Our Energy Cycle

Check this out! We call it our energy cycle. 
This bike and its spirit represents all that is inspirational in our universe. Positivity, Mentorship, Caring, Relationship Building and Authenticity. All wrapped together in the energy of my dear friend and my own ‘tell it like it is’ mentor Marty Klitzner.
From you I learned so much and just hope to share it with the world through launchbox. You lent me my first bile to take on cycling and find and create a mind-body-career focus. You kicked me in the ass every time I strayed from the path or wanted a shortcut on the journey. You were inspiration! Your pure enjoyment was seeing others grow and excel. Well you also liked good food and cars too, but who could argue. We only hope that we can pass it forward in that spirit and become as good as you!
Every time we look up we draw from your power and spirit.
THANKS! Here’s to bold success. RIP Marty.

Don’t Overlook the ‘Middle Child’, Gen X

Sometimes, when evaluating millennials, we overlook Gen X. This generation not only raised many young millennials but they have become successful business people themselves. Gen X is often referred to as the ‘awkward middle child’ between Baby Boomers and Millennials, but it is important for us to stop and examine their successes as well. The differences between millennials, gen x, and boomers is interesting and points at the gap that we are trying to bridge!

http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/30/news/economy/gen-x/index.html?iid=TL_Popular

Top Ten Millennial Cities

San Diego is # 10 on the list of best cities for millennials to live in! Other cities include New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, and more. All of these cities offer amazing opportunities for millennials to thrive.

We believe that San Diego is a great city to live in, full of beaches and rewarding job opportunities. San Diego has over 70 miles of beaches, low rent, and plenty of job opportunities. Plus the scenery and people aren’t too bad to look at either. We love San Diego! What do you think we as a community can do to move San Diego up the list?

http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/the-10-best-us-cities-for-millennials-to-live-and-thrive-in/

Infographic- Why We Should Be Hiring Millennials

Millennials make up a large part of the current workforce and their numbers are still growing. This infographic from MBA@UNC explains exactly why we should be hiring millennials and how we can retain them in our offices.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mattmiller/2012/07/03/why-you-should-be-hiring-millennials-infographic/

 

 

Have you created the right tribe for your success?

at launchbox we tell stories just like Seth Godin

The cure or the story?

The plumber, the roofer and the electrician sell us a cure. They come to our house, fix the problem, and leave.

The consultant, the doctor (often) and the politician sell us the narrative. They don’t always change things, but they give us a story, a way to think about what’s happening. Often, that story helps us fix our problems on our own.

The best parents, of course, are in the story business. Teachers and bosses, too.

Posted by Seth Godin on March 31, 201

 

 

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the real deal – check this out

We at launchbox believe the more direct the better.  This article’s assessment of real skills necessary to make it in the world is spot on.   For me personally, sometimes you find your twin who was separated from you at birth appears on the web with great wisdom.  Well here you go!  I think I would title it more positively, more like,

If you want to do something amazing  – get off your ass – this is america, define your dream everyday!  Get out of your box today.

Read the article, 7 reasons you’ll never do anything amazing.

Speaking in public, get over yourself!

Seth Godin get’s it right!

 

Speaking in public: two errors that lead to fear

1. You believe that you are being actively judged

2. You believe that the subject of the talk is you

When you stand up to give a speech, there’s a temptation to believe that the audience is actually interested in you.

This just isn’t true. (Or if it is, it doesn’t benefit you to think that it is).

You are not being judged, the value of what you are bringing to the audience is being judged. The topic of the talk isn’t you, the topic of the talk is the audience, and specifically, how they can use your experience and knowledge to achieve their objectives.

When a professional singer sings a song of heartbreak, his heart is not breaking in that moment. His performance is for you, not for him. (The infinite self-reference loop here is that the professional singer finds what he needs when you find what you need.)

The members of the audience are interested in themselves. The audience wants to know what they can use, what they can learn, or at the very least, how they can be entertained.

If you dive into your (irrelevant to the listener) personal hurdles, if you try to justify what you’ve done, if you find yourself aswirl in a whirlpool of the resistance, all you’re providing is a little schadenfreude as a form of entertainment.

On the other hand, if you realize that you have a chance to be generous in this moment, to teach and to lead, you can leave the self-doubt behind and speak a truth that the audience needs to hear. When you bring that to people who need it, your fear pales in comparison.

Media you choose to do is always about the audience. That’s why you’re doing it. The faster we get over ourselves, the sooner we can do a good job for those tuning in.