Monday, May 29, 2017

Some "do not do" thoughts

So here’s a few “do not do” thoughts for today:

  1. Don’t seek advice unless you actually want it. 
  2. Don’t seek advice because someone else tells you you need it unless you believe that to be true.
  3. Don’t seek advice unless you’re prepared to try it.
  4. Don’t seek advice only from those who will tell you what you want to hear.
  5. Don’t seek advice for areas that don’t truly hold your interest or from people you do not respect.
  6. Don't offer advice unless unless someone wants it.
  7. Don't offer advice you are not prepared to try yourself.
  8. Don't offer advice unless you are willing to help with the implementation.

Sometimes it's okay to just take advice from yourself. :-)




Monday, May 22, 2017

Be Remembered

How do you wish to be remembered? I don’t mean when you’re dead – but after you’ve left the room? 



First, don’t confuse remembered with memorable. You don’t have to stand out and shine every time. Memorable might best be saved for speaking engagements, great nights out and a great shoe score. 

Being remembered can be that 
• your name is kept in mind
• your idea was considered
• your personality was noted
• your offer was mulled over

Being remembered simply means you made a sincere emotional connection with someone. It doesn’t have to be life altering. Perhaps you made them smile. Perhaps you offered sincere comments or made eye contact. Maybe you just listened with all your attention.

Part of your impression comes in your introduction, some in how you participate in conversation and some in your follow up to a meeting or coffee. You have three clear opportunities to be remembered. Plan for them. Make the most of them. Like any good habit - prepare and do it regularly.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Success to me is...

Success is not measured by how many hours you put in or how many projects went in under your watch. It is measured by the legacy you leave which has rippled outward and the value you provided along the way through both your influence, relationships and achievements. 

Aim high. Build communities. Expect participation.