You Are Equally as Accountable

“It’s your job to…” “Why didn’t you tell me before I decided to…” “I just expected you to know…” Blame games. He said, she said. Pointing the finger. Whatever it is, it always looks the same: you’re wrong, I’m right and na-na-na-na boo boo. I’m a true believer in accountability. I feel when people step up and own it, progress gets made. You are equally as accountable in whatever situation you’re in and thinking otherwise is denial. You know the moment. You’ve just finished a project with a service provider and you’re disappointed. Or, maybe you’re at the end of your budget. Or, maybe you’re just having a bad day and someone made an off-the-cuff remark about your brand new website or set up and it’s got you feeling a tad bit upset. Whatever it is, it’s uncomfortable. So, to deflect from the discomfort, to remove yourself from the picture

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Zack + Erin Make an Awesome List of Good Stuff Found This Week: Volume 1

You know what the best part about being on the Internet nearly 20 hours every single day? You find awesome stuff. Zack, my partner in crime in my business, and I are coming at you with a list of awesome things we found this week. Please feel free to add YOUR awesome finds in the comments. Erin’s List of Awesome Finds This Week This guy: A Year of Productivity. Truth be told, I didn’t come across this guy on my own. My friend Nick Bachusky did and we’ll be chatting with him as part of Nick’s podcast: Lunch Out Loud Ottawa. This 11-year old: Caine Stands Up. Yes, yes and yes. To his moms: you are doing everything right. This website that is trying to make education available to everyone: Coursera.org. Hat tip to Andy Sparks for the head nod to this. I may have also registered for a marketing

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On Expectations

Expectations. How does that word make you feel? For me, it is two-fold: When I expect things of others: hopeful and idealistic. When others expect things of me: nervous to disappoint. From Wikipedia: In the case of uncertainty, expectation is what is considered the most likely to happen. An expectation, which is a belief that is centered on the future, may or may not be realistic. A less advantageous result gives rise to the emotion of disappointment. If something happens that is not at all expected it is a surprise. An expectation about the behavior or performance of another person, expressed to that person, may have the nature of a strong request, or an order. Woosh. It’s a loaded, heavy word with sometimes exuberant and positive emotions attached to it and sometimes negative and heavy emotions attached to it. One of the other words that is closely tied to expectations

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