Just Do It – Seth Godin: The Right Moment
Patience pays, preparation pays. Both true, however at some point we must take the leap, step into the next adventure, the next chapter, and use all the prep to leap towards learning. And ultimately success.
Be real. Hard is hard. There is no hard-er
This recent TED Talk is just that; real, hard, and most of all will make you think about being real with those around you and tossing your preconceived notions in the trash.
Check out this post by Seth Godin -http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/03/bulldozers-and-bullwhips.html
Where are you speeding through where you should take more time? That’s my daily question. However, he brings up an interesting parallel, where are you too slow, heavy, and controlling?
It’s ok to make a swift impact, spur the thought of change, and then see how the ripple effect plays out. I see this daily as a leader – inspire your followers don’t boss them.
Seth Godin strikes again.
Most of the time, people don’t want a refund or a bonus. What they really want is for you to hear them and to do the right thing. What if every manager and every customer contact in your organization bought into that?
Here are some things you can do that don’t cost any money (but they certainly require effort):
Treat your employees with care and respect
Be consistent in your actions
Keep your promises
Grant others their dignity
When wrong, offer a heartfelt apology
Don’t be a jerk
Take the time to actually listen to people
Volunteer to handle the issue
– Seth Godin, 3/13/2014
#15- Following is the new Leading
Create change, start a movement, lead by following. Derek SIvers does a phenomenal job of explaining this concept in a fun, simple, and short way. Check out his TED Talk and start following.
Life is what you make it. 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Sounds like another fluffy, flowery, purple ponies, and dancing unicorns coffee shop tag line right? Oh, you are absolutely right, but embracing this optimistic outlook is a simple secret to success, not just a “feel good” Hallmark card. So what, tell me how?
I am fortunate enough to have a #greatdaythursday inspiration that keeps me in check and focused on the good rather than allowing me to become wrapped in the negative energy that can so easily cloud my mind. Thursday started like a normal workday, CrossFit, coffee, meetings… pretty good. By 9am #greatdaythursday was upon us, declared by an inspirational friend like a proclamation to a group of rebels ready to charge the capital, adorned in flowers atop their purple ponies and dancing unicorns of course.
Believing and seeing your life through a lens of optimism truly is the first step to success. Thursday was packed full of meetings, decisions, continuously changing plans, and many potential stressful situations. However, Thursday was my best day of the week all because of a 3 word hashtag I happened to overhear. Rather be a “negative nelly”? Go for it. Just keep your manic depression, anxiety, epic sense of disappointment and disapproval to yourself. It’s your decision, gloom and doom, or a purple pony party and dancing with unicorns… I am off to learn the cha cha with sparkle the unicorn.