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Changes and Changes

I saw things this weekend that will change everything.

There will always be someone stronger.

There will always be someone smarter.

There will always be someone with more money.

There will always be leaders.

There will always be followers.

Only you can lead you.

I am Josh Hanagarne.

I lead me.

You do not have to do what you are told. You do not have to wait your turn. You do not have to follow anyone but you, and you shouldn’t.


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  • Laura Cococcia April 19, 2010, 4:52 am

    Ooh, I like this. A few weeks ago, I was pondering whether or not to take a certain class to help become more “expert” in a topic. I struggled, thinking that ‘everyone else’ had taken it and if I take it, then I will be an expert as well. But I don’t want to take it – I actually want to find the “Laura” way of becoming the expert. Relief. Thanks Josh…can’t wait to read The Knot!

  • Hillary April 19, 2010, 4:54 am

    If you only knew how much I needed to hear this right now.

    deep gratitude.

  • Paul April 19, 2010, 5:07 am

    Short,sweet,and to the point. Thanks for the easy read to start the week.Thanks and have a great week

  • Lindsey April 19, 2010, 5:14 am

    Such an excellent reminder of something we all need to remember. Of one of the only truths that really matters.
    Thank you.

  • Heather April 19, 2010, 6:12 am


    If it wouldn’t make Janette mad, and if I were tall enough to reach, I’d kiss you right now. . . . thank you for this, I really needed this. . . . Danke schön. . . .

    • Josh Hanagarne April 19, 2010, 8:56 pm

      If she hasn’t commented she probably doesn’t mind.

  • Todd April 19, 2010, 6:19 am

    Well said, Josh.

  • Susan Giurleo April 19, 2010, 6:38 am

    I love this….thanks.

  • Mark Wilson April 19, 2010, 7:23 am

    Nice Josh, now put your pink t-shirt on, oil up the biceps and go get me some cake.

  • Paul Kaiser April 19, 2010, 7:41 am

    That’s on target, man.
    So, can you share what you saw this weekend that elicited this post?

  • Justin Matthews April 19, 2010, 8:32 am

    That is the most profound 81 words I have read in a long time. Good Show Josh.

  • Joshua Black | The Underdog Millionaire April 19, 2010, 12:06 pm

    Thanks Josh… this one is going on the bathroom mirror. Of course I’m going to subsitute my own name for yours (hope you don’t mind 🙂 )

    -Joshua Black
    The Underdog Millionaire

    • Josh Hanagarne April 19, 2010, 8:53 pm

      A josh is a Josh is a josh. We’re all pretty excellent.

  • Brad Johnson April 19, 2010, 12:51 pm

    Has Josh Hanagarne finally become an Anarchist?

    Or am I simply reading my own biases into this?

    • Josh Hanagarne April 19, 2010, 7:52 pm

      Following your own feedback has nothing to do with anarchy.

      • Brad Johnson April 20, 2010, 12:49 pm

        “I lead me”

        Maybe just a little? 😉

        Just messing with you, buddy.

  • Mike T Nelson April 19, 2010, 2:16 pm

    I agree 100% with this–great stuff Josh. Great to see ya this past weekend.

    If you take Wilson’s advice, I want pictures. On second thought, no I don’t.

    rock on
    Mike T Nelson PhD(c)

  • The Naked Redhead April 19, 2010, 3:26 pm

    I’d toast to that if I was allowed to have alcohol at my desk.

  • Patrenia April 19, 2010, 5:32 pm

    This is good…really good. I love doing self talk. After reading this today, I realize I need to do more. Awesome, Josh!!!

  • Debbie Ferm April 19, 2010, 7:33 pm

    Well said, Josh. Very well said. Rock on.


  • PicsieChick April 19, 2010, 7:45 pm

    Spot on and absolutely true. Funny how many times I feel like I am under-qualified to lead myself. When I turn to the outside to find leadership, luckily, it is often extremely rewarding as I make contacts I might otherwise have never found.

    And, at some point, it all comes around to realizing that no matter how interconnected we are, no matter how much we need each other, the answers are right here. In me. Just as yours are in you.

    Hugs and butterflies,

  • Christopher June 15, 2010, 7:41 am

    A quibble about: “…and you shouldn’t.”

    What you mean is “…and I want you not to.” One communicates a truth about yourself, while the other subtly demands that I adopt your values and feel guilty should I not measure up to them.

    I do not grant you such authority over my emotions but others might without realizing it, which would undermine your point. Surely you do not wish to suggest, even accidentally, that your readers inflict guilt upon themselves?

    • Josh Hanagarne June 15, 2010, 7:49 am

      Christopher, you’re right, thanks. For the record, I think guilt is worthless and the sooner it can be discarded the better. Thanks for jumping in!

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