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See a Good One

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Craig Huntington received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oregon
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I cannot overstate the importance of having a vision for your career and personal success. It’s one of the core components of the “Road Map” I discuss in Risk: A Road Worth Traveling; my Just Do It Habit means simply identify your dreams – and commit yourself to chasing them.

 

See your goal; then get after it.

 

It’s not rocket science is it? Yet, there must be a thousand great quotes that stress the significance of having a vision:

 

Where there is no vision, there is no hope. – George Washington Carver

 

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. – Helen Keller

 

If you can see it, and believe it, you can achieve it. – W. Clement Stone

 

As someone who regularly tries to keep my dreams in the crosshairs of my daily hunting and gathering, I also look for fresh ways to communicate to my audiences about the importance of having a vision. And I saw one a couple days ago.

 

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And You're F@#%ed

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As I’ve gotten progressively wiser (forget older), college graduation commencement addresses have really grown on me. These speeches have evolved from 30 minutes of platitudes in my generation to a more focused and often entertaining message for new graduates today. And because an important part of my profession is communication, I typically listen to a few speeches each spring. As usual, there were several that stood out.

 

Actor Denzel Washington preached gratitude, goal setting, and putting God first in a very personal and inspiring speech at Dillard University in New Orleans. And I thought former President George W. Bush had the line of the commencement address season at Southern Methodist University when he said, “To those of you who are graduating this afternoon with high honors, awards, and distinctions, I say, ‘well done.’ And as I like to tell the “C” students: You, too, can be President.”

 

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It's Not a Lie...

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I saw the headlines on the May 8th report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The report claimed our country added 223,000 new jobs in April. That sounds like a lot of jobs, doesn’t it? And it represents another sign that more Americans are working and doing better, right?

 

Economic indicators like the job creation index are trending up, and the stock market is shooting off the charts. For months the folks in Washington, D.C. have been telling us the economy is improving, and certainly the president and some members of Congress are doing their best to put forth a positive message – not to mention take credit for the perceived economic upturn.

 

That’s nice. We expect our leaders to project confidence, ooze optimism and communicate that they see the glass (and the economy) as half-full and not half-empty. It’s just that many of us aren’t really buying it.

 

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People Are Watching

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I was at my desk one afternoon when a friendly face appeared at the office doorway. It belonged to a lady I worked with. Typically, she was smiling, but at that moment she appeared to have a serious subject on her mind. She started with, “I have to tell you…” and she paused.

 

Sitting in the manager’s chair, I steeled myself for what was coming next, as my brain raced to fill in the blank left by her momentary silence.

 

“… you really inspired me the other day,” she continued. And this kind-hearted, thoughtful, professional explained that she had “caught me” doing something that made a positive impression on her and had actually encouraged her to follow suit.

 

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"It's Not That I'm Lazy..."

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There’s a great scene in the movie Office Space, a funny, cult classic about a dysfunctional organization and the cubicle workers who populate it. In the scene, Peter Gibbons, the movie’s main character, is talking to two consultants (both named Bob), brought in by his employer, Initech, to analyze the underachieving firm and the lackluster performance of Gibbons.

 

“It’s not that I’m lazy. It’s that I just don’t care,” Gibbons says. “It’s a problem of motivation, alright? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don’t see another dime. So, where’s the motivation? …

 

“And here’s something else, Bob, I have eight different bosses right now. Eight. So that means when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That’s my only motivation, is not to be hassled… that, and the fear of losing my job. But, you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.”

 

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