Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / by Drew Wisdom
We’ve all heard the saying “If people aren’t laughing at your goals then they aren’t big enough.” And, have you ever stopped and really thought about what that means? Better question-why set goals? Just to hit them, and say we hit them? NO!!! Goals are set to push us to become better versions of ourselves. I could set a goal to help 1 family find their dream house before the end of the year; and I would hit that goal fairly quickly. What then? Sit on my hands? So, what is the point of having that goal? What if instead, I set a goal of helping 10 families before December 31st. Now all of the sudden I’m stretching myself; and the world is a better place because of it. A great example of this is this years' Kentucky Wildcats football team. If you would have told me at the beginning of the year that we would play for the SEC East title I would have laughed at you; no joke. And I am a die hard UK fan. But, these men believed it! And they went after ...
Monday, November 5, 2018 / by Drew Wisdom
Last week WSG had our yearly “launch” meeting to lay the plan for next year and talk about what we will do differently and how we will grow. During that day I noticed something that happened in our environment. The day started with us sharing our biggest fears with each other. We asked everyone to be vulnerable, and everyone bought in at a very high level. What happened next was amazing!
In lowering our walls we suddenly had an environment where everyone felt empowered to participate and speak whatever thoughts entered their heads. What that yielded was a plethora of amazing ideas that may or may not have made it to the light in any other type of environment. What I noticed happen was no one was afraid to look silly; no one said “This may be a bad idea…..” it was just “what about this ______?” Everyone took RISKS!
The greatest ideas come from when there is no fear of sounding silly; when we let our imaginations wonder. When there ...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 / by Drew Wisdom
What is commitment? Lots of definitions…..the most common: doing whatever it takes to achieve a goal long after the feeling that you had when you set it is gone. No matter what piece of life we are talking about the same principle is still there. Whether it is in a relationship, at work, or at home with your children; it touches all phases of our lives. The idea of commitment is one that I believe is now beginning to get watered down.
When you’re committed to an outcome there are no excuses, no stories, no reasons not to achieve it. But if you’re interested in an outcome you will do what’s convenient. You’ll come up with excuses to support your convenience. So, are you committed, or interested?
If commitment means doing whatever it takes to achieve a goal (no matter what that goal is) then why do so many people break their New Year’s resolutions before February? Why do people not complete simple activities at work? Why is it so hard to see y ...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / by Drew Wisdom
Lets face it. There are some things that we just flat out don’t want to do; yet we do them anyway. Why? Obviously I’m not talking about family holidays with the crazy side or things like that. I am talking about at work. Think about the difference between working on something that you are super excited about vs something that you are dreading doing. Is the quality of work different? OF COURSE IT IS! You are enjoying it more, putting more of yourself into it, and you’re happy to take your time to make sure it comes out just right. Can you say the same for a project that you aren’t excited about? Of course not. Now, what if you got to choose what jobs/projects you got to do….? (Mic drop) We have a saying on our team: if it’s not a hell yes, then it’s a no! If you aren’t 110% into something then don’t do it! Because it won’t get your full effort or attention and it won’t turn out nearly as good. If you know that’s th ...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / by Drew Wisdom
This weekend my wife and I attended a wedding of friends of ours, and it was gorgeous! We had such a great time celebrating them coming together as a couple! As I sat in the audience, looking at the groom's face as the bride walked down the aisle it took me back to my wedding day; nearly 2 months ago. Immediately that warm, fuzzy feeling started in my chest and before I knew what was happening my grin was already so big that “goofy” was the only word fit to describe it. In that moment I realized that every wedding my wife and I will go to from now on will not only be fun because it’s a wedding and there are drinks and dancing; they will also be great because it will remind us of our own wedding. Any wedding we go to will get us thinking about our day, and all of those emotions that we felt (minus the nervousness) will also come flooding back! In that instant I realized that a wedding isn’t just about celebrating that couple’s love for each other. The point ...