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Book Publishing

A lesson we all know, can explain how it works, and know the value of.

Amazon Sales Rank screen shot Mid Life Celebration
Not bad, from 86k, to under 3.2k in 24 hours

 

A lesson we all know, can explain how it works, and know the value of.

Yet a lesson we too often don’t get a chance to implement and test.

Taking risks.

The past three days was the first try at book marketing.

Awkward.

Clunky.

Scary.

Invigorating.

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Being Brave

The sad truth about being mediocre and a quick test to see if you are

2013 Chicago Auto Show keynote speech
2013 Chicago Auto Show

The sad truth? We bury ourselves so deeply with our insecurities, we feel we can’t dig out.

Here’s the quick test, ask yourself when was the last time you took a risk (and when was the time before that?).

If your answer wasn’t today and yesterday, here’s jeff noel’s antidote:

If I never try anything, I never learn anything. If I never take a risk, I stay where I am.

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Common Sense

Failing Is An Option, In Fact, It’s Part Of Any Excellent Culture

Failure is expected. Quitting is not.

Try to do anything great or remarkable without failing. Reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre successes.

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

Best Time & Worst Time

Crazy If You Do, Crazy If You Don't
Crazy If You Do, Crazy If You Don't

There’s never been a better time to take risks.

In today’s economy, your very survival may push you to take risks you never dreamed of. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?

But.

There’s never been a worse time to take risks.

You mess up and guess what? You fall on someone’s radar. And the next time there’s a right-sizing initiative, guess who’s name is closer to the top?

How do you manage this paradox?