A memo isn’t necessarily reality

I have a small booklet titled, Never Confuse a Memo with Reality: And Other Business Lessons Too Simple Not to Know. It was written by Richard A. Moran and has 361 helpful hints in it that the author hopes will make us more successful. Anyway, I am listing a few here today with more to come in the future. Find one or more that hits home for you:

  1. Use the word “paradigm” no more than once a week.
  2. Written visions, missions, and goals are not as important as knowing what you’re supposed to do when you show up in the morning.
  3. When someone tells you these are the best years of your life, believe it and act accordingly. They are.
  4. Brag about someone to another person; that someone is bound to find out.
  5. Never take a problem to your boss without some solutions. You are getting paid to think, not to whine.
  6. Believe that change can happen, even after overwhelming evidence says things never seem to get better.
  7. Share the credit for successful projects and make sure everyone’s supervisor knows of everyone’s contribution.
  8. Understand the skills and abilities that differentiate you from everyone else. Whenever you have the opportunity, use them.
  9. Never in your life say, “It’s not my job.”
  10. Being good is important; being trusted is essential.

Think about how you might use one of these nuggets of advice today. And, have a fabulous day!




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