Cube54 – Change in Relationship

Relationships are never static.

We control fifty percent of a relationship. We influence one hundred percent of it.

~ Joyce Brothers [wiki]

This cube highlights a clip from TNT 241 looking at the changing of relationships between some media and their audience and their supporters.

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Starting Questions:

  1. What other options do your Customers, Friends, Family, or other relationships have?
  2. Can you offer more value & receive what you want in other ways then you considered before?
  3. Have you adapted due to the world around you changing?

Cube50 – How to Change

This is a very special episode, one that explains part of the reasons why StartingCube exists.

 

There are two clips inside this cube, first from the episode of EconTalk titled Don Boudreaux on Public Choice, where Russ Roberts poses the question to Don Boudreaux how he could be changing the world since Don does not vote in elections.

Second clip is from Seth Godin’s book Tribes. Seth tells a story of a process a couple uses to have dramatic change where they are.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Who do you promote?
  2. Have you found people with common goals to work with?
  3. How are you influencing others?
  4. Why?

 

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Cube42 – Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

You want something to be different  in the world. Your goals might be focused on a small group around you or the entire world.

Stories are a powerful way to influence the world, no matter if the reach is an industry, country, neighborhood, or person.

In Twit 284 Brian Brushwood, Leo Laporte, Gina Smith and Dwight Silverman talk about how science fiction writers predicted the future, or did they architect it …

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Have you tried helping someone through telling a story?
  2. What story are you promoting?
  3. Have you improved your storytelling abilities? How?

Cube38 – Life Change

Life changes come in two verities:

  • slow & steady
  • sudden

This cube deals with the second time, looking at part of an episode of the tv show In Plain Sight [season 1, episode 7 - Iris Doesn't Live Here Anymore].

 

In Plain Sight is about US Marshals Mary Shannon & Marshall Mann supporting people in the Witness Protection Program. Every person in the Witness Protection Program had their lives suddenly and dramatically changed in a moment.

 

In this Cube, the family first learns just how different their life will be from here on out; some handle the change better than others.

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Starting Question:

  1. Any ideas how to prepare for life changes, both sudden and slow?

Cube37 – Motivation : Why you are having issues

Long ago the primary motivations with humans was survival. If you could help someone survive, you could motivate them to do just about anything.

More recent the method of motivating people, mostly employees, was carrots & sticks.

Now, Daniel Pink explains in his book Drive, to motivate or influence the actions of more and more people, you have to find something else. This is not universal for everyone, at this point, but the more a task requires creativity, the less extra money will cause better results.

 

In working on this episode, the previous two work well with it:

Here is Starting Cube 37 – Motivation : Why you are having issues

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Starting Question:

  1. Is your work interesting? If not, is that a source of frustration?
  2. What was the strongest thought as you listened to this?

Cube0011 – Why Me?


You have a vision for the or present that you desire of believe should happen. Many times our plans don’t work out, and sometimes we ask “Why Me?”

In QBQ! The Question Behind the Question,  John G. Miller deals with the questions we ask, and how improving the questions we ask will help us deal with stress, disappointment & change.

This Cube comes form the 6th and 7th chapters:

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