Tony DeMeo


Beginning

Realize that the finish of any project is just the start of the next project.

An example is you finish creating a product and that is the beginning of the sales cycle. When a sale is completed, the fulfillment begins.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Research

The objective of true research should be is learning something new.

Too often we think of research as trying to prove our point or disprove someone elses point.

Learn something new and you will find that research can be truly riveting.

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Lawrence



Define Yourself

You choose who defines you.

You can allow others to define you and at that point you have lost all control. Or, you can define yourself and determine your own future.

Not only shouldn’t you allow others to define you but you shouldn’t try defining others either.

Set your own destiny, define yourself and be all you can be.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Belief

Are you willing to fight for your beliefs?

When you propose something and someone puts expresses some doubt do you give in or are you willing to work to show them why your belief is right?

If you aren’t willing to fight for your beliefs how much do you really believe them?

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Jobs

When a job opens up in an organization, they tend to create a job description, open up for applications, review the applications, interview the best applicants and then hire based on this process.

Should we consider doing this on a regular basis for the entire organization?

If you opened all jobs up and carefully looked for the best people for each job, how different would your organization look? Would this be a good thing or a bad thing?

Just something to consider.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Compromise

Sometimes compromise is NOT the answer.

If you have really dirty, polluted water and you mix it with clean water you now have all dirty water.

Compromising good with bad doesn’t make things better, sometimes it just makes more bad.

Just a thought

Have a great day!

Lawrence



The problem with being an expert

The problem with being an expert is when others find out you don’t know much about the topic you are supposedly an expert on.

A gourmet chef sounds impressive until you are found to not be a good cook.

A programmer can be impressive until you are found to not be a good coder.

A consultant can be impressive until it’s discovered your not terribly knowledgeable in your area of expertise.
It’s fun being the expert…until it’s discovered you aren’t.

This happens more often when you have a small community and you know more than the others. They see you as an expert until a real expert exposes you as a wannabe.

If you want to be an expert, learn everything you can and then keep learning. Inevitably you will come across someone who knows more than you and they will know real quickly if you are an expert or not. The alternative is to simply stay in your community and keep on pretending.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Quality

If you have to designate someone to be in charge of quality you are in trouble.

Everyone has to be focused on quality at all times.

If everyone isn’t focused on quality you might as well say that no one is in charge of quality

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Lawrence



The one constant

The one consistency in all great organizations seems to be their willingness to change.

Lack of some form of flexibility will be end of any organization. It might be sooner or it might be later but eventually any organization has to change or perish.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Talking

If you want people to talk about your product or company, give them something to talk about.

Too often we want people to tweet, post or snap about what we are doing but we don’t give them a good reason to do so.

Just a thought.

Have a great day!

Lawrence