Terry Storch Dispatch w.18.2020
Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn't mean that others can't do it (and sometimes do it even better) with training. - Carol Dweck
It's times like these you learn to live again.
It's times like these you give and give again.
It's times like these you learn to love again.
It's times like these time and time again.
Wise words we can and should apply. In times like these, what are we learning? Are we evaluating how we’ve been living? Are we loving others well? May we not waste these times.
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Source: Life’s Work: An Interview with Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld on what it takes to make something great:
INTERVIEWER: You and Larry David wrote Seinfeld together, without a traditional writers’ room, and burnout was one reason you stopped. Was there a more sustainable way to do it? Could McKinsey or someone have helped you find a better model?
SEINFELD: Who’s McKinsey?
INTERVIEWER: It’s a consulting firm.
SEINFELD: Are they funny?
SEINFELD: Then I don’t need them. If you’re efficient, you’re doing it the wrong way. The right way is the hard way. The show was successful because I micromanaged it—every word, every line, every take, every edit, every casting. That’s my way of life.
I love studying and learning from the best of the best. Seinfeld is arguably the best comedian of our generation and wrote, produced, and managed one of the most successful television sitcoms of all time. As Seinfeld closed this thought, he shared “That’s my way of life...micromanaging it.” I wrestle with this thought. On the one side, I agree wholeheartedly, and on the other side, I just don’t buy it. I suppose this is why I enjoy and appreciate learning and challenging my way of thinking from the best in their perspective fields. We don’t always have to agree with what we read or what we’re learning, but I think we always need to be able to lean in and challenge our opinions, viewpoints, and traditions. This, in its essence, is the growth mindset.
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A little while back, Marc Andressen, innovator, creator, and venture investor, wrote an essay called Time To Build. No matter your role, job, or point of view, this is a great read or listen. There’s so much we can learn and adjust for our future. When I read this, I personalized it to analyze where I need to learn, adapt, and grow as a leader. There are so many things I can point to at Life.Church and in my own life where I see that we were very ready, very prepared, and perfectly positioned in a great way. Read now / Listen now.
Three Things to Stop Doing This Week is a great article and basically says: stop sitting so much, stop Zooming all the time, and stop running the same play. I thought these simple three tips were relevant ideas and they’ve helped me. To address my fatigue, I’ve worked hard to get up, walk the dog, and change my location regularly. As for video conferencing, I do appreciate its value, but I have found myself picking up the phone and appreciating just a voice call more than ever. Take a moment to read the article and see how it fits into your world. Read now.
Mindset. I say it, write about it, or link to it just about every week. Here is another great article about the power of mindset. It says it so well. Dive in and read it.
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