Alan’s Truths

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 really …


Words I’ve Never Used in Certain Combinations

• 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 cocktail …


Definitions

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.