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It Gets Ugly Out There

It Gets Ugly Out ThereMy mom is dying. Of old age, yes! But a sad and lost 93-year old blind woman crying because life is slipping away doesn’t get poetic because she’s had a full life.

People I trusted greatly turned out to be lying with nearly every word. Yes, trust can be a form of naïveté but sometimes it cuts too close to the bone.

As businesses we all pour our hearts, brains and talent into the products/services we deliver, only to discover that some of the recipients never had any intention of appreciating or paying for what they received.

So I look around at this Fellini parade moving around me — I have done so all of my life as we are all hit by a combination of exhilaration and cruise missiles–and thankfully have understood most of the time that a few key rules can guide us through:

  • *Take none of the majesty of life for granted
  • *Do not succumb to fear or whining
  • *Accept that some things cannot be changed
  • *Recognize that some of the barriers we are told are impenetrable, are truly vulnerable to our will

And most important, the quality of our businesses/our lives is calculated mostly by the determination to discover beauty in the ugly wherever it might be


  1. Parrish McIntyre ∣ March 13th / 2014 at 11:59 am

    Great post and thoughts. Thanks for sharing – life is all about finding and keeping the right perspective.

  2. Ivan Widjaya ∣ March 18th / 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Be completely present. Absorb everything you can. You only live once. Do things as if it will be the last time that you will do that thing. So inspiring.

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