I’ve talked about this principle before but I love how I can expand on the topic a bit via my vlog:
What is celebrated is repeated.
Simple, profound, and very, very useful. It can be grossly and liberally applied in all of our lives for some very positive outcomes. Doesn’t have to be just personal either as I explain in the vlog:
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I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, the art and science of charisma. Or, even the anatomy perhaps:
Charisma, though, has two halves. It’s a relationship between the person who possesses it and the people who respond to it. It’s only when the spark meets the kindling that a flame can ignite. A charismatic speaking to a mirror is not particularly exciting. Put one in front of a crowd, however, and you’re in for a show.
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As I am wont to do, I will expand a bit on yesterday’s vlog in which I shared a few thoughts and my foundational strategy when it comes to starting a new project.
Here you go (and then continue to read) below:
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I created this somewhat terrible graph / drawing the other day for a vlog titled “continuity” which is really about learning how to be our authentic selves, regardless of the platform or medium, regardless of whether it’s online and offline.
I think this is hard for a number of obvious and not-so-obvious reasons but it’s been on my mind quite a bit since I started my video project almost 100 days ago.
You can see the graph here:
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I gave this some thought yesterday as I found myself answering, once again, a question that I’ve answered many, many, many, times:
I want to become a software engineer… where do I start?
What’s nice is that my canonical answer can be applied to any career change… so, here it is:
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I’m still working through Tools of Titans which has been, pun-intended, a fairly titanic undertaking in its own right.
What’s difficult is the pacing – I have purposely allowed myself to read only one chapter a day because the density of information and the required time to actually digest the material is serious.
In fact, if I’m to be honest, you could take a few of these chapters and think about it for a week (if not more) and you’d be good to go.
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You know it, I know it. Many of us lived through this:
And consumers never had to leave home to get the book they wanted. Amazon, knowing this, eviscerated the business.
Completely and utter disruption, in the truest sense and form. The Hollywood that we know (and love) is going to either evolve or die.
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There’s a free course on storytelling via Pixar on Khan Academy. I mean, is there really anything else to say?
I’m signed up and can’t wait for the second series of classes around Character.
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I shared this via the vlog and I wanted to capture it here and expand on it a big via the written (digital) word and give you a breakdown of the differences between a coach and a mentor and how I engage with both.
On the back-half of yesterday’s vlog I talked about how crucial it is that you have a coach (or coaches) and a mentor (or mentors) in your life:
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Most of us (and I really do mean most) have no right and no business being managers. We have no right and no business being leaders, at scale.
Most of us can barely put two socks of the same color on in the morning; and then we head to the office and are expected (and expect of ourselves) that we’re going to be able to deftly lead other people’s lives.
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