Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Stage

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances; — William Shakespeare, As You Like It.

Heavy. True. Worthy of thought and response.

Great players reveal great metaphors.

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Neutral, Standing Still, and Pause

Living things decompose when idle.

Ships rot in the harbor.

Airplanes rust in the hanger.

We all want something. However, some hope for what they want and some go get it.

Whatever it is that you want, you won’t find it on the couch, in your inbox, at your desk, in your sleep, or thinking about it.

Slap on some swagger, put her in drive, and go get it.

Fulfillment is more about being able to say ‘I went and got it’ than it is ‘now I have it.’

Move. Sail. Fly.

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The Cup-Bearers We Trust

Information and data was once a sacred commodity that only the few could afford access to. It was a stream we could fish in, but now it’s an ocean in which we can only hope to stay afloat.

Now that the information and data is too much to sift through, too thick to read, and changing all too often, it’s one’s recommendation that has now become the gold standard of our research.

Essentially, your sphere of influence now acts as your cup-bearer to the world you metaphorically drink in. In other words, we’ll trust the taste and palate of a friend over Google any day. I don’t see this changing anytime soon.

Think of it this way. When you pour your customer a drink, i.e., serve them – then somewhere down the road you’ve just poured one for one of their friends as well. But by the time the friend is ready to drink, he’ll already have a thumbs up or thumbs down about your style and service from the customer you served today.

Get this and you’ll get a win tomorrow.


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The Question(s) Great Lives Bring Us

Great lives do not push agendas, rather they pull us in with questions for our awareness to how things are and how we can we can make the world a better place.

Jobs asked if we were settling for good when incredible was nearby.

Godin is asking if we are accepting the status quo or challenging it.

Ramsey is asking if we are living like everyone else or no one else.

Rick Warren is questioning our purpose or lack thereof.

What are you giving us to think about?

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Tomorrow Wins With…

Fewer buttons.

Cleaner lines.

Losing one’s scarcity mentality.


A willingness to accept being wrong if it get’s us one step closer to getting it right.




Belonging and providing a place to belong.

Less noise. More music.

This is the rhythm and rhyme of the music we must make tomorrow.

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