Book 6. Day 3: Outstanding!

How fast is your organization?

Little waiting around for approval, few meetings, and even fewer “committee decisions.”

Outstanding organizations have a tremendous sense of urgency.

Today’s episode of Daily Burst of Inspiration reading “Outstanding! 47 Ways to make your organization exceptional ” by John G. Miller

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Have a great day my friend!

Wisdom

I am young and stupid.

I still consider myself young, and stupid. 

Am I smarter now than I was ten years ago? Definitely yes!
Will I be smarter in five years from now? God willing, yes!

So, comparing to in 5 or 10 or 20 years, I am still young and stupid. 

That realization is liberating. It takes away the pressure and seriousness of thinking of the place where we really should be.

You are exactly where you are supposed to be at this point in your life.

Today, work on becoming a little better.
Tomorrow, work on becoming even better. 
Little by little you will look back and see how you have grown.

There is no point in looking back and saying
I should’ve.
I could’ve.
I would’ve.

Like my friend Elliot always says, “Don’t ‘should’ all over yourself”!

Make it a great weekend, my friend!

What will you do today to make you a better person than yesterday?

Book 6. Day 2: Outstanding!

“Can any of us afford to be fired by our customers?”

John wrote this book because “people fire organizations”

BUT they don’t fire OUTSTANDING ones…

Today’s episode of Daily Burst of Inspiration reading “Outstanding! 47 Ways to make your organization exceptional ” by John G. Miller

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Have a great day my friend!

No news is good news

Have you listened to the news lately?

I was just talking with a friend. He was all worked up and a nervous wreck. “The sky is falling, the world is coming to an end. The stocks are falling and Covid isn’t yet coming to an end!” 

This is a result of listening to the news. 

Did you know that the ratio of negative news versus positive news broadcasted is an astounding 13:1 ?! 

That is 13 NEGATIVE news to each 1 positive news!

Of course if we listen to or watch the news we are overloaded with negative news! That is why my friend was so nervous! 

At The Mint Capital we have a voluntary program called “No News Is Good News”, where 12 loan officers avoid listening to the news for 30 consecutive days. They are now repeating another round of 30 days!

It’s a real game changer. The world becomes a more normal place to live in. Life becomes simpler. Even Covid seems to be on the mend.

Try it and let me know how it goes!

Can you imagine life without radio or TV?

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Book 6. Day 1: Outstanding!

Do people fire companies?

“I fired an airline I’ve flown for years, not because they left me stranded BUT also the attitude and actions of the employees.

Yes, people can fire companies!

Today’s episode of Daily Burst of Inspiration reading “Outstanding! 47 Ways to make your organization exceptional ” by John G. Miller

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Have a great day my friend!

Will the real role models please stand up?

Who is supposed to be a role model to your child(ren)?

Do you expect the school/community/teacher/mentor to teach your child(ren)?

❓ Why do we go out of line when some Joe Shmoe (fill-in-the-blank-of that-singer/ballplayer/celebrity-here) says or does something that you do not approve of?

Because we put other celebrities/politicians on a pedestal and we expect them to be a role model to our kids.

Our politicians and government only have as much power as is given to them. 

The same goes for celebrities. Why do we give them so much power? Why do we hold them in such high esteem? 

Their opinion should not matter to you! The fact that there is a mic and camera focused on them, and they are in the spotlight, should mean nothing to you!

Remember, it is our duty to be the role model to our kids. Don’t rely on any outside influences to shape your child’s future! 

It all starts with you, my friend.

Here’s to a wonderful and successful day ahead!

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Book 5. Day 51: QBQ

Is the QBQ a behavior-management tool for managers to use on others?

No!

It’s a self-management tool that enhances the way you think, feel and act.

Today’s episode of Daily Burst of Inspiration reading “QBQ -The Question Behind the Question ” by John G. Miller

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Have a great day my friend!

How can I set good boundaries?

When someone falls into the mud, should you jump into the mud to save them? Or stay on solid ground to pull them out?

Don’t deprive people of their struggles and suffering, because we grow and develop through suffering. 

Nobody grows in serious personal development by winning the lottery and sailing through life.

People grow when they are pushed by mental/emotional/physical pain and struggle. 

Of course we don’t wish for anyone to suffer serious anguish. We need to help our fellow friends with all our strength and resources. BUT, we do not get into the mud of their struggles. We lend a hand and help them climb out.

Because the only way we can help is if that person wants to be helped. We cannot do it for them. It needs to come from within. 

We always want to help others. You might feel that you have gone through that same experience 20 years ago and have the answers to help your friend. 

But, don’t deprive them of developing their inner self!

Because, you are where you are now only because of your past struggles. 

How has your past struggles shaped your current life?

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Book 5. Day 50: QBQ

What if my boss won’t participate QBQ’s in my organization?

Since we cannot change anyone except ourselves…

The better question is: “How can I let go of what I can’t control?”

Today’s episode of Daily Burst of Inspiration reading “QBQ -The Question Behind the Question ” by John G. Miller

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Have a great day my friend!

100 day rejection challenge

A powerful tip how to handle rejection

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Start the “100 day rejection challenge” to desensitize yourself to rejection to internalize that when you get a “NO” it doesn’t hurt you.

The 100 day rejection challenge works by seeking out rejection for 100 days, like asking random strangers to borrow money or requesting a plate refill at a restaurant. Asking questions that usually elicit a ‘no’ will help the person desensitize to the pain and shame often associated with rejection. 

Try it out. Here are some suggestions:

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Ask to test drive a dream luxury car.

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Ask to fly a plane.

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Ask the tax authority to lower your taxes.

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Ask your utility/mortgage/credit card company to forgo payment for a year.

Disclaimer: You may get a “yes” for an answer (you never know!).

There is a similar exercise i heard at a seminar, where he encouraged people to go out and get rejected by asking for crazy favors like borrowing $25,000 or sending them 6 kids to babysit for the week.

Truthfully, who decides which kind of questions are normal? Who is ‘normal’ in the first place? Why do we measure the ‘normalness’ of others according to our own metrics?

If you will only do what is considered normal (according to others) then you will never lead a happy life. Be true to yourself and don’t fear rejection!

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