Monday, July 02, 2007

Three words of advice

1. About, not from.
2. And, not or.
3. Ask, don’t tell.
4. Attract, don’t look.
5. Authenticity, not charisma.
6. Beliefs, not facts.
7. Boundaries, not walls.
8. Boutiques, not mega-marts.
9. Business, not hobby.
10. Cherish, don’t squander.
11. Childlike, not childish.
12. Convinced, not conceited.
13. Curiosity, not curriculum.
14. Curiosity, not judgment.
15. Dialogue, not debate.
16. Discipline, not luck.
17. Discretion, not snobbery.
18. Doer, not expert.
19. Don’t accuse, inform.
20. Don’t inform, form.
21. Don’t jump, pause.
22. Don’t perform, satisfy.
23. Don’t sell, solve.
24. Don’t talk, do.
25. Don’t think, react.
26. Don’t write, transmit.
27. Duration, not intensity.
28. Enjoy, don’t compare.
29. Excellence, not success.
30. Excited, not nervous.
31. Explore, don’t repress.
32. Faith, not religion.
33. Fans, not customers.
34. Finest, not first.
35. Gifts, not wounds.
36. Goals, not controls.
37. Harmonizing, not manipulating.
38. Heart, not head.
39. Hypothesize, don’t analyze.
40. Imagination, not millions.
41. Immersion, not submersion.
42. Inklings, not bolts.
43. Innocence, not ignorance.
44. Insinuate, don’t impose.
45. Insistency, not loyalty.
46. Intentionality, not manipulation.
47. Interaction, not interruption.
48. Limitations, not rejections.
49. Listen, don’t fix.
50. Listening, not research.
51. Moles, not peacocks.
52. Offer, don’t pressure.
53. Play, don’t practice.
54. Process, not product.
55. Progress, not perfection.
56. Proof, not adjectives.
57. Pull, don’t push.
58. Purpose, not mission.
59. Questions, not answers.
60. Reflection, not blame.
61. Reputation, not advertising.
62. Responsibilities, not rights.
63. Ruminate, don’t worry.
64. Sales, not transactions.
65. Signals, not noise.
66. Specialist, not generalist.
67. Speculate, don’t fret.
68. Spicy, not icy.
69. Springboards, not straightjackets.
70. Strategy, not destiny.
71. Tangibility, not magnitude.
72. Tempted, not thwarted.
73. Toot, don’t blow.
74. Transactions, not traffic.
75. Unique, not different.
76. Validation, not mission.
77. Verbs, not nouns.
78. Walk, don’t talk.
79. Why, not who.
80. Wisdom, not knowledge.

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