One of my favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein on the definition of Insanity: Doing the same thing and expecting different results. So on this “April Fools Day”, I invite you to think about how you will no longer be a fool, doing the same thing and expecting different results. Spring cleaning is time to throw out the old and bring in the new. My spring cleaning is focused on Einstein’s quote… cleaning out the old that is not working and making room to bring in the new. Happy Spring cleaning!
Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist David Horsey has done a masterful job summarizing DENT. It is no surprise that many are listing DENT as one that belongs on your conference list, no matter how short your list is. Here is his article from the LA Times this week. Bravo to Jason Preston and Steve Broback. Dent was, again, an amazing event.
Image hybrid of David Horsey’s art from his presentation and Skip Franklin’s wit
As the calendar moves forward from 2014 to 2015, take the time to reflect on what made 2014 a blessed year… even if everything did not turn out as planned. Maya Angelou talked about cultivating an “Attitude of Gratitude” and I truly believe this can make a difference in our lives.
Fear and Gratitude cannot co-exist in the mind at the same time. Experiencing fear? Take the time to think about and write about all the things you are thankful for. It will help you get “unstuck” and can bring peace and joy.
We all have much to be thankful for, even in the trials of life.
Here’s to an awesome 2015! May it be one filled with blessings for you. May your “Attitude of Gratitude” overflow to others and help you start 2015 with a great mindset.
Time to get 2015 in gear! I was thinking about 2014 and planning 2015 and decided to record my thoughts and share some of the “lessons learned” on life’s highway. I included things I learned working with Bill Gates, interacting with Steven Covey and Steve Jobs, and from my work with many great leaders including Bill Meyer (Unlocking Our Potential) and now Jon Butcher at Lifebook! I hope you enjoy them!
Update: December 31: The videos series is complete. I hope you enjoyed them and they were helpful. The Lifebook with Dave session starts January 6! Contact email@example.com with your questions.