She came home from school to find her mom sitting on the couch, staring blankly out of the window. After a few minutes of uncomfortable silence, she blurted out the news.
Gabrielle was born into a poor family in the town of Saumur in western France. She helped her father trade in the market. It was a living that allowed them all to survive. But not much more.
We all enjoy a good hero story. Whether it’s a TV show, movie, your favorite podcast episode, or a good long book, there is something captivating about an individual who rescues us.
You can’t make other people awesome if you’re not committed to the same for yourself. The way people learn how to be awesome is by watching you do it first.
It’s not that you lost your job that bothers you. It’s the fear that you might not get another one soon enough.
If thoughts become things, what are the things you’re creating with the conversations you’re having with your self? The conversations you have with yourself that no one else gets to be a part of.
Practicing radical candor isn’t about the tone of your voice or how you deliver advice.
Speaking of candor. Let’s talk about some uncomfortable truths.
Li Ka-Shing gasped. His finger traced the outline of the sentence he had just read in the heavy medical book in front of him.
Success is my destiny, Wealth is my birthright.
You may not have chosen it in the past, but it’s an option for you every day of your life. You don’t have to be miserable. You don’t have to be stuck in a job with a boss that you hate.
You’ll be battered and bruised by the journey. And that’s on a good day.
It’s easy to dream about breakthrough as if you work and work and work and then all of a sudden stumble across the magic solution.
You can’t be happy to others around you when you’re not happy inside yourself. You can’t give wisdom and insight to others when you aren’t digesting a regular supply of wisdom and insight yourself.
There are people around you who love you and want the best for you. But they’re not willing to fight for your dreams like you are. Like you need to.
It’s impossible to practice radical candor with others when you haven’t first done the same for yourself.
Success usually requires a bit of awkwardness. One of those awkward moments can be you practicing radical candor.
You’ve heard that motivational question before: “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t lose?”
The truth is that if you really wanted to be successful, you would be.
There’s always another level. There is always more room for delivering surprise and delight and what you do each day.