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Change is good

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The new look.

 

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The old look.

 

We wait.

And we will always be waiting.

We think that will change.

But it won’t.

Why?

Because asking our boss for permission for our crazy ambitious idea offers little for the boss.

If the idea works, we get credit.

If it fails, our boss has made a bad decision.

There are exceptions.

You could have a boss who has mastered the art of risk and reward.

 

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Could This Change Your Life?

These secrets have no way of ever being discovered

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Downtown Disney at Disneyland. Our life becomes amplified with decisive action.

 

Where would i be if i had not written the first sentence in 2009?

Although it took 30 years to write the first sentence, it only took two more years to finish my first book.

And once it was finished, it took two more years to get the guts to publish it.

All told, a 34-year project.

Where would i be if i had not begun?

Publishing a book is a big deal until you do your first one, then you understand some secrets about life that you would have never discovered.

These secrets have no way of ever being discovered if we wait and do nothing.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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Professionally Speaking

It comes with the territory

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Doing a little extra is a habit. Most won’t notice it, but do it anyway.

 

The Vancouver client is taking a long time to confirm me as their speaker. This means one of two things:

  1. They aren’t sure how to nicely tell me no.
  2. They are simply crazy busy and the speech is over a month away.

One day, you feel on top of the world. The next, not so much.

It comes with the territory.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

One Simple Tip to Avoid Waiting

Want a tip to help you resist the urge to wait? In a moment, I’ll share what happened last month, what I did about it, and how it impacted my leadership philosophy.

But it’s a double edge sword isn’t it?  If consistency is the hallmark of quality, and continuous improvement is the key to becoming world class, how do you balance risk and reward?

Faced with a opportunity to do something the way I’ve always done it, or a way I’ve been dreaming about but always chicken out, I was once again presented the opportunity, but was afraid I’d pass on it again.

But not this time.  Finally choose the way I had envisioned.

It was amazingly exhilarating!  Why?  Which is a good question because the thing I did differently, was actually very small in the big scheme of things.

Then why was it exhilarating?  Because conquering a small fear builds the confidence to conquer another small fear.

Eventually, the fears that get conquered are bigger and bigger, until we are faced with very little fear that we can’t act on.

Well, we will always come across scary things, but the confidence to confront and conquer is a priceless ROI for small risk taking habit.

The key, the simple tip – “Do at least one thing each day that scares you.”