2011 Week 38 in Review – Quotes and Articles

The journey to success is a road of sequential failure separated by intermittent success and multiple attempts.  That’s OK. If we’re not attempting and failing, we’re not stretching and growing. There may be seasons of success and seasons of failure. That’s OK, too. Everything has its season (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).

So, looking back over your week,

  • Are you proud of this week?
  • How well did you live by your priorities?
  • Did you invest your life in others?
  • What one thing could have been better?
  • What one thing are you proud of?
  • What would you like to do differently?
  • What will you do differently?

The Quotes:

  • If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”- Antoine de Sainte-Exupery (1900-1944); aviator, writer (via Mark Entzminger)
  • I’m reminding myself: What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while. – @gretchenrubin
  • If you’re a leader, look to implement the best idea…not just the one that’s yours. – @benreed
  • Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. —Will Rogers (via @bufferapp)
  • In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. Sir John Lubbock (via @adamgrave1)
  • The most comfortable activities are rarely the most productive. – @entreleadership (via @andywhiz)
  • “A leader leads by example, not by force.” ~Sun Tzu (via @AineBelton)

The Articles

I have to admit that I’m a bit of a Michael Hyatt fanboy. In fact, recently it seems like almost half of his posts are about things I’d like to write about but he puts them out faster and better than I can. All of today’s articles are from his blog.

If you don’t already subscribe to his blog, I heartily recommend it.

Five Ways to Energize Your Team

As a leader, you have an effect on people. When you leave the room, people ether feel taller or smaller. This is an almost super-hero power, but, unfortunately, leaders are often unconscious of it.

How to Secure Raving Endorsements for Your Product or Service

Endorsements are used extensively in all forms of marketing. And for good reason. They provide third-party validation and social authority. They make it easier for potential gate-keepers and customers to say “yes.”

Why You Can’t Succeed as a Creative Without a Team

As a creative—author, speaker, recording artist—you need a team. You can’t go it alone. The job is just too big. You may have to start small, but you have to enroll others to help you get to your destination.

Managing Priorities and Life Balance

Most people believe that somehow, if they can just find the right system, they can get everything done. I think this is a myth bordering on an outright lie. You can’t do it all. Time is a limited resource. This is just something you have to understand and accept.

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