Positive focus

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Your #1 job is to be an example, not a warning.

Think about what’s possible, don’t think about what’s not possible.

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Lean into discomfort

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Will never again wear a business suit for a speech. Jeans, untucked shirt, possibly a jacket, and undoubtedly, running shoes.

Lean into discomfort means trying things that may not work.

Before you try something you have to think it up.

Lean into uncomfortable thoughts.

Particularly thoughts that come with no guarantee of working.

Thoughts that might get you laughed at, or ostracized.

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Zero-theory mental theory

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Sunrise. Stitch. A Father’s love. Intentionality. Action.

What is zero-theory mental theory?

Let’s break it down, and remember common sense is a BFO (blinding flash of the obvious):

  1. Zero theory means no theory is used. For anything.
  2. Mental theory means ideas about mental vibrancy.

Now, let’s unpack those two bullet points:

  • The goal of education isn’t knowledge, it’s action.
  • Knowledge without action is nothing.
  • ‘Nothing’ isn’t a useful tool since no behavior(s) is applied.

Summary:

  • The only thing that equips you with a growth mindset is action.
  • To know is to do.
  • To know and not do is to not yet know.

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Unbelievable

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Being helpful, being a leader, being creative – these traits are in my DNA. These traits were developed and honed less a mile from our home.

Unbelievable.

Four unbelievable growth mindset aha’s:

  1. Being a helpful neighborhood elder can make you seem nosey
  2. Being an avid photographer can make you seem suspicious
  3. Being a driven professional can make you seem pushy
  4. Being honest can make you seem naive

These four growth revelations are only possible from:

  1. Being present
  2. Being mindful
  3. Being motivated
  4. Writing like a beast

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Everyone is a reporter

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Since my first iPhone in 2008, i never leave the house without it. Never. As an avid lifelong photographer, it’s the coolest thing that the world’s library doubles as a camera and a DJ.

Everyone is a reporter.

Every phone is a news camera.

What is obvious and unstoppable to some is denied and feared by others.

Assume you are being recorded everywhere you go.

Such is life.

Preserve and protect your growth mindset.

Behave so that if the town gossip’s parrot started talking, you’ll be fine.

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