A different alphabet

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Overloaded with thoughts, ideas, phrases and actions items to execute on, I summarized them with an alphabetical listing.

Having just returned from year one of my EO Entrepreneurial Masters Program, I’ve been asked a few times what the best take-aways were. Each time I’ve heard the question I’ve been unable to answer succinctly as there was simply too much to narrow it down well. With sixty five other entrepreneurs from around the world, we spent nearly 16 hours each day learning from great speakers and from each other. Talk about overload!

For myself and those interested, here are the lists.

The top two take aways from EO EMP Year 1:

  1. I’ve returned to my home knowing 65 new friends, all of who shared some of their past, present and future with me, much of it very heartfelt. The remarkable experience labeled as the night of the living dead.
  2. Significant clarity on what needs to be done in order to upgrade my business from the good that it is to the great that it will be.

There would have been a third take away in the list but it in an of itself if the other list, the alphabet. Key thoughts and phrases… they mean something different to everyone and a relevant in business and in life.

  1. Look for the pattern
  2. You get what you focus on and become like those that you spend time with
  3. Every day that you tolerate mediocrity is another day of saying, “I was just kidding about excellence”
  4. Communicate courageously and relentlessly
  5. Set clear and binary goals
  6. I’m good at what I do and I do it because I care about you
  7. Ambiguity breeds mediocrity
  8. People are safe, ideas are not
  9. Notice everything, always be collecting data
  10. You cannot sit on two toilets at once
  11. People eat with their eyes
  12. Think exponential, not incremental
  13. Find and ask the right question
  14. Keep running your old factory while you build your new factory
  15. Give your big idea a name and a theme
  16. Communicate one idea over and over again
  17. Virtual structure: less stuff = more success
  18. Your brand is found in the hearts and minds of your customers
  19. Your packaging is how they remember you
  20. Start dreaming again
  21. Accountability creates engagement
  22. Visibility creates accountability
  23. The enemy of execution is business as usual
  24. You cannot grow your business, only your people can. It’s called a company, not a lonely
  25. Bet on yourself and bet big
  26. Leave nothing unsaid

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