When I was still in my twenties, I went to Parris Island, South Carolina, to see my brother Mark graduate with his classmates (I am pretty sure they would all be horrified to know I just called them that) from Marine Corps boot camp.
I don’t pretend to know what going through boot camp was like for my brother Mark. He has told me some stories, but I have a feeling this is a secret society you can only fully understand if you have been there yourself.
What I do know is this: I saw the transformation boot camp wrought in Mark’s life, and in the lives of all the young men who were part of his graduating class…
Ever since I read the book Essentialism, I have been engaged in “the disciplined pursuit of less”. As the book’s author, Greg McKeown, explains in this interview with Michael Hyatt and Michele Cushatt, the main point of the book is not simply saying “no” to things. It is, rather, saying “yes” to only the right things. Take podcasts, for instance…
Most failed businesses don’t die – they commit suicide.
I am watching an aquaintace of mine (let’s call him Stewart) commit business suicide rght now. And it’s slow, agonizing business suicide, inflicting the maximum amount of pain and agony in the process.
Of course, Stewart doesn’t see it that way.
Dennis McIntee is passionate about helping leaders develop their coaching skills. He keynotes frequently at leadership seminars as well as appearing in magazines, newspapers, trade journals, and on national radio and TV. He is the author of The 8 Qualities of Drama Free Teams: Do More. Stress Less. Zero Drama.
It was a passionate plea from my lovely wife: “There’s a spider in the garage. Come out here and kill it!”
And since I’m the king of my castle and I’m her knight in shining armor, I thought, “No spider is going to enter my domain. My home is my castle and I’m going to take care of this creature right away.” Truthfully, I’m about as scared of spiders as my wife, so when I entered our garage I made sure I grabbed the longest broom we had and went after the evil spider.
It seems like that’s the kind of spectacle the media would give us, if they could.
But the upcoming US Presidential Election is not a game, and it is not entertainment.
Before you get all riled up about the debates and the candidates, you should read this book:
American Resurrection: The Failure of the U.S. Constitution and the Rebirth of a Nation
It’s a quick read, but I make you this one promise: you will see the election in a different light after reading this.
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Then let me know what you think.