Last week, I was speaking to Pat Williams, author of 100 books & co-founder of Orlando Magic, about writing a book. He asked me if I have something burning to get out and I told him that the problem is I have a dozen things. I did, however, throw out the idea of sharing the common threads I’ve learned from interviewing people. He loved that idea, and this is why this post was born. It’s the seedling for a book.
In my experience, I’ve found that looking at e-mails after-hours allows for anxiety to creep in about things that I can’t do anything about until the morning anyhow. Then, you read the e-mail in the morning a second time … and then maybe a third .. and then, well, you get the picture. It’s totally inefficient and ineffective.
I have wanted to write about three specific words for a while now. I hear them a lot. Often times, these words have unintended consequences that the person speaking them may not be aware of. When I hear one of them, it frames the entire message and forces it into a specific context.
This important lesson that I learned from Tony Robbins taught me how to minimize the excuses I tell myself. I can safely say it changed my narrative and saved me during the dark days of the recession.
Patience & urgency don’t normally go together in the same sentence … until you find out why they are the perfect blend. You need a little bit of both to make ‘it’ happen.
The world’s worst compromise might actually be the world’s best collaboration. Words matter because the framing tells the story you want to tell. By changing one word you can change everything.
Impresarios don’t organize simply for the appreciation (even tho a ‘thank you’ is always nice). They do it because they are the self-anointed orchestrators of the connection eco-system.
Do you ever raise an eyebrow when someone cites their source as “them”? Like, no one in particular but everyone all at once. A seemingly 100% reliable source that has rock solid knowledge to back up any assertion. I’ve been thinking about who “they” are recently …
People incorrectly use the word “irony” all the time. They usually use it to mean the same thing as “coincidence” but the word actually should be used to describe an instance where something is the opposite of reality. I want to share with you an ironic example and how it relates to our worldview we walk around with at work, business and out in the wild …
Every once in a while I hear people confuse profit & ethics. Let me clarify, there is nothing unethical about making a profit! I have been thinking deeply about this. Let me share with you …