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.
“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.
A personal brand is not a corporate brand. The brand building process is different. The outcomes are different. The goals are different. And this all stems from one simple reason: you can’t compress a career and a personality into a nice shiny box.
There’s almost no point setting New Year’s Resolutions, because the chances that you will achieve any of your resolutions are slim to none.
In 2007 the University of Bristol conducted a study on 3,000 people to see how many achieve their New Year’s resolutions. The result: not very many. Eighty-eight percent of people failed to achieve their resolutions. Even though they set their resolutions with the best of intentions, they didn’t attain them.
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There are amazing people in your life and business, but in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it’s easy to lose sight of the great work they do. Over the next week try a little exercise. See how many times you can say “thank you.” Make it a challenge.