“If you’re willing to ask 1000 people, you can have anything” (including trust)

I'm told we can thank Byron Katie for the quote above.  Since my friend Steve Chandler is a big Katie fan, making requests is center stage on my daily dashboard.  To put this notion in context, consider that I once told a friend, I said "I don't ask others for much," to which my friend replied "you never ask anyone for anything." Those words landed with a thud.  It can't be a good thing to NEVER ask for anything1. Right? So I'm working on making one request each day.  One request, no big ..

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Proximity Slant #1 — Birds/friends of a feather

Tony Robbins claims you will be about as happy, wealthy and honest as the five people you hang out with the most. Is that good news to you? I've become a devotee of the "Tim Ferriss Show." Ferriss has his own kind of genius, is mostly charming, has fascinating friends and connections to other amazing people who join Ferriss on his podcast. I recently listened to episode 35 featuring two superstars:  Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis. Robbins is a "Peak Performance Strategist" and has worked ..

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Freedom FROM choice & decision paralysis

What do you think is the hardest kind of thinking a person can do?  According to some brain-book I read, the hardest thinking involves choosing from lots of options.  Why does that matter?  Because it gets to the heart of why I developed the "Networking Roulette" spreadsheet I shared with you a couple of weeks ago.  Today I'll share the second reason for using it. Decision Paralysis As I understand it, our brains are great at deciding between two things.  Fries or onion rings?  We can do ..

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