Hey everyone, here we go. . . . . .
IN OUR WORLD
This was a great week of work!
I had the opportunity to present my latest program – THE OPPORTUNITY OF MEETING (all about the missed opportunity in most meetings and how you can follow a simple process to make your meetings a powerful tool in your strategic plan).
Last Friday I had the honor of presenting the idea of Transformational Leadership (is there any other kind?) to the Hugh O’Brien Youth Organization. 200 + teenagers! It was a challenge to keep their attention for 90 minutes, but they are always a tremendously rewarding group of kids and teach me more than I could ever teach them!
Sunday I had a feature interview article in the Dallas Morning News.
Pretty cool and Cheryl Hall is a fantastic writer.
Next week I am off to Orlando and Phoenix.
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
THE LAW OF PERSONAL CONTROL – Hold close the knowledge of what YOU can do.
In my study of million dollar producers (Repeatable Successful Acts) I was amazed at how this law came into play. Those successful producers held an intimate knowledge of their skill sets, but more importantly they knew when to apply them. This knowledge, this aptitude is a driving force in the law of impact.
Here it is in a nutshell, you need to know what you can and what you can’t do.
Here is a personal example:
I have NO mechanical skill sets. I can’t fix things or put things together. I become frustrated and angry pretty fast. So this is something I KNOW I cannot do. This piece of simple personal knowledge frees me up to focus on those things I CAN DO.
It sounds so simple, but this freedom allows me to aggressively attack those things I CAN do. By knowing these strengths and weaknesses I can develop event management strategies that will increase my efficiency and use of time.
I often start this exercise in our Transformational Leadership program with simple “listing” process. In three minutes, list as many of your business strengths as you can. Then, in another three minute period list all your business weaknesses.
You now have your first look at The Law of Personal Control.
The next step is the application of the knowledge.
Want to increase your impact, know your Law of Personal Control.
MOVIES: Pirates of the Caribbean – On Strange Tides: I have, unfortunately heard bad things about this, but will give it a shot any way.
NetFlix Fans: I Am Number 4: I kind of wanted to see this when it was out. It will now become an evening rental.
TV: House MD: Disastrous news for House fans as the marvelous Lisa Edelstein will not be back for the 8th season of House. Monday night’s episode will be her last. It will be sad times to have Dr. Lisa Cuddy leave the House family. I can only hope they don’t do something stupid like killing her off!
BOOK: Profiles in Marketing Excellence – Lockard: This is a really interesting read that profiles 25 marketing superstars.
MUSIC: The latest from Bob Schneider – Let the Light In. This is a special version delivered in front of the Kessler Theater where we saw that night’s concert.
WEB SITES: Change a PDF file into a JPEG in the blink of an eye and for FREE.
SOUTH OF NORMAL
One of the best daily newsletters is the Wells Fargo Daily Advantage. They provided me with this interesting trend in crafted booze.
In the alcoholic beverage market, craft liquors are hot. Remember? First we had little wineries popping up all over the country. Then we had “micro” beer breweries. And now, suddenly, there are more than 260 boutique liquor distillers, and new ones are opening at the rate of about one a week, according to USA Today. For example, there’s honey-flavored vodka from Hidden Marsh Distillers in Seneca Falls, New York, and pepper-flavored gin called “Hot Monkey” that is made in Portland, Oregon. (Of course, boutique distillers are nothing new. We’ve had them since the birth of the republic, except they all used the same flavoring: moonshine.)
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Thanks for stopping by and until next time, Adios and Aloha.