Tag: #Flow

The Long game and feeling overwhelmed

Doing work that matters actually does matter

In fact, getting really specific about the change we seek to make is vital

With getting really specific comes the resolve and accompanying anxiety of choosing one path

It requires a trust in the process however trusting the process requires that there is a process

That we don’t just take on the dilution all approach that it will simply happen

It requires that we stay ever mindful

It requires a focus

It requires that we hold ourself and our team accountable to DO THE WORK

Understanding that the long game is won day by day, drip by drip

What is executable is all that matters

Focusing on the goal means not getting stressed and taking a shortcut

It means that it’s never about a all at once, storm the shores approach

Instead, it’s always about shifting culture

Day by day, drip by drip, engage, care, listen, repeat

Before we get excited it’s essential to script the first quarter so to speak of our 90 minutes

To start our 90 minutes in zone coverage before we see what the opposition brings to the pitch

The script- simple- executable- drip by drip

A framework

Becoming a unit of execution

Because after all it’s very rarely if ever a sprint

It’s a race and having the endurance matters when we hit those walls and hit them we will

So let’s start with Them

Let’s start why the Change we seek to make

Let’s look at the vehicles and nuances within them

Let’s show respect for those platforms

Let’s illustrate a worthiness of trust

Let’s not look rushed

Day by day

The long game

Now pick- what is the change You seek to make- go make a Ruckus 😊

a game in perception

I woke to a beautiful spring morning

But it prompted a reflection that has been in my brain since I was a young boy

The quote is “perception is reality ”

But are we looking through similar lenses?

What if what I call green differs from what you call green?

What if we are not really all that connected?

What if left to me and left to you in reality are completely different

What if we see only fixed to our perceptions

What if we hear only fixed to our understandings

What if what we hold as reality is only perception?

I know it’s exaggerated but doesn’t this illustrate what we need to realize when we do this work we set out to do?

When we seek to truly empathize would it be best to go to edges and then settle back to reality

I don’t know but what would you do , say and how would you act if the assumed could no longer be assumed?

2018 Paradox

Lets start with the definition of paradox:

par·a·dox
ˈperəˌdäks/Submit
noun
a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
“in a paradox, he has discovered that stepping back from his job has increased the rewards he gleans from it”
synonyms: contradiction, contradiction in terms, self-contradiction, inconsistency, incongruity


In business and within brands there seems to be a chasm presently, maybe a space between the old Industrial and the new connection. Within this is the opportunity to become a Linchpin, a Anomaly.

  1. Leadership vs Management- No-one is inspired to be managed, boxed in, watched and told what to do. For years the industrial economy taught us that their was safety and security in being managed- but that really never was. it made us a COG, a number, a easily replaced one at that. sure when I speak with a retail chain manager a a big supplement retailer who has dismal sales and ask what can his store do, contribute and stand out to his community he assures me that any attempt to stand out is and has been squashed by ‘corporate” – yes this is industrial machine at its managerial best! The worst and a reminder of exactly why mattering more, taking risks really isn’t that risky at all!

Leadership- Thats where we all win! We strive to make a impact. We encourage people to be special snowflakes because we all are. We take a team of workers and empower them each as individual snowflakes. We strive to develop a culture within our walls. It in my humble opinion is where I see so many good intentioned get it so wrong.

Invest in making your greatest assets happy – your TEAM, then create a environment where each one contributes something that empowers them, builds their personal brand and thus making a super culture where the company benefits and ultimately creates a Tribes of totally loyal fans

This is why dysfunctional unfunded startups beat highly funded corporations- In the early stages the dysfunctional startups have one huge advantage – connection/ realness and care

So create your own content

encourage constant iteration

encourage FUN

LEAD

Testisfy……

I seek to help the passionate, caring and invested people and companies find the people they seek to serve and realize that their power in this connection economy is NOT in quantity of connections but rather in the Quality found within generous connection and that is at best a deep emotional exchange.

I seek to help them see that it is a absolute privilege to earn the trust and attention of someone and with that , in every action, every single action we should never take this lighyly.

That when THEY, say in their actions “I trust you” , we must embrace that and say thank you , we wont let you down.

The goal is understanding this and helping others seeking to create a change to understand this also.

Change for the better

Embracing the tension that will come along with going against the status quo
Knowing that this might fail and thats ok
because the status quo is broken and many need someone to lead, so why not I?
So here is to Change
Here is to embracing tension and waltzing with that old friend the lizard.
after all, we know he will always be there so might as well teach him some steps!
Ruckus ON y’all!

Whatever it takes

Today
I call on inspiration from recently deceased Icon Rich Piana
5% is a attitude
5% is a way of life
5% is Not Ubiquitous
5% is really important to it’s INTENDED
5% HAS THE GUTS TO EXCLUDE THE MANY

LET ME SAY

ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR SIGHTS ON
ANYTHING THAT IS WORTHY OF YOUR EFFORT
IS WORTH ALL OF YOUR EFFORT AND THEN MORE

GUESS WHAT???

THAT MEANS NO SAFETY NET
THAT MEANS RISK
THAT MEANS THIS MIGHT NOT WORK
THAT MEANS THEY MAY LAUGH AT YOU
THAT MEANS YOU NEED TO BE REALLY SPECIFIC

IN THE END WHO WANTS TO BE NORMAL?

I NEVER HAVE
I HOPE I NEVER WILL

GOD BLESS YOU RICH P.
FORZA 5%
Not the brand

THE MINDSET

Enroll together

en·roll·ment inˈrōlmənt,enˈrōlmənt/

noun the action of enrolling or being enrolled.”

What is it that you really wish to stand for? To be defined by? What drives you?

Now within those answers WHO? ( time to get really specific , really granular)

When you get this far it should Inspire you- does it?

There isn’t a wrong answer except the answers you’ve been giving

Possibly to fit in?

Possibly to shift focus from our self?

Possibly because we’ve been brought to believe fitting in is Safe?

It isn’t

Honestly never was

Average PRODUCTS

For

Average PEOPLE

i.e. MASS isn’t so warm and fuzzy anymore

So let’s all circle back together and complete this in the comments

I will join you

Lets percolate on it

And always remember that it’s about the SMALLEST AUDIENCE – START THERE

if it’s media

Then you maybe do not have a sound and video studio

Hmmm

So FaceTime someone on your topic

Or

Zoom room 2 people

Or Skype

See where I’m going,?

Let’s start daily ACTION

Let’s jump in!

Boom let’s go go go

I cannot wait to reply to the awesomeness I’m certain I will be in awe of.

Certain Ramblings

Some statements are certain
Certain statements or Facts

-Your brand isn't a list of features and benefits
-Your brand isn't guaranteed placement
-Your brand isn't guaranteed our trust or loyalty
-You are not welcomed to spam me
-If I do not trust you I don't care what you cost monetarily because the true cost is what will I tell my friends ( Tribe) and what will I tell my boss
-Marketing is about taking frequent calculated shots
-Marketing is ideally a one on one , eye to eye relationship- scaled
-Only scale to where you are still in the conversation actively
-Show empathy because it matters to you Not because it's the word of the hour.
-Generosity matters most when it's done in privacy
-Caring always matters
-If you don't take time to daydream you are limiting yourself considerably
-Always ask What if? Why not? How can we?
-Habit destroys many , be the car that swings a UTurn, turns off that side road, after all it's the journey isn't it?

Ok good luck everyone

Just some ramblings I thought I'd share

the Silence is Golden

Simplicity + Execution

Willingness to iterate in the moment

all the while making certain I provide my due diligence and always asking first, “Am I iterating for success or to make the path easier?”

Over the next 8 weeks I will be silently journaling each day in my quest , for mind & body,

a simple, real approach the forging a IRON  Will and Body

For me it will revolve around increasing Focus and Clarity , Personally and Professionally

For me it will also revolve around developing a Show & Go Physicality

This journey will become a Free E-book with some collaborative components

the announcement will be mid April with enrollment www.Myotropicinnovations.com

there will be no mandatory purchases, just real information

the PRO

What does it mean to be a PRO?

the PRO is a Practitioner of his/her craft

the PRO understands that success or failure day to day is not ultimately controlled

the PRO understands that they can only Show Up Everyday and do good work

the PRO doesn’t fall in line with the kool aide drinking crowd

the PRO is not afraid to fail

the PRO starts often

the PRO doesn’t need your praise

the PRO knows their value

the PRO seeks “Hell Yeah” opportunities

oh, and the PRO gets paid

in this modern era the PRO must remind him/her self that they do not need to prove themselves for free

they are a PRO, they show up and #work

read the “Signs”

we are bombarded with noise

we are connected 24/7/365

heaven forbid the call goes to voicemail

we tremble like a addict at the possibility of new emails to “refresh”

we Snap

we “check in”

we text

we enable notifications

its a wonder we “Create” at all

honestly it is a prison

maybe some can handle the overload

many cannot

I cannot

Unplug, talk Less, check email daily (as in 1 -2xday),turn Off notifications, send calls to voicemail

get OUTSIDE MY HEAD

CREATE

DO

MAKE SOMETHING THAT MATTERS

for me and many others its the step that needs to occur

the #Matrix was not a movie, it is a Documentary…