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Honesty and the Ostrich

by Randall Craig on January 11, 2006

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As we start the new year, it doesn’t hurt to take a short inventory of where we stand from a career and life balance perspective. Too often, we start with new year’s resolutions that are idealistic – and unreasonable.

This week, ask yourself three questions, and make one commitment:

1) If there was one thing that I could do better, what would it be?

2) If there was one thing that I should do less of, what would it be?

3) Is there one thing that I have been putting off, that I really should do?

Here’s the commitment: don’t be an Ostrich, pretending that issues will magically go away – or that improvement will come about without taking personal responsibility for making it happen. To make a difference, whether at home or at work, it’s important to know where you stand – and honestly answering these simple questions is a great way to start.

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Randall has been advising on Web and Social Strategy since 1994 when he put the Toronto Star online, the Globe and Mail's GlobeInvestor/Globefund, several financial institutions, and about 100+ other major organizations. He is the author of seven books, including the recently released "Everything Guide to Starting an Online Business", and speaks across North America on Social Media and Web Strategy. More at and

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