Monthly Archives: November 2012

Three Sleepless Nights

This one has kept me tossing and turning the last three nights.

“If everything you do needs to work on a three-year time horizon, then you’re competing against a lot of people.” But if you’re willing to invest on a seven-year time horizon, you’re now competing against a fraction of those people, because very few companies are willing to do that.” Jeff Bezos

Thanks Jeff…I needed this.

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3 Daily Business To Do’s/Opportunities


  • This will get you further than promoting yourself or your ideas.
  • Attraction is pulling with your imagination, leadership, and ideas.
  • Don’t push your SPAM…pull with your whimsy.

Move humanity forward.

  • We love people who show us and take us to what’s next.
  • Move us forward and we’ll stay with you.
  • Keep us here and we’ll move on without you.


  • This is the bedrock of all great enterprises.
  • Service is the precursor of all great money exchanging experiences.
  • When you think you’re at service capacity, create more avenues to grow here.

May the Muse shine its light on these 3 opportunities for you today. #LTMP

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A Day Worth Revisiting

A little over a week ago I downloaded an app called Day One.

This app is focused on helping users, remember, record and track their lives.

But I’ve gone three days without an entry – and this is a problem.

Why? Because I’ve gone three days without creating something or being a part of something worth remembering or revisiting. At least that’s what this app is telling me.

A day without a cherished moment, a day without making this place better, a day without overcoming a fear, and a day without an adventure is one kept off the books (or off the app).

There are no do-overs. Create days worth revisiting.

“I’m glad I did” > “I wish I had”.

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A Platform to Sing

When given the opportunity to make music…

  • The world changes.
  • The unbelievable becomes believable.
  • A collective response creates a movement.

A leader provides a platform for people to sing.

A leader lies awake at night at the thought of his people’s harmonies.

Or put another way, a leader provides a stage, tunes the instruments, and handles the mic check.

From there it is out of his hands, but most people long for the opportunity to #LTMP and they respond by dazzling us.

This video says what I’m trying to convey.

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When The Client Becomes a Friend

One shift that can change your business is to have you see your clients as friends.

With friendship comes three responsibilities/roles:

1) An ear. “I’m listening. I’m hearing. I’m responding.”

2) A bridge. “Here’s a plane ticket, here’s a rope, here’s a map, or take my keys.”

3) Empathy and nearness. “I know how you see, dream, and feel and I’m here to help.”

My dad always said making friends is our business. Truer words have never been spoken.

Be the friend you would want in the product or service you are offering and all of life will get deeper and wider.

I’d rather be your friend than your Realtor – and I think you’d prefer it that way too.

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