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  • Writer's pictureDario Alvarez

Tr3s: Timing, Jack of All Trades, and Balance

Updated: Mar 18, 2019

Positive + Insightful + Eclectic

Uno: Perfect Timing Daniel Pink is the author of a fascinating book called “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.” In it, he argues that considering “When?” should be as important as considering the “Who? What? and How?”

What is great about this book is the practical suggestions on how we should structure our days. For most of us, doing analytic work in the morning makes the most sense. Administrative stuff should be relegated for early to mid-afternoon. Lastly, our insight projects are best in the late afternoon and early evening. If you lead people consider these suggestions to make a better-performing team. If you are led by someone that schedules meetings at 9 and 10 a.m. when you are most productive, I suggest buying him or her a copy.

As it relates to playing golf, the implications are less important since I would argue that anytime is a perfect time!

Dos: Jack of All Clubs, Master of None. Up until 1938, there were no rules on how many clubs one could carry. Historical records show that at the beginning most golfers in Scotland only carried 6 clubs. With the industrial revolution and the ability of steel shafts to be mass-produced everything changed. During the early 1930’s it was commonplace to have a bag with 18 to 50 clubs, as well as an assortment of left and right handed “wrenches.”

Research on a variety of fields (marketing, sales, and finance) is showing that we are using too many productivity tools, and it’s actually making us less efficient. Hence, the problem with getting people to use technology isn't a lack of tools - it's having too many to choose from and not mastering any of them. Sound familiar? 

Tr3s: Balance Last week was International Women's Day. A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance. According to the National Golf Foundation, only 19 percent of all golfers are women. We must do better! Let’s do all we can to increase this number by supporting programs like, a unique women’s golf program, begun in 1997, with the goal of providing women of all ages, from all walks of life, a fun and supportive environment in which to learn and play the game. Let's also support women leagues and girl junior programs. Gender balance is essential for golf and communities to thrive.

Let's also support and recognize great teaching professionals like Judy Forshner, Shannon Raina, and Rhonda Carter, among many others. 

19th Hole Today we visit the land of Karrie Webb, Minjee Lee, Greg Norman and Adam Scott. Yes, we are going down under to find a superb Shiraz. Tahbilk Winery is located 120 kms north of Melbourne. The original cellars built in the 1860’s and 1870’s are still in use. These and the vineyard’s buildings are classified by the National Trust of Australia. “The Tabhilk Shiraz is defined by dark cherry and plum fruits that sit alongside savoury, spice and black pepper notes”. From our point of view, this Shiraz is as dependable as a Greg Norman drive during his prime. Enjoy!

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