“Oh the minute they made the announcement, I knew she’d be down on the field,” my husband told my parents over wine and brie. My parents both just smiled. As wacky as it sounded, they weren’t shocked either. In hindsight it was an audacious move, but I’d always wanted to sing the National Anthem over the microphone in a big stadium. So when the master of ceremonies at my son
About 2 years ago, I had the audacity (some should argue stupidity), to email Seth Godin my very first blog post. Let me be blunt, the post was terrible. But that’s not what he said when he wrote me back within a few hours of hitting send. Don’t get me wrong, he didn’t say it was good, but he was full of encouragement. I had “shipped my art” as his books encourage us all to do. And as
“I’m not sure I’m qualified.” “I don’t have experience.” “I’m too old to try that now.” Negative self-talk smashes dreams. We look for data to corroborate our fear.
Big Starts Small
I always wanted to run the Boston marathon. The only issue, I hadn’t yet run a 10K. I was decidedly not qualified for that dream. I wasn’t a real runner. I
Do you hustle enough, or are you counting on traditional rules to win? Each memorial weekend we camp with 100 of our closest friends from church. The multi-generation soccer game following the pot luck dinner has become a bit of a tradition. At times there are as many as 50 people on the field ranging from ages 4 to “I’d rather not say,” playing with mostly unspoken rules the most important of
Do you know where you stand in your organization’s succession plan?
“Our cultural instinct is to wait to get picked…No one is going to pick you. Pick yourself.”~Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception
Most organizations use a deliberate approach like the 9 box Performance Potential Grid (great tool, for more visit Dan
How do you know when to muscle through and when it’s time to stop? This concept, coined by Seth Godin as “the dip” is vital to understand in our own work and in our leadership of others.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”~ Thomas Edison