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Whether you want to start a business, build a winning team, raise
great kids, provide safe drinking
water in Africa, help the homeless,
find a cure for cancer, educate

Rookies create

optimism, and passion to their

their good ole days

everyone says is impossible. In-

right now

anything is possible. Rookies put

children, or create a more peace-

work. They don't focus on what
stead, with wide eyes they believe
their heads down, work hard, stay

ful world, adversity and conflict will be part of your

positive, live fearlessly, and are naïve enough to be

story as you strive to achieve your goal. But when

successful. Rookies don't have experience. They have

adversity hits, you can choose to tell yourself and

no knowledge of the good ole days. Instead, rook-

the world a positive story and work passionately to

ies create their good ole days right now. Regardless

create a positive outcome.

of how much experience you and your fellow leaders
have, I want to encourage you to let your experience

2. Think Like a Rookie
Over the years I've spoken to a lot of organizations
and leaders that have been infected by what I call

3. Distort Reality

the curse of experience. This is where they long for

You will also lead more powerfully when you realize

the good ole days, complain about the way things

that you have the power to distort reality. We often

are, and are unwilling to change. They have allowed

think that reality is objective, but when you under-

their past experience, good or bad, to affect their

stand how positive leaders have changed the world

present and future.

throughout history, it becomes clear that a leader

Rookies aren't tainted by rejection, negative assump-

can define reality and distort it in a positive way.

tions, or past experiences. They bring an idealism,

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be a blessing, not a curse.

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