Lessons I've Learned, 101-110

June 14, 2020
Lessons Learned

Lesson I've Learned #101

The world rewards the people who are best at telling stories about ideas, not the people with the best ideas.

Lesson I've Learned #102

When I don’t know how to directly and clearly express what I need, what I often do is find ways to criticize others.

Even though I do this unconsciously, realizing it was very hard for me.

I saw how much of my judgment of others was really of myself.

(h/t Marshall Rosenberg)

Lesson I've Learned #103

What I say about my priorities doesn't matter. My decisions reveal my priorities.

Lesson I've Learned #104

If I want to control a situation, my best strategy is to ask more questions, rather than try to tell people what to do or give answers.

There is far more control in questions than there ever is in directives.

(H/t JT McCormick)

Lesson I've Learned #105

The single supplement that has improved my life the most is probably Magnesium l-threonate.

Helps me get great sleep, amazing dreams, and mood enhancer.

Lesson I've Learned #106

When unsure what to do, I ask, ‘How would the man I want to be handle this?’ and then do that.

Lesson I've Learned #107

I'm very careful how I talk to my kids. What I say and how I say it becomes their inner voice.

I saw this immediately as a new parent. It took years to accept it's just as true with me, my parents, and my inner voice.

Lesson I've Learned #108

In me, perfectionism is my fear of rejection and abandonment,  hiding behind "being perfect."

(h/t Mastin Kipp)

Lesson I've Learned #109

I never try to sell something I'm not sold on.

I only sell things that I truly believe are good for the other person.

Makes selling feel like helping.

(h/t Dan Sullivan)

Lesson I've Learned #110

Harsh truth in my life: my healing brought out the emotional immaturity of my parents.

I've seen this in many, many other lives as well.

The point of sharing these lessons is to help others on their journey. If you know someone who could benefit from a lesson, please forward this blog post to them.

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Tucker Max

Tucker Max is the co-founder of Scribe Media, a company that helps you write, publish, and market your book.  

He's written four New York Times Best Sellers (three hit #1), which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. He's credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the fourth writer (including Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis and Brene Brown) to ever have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time. He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009.

He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Veronica and three children.

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