Cube64 – What to do Next

Given enough time & big enough goals – you will fail. The best news is that you will get another chance.

After missing one release date, we come back and look at Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell & NFL Films Presents episode on the Loyola Bulldogs (hulu)

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Have you been setting goals that stretch yourself?
  2. Has something in your past been holding you back from stretching again?

Cube 61 – How to Get Things Done

 You have a dream. You might or might now know what it is, but there is something that you deep down want to do.

This cube deals with starting out on a path to achieve your dream, or getting things done (GTD). No matter if it is skysurfing, building a company, making a podcast or other art.

It takes the short Ted Talk by Matt Cutts (you can view below) and part of the book Linchpin by Seth Godin. Seth presents a plan, Matt does too, but you might see then after the same general steps, or you might not. That’s for you to decide.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Does Matt Cutts follow the steps that Seth Godin spelled out? Do you?
  2. How do you find a balance between starting & finishing (the two sides people have the most issue with)?

Cube47 – Culture Game : How to make or succeed in one

A special thanks goes to Roshun who recommended this cube, when you find a great clip, send it in using the forum on every StartingCube.com page.

 

Every group has a unique culture that defines the rules of the game needed to meet your goals, or at least maximize the options.

Sometimes these written or unwritten rules are developed intentionally, other times they are not. In Built To Last, Jim Collins has a whole chapter on the types of cultures common among large industry leading organizations.

 

This cube can be viewed from at least two perspectives:

  1. employee
  2. system designer or leader

We want to urge you to listen to it from your natural role and then later listen trying to think from the perspective of the opposite role.

 

When you have a great ah ha moment, share it below in the comments, or comment on what others have shared.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. What are 3 ideas an employee could take from this & be more valued as an employee?
  2. What are three ideas an employer could take & help them develop a culture that naturally finds the right people for their organization?

Cube25 – How to Succeed

In the 1950’s Earl Nightingale created a record of him sharing The Strangest Secret. He talks of success, and how 5% of people achieve success, defined as progressive realization of a worthy ideal.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. How often do your show the opposite of courage?
  2. How do you become financially independent?
  3. How do you set goals?
  4. Why do people with goals achieve more?
  5. … … what questions came to your mind as you listened?

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

Cube 0004 – The Good View

This episode includes the beginning of the book Good To Great by Jim Collins.

The specific clip comes from the beginning of chapter 1 of Good to Great and deals with a reason why we don’t have a lot of Great in our world.

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