Be right back. Last week I had laser eye surgery. The recovery is taking longer than expected. I’ve been advised to avoid screens for 2 weeks. I am taking a short pause from the blog, and will be back at it next week (knock on wood).
Public speaking is a thrill. It’s like snowboarding. But to be a truly great speaker you’ve got to master it, just like snowboarding. You’re not born an incredible orator. It takes training, practice, and the ability to pick yourself up when you fall down.
Busy has become a badge of honor. We reward people who work 80+ hours a week. We reward people who don’t take breaks or time off work. We reward people who forgo sleep. We reward people who say, “I’m busy.” But is being busy productive? Or more importantly, is being busy healthy? I am learning it’s not.
Brands that win, fight. Growing a Sticky Brand takes more than building a strategy and executing it. It’s personal. It’s you versus them. And losing is not an option.
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
I don’t know who said this quote, but it’s stuck with me for several years. There’s so much truth to it.
On Saturday morning I woke up to my phone ringing. In a groggy, incoherent state I got an ear full of news, “Jeremy, Sticky Branding is number one on the Globe and Mail Bestsellers List!”
That woke me up.
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