Do Unto Others
They know character is defined by how they treat those who cannot help them.
Tonight, I'm doing something that I've never done before. At 7 p.m., I'll be delivering a commencement address to a group of young college graduates who are headed out into the world.
I've been preparing for several weeks to give this speech and the top challenge has been figuring out what to say in twenty minutes that will have a lasting impact. While considering this, I don't think the impact could be any Greater than what was shared in my latest book collaboration, "The Two Most Important Days of Your Life".
- Rubbing Elbows
- They understand the value of association.
I attended a conference hosted by Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCCESS Magazine, a couple of years ago. Hardy’s High Performance Forums are an amazing way for a small collection of entrepreneurial CEOs to spend a long weekend learning from each other. At the conclusion of the event, Darren offered all participants a unique challenge: He paired us into groups, with instructions for us to develop a one-year accountability partnership with each other. Together, each pair would have to engage in a weekly call to hold the other person responsible to the goals, dreams, and hopes that we had laid out during our time together.
- When All Else Fails
- They know how – and when – to adjust their game plan.
Normally I write my newsletters about athletes, but a lesson in reframing our relationships with our parents from Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks, is valuable to anyone.