Disconnect From Hope And Enthusiasm

Disconnect From Hope And Enthusiasm

Hope is a great strategy, but a poor tactic.

Actions speak louder than thoughts and words.

We judge ourselves on our intentions, others judge us on our behaviors.

That last sentence is the single most important personal leadership insight in this book.

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The Best Business Excellence Analogy I Can Make

The Best Business Excellence Analogy I Can Make

You improve one of the five Organizational Vibrancy pillars, the other four benefit.

You neglect one of the five Organizational Vibrancy pillars, the other four suffer.

Now, improve two. Or improve three. What if you improve four? The fifth pillar stands no chance at remaining average.

Now neglect two. Yikes! Or neglect three. What if you neglect four? The fifth pillar literally becomes invisible, a non-entity.

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Plan B to the rescue

17 second 2020 video: Another look from 8,900′, not far from the Great Cleft.

Plan B to the rescue.

Context, the first part of creating a Plan B is to let go of Plan A.

Losing the way was unexpected. When Steve and Stacy led us to the summit, it seemed straightforward.

Knew in advance the trickiest part is at 8,900′ to find the great cleft entrance. You cannot see the great cleft until you round a corner and stand at its base. Then, the seven-story vertical crevasse (cleft) is unmistakable.

However, staying calm, reading the rocks, and remembering how manageable my first summit was i still failed to find the way.

So i sat and enjoyed the view from that spot.

Stopping to soak in the view from there never happens when you are on a mission to summit.

Sitting quietly, all alone, end of September. Odds are decent i may be the last person in 2020 to attempt Pollock Mountain’s summit. Same for Piegan.

The entire Park becomes quiet, almost uninhabited by humans.

One-million acres of wild.

Surrounded by several more million acres of wilderness on all four sides.

Knowing the only forward movement would be a descent, i started forward movement back to the Pollock-Piegan saddle.

With extra time as the descent began, i veered left, well above the saddle. Almost behind Pollock’s West face.

And just sat.

Alone.

Quiet.

Breathtakingly invigorating.

This kind of isolation is rare.

Even for me.

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Play the hand you’re dealt

26-second 2020 video: A TED Talk revelation.
Table view from Kuwait Towers restaurant
April 2019. Lunch the day before TEDx Talk at American University of Kuwait.
TEDx Talk stage with teddy bear in red dot
Jack the Bear had a supporting role in the 2019 TEDx Talk.

In cards and in life, you must play the hand you are dealt.

You can let go of a few cards and replace them with cards that may or may not serve you.

Risk and reward is a continuous environmental life-reality.

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Three life objectives

7-second video: Three objectives for every speech i give.

Three objectives in every speech.

  1. HAVE FUN
  2. .think .differently
  3. Lean into discomfort

Same three objectives for everyday living too.

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