Their ceiling. Your floor.

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” —Schopenhauer⠀ ⠀ “Those who hear not the music think the dancers mad.” —Anonymous⠀ ⠀ The first rule of track is if you’re checking for the runners behind you, you already are losing ground. Lace up those cleats. […]

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Get your own basket.

Make a list of the next three things that need to unfold for you to get to the next level of your goals. If any of those count on someone else making a move, then REWRITE THAT STEP. Instead of “Person A will give my work to their rep,” state “I will ask Person A […]

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Your pitch IS the product.

Put as much time into prepping and delivering an extraordinary pitch as you did creating your extraordinary offering. Your pitch isn’t something you “get out of the way” so people will review your “real” project. As far as funders are concerned, your pitch IS the product. If you have to choose which one to nail […]

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Rules exist for a reason…

Is there a long-standing personal habit, team practice or company rule you insist on keeping in place? The standard of excellence isn’t “this is how we’ve always done it.” “It’s “did this help my target audience YESTERDAY?” Challenge all of your rules today. Does it make you comfortable but inconvenience the people you’re leading or […]

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You’re stirring the spoon.

You are HERE.⠀ Your goal is THERE.⠀ You have listed all the reasons you haven’t reached it…⠀ And none of them start with “I.”⠀ ⠀ But it’s not about obstacles, conspirators, “haters” or bad timing.⠀ It’s about you feeling safer where you are than where you want to be.⠀ ⠀ When you decide it’s time, […]

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