Leadership

How Do I Overcome My Struggle to Follow Advice?

Well, I'll tell you this if you're single, don't get married. Okay? Because if you think you're getting a lot of advice now. Look, the best thing I could tell you to do possibly, I understand what you're saying, I'm just being a smart...

How Do I Overcome Doubt?

I think doubt is the "big booger bear" of our lives. Doubt is like the thing that's under the bed at night. That's the monster we were scared of when we were kids. The question is, "How do I overcome doubt?" You know how we talk about the...

How Does One Identify a Principle Versus a Platitude?

You know, the easiest way to explain the difference is that a principle works every time. Okay, you know a platitude sounds good and they can be funny sometimes. But you know, curiously, one of the most popular quotes in history is this...

Is There a Trick to Becoming More Productive?

I think there is a trick to becoming more productive because I think becoming more productive is a mental game. It's the difference in a question. Can you be more productive? Will you be more productive? See those are two very different...

What’s the #1 Leadership Quality?

We could debate the number one leadership quality, until the cows come home. We could do this over and over again and we could really make a good point and push a good quality forward on probably 10 different fronts. Wouldn't you think...

What’s One Important Skill Everyone Should Have?

There is a basic skill. Now this is a skill, not a talent. The question was an important skill. Sometimes people mistake the two. They think, “what skill do you have?” Well I can sing. No, that's not a skill. That's a talent. See, a talent...

How Is Fear Used in Our Lives?

Well, I think this a good question. I'm not sure I have a great answer for it because I am not sure I know which direction you're going now, if the direction is how is fear used in our lives to keep us safe every day? Then I got a great...

How Do I Gain Belief in Myself and Avoid Pride?

Well, believing in yourself is obviously critical. You know that. That's why you asked the question. But you also have to avoid pride, that can lead to arrogance, that leads to destruction. I mean, your question is a great one, your...

How Can I Find a Jones in My Life?

And by Jones you are referring to the character in The Noticer books. Jones's was the original noticer. He was the old man who came into my life when I was at my lowest ebb. When I was having the worst time of my life. I'm assuming your...

At its basis, is life after all just a lottery ticket?

Well, that's a good question. Seems like a cynical question, but it's certainly a question I had at one time in my life. When my parents had died and I made some bad moves and ended up living under a pier. I remember asking a version of...

Setting Goals…Important or Dangerous?

Mmmm, setting goals... important or dangerous. Well the answer of course is, yes. Setting goals, it is an important process. It is important to put a mark ahead of you, to put a carrot out there to know where you're going. But everybody...

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