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The other side of fear

” Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair   Fear is a signal that you are venturing into new territory, taking a chance, moving out of your comfort zone. Working through the fear is the only way to get to the ‘other side’. Fear is the unnamed barrier […]

Eccentrics color outside the lines and use all the colors!

Visionary entrepreneurs and innovators [eccentrics] see possibilities and patterns that few others do. Highly intelligent, intuitive and sensitive to sensory input, they collect data and store it without always being conscious of it. New information is then connected to the stored data to form a picture that develops over time. The tendency to ‘think out […]

The way to get started…

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”            - Walt Disney  Q: What most differentiates an entrepreneur from other bright, innovative people? A: The drive to put ideas into action without undue hesitation or over-analysis. This doesn’t mean they don’t gather and analyze info or strategize […]

Do not fear to be eccentric

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell While blind faith in our intuition is risky, it’s a far greater risk to listen to the opinions of the great majority of advisers, who have been trained to look for the downside. They collect stories […]

Clear sailing to reach your goals . . .

90% of Success is Consistent Execution Think of your goals as the destination –  which is over the horizon and out of your direct line of vision. Think of your action plan as the map you use to continuously ‘tack’ and course-correct to reach your destination. You wouldn’t think of embarking on a journey into […]

12 Simple Steps to Kill Innovation

    1. Hire innovative talent 2. Expect innovators to fit into rigid rules about cultural norms 3.  Allow gossip about small perceived differences to run rampant 4. Listen to people who demonize the innovator for not fitting into the mold 5. Become annoyed that the innovator can’t seem to confirm 6. Place more emphasis […]