A few years ago, this slogan emerged from the minds at Capital One and has partnered with celebrities like Alec Baldwin to create a marketing monster.
I’ll give it to the marketing minds of our day. They have a way of crafting phrases and stories that stick with us eternally, advertisements that shape our decisions and linger in our subconscious as we carry out our daily lives, causing us to deeply value things that don’t matter much at all.
As a junior in college, I made my first ever trip to New York City. Four days in the Big Apple with my family, and it was Christmastime, no less. As we flew into LaGuardia and deboarded the plane, I could hardly contain my excitement; I felt like young Kevin McCallister from Home Alone 2. Johnny Mathis sang “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” in my mind as we headed down the terminal. Out the window, I could see the city skyline across the Hudson. Read more...
There’s something I have to get off my chest. I have a confession to make.
The last couple of days I’ve let procrastination stop me.
I’d sit down to write only to clear the page.
I’d start over again only to walk away from the computer screen.
I’d begin to read another section of a good book only to close the book and sit it aside.
Why was I doing this?
At first I thought it was writer’s block. Ideas were few and far between. The words didn’t seem to flow.
My next thoughts were that I wasn’t feeling well. That’s the reason I didn’t want to write or read or do much of anything else.
But that answer didn’t feel right. I knew it wasn’t the truth.
The truth? I was procrastinating. Read more...
There’s a lot of talk on finding success and what you need to do to achieve success. Every expert out there has a process for success.
And they think you should follow their path to success.
You’ve probably heard that early risers are the ones who ultimately see success. Then there’s the next expert who tells you to stay up late and burn the midnight oil.
There’s mixed messages and they’re confusing. You don’t know who or what to believe. You might even doubt that success is in your future.
Today, I want to give you hope. Today, I want to let you know success is there for you. Today, I want you to know you have what it takes.
Lots Of Hype
Once someone strikes upon success, they feel like they know what someone must do to gain success. They’ve reached that plateau, after all. They have the experience. Read more...
It is a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard the ravings of the fans of Suzanne Collins fiction series The Hunger Games. Set in a future dystopia, Katniss Everdeen rises to save her sister, Primrose Everdeen, from having to become a tribute in the annual Hunger Games.
Katniss and Peeta’s defiance in The Hunger Games and the Quarter Quell greatly angered The Capitol. Their actions in the first two books and movies set us up for a thrilling third entry in The Hunger Games movie series.
The story creates a perfect backdrop to glean leadership lessons from. That’s why I was excited to get a chance to partake in viewing The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 recently. It allowed me to see leadership lessons in a new light and share them with you.
I hope you’re ready for more pop-culture leadership lessons. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was filled with leadership lessons and quotes. Read more...