Tony DeMeo


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The last one

Today’s blog/email is the 2811th one I have written. It also is most likely the last one. For those who don’t know, most if not all of the old posts can be found at https://tonydemeo.com/lawrence/ The first post was written on May 8th 2008 so this would be an average of 255 posts a year. […]



Plan vs. Action items

Some organizations create extremely long plans (5 year strategic plans etc) and after spending a lot of time developing them, they put these plans on the shelf never to be looked at again. Personally, I would rather have a short list of action items that become a road map for getting things done. A plan […]



Leadership

The first step in leadership is doing. Anyone can yell. Anyone can preach. Real leadership is led from the first by doing. If wondering the next step toward becoming a leader, start by doing. Have a great day! Lawrence



Ideas

The more things you try to do, the more ideas will come to you. If you have run out of ideas, go try something (anything). Experience (good or bad) is a great stimulus for the next great idea…go do something Have a great day! Lawrence



Save the world

Before you can save the world, you first should save yourself. If you want to help other businesses in your community, start by fixing your own problems. Once you do this, you will have created the blueprint for the other businesses. If you want to help with the opiod crisis, start with your local community […]



What if

What if the people we don’t think would be good at something really are good? What if a person who has never been given a chance is suddenly given a chance? What if we gave people the benefit of the doubt until they didn’t deserve it any more? What if we simply treated people fairly? […]



Striving to be great!

When striving to be great, you have to accept that some people will think you suck. To be the outlier who is willing to be different, people who want the norm will always think you are wrong, even if your “wrong” is better than the norm. If this risk isn’t worth it for you, be […]



Rescheduling

We have all had to reschedule a meeting. Unexpected emergencies come up and we have to deal with them and most of the time, people understand. The thing to keep in mind is rescheduling things simply because you can. A more important meeting comes up. A better opportunity comes up. Any excuse possible comes up. […]



Researching a Disagreement

When you disagree with someone regarding an opinion or belief, rather than discounting their side, why not research their side. In doing this type of research, you might learn that their opinion or belief is correct. In doing this type of research, you might find some facts that further support your beliefs. In doing this […]



Break it up

We frequently look at what parts can be added together to make the sum of the parts greater than the individual parts. The alternative is to look at the sum and see are there things that can be separated because the individual parts might be worth more than the sum. It’s difficult to look to […]