May 14, 2012
/ by Chris Pilbeam
Guest post by Dayna Steele
There was an interview on CNN the other morning. It was early and I’d only had one cup of coffee so I apologize for not being able to give credit where credit is due…
The question the anchor asked was “What is the one thing you have learned that has helped you more than anything?”
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The interview subject answered (and I paraphrase here), “When I left for Harvard, my Dad said there are two kinds of people in the world. The first ones go off and learn to use big words, lofty phrases, and ways to explain things in a very complicated manner so as to make themselves appear much smarter than they really are. Then there are the other kinds of people who learn as much as they can and learn to pass it on to others in such a simple and uncomplicated manner that people flock to them for information.”
I asked a few others how they would answer this same question. It was a narrow poll using most of the people I could find in my house at this hour:
Charlie Justiz aka Wonder Husband: “The same letters in listen spell silent. You can’t listen while you are talking.”
Visiting friend Cathy Arroyo: “If you don’t ask, you’ll never know.”
Mine: “Say thank you.”
So, there is a big fat K.I.S.S. before I see you at the Vocus Users Conference in June.
K.I.S.S.? Keep It So Simple. (Stupid is a “swear jar offense” in our house.) Most of the time, the easiest ways to succeed are usually the most simple of things. The little things.
What advice would you share?
Dayna Steele is a serial entrepreneur, success speaker and author. Follow her on Twitter @daynasteele or visit www.daynasteele.com. You can register to hear her speak at the Vocus Users Conference here.
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