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Fun and totally worth it

i wasn’t 100% committed until Steve and Stacy, Mt Reynolds experts with 12 summits, came into my space 500’ from the 9,152’ summit. Was minutes away from finishing lunch and descending from 8,700’ when they said they’d take me safely to the top.

Fun and totally worth it.

What?

Writing this riff.

The Board (and you) will have decent, even logical, reasons why my price is too high. (And i have decent, logical reasons why it’s a bargain.)

Quite often, out-of-shape and overwhelmed professionals who start the new year off with a gym membership remind me of Board members.

How did they become so toxically unhealthy as they grew their professional careers?

How?

And are any of their reasons (read excuses) good enough to count?

Anyone who’s smart and experienced professionally, yet physically inactive and non-vibrant is suspect.

Why?

How smart can you be to ruin your health?

How smart are you if you neglect the temple housing everything keeping you alive? Organizationally, that’s like neglecting your corporate culture which is the temple housing everything keeping your organizational alive.

Stereotypically, short-term, quarterly focus supersedes the long-game strategy.

Yes, you win short-term. You make more money and inch ever closer to the next bonus, promotion, or accolade, but you do this by ignoring your health. How is that a brilliant, long-term move?

Playing to win or playing to not lose? Even if you succeed at not losing, you still lose.

Winning requires burning the ships.

All in.

If you are not all in (95% is not all in), you are not all in.

Not being all in is not committed.

Not committed is poison.

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Fearless is not an absence of fear

A surprise opportunity. One of our favorite Disney movies.

Fearless is not an absence of fear.

Fearless is the instinctive recognition of fear and simultaneously taking action to neutralize any real or perceived threat.

Like anything that you are good at, this takes practice.

Embrace the work.

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There is no way to lose

i come from a long line of dreamers and doers.

There is no way to fail if your attitude is focused on positive learning and development.

No matter what happens today, it will be a victory.

Taking risks is risky. So is playing it safe.

Only preach what you practice.

.think .differently

Sweet.

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Know thy purpose

Speaking of a ticking clock…Yesterday, November 8, at Lowes Home Improvement store. Corporate goals mostly revolve around profit, not purpose.

Know thy purpose.

To thine own self be true.

But what about societal and family pressure to fit in and not rock the boat?

Is what you are doing good, decent, and doesn’t cause anyone to do anything against their will?

Then you are a free person.

Tradition has its place. We must never forget that tradition evolves. Tradition has always evolved. We forget this. You, my friend, may be modifying tradition in a way that makes more sense than older or existing traditions.

Making things better is a great tradition to carry on.

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Drum roll please?

Negotiate like a Mouse? Or like Bob Iger? Or both?

Drum roll please?

Today is the moment that will determine 2020 vibrancy for two sides.

One side is a 1000+ employee organization. The other side is a one-person army.

In minutes, i’ll be hitting the send button and the price is shared. The email is the fifth in a series of pitches.

Five email pitches, plus conversations, is an example of .think .differently

Non-traditional processes can be overbearing for executive steeped in business tradition.

For the first time ever, i’m prepared to negotiate because there’s room for it in the price.

That said, i’m also prepared to walk away.

This is going to be an extraordinary learning opportunity.

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