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Posts tagged intention

Mar 16
“The best advice I ever got, I got from my father. Bar none. It was so prophetic and so deep. …
 My dad said, “If you’re going do a job, do a job. And if you’re not going to do a job, don’t do a job. And that is the key of everything.”

 No, seriously, the notion that if you’re going to do something then do it heart, body and soul and do it. And really care. And have the kind of brain that forces you where you are always thinking about it and worrying about it and tending to it and nurturing it and growing it. You either be all in or be all out.” Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer: The best advice he ever got.

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Jun 12


Intention (by Apple)

Love this.

If you know Managing with Aloha at all, you know that INTENTION is a pervasive word in our philosophy.

This short (1:31) video is a values statement, and an excellent one. Great job Apple.

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Nov 19
“Be careful how you judge others… We tend to judge others based on their behavior, and ourselves based on our intent. In almost all situations, we would do well to recognize the possibility —-even probability—- of good intent in others… sometimes despite their observable behavior.” Stephen Covey in The Speed of Trust (Free Press)

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Oct 20

Relationships make the world go round. It ain’t cliché, it’s true.

Okay, I’ve tried best I could, but it’s time for me to get real about this.

I am getting MUCH more aggressive about filtering the mail which makes it into my inbox. Some of the marketing stuff getting sent to me these days by publicists is pretty intriguing and well written, but I’m sorry folks, there is just too much of it, and I don’t have time to take the rabbit trail anymore, no matter how much you try to convince me it will be worth my time.

If you do get through, I’ve got to say no.

We have to have a relationship of some kind if you want me to read your stuff, interview your guy, or publish that fascinating info in your press release. I hate appearing snobbish and uncaring, and I’d love to help you, but there is only so much I can do in a day’s time… I’m not making enough progress on my own stuff enough to care that much about yours. Sorry, that is just the way it is.

Reading my blog just enough to address your email to me by name isn’t enough. Tweeting to me for a week or two isn’t going to cut it either. If I don’t know you yet, and you’re hoping I blog about you or your stuff one day, read Managing with Aloha and become part of our Ho‘ohana Community. That’s the relationship I am most interested in because that’s where I thrive enough to help you the best way I can.

Plus I really want to do more for the people who have been supporting the Aloha missions of the Ho‘ohana Community, taking better care of them, and I have to find more time to do that.

You know, when I really think about this, why do you want me to publish my opinion on your stuff when you don’t know me well enough to know if my opinion is worth anything? Read MY book, engage with me and my friends on my blog, and know what you’re asking for!

You may discover just how valuable that is, (and how brilliant they are) …

P.S. If you have been following along, Aloha kākou :-) This decision is part of our Sweet Closure each October.