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DO

“Fuck you are gonna, GO DO” Gary Vaynerchuk


At some point, Once you see the PRIZE

Put down the books

Stop reading everyones book

and DO

Learn though losing

Let them laugh at you

Let them read

If I told you the #9 start you do will be the ONE how fast would you START DOING?

Once you KNOW

WORK and STOP TALKING ABOUT IT and START DOING  DOING DOING

THIS IS A NOTE TO SELF

TIME FOR BOOKS TO TAKE A BACKSEAT TO ACTION…

COLD CALL, ITERATE, LAUNCH, NETWORK, DO DO DO DO DOOOOOO

and DO

Lets all DO

Thank you @Garyvee Time to stop #Consuming

This SHIT WOKE ME UP

The #Resistance hides in #learning because you will convince yourself you never know enough….need a bit more ….one more #Udemy one more #Kindle one more #seminar

NO- DO, GO DO!

 

Thats it….Time to FUCK UP….See you at the FINISH LINE…GO GET IT!!

Agent Smith

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AKA #Resistance #LizardBrian #FEAR

We Evolve and realize that it isn’t about the Result

Its about Doing the Right Thing(s)

Its about Creating a Culture of Excellence or as Bill Walsh coined “Standard of Performance” because as he and another legend John Wooden said

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

#TrusttheProcess

#Respect it

In the end remember to Remove Emotion to gain greatest clarity

I have spent a lifetime in sales and trust me there is no greater “Bi Polar” rollercoaster than sales…

High of the Highs to Low of the Lows…a Gamblers life…#Dopamine laced

add in todays #Connection society and it can spell a lifetime of Euphoria to Anguish

It doesn’t have to be this way

Remove emotion , Stay even keel in the emotion involved :

Success- Its not about me

Failure- Its not about me

This is NOT a excuse to divert responsibility

NO , I say we need to #OWN our actions

I love the quote “The Buck stops HERE” Pres Harry S. Truman

It always swings back to #SELF

Gaining #SelfAwareness and #Believing IT is KEY

Once you do as #AskGaryvee says

“All chips in on your Strength” Its about this that I believe all BIGTIME success stems from

I am at this point in my personal journey

Agent Smith kicks my door down everyday! Every morning I #Fear , have nervousness, Should I just re insert myself back into the #Matrix

and then I find the strength…To carry on …HOW? #Community #Friends #words from a comment from one of you

I promise I will press on and promise I won’t forget to reach back once I’m out to help some of you FREE THE MATRIX

Have a Great Day

#NEO

What will you offer

Connection Society

People who can :img_1667

Influence your companies growth

Influence your Sales

Companies that could provide rewarding opportunities for you

All a #DM away

The greatest reward will go to the greatest #Hustle #Grind #Work

but lets NOT FORGET one crucial fact:

Deliver #VALUE

Not what YOU perceive as #Value

What “They” see as #Value

Don’t be Arrogant

Don’t be UN Engaged

Offer “Something that they cannot refuse” and

Offer is without a HOOK

Drive #Value and Earn #TRUST

Then , only Then, set the Hook and land the Opprotunity

#Care MORE #peopleMatter

Hope you are seeing this common theme in all I do…Its in my DNA

 

 

The thing about a “Story”

I am a very avid believer in the #BeRemarkable #MatterMore #Mindset however  after my first #altMBA #Collision with the Philadelphia group I was spiraled into a solid day and night of introspection.


in·tro·spec·tion
ˌintrəˈspekSH(ə)n/
noun
the examination or observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes


So the “thing” IS- how do we determine what is truly remarkable and worthy?

I use my world as a example, particularly the “Nutraceutical” marketplace

If we truly search out remarkable what does that look like?

Is the Story that matters a small company created to put good products that ultimately help promote increased health and vitality the remarkable on?

or should it be about more?

should it ultimately be about results?

Is the real Story a paradigm shift if what the consumer expectation and experience “Should be”?

with this election closing in on its end its more obvious to me than ever that what we truly never get is “results that matter”

we get “SPIN”

from the laundry detergent company advertising a new spout ( which has nothing to do with results btw)

To any item category known to man…all position stories and there is more

yes more..see that small batch, niche chocolate companies story used to be remarkable and matter

those are fewer since the Ad men caught on to this trend – I call it the Craft Beer Phenomenon

See these little upstarts used to be bastions of purity at al costs

now many are started to sell , nothing wrong with that from a business strategy standpoint ( actually quite brilliant) but it takes effect from day one on how every aspect is approach weather the founders realize this or not..it matters A LOT!

hear me out- IF you are fixing room by room in your home with intentions of never moving and passing it down you’ll always go a bit deeper , spend a bit more won’t you?

Thats at least how I see it and you may not agree, which I totally respect

back to Nutraceuticals, yes there are many approaches, many pivots on dosing etc etc however one common theme

-creating consumers that adhere to a brand and a regular protocol (i.e. a very Pharma approach)

they all have a end target of creating a “USER” – YOU

Remember one of the best quotes ever and it actually was from Seinfeld

“Jerry, just remember. It’s not a lie… if you believe it…”

George Costanza


So what am I attempting to express?

Ask more, Dig Deeper, really embrace brands who identify with their  WHY, their STORY

whats never said that Ill say is

BECAUSE WE DESERVE IT- YOU DESERVE IT

and as for the Nutraceutical world, landscape

what is remarkable to me?

To me its about finding that Human “Restore Factory Default Settings” button

because we are born without need of much

especially not 50 pills/a day

just a thought!FactoryD.jpg

your MAP, where is your treasure?

A treasure map

at the end is the treasure you desire, whatever that treasure might be

we begin the journey with Integrity, Passion and a true #STORY , your #STORY

terms define the start such as

#Smallbatch

#Local

#Fringe

#Niche

#Purplecow

In the beginning we know and are ultimately aware our #STORY holds value because its for US, our #TRIBE and as Seth Godin perfectly states “People like US do things like THIS”

see in the beginning we have not been “infected”

Infected with “Delusions of Grandeur” we are NOT thinking #QVC #WALMART the #MASS

NOT THAT THERE IS ANYTHING FUNDEMENTALLY WRONG WITH MASS

EXCEPT CATERING TO IT

Ive been around a while

Ive seen Special  STORIES become “NOT SO MUCH”

Ive seen Fame addicts infected with there own marketing

Ive seen a real #STORY become #BULLSHIT

and I ask you all now

WHATS WRONG WITH STAYING SMALL?

STAYING NICHE?

STAYING LIMITED PRODUCTION?

it comes down to the FACT that the brands that stay “Special” remain harder to find but that scarcity makes them even more remarkable

they are the brands we should be seeking, supporting and embracing

Im sorry but I have yet to see #SPECIAL at #SCALE

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Extreme times

romafan

We live in extremes

Sports- our team

Politics- our Party our Candidate

Indulgences of Food, Drink

Polarized towards a absolute in lifestyle

Unwavering

Uncompromising

after all we have to be righteous don’t we

heaven forbid we don’t have it all figured out

heaven forbid we embark on collaboration

but wait,

I would like to state my case for the Balanced life or,


ho·me·o·sta·sis
ˌhōmēəˈstāsəs/
noun
the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.

As a young professional  and also avid Physique athlete I made my home in Extremes…

I will not lie in stating that in the short run extreme approaches – immersion, polarization, work and work well

They lose the midas touch when we seek a full and rewarding life

when it becomes about the WHOLE and not the parts

the Sprint might be for the extreme

but life isn’t a Sprint its a Triathlon, and one on another level of challenging

Balance, understanding, perpetual growth, steady growth gets us there and gets us there fulfilled knowing we lived well

here is to living well

 

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh caught in a bad romance

phlRelationship-the way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other.

Virtuous-having or showing high moral standards.

or

Unethical-lacking moral principles; unwilling to adhere to proper rules of conduct.


Its about time we as professionals do serious examination and accountability towards the “relationships” we have

-Relationships with  partners we do our business with– The companies , corporate or private , enormous or small, the partners we entrust with the keys to our careers, our growth, are they in a Virtuous relationship with us? Are we truly acting in a giving and Virtuous manner with doing all we can to be integral to them when provided with their “keys”? Or are we simply continuing a bad cycle in a “Unethical and Toxic” relationship? Are we the abused? or the abuser? or possibly, as most often a shared hand in bad and unethical practices, not in a malicious manner however still not a relationship thats worthy.

-Relationships with employers –Are we in a relationship with our employers? Is it a environment simply and honestly:

  1. Provides clear goals?
  2. Empower towards growth and learning through ambitious mistakes without fear?
  3. Provide a #Worldview we can deeply embrace and believe in?

-Relationships with employees, the people we are supposed to #Lead and #Inspire and #Empower to be MORE, to achieve, to take chances and make mistakes. ARE WE?

-Relationships with our #TRIBE –Do we know who we best identify with? Have we taken the time and continually take more time to know who our Tribe is, to communicate with them, and develop that network both from a personal and professional perspective?

-Relationships we have with our #STORY- Do we know our own “soundtrack” , our deep down, jump out of our skin with excitement narrative? Our STORY is what makes us so special, every one of us. Do we take the time to be certain the puzzle pieces we currently are holding actually ‘FIT”?

Life moves FAST

we all are guilty of taking way too little time to examine what we do to make certain it quite simply Makes Good Sense.

Relationships

They are all similar to a degree in that they are “virtuous” and moving us towards VIRTUE which to the ancient Stoics was the lifelong ideal

or

They are “unethical” and thus from one side or the other or both a BAD and festering situation moving us away from the ultimate life goal of attaining VIRTUE.

I could do a examination on all levels and spout advice here that I quite honestly am not qualified to give. I am proudly striving towards VIRTUE in my own life in both my personal relationships as well as my career/professional relationships. I seek Progress in incrimental strides of progress daily, fully expecting setbacks along the way.

This however blog post is NOT about all of these.

This was a build up for me of looking at the “ideal” and “Toxic” relationships a brand experiences in todays rapidly changing enviroment and a honest rational approach.

We are in a current market that I truly believe has shifted 180 degrees to favor any truthful brand that actively wishes to engage and embrace its TRIBE.

I believe Brands are still locked into a false #Mindset of fast growth, and allowing these potential partners to essentially become their voice and build their relationship with the Brands potential TRIBE.

#Shameful

Its a Shortcut

See, I believe in what I am Experiencing. I Truly DO

No retail chain, Retail Website, Distribution partner is going to be the “Secret Sauce” thats going to build your brand.

You have to CARE enough

You have to let them KNOW YOU

the real you, the WHY, i.e. your STORY

don’t worry it doesn’t have to be polished and perfect

Thats staged and fake if it is

They simply want you to SHOW UP to LEAD

but do you CARE ENOUGH?

I honestly believe the ZERO to HERO Mindset is so problematic within start ups

I truly have been part of and witnessed a rushed approach destroy what CARE and Time would of potentially molded into something REAL, NEEDED, and EMBRACED

Are you RUSHING

or Is your Brand in old and “Unethical” Toxic relationships? If the latter, say it, speak up!

Most times Brands would be best suited to stop the bad relationships and more robustly be present in the potentially good ones.

comes back always to KIS

K eep

I t

S imple

Fewer Clients- more attention

Fewer Tasks- more dedication

Fewer but MORE

be MORE to LESS

we all need MORE after all don’t we?

 

Know the secret handshake

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#Caremore

#Mattermore

#Beremarkable

All of these hashtags are catchy-YES

But as @thisissethsblog #SethGodin plainly states, Tell your #Story – a #TrueStory vs a #Manipulation aka ( a lie)

#TrueStory is told because it needs to be told.

Not for everyone

For someone, a specific, maybe YOU? Maybe ME? a story that that special someone embraces because it #Matters

a #TrueStory can still have a driving force of creating wealth, revenues however for integrity sake ( NOT as a selling feature), It must have some component of #generosity

It must have a internal worldview that expresses #Empathy- yes

#Empathy does NOT mean to change to stretch the #Story to be everything to everyone

because Thats NOT special

as ZIG Ziglar famously said “Be a meaningful specific and not a wandering generality”

call it whatever you wish, I am all about being a #Meaningfulspecific #Fringe #Purplecow

and then there is the other side, sometimes hard to decipher

The #manipulator

sometimes these companies or individuals  with HIDE and use a properly funded marketing #Manipulation to appeal to a specific #Tribe

sometimes it is dynamic

sometimes

Often times not truly #Caring means you aren’t one of the #Tribe and remember the secret  club saying “People like US do things like THIS” but they don’t know that ( or the secret handshake)

so they are eventually ( and rightfully ) Exposed…Shameful

see our #Tribes do not mind you being #Pro

we don’t mind you being in it for the money

as long as you are not manipulating us with a buffet of lies

thats where they get it all wrong

thats where the con is up!

For you with your head spinning right now wondering, What do I do when it comes to seeking a great opportunity, a great company to put your skills to the test, how do you not find yourself manipulated?

Best answer I can give is interview your potential new suitor

ask them “WHY”, WHY do you exist as a company? Why should someone care? What is your STORY?

and after asking these questions hopefully your answer will be clear

#MatterMORE