Monthly Archives: June 2015

Weird is the New Normal: Being weird is a good thing

The word “weird” can have negative connotations. Why do you think it should have more positive ones? Normal is fading away. Governments and industries and schools like normal, because it’s easier, it scales and it’s profitable. But people don’t like … Continue reading

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Weird is the New Normal: We are all Weird

What are you going to do with your weirdness? Or the weirdness of everyone around you? During the age of mass (mass marketing, mass manufacturing, mass schooling, mass movements) the key was normal. Normal was important because you needed (were … Continue reading

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Don’t kill your ideas, execute them

It’s so funny when I hear people being so protective of ideas. (People who want me to sign an NDA to tell me the simplest idea.) To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution … Continue reading

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Fear: Jump off and do it again and again

“You can’t get rid of fear, the harder you push back at it the louder it becomes.” Fear creates procrastination in those who don’t understand it. People wait and wait or over educate hoping that fear will take a break … Continue reading

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Fear: Workaholics driven by fear

A workaholic lives on fear. It’s fear that drives him to show up all the time. The best defense, apparently, is a good attendance record. A new class of jobs (and workers) is creating a different sort of worker, though. … Continue reading

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Fear: Fear the fear, feel the fear

A very close friend shared this amazing video clip about fear on my facebook wall. Are fears our friends or do they just worsen our existence? It’s a double edge sword, on the one hand, fear of being hit by … Continue reading

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Fear: Fear is Prison

Fear never wrote a symphony or poem, negotiated a peace treaty, or cured a disease. Fear never pulled a family out of poverty or a country out of intolerance. Fear never saved a marriage or a business. Courage did that. … Continue reading

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Fear: “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try”

There are lots of things that scare me. Public speaking scares me. Talking to someone else about my feelings scares me. Even sending out a blog post notes sometimes scares me. When something scary comes up, I feel a fearful voice asking me … Continue reading

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Fear: The world is incomplete without your story

Have you ever wondered who is behind that little voice in your head that tells you, “you’re in this by yourself, one person doesn’t make a difference, so why even try?” His name is Fear. Fear plays the role of … Continue reading

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Fear: “How do I get rid of the fear?”

More often I get to hear entrepreneurs say: I want to start that business but I’m scared, I have been postponing to start my business but I’m terrified “what if I fail” what “if I don’t get money to feed … Continue reading

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