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Anyone Else Think Like This?

The main reason we get rejected

Wisdom on a napkin
Intellectual joy. Loving thinking hard. No one cares about your past. We want to know where you’re going tomorrow.

The main reason we get rejected would sound like this from the recruiter:

The reason I didn’t hire you is not because you’re not qualified, it’s because I don’t believe your story.

Hat tip to Judi Glickman on LinkedIn Learning.

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Being Brave

Fun and totally worth it

i wasn’t 100% committed until Steve and Stacy, Mt Reynolds experts with 12 summits, came into my space 500’ from the 9,152’ summit. Was minutes away from finishing lunch and descending from 8,700’ when they said they’d take me safely to the top.

Fun and totally worth it.

What?

Writing this riff.

The Board (and you) will have decent, even logical, reasons why my price is too high. (And i have decent, logical reasons why it’s a bargain.)

Quite often, out-of-shape and overwhelmed professionals who start the new year off with a gym membership remind me of Board members.

How did they become so toxically unhealthy as they grew their professional careers?

How?

And are any of their reasons (read excuses) good enough to count?

Anyone who’s smart and experienced professionally, yet physically inactive and non-vibrant is suspect.

Why?

How smart can you be to ruin your health?

How smart are you if you neglect the temple housing everything keeping you alive? Organizationally, that’s like neglecting your corporate culture which is the temple housing everything keeping your organizational alive.

Stereotypically, short-term, quarterly focus supersedes the long-game strategy.

Yes, you win short-term. You make more money and inch ever closer to the next bonus, promotion, or accolade, but you do this by ignoring your health. How is that a brilliant, long-term move?

Playing to win or playing to not lose? Even if you succeed at not losing, you still lose.

Winning requires burning the ships.

All in.

If you are not all in (95% is not all in), you are not all in.

Not being all in is not committed.

Not committed is poison.

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Being Brave

Drum roll please?

Negotiate like a Mouse? Or like Bob Iger? Or both?

Drum roll please?

Today is the moment that will determine 2020 vibrancy for two sides.

One side is a 1000+ employee organization. The other side is a one-person army.

In minutes, i’ll be hitting the send button and the price is shared. The email is the fifth in a series of pitches.

Five email pitches, plus conversations, is an example of .think .differently

Non-traditional processes can be overbearing for executive steeped in business tradition.

For the first time ever, i’m prepared to negotiate because there’s room for it in the price.

That said, i’m also prepared to walk away.

This is going to be an extraordinary learning opportunity.

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Do Not Collect

Blinding flash of the obvious

Mickey Mouse Hat smiley face on dinner table cloth. Selling is the transfer of enthusiasm.

It is challenging to admit, but certain parts of business don’t work the way you think they are supposed to work.

Most people or companies you hire don’t have one-tenth of the desire and motivation you have for your business.

The insight is simple: you most find a million ways to work around this little known fact of life.

Note: When i say little known, i mean harsh reality as an owner. This is where hiring right-fit talent for a purpose bigger than yourself becomes a blinding flash of the obvious.

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No really

Nothing happens until a sale is made

Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel
Will Google search for Disney Keynote Speaker or Jeff Noel yield the new headshot photos?

Nothing happens until a sale is made.

Spent yesterday afternoon in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, sharing wisdom, insight, and transferring enthusiasm to two management consultants from Jakarta.

Selling is the transfer of enthusiasm.

We shall see.

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