Photo: Summer Flowers by Fred Winston. Beautiful. Thank you.
"The law of work does seem utterly unfair - but there it is, and nothing can change it; the higher the pay in enjoyment the worker gets out of it, the higher shall be his pay in money also." Mark Twain
"There's no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there's no joy in merely doing things which any one can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you thought you'd never make." Spirella
"The practical man is the adventurer, the investigator, the believer in research, the asker of questions, the man who refuses to believe that perfection has been attained...There is no thrill or joy in merely doing that which any one can do...It is always safe to assume, not that the old way is wrong, but that there may be a better way." Henry Harrower
2. When feedback is given it's almost always negative
Second day job trade secret. We watch and listen for what's not there. This is the beginning of a creative collaboration with talent. We turn these into questions that may be answered, discovered, with hard data. How many times do we include the names of communities in our prime on the hour show teases? How many times are we saying "good morning?" How many times are we using you, your, our and we? Reviewing each segment, putting ourselves on the viewer/listener side of the show, how would we grade ourselves using the standards "so what?" "what's new?" and "what's in it for me?"
Coming tomorrow: Stop the search, do not hire a consultant. The solution to being #1 is now in your building, honest, no kidding, scout's honor, promise, no...really, already right there... in your building. Tune in tomorrow.