2011 is going to be an awesome year for all of us. Much more awesome than the year 2010. We want to start the new year off with a bang, and end the new year with a much bigger bang. This is the year (2011) that we want to increase our value we deliver. The value we deliver determines our skill level, and our job performance. I'm not talking about the amount of money we get paid for the work we do- although you acknowlege it, and show gratitude for it, I'm talking about…Continue
Added by Don Lee on December 31, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Thank you so much for having us meditate for an hour. You were very wise to have us do this. At first, it was difficult for me to stop my "monkey mind", but I used a combination of transcendental meditation, Silva Method, and Thich Nhat Hanh ("Breathing in, I am breathing in. Breathing out, I smile.") to quell my monkey. I also visualized a monkey meditating, but he just kept jumping up and down like Tarzan's monkey Cheetah. Finally, I visualized my sock monkey. He's…Continue
Added by Ann Tomalavage on December 28, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments
At some point or another, some of us were, or are still stuck doing the same old thing over and over, time and time again.
We knew or still know, that things must change, but when we put ourselves under the gun of change, growth and expansion, all of a sudden some great and very valid reason just pops out of the blue, sending all sorts…Continue
Added by Nelly Youakim on December 28, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments
Hello All - I'm new here (first post) and am delighted to be joining the Think Big revolution. Found Michael serendipitously and had an "a-ha!" moment... perfect. BYS and the Manifesto shipped to me today so excited to be reading those and practicing the principles in the new year.
I'm a business consultant for a F100 NY-based company and look forward to my inner revolution and the outer results!
All the best and happy new year!
Added by Julie Brock on December 27, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments
The following is from Seth Godin's blog today.
Bigger or Smaller?
Every decision we make, every encounter we have... we get a choice.
Are we opening doors or closing them?
It's so tempting to shut people down, to limit the upside, to ostracize, select and demonize. It makes things a lot…Continue
Added by Michael Port on December 27, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments
Wehave our own personal computer at home. Each of different brands and models. But what makes sense in comparing the performance of a computer from one to another? This is what I found when I bump into Speedypc. It helps my computer's performance a lot better than the usual. One common problem I have encounter is how to make spyware away.
Spyware is a kind of malware that gathers details about the…Continue
Added by Maxim Flasher on December 22, 2010 at 2:50am — No Comments
Revenue Model: The Rule of 10
I discovered this sort of by accident. And it's just one idea. It follows the old addage that "if you shoot for the stars, you don't know if you'll make it, but you might end up on the moon". What happened with me is I was working on a new business. I had done some revenue models for it. I figured out that the business could potentially make an awful lot of money if I worked hard at it. Later as I got into it more I realized that those original…Continue
In 2008, Tim Ferriss came out of nowhere with The 4-Hour Workweek and became the bestselling business author of the year with a long run on top of The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
He also made a lot of friends in the process (just one of the many keys to his success). Yours truly included.
Artists are great problem solvers.
Artists are great planners.
Artists are great at analyzing, budgeting and forming strategies.
A good artist can milk water from a stone, and make it look easy.
Artists are trained professionals.
Artists are entrepreneurs.
Every board of directors should have an artist as part of its management team.
Are North American's ready to embrace these facts?
Or are these still highly controversial concepts?
Added by Marie Bohm on December 12, 2010 at 10:27pm — No Comments