Browsing All posts tagged under »risk-taking«

Be the Hero of Your Story

May 18, 2010


– photo by wallyg via Today Josh Hanagarne, the World’s Strongest Librarian, wrote about Hercules and what his modern Labors might look like. That got me to thinking about heroes.  Heroes are sometimes born for the work (Hercules couldn’t help it as the son of Zeus), sometimes they choose the hero’s quest (Theseus choosing […]

If We’re All in Sales – Who is YOUR Customer?

May 12, 2010


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=shake+hands&iid=87241″ src=”0083/0205d1b2-8854-4b97-890f-3551be442758.jpg?adImageId=12823258&imageId=87241″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] – Who is your customer? One of the most important things I learned from taking the Dale Carnegie course was this: We are ALL in sales. The point of this mantra was that EVERY interaction provides an opportunity.  An opportunity to make a connection.  An opportunity to […]

Spread your ideas – learn to speak in public

May 6, 2010


A long, long time ago, I wanted to become a lawyer.  I applied to law school and was admitted.  The month before school started, reflecting on my vast knowledge of being a lawyer (gleaned mainly from watching episodes of L.A. Law), I realized that, as a lawyer, I would have to speak in front of […]

Are You the Designer or Engineer of Your Life? Or Are You a Cog in the Machine?

May 4, 2010


Chris Guillebeau at the wonderful blog The Art of Non-Conformity posed this question: How will your choices change the world today? His words moved me: Everyone else is counting on you. We need you. I can’t wait to see how your choices will change the world. All of us make mistakes, sometimes big ones, so you […]

How to become good at anything – Try, Do, Experiment

February 27, 2010


“Mom, this is the best dinner, ever.”  Surprising words from one of my picky eaters, especially when applied to my cooking.  Cooking is not a particular passion, but I have been doing a LOT of it recently for all the usual reasons (control over nutrition, variety, family values, budget, etc.).  Although I’m not an expert […]

What would you risk your life, reputation or freedom for?

February 1, 2010

15 / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 What would you stand up for? Chris Guillebeau at the Art of Nonconformity wrote a  post about Malcolm X that got me thinking. Consider the times in history when great change occurred.  I’m inspired by the changes promoted by people like: Mahatma Gandhi Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and other […]

Achieving your outrageous goals with MAGIC!

December 30, 2009


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Outrageous Goals – Outrageous Ideas, we got ’em

December 26, 2009


Everyone have their outrageous goals for 2010?  No?  Just for those of you who might be feeling stuck, or unmotivated or blase about your goals for 2010, here are some ideas to get your brains going: Find your calling, follow your passion – Start a blog! This one’s not just for writers.  Even if you’re […]