June 2010

July News Updates

Hi All - 

Hope everybody is enjoying the summer -  we have a couple of news items for you:

Welcome Susan and Aaron!

We would like to welcome our newest members to our chapter:

It's great to have motivated professionals join our group and we look forward to learning more about your businesses!

No Meeting July 1

In observance of the 4th of July, we will not be having a meeting on Thursday, July 1.  Happy 4th of July!

Endoxi

As some of you know, our previous (immensely talented) graphic artist, Chris Wilson, resigned to pursue his music career.  He's finished his album, 'EARTHBOUND', and is selling it on his web site.  Vist his site at endoxi.com, show your support and pick up a signed album!  

Thought for the Week

I just finished Seth Godin's book, Tribes - it's a quick read, and I recommend it to anybody interested in getting some fresh perspectives on leadership.

 

We choose not to be remarkable because we are worried about criticism…

...so the challenge, as you contemplate your next opportunity to be boring or remarkable, is to answer these two questions:

  1. If I get criticized for this, will I suffer any measurable impact? Will I lose my job, get hit up side the head with a softball bat, or lose important friendships? If the only side effect of the criticism is that you will feel bad about the criticism, then you have to compare that bad feeling with the benefits you’ll get from actually doing something worth doing. Being remarkable is exciting, fun, profitable, and great for your career. Feeling bad wears off. And then, once you’ve compared the bad feeling and the benefits, and you’ve sold yourself on taking the remarkable path, answer this one:
  2. How can I create something critics will criticize?

 

I look forward to seeing everybody at our next meeting, on July 8.

 

 

Cheers,
Rich
 

 

 

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