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Jokers Are Wild

He said several times he works eight jobs

Disney Speakers
Everyone is watching how hard you work or don’t work.

 

He said several times last week he works eight jobs.

None of them are full-time.

The implication is that he’s juggling a lot.

Hard to keep a set schedule.

Harder still to set parameters for healthy habits like sleeping and eating well.

And then there’s me, his travel companion.

i’ve got one job, right?

Lucky.

Speaker.

And a high-priced speaker no less.

Super lucky.

Guessing he figures i don’t have much to worry about with prices so high.

Then it hit me.

i work a bunch of jobs too.

  1. Speaker
  2. Sales
  3. Marketer
  4. Public Relations
  5. Human Resources
  6. Finance
  7. Legal
  8. Corporate culture
  9. Brand Reputation
  10. Content development
  11. Client relations
  12. Recruitment
  13. Hiring
  14. Contractor relations
  15. Security (intellectual property)
  16. Travel logistics
  17. Long range strategy planning

Life’s a beach, ain’t it?

 

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Your blindspot, from an astute observer, is…

Barnes and Noble book store photo
Tryin’.

 

Barnes and Noble book store photo
Interesting title.

 

Barnes and Noble book store photo
Decent context.

 

Barnes and Noble book store photo
Edgy sells. Why? It’s rare, hence valuable.

 

Barnes and Noble book store photo
Edgy, but not quite edgy enough.

 

Barnes and Noble book store photo
How long does it take to come up with a title?

 

Barnes and Noble book store photo

 

Barnes and Noble book store photo
Can you imagine publishing a self-help or personal development book?

 

Barnes and Noble book store photo
There’s a ton of competition.

 

Barnes and Noble book store photo
Some get special, coveted placement.

 

Barnes and Noble book store photo
i promise i didn’t spend a single second looking for Disney books.

 

Your blindspot, from an astute observer, is…

Clarity.

What a gift.

The random opportunity was extraordinary.

 

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Jokers Are Wild

Do we know our blind spots?

 

Do we know our blind spots?

No.

That’s why they’re called blind spots.

This is an older (2007) video and worth a replay.

 

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Jokers Are Wild

Saying a lot with just a few words is challenging (and important)

Protege definition
Next week’s client advertises me as Lee Cockerell’s protege.

 

i rejoice in my failure. It’s a gift, a lesson, and an opportunity to learn – that can be a game changer, if i am receptive (and humble).

Mentors are invaluable because they can warn you of inevitable challenges you will face because they’ve been on the same path as you and know the territory.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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Nearly A Year Now

More Than Halfway

936 Weekends From Birth Until 18th Birthday
936 Weekends From Birth Until 18th Birthday

Ever have something hit you “like a ton of bricks“?

A few years ago, I put 936 beads into a jar, and then placed that jar on my desk at work.

Each week, I take out one bead, acknowledging that another weekend is now history.

The jar is now less than half full from it’s original mark (bottom of pale brown marker).

Each bead represents one weekend in the life of an 18-year old.

Each weekend, then, represents sort of an official opportunity to spend time with that child as they grow to become an 18-year old.

It’s been nearly two months since I had a moment at my desk to think about the jar.

Yesterday, I took seven beads out of the jar.  Those beads can never be used again. They’re gone.