Everything is moving

Nothing has changed!

Despite our earnest efforts to change things for the better, we often find ourselves returning to our more familiar comfort zones.

We ask provocative questions like: “Why!”

Maybe we choose a different path of curiosity and ask : “Why not?” or: “What if . . . ?”

Really?

Must we fix all these things or conditions we perceive to be broken, or shall we open space and let go of our need to control and become witnesses of whatever happens?

Must we always be doing?

How long can you sit with another person(s) without speaking?

Who’s in charge?

why?

why not?

psssst . . . YOU are WAY more powerful than you give yourself credit to be.

We want (and need) you only to be the BEST version of your authentic self whilst here with us.

In my view, that’s enough.

Actually it’s more than enough . . . It’s generous, and we thank you!

Titans vs Bengals

Here we go . . . the speculation runs rampant – DEEP & Prolific

Who will win?

Will the Titans defeat themselves, or will the Bengals hand us an easy win?

Does the 12th man contribute to the win (or loss)?

Derrick Henry – Will he GO . . . or pfffft

I believe we will WIN because the city of Nashville is 100% FOCUSED on winning the SUPERBOWL . . . and we know that what we focus on EXPANDS.

GO TITANS!

Let’s get ready to get ready, but FIRST . . .

. . . we should learn everything there is to learn about this, shouldn’t we?

After all, our goal is to do this thing exceptionally well the FIRST TIME because we desire efficient expediency with ZERO tolerance for ANY deficiencies, absent any flaws.

We MUST practice, practice, practice (as we were taught in grade school) because we know “practice makes PERFECT,” and we strive for consistently masterful execution.

As we are practicing our fastidious ways, we may not be noticing our colleagues/ coworkers who are also doing this thing, BUT (shamefully) very recklessly. These rebels are making a MESS – doing SO many things WRONG. In fact, they seem to have abandoned the book of instructions altogether. We judge these heathens (as we should), because they are dishonoring this sacred process we are “supposed to be doing”.

As we’re shaking our heads at these wayward souls’ ways, we might notice something poignant . . . While these “cheaters” seem to be DOING (Instead getting ready to do) this thing unapologetically, they are ALREADY taking ACTION and are ALREADY reaping rewards in terms of production. Of course what they’re doing isn’t perfect to spec, but it’s marketable.

AND it seems that each time they (imperfectly) perform this process, the quality of the product improves.

In the Army, we called this OJT (On the job training)

So . . . If you’re wanting tangible results, memorizing the process doesn’t create the product . . . DO more DOING and less getting ready to do.

If the job is Lead Generation (The life-blood of EVERY business), Human to human interaction is the crucial MUST DO. Knowledge doesn’t build relationships . . . COMMUNICATION is the necessary DO!

Let Go!

&

Let’s GO!

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A FLASH of Generosity

When people come together to talk about issues and opportunities which are in common, it’s not uncommon for a spontaneous combustion of generosity to occur.

Passion rises as folks realize the space is safe for collaborative dialogue, and the momentum builds.

Possibilities begin to emerge – like popcorn – as the participants begin to let go of their inhibitions/reservations about daring to trust each other. With each new idea and perspective, the blocks of the walls of hesitancy begin to crumble. Trust builds as we engage more and each of us become more willing to be more transparent and emboldened to push the boundaries.

Every new thought builds the excitement as potential, emergent solutions give rise to a now unstoppable force that transforms into ACTION!

“TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves MORE is not just another cliche”

It’s simply what happens when the right people show at the right time in the right place to explore in-common, BURNING issues.

It’s even more juicy when there’s a diversity of people, perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, experiences AND potential for conflict.

When these conditions converge around important issues, and opportunities are present, UNBELIEVABLE – unfathomable things come to fruition.

A veritable EXPLOSION of generous creativity.

flow

I see this happen EVERY time a group opens space.

Open Space Technology ALWAYS works . . .

and

Expect to be surprised!

Yesterday, I had the privilege of opening space with 25 very sharp Real Estate Principal Brokers, and guess what?

IT WORKED!

MAGNIFICENTLY!

Calming slinky traffic

There’s a traffic hack that’s FREE and EASY!

This unique driving technique is seldom used by most average drivers because . . . Well, most drivers are focused on SPEED, and heavy traffic tends to require them to SLOW DOWN – or even STOP – sometimes for long periods of time thereby rendering the impatient drivers apoplectic.

Every morning and every evening, blood pressures rise as the struggle unfolds . . . The universe seems to conspire to thwart a smooth flow of traffic, and all of these drivers play the “HURRY UP – then – WAIT” game like a large slinky. When traffic STOPS, the drivers want, at least, to witness a CRASH ahead to talk about later, and are ROBBED because the stall had nothing to do with a crash . . . instead, the slow down (or stoppage) is caused by inattentive drivers leaving gaps in front of them, and when they realize traffic has opened up, EVERYONE MASHES THEIR ACCELERATORS and RACE to close that gap to bumper to bumper proximity . . . and the cycle begins anew.

Here’s the fun part (for me) . . . ONE driver can make a difference that will disrupt this high tension cycle and modulate the flow with this simple strategy.

YOU could be this person simply by deciding to stop playing the hypertension game.

Leave a gap in front of you of at least the length of a semi with a trailer (4 car lengths).

That is all!

When I do this, there’s almost always a magical transformation that occurs in the traffic pattern. This opens space for the fast movers to weave in and out of the flow, AND . . . other drivers notice and begin to do this distancing also.

It is my belief that this simple traffic hack saves lives both from Crashes and from heart attacks.

Be a life-safer and integrate into your driving habits.

Thank you in advance!

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