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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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Anyone Else Think Like This?

The fine line between being lifted up and being a target

We met in 2009 at the National Speaker’s Association (NSA) Winter conference held at Walt Disney World and there was something special about Omekongo that you could simply feel in his presence.

Now it’s becoming clearer. This was a High School commencement speech he delivered the year before we met.

 

 

There’s a fine line between confidence and humility for an aspiring entrepreneur hoping to put a dent in the Universe.

Never succumb to the constant temptation to conform.

This is exactly what the herd is trying to do, not let you get ahead to the greener pasture.

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

What is the definitive measurement and can it be measured?

TED talk stage with female speaker
What makes someone the best at what they do?

 

Trying to discern the notion that some things that are easily measured don’t matter, and some things that can never be measured matter most.

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it's overrated

We’ve already decided that the sure thing is where we’ll bet our time and money

Rion Paige is one of two acts I predict will be in the X-Factor final
Rion Paige is one of two acts I predict will be in the X-Factor final

 

We’ve already decided that the sure thing is where we’ll bet our time and money.

Every meeting is about avoiding coming anywhere near the sentence, “this might not work,” and instead giving ammunition to the groupthink belief that this must work. – Godin

If we are lucky enough to have worked insanely hard enough, we eventually become blessed with revelations and insights that those who never leave shore will never, ever understand.

And we must learn (and we do) to be okay with this.

But there’s one more thing, a benefit that feeds upon itself. It stiffens an already courageous, audacious spine.

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Fear Not, Seriously

“We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for.” Marie von Ebner Eschenbach

How is it with you?  I mean, if you really gave earnest consideration, what’s your honest answer?

Well for me, it used to be true; however, reading, writing and thinking at an accelerated pace for the past nine months, has heightened an awareness that there are people who will never change. Duh, right?

Okay, so I’m stupid a little slow sometimes.

This is no secret.  But I’ve always held out hope that people would change.  Now, I’m convinced, not that they won’t change, but that it no longer matters.

And the day this epiphany came, it was glorious.

I’ve learned to move on, to be strong, and to focus on transformational personal change – not in others, but in the mirror. It’s hard as hell, of course, but I will not stop.  Doing the impossible will take everything you have.

And there are people out there, they might even be reading this now, who will think it’s crazy.  Who cares So.