The Foundation of All Innovation, Problem-Solving and Growth… Is Simple My “What If…?” Keynote Explained As a ponderer and thinker of thoughts, I recently stumbled upon what I consider to be the foundation for all innovation, problem-solving, and growth. 1. Imagination. 2. Direction. 3. Action. You imagine the possibilities. From those you choose a direction…
The problem is your potential dwarfs your belief in your potential. There is a current of disbelief in ourselves running through the world, telling us we are less, that we were meant to fall short, to stop dreaming big… or stop dreaming at all. I’ll be blunt. It’s a LIE. You are a genius.
Great leaders give credit when things go well and take responsibility when they don’t. That’s humility.
(Yeah, it’s a selfie but I’m stuck on an island alone. Read below) This One Action Quintupled My Income and Changed My Life: Start a MASTERMIND GROUP. We called ourselves “The Starving Motivators.” In 1999 Robin Crow, Jana Stanfield, Tim Bays and I would meet every month, or three weeks, even weekly for a time,…
Surround Yourself With Praise, Accountability, and Praise… It’s Called Grace. My wonderful agent and manager, Christa Haberstock recently wrote an illuminating LinkedIn post about the importance of praise, yet the danger of too much praise and surrounding yourself with “yes people.” As someone who’s experienced both extreme praise and extreme, unloving criticism, I concur. For…
As a younger teenager I spent three days visiting my great Aunt Janet at her rural North Georgia home on Lake Notelly. I was excited because they said you could find Cherokee spear and arrowheads. I have Native American blood on both sides and I really wanted to find one!
What strikes me as amazing is that most people of any basic level of intelligence and education already know the basics of success. You can name them…Education (however you get it), Work ethic, Healthy diet, weight and exercise, Sleep, Living within your means, Low debt/no debt, Save your money, Take responsibility.
We’ve all been there: One day, for whatever reason, you’re down, unmotivated, but you’ve got stuff to do. Is it the Nike answer, just do it? Force yourself even though you feel like crap? Well… no. And Yes. I have a solution you may not have considered. First of all and obviously, if there is an important or mandatory task, you have no choice, you have to do it. This is called self-discipline which my friend, Brian Tracy defines as: “Doing what you need to do, when you need to do it, regardless of how you feel about it.”
My wife is amazed that almost every time we go somewhere, on the busiest day, I get a great parking space. The kids even ask, “Dad, how do you do that?” It’s simple: I see it before I get there. And now I believe it will be there waiting for me because it’s happened so often. And nine times out of ten, it is. I imagine most of us have heard of visualization, where you picture the thing you want, exactly as you want it, and it comes to you, or has a greater likelihood of coming to you.
My Least Favorite Word and Why You Should NOT Use It. Starting a fire. The wheel. The Pyramids. Hannibal’s victory over the Romans. Harnessing electricity. The Hoover Dam. The return of a crippled Apollo 13. The 1980 Miracle on Ice. The personal computer. The internet.