Think Daily by Larry Janesky

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How "useful" are you?

When it comes to serving others,...ok let's unpack that first. Because we live in a society that provides us (the means for survival) benefits and the ability to live a high standard of living, we should contribute to this system that we make withdrawals from, by employing our talents and…


Been to the bottom?

If you have been to the bottom, or started there, you are stronger for it.   Why?  Because you know how to survive there, and how to get out.  You know that if you wound up there again, you aren't the same person as you were before when you were there. …


Thought into action.

This is how you work - It's the nature of thought to find its way into action. All action is preceded by thought. You can control your thoughts. So, what are you thinking about?  


"So open minded your brain falls out"

These days there are some crazy things going on.  "You have to be open-minded" you may hear.   Open mind - fine.  But you can't be completely and forever open-minded to everything.  Based on what you learned by being open-minded, you eventually have to stand for something. I stand for good…


Don't be a carrier of the negative contagion

Recently I was rallying my service team again to sell one of our products at their weekly meeting.  It was our new amazing air purifier.  One of the guys who was the top salesperson for this product, but happen to be in a slump said that "people are holding onto…


The art of not giving up.

Recently I was on a (video) podcast called Forward Obsessed. It is hosted by two guys who started a place called "The District" in New Haven CT.  It's a business incubator space the built out in an old brick building the bought from the city for one dollar - and…


Why predict bad things?

This Think Daily message comes from a Think Daily comment made by Brad Glazer -  "I'd rather be positive and wrong than negative and right!" Thanks Brad!  Now let me explain why Brad's statement is true. We will never outperform our own expectations.  If they are low, we will only…


You are your beliefs

What you believe has a direct impact on your confidence, enthusiasm, likability, the quality of your relationships, and your success. What beliefs do you have about the world, yourself, other people, and the future?


Stepping Stones

As I look back at the toughest times my life - I must admit - I had to be there, to be here. Everything happens for a reason.  Even bad news is a stepping stone for something good to come along - if you don't stop there, and keep stepping.


Want to complain? Here's some perspective –

This is from the book called "Living Untethered" by Michael Singer.  I love his books.  If you are ever in despair, read them.  Start with "The Untethered Soul". "Here's a technique for getting perspective.  Put your mind in outer space and realize that there's nothing out there but 99.999 percent…


The Dunning – Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is that smart people think they are dumber than they are, and dumb people think they are smarter than they are. Dumb (ignorant) people think the body of knowledge to be known is small and that they know most of it.  They are overconfident as they overestimate…


Surround yourself with people who make you better

If you hang around people who constantly complain, don't make themselves useful, don't try very much, have low expectations, and have nothing to teach you - how can you get better?  You won't.  You'll get worse. Who are you spending time with?   Improve the mix, and improve yourself.


Have you learned from experience?

"A learning experience is one of those things that say 'You know that thing you just did?  Don't do that.'" - Douglas Adams Have you done things that produce a negative result, got that negative result, and are still doing it from time to time? "People who aren't good at…


Experience is expensive – let someone else pay the bill

"Experience is a good teacher, but she sends terrific bills." - Minna Thomas Antrim Learning from experience is great - you never forget it.  But it takes lots of time and is expensive and it can really hurt. It's better to learn from the experience of others.  Look around.  Observe. …