Monthly Archives: March 2013

Engaging With Now & A Universal Ring of Keys

There are keys you can turn right now in a number of doors that will move, make, or break moments 5, 10, and 100 years from now.

The challenge of engaging with this moment right now is actually believing that this dot called March 29, 2013 is a doorway to a dot called March 29, 3013.

It is.

It very much is.

Sure, there are billions of doors that we don’t hold the key to. I get that. Somewhat peaceful isn’t it?

However, I’ll argue that we forget or don’t realize how many universal keys we carry in our pockets and never use.

Where are your keys? Connects the dots.

 

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An Influx of Our Primordial Human Joys

Our businesses and our personal lives will soar to new heights with an infusion of our primordial human joys.

This life isn’t a race to the top, but a waltz back to how things are.

Giving hope, appreciating beauty, and creating a sense of belonging…this is winning.

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Success Algorithms

What is success and how do you get to it?

Answering that is like trying to find the algorithm for the perfect song and the perfect song writing process. Neither can be globally true.

A few thoughts here…

…Lucky is the man in pursuit of something he can’t quite explain.

…Success is the result of soul getting a voice in your algorithms.

…Think more and more about poetry and music and less and less about arithmetic.

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The Stars Have Something To Disclose

Sooner or later it really doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, believes, says, tweets, or posts.

It’s going to come down to what do you believe? Your beliefs will determine your steps, actions, and eventually your legacy.

Did you believe what you read in the skin and bones found in your mirror this morning?

None of this stuff we’re reading or following (including this blog) online is too legit to quit or at least pause for a season so we can think on our own.

Getting lost in the stars will never be replaced by being found on or in the web.

Go outside. Look up.

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Disassembling what you have worked so hard to build

There’s always a grand story connected to every dad that recounts his Saturday, Sunday, and sometimes into next weekend story of putting together the play-set/ swingset for his children in the backyard.

Numerous things go wrong, but it gets accomplished, nevertheless, and dad gets his I did it t-shirt and a bravery banner to waive with his fellow comrades at Home Depot.

But when it comes time to move the play-set a few years down the road the bravery banner and great story don’t mean much. The same goes for our businesses and projects we literally give our blood, sweat, and lives to. Not that they don’t meant something, but that as time changes so does reality and at some point they must be disassembled and moved to that reality.

The market changes, the industry changes, the culture changes, competition arrives and the reflex is to boast in your work and refuse to think that something so great would ever need to be changed, remodeled, or taken apart.

As much as I love that leadership is about building things I’m learning that it is at times equally about disassembly. I confess, this is hard for me – but I’m sensing there’s beauty to unfold here.

So you’ve built something? Now what?

The only way to get the play-set to the next backyard is piece by piece.

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