Support Requires Sharing

Even with the best ideas and the passion to back them up, we will make very little progress without support from others. None of us gets very far alone. We need others in order to do our best work. We do not necessarily need them for the work itself, but we need them to witness…

To Try Is To Know

A consensus tends to round off the the edges, but the edges are what cut through convention and lead to innovation. There is a fine line between brilliance and insanity, as the saying goes, between a great idea and a crazy one. The problem is that great ideas often sound crazy to the people around…

Permission is a Form of Procrastination

“Part of my job is moving forward without permission.” —James Victore If you wait until other people approve of your idea before you act on it, it will already be too late. The best ideas do not have an audience yet because the best ideas are something that no one else has imagined yet. Changing…

Permission to be Less Successful

“I would have been more successful if I had given more of myself to my career, but I was only willing to give about 70%. The rest I gave to my family and to hunting, fishing, and playing music.” -My Grandfather The things our elders tell us, whether they know it or not, affect us…