Walking the Talk - I Need Your Help with Failing!


The following is my first draft of a commencement speech to a Graduate school that I’m giving in May. I’d love your ideas and advice.

You Change the World When You Change Your Mind


The last song of the Broadway musical Kinky Boots is a lesson to everyone “You change the world when you change your mind.”

The Joy of Failing


This past week I’ve been pushing myself to new levels of failure. I’m not talking polite “excuse me” failures I’m talking about down right UGH that didn’t work. 

In some cases they were public failures  - messing up the cooking of a meal - making mistakes on some math - not saying the right things at the right time. In other cases they were private mistakes that I came to realize privately.

Years ago these types of failures would have infected my mind. I would have played the “could of, should of” game of mental torture with myself. I would have relived my failures over and over again. I would have spent most of the weekend dealing with my past week rather then living in the current moment.

What happened to telling the WHOLE truth?


Over the past few months I’ve observed that we are collectively becoming less truthful.

At a car dealership I observed a sales person lying 5 times. To make it worse - when her manager came over he lied 3 times in a row. Now I understand that they would call it “just selling” however in North Fryeburg Maine - where I spent time with my Grand Mother, Hazel Hall - she’d call it lying.   

In business meetings managers claim “amnesia” that had never been told something - when there is written evidence of it being shared at least 6 times - again Hazel would say lying.

Doug Hall

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