I’ve always been good at “knee-jerking” a brilliant answer. I can flower up a response and snap it off to you before you can even blink twice. However I don’t want to be good at that anymore. I don’t have to impress anyone with my so-called “quick wittedness” or amaze anyone with pomposity. Maybe back in the day when I was CEO of MCI, when I was making my bones and building my world, I had something to prove. Not anymore, especially if it doesn’t serve somebody. I want to be good at pausing and thinking through a challenge, maybe doing some research or consulting others before I give away my decision or choose too fast.

Business and life are now moving at the nearly the speed of thought, and I welcome and embrace that notion, and I’m ”dug-in deep” on the front lines of the tech revolution. However, these days when it comes to making smart, intelligent choices and decisions, I think that taking just a little more time to get it right, is better than shooting a blind arrow. Especially when it comes to growing your brand and exploiting your art.

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