A Warrior without a King

People do things primarily for an emotional reason; secondary comes logic.

A professional knows that, for her work to matter enough, she needs to create a movement of change that would resonate with the people she seeks to connect.

She knows she needs to create a movement so a tribe can gather and rally around it.

She knows that, once the tribe starts coming together, someone (or she) needs to lead it.

She leads the tribe by being the impresario, someone who promote and manage the movement.

By being the impresario, she and her tribe members find more people who resonate to join the tribe and the movement.

Figure out how to find your competitors and your colleagues and turn your work into an ever, more professional movement?


(從我的一個喜歡與尊敬的作家,賽斯 高汀



你要意識到沒有人會比你更了解你自己的小缺陷。 沒有人會注意到你牙齒上的小小的缺陷,或者是你的鞋帶看起來不一致。



當對你自己有疑問的時候,做一些對別人慷慨的事情。 它通常是最好的方法。


A Warrior without a King

A professional knows people buy things mostly based on emotional reasons.

Even a mundane purchase like buy eggs, the buying choices seems to be infinite.

Do you want eggs from chickens that were fed organic?

How about chickens not caged and free-range?

How about chickens with no added hormones and antibiotic-free?

How about chickens that are humanely-raised?

Infinite choices mean whatever the pro produces, it must resonate with the buyers in some significant ways.

Everyone who is going to buy from you is only going to buy from you for a moment.

How can the professional create that moment?


A Warrior without a King

I was born in the 60’s and grew up being taught to stick with the system.

If you work hard and follow the career model laid out by the system, the system will take care of you, and your family.

Now fast forward 50 years later, that “system” is rapidly disappearing.

A professional knows that you are your own boss.

You must figure out how to manage your career.


(從我的一個喜歡與尊敬的作家,賽斯 高汀

我有一次曾經以每小時以一百英里的速度從大學開車回家。這高速節省了我兩個小時。 我的舊車開的幾乎快拋錨了,一旦我自己從車裡爬出來,我累的幾乎說不出話。




資本主義有時會尋求競爭上最大化。 誰在乎你或是那個零件是否會燒掉了,我只需要更換另一個零件就可以繼續。




A Warrior without a King

A professional stands out with the craft she practices.

A craft needs to reach certain before other would consider it outstanding and unique.

Leveling up the craft obviously require investment in time and money.

A professional invests in her craft wisely, so she can maximize the change and impact the craft can make.

What are you investing in your work or practice?

What are you investing in making a difference, so you get better at it?


A Warrior without a King

James Taylor with his guitar.

Billy Joel with his piano.

Yo-Yo Ma with his cello.

Each one of these musicians is considered the top professional in their own instrument.

We have all been given one.

They picked up theirs and made history with what they were given.

Each of us has an instrument we can play with all our heart and all our soul to make a difference to support our family, and to make a ruckus.


A Warrior without a King

An amateur would take a feedback for improvement as a criticism.

A criticism that says, “You work is not good enough, so take it back and do a better job.”

That amateur might work on an improvement but still be thinking the feedback as an attack on his hard work.

A professional would take the same feedback and think deeply about the merits of the feedback.

Instead of responding to the criticism like the amateur did, the pro’s first instinct might be, “The feedback might give me an opportunity to allow my work to add even more value.”

Improvement is an opportunity. It is not a threat.