Getting Specific

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If your strategy isn’t actionable, at least let it be specific.

Wandering generalities, always quoted business examples, and random statistics can be used to buttress an argument, but if you want to develop a strategy to get an idea from your head to reality, you will need three things:

A goal

A path

A will

A goal without a path is a wish, but the fact of the matter is, all strategy starts with the end in mind. The more specific the goal, the easier it can be to envision the path.

A path without a goal is just wandering around, but the fact of the matter is, all strategy begins with knowing that a path to the end goal exists—and that you can walk the path to get there.

A will without a direction is impatient, mercurial, and unfocused, but the fact of the matter is, all strategy begins with having the will to do what another person, organization, or team won’t do.

So, do you want to go somewhere, or do you want to continue to work on getting nowhere at all.

[Podcast] Earbud_U, Season Six, Episode # 3 – Robert Baril

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Earbud_U, Season Six, Episode #3 – Robert Baril, Stand-Up Comedian, Sketch Comedy Writer, Talk Radio Show Host

[Podcast] Earbud_U, Season Six, Episode #3 - Robert Baril

The past is the past. Unless it has something to teach us. And the art of satire, the art of comedy, and the art of delivering a punchline is about connecting the past to the present and the future, with humor.

Humor can be used in all sorts of situations to break the tension, break the ice, or to break a new idea into your head, particularly if you’re resistant to a notion or a concept.

Our guest today, sketch writer and budding stand-up comic, Robert Baril will touch on all those areas, including how to get across a notion to people in power. And this is particularly tricky in an era of the joker and the satirist being seen as ubiquitous due to the presence of social media.

The masters who do this art must start somewhere, and starting always matters more than where you end up. Every comedian has a story, from Jerry Seinfeld to the guy who started in comedy in the 70’s and is still doing the circuit around the Midwest.

If you’re fascinated with the technical aspects of this art, it’s not anywhere close to pulling apart gossamer. As a matter of fact, truth be told, some of our favorite podcasts are comedic ones that focus on the process, rather than the product.

As usual, connect with Robert Baril in all the ways that you can by clicking on the links below:

Robert Baril: https://standuprecords.com/products/robert-baril-sex-and-poitics-download

Robert Baril on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.baril.12

Stand-Up Records on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/standuprecords

Laughing Matters Online: http://www.am950radio.com/events/laughing-matters/

Robert Baril on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobertBaril1

[Podcast] Earbud_U, Season Six, Episode # 2 – Eric Goldman

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Earbud_U, Season Six, Episode # 2 – Eric Goldman, Entertainment Lawyer, Mediator, Entrepreneur, Shaman, Profit-Leader-Coach

[Podcast] Earbud_U, Season Six, Episode #2 - Eric Goldman

Side hustles.

Uber drivers.

Amazon arbitrage.

Freelance income.

Consulting.

Speaking gigs.

Selling apps.

Drone rides.

There are more and more and more ways for your employees to work “on the side” than ever before. And as these pockets of work become more and more profitable, you as an employer will have to negotiate, not against an employee’s behavior in the workplace (although that will still happen) but against an employee’s side work.

Which is why what our guest today, Eric Goldman, is going to talk about makes so much sense.

But he isn’t the first to note the trendlines, and he won’t be the last.

The fact is, it’s never been easier for your employees to have choices about how and where to collect extra income, that you as an employer may not be aware of.

If this type of behavior—which is reflective of overall shifts in consumer behavior—doesn’t scare you (or at least get you to pay attention) into beginning to shift how you address employee concerns and balance profits, then I don’t know what will.

As usual, connect with Eric Goldman in all the ways that you can by clicking on the links below:

Eric Goldman – Profit Leader Coach: http://www.profitleadercoach.com/

Eric Goldman: http://www.esgesq.com/

Eric Goldman on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.goldman.986

Eric Goldman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricGoldmanEsq

Eric Goldman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericsgoldmanllc/