This week’s focus: I was once struggling with a career decision, wondering whether to leave my salaried role and start my own consulting business. I discussed the decision with a few close friends and advisers, one of whom said to me, “Stuart, what would your 60-year old self tell you to do?” At that point everything became clear. I knew instantly that I had to leave my job and launch Morgan Cross Consulting.

Our time here is short, and, as my coach constantly tells me, we’re not here to dip our toes in the water, we’re here to make a splash. What actions – both at home and at work – are you putting off, waiting for a better time, when, deep down, you know that you should be making them happen now?

Off the record: Sunrise, Sunset by Sheldon Hardnick from Fiddler On The Roof

Swiftly flow the days

Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers

Blossoming even as we gaze

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