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No really

It’s not a priority sounds like this

Thank you note
Wrote this two days ago and tucked it under Chapin’s blanket so he’d see it before falling asleep.

‘It’s not a priority”, sounds like the following whether we say these two things or not…

  1. i don’t have time.
  2. i can’t afford it.

When something is a priority, we figure out a solution. If we don’t figure out a solution, it’s not a priority.

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If Disney Ran Your Life

You are never tested and tempted to make excuses

Goucher library
Goucher library

 

Goucher library
Goucher library

 

group meeting expectations list
The list of flaws is long…this is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

Goucher library
Goucher library…aloha.

 

Goucher library
Goucher library…the friendly, and frigid, Arctic?

 

Goucher library
Goucher library…Gandhi, before India?

 

Being on the road reminds me of how important habits are.

You are never tested and tempted to make excuses like you are when you travel – everything about your routine is out of synch.

You’re living in a hotel room.

No kitchen, no car (probably), travel fatigue, weather changes, limited to resources that fit in your travel bag(s), etc.

The interesting thing as i observe people and organizations as a profession is that habits drive everything we do.

We have the power to change habits, but we almost always make excuses for why we can’t change.

To which a brilliant piece of wisdom emerges automatically:

Can’t and won’t are not synonymous.

 

i can’t change.

i won’t change.

Those two are not the same.

 

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Could This Change Your Life?

Notes to myself

inspiring sayings
Upper left hand-written note: Over-estimate short-term, under-estimate long term.

 

Notes to myself…

We over-estimate the short run and under-estimate the long run.

The long way is the short-cut.

Simply decide to begin and go slowly.

Your progress over time will astound you.

And if you don’t begin, your lack of progress will bury you.

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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

Change your scripts and you change your results

Disney Customer Service Speakers
One of 2017’s Writer’s Retreat locations.

 

Often in business, our decision is driven by price.

Sometimes, like yesterday, the price i’ve come to expect wasn’t available.

Two choices.

Buy now at the higher price.

Wait and hope the price drops.

Here’s the catch.

Waiting may limit the flight choices and the price may increase even more.

It felt great to rewrite the old script that said, don’t pay the higher price.

The new script says, make a decision now and move on.

Unmade decisions pile up and overwhelm.

Decisiveness comes with a price – the speed of business, and sanity.

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