Tony DeMeo


Power

The person with ethics but no power is admirable.

The person with ethics with power is a godsend.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



The Plan

Having a plan makes it easy to figure out what to do next.

Without a plan you are just guessing on the next step.

No plan, no do is a general rule of thumb so if you don’t have a plan, you better get one soon.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



What did you learn yesterday?

What did you learn yesterday? Who did you teach it to?

If the answer is to the first question is “nothing” that is a HUGE problem. Any day we aren’t learning is one we are losing.

The the answer to the second question is “no one” that is a smaller problem but still a problem. Sharing knowledge is a great way to help others but also a great way to learn more.

Learn, teach and grow EVERYDAY!

Have a great day!

Lawrence



100% Agreement

Whenever you have 100% agreement on a topic you should try to determine what is really wrong.

Any time a large group has 100% agreement on something, there is a really good chance that the something has been presented incorrectly OR that something else is up (could be someone is being bullied, someone is intimidated or something similar).

100% might seem great but to me, it raises some yellow and maybe red flags.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Growing

Every day we should be learning, maturing and growing. If this is true, we should never have an occurence of “doing the same thing again” because every day is a different day and each day we are a different person with different experiences.

If it feels like you are doing the same thing over and over, realize that is more an issue of you not growing rather than of doing the same thing.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Winning

“Who wants to win?”

Pretty much everyone would say “I do” to the above question.

“Who is willing to make the sacrifices necessary to win?”

When people are honest with themselves, there are many fewer people able to say “I am” to the above question.
These sacrifices include hard work, giving up some pleasures that might not be good for you and other things that might be worth it but are hard or painful or mean giving something up.

Most people are willing to cross the finish line first but very few are willing to make the tremendous efforts to prepare for the race.

Just a thought.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



An Opinion

There was a quote from Ozzie Newsome to Mike Mayock (two general managers of NFL football teams just prior to the draft) that “having an opinion is a hell of a lot easier than making a decision”.

This quote is so applicable in many situations because people will “armchair quarterback” (say what they would have done but only after the fact) or even give early opinions but if their opinion doesn’t pan out, they aren’t held accountable.

It takes courage to make a decision and to be held accountable for the decision. Anyone can offer an opinion that comes with no accountability.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Automation

When something has been automated have you ever stopped to wonder who the automation was intended to help?

Most people know what Siri on the iPhone does or Alexa on the various Amazon products but who are these intended to really help?

Obviously, they make our lives easier but they also make it easier for companies like Google and Amazon to collect even more data about us. It’s up to each of us to determine whether the loss of privacy is worth the convenience but it’s foolish for any of us to make this decision without understanding who exactly is benefiting from this type of automation.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Operators

Some people have great ideas but can’t execute on their ideas.

Other people are great operators but don’t have great ideas.

The best (and rarest) people are those who can do both.

If you aren’t one of the fortunate few who can do both, I think it’s better to be a great operator. It’s easy to find great ideas (or ideas you can make great) but if you can’t operate/execute, it doesn’t matter how many great ideas you have.

Work on being an operator and good things can happen.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Equality

Aristotle wrote “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal”.

This is a fascinating quote to me because too often we want to treat everyone and everything equally. It’s much more important to treat everyone and everything fairly. There is a huge difference in fair and equal. It’s when we forget this that we end up mistreating many.

Just a thought.

Have a great day!

Lawrence