I can guarantee it WILL change the life of others.
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Things we can talk about:
You can have the best concept in the world, but if it’s delivered in the wrong way, there’s a good chance it will end up going nowhere. When you align your message and the way you communicate, you increase your odds that the right people will receive your words at the right time — and do something. This “something” is your desired outcome: buy, share, discuss, donate, publish, apply,…More...
Marketing collateral, an investor pitch, your Best Man’s speech, donor thank you notes, a love letter… writing is everywhere and often holds weight of daunting implications. The mere act of putting pen to page can result in temporary paralysis. To alleviate some of this stress, I’ve outlined basic steps to push your writing forward.
Think about WHO will be reading (or hearing) it.
You want your writing to be applicable. This is hard…More...
New Yorkers and scheduling is borderline ridiculous. I spend more time than I care to admit orchestrating calendars, slotting calls, finding common days for in-person meetings. While there are plenty of automated tools to streamline this process, I’ve found that each person’s needs and requests are very different, and the act of scheduling itself can reveal underlying issues. Each day I’m forced to reassess my priorities and make decisions…More...
I’m still trying to wrap my head around this, as it is completely counterintuitive to me.
I’m not saying I don’t have challenges and that life is always easy, but my day-to-day isn’t filled with as much strife. There’s less struggle as I move about the world.
I think of how difficult momentum seemed in the…More...
Everyone knows bringing people together in meaningful ways has value. But what does that mean? And how do you build environments that get people to be authentic and real?
Questions I hear:
- How do you move beyond “What do you do?” at networking events?
- How important is a guest list, really?
- Does the environment matter?
- Can you prevent people from dishing out business cards like candy on Halloween?
- Is it possible to focus discussion and…
No matter where your office is located, the ceiling can fall down. You don’t know when, but one day it will. There is even a possibility a car drives through your living room tonight while you’re sleeping.
We’ve done a great job fooling ourselves into believing we have it all figured out. We’ve worked hard to create predictable outcomes, studying to become masters of our environment. Data is plugged into…More...
We spend so much time searching.
Searching for The One, The Job, The House, The Car, The Experience, The Feeling, The Plan, The Salary, The Product, The Idea, The Connector, The Client, The Bargain, The Title, The Brand…
We’re looking for answers, assuming that once we find That Thing, the result we want will magically appear (happiness, success, love, fortune, fame, ease, contentment).
What if you stopped looking.
Stay with me for a…More...
Quitting has become a dirty word, associated with failure and weakness.
Anyone who has experienced any measure of success knows that quitting is par for the course. A few dinners have opened with folks talking about their failures. Really talented, accomplished individuals getting honest about places they screwed up, projects that were complete disasters, even relationships that weren’t right.
I’m not sure quitting and failing is something that needs to be hidden. Your story…More...
What if your goal was to experience rejection, to quit?
What if you set out trying to find twenty new ways of getting shot down, of hearing “No, thanks” at least fifteen times in one day?
What if your aim wasn’t to wildly succeed or sell the most product or to get everyone to like you?
What if you turned the graph upside down and thought of creative ways to beat everyone to…More...
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