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April 20, 2018

Build your library

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

The mind is the original “hardware.” Books (ideas in them) are “software.” The hardware won’t do anything without software.

You need information and ideas and to learn what others have in ten thousand lifetimes.

Buy books. Select your topics carefully (there are so many!). Study because you want to extract the key ideas and make them part of you. Make notes in your journals. Learn more to earn more. Learn to contribute and be of better service.

What’s in your library?

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April 19, 2018

Outgoing calls

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Every incoming call wants something. Every outgoing call creates something.

Who do you need to call today?

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April 18, 2018

It's about other people

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

“It’s not about you. In the economy, it’s about other people.” – Rick Warren

We get so wrapped up in our business and our problems and how WE can win, we can forget to get on the other side of the table. How can your customers win? How can you be the one who provides that to them?

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April 17, 2018

Purpose of life

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Albert Einstein was asked, “what is the purpose of life?” He replied, “We are here to serve others. What other purpose can there be?”

Einstein has also talked about being happy as the major personal aim we all should strive for.

Serving others with our unique gift will certainly make us happy if we do it in the right way.

What do you think the purpose of life is? Do you agree with Einstein?

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April 16, 2018

The best books in my library

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

The best books in my library are my journals.  What’s in them?  When I read and listen to the wisdom of others, I write down the best ideas and the most important, relevant and interesting thoughts.  When I go back and read my journals, they are pure gold; packed with great ideas. 

We can forget ideas very quickly – even ideas where we say “I have to remember that”.

Don’t let good ideas and knowledge slip away – capture them by writing them down. 

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April 13, 2018

High Performance

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

High performers are uniquely productive. They’ve mastered prolific quality output. They don’t necessarily do more tasks, but get more highly valued output in their chosen field.

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April 12, 2018

Simplifying to get to your Vision, Mission and Values

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

What do we do?

Why do we do it?

How do we do it?

Where are we going?

Answer these questions and carve a Vision Statement (one short aspirational sentence – “a world with_________”), Mission Statement (one short sentence – what we are doing each day to make our vision come true), and your Values (a few words – what we honor or how we behave when doing it).

If you don’t have a Vision, Mission and Values, pretend you have five minutes to do this –

What do you come up with?

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April 11, 2018

3 Elements of Good Leadership

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

1) Clarity of vision

2) Courage of conviction

3) Ability to communicate both.

– Jeff Weiner, CEO LinkedIn

How do you do on these?

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April 10, 2018

"Percussus Resurgo"

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

“Struck down, I rise again”

We all get beat up out there.  

Rise again.

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April 9, 2018

Specialization

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Number of distinct products in a typical WalMart – 100,000. In NYC – 10 million. In a hunter-gatherer society – 300.

There are 7.44 billion people on the planet.  What product or service are you really really good at providing to others?

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