My Little Secret


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So, this whole week I’ve been dancing around a little secret:

If somebody gives you an opportunity, deliver. You might even fail — but deliver.

The older I get, the less ability impresses me.

The older I get, the more consistency and dependability impress me.

Throughout my life, people have tried to tell me this, but I wasn’t always ready to hear it.

Maybe, for you, today’s the day and I’m the guy.

Maybe this is your opportunity.

But that’s up to you.

(To put my money where my mouth is, I finished the book yesterday. 68,947 words went to my editor at 2:47 PM.)

Have a great weekend.

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

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As CEO and Head Custodian of Miles & Company, Tim Miles helps owner-operated companies do more with less. He's the author of Good Company: Making It, Keeping It & Being It.

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  • Ken Brand

    Congrats man. How ever you think it will feel it hold the finished product in your hands, it will be 100X more gratifying. I can’t wait to read it. Cheers.

    • Tim Miles

      Thanks, Ken. That means the world coming from you, sir!