The Go Getter, Gateway Arch, & Garcia

Why is self reliance valuable?

Do we want employees or partners?

Better yet, are you a self reliant partner where you work or are you merely punching in and out?

In this week’s video, recorded at the base of the Gateway Arch in St Louis Missouri, the main idea I point out from “The Go Getter” by Peter Kyne is that we remember people who state “It shall be done.”

People like Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark, who are immortalized in…. you guessed it, the Gateway Arch.

gateway arch

Majestic, isn’t it?

How can you and I become Outliers like that? It requires real change kickstarted by emotion and story. SEE-FEEL-CHANGE from Switch gives us the framework, and along with this week’s 62 page story you should check out an outstanding 3 page essay from Elbert Hubbard entitled A Message to Garcia. See this quick preview:

The point I wish to make is this: McKinley gave Rowan a letter to be delivered to Garcia; Rowan took the letter and did not ask, “Where is he at?” By the Eternal! there is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze and the statue placed in every college of the land. It is not book-learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies: do the thing- “Carry a message to Garcia!”

Until next week. Keep reading friends!

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