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Motivation Minute

May 31, 2019

The Simplicity Cycle: The Field Guide to Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse (Dan Ward)

- We tend to be drawn towards complexity, when deep down we yearn for simplicity

- Simplicity is a combination of complexity (features) and “goodness” (functionality)

- True productivity is maximizing the value of...

May 24, 2019

Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service (Ken Blanchard)

- Satisfied customers aren’t enough.  To thrive your business needs raving fans.

- Customers count on your consistency.  After you disappoint them once it’s difficult to rebuild trust.

- Focus on improving just 1%.  Tackle less of the problem,...

May 17, 2019

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Nassim Taleb)

- Antifragile systems improve in the face of chaos

- Efficient systems are at peak capacity and on the verge of collapse

- The barbell strategy (maximizing opposite extremes and avoiding the middle) helps you build an antifragile life


Guest: Mary Miller,...

May 10, 2019

Extreme Ownership: How US Navy Seals Lead and Win (Jocko Willink and Leif Babin)

- Extreme Ownership is taking full responsibility for yourself.

- Learn to lead both down and up the chain.  If you’re boss doesn’t get it, blame yourself first.

- The hardest part of taking responsibility is the hit to your ego.  But...

May 3, 2019

The Greatest Salesman in the World (Og Mandino)

- True wealth is of the heart, not the purse

- Approach each day, each situation, and each person with genuine love in your heart

- Learn to see obstacles as just detours.  Persisting is the key to success.


Guest: Japheth Mast, Founder of Japheth Mast Photo