If you want to come up with more (and better) creative ideas, here’s a tip that’ll help you achieve exactly that!Continue Reading →
I just had a client for an upcoming keynote speech tell me, “We’re going through a lot of change right now.”
YOU: “Oh my God, he’s talking about my organization! We’re going through a lot of change right now!”
Okay, before you get too excited [YOU: “Too late!”], you should know that I hear this from nearly every client. I conducted an informal survey (translation: I was still in my pajamas when I made the calls) of some of my fellow motivational ...Continue Reading →
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I’m currently reading a fascinating new book by Megan McArdle called The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success. In it, she argues that failure is vital to success, partially because it’s only through making mistakes (failing) that ...
My friend and fellow motivational speaker (I could also include “Seattle business legend” and “self made millionaire”) Sunny Kobe Cook has an interesting theory, and one with which I agree:
Being innovative in business usually starts with a question.
Asking a question is one of the best ways to spark creativity and innovation, either individually or within a team. Why? Because our brains will try their best to answer whatever question(s) we put to ...Continue Reading →
I’m sure you’ve heard some version of this. You’ve read it in a dozen books, you’ve heard it in a dozen motivational speeches. (And, by the way, if that last part is true, congratulations on surviving a dozen motivational speeches.)
“If you keep doing what you’ve always been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.”
I’d like to respectfully disagree. Actually, I’d like to vehemently ...Continue Reading →
I work with, and speak for, organizations that want their people to play a bigger game and produce unreasonable results. Because of this, I’m keenly interested in why people don’t do this. I mean, think about it. If you had the power to produce big results, audacious results, even unreasonable results, wouldn’t you do it?
Well, you do have the power. What’s more, you know you have the power. You don’t need me to tell you. You’ve been hearing it from ...Continue Reading →
What would “playing a bigger game” look like in your business? In many cases, it looks pretty much the same as playing a regular game — only with a different mindset. Let me give you an example.
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I’m a professional speaker. As such, my colleagues are motivational speakers, leadership speakers, and business speakers. Many of them have information and training ...
I don’t know what world you live in. I mean that literally. I don’t know what business you’re in, what your customers think of you, how people treat you–I don’t know any of those things. I don’t know what world you live in. But one thing that I do know, with certainty, is this: