I just completed* Seth Godin’s altMBA four week program. The thing is, I never thought I would get accepted. The voices in my head - that incessant lizard brain - could come up with plenty of reasons why. Even once I did get accepted, there were plenty of reasons they told me as to why I wasn’t qualified. Yet here I am.
Is there a real need? Is the product useful in meeting that need? Will the product last long enough to provide a reasonable return on my investment in it?
If we go in wearing the leadership hat when we really needed to be wearing the managing hat we can end up walking away frustrated, disappointed, or angry (at them or ourselves as leaders).
The difference is often subtle but is muy importante.
What have you been curious about lately? It could be the key to doing your best work...
We must be free from the outcome of our efforts.
Viewing reality as static or linear will neutralize your leadership. Alternatively, manage, reframe, and relish to lead well. PLUS, wisdom from Mike Tyson?
Different combinations of these power phrases layered with copious amounts of listening can create an extremely effective salve that can remedy even the worst wrongs...
The lesson here is in their thoughtfulness and imaginative approach to crafting who they were and who they would become as a company. Imagination and intention laid the foundation for their epic success.
A small sticky note sits on the left side of my computer desktop that says: "Logo & Laptop." The note is a reminder of a guy I met once in the mountains of the Dominican Republic named Mario who built an impressive marketing and creative agency by self-designing a logo, commandeering his brother’s laptop, and going ‘door to door’ looking for work from corporations around the West Indies.