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Success just like failure can be detrimental to growth.

Early Success in Life, Just Like Early Failure, Can be Detrimental to Growth

Early success in life, just like early failure, can be detrimental to growth. I’ve met some people whose early success was their downfall. They struggle to live up to their past or the high expectations others have for them. In other cases, it’s failure that permanently steals confidence. Some never recover from early setbacks and …

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What’s More Important? Social Currency or Financial Currency?

Social currency is often more valuable than financial currency. Social currency can lead to financial currency. It’s true for those who use LinkedIn the right way. It’s not finding more customers to sell to or seeing everyone as a potential client. I’m talking about adding real value to your network, helping others make meaningful connections, …

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Expect Non-linear Pathways in Your Life

Have you ever noticed… Things never turn out how you expect, but we’re still surprised when things don’t happen as we planned. We’re conditioned in our youth to expect linear pathways; every step is always followed by another, certain step. The entire education system is an entrenched linear system with predictable outcomes. But real learning …

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Don’t Be Afraid To Create Something Complex

Do you feel like people don’t understand the method to your madness? This 1957 Synergy Map from Walt Disney (published in the Wall Street Journey in 1958) shows the complexity of the Disney operations. Look how the various parts work in harmony to create a sustainable growth engine. 60+ years later, the machine is still …

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