Archive for December, 2014


Authors are Experts

A Rock Star is an expert, and many are authors. If you an author, you are automatically considered an expert. (Author may or may not mean book) And of course some of you will immediately revolt here, as you claim you do not know how to write or perhaps are a poor writer or maybe […]

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Speakers are Experts

Rockstars are experts, and many are speakers. If you are “the Speaker” you are automatically considered an expert. Some of you will immediately revolt here, as you claim you do not know enough yet to speak and maybe you are terrified of speaking. We all have useful information we can share! First of all, we […]

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How to be an Instant Expert

A Rock Star is an expert! There are  two ways to be perceived as an (instant) expert. Now ideally you are an expert AND perceived as an expert, but quite honestly, most of us are totally confused as to what an expert is. Before we dive in we had better agree on what an “Expert” […]

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Stretch Goals: “I’d like to fly but I can’t even swim” – The Kinks, “Superman”

I am fully in favor of absurd and ridiculous goals Goals are important, and I am fully in favor of absurd and ridiculous goals, as long as a modicum of reason is included. Goals are steps along the way to our vision of what we want to become. Having “Stretch Goals,” simply what you might […]

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The Lemon Drop – Ginger Variation too

A Lemon Drop (sometimes erroneously called a “Lemon Drop Martini”) can be a splendid cocktail, or it can be an absolutely putrid sickly sweet concoction. Bad versions contain cheap triple sec and sour mix – a great one instead has quality ingredients such as Cointreau and freshly squeezed lemon juice instead. This is one of […]

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Using Time Effectively – time scheduling tips

1) First of all, schedule your time. Yes, the first “tip” is just do it; schedule! If you do not schedule your time, you risk being primarily reactive instead of proactive. The level of scheduling is up to you (mine is somewhat loose – I do not micromanage my time, but that does work and […]

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Time Blocking

Time blocking is a simple concept. A time block is a meeting with yourself. Like all successful meetings, a time block needs a specific agenda, i.e. what you are going to do, a specific start and end time, and follow on “action items” – what you are going to do next. What you do next […]

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Time Management: Power of a Positive “No”

Not only do you not have time to do everything, but you can’t do everything well. As you become more important, more valuable, more wanted, your time still remains constant at 24 hours a day. And your need for sleep doesn’t decrease. Every time you say “yes” to something you are implicitly saying “no” to […]

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People Get What They Expect

One reason positioning, what people think about you, is so hard to change, is that people get what they expect. Here are four examples: “The project was late” vs. “Ted messed it up” At one client I could do no wrong. If a project blew up, it was a bad project or circumstances changed or […]

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Be The First, the go to guy (or gal)

The spoils go to the victor, the first. Often it’s the first in the mind, the go to guy or gal. The second is frequently far far behind. The 5th is always lost in the pack. Do you want to be the BEST forensics person or pentester or whatever LOST in the pack? The first […]

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