STAND UP IN THE BOAT! (Read time 0:27)
Back in the days when I was running my Corp, my partner was the anchor and I was always the one standing up in the boat. When someone stands up in the boat everyone else shouts, “Sit down, you’re rocking the boat!” Why? Because when the boat is rocked in any company, Corp or creative project, people have to “snap out of it” and start doing things. And when things start happening choices and decisions have to be made. And when decisions are made, forward motion accelerates and often, extraordinary results get produced. If your company, Corp or creative project is just cruising along in still waters, waiting for something to happen, perhaps it’s time to stand up in the boat!
What could happen if you rocked your boat?
|Posted By Rachel|
| You can always swim.... |
Sometimes you can even get thrown out of the boat..but that can just be direction...not finality. Have an awesome day Michael! Rachel
|Posted By Loni Specter|
| rock boat= water |
I like swimming under the water and avoid the boat completely, but once in a while you have to come up for air, unless you are the water.
Reply from Michael: What if you ARE the boat?
|Posted By Tony De La Rosa|
| Point of view |
The bystanders watch and say "what's wrong with that guy?" while boat rocker smiles and says to the bystanders "what are you so afraid of?"
|Posted By Tom Ingrassia|
| if you don't make waves... |
One of my favorite quotes--and a philosophy I live by--is "if you don't make waves, how will anyone know you are in the pool?" You don't get anywhere by staying in safe harbor--you have to set sail and move into the deep water in order to make progress.
Reply from Michael: Great philosophy. That's like climbing the tree and playing on the skinny branches.
|Posted By Justin|
| rockin |
Rockin the boat means gettin wet, makin waves, fallin out, climbin back in, laughing at the process. I love it!
|Posted By Matt Moran|
| Funny timing... |
Two days ago I had a conversation with a lady I do business with. She said, "I love working with you because you always 'rock the boat'!" She explained that it made her nervous but made the projects exciting. I'm happy to report, no horrible boating accidents yet.
Reply from Michael: Don't forget to wear a life jacket! Of course that would take all the excitement out of it:-)
|Posted By Randhal W.|
| fear of sinking |
On the one hand my business is sailing along in smooth water right now and I don't want my boat to capsize. On the other hand i can see where my fear of "rocking the boat" may be what's holding me back from taking bigger risks.