Showing posts with label fear. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fear. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TED Tuesday: Isaac Lidsky— What Reality Are You Creating For Yourself?

How to overcome fear and see life clearly. Isaac Lidsky challenges us to let go of excuses, assumptions and fears, and accept the awesome responsibility of being the creators of our own reality.







Good Morning Folks,

Reality isn't something you perceive; it's something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected life circumstances yielded valuable insights. In this introspective, personal talk, he challenges us to let go of excuses, assumptions and fears, and accept the awesome responsibility of being the creators of our own reality.

Your fears, your critics, your heroes, your villains — they are your excuses, rationalizations, shortcuts, justifications, your surrender. They are fictions you perceive as reality. Choose to see through them. Choose to let them go. You are the creator of your reality. With that empowerment comes complete responsibility.

Have a look:

So how can we live "Eyes Wide Open?" Isaac believes that "It can be taught" that our reality "is learned" and that "it can be practiced."

He shared nine ways we can create our own reality:

1. Hold yourself accountable for every moment, every thought, and every detail.
2. See beyond your fears & recognize your assumptions.
3. Harness your internal strength.
4. Silence your internal critique.
5. Correct your misconceptions about luck and about success.
6. Accept your strengths and your weaknesses (and know the difference)
7. Open your hearts to your bountiful blessings.
8. Choose to see through your fear.
9. Know that "you are the creator of your reality."

Have a GREAT Day,



Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer
  


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"Ultimately, passion is the driving force behind success and happiness that allows us all to live better lives."


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Ideas are not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, they morph and adapt into their most potent form. TED Tuesdays on MitchWeiner.com highlights some of today's most intriguing ideas. Look for more talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more— HERE.  



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ted Tuesday: The Key to Success: Grit

Grit is sticking with your future — day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years — and working really hard to make that future a reality.”

















Good Morning Folks,

Every Tuesday we bring you one of my favorite TED talks. TED.com is a treasure trove of inspiration, and I promise you whenever you are feeling down, you can go there and find a few smart words that will cheer you right up.

Today though the message is "Never give up! It's more than just a platitude.

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

Assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Angela Lee Duckworth studies intangible concepts such as self-control and grit to determine how they might predict both academic and professional success.

In her extensive research, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth found that more than IQ or talent or any other factor, the #1 predictor of a person's success is their unflagging commitment to a long-term goal... in other words, their grit.

Find out why... WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ

Have a GREAT day. Love LIFE!








Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer

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“The secret to happiness is low expectations.” 

— Barry Schwartz 
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

LinkUP Thursday: Here's What I'm Reading This Week

"How much of your life is spent in fear? Fear of disappointing others? Fear of being disappointed? Fear of not being good enough? Fear of missing out?"








Good Morning Folks,

On LinkUP Thursday, I quench your thirst for knowledge and self-development, bringing you the curated, cliff-notes version of my week’s knowledge quest— as I span the web, so I can bring all the best stuff to you here all wrapped up in an easy to digest package, all in one place. And sealed with a FSO kiss.


In between postings here, I use LinkedIn and Twitter to be your guide to the very best resources and information online, providing deep insights into how to find, hire, motivate, train, incentivize, retain and improve the lives of hourly employees— and of course for being happier at work today and always. I sort the grain from the chaff. Think of my role as your information museum curator.


Moreover, I find many sales people sending me article shares in the morning as a way to stay in touch, and I appreciate that very much.

So if we have not connected socially, regardless of age, role in life or anything else, I welcome all in my friendly social club. Friend me on Twitter HERE and LinkedIN HERE.

The first article today is one I highly recommend that effects us all. How much of your life is spent in fear? Fear of disappointing others? Fear of being disappointed? Fear of not being good enough? Fear of missing out? The list goes on... I'm Afraid by @BertOliva https://lnkd.in/bWiV6Uf

Now here is more today's picks.....

What a beautiful tribute to love and courage. "My wife, my hero" by @mirvin1129 https://lnkd.in/bmyyHue

Timely: Does the stock market have you or someone you know with high anxiety? 6 Reasons Why Every Investor Should Consider ETF
https://lnkd.in/batyR8V

What's the first thing new team leaders should do? http://s.hbr.org/1pWZRGG

According to the Harvard Business Review, What Makes a Legendary Salesperson  https://lnkd.in/bk8PH_s

Tell me about a time you fought... and lost. (my favorite interview question) https://lnkd.in/brW7_rf

Giving difficult feedback: Get it right and win more work; get it wrong and lose a client http://s.hbr.org/1UZ4KkX

New #CFO Survey -- what’s keeping US finance execs up at night http://gt-us.co/1PwJNu3

Giving Customers More Than They Asked for Is Too Much of a Good Thing http://pulse.me/s/241vKQ

Five ways to keep your cool during a big presentation http://read.bi/1unBHwz 

Happiness doesn't come from chasing it, but when you're taking the good with the bad and enjoying the present moment. http://bit.ly/1hBSVmS

"Back to School - Tips for Working Parents" by @DonnaCMorris https://lnkd.in/b5hvMcZ

Have a GREAT day as I look forward to seeing all of you soon.








Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer

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"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still." 
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Monday, March 9, 2015

FSO: Built For The Future

"The power of FSO has ALWAYS been our people and your belief in my vision. FSO, as a company will never be a follower. Look how we can innovate when we all share our collective intelligence, passion and belief in the outcome!"







Good Morning Folks,

I am so happy it is Daylight Savings Time!! Warm weather and melting snow.... Yay!!

We are continuing to build our infrastructure to ensure that we are Built for the Future. Sharon and the entire finance team have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to get our profits and cash processes and procedures in place, sales has a new playbook. Tom and the IT Team have implemented Salesforce, created BlueSky to give our clients more flexibility and mobility into the insights of running their businesses, and are working on many other exciting technology solutions.

People Solutions led by Kim  and with great assistance from Missy, Chelsea, Shalaine, Ethan, Don, Lori, Eddie, Brittany, Travis, Sabrina, Shantelle, Dominique, are turning out great programs from Future Leaders to CHO Breakfast to "the Box"

As a growing company, it is important for us at HQ to hear all your questions, comments and concerns so that we can better support the field. With that being said, the People Solutions team are asking you to keep your suggestions coming! We don’t know what we need to fix or improve unless we open our ears and eyes to you – the field! So we created "The Box". There are two options allow you to either send in a suggestion with your name attached to it OR anonymously!**

We are constantly asking our employees (YOU) for your opinions and thoughts because we CARE and we want you to know you have a voice. We value and appreciate each and every one of our employee’s suggestions & you can help us to create the happiest place to work. We want you to talk to us and share with us - your thoughts, your successes, your worries, your dreams, etc. What training do need and want to make you more successful and make our clients feel that WOW! factor? 

We all too often get hung up on what is NOT working rather than what is; or those damn potholes that seem to never get fixed because we don't see the bigger picture. I have been humbled, proud and excited to see what the power of all of us brainstorming together has recently created.  

The FSO culture is our differentiator, and one that I am so proud of! As I travel the field it is so great to see and experience all of our awesome employees who truly demonstrate the FSO spirit of hard work, dedication, and loyalty with the skip, fire, twinkle, and smile that is expected. Great job and Thank You!

The power of FSO has ALWAYS been our people and your belief in my vision. FSO, as a company will never be a follower. Look how we can innovate when we all share our collective intelligence, passion and belief in the outcome! 

In case you missed it here are links to two important communications we released last week.
We have great stories in the February Newsletter featuring our profiles of our rising starts and account wins at Voya, Nixon Peabody (the 69th largest law firm in the United States) and the competitive displacement at Medimmune."  READ all about it HERE! 
Since the early 1990s, ceo profiles by Jeff Zbar in Advertising Age, Entrepreneur, Inc., Business Journal, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel are legendary, Jeff recently sat down with me for an extensive interview to discuss FSO's rapid growth and how we are driving towards a prosperous future with a personal, passionate and productive culture and a focus on creating jobs and career opportunities for the "hourly demographic" that others have left behind. READ all about it HERE!
As we enter this new and critical business week, lets remember to stay focused, united as a team and 100% positive that we will achieve success. If you believe it, you will achieve it! 

Have a GREAT DAY! 







Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer

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 "None of us is as good as All of Us!"
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mitch Weiner Interviewed By Insider Report: "Outsourced Services With Relentless Customer and Employee Engagement – and the Pursuit of Happiness"

This “forgotten demographic” is not forgotten or overlooked by me. In fact, I was who they are.”




Good Morning Folks,

Since the early 1990s, bylines, blogs, executive biographies and recurring columns by Jeff Zbar have been published published in scores of regional and national publications and websites, including Advertising Age, Entrepreneur, Inc., and Herman Miller’s JuggleZine, Florida Trend, Writer’s Digest, the South Florida Business Journal, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Jeff recently sat down with me for an extensive interview to discuss FSO's rapid growth and how we are driving towards a prosperous future with a personal, passionate and productive culture and a focus on creating jobs and career opportunities for the "hourly demographic" that others have left behind.

In the interview, I give Jeff my philosophy on the things that have made me successful having started and built three outsourcing companies, managing tens of thousands of employees in thousands of America's most recognized brands.

In the piece Jeff writes, "Once a David to corporate Goliath’s,Weiner’s promise to deliver personal, passionate and productive service has earned FSO the 24th spot on Crain’s Fast 50 list of the 50 fastest-growing privately held companies in the New York area and earned inclusion in the Inc. 500|5000 ranking of the fastest growing companies in the United States for three consecutive years.

Concludes Zbar, "Weiner’s made a career pulling these individuals, whom he calls his “Rising Stars,” from obscurity into the glow of personal success. Weiner will always be that guy in the space who cares enough to take care of the hourly employee from the middle manager down. Big companies are too big to care – to teach these employees, to embrace them, to help them create lasting careers.”






I very much appreciate this recognition and Jeff's taking the time to speak with customers and employees. He has accurately captured my business plan: Always improve the customer’s business – no matter what; always take care of our people, through better incentives, training and career pathing; and always deliver added value to the customer.

As the article makes clear, we've built and grown his business with an emphasis on people – the hardworking, dedicated employees who care about doing a great job for our clients. 

Know that I am personally invested and CARE about every person in our company. It is part of the personal touch that sets us a part in this industry and in business compared to most.

Believe in yourself, work hand and know that anything is possible and I will work as hard as you to ensure that all of your dreams come true.

You are all winners in my book. Shine on.

Have a GREAT Day and please send in the sun shine!


Love Life!


Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Inspire ME Friday: Our First Print Edition of the Mitch Weiner Newsletter Is Hot Off The Press

"We have great stories in the February Newsletter featuring our account wins at Voya, Nixon Peabody (the 69th largest law firm in the United States) and the competitive displacement at Medimmune."














Good Morning,

As you read this, employees at FSO sites all over the country are picking up a major Friday dose of inspiration— the hot, fresh off the press inaugural edition of the Mitch Weiner Newsletter.

The Mitch Weiner newsletter showcases all facets of FSO success. FSO is committed exceeding our client’s expectations every day in every way. From, yours truly,  our Founder & Chief Happiness Officer, through our 2,000 onsite employees, our focus is on delivering an unmatched outsourcing experience.

We’ve built this incredible business to afford opportunities for each and every one of you to shine and grow personally and professionally. 

When I look at FSO today, I see hundreds of lives transformed... people with careers, not jobs. People thriving, not just surviving. 

We provide so much to our field employees. We guide, mentor, teach, support them. We show them they are important, show them they matter, show them we care. And it is our obligation and pleasure to assist you to reach your goals. 

Here you’ll read about folks just like you, that arrived with no special skills other than a desire to learn, work hard and grow. And their careers have accelerated beyond their wildest expectation .

We have great stories in the February Newsletter featuring our account wins at Voya, Nixon Peabody (the 69th largest law firm in the United States) and the competitive displacement at Medimmune.

You'll read about the Future Leaders Program, CHO Breakfast and Messenger and Clerical Internship programs. Three of our employees rapid rise through the ranks to fulfilling their wildest dreams are profiled. And FSO's most decorated concierge shares his white glove secrets.

You also meet the winners at our recent National Awards presentation and be able to browse job opportunities for you or someone you may know.

Read the newsletter here and note this and future editions will be accessible through the top right navigation right here on MitchWeiner.com

We want to hear your thoughts. What did you like? What can be improved? And what kind of news and inspiration did we omit that could make future editions more valuable to you,

It's been a rough cold winter but as you can see from the newsletter, in our heart's it's spring every day at FSO.

Have a GREAT weekend. Everybody!

Love Life!


Mitchell D. Weiner


Chief Happiness Officer  



Friday, February 20, 2015

Inspire ME Friday: Hospitality— The PERSONAL + PASSIONATE + PRODUCTIVE Way

"Being the Hospitality Manager allows me to get to use all three parts of the slogan on a daily basis. I get to be PERSONAL with both the client and site managers to really feel the pulse of FSO at the site and to hear what FSO can be doing at their sites to be more PRODUCTIVE and go above and beyond to impress the client on a daily basis."



Good Morning Folks,

My pick of the internal communiques for your weekly does of Friday inspiration comes from newly hired, yet deeply experienced, Hospitality Manager, Ethan. Here's Ethan:
Happy Friday! 
Ethan at your service
I have the pleasure of writing to you today about what my experience since I have joined FSO Nation a few months ago. 
When I first started at FSO I was excited for a new environment and a change of pace from the monogamy of working in hotels. As it is when you start a new job, you were sold on the company and the people that you met with but you can never be 100% sure of what you are actually walking into. After speaking with Mitch and the rest of the ELT and hearing their vision and expectations I knew right away that FSO would be a company that I would want to be a part of. They certainly haven’t disappointed yet! 
FSO, I quickly learned is a company across the nation full of vibrant, fast paced, passionate and friendly people who all went out of their individual ways to make me feel included in this giant family. Family, at the core, is what FSO really is and stands for. 
My best and consequentially my worst quality is that I care too much about family and friends. When my family and friends are happy I am able to rejoice with them and bask in the happiness but when they’re disappointed or unhappy I feel that disappointment or unhappiness as it is mine. I make it a personal mission to make sure that whatever is troubling that person I do whatever I can no matter what it takes, to go above and beyond to make sure that person when walking away from me is leaving with a smile on their face. 
Although FSO has only been in existence for 4 years, a lot of the people in this company have worked with each other at various locations or different companies over the years. 
Obviously the main connection between us all is our connection to Mitch. An undeniable fact is that Mitch cares for all of us and cares for the well being of FSO. Mitch literally eats, breaths and barely sleeps thinking about FSO and how we as a family can make FSO bigger than it already is. It is Mitch’s vision as the head of this family to keep us growing but it requires all of us, his family to see his vision as well and take it to all of the sites and have our clients feel it too.

One of FSO’s biggest phrases is PERSONAL + PASSIONATE + PRODUCTIVE. This simple slogan to me is at the heart of all the messages Mitch sends out to the company and one that I abide by the most when I am in the field. As the Hospitality Manager for FSO I have the privilege to go all over New York City and meet with both the teams and clients at the various accounts that we are situated at. 
Being the Hospitality Manager allows me to get to use all three parts of the slogan on a daily basis. I get to be PERSONAL with both the client and site managers to really feel the pulse of FSO at the site and to hear what FSO can be doing at their sites to be more PRODUCTIVE and go above and beyond to impress the client on a daily basis. After being with the company for close to four months now I have become PASSIONATE about what we are trying to accomplish as an organization and even more PASSIONATE about what the PS Team is doing and it allows me to get out and spread the news on what is going on within FSO. 
It is up to everyone in this family to help FSO become the biggest and best Outsourcing company  in the world!!! The only people that can hold us back is ourselves and if everyone comes to work and uses the PERSONAL + PASSIONATE + PRODUCTIVE mantra and the power of positive energy and focus then the sky is the limit for what we can achieve. Mitch has laid the yellow brick road, it is our job to follow it to success!!!
LET’S GO FSO USA!!!
Ethan, thanks for the wonderful message this morning and super glad you are with the FSO family.. love having you and your smile. Happy Friday to all of you.. and YES, it is a chilly weekend forecast ahead in New York but it warms my heart to be working with Ethan and all our FSO team who are cut from the same cloth.


Have a Happy, Healthy, Safe and Refreshing Weekend,

Love Life!


Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  




Friday, October 24, 2014

Inspire ME Friday: Don Adams- "I Am A Champion"


Don Adams w/ Other FSO Champions
"I will acknowledge the fact that I am an elite warrior who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by any means at my disposal. I accept the fact that my team expects me to move further, faster and fight harder than our competitors . Never shall I fail my comrades. "





Good Morning Folks,

Get ready to be fired up today from Experience Director Don Adams, my selection for the best of the best internal posts to share. Don....
Good Morning and welcome to a brand new day at the happiest place on the plant. I thought I'd start the day with a simple question....are you a champion?

I will conquer what has never been conquered. Defeat will not be in my creed. I will believe where all those before me have doubted. I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor and respect of my team. I have trained my mind and now my body will follow! 
==> WHO AM I? …. I AM A CHAMPION!!!
I will acknowledge the fact that I am an elite warrior who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by any means at my disposal. I accept the fact that my team expects me to move further, faster and fight harder than our competitors . Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be. One hundred percent and more. 
==> WHO AM I? …. I AM A CHAMPION!!!
Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained warrior. My heart and my soul will be the fuel to carry my body when my limbs are to weary. I will never falter, I will never lose focus as long as there is hope in my mind and my heart still beats. I will never give in to the evil that is weakness and I will fight that evil with my dying breath. 
==> WHO AM I? …. I AM A CHAMPION!!!
Energetically will I meet our competitors, no one will challenge me, none will stop me from my goal. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Champion's word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of our competitors and under no circumstances will I ever surrender. 
==> WHO AM I? …. I AM A CHAMPION!!!
Readily will I display the discipline and strength required to fight on to my objective and I will complete my mission. I will rise when I fallen.  My competitors need not fear me but he will respect me and if he does not. I will make him respect me with all that I have to give. 
==> WHO AM I? …. I AM A CHAMPION!!!
History will remember my name and he will not have to be kind. For I will have denied his criticisms and put in my own praise, No one will define me, no one will tell me what I can achieve, none will say I have not given all I have to give and none will take my glory.
WHO AM I? ….  I AM FSO/USA and FSO/USA is ME!!! .....Don
Neal Michael shared another fantastic email yesterday talking about our competitive differences and the lack of care for our new client from the haphazard way they maintained the space and cleanliness, to how they failed to provide any process improvement, innovation and can’t even think about what (re)IMAGINE looks or feels like. None of our competitors can and they just don’t get it.

More than the passion to care about ourselves and our client's welfare so deeply, it's all the happy, inspired people like Don Adams and Neal Michael who do a great job supporting us every day that have made FSO the unstoppable force in outsourcing. Thanks for all you do.

Be Inspired Today as I am and Make a Difference!!!!!!!  

To fully enjoy your weekend let go of the working week. There are times to work, rest and play. Weekends are for all of the above but in a relaxing way.

Love Life!


Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

InspireME Friday: Nothing Makes You Happy; You Have to Decide to be Happy.


"The thrill of creative effort gives a slightly different type of happiness. It is a feeling of action, rather than completion. Putting effort into making something potentially beautiful from random thoughts, ideas, and raw inspiration is really quite a rush. 







Good Morning Folks and Happy Friday!!  

Since its Friday and we all enjoy, and are moved by quotes, I decided to start this morning message with a quote about how we should be at work and in life…HAPPY.

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin Roosevelt

Which leads me to this week's pick of the best of our employee communications. Today our always best-dressed Regional Director, Shawn Curwen
, returns to knock it out of the park a second time with a post titled "Nothing Makes You Happy; You Have to Decide to be Happy":
"This quote means a lot to me and says that the joy of achievement is one pathway to happiness. How do you feel when you achieve something? I tend to make me feel happy, especially when it was an achievement that means something to me.  Working for FSO means you always have the potential to be happy and share it with others.  Achievement is all around us waiting to be experienced.   
At the top, signifying this potential is our very own CHO- Chief Happiness Officer, Mitch Weiner!  The “smile” is always there because he sees achievement all around him. Not just in the success of a business that has “only just begun” but in the people that support this business. The Power of Focus…the vision, the strategy and the execution were all involved and are the building blocks to this success and Happiness! 
Ironically, this quote also mentions the thrill of creative effort as another path to happiness. Do you enjoy the creative process, and the effort involved? At the best Onsite Outsourcing Company in the nation, you have every opportunity to show your creativity!  
It’s one of the biggest differentiators in working for FSO and biggest reasons we have been successful. Because of YOU, we can share in the happiness.  Coming up with crazy ideas to please a client or giving kudos to an employee who has done an exceptional job should inspire us to inspire others to be creative.  I believe this is part of the reason I love where I am and what I do. The other half is that I truly believe that i 
I’m not having fun what am I doing any of this for. The thrill of creative effort gives a slightly different type of happiness. It is a feeling of action, rather than completion. Putting effort into making something potentially beautiful from random thoughts, ideas, and raw inspiration is really quite a rush. At FSO you can quench your creativity by writing a blog, a newsletter, a morning message, creating something graphically, creating or improving an innovative way to process something electronically. These are just some small examples how we create “the happiest place to work” at FSO USA. 
Remember, nothing makes you happy; you have to decide to be happy. There is a satisfaction in accomplishing or creating something. It’s what we continue to do at FSO every day. Always have fun as you do the things that bring joy and thrills to your work and life.
All the best to you, today and always!
As Stacey wrote to me recently, "When I think of hospitality, I think of hotels and when I think of the most hospitable hotel in the world, the Ritz Carlton comes immediately to mind. I like to think of FSO as the Ritz Carlton of the outsourcing business. 

We continually strive to go "above and beyond" with our clients to provide the most enjoyable experience. 

Many of the Ritz's beliefs mirror the beliefs of Mitch and FSO. "Provide genuine care and comfort for your guests; provide the finest personal service and facilities and fulfill even the unexpressed wishes and needs of our guests" (clients)."

My dream of building the best outsourcing company in the world is unfolding right before our eyes. Let's jump on board and be a part of the journey at the happiest place to work in the nation.

Cheers and have a HAPPY, SAFE and JOYOUS weekend.


Love Life!


Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  



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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ted Tuesday: "You've Got To Find What You Love,"Jobs says

"Hands down the best career talk ever given. EVER! Jobs urged the Stanford graduating class of 2005 to courageously follow their heart and intuition, just as he did. He encouraged them to give their inner voice a chance and not suppress it by giving in to others' opinions."







Good Morning Folks,

Today we revisit one of the most memorable and classic speeches ever— one that Steve Jobs gave to a group of graduating young students from the University of Stanford beginning a new journey of their lives: How to Live Before You Die (& not spend your life hating what you do)

I believe this is hands down the best career talk ever given. Ever. I’ve watched it over a dozen times. Not originally a TED talk, but now one of their top videos. This commencement speech garnered over 8 million views in a single day on YouTube, the day after Jobs' death. As I write this post, the speech now has over 15 million views.

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

"You've  got to find what you love," Jobs says

What was so special about Steve Jobs' words that day which made a lasting impression on many? It was straight from the man's heart. And secondly, there was much to reflect upon in terms of the embedded message encouraging youngsters even today to achieve their best.

In his three part speech, Jobs talked about how one's past can influence one's future, stumbling upon both love and loss and coming face-to-face with death. Jobs shared many personal moments from his life right from when he started as a college student till the day he discovered he had cancer. 

Jobs narrated his experiences when he had dropped out of college and so didn't have a dorm room. He slept on the floor of friends' rooms, returned coke bottles for 5 cent deposits to buy food and walked 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. He wanted to convey that the past had an important role to play in his present.

Jobs continued to talk about how he was fired from Apple, which was the biggest turning point of his career. Being jobless for a few months, Jobs thought it was all over until his perspective changed and he began to see this as an opportunity. He went on to start NeXT and Pixar, and during this time Jobs also fell in love with Laurene, whom he eventually married. In turn of events, Apple bought NeXt and Jobs returned to Apple, a move he never thought would've been possible.

Jobs urged the Stanford graduating class of 2005 to courageously follow their heart and intuition, just as he did. He encouraged them to give their inner voice a chance and not suppress it by giving in to others' opinions.

Here's Steve:


Full  of Steve Jobs' address

The sprit of Steve Jobs is very much alive today at FSO as we consistently strive to help our clients discover and (re)imagine new and better ways of doing business.

Every day, people search for something that motivates them. Things to get them out of bed, things to get them pumped up, things to help them make it through the day and so much more! What a great thing to be able to say about your job!

As in the locations that I am lucky enough to visit this week, each site employee, YOU, are the FSO difference! You're commitment to service, to exceed the client’s expectations, to notice that detail, to have that SKIP, FIRE, TWINKLE is uniquely FSO.  

The employee and client lovefest could not be stronger and I could not be more fired up!!

Thanks to NDTV for their inspiration putting this together and most of all to you for listening.


Have a GREAT day. Love LIFE!








Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer

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"If you resist change, you fail. If you accept change, you survive. 
If you create change, you succeed" ~~Mike Schlappi
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