Cube57 – Your Dream v1.0

There are many paths one can take to make their dreams. This cube looks at several options out there through ideas and stories of how the world has worked.

Part of the cube is the video embedded below by The Fund for American Studies, is covers the first and last part of the cube. In between is a slightly different viewpoint (or is it?) from Derek Sivers‘ book Anything You Want

 

Both stories being told have similarities and differences.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. What is a similarity of the approach for building an organization both suggested?
  2. If you could summaries a plan or strategy  for building a company, what would some first steps be for each?
  3. Are you trying to serve too many people, or do too much too fast?

Cube49 – Price of Cheap : Paying Peanuts for Skyscrapers

One reply to someone saying that something is *FREE* is “at what price?”

This cube looks at the potential costs involved with going with the low bid.

Featuring  Connie and Sheila Talk Episode 60 Reinventing your & your business with Daniel Clinton, owner of DC Enterprises

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Starting Questions:

  1. What is a time you have went with the “low bid” and been disappointed?
  2. Are there items you are willing to pay for good quality, and unwilling to sacrifice quality to save a buck?
  3. Should your employees, contractors or coaches be based on price alone?

 

Cube0008 – How to Reach Your Overseas Goal

Sailing is a wonderful activity that many illustrations can be drawn from.

In this cube we highlight two quotations, one from Oliver Wendell Holmes and another from John Ortberg.

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Included Quotations:

[a big goal is like] crossing an ocean. Some people try [by themselves], day after day,¬† … That’s like taking a rowboat across the ocean. It’s exhausting and usually unsuccessful.

Others have given up trying and throw themselves entirely on “relying on God’s grace.” They’re like drifters on a raft. They do nothing but hang on and hope God gets them there.

Neither trying nor drifting are very effective in [achieving the big goals]. A better image the sailboat, in which if it moves at all, it’s a gift of the wind. We can’t control the wind, but a good sailor discerns where the wind is blowing and adjusts the sails accordingly.

~ John Ortberg

I find that the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes