Posts Tagged ‘destiny’
In my high school football locker room, our coach had a big sign on the wall: “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” He preached the gospel of not quitting, and it took years before I realized he was full of it. The truth is, there’s plenty of times to quit, and sometimes, quitting is the best thing you can do. We often get caught in bad situations, or organizations that won’t change, or losing teams. In those cases, quitting can often be the Read the full article »
Childhood is about creativity, and the more young people encounter new experiences, the better off they’ll be as adults. But on the other hand, every parent fears for a child who gets lost in the options, and simply ambles through life with no direction or purpose. Someone similar to what Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright David Mamet wrote: “Who does not know the thirty-year-old described by his parents as ‘still searching for himself’? By forty, this person is, by his parents, generally not described at all, for to do so would be either to skirt or to employ the term ‘bum.’” A great life doesn’t happen by Read the full article »
In college, I had a friend named Carl, who came to the same film and media classes I attended. We were friends and had the same goals – to work in the entertainment and media business. While we were in college we both had different jobs, and during that time Carl worked in a furniture store. When we graduated, I started packing to pursue my purpose, but Carl got a nice offer from the owner of the furniture store. So he decided he’d Read the full article »
The Washington Post newspaper has named One Big Thing to it’s list of top five business books of 2012. This is on the heels of being named to the top 10 business books in Austria. It’s great when the business community sees the impact of a book that helps people discover their purpose. Have you discovered yours? Order your copy today of the book, audio book, or digital download, and in 2013 turn around your career and your life! Read the full article »
On a recent trip to London, I was reminded of one thing: Electrical multi-plugs don’t work. You know the kind: the all-in-one plugs that have all the electrical adapters from countries around the world. One big block, and different plugs spring out for different countries. Like most things, they work in the store, but in the field, they break down pretty easily. That’s a lesson in most “multi” things: Read the full article »
The highest levels of performance in sports, the workplace, school, or the nonprofit world, never happen without trade-offs and sacrifice. The extra hour an Olympic athletic spends training is an hour less he or she can spend with their family. The extra effort it takes to win that major client project means chipping away at your personal life. For most people, the illusive idea of work/life balance is an illusive ideal, because in reality, it’s one of the most difficult goals you can achieve. That’s why I moved from Read the full article »
If you’re a frustrated job hunter – or know someone who is – then forward this column I wrote recently for Fox News. It’s titled: Stop Looking for a Job and Start Looking for Your One Big Thing. From the response it’s getting, it’s changing a lot of people’s thinking about how to position themselves for the next stage in their career.
Ryan Mathews and Watts Wacker, authors of “What’s Your Story? Storytelling to Move Markets, Audiences, People, and Brands” made a remarkable statement: “Lose the audience, and it really doesn’t matter how great your story is.” In a cluttered and distracted world, it doesn’t matter how great your idea is—because if no one’s listening, you’ve failed.
It doesn’t matter that you have a brilliant strategy to solve your company’s problems, because no one has the time to look at it or hear your plan.
It doesn’t matter than you’re producing the next Hollywood blockbuster, because you can’t get Read the full article »
I had the opportunity to discuss my new book “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do” on a new MSNBC show called “The Cycle.” Great questions, and a terrific set of hosts. Here’s a video clip of the interview. The question is – just like these hosts did, how could you apply this conversation to your life and career?