When filled with worry, think about something you appreciate.
I was talking with my classmates about worry, and we came up with the idea of thinking about things we appreciate when we are worried to dissipate the heaviness of the worry. There is a man standing with a bubble of worry by his head, but he is looking over at a pencil and appreciating it, and this dissipating the worry.
Write your way over The Fear Chasm
This image relates to Seth talking about how you can write yourself a bridge over The Fear Chasm. There is a funny person standing at the edge of a chasm with scary monsters in it. There us a bridge over the fear chasm with the words “Write Your Bridge”
Look at yourself as a leader
This image relates to how it is necessary to look at yourself as a leader. What do you believe? You will feel exposed and naked and have to accept this. Why should you change? Paint a picture. Focus. Define new strategies.
How to hire people and be an effective leader. Hire round pegs for round holes and square pegs for square holes. Create a culture that the whole company loves.
For this, there is an image of people with read hats saying “We all love red hats!” People want to be seen, needed trusted, respected, and present.
You must have enrollment.
Don’t take yourself so seriously
Rule Number six: Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously.
It is probably not as urgent as you think it is.
Authority and Responsibility
The difference between authority and responsibility.
Here we have a picture of a gun, badge, and tower to represent authority and how the management culture frequently is. Responsibility is when people take action even if their is no budget and they have no “Title.” For responsibility, Seth talks about how San Francisco created no-kill animal shelters.
When you are a leader, you must accept that you will certainly fail. There is an image of a person looking in the eyes of a creature who is named ‘Certain Failure.’ Another image of a person who has failed going to hide in their cave.
Being a leader is personal and it is not personal. You must care, but you must also know that you are not a bad person when you fail. We revisit Rule Number Six as Seth advises us to freak out about “URGENT” things a lot less.
Do I have to be…
You do not have to be Abe Lincoln or Joan of Arc to be a leader. You, yes you, can be a leader. You don’t need any special sauce. There is a picture of Abraham Lincoln and Joan of Arc.
Eight steps to being a good leader. 1. Wonder 2. Notice 3. Connect 4. Understand 5. Leap 6. Challenge 7. Transform 8. Contribute
Seth talks about a famous battleship captain who is pictured here. Ask yourself these three questions. 1. Have I clearly articulated the goals?
2. Do they have enough time and resources?
3. Do they have enough training?