Passion Isn’t Enough

So what’s your passion?

Ah, another favorite question of mine.  I’ve had people ask me this many times. And every time, it makes me pause.  There’s not a quick answer, like – I’m passionate about teaching authentic leadership through impersonating Benjamin Franklin.  *I’ve actually had someone share this with me.*

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Time for a Restart

Time to Restart on a stopwatch or timers to illustrate a redo, rebuild, refresh, renew, revitalization or reinvention of your life, career or company

I love watching professional sports. Especially when it gets to be later in the season and teams are jockeying for the playoffs or seeding to get home field advantage. It’s been said that until the MLB All-Star game in mid-July, it’s way too early to tell who’s going to be playing baseball in October.

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Don’t Waste Your Wait

Bored, stressed and exhausted people sitting on chairs waiting

Every where you go there’s going to be a line.

At the grocery store? Pick the shortest lane. Hopefully you find a young man buying one or two things with cash or credit card. Please don’t pay with a check…
At the gas station? Get behind that small hybrid with a tiny tank.
On the phone with customer service? You guessed it, get in the queue.
With every line, there’s one guarantee. You are going to have to wait.

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Tell All the Truth, but Tell it Slant

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“Tell all the truth, but tell it slant.” – Emily Dickinson

If you’ve ever struggled as a writer, you know the challenge of writing anything original or unique. You also feel the burden of getting your message out there for the world to hear.

You are probably in between two schools of thought:

  1. You don’t have anything to offer so why bother?
  2. You are God’s perfect gift to your particular genre and the world will explode without your divinely inspired message.

Neither are true.

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Done is Better Than Perfect

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What is it that you’ve been dying to get done this past year? Is it finally writing that book? Starting that blog? Creating your new online business? Perhaps it’s trying to lose weight or develop new relationships?

It’s January 2015. Time to get that darn thing done.

Ask yourself this question: if you had all the time, money, and resources at your disposal for the next month to finish your top priority, what would that goal or project be?

That’s what you need to be working on now. Stop waiting for the perfect time or opportunity. It doesn’t exist. Start today.

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