What else would they say? Are they encouraging? No. But are they doing something better? They might have better ideas and a thousand reasons why your idea is wrong or bad. But they aren’t living your life. You are. When you create something, you say, “I did this.” And you offer it to the world. […]
Who Are You Really Trying to Serve?
This morning, I received a sales call from an online business directory service. Despite my initial reaction to get him off the phone as quickly as possible, I decided to find out how this service could help my company. The man carefully explained the service and his entire pitch was cleverly crafted to assure me […]
I was suckered…or at least…maybe I was. Last year, I gave to a charity that appealed to me on an emotional level. However, as more appeals arrived throughout the past year, it seemed as if they were appealing to the precise emotion that got me to respond in the first place. The emotion was not […]
There is that point at which you don’t know if it’s going work. What matters is what you do at that point. Do you give up? Do you dig in? Do you panic? Do you thrive? What’s the worst that could happen!? Imagine the worst has happened…what would you have done to change that? Now…do […]
The Power of Face-to-Face
A couple of years ago, I was leading a huge project. We had an immense amount of work to do and a very short period of time to accomplish it. My little team was forging new ground and executing highly detailed procedures on massive amounts of data…and the process could not be automated. We scheduled […]