#145 The quiet confidence

Hello, friends,

This week I stumbled upon my old notes from hearing Malcolm Gladwell speak at High Point University. If you aren’t familiar with him, you can learn a little here.

What I took away most from his interview with Nido Qubein, was his quiet confidence.

He never rushed or tried to act smart. He was just a guy having a conversation who knew exactly who he was and what he was doing with his life. He wasn’t trying to impress anyone. But he did.

I think we should all strive to get to a place where we know our identity. Then we’ll stop trying to impress others and focus more on our contribution to the world.

This works in business too. Once you establish your brand or organization’s identity, the rest comes easier.

Until next time,

P.S. I enjoyed browsing these paintings by Tolkien.
P.P.S. This old-ish TEDx talk by Mark Rober is on point.  
P.P.P.S. It was Masters week! I loved this first-person drone video tour of the Augusta National clubhouse.

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