5 Principled Concepts to Help You Discern Accurately

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What do you see first? The duck or the rabbit? Sorry, can’t unsee. (Anonymous Illustrator, 1892.)

5 Principled Concepts to Help You Discern Accurately To Be A More Successful Entrepreneur, Leader and Individual in Life and Business

“How shall a man judge what to do in such times?’

‘As he ever has judged,’ said Aragorn.

‘Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear…

It is a man’s part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

1. DISCERNMENT LEADERSHIP & DISCERNMENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Discernment will become the number one leadership competency of the decade — the age of misinformation. …


“Experience is the opposite of being creative.” — Paul Arden

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“You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others….” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand

”Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” — Brené Brown

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. “ — Peter Drucker

“‘Restore connection’ is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead.” — Arianna Huffington

Politics is not leadership. It never has been. It never will be. Stop politicking at work. Let toxic people go. Watch productivity and profits skyrocket.

Don’t tip-toe around the goal.

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” …


4 Actionable Tips for Entrepreneurs, Executives, Employees

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“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” ― Marcus Aurelius

Get your life back.

Your life should consist of more than commuting, working, eating, surfing the Internet, sleeping and watching TV. Your life should be filled with purpose-driven experiences and projects that bring excitement, passion, energy, and authentic meaning and joy into your life.

Could you have all the time in the world?

Would you want more free time if you could?

What would you do with that time? …


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WILL FEAR STOP YOU FROM DOING THE WORK?

Opportunities will come and go, but if you do nothing about them, so will you.

LOOK FOR WAYS THESE 14 THINGS CAN HELP YOU FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE AND BUSINESS

You can’t change and be somebody else in the future unless you start becoming a little better at being that future person today.

  1. Do you tell yourself that you will do things differently and be somebody else in the future when your circumstances change?⁣⁣
  2. You’re that little kid years ago the world was banking on to change the world today.⁣⁣
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  3. The future IS now.⁣⁣
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  4. ✊ There is nothing you can do in the future.⁣⁣
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  5. Don’t believe you cannot do something in the future? Test it. Do something in the future right now. Did it work? Nope? Ok. Back to the present, Marty.⁣⁣…


Increase Success with More Fun at Work

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Have more fun at work to increase your smarts and success. (Photo by Photo by Kim Carpenter.)

Studies of positive organizations suggest the more fun we have at work, the more productive we are, and the less likely we are to suffer burnout.” — International Journal of Research in Business Studies and Management

Consider:

  1. “The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.” — Nagle Jackson, Playwright
  2. “There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume.”


Is Your Startup Ruining Your Life? Get Your Life Back Now

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“A person choosing to spend large portions of time in an unsatisfying job in order to make ends meet is on a fast track to his deathbed. Time will move increasingly faster as a result of his slow pace — the relativity of time.” ― Benjamin P. Hardy


Tidy Your Life, Transform Your Business with the Japanese Art of Decluttering — KonMari Style

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“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” Marie Kondō


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Gavin Norton (Son of Authors Richie and Natalie Norton)

How to Deal with Bad Anniversaries

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

Here we are now. Nine years later. Doing our best.


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Einstein Lessons on Productivity by Author Richie

In 1900, Albert Einstein was a desperate job hunter.

Revolutions > Resolutions

In 1900, Albert Einstein was a desperate job hunter.

“You are a clever boy, Einstein, a very clever boy indeed. But you have a great shortcoming: you don’t listen to anyone!” …


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Opportunities will come and go, but if you do nothing about them, so will you.

READ THIS BEFORE YOU RUIN YOUR STARTUP

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Richie Norton

AUTHOR | ADVISOR | ENTREPRENEUR — Download Your FREE 37-Page Action Guide to Turn Your STUPID Idea into Your SMART Reality: www.RichieNorton.com/76DayChallenge

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