I am always amazed at how dust accumulates - around my house, in my car.  I see it as a signal - an indication that wherever the dust is gathering, it is time to give that area some attention and focus.

Sometimes it literally means cleaning up the dust, but sometimes it's deeper than that.  It could be a relationship that is stagnant, with your best friend, with your client, with your spouse. It could be a project you started to work on but other things got in the way - and there it sits. It could be the business you wanted to start, or the vacation you wanted to take (someday), or the investment in your own future you are too afraid to make. 

Stop for a moment and look around - what is gathering dust in your business and your life, and more importantly, what are you going to do about it?

Debbie Millin is President of UpperLevel Solutions – a Boston-based firm offering part-time and interim Chief Operating Officer services, operational assessments as a health check or as part of due diligence, and  executive project leadership.