Things I Learned


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Things I Learned

  1. 1. Lynear Thinking <br />By Lynn M. Armstrong<br />What I learned in the boardroom and the living room. <br />
  2. 2. Basic Tenets <br />Live on purpose. <br />Feel vision. <br />Make it count. <br />
  3. 3. Every Day Counts.<br />Give 150% of yourself to that which matters most.<br />Care about others. Look for success and results. <br />Accomplish what is important to do today.<br />
  4. 4. Be the CEO of your own life. <br />Creative<br />Energetic <br />Optimistic <br />
  5. 5. Don’t hold me back. <br />Never say no to an idea.<br />Ask how it can grow.<br />
  6. 6. Vision is inclusive.<br />Yours.<br />Mine.<br />Ours.<br />
  7. 7. Vision is not necessarily for the sighted, or the promoted. <br />Vision keeps you going when everything else tells you to stop. <br />“Two years planning a documentary movie, and this blind guy barely makes it to camp 1?”<br />P.S. The “blind guy” climbed the mountain.<br />
  8. 8. Have Aspirations<br />You can’t see “vision.” You feel vision. <br />
  9. 9. Have a Mission<br />Remember what it is that you must do every day, and never forget to do. <br />Be clear.<br />Be connected. <br />Be focused. <br />
  10. 10. Values are not optional. <br />Honesty. Respect. Integrity. Family. Quality. Health. Love. Compassion. <br />
  11. 11. Teach someone to shine. <br />You don’t have to be the one, all the time. Sometimes it’s OK to let someone else have the spot light. Everyone needs to shine. Teach someone something today. <br />
  12. 12. 2nd chances only come once. <br />Remember what you learned and write it down<br />
  13. 13. Be helpful.<br />Great people focus on everyone else. <br />
  14. 14. take the high road. <br />Nelson Mandela invited his incarcerators to dinner. One woman didn’t come, so he went to her. <br />
  15. 15. create infectious enthusiasm. <br />Make complex things simple so everyone can be a part of it. <br />
  16. 16. Celebrate difference. Tolerance is an insult. <br />Creative. Yellow.Passionate. Red. Focused on getting things done. BlueMaintain order. Green<br />
  17. 17. How you get things done matters more. <br />Getting things done is important. <br />
  18. 18. Be worthy of respect.<br />Is earned through actions. <br />Is built on understanding.<br />Asks why. <br />Listens to others.<br />Responds. <br />Looks you in the eye. <br />Does not give answers. <br />Creates a path. <br />
  19. 19. Imagery is the language of clarity.<br />Create a picture that is meaningful to each person.<br />Clarity is personal. It causes one to think differently. See another perspective. <br />
  20. 20. You are obligated to keep growing. <br />If what you are doing is easy, then you need to move on. Growing is stretching. <br />
  21. 21. The things I have learned . . .<br />
  22. 22. 1. If it’s too easy, move on.<br />The more each person is able to grow, the more we are able to accomplish. <br />
  23. 23. 2. Sometimes it’s hard to let go. <br />Send me a signal if I hang on too long. <br />
  24. 24. 3. Create a path that others can follow. Then guide them. <br />The road can be a wide one. This is scarey for some people. And sometimes hard to follow.<br />
  25. 25. 4. Speed is not the point. <br />There is no point in being so far out in front that you are invisible. <br />
  26. 26. 5. One person can only do so much. <br />As much as one person can do. <br />
  27. 27. 6. Make a plan and Commit. <br />Now. <br />Say it out loud. <br />Write it down. <br />Share it. <br />Live it . <br />Visit it. <br />Don’t make it easy. <br />
  28. 28. 7. Breathe. <br />Inspirare. To inhale. Breathe in. Oxygen deprivation does strange things to the human body. Heart rates go haywire, brain function decreases, blood thickens. Intestines shut down.<br />