Happy Monday morning,
I was speaking with a new client last week and I asked her, “Who referred you to me?” I ask that often when speaking with clients as our client referral rate is very high. The response she shared “I did this the old fashioned way, I googled you.”
We had a good laugh about Google being the “old fashioned” way. Google is such a common term; it is so deeply embedded in our culture. We “google” everything.
Last week was Google’s 20th birthday after having been launched September 4, 1998. It is hard to imagine a the world before we googled any question that we have.
I love how Larry Page describes Google when he says it is. “reducing the time between intention and action.” When you’re looking to book your flight to Victoria what is the first thing you do? You go to Google flights. Heck, why even bother with the trip and why not just use Google earth and save yourself $800 and be there instantly?
What intentions do you have around making your career or organization better?
Feeling stuck? Looking to take control over your career? Looking to be a more effective leader?
Like google, my tools and team are all about reducing the time between where you are now and where you want to be.
By the way, you don’t even have to google the answers. We have them right at our fingertips.
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