One Must Inspire To Be An Eye-Cubed Leader: But Where and How?

27 11 2012

Re-Introducing TWITTER!

To be an Eye-Cubed Leader, one must be able to both find and deliver inspiration.  A tremendous tool towards this end is Twitter, yes Twitter.  It is not just a useless bunch of banter from our lost teenagers.  It is a tremendously powerful communications network.  Information flows more rapidly through Twitter than it does through our traditional news networks or any other medium.  It has been used to organize powerfully productive change as well as terribly destructive action.  When unlocked, it will definitely further your personal and business agenda.  The key is to understand it, practice using it, and build your twitter muscle.

My recommendation, if you are new to twitter, is to take it slow.

  1. First of all, one must believe in and understand Twitter’s power and usefulness.
  2. Second, one must learn how to filter information so one can receive the desired information flow.
  3. Third, one must learn how to effectively tweet and get information to your network, customers, prospects and others who are interested in your words.
  4. Fourth, take a few minutes each day/week to build your twitter acumen.  There is no rush; no medals for getting there the quickest, however, the rewards for developing this skill-set are tremendous and essential.

My initial goal was to build a twitter network as part of my quest to become a value generator and thought leader for the Eye-Cubed philosophy being developed in this blog.  And as part of this goal, I needed to understand Twitter and learn how to find, filter and productively disseminate information into the twittosphere.

During my first 60 days on Twitter, in addition to learning about filtering the information flow into my account, I have been writing tweets and sending them out to my growing network (as well as the entire tweeting world).  Their purpose was to inspire (a key skill of an Eye-Cubed leader) others.  Twitter is an extension of Eye-Cubed University.  The messages are consistent with those in my posts and effectively promote the Eye-Cubed brand.  The most challenging and rewarding part of the process of tweeting is creating a powerful message in 140 characters or less. The following selected tweets were the product of my first 60 days:

  • As storms pass overhead in Westport CT, I think of how prepared we are for the unexpected. And then I think of my business and ask again.
  • Corporate evolution must take place. Yet beware! Too far of a “leap” will leave you vulnerable and weak.
  • You are the CEO of YOU! Have you focused on improving your personal brand?
  • Good morning! It’s an amazing day that deserves your energy! Where are you going to put it? Be present in whatever you choose to do.
  • Learned today that the greatest challenge for companies is NOT finding innovative ideas, it’s prioritizing them and planning implementation!
  • If you are showing up at a meeting unprepared…. be prepared to have a weak showing.
  • Who is your best friend? Do they know? What did you do today to connect with him/her?
  • Creativity comes from seeing beyond what you see, feeling more than what you feel and imagining more than what others imagine!
  • If u want 2 feel good & get unconditional acceptance, get a dog. If u want 2 improve, get a friend who will tell u the way it is.
  • Inspiration can come from so many places. Grab it when you see it! This hits you right between the eyes.
  • While SELF HELP is an $11+ billion industry, & Ive purchased my share, shouldn’t it be called OTHER PEOPLE’S HELP?
  • There is a fine line between a “collaborative coma” and the “emotional rant”. Today, I am not sure which characteristic is worse.
  • Without the right direction, we could be successful all the way out of business! Be careful what you are asking for! You just might get it.
  • What’s worse than falling victim to circumstance? Being able to see the downfall, know how to resolve it and not being able to lead the team.
  • U are one of the rare few who break through the barrier between hearing or reading something inspirational and doing something about it!
  • The most inspirational thoughts come from a clear head, void of distraction and negativity. How long will your head be clear today?
  • Growth begins at the end of your comfort zone! How can you challenge yourself today and step outside yours?
  • When the energy is positive, grab it! If the energy is not, push back!
  • When a dog looks at you and he is wagging his tail, what is he saying?
  • Make friends by doing for them…much more often than you expect for them to do for you!
  • The best way to avoid frustration is to be void of expectation and selfish wants.
  • No deposit…No return!!
  • Do u listen 2 the words coming from the person directly in front of u OR the stories going on in ur head! The words r real, not the stories
  • Bank on yourself. Make lots of deposits, don’t take on too much credit, invest in the long term and prepare for the future
  • One of the best tricks to losing weight is sleeping at least 8 hours each day! Just don’t do it during the hours of 9-5!
  • Never use the rationale that everyone does it. It is a sure path to trouble!
  • Inspiration is looking at something, seeing it work or how it makes you feel then applying it to you.
  • Never Skip A ‪#Meal, just eat less at each one.
  • Taking small consistent steps over a long period of time will result in great things!
  • Tweeting at 35,000 feet! Sometimes its great to have ones head in the clouds!
  • Statements are made just as loudly with silence as with words. Be aware of your choices.
  • Are people’s moods impacted by the seasons? If you live in San Diego or Arizona, will your moods swing less often since weather is perfect?
  • One man/woman will never be able to move as fast and as far as a team of men/women!
  • When you have a clear goal coupled with an intense burning desire followed by consistent action, you will find success!
  • If its really dark out and you need to get “there”, burning the candle on both ends doubles the amount of light you see!
  • To prepare for a storm, don’t be overextended, have reserves, and a strong foundation. Be prepared to wait it out…as log as necessary!
  • When our children are faced with tough choices, we are obligated to send clear decisive messages to them! Build their confidence.
  • If you had to prepare a bag, one bag to take out of your house, what would you put in it? Do you know what’s important to you?
  • The best opportunities are early each day! This is where you can carve out another 30 minutes to do something and become GREAT!
  • My two dogs are like big pillows with heartbeats!
  • The most important ‪#qualification is an intense burning ‪#desire!
  • Repeat after me… “Today I am the best ME that I can possibly be!”… Now live up to those words for the next 24 hours.
  • Every ‪#morning, u are invited to ‪#God‘s show, (‪#SUNRISE). There’s nothing more ‪#inspiring! How many have u seen? When will u see it again?
  • Supreme success comes from consistently doing the things that “suck”, after the novelty wears off.
  • On a day when you blow off your ‪#training, the ‪#competition just got a bit closer to you…or further away from you!
  • One ‪#hug is better than having as many ‪#followers as Justin ‪#Beiber.
  • Your children’s attitudes about work and/or our business is a direct reflection of yours!
  • If 1% of the people get inspired by my philosophy, I would like to get 2000 of them in a room and deliver the presentation of a lifetime!

I have learned a ton over my first 60 days in this incredible world and realize that as soon as I “master” this communication tool, there will be another tool to dig into.  It will never end.  But the Eye-Cubed lesson is simple, loud and profound:  Social Media is neither a fad nor a game.   It is a necessity for the future success of growing our personal and corporate brand.  Embrace this fact and lean into the obvious challenge.  We have the world to gain when we do and everything to lose if we do not.

If you choose to learn (or you may already be out there), I invite you to “follow” me on Twitter @Suss33.  I will certainly follow you back and will look forward to your tweets.  A world of information will be shared, 140 characters at a time!

If you, your company, your industry conference or team is in need of the best keynote speaker, motivational management consultant, or inspirational presenter for your conference, strategic planning meeting or for professional development, click on these words and see how Eye-Cubed-U is prepared to help you. 

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