Archive for May, 2015

When Relevance Becomes the Aim

Posted in A Note to Directors, Creativity, Got Me Thinkin', Quotes, Thoughts on Leadership on May 29, 2015 by RobALott

“I am sick and tired of being relevant. Relevant means someone else got there first, and now we are trying to connect. We need to stop being relevant and start leading the way.” -Erwin McManus

Stop aiming for relevance. Instead, set your sights on significance. 

People Do Change

Posted in A Note to Directors, Got Me Thinkin', Nuts & Bolts Stuff, Thoughts on Leadership on May 22, 2015 by RobALott

If the opinions and stories you have about someone are more than a couple years old, it might be time to hit the reset button, start over, and give them a clean slate.

Smile

Posted in Disentangling Thoughts on Theatre, Quotes on May 15, 2015 by RobALott

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss

Where We Should Start

Posted in Creativity, Got Me Thinkin', Quotes, Thoughts on Leadership on May 8, 2015 by RobALott

“I travel and talk to children in classrooms. I ask one question. I say, ‘Anybody know what they are great at?’ Every single child in that room, anywhere in the world that I have gone, knows what they’re great at. That’s where we should start in moving children toward being great adults.” -Henry Winkler

Say “Yes!”

Posted in Got Me Thinkin', Nuts & Bolts Stuff, Quotes, Thoughts on Leadership on May 4, 2015 by RobALott

  “Say ‘Yes!’ to everything for the first 5 years. After that, you’ll have all the Opportunity you could want, and you’ll be able to pick and choose what you really want to do.”

This was the advice given to me when I first moved to a new city at nineteen years old. 
I took it to heart, and it’s been absolutely true!

When starting over or doing anything new, say “yes” to every opportunity that comes your way for the first five years. You’ll be so busy that the time will fly by!

Now, here’s the part they didn’t tell me that I will tell you. 

Your “Yes” muscle will be so strong after five years of using it, the trick is then learning how to say “no”. 

Second Chances

Posted in A Note to Directors, Thoughts on Leadership on May 1, 2015 by RobALott

Second chances are good. We should give second chances. However, second chances should not be repeats of first chances.