In the Men's Room with Murph

Have you ever noticed the unfairness that is the following statement: If you do your job, no one has any idea how many times you’ve delivered, sacrifices made, miracles pulled off to make everything go smooth sailing…yet, if you fail to do your job only one time EVERYONE will notice! How cruel is this life sometimes? Now, here’s the next level of unfairness – what happens when YOU show up to do your job and SOMEONE ELSE has failed to do their job ahead of you, which leaves you unable to do yours? That’s some lose-your-mind-craziness going on, if you’ve ever been there – Feel free to comment below and tell us the story that got you in trouble, lost (or nearly lost) your job, chuck a few friends/peers under the proverbial bus (don’t use names), and let’s all have an Empathy Party together! (cue the Adam Sandler as Happy Gilmore gif…
Posted On Wednesday, 31 March 2021 00:00 Written by
In the 16 years I have been writing these “On the TunneySide of Sports” weekly columns, I have often used the word T*E*A*M, meaning “Together Everyone Accomplishes More.” I learned that as a youth growing-up (do you always grow “up” not “down”?) with parents who helped me develop and practice that philosophy. I was lucky to be born with that heritage – a father who was a teacher as well as a coach and a mother who practiced at home what my father was teaching/coaching at school. While others may not have been as fortunate, that philosophy encouraged me to select my life’s goal – at 12 years of age – to become a coach. That early-on decision has served me well, but with challenges at each level of progress. As I moved through those “gates,” to utilize that philosophy, I was intent upon including everyone as part of the T*E*A*M thus, inclusion…
Posted On Friday, 26 March 2021 00:00 Written by
Reef Karim, a transformational neuroscientist, medical physician and creative artist, believes we are in an epidemic of conformity, where visibility is emphasized over credibility, where the chaos and noise of digital stress has diminished our creativity and originality, where self sabotage has risen.And our business, our relationships and our world have suffered as a result.Dr Reef guides companies, and the people in them, to overcome conscious and unconscious blocks and build a more effective and powerful leadership style of originality, creative vision, authenticity and vulnerability. He is an advisor, thought leader and content creator - providing the wisdom of how to lead a better life.In addition to advising and consulting high impact corporate executives and high performing entrepreneurs, Forbes writes...“Reef Karim has treated a who’s who list of celebrities, royalty and politicians”.Reef has truly mastered the art and skill of connecting our minds - left brain/right brain or simply, a…
Posted On Friday, 26 March 2021 00:00 Written by
Undoubtedly, you have heard of smartphones. More likely than not, you have one in your pocket as you read this. Additionally, smart homes and smart home features are likely part of your vocabulary in today’s world, including the likes of Ring Doorbells, Nest to remotely handle things like your thermostat, or any number of artificial intelligence (A.I.)-based devices, such as Amazon’s Alexa. But have you yet heard of a “Smart City?” Despite having the aforementioned technologies, does the concept of Smart City still sound like something out of a sci-fi movie or Netflix series? It shouldn’t, as the technology that encompasses a Smart City is fast becoming a reality, and it is already applied in many ways. What Is A Smart City? You may already have a rough understanding of what a Smart City may include, given the frequency of smart home applications and devices on the market today. Because we have fully embraced the concept…
Posted On Tuesday, 23 March 2021 00:00 Written by
It’s March Madness time again and, indeed, the prominent word is “Madness!” With our country’s pandemic still in place as we try to safely open schools, indoor- dining, and with sports opportunities becoming more prevalent, will this year’s March Madness operate as it did in 2020? It probably won’t. Of course, there is a plan in place, but the real question is will they be able to make it happen? Stay tuned!   The present NCAA plan is to hold this tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana with all 64 schools in or about that location. The plan that has been in operation in “normal” times is that selected teams would play their first game in the higher-seeded T*E*A*M's home team arena. As the tournament progresses the winning teams would play in divisional tournaments with the winners moving on the next round and ultimately going on to the “Final Four” usually played on Saturday with the two winners playing…
Posted On Friday, 19 March 2021 00:00 Written by
We have all heard that world does not stand still! Neither do our industry or our individual endeavors. Experts say the “Knowledge Mass” is now doubling approximately every 3 years. In the past year our world has changed dramatically. Have you and your company changed with it? Your BRAND is your identity which is created through your name, symbol, design and reputation. A known brand is customarily a symbol of trust; an unknown brand is no brand at all. And we must all realize that the world and, more specifically, your market, have no need for another “Me too” brand. The degree to which your brand tells a differentiated story, will often be the degree which enables your success to come about.   Let’s talk about how you might re-energize your brand and image. I suggest you get 6-8 of your best and brightest team members together for a “Brand…
Posted On Friday, 19 March 2021 00:00 Written by
Rick began his career as a part-time agent in 1976, quickly becoming full-time and eventually buying the company in his fifth year.  He grew it from 34 to 193 agents and lead the U.S. in agent productivity.  His personal sales production saw him sell 200+ homes per year during his sales career.  He was honored to be both Renos Salesperson of the Year, as well as the Nevadas Realtor of the Year.  Upon selling his company, Rick has shared his successful strategies worldwide ever since.  He has spoken in all 50 states, for every real estate franchise and has been recognized as one of the most popular trainers within the real estate industry. In 2014 Rick became the Regional Director for an Australian based franchise and grew it to 7 offices with 125 agents in Oregon and Washington. With over 40 years of experience Ive seen every real estate model…
Posted On Friday, 19 March 2021 00:00 Written by
California doctor has court hearing for traffic violation; Logs into Zoom to appear for meeting with Judge; Appears to be wearing operating room gear; Appears to be in operating room; Appears to be operating and performing surgery! The court clerk asks, “Are you available for trial?  It kind of looks like you’re in an operating room right now?” Doctor: “I’m in an operating room.  Yes, I’m available for trial.  Go right ahead!” Medical equipment, beeping in background, doc handling surgical tools… On a court appearance Zoom call!!! Response from the wise Judge: “So unless I’m mistaken, I’m seeing a defendant that’s in the middle of an operating room appearing to be actively engaged in providing services to a patient,” Judge Gary Link said during the virtual hearing. “I do not feel comfortable for the welfare of a patient if you’re in the process of operating that I would put on a trial.”…
Posted On Wednesday, 17 March 2021 00:00 Written by
Artificial intelligence (A.I.), one of the 20 core technologies I identified back in 1983 as the drivers of exponential economic value creation, has started out simple. From Amazon’s Alexa, Siri on your iPhone, or proclaiming “hey, Google…” in your home, there are several small but impactful applications of A.I. that have become fully integrated in our world today. Now, following a historic moment in contemporary history dominated by a global pandemic, A.I. advancements have been turbocharged like never before.Consumer products that implement A.I. that have been in the spotlight for a handful of years are now having to share that fame with Information Technology (IT) solutions and its place in industry. If you haven’t already, from this point forward, it would be a good idea to keep a closer eye on A.I.’s rapid development and look for both predictable problems as well as amazing opportunities. Disrupting IT Operations Now that A.I.…
Posted On Tuesday, 16 March 2021 00:00 Written by
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