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Stay Wild, Eager, and Thirsty

Stay Wild, Eager, and Thirsty

We are born eager. Enthusiastic. We are born with the capacity to have our minds blown on the regular. We are easily excited. Easily psyched. We are overflowing with energy. Free and unencumbered. As kids, we run as fast as we can. We laugh really hard, at everything. Nothing can slow us down. Because we’re… Continue Reading

Skillful vs. Successful

Skillful vs. Successful

Success. It really has nothing to do with skill. Because, skillful doesn’t equal successful. We’re taught early in life (particularly grade school) that if you build your skills, you will reap the rewards. If you work hard to learn the material, the teacher will notice and give you an A. But, in the marketplace, things… Continue Reading

Building a Tribe

Building a Tribe

A tribe. Success is impossible without a tribe. To make more money, to make a bigger impact in your market, to make a difference in the community, to grow your brand, to bring your dream to life… You need people. Support. Champions. Advocates. Like-minded folks. Friends to support you, talk about your work, and share… Continue Reading

Winners and Whiners

Winners and Whiners

Many people teach us to ignore our pain. To suck it up. To deal with it silently. To tolerate it. Or, to deny it. Worst of all, society often teaches us that pain is inescapable. That struggle is a normal part of daily life. That pain is to be expected. Part of growing up. Part… Continue Reading

Lazy No More

Lazy No More

“Lazy” is a term that’s rarely relevant. People aren’t lazy. Laziness doesn’t exist, not really… It’s a term that can describe a wide range of circumstances. It’s a word that glosses over human intricacies. And, as managers and leaders, it’s a word that gives us permission to ignore the root cause of poor performance or a… Continue Reading

Maybe you’re not an expert

Maybe you’re not an expert

Maybe you’re not an expert. And, maybe that’s okay. Maybe that’s great. Maybe that’s actually better. Because, the word “expert” is relatively meaningless. There’s no objective definition. And many people who are “experts” are self-proclaimed anyway. But being an “expert” isn’t the only way to present your expertise, your skills, and your talents. Being successful… Continue Reading

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