#69 The Multiplier Effect

Hello, friends.

NFTF on a Sunday night? Yep! Going to try change it up for a bit.

It's been a little while since my last issue. My apologies. I've had many starts and stops but never took enough time to finish anything. I'll do better. This is a highlight of mine— to share with you. Hopefully you get as much out of reading Notes as I do writing them.

Here are a couple things I'm pondering/learning...

This quote from Atomic Habits, by James Clear:

Time magnifies the margin between success and failure. It will multiply whatever you feed it. Good habits make time your ally. Bad habits make time your enemy.

Usually, you always hear of time as the enemy. I find the concept of flipping it (time) to become an ally, encouraging.

Multipliers book by Liz Wiseman

Multipliers establish a unique and highly motivating work environment where everyone has permission to think and the space to do their best work. Multipliers operate as Liberators, producing a climate that is both comfortable and intense. They remove fear and create the safety that invites people to do their best thinking. But they also create an intense environment that demands people’s best effort. In contrast, Diminishers operate as Tyrants, introducing a fear of judgment that has a chilling effect on people’s thinking and work. They demand people’s best thinking, yet they don’t get it. The Diminisher is a Tyrant. The Multiplier is a Liberator.

This book challenged me more than any book I've read in a while. As more of the work I do is building and leading teams, learning the ways of a multiplier is crucial.

Have a great week!

Until next time.

- David

P.S. Pretty good stuff here: 24 Lessons from Warren Buffet's Letters to Shareholders
P.P.S. Trying out this app that turns Google Docs into a wiki: You Need a Wiki
P.P.P.S. Loved this piece: You're Probably Using the Wrong Dictionary
P.P.P.P.S. David Mead's (one of my favorite songwriters) new record is pretty good: Cobra Pumps

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