Think Daily by Larry Janesky

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Trying to fix everyone's problems?

If we take on too many burdens to make other's lives easier, especially when they won't, we can easily find that we just can't fix all the problems for everyone in the world.  We'd run out of our own time and resources and then we may need help ourselves. "Sympathy…

Do you lie to this person?

Do you keep your word with YOU? How many times do you tell yourself you are going to do this or stop doing that - and then you don't? Keep your integrity with yourself.  If you have to tell others about your commitments and promises to help you keep them,…

Give First

Give people your best - the best version of you and the best commitment to them that you have. When you go first, they will buy/follow/cooperate/respect and feel they want to give their best to you. How about the people you interact with today?

What can YOU do?

Don't think about what you don't have and about your limitations.  Think about what you can do with what you do have and go do it.  The result in and around you will be a step to the next thing you can do.  Proceeding in this way, you can live…

Trust begets trust

I met with a businessperson the other day who I had known of but hadn't really talked to.  He was open and forthcoming with details of his large business.  I found it refreshing and before I knew it I was telling him things about my business that I wouldn't normally…

Friends first

You can't influence someone who is convinced you are his enemy. "If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend." - Abraham Lincoln Who are you trying to win over?

"This too, shall pass"

"Events are like telephone poles, streaming past the observation platform of a speeding train.  They loom large at first, then melt into the distance, becoming so tiny they finally disappear altogether." - Erle Stanley Gardner What event looms large in your life right now?

The Inner Game

Throughout my career I have learned, tried and done a lot of things.  I had skin in the game the whole way - and that makes a huge difference.  When I began to teach others, in small increments at first many years ago, and now almost full time, my key…

The Courage to be Disliked

In his book "The Courage to be Disliked", Alfred Adler says - "It's not your task to be liked; it's your task to be likable and let others decide what they want to do." Let's stop worrying about if others like us, and control the controllables. What a relief!  

Origins of the Fear of Public Speaking

I have been thinking a lot about how life for humans has changed so quickly in the last few hundred years and how we are ill-equipped for parts of it.   Let's explore the origins of the fear of public speaking, which most people have an abundance of.   While there are…

Physical Training – What I have learned

I'm 54, and if it wasn't for my bum knee I could say I am in the best shape of my life.   Here's what I have learned from others and from experience -  Having a goal (the next race for example) gives you a reason to train. I am moving…

Look for the good in every situation

Our house burned down - we get to build a new one. The dog died - the dog isn't suffering anymore. I got laid off - I get to find a new and better job. I broke my leg - I get to catch up on my reading and learning.…

Winners look forward

Low performing people look backward at the past most of the time.  High performing people look forward into the future most of the time. How about you?

Victims blame

When you blame others, it puts you in a position of a victim - and you feel that way. Are you consistently blaming others for something?   Accept responsibility.  Until you do, you can't change it.  When you do, you'll feel a sense of control.  

A New World – For You

In 1800, 80% of people lived at their absolute subsistence level of poverty.  Today less than 10% do and it is continuing to drop.  There is a huge increase in wealth for everyone relative to their standard of living, compared to earlier generations. These changes are not just a matter…

No pain no gain?

We've heard this before.  Gut it out, suck it up, pay the price. But when you feel pain, the first thing you should consider is "am I doing it wrong?" In most cases, yes, you are doing it wrong.  Make adjustments so it doesn't hurt.

Skills Precede Opportunity

When you develop a skill, people who want that skill notice and make you offers.   Not before. What skills are you developing?