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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One Word = Persist

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Great short read by Jon Gordon.

The basic concept is so simple, it might seem overly-obvious – but the implications are important.

When you commit and focus to doing one thing, it becomes easier to focus on simply doing that one thing.

It’s similar to having a one page business plan as opposed to having a 50 page manifesto that basically says the same thing.

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Chase One Rabbit

 

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It’s here!  The book that I’ve been working for over 2 years is finally finished.  It’s entitled “Chase One Rabbit.”

I’m really excited about it and would love to know what you think:
http://www.amazon.com/Chase-One-Rabbit-Failure-Success/dp/1500823007/ref=cm_cr_pr_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

Here’s what others are saying:

“This enjoyable, practical book gives you a series of simple technique you can use to get complete control of your time and your life.”

~Brian Tracy – Author, Time Power

“In his delightful book, Chase One Rabbit, Philip Kim helps you get clarity and focus on the most important, bite-sized things you can and should do to create your own success.  Philip has a wonderful way of telling stories that makes his principles for productivity come alive with meaning for anyone.”

~Joe Calloway

Author of Be the Best At What Matters Most

“I dare you to open to any page in this book and not find something inspirational or educational.  You can’t “hang out” with Phil’s Rabbit Habits without getting a serious boost to higher success.”
~Kordell Norton, CSP
Author, Speaker, Consultant

Chase One Rabbit is an excellent reminder of the importance of setting realistic short term goals to achieve long term success.”

~Todd Brice

CEO and President of S&T Bank

 

“You won’t be able to put this book down! No matter what change you want to make in your life, these words will empower you to begin today and stick with it. Not only are the principles incredibly powerful…the author uses illustrations that engage your heart as well as your mind! Life-changing!”

~Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE

Author of The Art of the Fresh Start

The Myth of Perfection

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There is a constant struggle between getting stuff done and getting stuff perfect.

You may have some grand visions of your book, your business plan, your invention idea being the picture of perfection.

The trouble with this plan is it’s a myth.

There is no such thing as perfect.

Even after you’ve worked, edited, re-written, revised, and made it “mistake-free” – there is no true perfection.

As you grow and develop your ideas of perfection grow and develop as well.

Here’s the secret: Perfection is impossible because it’s a moving target.

So forget being perfect.

Work to get done.

The constant advice I heard in graduate school: A good dissertation is a done dissertation.

What is it that you’re working on right now that you’ve avoided finishing?

You won’t reach perfect.  You can’t reach it.

So don’t worry about getting everything right.  Your best work is ahead of you, but you have to get it done first.