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Ricardo Montauban has always been my favorite character in Star Trek the Wrath of Khan. He portrayed the character known as Khan.  Khan was someone to be feared.  It definitely would have been someone that you should have left on Ceti Alpha V (I had to look that one up).  In the new Khan movie Star Trek:Into Darkness  Khan is brought into situations of trust…he was a means to an end.

There is a scene where Kirk and Khun are shot out in space from the Enterprise’s trash exhaust and they must “space jump” to the USS Vengeance cargo bay.  I am sure you probably know what I am talking about.  Anyways…Scotty is in the Vengence and he must open the cargo bay with the knowledge of the danger that the entire cargo bay will be depressurized and risk being sucked in space.  The space jumpers could hit debris all around or the ship itself…and Scotty is well aware Kirk and Khan have to hit the target straight on.  Scotty compares it to “jumping off a moving car, off a bridge, into a shot glass”.   As Kirk flies toward the ship at a very fast speed you can see how easy it is to get off course with just the slightest change of direction.   It is that minor course change that can keep us (me) from not meeting our goals and if you continue to go down the wrong direction it can be difficult or even impossible to reach that goal(s).

After watching that movie I realized that with ever choice, decisions, bad judgement call that I have made it has altered the course that I was on. As Marlon Brando laments “I coulda’ been a contender,” “Instead of a bum, which is what I am – let’s face it.”  Ok, I don’t think I am a bum but I do know that I need to alter my course. I am hoping that through this blog I will take care of some of the specific things that need to be improved to bring me back on course.

I like Glenn Llopis article called Get Back On Track By Applying Four Lessons At Work.  He states that you develop your own personal brand to:

“assure you stay focused and are able to handle all of the changes that are taking place at work and in the marketplace. A personal brand keeps you prepared for the unexpected and the opportunities where you can contribute the most”.

  1. Broaden Your Observations…Beyond the Obvious

Take a different approach at your work and cut it into different steps and make each move into opportunities rather than priorities..

  1. Expand Your Creativity…Courageously

courageously challenge the ways you think (to avoid complacency) and how things operate (processes and procedures) in the areas that impact your work, you begin to discover ways to improve onhow things get done; it opens your eyes to new opportunities for growth.

  1. Focus on What Matters Most…Strategically

Being strategically focused you begin to get more critical about timing,

  1. Pay it Forward…With a Purpose

Once you get back on goal you will need to help others to get back. Comradery is a whole lot better than “misery loves company”.

Have you gone off course?  Are you working on getting back on track?  Tell me (us) what you did to hit the mark.

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