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How to be Truly Excellent

4 Principles for Achieving Excellence

Unlocking Your Full Potential

Life is full of distractions that can keep us from achieving our maximum potential.  Our real purpose can get lost in the background of daily activities, robbing us of living prosperous and fulfilled lives.

Putting passion into purpose can help us find courage and strength in the face of adversity during our journey to excellence. This is the act of living up to one’s full potential, as described by the Greek word “Arete“.

Understanding the essential characteristics of excellence can unlock the secret to living a prosperous and fulfilled life.

  1. Treat Your Skill as a Craft
  2. Become a Craftsman
  3. Practice Discipline
  4. Set Goals for Achieving Excellence

4 Steps to Being Truly Excellent

Self Development

  1. Educate Yourself
  2. Be Disciplined
  3. Learn From & Share with Peers
  4. Be Patient


Become the “Chief Operations Officer” of Your Life

Develop Operational Mentality

Career Development

A Velocity 2011 Video Presentation by Theo Schlossnagle

Velocity Conference

Companies, big and small, face the same challenges. Our platforms must be fast, our infrastructure must scale up (and down) efficiently, and our sites and services must be reliable. Velocity is the best place to learn from peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices and lessons learned.  O’Reilly Media was also kind enough to share several “Must See” videos from the Velocity 2011 Conference on their Google YouTube video channel here.

9 Principals of Leadership

Lighting the Path for Others

Leadership Lessons from General George C. Marshall

  1. The principle of integrity-Doing the right thing.
  2. The principle of action- Mastering the situation.
  3. The principle of selflessness- Serving the greater good
  4. The principle of candor- Speaking your mind
  5. The principle of preparation- Laying the groundwork
  6. The principle of learning and teaching- Sharing knowledge
  7. The principle of fairness-Choosing and rewarding the right people
  8. The principle of vision-Focusing on the big picture
  9. The principle of caring- Supporting the troops.

Have Courage

Take Hot Pursuit of Your Passions

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~Steve Jobs

Berlin Wall, Celebrating the Fall – All Walls are not made of concrete & steel

Today We Celebrate the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989!

The fall of the wall was a huge event for humanity.  People have  been building walls for thousands of years.  Most walls are built to keep people out and some are built to keep people in.  I encourage you to review this video on the Newseum web site: “Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall” by Gene Mater.

1989 rock music video documenting the historic fall of the Berlin Wall.

All Walls Are Not Necessarily Made of Concrete & Steel

Celebrate today by tearing down walls of limitations around you. Change your world today! Encourage two other people to do the same thing.

Kennedy speaking in West Berlin: “Beyond the Wall”

Martin Luther King “I have a dream”

Reagan – Tear Down This Wall: “We welcome change and openness”

Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and friends..1990 in Berlin

I love Pink Floyd!

You should also see this Roger Waters 1990 Berlin video with Cyndi Lauper

President Barack Obama: “Yes We Can!”

OBAMA SONG OFFICIAL VIDEO – Michael Franti and Spearhead

Again: All Walls Are Not Necessarily Made of Concrete & Steel

Celebrate today by tearing down walls of limitations around you. Change your world today! Encourage two other people to do the same thing.

Celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall Video Collection

Together, we will continue to change the World!

I am interested in hearing about how you are tearing down walls of limitations.  Please share your comments here.

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