, but I am disappointed to be leaving a great team of talent and ideas. Scot has taught me quite a bit, as have many of our customers, as well as my fellow team members. I’ve made leaps and bounds in terms of my skills and knowledge. There have been ups and downs, but when you’re constantly learning, it’s a lot more up than down.

Lessons learned tend to come in waves for me. I don’t know about you, but when I learn something new or see an idea presented in a neat way, I tend to get bombarded with follow-up messages and ideas with this overarching theme. Maybe it’s the whole idea that if you are looking for something you tend to spot it easier. Not sure. However, this week’s theme has been: Be Intentional.

Something I learned recently (and feel rather silly for not knowing beforehand) is the Paralympic Games. It shouldn’t have surprised me, really. I’m aware of competitions for those that are disabled on a smaller scale. I’ve heard of events like this before. Yet it just never dawned on me that there would be an Olympics for such folks. Why? I couldn’t really tell you. Probably the most logical explanation is the “out of sight, out of mind” aspect: I don’t know of anyone that’s disabled, and so wouldn’t think of Olympic competitions for them.