It's the leaders around me to who I, quite literally, owe my life. They grow what's best in me, channel my energy and give me hope in the things that would be easy to quit. The pull me out of status quo and a life of mediocrity. I know this isn’t a short answer to that question, but you knew there had to be something deep and profound there to keep me in Granger, Indiana. Am I right?
Me: Greatest lesson learned?
Kem: A + B does not guarantee a result of C. But, in spite of the result, I’m still responsible for my input.
Allow me to elaborate. A and B might be my part of the equation (my influence & input) but there’s more to the equation than me. My actions can’t be dependent on a guaranteed result—they need to exist in spite of the result. There are other influences/input (C+D+E, etc.) that might yield a result of ‘F’. My greatest lesson learned? Live in the tension—it’s not “all or nothing.” When act like it’s “all or nothing” I assume full credit for the wins and full blame for the losses. Both are dead wrong. I’m a stakeholder. I’m not God.
Me: You are all about Less Clutter & Less Noise. What has been the biggest help in creating less clutter and less noise in your life?
Kem: Caller ID.
Me: Congrats on your new book! Who is this book written for and why should people read Less Clutter & Less Noise? Kem:
Kem: Food, gadgets, movies.
Me: Is there any help for me Kem? Click here.
Kem: Get me a paper bag. I’m hyper-ventilating.
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