Thursday, November 20, 2008


“Confidence is contagious; so is lack of confidence.”

Vince Lombardi

It’s football season in America so the above quote from a famous Green Bay Packer coach seems appropriate. (I grew up in Green Bay and my youth includes selling hot dogs in the old Packer stadium!)

Another connection is that we’re going through one of our periodic cycles of doom and gloom. As always there will be winners and losers. My experience tells me that the main differentiation between those two opposites is simply confidence.

Of course, true confidence only comes with the actual “doing of the thing.” The recommendation therefore is clear: act !!! Especially act when you’re most afraid of failing. Prepare well? Of course! Be measured in your strategy and tactics? Absolutely!

Then act! Surely, swiftly and with the expectation that your outcome will be a win for all involved.

With love and respect,


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