“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” - Buckminster Fuller
My buddy from childhood, Doug Carter, shared the following on my Facebook timeline:
I broke it down for every kick i ever started or tried….stance, approach, contact, and follow through….
- Lou “The Toe” Groza
It got me thinking. Kicking a football is an interesting metaphor. I was a kicker and quarterback at Berea High School and was blessed to have been coached by “The Toe”. I can remember him preaching those basics. He had a gentle way of letting you know that if you didn’t put those basics together you might have a couple successes but you won’t achieve consistency. Consistency was what separated the good kickers from the bad ones.
“Follow through” is such an important success variable for so many things in life.
With the access we all now have to the Internet and the technology it has enabled, it is easier than ever to start something. I call them the QWERTY Heros. It has become so easy that starting something has become a commodity.
But the reality is that of the people who start something, only 5% at best have the tenacity to follow through. We’re all guilty of it in our own ways. I’m still working on my “follow through” of writing a book, finding that groove to make it happen but I’m still going to find my “hustle”, as Russell Simmons says, for that.
While most people like to blame lack of “follow through” on being too busy, the real reason is usually tied to a fear we have. I’m not sure what mine is but I’ll find out sooner or later. Usually you discover your fear while you’re following through.
The habit of “follow through” leads to consistency. What do you need to “follow through” on? Remember, be tenacious and keep calm.
One of the hardest things to learn is to say “NO” at the moment so you can say “YES” in the future.
This makes for all kinds of awesome.
“Open” wireless technologies (such as WiFi, Bluetooth and ZigBee) make it possible to do things like:
- transmit broadband internet over long distances
- control your TV with your phone
- stream music from your phone to your car
- gorge on video without worrying about data caps
- control your home thermostat from miles away
- teach your robots how to talk to one another
- even enable mission-critical medical devices to communicate with one another in hospitals!
And believe it or not, even our phones rely on open wireless: 80% of all smartphone and tablet traffic travels over WiFi2.
This “open” environment for wireless tech has unleashed a ridiculous amount of innovation.
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Just announced today – Knotice has earned the honor of ranking #182 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500! Deloitte’s Fast 500 ranking provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology companies in the country as a way to recognize them for their technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth.
Speaking of the ranking companies, Deloitte executives said: “These ground-breaking companies have outpaced their competition and are reinventing the way we do business today.”
Knotice posted a 503% increase in revenue from 2007-2011 to secure its rank of 182 out of 500. According to our CEO and co-founder (and occasional Lunch Pail contributor), Brian Deagan commented that being included on the DeLoitte Fast500 list is a “real honor.”
Nice people, nice work!