It's a strange dichotomy I live these days, the two week eye-of-the-storm frenzy of the Just For Laughs Festival. And although the experience is indeed unique, I suspect it is a wide-reaching metaphor for those not as (plant tongue firmly in cheek now) "fortunate" to make their living in the business of show.
When it comes down to business in general, the adage is "Decisions, Decisions, Decisions." But here's what I learned this week -- if I don't have a system of simplifying my decisions, I'm not just going to make less of them...I'm also not going to make the most of them.
Now, I give a lot of money and a lot of time to charitable causes. Yet many times I find myself dressed up and wondering "Just who/what am I raising money for tonight?" But if you give without thought, without conviction, without understanding what you can REALLY do to help, what are you really giving?
Here's what I learned this week: At important meetings, the Ignoramus is a necessity. Unlike stupidity, ignorance can be cured. The Ignoramus brings what I used to call Virgin Contact Lenses to a situation -- don't ban them from your meetings; invite them in!
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