Archives For Future

So, it looks like 20th Century Fox took the leap into the new century.   The question begs:  How do you know when it’s time to change?  As a company, nonprofit, startup, or any other endeavor….What are the indicators that it’s time for you to make that crucial change that looks into the future?

One of the oldie-but-goodie book’s we’ve been working through is Jim Collin’s “How the Mighty Fall”, and it seems that great leaders are constantly asking the question, “Is it time?”

Like inquisitive scientists, the best corporate leaders we’ve researched remain students of their work, relentlessly asking questions—why, why, why?—and have an incurable compulsion to vacuum the brains of people they meet. To be a knowing person (“I already know everything about why this works, and let me tell you”) differs fundamentally from being a learning person.

Leaders are learners.  They are always curious about the future and how to improve themeselves.  What about you?  When is it time for you to make a change?

Chris Guillebeau

Stuck in a rut?  Want to live the life of adventure that you’ve always dreamed of?  Chris Guillebeau is no stranger to chasing his dreams.  Having almost finished a tour of every country in the world, Chris is a recruiter for all of us that are tired of the same-old, same-old.  He’s the author of The 100 Dollar Startup, and he encourages us to get out there and do *something* today!  If you’ve gotten stuck, and aren’t sure what’s next for you, this episode is for you!

Interview with Chris Guillebeau, Author of The 100 Dollar Startup:

Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.

Key Points:

  • Why should you start now instead of planning forever?
  • What are some of the first steps you should take?
  • What did Chris himself do to get started?
  • What are some of the obstacles you’ll encounter along the way?
  • And more!

 

What about you?

I’d love to continue the conversation here, leave any questions or comments below, and we’d love to answer or help!

Today on the ProGuide, Brad Lomenick, who heads up the Catalyst Conference, hangs out with us. Catalyst is one of the largest gatherings of business / non-profits ever. We cover the conference’s history, “Is bigger always better?”, and the future of Catalyst.

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