I believe the world is full of potential. In people and organizations, potential lies fallow. My greatest satisfaction and happiness is driven unleashing potential.
Look around this site; you’ll find posts driven by this purpose. You can also find me around the web on the social sites below.
We don't cook meals by randomly throwing ingredients into the oven, yet we sometimes approach our businesses this way. We need a plan.
No business is the same, so the recipes must be adapted to the unique circumstances. This requires thought, planning, and testing. Sure, that sometimes this means failure, but with each failure comes refinement for success.
I've been tweaking these recipes for a while and leading teams to success.
Every organization has the potential for success. Most fail for lack of planning and measurement.
I'm not perfect by any means, but I've baked a lot of meatball cakes--enough to make the future betterImage used via creative commons license by Enric Martinez.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.Michael Jordan
“I didn’t have to wait to be picked, I picked myself.”Mark Schaefer
Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.Seth Godin
Following last week’s post, you have permission, this post explores breaking down the barriers to getting things done. My dad lived out the maxim, Sometimes Wrong, but Never in Doubt. He was pretty incredible at doing things imperfectly.
You have permission to rebel, to push against the status quo, speak your mind, ask for forgiveness, take risks, swim against the current, to eat drink and be merry, to zig and zag, to be different, and maybe, just maybe, change the world.
I’m worthless without vision. I cannot plan, act, do—in fact, I can’t even take the first step—without a vision. Without a clear vision of your life, it is hard to know how to act. Vision boarding can be a powerful tool to planning for the future.
There are ample reasons why you can’t. Here’s a long list. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed. It starts with just one step.
Be careful with distracting people in your messages. Remember the boy who cried wolf?
The reality of darkness and light is in the story not the facts
What is it that you really want? You probably don’t have to think about it for more than 3 seconds. We want it all, and we want it now. Well, guess what? You can have it. As Bill Clinton said, it all depends on how you define “it.” In law school, I quickly realized that “the answer” earned me very little credit on exams. The analysis that went into the answer is where I scored the points. So too, in life, the journey counts. Along the way, we find life, love, and learning that ultimately arrive at various destinations. This week a few numbers, randomly selected, will forever change a few peoples’ lives. Leading up to the Powerball drawing they probably fantasized about winning. They have what they want. Right? But, as my dad would say, “are they really happy?” Easy for him to say, but seriously, circumventing the journey…