What Is Your Dawn Wall Project?

January 26, 2015

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Earlier this month, many in the world watched in stunned amazement as two climbers free climbed the Dawn Wall at Yosemite’s El Capitan. They used only their finger tips and shoes grasping tiny cracks in the granite face to climb over 3,000 vertical feet over 19 days. Tommy Caldwall and Kevin Jorgeson accomplished a truly remarkable feat they had been planning since 2007.

From the story Climber who completed first free ascent of Dawn Wall encourages others to find their own Dawn Wall comes this:

“…But it wasn’t enough for Jorgeson that people could relate to his struggle. He wanted their accomplishment to do more than wow people.

Why were you inspired by this story?” he said. “Some people connect with the struggle, some connect with the teamwork, and some connect to the dream. You can’t possibly predict how people are going to connect with the story. It forces you to think about what is it that people relate to. What is it in my life that I really want to come true? If nothing else, if we can provide that introspection and that inspiration for people to find their own Dawn Wall, that’s a cool lasting impact to have for being part of last Wednesday’s crazy news cycle.”

I now have my own “Dawn Wall” project. I’d love to hear about yours.

Photo Courtesy of Moni Sertel on Flickr

Thought for the week:

“By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer we often find the answer to our own.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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What do you think? I welcome your comments!
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Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

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Making The Complex Simple

January 5, 2015

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As you start the new year, you must ask yourself these questions:

  • What business processes are more complex than they ought to be?
  • What frustrations does your company recurringly impose on customers?
  • What challenges do your channel partners experience that are undermining their sales efforts and therefore undermining your revenue growth?
  • What seems harder than it ought to be from quote to cash collection and everything in between?

If you eradicate needless complexity, you create the seamlessness employees, customers and channel partners crave.

2015 is the year of making the complex simple.

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Dooley on Flickr

Thought for the week:

“Imagine a daily practice where start by asking yourself – ‘what actions can I take to make someone’s life better today?’ Then rather than stopping at that, take one or two actions to make a meaningful attempt, things will start happening.” – Rajesh Setty, How to Hack Serendipity
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What do you think? I welcome your comments!
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Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

© 2015 Gardner & Associates Consulting  All Rights Reserved

Note:  This posting is based on my weekly “Thank God It’s Monday” that helps you and your company thrive! To receive an email version of “Thank God It’s Monday” to start your week, please subscribe here.  I would very much appreciate your suggesting to others that they subscribe.

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