Alan’s Truths

Tweet 1. You create your own truth. State what the reality is. “You are wrong about attrition.” 2. Friends can kill you. Choose them carefully, and don’t regard them as permanent. 3. Behaviors are consistent. Always act correctly, not just “when it matters.” 4. “Someday” is not a day of the week. 5. Drive-by learning doesn’t work. Appearing somewhere once a year with a bundle of news or two dozen posts and then leaving again isn’t impressive. 6. If you …


Words I’ve Never Used in Certain Combinations

Tweet • I think I’ll just run a vacuum. • Let me stop and get directions because I’m sure I’m lost. • A Victoria’s Secret show, no, I have a bowling night. • Am I driving over the speed limit? • This sushi is moving so I’d better eat that first. • Who can get me tickets to a Justin Beiber concert? • The shirt is a little wrinkled, maybe I should iron it. • Well, it would be a …


Definitions

Tweet Confidence: The honest-to-goodness belief you can help other people. Arrogance: The honest-to-goodness belief you have nothing left to learn yourself. Smugness: Arrogance without the talent. © Alan Weiss 2012. All rights reserved.


Alanism – The evolving collection of Alan’s Apothegms.

Tweet Get the straw out of your teeth and get out of the cornfield. Big fish die in small ponds. When you are 80% done, then move. The final 20% is dysfunctional. Aim for success, not perfection. Tell the audience what they need to know, not everything that you know. Talk the walk. Wealth is discretionary time. Only the gifted few can wing it (and if you’re wondering who they are, you’re not one of them). You can always make …