A big gulp moment is coming. Are you ready?

Who are you going to be?

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Who are you going to be when that big gulp moment arrives?

That big gulp moment is when you have to make a disruptive decision. And with the ongoing pandemic, the Great Resignation, the fast pace of technology and the reality of climate change, I see many big gulp moments coming down the pike.

When you face one, it's going to feel dangerous. You're going to be at that edge looking over a precipice, and your palms are going to be sweaty, and your heart is going to be beating through your chest. Who're you going to be?

Are you going to be that person who steps back into their comfort zone? Who retreats from that edge?

Are you going to be that person who goes right up to the edge and steps into the void, into uncertainty, driven by the possibility of the future, this exponential breakthrough growth?

You can actually train for that big gulp moment. You can prepare by having a discipline of disruption built into the things you do every day, by making little gulp decisions that nudge at your comfort zone and the status quo.

That's where you get the confidence — and courage — to make those big gulp decisions.

Ask yourself, when that big gulp moment arrives, will you be ready?

My Latest:

  • PSA: The future of work is NOT about tech! A lot of smart people assume that it is, but I take a contrarian view — that the future of work will be defined by our relationships. In my livestream yesterday, I shared why you can’t afford to ignore this shakeup, and how to prepare. Because the future of work is already here! Watch the replay.

  • When you start a new job or bring on a new employee, almost everyone makes one big mistake: a flawed assumption that causes huge problems later on. In Leading Disruption, I share a simple and transformative way you can disrupt the hiring and onboarding process and save your company loads of money and headache. Join the conversation in the comments!

  • What are the next rules of work? My friend Gary Bolles is joining me live on Tuesday, August 31st, to discuss exactly that — and to celebrate his new book (more on the book below). I think we can all agree a pandemic-approved, 21st century “work rulebook” is needed. Mark your calendars for 9 am PT / 12 pm ET on for the conversation!

Good Things:

  • Good Reads: Too many of us are stuck in an industrial-era mindset about work. That’s where The Next Rules of Work by Gary Bolles comes in. Gary’s book comes out next week and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. In fact, he’ll be joining me for a LinkedIn livestream on August 25th/31st to discuss these new rules!

  • Referral: I’ve been obsessed lately with cohort-based courses (CBCs), and I loved taking Wes Kao’s three-week bootcamp on how to create one. Her next cohort starts in September, and I highly recommend it!

  • Resource: If you’ve ever thought about streaming live videos, it’s SO easy with Streamyard! The interface works great, you can easily highlight comments, you can play short intro and outro videos, and more. I use it for my livestreams every week and I love it.