Instead of highlighting the risks of walking early, Dan finds a clever way to increase the benefits of waiting. He builds a game of virtual tug-of-war, where pedestrians compete against the people waiting to cross from the other side of the street.
Time and time again, I work with CEOs who have a difficult time getting their people, projects and companies to the next level. They just seem to have hit a wall. In those situations, there is one question I ask them, and I push them to ask their people.
In his book, When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead, legendary film producer Jerry Weintraub says death makes the rope taut. You need an endpoint, after all, to give your story structure -- and meaning. Maybe that's why they call it a deadline.
Life is complicated. We know this, but yet we always want to find the one thing. The one thing that made everything go wrong. Or the one thing that will make everything go right. The only problem is: It's never one thing.
The real problem is that our pain seeks out money, thinking money will make it go away. But the pain never does. Money can't repair emotional issues and unhealthy beliefs--and I had a closet full of these.