skip to Main Content

That Person Who Doesn’t like You?

They have at least 10 people who don’t like them for similar or worse reasons.

Don’t let being disliked be the thing that stops you.

We’re all disliked. No exceptions.

Some of us just know how to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Disagreeing with the Minimalists

“How can I be forthright with my friends without offending them?”

“What is the best way to agree to disagree?”

“How do you support the people you love when you disagree with their choices?”

I recently had a great conversation with Josh and Ryan (AKA The Minimalists) on disagreement, arguments, and conflict.

Check out our episode here:

Choose to Make Choices

When you say…

“Because I don’t trust my own judgment, I’m going to let so and so make my decisions for me”

You’re really saying…

“I trust my own judgment to make good decisions about who I should outsource my decision-making to.”

Every decision, including the decision to delegate your decisions to another, begins with an act of faith in your own judgment.

If you’re following a path because of blind faith in what someone else observed, claimed, or experienced, you’re doing it wrong. You don’t have to always make the right choice, but you do need to take ownership of the decision if you truly want to call it a choice.

Question: Why are you doing the things you do?

If your answer is any variation of “Because so and so told me to,” please take the time to find a better why.

Education = Endurance

If you can’t learn from someone you dislike or disagree with, you can’t learn at all.

There are no perfect teachers, trainers, or thinkers.

In order to grow, you have to endure the shortcomings and oversights of people who need to do the same.

Don’t look for flawless educators and experts.

Look for whatever truth you can find wherever you can find it.

The True Source of Opportunity

Two questions:

  1. Who’s hiring?
  2. How am I making myself more hireable and indispensable?

If you’re NOT generating great answers to #2, it won’t matter how many great answers there are to #1.

Generate great answers to #2 and the answer to #1 will change because of you.

Opportunities are not “open” or “closed” based on job listings.

Opportunities are “open” or “closed” based on your listening skills, your sales skills, your networking skills, your negotiating skills, and your ability to leverage the small victories that everyone else dismisses.

Back To Top