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Profit Buzz : Which Tip Will Make You Most Profitable?

BY Ann Whittaker In Profitability On Jul 08, 2014 With 0 Comments

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We scour the Internet every week looking for the very best content for our readers that will help them develop profitable habits--and we're not just talking about money. We try to share world wide web wisdom that will help you get profitable emotionally, mentally and personally. 

The goal? Find everything we can to help you build a profitable business that will change the world, and your sphere of influence.  As we dig, we inevitably run across video, pictures or blog posts that are life-changing. 

Each Tuesday, we give out awards to our favorites.

THIS WEEK'S WINNER IS...

#1 - Clark Little Dives Head First Into Powerful Waves

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Photographer Clark Little saw an opportunity with his passion and jumped right in:

"I went out there because I love the shorebreak, and I wanted to get a shot for the house. I was there at the right time capturing pictures that nobody wanted to get involved with. People saw that it was unique, nobody was doing it."

#2-Jonathan Fields: Work For What's Within Your Grasp

In a recent blog post entitled "The Assumed Life," Jonathan Fields talks about how hard he's worked as a lawyer, entrepreneur and a father in response to a salty Amazon review of one of his books. 

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"Because, if we own that fact that what we want is within our grasp, even if we need to work hard and train in the ability to make it so, and we still don’t act, we are faced with a level of cognitive dissonance that makes us feel really bad. Bad about ourselves, and bad about the lives we unfold.

So, instead, we make assumptions that allow us to never try. Which keeps us from feeling the discomfort of uncertainty and novelty and change and risk. But also leads to so much sadness. So much futility. So much frustration and surrender. And beyond the way it affects our own lives, it robs society as a whole of the amazing gifts we have to offer, had we only owned the truth of our own potential and learned the skills needed to handle and then harness the journey."

 

#3 - Daniel Pink Throws Out Carefully Crafted Plans

In his commencement speech at Weinberg College this year, Daniel Pink challenged students and parents alike: 

"Sometimes you have to write to figure it out…

This advice wasn’t just savvy guidance for how to write — it might be the wisest advice I know for how to live… The way to be okay, we all believe, is to have a specific plan — except maybe it’s not…

The smartest, most interesting, most dynamic, most impactful people … lived to figure it out. At some point in their lives, they realized that carefully crafted plans … often don’t hold up… Sometimes, the only way to discover who you are or what life you should lead is to do less planning and more living— to burst the double bubble of comfort and convention and just do stuff, even if you don’t know precisely where it’s going to lead, because you don’t know precisely where it’s going to lead.

This might sound risky — and you know what? It is. It’s really risky. But the greater risk is to choose false certainty over genuine ambiguity. The greater risk is to fear failure more than mediocrity. The greater risk is to pursue a path only because it’s the first path you decided to pursue."

#4 - Ira Glass : If we bomb it, it doesn't matter! 

Ira Glass's pre-show speech that he gave to the This American Life cast at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last month:

"If we bomb it, it doesn't matter! It won't hurt anyone's career. Me, or you or any of us. So let's have fun out there, let's use our powers and let's make a nice show for the people."


Profit Buzz Conversation

1. How many times have you bombed something at work, and how have you recovered?

2. What is right within your graps that you're not actively pursuing because you're afraid of the unknown?

3. Are you comfortable with throwing out well-crafted plans, or do you think they still have their place, especially in the workplace?

4. What is something that no one else is doing out there that you could do?

5. How did any of these bits of wisdom help you see more ways to get profitable? 

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