Archive for January 29th, 2013

How do you COMPROMISE excellence?

I have searched high and low for an answer to this question.  It’s an OXYMORON! I ask everyone everywhere I go, “What is your standard?”  The answer from everyone everywhere is always the same – EXCELLENCE!  However, during our conversation, I find time after time compromise rears its head.  “Times are different, costs are high, this is almost as good, this saves a lot of time.” On and on comes the parade of compromise.  “We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

Are you in the habit of cutting corners, or achieving EXCELLENCE every day?

Time to finish the book

My previous blog was the speech I prepared for the Friday’s UK reward conference in Orlando.  I am usually pretty cool in front of an audience but I was so inspired by the energy in the room with a feeling that I have not experienced since my days with Friday’s, that I struggled with emotion.  The sign outside the door read, “If it’s real you’ll feel it.” It was and I did, I was with family, and it felt ‘real’ good.  I am inspired and heading to my ‘happy place’ which is my boat and plan to sprint to the finish with my writing.  Our working title “Triceptive” is starting to get competition as we approach the finish.  In the end I am sure the final word for the title will come from our agent and publisher.  TriCeptive will remain the important central theory in the book.

P.S. A special thanks to all the Knights of the Round Table, Jimmy Skeadas and George Barton for all the time and incredible input you generously gave during my time in Orlando