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Yes, it involves creative, divergent ‘what if?’ trial and error. And yes, it involves dogged determination until you find and successfully exploit a specific opportunity.
I am constantly amazed at how few people use the ‘headline’ field of their profile. This is like answering the question, ‘what do you do?’ with a blank stare.
How do you cultivate an ability to connect with others in person, on the web, or through your marketing materials? How do you know how compelling your message will be to other people? Or how your team will respond to your leadership?
In the interest of complete transparency, I want to be absolutely clear about my intention in writing this article: My aim is to hit you hard and repeatedly with the ‘yes’ hammer until it’s permanently embossed on your head and in your mind. My hope is that you re-wire your knee-jerk reaction for a ‘yes’ auto-response – or better yet, you re-wire your brain so that you consciously choose a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response with no knee-jerking at all!