David Ogilvy coined some of the most memorable tag lines in the advertising business, and his obsession with timelessness lead to great success for him and his colleagues. Here is some motivation from the iconic father of advertising that has stood the test of time:
13 timeless lessons
Lebron has a lot of followers and haters, but love or hate the man it is undeniable that he is a master of his craft. As the public waits to see where he ends up next season, it is good time to reflect on what we can learn from the mogul.
The Biggest Things You Can Learn From Lebron James
“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage earner down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
This morning at the gym I saw an older man on the lateral chest machine, squeezing his old wrinkly pecs together to sustain any remaining definition he might have left. The man looked a bit like Lou Holtz, probably about 75 years old. What was impressive though was what’s underneath those pecs – a lot of heart. Wearing a simple grey T-shirt similar to those overworn “College” shirts slapstick humored freshman used to wear, the words on the shirt read: ” I can go anywhere. I can do anything”.
Being the motivation junkie that I am, and extra optimistic because “old lady bath and body works” was NOT at the gym today which allowed me to take in Oxygen, I asked him, ” Sir, love the shirt. You mind if I take a picture?” His answer was interesting as he replied, “Ah thanks but I don’t need people to know where I’m going”. Either he wears this shirt every day and that’s his coined line, or he said something very thought provoking. Do we need others to know about our accomplishments as we pursue them? In the world of self-promotion and branding and nonstop tweets, posts, and updates, is it necessary to tell others everything? I’m not saying which way I lean here, and from a professional standpoint it’s certainly the Meconomy out there, but are we doing things to fulfill our own passions or to impress others?
In the end, I snuck the pic anyway (shown here) but the bottom line: You can go anywhere. You can do anything. Regardless of who’s watching.