You can’t solve problems better and achieve better results when you let your ego get in the way. Ego is the enemy of clarity.
AWESOMEPALOOZA was indeed awesome. I can’t wait to get back to work planning the next one. As I explained it to my friends on Linkedin, it’s the most epic “small batch un-conference on the planet”.
Our lives are full of choices. The number is endless. They come it all shapes and sizes, varieties and difficulty.
Empathy. That’s how you make other people awesome. You empathize with them.
Why set goals if you’re not really committed to achieving them?
You know it already — success is about mastering the small things. Big changes come as the result of small changes. Changes that seem insignificant at the time. Like a waste of your time.
It’s inevitable that you’re going to face setbacks. You’re going to wake up some mornings and feel like nothing you’ve been doing is working.
You know you want to change. You know you want to be better. You know that you want the rewards of a life lived epically.
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 progress without uncertainty. That’s tough to hear. It’s tougher to go through.
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.
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.
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.