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09 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

seeing elephants

seeing elephants

If someone wants to see an elephant, they will see an elephant.

Interpretation #1:
When a person wants to do something, they will do it. Determination will make sure they don’t miss that episode of the show they love, the game they want to see or attend the conference they’ve had in their sights. The person has their heart set on seeing an elephant and they will travel, push, move other things around and make a path to the see the elephant.

Interpretation #2:
The world the person was in before had elephants in it. Elephants were part of what was needed for success, so there were lots of elephants and lots of success. In the world they are in today, there are no elephants. Elephants are likely not needed either. However, the person wants to see an elephant in the picture so they will see an elephant in the picture, even if it’s not there.

Interpretation #3:
A person is asked to make a deliberation or give an opinion on something. They made their mind up days/weeks/months ago and no matter what has been presented to them since, their lens on this topic will remain unchanged. It is most often a negative view that is imposed. A beautiful puppy is in front of them, but they only see an elephant.

In each of the interpretations there are elephants. Don’t forget the elephants are there.

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04 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

stupid and dumb

stupid and dumb

Someone far wiser than I once described to me the difference between stupid and dumb.

Dumb people don’t do something because they don’t know what to do or how to do it. They don’t know.

Stupid people know what to do, but they don’t do it.

Dumb people can learn. Good dumb people learn for themselves.

Stupid people either have fear, lack of practice or a belief that they are doing the right thing that prevents them from doing the proper right thing.

I have yet to encounter a single human being who is stupid and doesn’t do the right thing for malicious reasons.

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22 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

theatrical royalty

theatrical royalty

Some people never leave High School. The emotive drama, the eternal complaining, feeling threatened by others in their small world who dare to do something, the generating of noise without any tiny inclination toward solving it. Moan moan moan. He said, she said. Have you heard about…? Several faces, each one dusted off and brought out in front of different people when needed. Sprinkles of white lies for added effect.

In previous notes I have asked you to avoid these people. Run away. Never intentionally become caught up in their attention. What happens if they are already in your face? What should you do?

Surprisingly; it is still illegal to shoot these kind of people (well, all people really). That rules out the most obvious course of action. That said, if you are able to fire someone like this – do it. They will continue to be a disease in your teams forever if they stay.


Give them something to care about. A mission or task that they can turn their negative, destructive gossip tendencies into positive bragging and optimistic conversation.

Do not feed their fires to be even more destructive with their words. Hand them a reason to act in the way they do best to build momentum around your vision.

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01 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

rocktoon – grow

Could not be further from the truth. Well, at least you and I know that’s the case.

Give your people room to breath and a bright, shining light to grow toward.

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20 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments



Other people are great at creating or being a problem. In fact, they’re the best. You see it every day.

What if, hypothetically, you took one of those problems (pick any one) and looked at it as you causing this problem?

Now it’s your fault. What would you do to fix it?

Do that with every problem. In the future you can look back at how much you have fixed.

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