Posts Categorized: Life

Don’t Waste An Opportunity

We’ve all had times where we unexpectedly had to wait for something. Say a business meeting was pushed back a half hour or you’re waiting for your doctor who is 45 minutes behind schedule. It can be very stressful and frustrating. It often seems like people don’t value our time, so they end up wasting… Read more »

Motivation: Helping Others

I came across an article on NYTimes.com that reminded me of something that I always knew, but rarely think about during business planning. The article was about how giving is the secret to getting ahead. The article talks about Adam Grant and his book:¬†Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. The premise of the… Read more »

You’re Busy? Wasting Time Maybe…

It seems like I’ve been so insanely busy these days that I can never get enough done on a project that I’ve been working on. I blamed it on everything I had to do lately, until I was reminded by an article about procrastination on Lifehacker that there is a big difference between being busy… Read more »

Bored? Good. Time to be Creative!

Do you remember when you were a kid sitting at home and you would tell your mom or dad that you were bored? Me, too. In my house, that would lead to me being given something tedious to clean. I quickly learned to find something to do to keep myself occupied. Often, that was reading,… Read more »

You Snooze, You Lose!

Have you ever hit the snooze button to get a few more minutes of sleep? Many people do it. I never really understood the practice. ¬†That’s mainly because I always set my clock as late as I could afford to get up. If your goal is to get more sleep, that seemed to make the… Read more »

It’s All About Trust

Trust is a very important thing in business. Without it, you can’t maintain a relationship with your customers. If your customers don’t trust you, they’ll just go elsewhere. It’s one thing to lose a customer based on price. Once they have enough money or believe the value in your product has returned, they’ll often come… Read more »

Be Present

Our lives are very busy. We’re constantly trying to multitask in order to cram more into the limited time we have. I’m guilty of it as well. I’ll try to spend time with my kids, but check my email or answer a twitter message I received. Inevitably, I’ll knock over a drink and end up… Read more »

Welcome to icisil.com!

Welcome to icisil.com, which stands for: “I Came, I Saw, I Learned.” I created this site to be able to quickly post items that I thought were illuminating in some way. That could be something that confirmed something that I believed to be true, but had no proof or possibly something that goes against what… Read more »