1. It ain’t over till it’s over.    (So true, so many give up before the ball game is done. I remember being told years ago that I had lost a deal. I went back … I did not give up because they had not finished yet. I got that business back.)
  2. Do unto others.
  3. You can’t save someone from himself.  (How many times have you sat in a meeting and watched the ship go down? I am sure that others have also watched me ….)
  4. Always consider the source. (An interesting one when walking around the office, as the unproductive talk swirls ….)
  5. Life isn’t fair.   From the artice: If it were, the boss’s kid wouldn’t have been promoted to Senior Executive Suckbag, and John Mayer would in no way be bigger than John Hiatt.
  6. Shut up and play.  From the article: Vent? Sure. Reflect? Sure. Whining is not a choice.
  7. Surround yourself with good people.  (This was explained to me as the XEROX philosophy .. bring the good people with you. Heck, I say take it a step farther, do your best to hire people who are better than you. It ups your game and brings the goal that much closer.)
  8. Think before you speak.  (Five seconds, 1 .. 2 .. 3 .. 4 .. 5 .. I will remember that Monday in that all day meeting.)
  9. There’s no pleasing some people.  (These people don’t enjoy Python, video games, your dog or a good round of golf.)
  10. Get over yourself.
  11. Die trying.  (Amen to that.)


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