This is about you and me
Do you qualify?
Shall we get started?
WARNING—There might be some rough weather ahead.
It’s for brave, courageous, and strong hearts.
It’s for savvy life warriors who can cry, bleed, smile, and laugh.
Being a good listener is a great asset.
Able to go deep and ask hard questions.
Like, what are we going to do with the rest of our lives?
Difficult questions. Difficult answers. Let’s work on them.
As Mom told me so many times: “Life is tough. Get on with it. Just make the best of it! You can do it. I know that.”
Your Mom probably told you the same. Moms are great!
Can you think?
I will not tell you what to think. Maybe a bit about how to think. Mostly to just think.
By the way, IBM’s logo is THINK.
I’ll let you walk your road, alone, without holding your hand.
Maybe pushing you a bit, suggesting another small step. And another one… or two… or…
I’ll be in your corner.
We will generate ideas, goals, tests, lots of errors, a few successes.
We will stretch our possibilities, above our comfort zones.
We will aim a bit higher everyday. To improve by just one percent (1%), every day.
Not on everything. Just improving one thing, one percent. One selected thing per day.
Build muscle memory?
My job is to help us discover our unlimited limits. To become better/greater ones.
What you and I will ask to do might seem hard, sometimes harsh.
Trust me! With time and practice, it will become a lot easier to do.
And make you and me much happier.
You’ll discover the good in you, amplify it, and become great. Maybe the greatest!
Are you coachable?
Can you let go of your security blanket? It can be real hard to do.
We have lots of them. Open the cage, or crash the glass ceiling.
Stand taller, more erect.
Become more tolerant towards you and the others.
What you know, your skills, your confidence, and your motivation will be your most critical assets—people need you with all of you.
Trust your imagination, intuition, and creativity.
I want you to love yourself. To be proud of what you’ll achieve.
Let’s do it. Together. You and I.
“I like character, intelligence (not IQ, but raw savvy) and a strong sense of humour and yearning for adventure—everything else is irrelevant.”
American author and copywriter
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.”
“There’s more to life than being a passenger.”
“Human crises have a way of happening at inconvenient times.”
American aviation pioneer and author
“Everyone thinks most sales are made based on price and everyone is wrong. Sales are made based on desire, need, and perceived value combined with urgency and utility.”
“4.5 Tips on tipping: (And getting tipped, even if it’s not in the form of money)
1- Start with a smile.
2- Engage in a friendly manner.
3- Offer to help others sincerely and without expectation.
4- Tell them how nice it was to serve them.
4.5- Thank them for being your customer.”
“Selling is a natural skill. It’s developed as a child. You may know it as persuasion.”
“Be friendly first. Service starts with a friendly person with a friendly smile, who offers friendly words first. How friendly are you?”
“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”
“Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.”
“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”
Classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition of thought
“Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your Being. As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted, ‘He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.’”