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Power Thought: Grow, Evolve, Remember

Matt Smith as Doctor Who

“We all change. When you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s OK. That’s good. You’ve gotta keep moving so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.”
~ Matt Smith as Dr. Who as he is beginning the regeneration cycle into the next Doctor

What this quote means to entrepreneurial authors:
The only constant is change. At any given moment, the cells in your body are no more than a few days to weeks old. The body you have now, is no longer the body you had just last year.

If you’re doing things right, you are not the same person you were last February, either. You’ve learned things, grown and evolved.

So, too, must your business. The publishing industry is in a state of rapid flux as readers (and authors) are becoming more and more in control over what they can and choose to read, how they purchase what they read, how they consume what they read and more.

Entrepreneurial authors embrace that change and evolve with the times, growing their business to accommodate the needs of their audience.

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Power Thought: Wisdom from Doctor Who

John Hurt Doctor Who “Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame, whatever the cost.”
~ John Hurt as The Doctor, Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor,” written by Steven Moffat

What this quote means in business:
Are you great? Or are you the “lesser” person? Or, perhaps … you are both?

Saturday, I (like so many fellow Whovians) eagerly watched the 59th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who, featuring the 10th (David Tenant) and 11th (Matt Smith) Doctors and introducing John Hurt as the original Doctor (Doctor prime?). This episode looked back to the darkest day of the Doctor, the one in which he destroyed his entire race … or did he.

And, in the moment where he is about to make that fateful decision and push the big red button, he said the quote above. I played it back several times because it was so pregnant with meaning.

On the one hand, it talks about how the challenges in our life are what make us who we are. They are what forge our steel. Challenges aren’t often fun when they are happening, but they usually make us better, stronger, faster (OK, I couldn’t resist the call back to the Six Million Dollar Man — I confess, I’m a geek).

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