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Could This Change Your Life?

This is learned behavior

Running at dawn
You are the CEO of You, Inc.

 

The worker recently said, “I just do what I’m told.”

Safe.

No harm, no foul.

We spend a lot of time working.

Pick your attitude about what you want to accept because you’ll be living with it for (potentially) decades.

Using good judgment and taking initiative are far more important than just doing what you’re told.

 

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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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Blogging & Social Media

My email reply yesterday morning

Disney conference speakers
An inside glimpse at my game plan. i map out timing down to the minute. The circles indicate a state change. Most slides have only a few words.

 

Great, authentic post Betsy.

The past few years i felt something but couldn’t put my finger on it. Your website is stunning and professional. And you offer a number of complimentary assets.

Social media, and all the recommended pieces (email subscription, blog, giveaways, videos, webinars, etc)…when everyone is focused on the same recipe, it creates a sea of “pick-me” look-a-likes (in my opinion).

So how does a customer decide?

What makes them pause, and say, “This is different. Not sure i like it, but let me have a closer look.”

Is it intrigue that is the key?

Is it boldness to not follow conventional wisdom?

Anyway, i enjoyed your transparency. i hope something in this email is helpful.

Peace and blessings.

 

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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.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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Do Not Collect

Idiot idealists, right?

Steve Jobs photo at MacWorld Conference
Steve Jobs screen shot yesterday

 

Idiot idealists, right?

Love them or hate them, if big dreams didn’t exist, the refrigerator never would have been invented. Or the car. Or books.

That echo that we hear, “Don’t go chasing crazy dreams, you’ll only end up being disappointed.”

Paradoxically, there’s the disappointment of regret.

It’s your call.

Good luck.

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Being Brave

If you could only pick from two available vendors

2015 American Idol final four
Last night watching American Idol top four elimination.

 

If you could only pick from two available vendors, which would you pick?

  1. The one promising to help you get your job done?
  2. The one promising to help you change your world?

No brainer?

Or does the fear of being remarkable default you to conformity?

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No really

They aren’t clueless, although prevailing evidence suggests otherwise

Spring Grove, PA road signs

 

(photo: Stop. Conforming. To. The. Way. We. Have. Always. Done. It. Please.)

Her boss wants her to write a bunch of examples showcasing how great her performance was for the past year.

She really doesn’t want to do it because:

  • It will not influence her pay
  • No one will ever read it after the annual work review is completed
  • Shouldn’t her boss already know how amazing she is?

A once a year performance appraisal is perhaps one of the biggest crocks in the western hemisphere.

When a teen violates a curfew, the parent doesn’t wait until the end of the year to go over it.

Parents are very busy people, just like bosses.

Figure it out people. Figure it out.

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