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Dreamers

A dreamer who can get others to pursue their dreams as well, can be the ultimate leader.

Some people think big, others can get other people to think big and follow their dreams. Those people can be scary but scary can be a good thing sometimes.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

If you say something

If you say something that doesn’t make it true.

If you shout something that still doesn’t make it true.

If you post it online, still nothing changes.

These days, it seems the more someone shouts, the more people listen and that is a shame because there are quiet people out there who actually deal in facts and not hyperbole.

Just something to think about.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Different Metrics

When different people are using different metrics for the same event, confusion ensues.

To give a simple example if someone hires a personal trainer to help them lose weight and 2 months later the trainer announces they have been successful because the person body mass index is much better, the person might be a bit upset since their emphasis wasn’t on BMI but rather was on losing weight.

In business, when one person is judging based on “style points” and another is judging based on results, differences will cause problems.

It’s important to make sure people are using similar metrics to evaluate a project.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Interpretations

Having access to data is valuable.

Knowing how to interpret said data is invaluable.

Not having data results in a loss of value.

Misinterpreting data can be disastrous.

Focusing on the data is important but people really need to focus more on the interpretations.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Making special boring

You try something new and you really like it. A few months later you try it again and you like it even more. You figure if something is good occasionally it would be great all the time.

The problem is that things that are good occasionally might be too much if done frequently.

Keeping things special can make it better then just turning it into an every day event.

Just something to think about.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Problems

If a certain mindset created problems we can’t expect the same mindset to solve those problems.

Change the mindset and solve the problem.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Reword the problem

When you have a problem solving a problem, consider rewording the problem.

It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when you simply reword a problem and can see it from a slightly different perspective.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Over Deliver

If people expect X and you deliver 2X, they will be overjoyed.

The problem is when we intentionally under promise so that we can over deliver. I realize that many people preach to do exactly that but the problem is, if you under promise too much, your customers wont stay around to see you over deliver.

Promise what is expected and then find a way to surpass that and everyone wins.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Outside influences

We are affected by outside influences every day.

If your next door neighbor keeps their yard in complete disarray, people will look at their yard and associate it, somewhat, with you.

If the parking attendant treats your customers poorly, even if he doesn’t work for you, people will judge you negatively.

If the homeless person outside your store, is screaming at your customers, your customers will remember that when deciding whether to return or not.

It’s not always fair but we are affected by outside influences all the time. While we can’t always change those influences, we can work to counter them, if we are aware.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Fit

Sometimes a good person and a good job are a bad fit. The person might have some strong skill sets and a good attitude and work ethic but for whatever reason it’s not a good fit.

Too often, when there is a bad fit, the employee ends up leaving the company (either their choice or the companies choice). This is a loss for all because there might be a better fit within the company that would benefit all concerned.

Sometimes we should be looking at the fit and not just the results.

Have a great day!

Lawrence