My 7 year old wonder boy brought this home from school. It applies to just about everything.
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or: how to use your psychic powers on mice and men I was working for an organization in New Mexico. Our office was an old compound of adobe buildings, off a bumpy side road, by a field. One summer, we were overrun with mice. We couldn’t do traps. Cruel. Messy. Yuck. The humane traps (Mister
Worry obstructs possibility. Concern is pro-active.
Worry weighs things down. Concern can rise to the occasion.
Worry is wistful. Concern is penetrating.
Worry tangles. Concern peels back the layers.
Worry gossips. Concern enrolls.
In one form or another, I’ve been asked this question a few hundred times: What’s the secret to success? Variations: What’s the single most important thing you’ve learned on your journey? What’s your key piece of advice for meaningful livelihood? What’s the greatest cause of failure? How do we overcome fear? What’s your pearl of
1. Gratitude is always the best place to begin. Any and every gig is an honour. Thank the host, and thank the audience for the possible mountains they moved to show up and listen to you. 2. Being prepared is an act of love. And intelligence. Even if you can improv with the best of
An old friend of mine was the Chief Technology Officer of one of the largest banks in the world. He helped Bill Gates design the techno part of his uber techno home. He wore navy pinstripes. He taught me a lot. The least meaningful but fun lesson: business cards are overrated. “If you want to
Devilish angel investors, pissed off magazine editors, princess-style spending, red flags firmly ignored. I’ve made some fabulous mistakes in the name of fame, fortune and reputation management. It is my most earnest wish to save you from a few of them. WHAT WAS I THINKING? 1. No partnership agreement. No one gets married to get
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Click here to read Part 1, The secret to self promotion: radiance and the facts, jack – whereby I expressed little sympathy buts lot’s of love for people who shy away from self-promotion. A MEDITATION FOR SELF PROMOTION Meditation can take many forms. You can write this out in a journal, talk it out with
Dear Danielle, “Can I ask a question? I love working for myself and don’t want it any other way, but it seems that when you work for yourself you have to be a salesperson. I’m not a huge fan of sales people and hate feeling like I’m pushing something on someone. If you have any