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Dear Son

Initiative

Last summer was an experiment in working together inside Glacier National Park. This summer will be a continuation highlighted by lessons learned and the opportunities discovered.

You used initiative to come and tell me where you were on the video project rather than having me come to you and ask you for an update.

Condensing a 21-minute video into 59 seconds or less is no easy task, especially knowing the goal is for it to “sizzle”.

Initiative is fairly rare, hence valuable.

In business.

In personal life.

Please remember your small victory (an extra inch), for life is transformed by the innumerable small victories (extra inches) achieved throughout life.

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Could This Change Your Life?

Fastest way to grow

If you can’t physically meet and or talk to great leaders, find other ways to get close, like a Masterclass pictured here in the screenshot.

Fastest way to grow is to associate with people who have done what you aspire to do.

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Being Brave

Beware the well-worn paths

Epcot’s Voices of Liberty, in red, are holding their microphones in the hand corresponding with their place on stage. No one knows nor cares, except Disney. And me.

Beware the well-worn paths.

They never lead to breakthroughs.

Beware the dark, shadowy paths too.

The dark paths are the ones that eventually lead to breakthroughs, but on the journey much, if not everything, can be lost.

Learn to be a risk taker the same way you learn to save and invest money – slowly and a little bit at a time, over time.

The magic of compound interest for financial growth, sprinkled with faith, in the historically highest return, is stocks.

Non-financial and non-threatening, but uncomfortable risks using confidence, these investments will pay the highest “confidence” dividends over time.

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Could This Change Your Life?

Setbacks should be expected

Embrace personal struggles and opportunities, it’s how we learn and grow.

Setbacks should be expected.

Like the recent meeting about a giant business move forward.

Two days ago, the meeting was cancelled hours before it was to start.

Why this is stressful is because the project is already painfully behind.

The cancelled meeting makes it worse.

Like the college freshman, being able to confront the bad things – my fear and doubt – is significant personal growth.

We can become overconfident to the point of a blind spot.

What?

Our success rate with confidence, and plowing through fear and doubt, may just have a cancerous growth we can’t detect until it can not be ignored.

All of a sudden, we are faced with a business challenge that shouldn’t exist and now it’s so big that it drags the rest of the business down.

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Emotion Trumps Everything

The power of sincere feedback

College dining hall
Turned around last night to grab a photo of where we just finished eating dinner.
encouraging text message
This encouraging text message about my new Podcast arrived while we had dinner in Baltimore last night.

The power of sincere feedback. And i quote:

“Your joy is so pervasive in your delivery.”

A positive blind spot.

Didn’t know.

Why?

No one told me before.

It’s a hope that listeners feel it. Yet without validation, all you can do is wonder. 

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