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Four foul words no one wants to admit

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As you skim through Facebook, do you ever ask yourself:

• “Do i lie to myself?”

• “Am i satisfied?”

• “What makes me come alive?”

• “What’s the point of Facebook anyway?”

Made a private and ridiculously impossible goal in 2014.

For one year, do not use four words:

•  i  •  me  •  my  •  mine  •

Not in corporate communications with clients and colleagues and bosses, not on social media comments, replies. Not in emails or texts. Not on 1,865 annual blog posts…

Not once.

This has bled over to today, March 22, 2015.

The craziest thing?

No one even noticed.

So why do it?

That’s the big question in our lives isn’t it?

Why do transformational things if they are so small no one will detect any change?

Am ready to begin using them again, on a microscopic scale, beginning today. It was an extraordinary learning experience, because it was so visibly invisible

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Noel’s Tree Service & the Hidden Disney Secret?

Noel’s Tree Service, and the hidden Disney secret?

Not exactly.

Last night I spoke with Noel (his first name and my last name – what are the odds) about trimming my palm trees, an annual event that I’ve done myself for the past 17 years.  We have about 30 sabal palms, the Florida State tree.

He can’t come out today to give me an estimate.  Bummer, right?  He’s got a fishing tournament.  Once every month, men from his Church go bass fishing.

I think it’s great that:

  1. He has a sense of community
  2. Has his own business
  3. Is so busy during these turbulent times
  4. Commits to time away from work to recharge
  5. He called me back at 7PM on a Friday night

An hour before I spoke with Noel, I spoke with my car mechanic, or should I say car magician, Randy.

Randy also has an interest in fishing.  Small world, eh?

Noel will be on a Central Florida lake.  Randy goes deep sea fishing.

Well, Randy doesn’t actually go fishing, he goes catching.

BIG difference.

The language difference that Noel and Randy use “to do the same thing”, makes all the difference in the world.

Same at Disney.  Same for me.

And while you may not realize it, it’s the same for you.  The question then becomes, “Are you maximizing your language to have a great personal and professional culture”?

Words must be leveraged to be great.

Let me say that one more time – must be leveraged.

You don’t have to leverage your language to become world-class; however, your chances of ever becoming world-class pale in comparison to those that harness this simple business strategy.

The choice is yours.  Always has been.  Always will be.  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂