“You are what you share.” — Charles W. Leadbeater
1. Most people don’t question rules. But most successful people do.
2. Every rule is designed to level the playing field or tilt it.
3. Rules are created to protect the status quo — not to spur innovation.
You’ve got a good idea and you know it — congrats!
But even good ideas can be made better.
Here are a few quick questions to help you fine-tune your idea and take it to the next level before you unleash it on the world.
“67% of employees said, ‘Yes, I’m afraid of something at work.’ 78% of employees said, ‘Yes, there’s something we should measure in the company that we currently don’t.’”
“The concept of a cheat day is that you reward yourself for one day as the result of depriving yourself for all the other days. But cheat days don’t reward you; they ruin you.”
“Be aware of the 10 or so things you need to put in place to maximize your energy. Not 100 things. Ten things.”
“I don’t have a way to change the behavior of 7.5 billion people carrying their beliefs around like precious gems wrapped in hand grenades. Sure, there are ways of changing people’s minds that are more effective than others, but ultimately they fall short.”
“Students who become Democratic operatives tend to study political studies and statistics and demographics in college. Students who lean Republican study marketing. It’s a very different way of thinking.”
“Networking is beyond a buzzword. It almost carries a negative connotation. Formalizing human connection often has the opposite effect than the one intended. A better way to receive is by first giving.”
“The key to growing while staying in the same job is setting new challenges for yourself. Expect more of yourself than anyone else does.”