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3-2-1: Pushing yourself, listening, and a simple rule for life and work
read onJAMESCLEAR.COM | APRIL 8, 2021
Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,
Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week…
3 Ideas From Me
“A simple rule for life and work:
Don’t rush, but don’t wait.
“Your life is purchased by where you spend your attention.”
1) Decide what you want to achieve.
2) Try different ways of achieving it until you find one that works for you.
3) Do more of what works. Do less of what doesn’t.
4) Don’t stop doing it until it stops working.
2 Quotes From Others
Artificial intelligence researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky on pushing yourself:
“If you never fail, you’re only trying things that are too easy and playing far below your level… If you can’t remember any time in the last six months when you failed, you aren’t trying to do difficult enough things.”
Source: Inadequate Equilibria (Chapter 7)
Documentary filmmaker Valarie Kaur on listening:
“Deep listening is an act of surrender. We risk being changed by what we hear.
When I really want to hear another person’s story, I try to leave my preconceptions at the door and draw close to their telling. I am always partially listening to the thoughts in my own head when others are speaking, so I consciously quiet my thoughts and begin to listen with my senses.
Empathy is cognitive and emotional—to inhabit another person’s view of the world is to feel the world with them. But I also know that it’s okay if I don’t feel very much for them at all. I just need to feel safe enough to stay curious.
The most critical part of listening is asking what is at stake for the other person. I try to understand what matters to them, not what I think matters. Sometimes I start to lose myself in their story. As soon as I notice feeling unmoored, I try to pull myself back into my body, like returning home. As Hannah Arendt says, ‘One trains one’s imagination to go visiting.’ When the story is done, we must return to our skin, our own worldview, and notice how we have been changed by our visit.”
Source: See No Stranger
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Did you know…
… that today is the San Diego Chicken’s Birthday? In 1974, Ted Giannoulas debuted as the San Diego Chicken. Giannoulas took a job for a radio station in 1974 to dress up as a chicken and deliver Easter eggs at the San Diego Zoo. He did such a good job that the radio station asked him to appear in the same outfit at a San Diego Padres game. The rest is history.
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Observe and learn instead of react and respond. Everything doesn’t need your reaction. Conserve your energy for what matters.”
— Author Unknown
Did you know…
… that today is Japanese Flower Festival (Hana Matsuri) Day? This Japanese festival celebrates the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. “Hana” means “flower” in Japanese, and “matsuri” means “festival,” so Hana Matsuri means “flower festival.”
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away.”
— Kenichi Ohmae
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The next time you are working on a project, ask yourself, “What would happen to my level of commitment, if I knew that I was only going to be paid if I achieved results?”
|Marshall GoldsmithApr 8|
As an executive coach, I have a unique compensation system – I only get paid if my clients get better. “Better” means my clients achieve positive, measurable change in behavior, not as judged by themselves but by their key stakeholders. This process usually takes about 18 months and involves an average of 16 stakeholders.
My coaching approach has been described in several major publications, such as Forbes and The New Yorker. I have been asked many times where I came up with this “pay only for results” idea. The answer is from Dennis Mudd, who was my boss 43 years ago.
Growing up in Valley Station, Ky., my family was poor. Dad operated a small, two-pump gas station. The roof on our home was very old and starting to leak badly. We had no choice but to get a new roof, although this would be a painful expenditure for us. Dad hired Dennis Mudd to put on the roof. In order for us to save some money, I worked as his assistant.
Putting on a roof in the middle of the summer in Kentucky is incredibly hard work. I never have done another job (before or since) that required this degree of physical exertion. I was amazed at the care Mr. Mudd put into the laying of the shingles. He was patient with me as I made mistakes and helped me learn how to do the job right. After a while, my attitude toward this project changed from “grudging acceptance” to “pride in a job well-done.” In spite of the heat and pain,
I looked forward to working with Mr. Mudd every day.
When the project was finally over, I thought the roof looked great. When Mr. Mudd presented my Dad with the invoice for our work, he said quietly, “Bill, please take your time and inspect our work. If you feel that this roof meets your standards, pay us. If not, there is no charge for our work.” It was obvious, he was very serious in his request.
Dad carefully looked at the roof, thanked both of us for a job well-done and then paid Mr. Mudd, who then paid me for my help.
I will never forget watching Mr. Mudd when he asked Dad to only pay for results. He wasn’t kidding – he was dead serious, and my respect for Mr. Mudd skyrocketed. I was only 14 years old, but I will never forget this event. I knew the Mudd family. They didn’t have any more money that we did. I thought, “Mr. Mudd may be poor, but he is not cheap. This guy has class. When I grow up, I want to be like Dennis Mudd.”
Although I have received many honors for my work, I doubt I will ever match the dedication to quality and the integrity Mr. Mudd showed. In the past 29 years, I have not gotten paid on a few assignments and have never asked for money I felt was undeserved. Financially, how much has this hurt me? At the time, it caused me some pain and embarrassment, but I knew I was still going to have a very prosperous life.
How much would not getting paid have hurt Mr. Mudd? A lot. Not paying him would have meant that his family would not be eating very well for the next couple of months. This sacrifice didn’t matter, though. His pride and integrity were more important than money.
Mr. Mudd never gave any pep talks about quality or values. He didn’t use any fancy buzzwords such as “empowerment” or “customer delight.” He didn’t have to – his actions communicated his values better than any buzzwords he might have used.
We can all learn a lot from this man. The next time you are working on a project, ask yourself, “What would happen to my level of commitment, if I knew that I was only going to be paid if I achieved results?”
How would your behavior change?
What if someone said this to you, “I don’t want you to pay me unless you are 100% satisfied with the results.”
Wouldn’t you know that person was going to do the best job they could for you?
Mr. Mudd taught me a lesson I will try to live up to for the rest of my life. What is important is not how much he impressed me. What is much more important is that he could look with pride at the person he saw in the mirror every day.
Thank you for reading! I hope this is helpful to you and those around you.
Life is good. Marshall.
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