Tearing down fences.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the fences we put up in our minds. What would we love to do, but think impossible? What are we saying “no” to before others–people or markets–even have a chance to? I recently found a card given to me when I was young. It had a quote from Shakespeare… Continue reading Tearing down fences.

What you are becoming

Your past helped form and shape you, but it does not define you. The most important aspect of you is what you are becoming, not what you’ve done or what you’re going to do. Focus on what you are becoming. The process of becoming happens in the present. The byproduct of being incredible, remarkable, and… Continue reading What you are becoming

Clarity Sans Extremes

Changing your mind from thinking to execution doesn’t come naturally for most. We like to mull over and discuss and present. We like to meet about and talk about and complain about. We like to intellectualize and theorize. To overcome this some just go. They move fast no matter what (or who) is in the… Continue reading Clarity Sans Extremes

A mantra for discomfort.

When I’m lifting weights, learning something new, or stretching my capabilities with work I’ve shifted my thinking from saying “Ouch” or at times “I can’t” to telling myself “Growth”. It’s my mantra. Growth in muscles happens in the last few reps (ask Dorian Yates and Mike Mentzer) and it happens in the moments you feel… Continue reading A mantra for discomfort.

Action

I’m a firm believer in “Direction first, then velocity.” But you can’t turn a car if it’s not moving.

Leader of Details

Narrow the focus. Get all the details right. The job of a leader is to help everyone know what details matter. Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. — jack (@jack) December 22, 2010