January 30, 2014

Main points of "The Innovator's DNA"

I don't normally consider myself to be an innovator, that usually takes a special kind of energy that I just can't always tap into. I do have my moments, brief and sporadic, of brilliance - and I owe much of that to what I learned reading The Innovator's DNA by Jeff Dyer, Hall Gregersen, and Clayton Christensen.

January 27, 2014

January 21, 2014

Attitude is the Difference Maker!

Your Attitude:
- Cannot substitute for competence
- Cannot substitute for experience
- Cannot substitute for personal growth
- Cannot change the facts
- Will not automatically stay good
+ Makes a difference in your approach to life
+ Makes a difference in your relationships
+ Makes a difference in how you face challenges

January 13, 2014

Ten Choices You Will Regret in Ten Years

Regrets are, for the most part, unavoidable. We all make choices that we will later regret. Here are Ten Choices which you will regret Ten Years down the road, if you don't avoid them:
  1. Wearing a mask to impress others.
  2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you.
  3. Keeping negative company.
  4. Being selfish and egotistical.
  5. Avoiding change and growth.
  6. Giving up when the going gets tough.
  7. Trying to micro-manage every little thing.
  8. Settling for less than you deserve.
  9. Endlessly waiting for tomorrow.
  10. Being lazy and wishy-washy.

January 6, 2014

Be On-Guard with Your Thinking

Be on-guard with your thinking:
  • Your thoughts determine your character.
  • Be careful of your thoughts - they may break into words at any time.
  • Don't waste your thoughts on those who do not hunger for them.
  • The first person you lead is you, and the first organ you master is your mind.
  • Discipline your thoughts to remain steadfast in what you know is right.