Peter van Stolk:
Riding the Roller Coaster of Business, Branding and Life
by Dan Taylor
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Mother was a dremer, Follow your heart, Needed the freedom that dreams provided
allows us to create our own future.
Give us a sense of freedom
Dad was a planner
Provided him a structure for his life
Allow us to be comfortable with the future
for planners, it means giving up control
for dreamers, It's accountaibility
finding sayings : what do you have to lose?
family loves you
could lose money, but that's business
Totally freeing to be free from those fears
Created a culture that was comfortable with
Did something different, Paintball, Bungee Jumping, all the women jumped, 1/3 of men jumped, Judy: got out of her fear!
When you get away from fear, you can do so
communicate without judging
do you hear your own voice when you are
listening to someone? Are you really listening
Acknowledge what's being said!
All greatest successes have come from listening,
and failures come when you don't listen.
how we deal with the future
Future is about change
How we will adapt to change will define our lives
Be comfortable with change
Leo Tolstoy: everyone thinks of changing the
world, but no one thinks of changing themselves
We start the change, it's personal
We don't do it because it's scary
Creating the company
employees have to be emotionally connected
stakeholders have to be emotionally connected
Start with building relationships with your
stakeholders if you are looking to start a business.
How to deal with change:
understand the future by listening
Change and death are what we have in common
Key to Success:
use your ears and mouth in proportion!
You have 2 ears and 1 mouth
your ears won't get you in trouble
Planners & Dreamers
Greatest dreamers are those who learned how to
Incorporate those into your plan, and you'll have
Focus on the future, rather than reacting to the
present. Be present for tomorrow!
Encourage your children to plan their dreams, and
they will be happy!