There are many stories and movies created around the appeal of the person who is just born great at something. They can sing. They can dance. They can calculate the toughest mathematical equations (think Will Hunting). What these compelling stories don’t reveal is that behind every prodigy is a process… Read more
One of the worst things that talented people can hear about themselves is that they are talented. It creates a false sense of achievement as we start to think that talent in and of itself is enough. The most successful people got to where they are through consistent effort and… Read more
Yesterday a reader, Phil, made a great comment to my post on doing what you are exceptional at… Read more . He brought up the point of where it may be necessary to do what you are not good at and work on your weaknesses. I thought the issue of personal
We all like to think we know ourselves really well – in fact, better than anyone. Really? Perhaps we are just fooling ourselves. You could probably write an owner’s manual for your closest friends and family members, but how well do you think you’d do on one for you.
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I love talking with older people about work ethic. During this conversation, I inevitably have to hear about how the work ethic of today’s generation sucks. What today’s generation needs to understand is that walking uphill in the snow is for people who don’t want to get anywhere.
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You hear people say all of the time that the first step is always the easiest. Too bad that we often get that first step wrong. In life and business, the first step to success is a better understanding of you and the role that you play in that process.… Read more
There are a lot of areas to focus on in business. Accounting, entity structure, employees, marketing, etc. But I don’t want you to do any of it that until you have focused on one thing.
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Normally we don’t preach about being self centered, but there are times when that
…but should be. Maybe you are in one of those spaces that is fiercely competitive, good for you. Competition is good for you; it makes you a better business and the customer wins in the end. But, odds are, your competitors aren’t doing a lot of things they should be.… Read more
Being authentic and real means allowing for your weirdness to shine. Embracing all that is the essence of you. That’s right–the good, the bad, and the weird. Everyone is weird, and isn’t it kind of a matter of opinion anyway? I love to learn through story and here is something… Read more
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion. ~ Parkinson’s Law
You have no doubt heard of Parkinson’s Law regarding time… Read more and the way that we use it. This is especially true when it comes to getting our ideas to the marketplace. The goal is to be aggressive