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“Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself.”  General George Patton Jr.

For those of you who have history of reading my newsletters recognize my affinity for Patton. (That’s who I am named after.) IKR


And, I recently saw a wall poster that said “Never wake up to be mediocre.” That made a second relate to the idea of “acceptance of mediocrity”. Could that really happen? Surely not with you or me; but with others, maybe. (Another IKR.)


Here are some ideas for you to consider…

  • You don’t have to be “the best”. You just need to expect that you will be “the best that you can be” and accept nothing less of yourself.

  • Be able to describe the workplace that you would like to go to every day yourself. So, now that you know what it would look like; create it.

  • You don’t have to “like” each of your staff members as “friends, buddies, or pals”. But, there should never be a question of respect-based treatment of every one of them. So many things go better if you do.

  • Develop a legacy for how you are known now, how you will be remembered… for “setting people up to succeed”.


It’s simple really.


Dare to be Proud of who you are and how you do it.


That’s all.


Oh, one more thing.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS


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