Tag: #leadership

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

When their is no wrong answer

Society tells me what success “looks like”

Society tells me how a successful entrepreneur dresses

Society tells me how a successful entrepreneur lives

what he drives

what occupies his free time and pursuits

The internal narrative that is our true DNA is in a lifelong struggle

the battle between what our self wants and what it believes we need

many many times these do not sync

For me , a wide eyed dreamer this has become very obvious

Obvious in setting goals, in what my laser focus is locked in on

for me it is not about material items, possessions

for me it is about Freedom, Experiences, Passion

the problem is that does not always fit the hole of what is reality

So what to do? Soldier on? Hustle? well to Hustle for something that does not contain the potential to dyanmicaly bring me closer to DREAMS is futile isn’t it?

Wow , this is exploding in my mind! Its NOT about jockeying another owners horse to victory

Thats NOT LIFE CHANGING

How many owners can I watch  ruin a tremendous  opportunity?

A business is the creators own Oasis, a Utopia, where all the rules are based upon what I Matters most to the creator. Period.

The business can be spectacularly Small yet incredibly large

I am different I guess however I love the nimbleness of the small, being able to make decisions without a week of worthless meetings, calls arguments

I love personal connection, with all partners on the journey, such a deep connection that leaves a virtual “fingerprint” on everything I do

Just because the connectivity of 2017 can allow us to reach the entire world does not mean we need to matter to the entire world.

not only that it is impossible to appeal to everyone and still be absolutely important as air to “someone”

I believe deeply in what artist Kevin Kelly explained in his blog post that started my stepping out of the Matrix

1,000 True fans

I also cling dearly to Derek Sivers manifesto blog post regarding “Opportunity”

Hell Yeah or NO

I am proud to be part of a community through Seth Godins #AltMBA that truly empowers leaning forward always or as we term it to #SHIP to push past #lizardbrain #theResistance

Nothing Wrong with having standards

so where does that leave me at 45 years young and more motivated than ever?

 

What is Utopia?

Utopia for me is doing work that matters

All things equal my Goals are to afford the ability for my Wife to be able to not work

for us to be able to complete the dreams we have for our happy home,

for my wife to pursue her passions

for me?

to call the shots on my brand that is in everything we do dedicated to someone,

to own a property in the city that houses my personal passion

Cafe Firenze, a place where walking through the threshold transport one to my citta i adore, true #GustoItaliano

my office , a cherry wood booth in the back corner, dimly lit, beautiful yet simplistic.

Utopia is having a business that performs without me.

I am unessential to daily operations

Utopia is traveling with my family back to Italia twice per year

Utopia is clarity to be #selfaware of who exactly I am

not to kid myself

not to be insecure in my shortcomings either

to embrace them,

and to also push all 100% in on my strengths, passionately, tenaciously, lovingly everyday

1>o  and to remember the fact that makes the elderly seem wise

that it is always our #Legacy that matters not the currency

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Manifesto

I have been in this sort of “Holding pattern” regarding the #Work I really am passionate about doing. I believe partly because its new and I fear looking stupid. I also believe it is due to the #Resistance #Lizardbrain attacking.

I remind myself daily that there is no “Right way” or “Wrong way” ONLY MY WAY to create my #Utopia Company.

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As Derek Sivers wrote

“When you make a business, you get to make a little universe where you control all the laws.”


Below I am reposting a Blog entry that describes the vision I have. I will print it out today. I will edit, iterate, and I swear to all I will #DO

#MOREMOREMORE Its Time I #ACT and #DO what I know needs to be done….The microphone is collecting dust…Time to #Matter

 


What is it for?

#Hateraide oh so good

faith
noun
complete trust or confidence in someone or something


The greatest attribute possibly

the supporting cast is

-Self awareness

-Being a Practicioner to your craft

Start with a realistic understanding and acceptance of

My Goals

My Strengths and Passions

My weaknesses

From this point is where FAITH matters!

Once we understand WHO we are

Once we understand WHAT we seek

Once we develop a Tenacity to #DO then  we need to BELIEVE , aka have FAITH

ALL CHIPS IN!

Doubt will surely we a frequent visitor

Doubt will come delivered by those we love

Doubt is what we MUST DISMISS

Doubt can only be defeated through a firm “understanding” and “Accepting” WHO WE ARE and WHAT WE WANT

Be ready for the Haters, The doubters and generally all who do not #DO

Its far easier to sabotage for them than to actually #WORK

Guess what- Make that your FUEL

HATORAIDE…..Fuel of the #sivers1LINCHPIN

 

Does connection draw us closer

We have never in the history of mankind possesed such ability to connect to every single place on the planet.

Growing up in the 1980s this would have been laughed at by the majority

and we have it in our hands, on a hand held computer, the smartphone

Intelligence is a swipe or click away at any second through #Google , #Wikipedia and many more

So much Positive and Great things about living in the modern age

shameful that we are forced to view the 2% Bad by media of all forms

Opportunity like Never before

Amazing Beautiful times we live in…


With all this good opens the doors to the scammer…the manipulator

In what I do, Brand Direction, Strategic development I LIVE/LOVE on the razors edge of #Passion…I get it, Im a total #Anomaly and thats totally perfect FOR ME…but what I want to describe are to polar opposites that are I see in the space I occupy and leave feedback to you…

(Given a Promising opportunity not 100% in their skill set)

  1. The #Practitioner: Says YES (Always to great Opportunity ) Learns , Studies, Pushes boundaries to Master the craft- Yes to become a #Practicioner

This is a #linchpin a Risk Taker and a rare find

2. The #Jobber: Says YES ( looking to mystify as long as possibly) Meetings that go no place, creating busy work for everyone to create a illusion of work. As George Costanza famous did in the Seinfeld episode with “The Penskie File”.

This is a leech and by no means a PRO at anything but creating a theatrical illusion 

Unfortunately brands should blame no-one but themselves. 

Why? Because usually I find companies to be Exactly where they deserve to be

Why? Because they want shortcuts, Why? Because they want to live a 9-5 work life, Why? Because they think social media is ok to automate, That they don’t need to have a Direct Relationship of Gratitude to the people who literally keep their lights on! UGH!

They often ACT like they “get It” BUT 99.9% they DO NOT

The moment they get the #Jobber “pitch” the BUY! 

YOU CANNOT FAKE CARING FOR LONG, 

YOU WILL BE FOUND OUT….

 

SO CARE …and if the Story you are being “Pitched” seems too good, too everything to everyone It probably IS

sleezy

Ice….

img_0607“Don’t demand that things happen as you wish, but wish that they happen as they do happen, and you will go on well” Epictetus


This passage from Epictetus;  to our inner narrative,

I feel the need to reinforce this in myself and open this thought to each of you as well

events happen…period…

results happen…period…

favorable or not so favorable…they happen…period

the only constant within my (and everyones) control is TO SHOW UP EVERYDAY AND DO THE WORK

 

it is a beautiful thing..

So today, look at the thing you do, 

So today when you land a big sale..be happy but then reflect, It wasn’t because of me

So today when you don’t land a big sale…be content because its not because of me

So today either way minimize the reactions, because you are a Practitioner and the #work is always consistent…You are consistent…Ice in your veins…CLOSER..

Why I LOVE the edge

The “thing” about what they leave out

the things they avoid telling us

they say things to uplift

they say things to mislead

they live on building false hopes

false hopes that crumble when tested

They tell you you can eat whatever you want and still attain your target body

Not True

They tell you that you can undue years of neglecting your health with a couple capsules

Not True

They tell you a $9.99 juice a day can replace developing a taste for wholesome foods

Not True

They tell you a Organic seal on a fruit from South America means more nutrition inside that that local farms “un certified” fruit

Not True

 

Always telling you what they think will get a short term approval, sale, endorsement, vote

and Unfortunately they leave out the piece, the thing, the magic …WORK…..EFFORT…EXECUTION….INTENSITY…

There is a great way I can personally explain this

In training I have always been a disciple of the Arthur Jones High Intensity school of bodybuilding

The sexy parts you see in magazines, HIT Training- massive muscles in minutes, one set to “Failure”, train for muscle in 30 minutes or less

WOW, 1 set to “failure”

So appealing, since the average person REALLY has a grip on what this entails…They do NOT

What it means, What it looks like, I will video the way it looks

Effort, Intensity, the juicy bits they purposely leave out

Its found in a bucket your puking in because you cannot breathe another breath

Its found in literally not being able to even more that bar another inch

its where the Juicy Bits are

In training

In life

In it all

they leave out what most always Trumps talent- WORK, EXECUTION, TENACITY its nice to talk MED (minimum effective dose)

BUT that only matters once you set the standard of EFFORT

Then its a Force Multiplier

Then is lightning  #mecca1BOOM!

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