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What Are You Waiting For?

Turn the great money down, it’s not worth it

Barber shop near Disney
Yesterday, waiting for a haircut. Vince Lombardi’s photo made me think.

 

Vince Lombardi photo
Paraphrased: “Gentlemen, we will chase perfection and in doing so we’ll catch excellence.”

 

In my business, i steer clear of desperate organizations, even when they are willing to pay a premium.

Why?

Because it’s just not worth it.

And by the way, it’s very tempting – for about five seconds.

Weirdly, the same feeling is seeping into my personal life.

Friends, Family – some of them are digging themselves into a hole so deep, i don’t have a clue how to help them.

My focus is listed on my business cards…

“Speeches and Advising for organizations that want to change the world.”

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Dear Son

Pick one of two ways to live

double standard
Alabama Governor in the news last night.

 

double standard
Alabama Governor in the news last night.

 

double standard
Alabama Governor in the news last night.

 

double standard
Alabama Governor in the news last night.

 

Most people don’t make the evening news, even though many of their choices are contrary to what comes out of their mouth.

Pick one way to live:

  1. Choose to go, do, and be.
  2. Choose to wait, wish, and hope.

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Being Brave

Bottomline, a yes has the same risk and reward as a no

Indisputable Excellence
Yesterday at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

 

He’s thinking about next steps.

It will be expensive, relatively speaking.

On the other hand, it’s an incredible bargin.

Bottomline, a yes has the same risk and reward as a no.

Taking risks is risky, so is playing it safe.

Growth and surrender are inseparable.

Go.

 

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Uncategorized

These two cannot be separated

Lone runner at sunrise
All the other runners are ahead of us. It’s my job to ensure he remains ok with this for now, and that he can see, feel, and touch the progress he makes week after week.

 

Parenting, like leadership, comes without a manual.

Leadership and parenting are not two separate entities. Living and leadership are not either.

Every adult is a CEO.

CEO of  You, Inc.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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If Disney Ran Your Life

The opportunity of unpredictability

Tony Hsieh quote on culture
Your people are your brand. Your brand is what your people think and do, without thinking.

 

The opportunity of unpredictability.

Assume you are in less than decent health. Assume you’re in a physical state that had you concerned enough to, for the first time in your life, commit in your spirit to take life-preserving action.

Assuming this is you, and you went to a reputable gym, which of these identically priced offers would seem best, and why?

  • Buy a package allowing three visits per week with a personal trainer, which would be with any one of the many qualified personal trainers (decent variety)
  • Buy a package allowing three visits per week with a specifically assigned personal trainer

Assume that all trainers are professional and that their skills and abilities, while covering all the wellness fundamentals, vary based on their years in the business, education, personal experiences, previous clientele – both quantity and quality, their drive to tell you everything – even the stuff others wouldn’t want to confront you with, and based on their vision and commitment to your personal goals.

Which would you pick and why?

Now, switch that thinking to organizational culture health.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.