Have you ever made excuse for yourself?
Have you ever told someone some made up excuse about why you aren’t where you want to be?
Have you ever told yourself that?
I have. Way too often.
In fact, it has become such a habit, that I began doing the same on someone else too.
It was said that 90 percent of startups fail.
The reasons why they fail vary and range from something as common as not answering a market need to something as not willing to admit mistakes and embracing change.
If the statistics given by this infographic is anything to go by, than it seems that it is safe to assume that no matter how well prepared and how passionate we are and how much we believe in what we do, a startup is more likely to fail than not.
Everyone thinks that for a dating relationship to stay healthy and to grow, love is an ingredient that must continue to exist in the relationship. They are saying, in other words that, as long as you still love each other, you will always stay together.
But that’s not true. Not love by the popular definition anyway.
There is a lot we can learn from interviewing others.
An interview, when you treat it more as a conversation rather than a platform on a stage, allows you to speak freely without any pressure to perform to an audience.
I felt the same myself when I was interviewed for a talk show a few years back. I felt that the words and inspiration just came easily. Even though I have been public speaking for a number of years, never have I felt the words and inspiration flowing so easily like when I was interviewed.
That’s why I believe my interview with Scott Fay turned out the way it did.
I would like to connect with you.
As a leader and a coach, it is important that I invite people into meaningful, heartfelt conversation where I can connect with them. I want to be able to connect with others not just physically (e.g. through face-to-face meeting), but also mentally, and spiritually.
However, people will only connect with me if I speak or write about something that touches their mind and their heart on a personal level. The question is: “How do they know what I am all about?”
This is why I am so excited to join Jeff Goins’ 7-day blogging challenge, of “Blog Like A Pro“. His first challenge was for us to write a manifesto, which is exactly what I need to tell people what I am about.
My hope is that for you to know me, and at least what I am about, and also for me to get to know you eventually.
I have recently released my new e-book, Leader’s Manifesto, A Personal Invite To Join Conversation About Leadership and Dating Relationship Issues.
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I look forward to our future conversations together.
Since the start of 2016, I have written plenty about mentoring and its tremendous benefit.
In case you missed them, here are the previous posts about mentoring:
Looking at them again, it has been pretty much one-sided so far though.