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Dear Boomers

Safer to lie or to tell the trut​h?

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They were in the news again because Go-Fund-Me just refunded every donor’s money. They are probably nice people in general. Temptation to lie is something every one of us has to wrestle with.

What if you were praised for telling the truth?

Generally, lying when you do something unpopular, unethical, or even accidently, the return on investment for lying seems like the (obvious) best and most valuable choice – life immediately becomes easier when we are “off-the-hook”.

The wrath and responsibility for owning up to something can be avoided or turned into a non-issue if we lie.

What’s in it for being honest?

Trust.

The most valuable of all relationship ingredients.

When our son was about two years old (in 2002), we promised him he’d never get in trouble for telling the truth.

Set your bar(s) high.

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Stuff We Do

A reminder that patience isn’t just for the easy stuff

thank you note
This was such a big deal and my patience was put to the test.

 

thank you note
Turns out, it was just a button labeled “refresh” that needed to be pushed.

 

In 18 years as a full-time professional speaker and business advisor, i have never (not a single time) placed my presentation on a thumb-drive and given it to a client to run Disney/my content off of their laptop.

Never.

Ever.

Why?

Because for the first 15 years, it was a Disney Institute standard to protect Disney’s proprietary content and intellectual property.

And – and this is a big and – the reason my presentations didn’t work well on a client’s screen was never (another big word) a fault of my laptop.

i hate being seen as an inflexible and paranoid human being.

But that’s the very role i have to play when push comes to shove.

i was backed into a corner two days ago.

We tried:

  • Rebooting laptop.
  • Using my backup laptop.
  • Replacing their HDMI cable.

Nothing worked.

By the way, for the 45 minutes before AV arrived, everything worked fine. But then the three screens began flickering every few seconds. And to make it more interesting, their laptop’s presentation worked perfectly.

With literally no option but to use their laptop, i reluctantly agreed to waiver (and i hated it) from a non-negotiable standard.

As i loaded the presentation on the thumb drive, the flickering stopped.

Cortney (the junior AV tech) pressed a “refresh button” of some sort and everything worked perfectly.

The photos of Disney Characters and note cards at the top was my way of thanking (and apologizing for high standards) them for staying the course and figuring it out.

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This Might Change Your Life

Should we be brutally honest with this person?

Church challenge sign
We, each of us, are a cathedral, no?

 

If we are really, brutally honest with ourselves, there can be no exceptions to being a good and decent person.

The longer and more sincerely we do this, the higher our batting average.

We will fail, but less and less often.

Until one day, never.

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Authenticity

Is it impossible to live a life in this simple manner?

Bill Collins (center) is the fastest man over 60… jeff noel (right) finished next to last…

high standards of living

Is it impossible to live a life in this simple manner?

Live so that if anyone ever said anything bad about you, no one would believe it.

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Note: Bill Collins is the fastest man over 60… in the world. Yes, the world’s fastest (over 60) human.