Because Jonathan didn’t ask for anything related to the business, my network or anything that would feel like it would cost me anything. He asked for my advice. And rather than that feeling like a burden, it feels like an opportunity…
At a dinner last year with several authors/speakers/consultants I hold in high esteem, I was delighted to uncover a shared love of fantasy and science fiction novels. (And here I thought I was the only geek in my field) If you enjoy fantasy novels, I hope you’ll enjoy this analogy.
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey wrote about the power of shifting your language from “have to” to “choose to”, thereby owning your decisions.
So “I choose to go to work” becomes a positive reinforcement of intentional choice.
But what about “work”? I’ve found there’s power in
I had a conversation this morning with a potential investor who reminded me what it takes to grow (and asked me point-blank if that was what I really wanted). He reminded me that it’s really, really, really hard. And not for everyone. In fact, it’s not for most entrepreneurs. As a “get it done” person, that’s a tough pill to swallow.
I came across Garrett while watching a Science TV series called Through the Wormhole. (Seen it? It’s Morgan Freeman riffing on the nature of the universe. Awesome.) In any event, Garrett’s story was sufficiently interesting that Amy decided to do a little…
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