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Your Greatest Mistake

Are You a Victim or Victor?

“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
                                                      – Japanese proverb


New Year's "Rocky" Eve

Did you watch the famous ball of lights drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve this past year?  I was tuned to “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and saw Mariah Carey’s act just 15 minutes before the clock struck midnight.  It was embarrassing.


I called my wife in to see the spectacle of Mariah walking around on the stage and stumbling through remembering the words to her own songs.  You could tell she was having problems with her earpiece monitor.  She couldn’t hear the track to lip-sync along with the song and it pretty much went downhill from there. 


Like many I was quick to criticize her at first.  “She is a professional and should have handled the situation better.” I thought.  Like many I read the comments people made about the disastrous performance. 


Marie Osmond, a person qualified to speak on entertainment and live performances, said, “I think people enjoy seeing people have problems, which is kind of sad, but it’s kind of where we are, ” Osmond said on the "Access Hollywood" television show.


Osmond said, "I don’t care what you think. People think you can hear. You don’t know what to sing to. You don't know what pitch to sing in, and they go, ‘You know, it was lip-synched.’” 


Marie went on to say, “Just so you know, most of those big shows are [lip-synched] because they don’t want a mishap, and they want to make sure that everything is right,” Osmond said to "Access Hollywood Live." “I think she gave it her best shot, and she's gotten a lot of publicity from it... so, awesome.” 


Right vs. Wrong

What she did right: Osmond said, “First of all, high-five to her for not walking offstage.”  Personally, I’ve had times in presentations when the room lights went out, my microphone died, or once, the walls suddenly opened up on the side of the room and it took everyone's attention.  I made a joke out of what I couldn’t control and moved on. If I made the mistake, I owned up to it.


What she did wrong: She blamed everyone but herself.


Many news sources reported that Carey's publicist blamed show producer Dick Clark Productions for not addressing technical difficulties before the performance, including the errant earpiece.


What do you do when a mistake happens?   




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   A Reinvention Story
These are ordinary people who used circumstances, skills or inspiration to change their lives and the world around them. Perhaps they will inspire your reinvention. Enjoy!

A Mistake That Turned Around a Career


His most notable outburst came at age 19, the first time he played the Old Course at St. Andrews.  Although he led all amateurs after the first two days, he did not like the course and began to display his temper when things started to go awry.  He finally picked up his ball and withdrew from the tournament in the third round.  The British press was highly critical of him, but this defeat would prove to be the turning point in his great career.


A friend who wrote for a newspaper advised him: "If you ever get it through your head that whenever you step out on the first tee of any competition, you are the best golfer in it, then you'll win this championship and a lot of others."  He spent the next two years going through a maturation process.


*He not only became a champion, he designed one of the most famous golf courses in the world.


Who said, “Some people think they are concentrating, when they are merely worrying”?


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Your People May Not Like Working for You -

For a Bunch of Reasons

Ask yourself these questions:

-Are you fighting for them?  They don’t trust that you have their backs when the chips are down.

-Are you micro-managing them?  They are dependable and creative, often with no credit from you.

-Are you keeping them out of the loop/in the dark? They have no idea what your vision really is.

-Are you getting in the trenches with them? They see you removed from their day-to-day grind.

-Are you are indecisive? They are waiting for you to give them permission to make you look good.

-Are you shutting them down? They have valuable feedback that can help you and the business.

-Are you being inconsistent with them? They are looking for stability and strength.

If this is your behavior...

"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."   
-Bruce Lee

"But it's a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own
-Emma Watson
"You make mistakes. Mistakes don't make you."
-Maxwell Maltz
"All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner."
-Red Skelton
"We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear."
-King Hussein of Jordan

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