Friday, November 25, 2011

The Important Little Things

Clear the desk of the major items for a moment, be they urgent or not urgent. Consider the small things that can be a much greater influence on the quality of your day than may be acknowledged.

Many years ago, I learned the importance of wearing comfortable shoes. [Coach John Wooden used to teach his basketball players how to put on their socks so a crease would not cause a blister or distract them from the game.] Since then, I've become a major fan of Ecco and Rockport.

I also firmly subscribe to the belief that the design and color of my tie can boost effectiveness and elicit a better response at meetings and workshops. Go figure.

Granted, there may be a certain superstitious aspect to this approach, somewhat akin to baseball players who only eat chicken before a game, but who cares about the root cause?

You need only address what works. Don't overlook the little things. They may not be that little.


At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Bob Watkins said...

Michael, I share your general distaste for shopping. I am also a huge fan of ECCO shoes. Would like to also put in a plug for Merrill, Clarks and Keen. There are a lot of good choices out there, and no reason to suffer with sore feet. One of my mantras is "Cheap shoes are no bargain!"

At 10:05 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


Thanks for the mention of Merrill, Clarks and Keen. Will check them out.

Wise mantra!



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