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Motivation Minute

Jun 29, 2018

Failing Forward (John Maxwell)

  • The difference between average people and achievers is how they perceive and respond to failure
  • Failure isn’t so bad if it doesn’t attack the heart.  Success is all right if it doesn’t go to the head
  • Failure is temporary.  What makes the long-term difference is how quickly we bounce...

Jun 22, 2018

12 Rules for Life (Jordan Peterson)

Our Top 3 Rules

  • Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world
  • Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today
  • Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)

Jun 15, 2018

Back of the Napkin (Dan Roam)

  • Visual thinking enables you to focus on making the complex understandable
  • Use the right tool for the question.  e.g. for who/what a portrait, for when a timeline, etc.
  • The SQVID model enables you to tailor a visual message to your audience


Guest: Ted Harro

  • Founder of Noonday Ventures

Jun 8, 2018

Four Seconds (Peter Bregman)

  • Four seconds is all it takes to stop, assess the situation, and act strategically moving forward
  • Taking a few moments to reevaluate expectations can improve dynamics around you
  • In conflict resist the temptation to become defensive.  Ask a clarifying...

Jun 1, 2018

Predictably Irrational (Dan Ariely)

  • The most common way we think irrationally is making relative vs. quantitative comparisons
  • Free items give us an irrational sense of excitement, since there is no risk of a poor decision
  • We tend to make the same irrational decisions repeatedly.  Finding the pattern can help us break...