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February 27, 2017

Autonomous Vehicles and You

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Imagine a driverless car coming to pick you up because you don’t own a car. Imagine your servicemen catching up on phone calls, computer work, and eating lunch while their self driving truck brings them to the next customers home. Imagine a guy without a drivers license or someone who is sight impaired working on one of your delivery routes.  It’s all coming – soon.

Tesla says all it’s vehicles will be autonomous this year.  Google will deploy a semi-autonomous version of the Chrysler Pacifica minivan this year.  A self driving 18 wheeler has already delivered 50,000 cans of Budweiser.  In Pittsburgh a self driving Uber car with no driver, has already picked up passengers and delivered them safely to where they wanted to go.

How could this affect your business?

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February 24, 2017

Everything outside, is from inside

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

As you go about your day, look around. Everything outside of you came from what is inside you.

The people around you, the things, the spaces, the work and results of all kinds…

They all came from what is going on in your mind.  

How do you change the outer? Change the inner first.

 

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February 23, 2017

Believe you are – already

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Self-doubt is the worst kind of doubt. You’ve got to believe that you are worthy, able, and that you already are the kind of person that gets the results you are looking for.

You have to know, not think, know, that you can do this.

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February 22, 2017

The Price of Success

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

The price of success is high. Self-discipline and lots of work. Getting out of your comfort zone a lot, and learning new things. Doing the things you have to do when you have to do them, whether you want to or not.

But if you think the price of success is high, try the price of failure.

 

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February 21, 2017

All You've Got

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

In the Baja 1000 in 2015, my son Tanner and I were fighting for the lead after 790 miles. Tanner was on the bike and he made the pass for the lead! One minute later, he came to a four way intersection where someone had changed the signs for which way to go.

If Tanner had stopped to think about it, and spent time figuring it out and evaluating for long, the guy he just passed, 285x, would have come along and blown by him. He picked right. He did not know if it was the right way to go, but he went in that direction as fast as he could. He figured the faster he went, the faster he’d see if it was correct. After four miles, he saw it was not the right choice, and he turned back.

Learn to put all you’ve got into all you do. If it’s not the right thing to do, you’ll find out faster, and can make corrections earlier.  

Pick a direction, and GO!

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February 20, 2017

Half Dug Wells

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

It takes a long time to take an idea to its full flowering. Years of effort, one successful step added to another, until you have accumulated the knowledge, wisdom, resources, network and team you need to make it really go. And then you should keep it going to produce fruit since you went through all that trouble and all those years to make it happen.

But leaders who lose personal interest in an endeavor, and career jump, opportunity swap, and get distracted by other shiny objects, will have to start all over again with the new thing. Keep doing this and you may never see the full potential of anything you do, because you just can’t or don’t stay at it long enough.

While many don’t choose the right path for themselves the first time (difficult to do), and therefore should do something else, eventually you should find the right thing for you and become the best at it – and that takes time. 

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February 17, 2017

Connecting the World

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

In 2010, 1.8 billion people were connected via the internet. Today, three billion people are connected.

These people have access to the world’s information via Google, the world’s products via Amazon, massive computing power via Amazon Web Services, crowdfunding for capital, and crowdsourcing for expertise.

Imagine that. 1.2 billion more active participants in the last seven years.  

1.2 billion more creators, contributors, customers.

In the next 7 to 10 years, every human being on the panet will be connected – 8 billion people.

Breathtaking. What does that mean for your business?

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February 16, 2017

Errors of Omission and Commission

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

If a key team member says “I didn’t get to it, I was afraid, I didn’t do it, we weren’t sure, we weren’t ready…” Those are errors of omission, and are not excusable.  

On the ther hand, if they say “We tried this, we thought it was the right thing to do and it didn’t work, so we killed it, and we are doing this now”…  Those are errors of commission, and are the good kind of errors.

While we must think first of course, we must act to learn, not procrastinate or imagine how everything may not work out, and be paralyzed.

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February 15, 2017

"IDK"

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

When’s the last time you said “I don’t know”?

If you aren’t saying that fairly often, you probably aren’t talking to people who are smarter than you, aren’t learning much, and aren’t out of your comfort zone much.

 

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February 14, 2017

Changing people

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Can you change people?  

Only if you use their own beliefs to do it.  If you try to change their beliefs, it’s not going to work.

If you show them how their current situation is painful and changing will remove pain, and it does not voilate their beliefs, you have a shot.

How can this idea be applied in your marketing and motivating your employees?

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