Tony DeMeo


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 and once you have taken your solution from theory to practice, it’s a lot easier to spread your ideas.

To save the world, start local and expand from there.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



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?

Have a great day!

Lawrence



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 like most and strive to be average…more people will like you

Have a great day!

Lawrence



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.

Remember that rescheduling sends a pretty specific message to the other party that their time isn’t very important. If you are ok with that, fine. However, when most people realize the message they are sending, they start to rethink the idea of rescheduling (and maybe even the idea of scheduling in the first place)

Have a great day!

Lawrence



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 type of research, you might find a completely different perspective.

With any of these three possibilities, you will have more knowledge than you did if you didn’t do this research so what exactly is stopping you?

Have a great day!

Lawrence



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 break things up in an organization but when it increases value, it’s worth pursuing.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



What makes you special?

What makes you or your organization special?

Is it a product or service that you do better than anyone else?

Is it your customer service?

Is it your location?

Wouldn’t it make sense to figure out what makes you special and focus on that rather than focusing on things that others do better?

Have a great day!

Lawrence



An open mind

When people say “you should have an open mind” do they really mean that or are they really saying “you should have an open mind and think just like me”?

Too often, we think our view must be the open minded view because it’s…ours.

When you encourage others to be open minded, you also have to be open minded enough to accept that their views might be quite different than yours…and that is ok

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Following

Being a follower is the safe choice…unless you have picked the wrong leader.

Most of us have heard of a situation where cars might follow a big truck in a snow storm because it’s safer than going alone…until the truck drives off the road and the cars behind follow.

It’s ok to be a follower but make sure you are following the right leader and be willing to regularly reevaluate your choice.

Have a great day!

Lawrence