Nice To Meet You

Joe McGonigal + Doug YoungWhat should a first post be about? That’s a tough question, but we thought it might help to give you an idea of what we value, how we think, what we believe in, and what we’re trying to build. Seems like a good starting point.

We have a clear vision and big goals. Do you?

We see a world that’s in constant transformation and we’re energized by the opportunities being creating. What do you see?

We believe success today requires a new set of skills and that a renewed commitment to learning is foundational if you’re going to thrive in today’s economy. What do you believe?

We try to surround ourselves with people who push us to be better and help us think more strategically. Who’s around you?

We like to learn new things, but more than that, we like using that knowledge to change our habits and behaviors. Are you a talker or a doer?

We believe there are plenty of things to be afraid of. For example, the status quo and conventional wisdom really scare us. What scares you?

We are focused on doing work that’s purposeful and matters. Who does your work matter to?

We embrace change, explore the edges, and take risks. Are you near your edge?

We know we’re capable of so much more, and we are going to do our best to get there. Where are you going?

We’re clear about how we can help people. Are you?

We value Authenticity, Integrity, Learning, Transparency, Creativity, Accountability, Candor, Humor, and Clarity. What do you value?

We’re not a fit for everyone and we’re ok with that. And you?

Building a community of smart, insightful, committed, and collaborative professionals is one of our goals. What’s one of yours?

We think we’re really good at what we do. It’s hard to convince other people you can create value unless you believe it yourself first. What about you?

We’re not aiming for perfect. We’re aiming for published, built, created, and launched. What are you aiming for?

We’re trying to create an experience not a product. What are you trying to create?

We really believe in what we’re doing and we want you to as well. We know that doesn’t happen overnight and that the responsibility is on us to create something worth believing in. Do you believe in what you’re doing?

This list isn’t exhaustive, but it’s a start. We hope it gives you a better idea of what we’re about and what we’re aiming for. We’d love to hear about you as well. We invite you to leave a comment or send us an email.

6 Responses to “Nice To Meet You”

  1. Julie Aroian October 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    An awesome start. I’m very excited about your new venture. Best of everything, Joe!

    • Joe McGonigal October 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks Julie!

  2. Deb October 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Woo-hoo your momentum is already rolling!! Excited to be part of your growth and lessons!

    • Joe McGonigal October 19, 2012 at 11:23 am #

      Always appreciate your support Deb!

  3. Maxine Sheetz November 26, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Wow, talk about energy and inspiration! Who wouldn’t want to be on board? All in Joe! Happy Thanksgiving

    • Joe McGonigal November 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      Glad you came back this far to read this post. Every word of it is still true.
      Happy to have you on board!

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