Category: Random Recordings

Random Recordings #25

This is part of a series I call random recordings. You can learn more here: https://anthonymontalbano.com/random-recordings-1/

The following recordings are for January 2019:

  1. Returning to your breath from a lost thought in meditation is like flexing your bicep when working out.
  2. Meditation is like the “Magic Eye” posters; it takes a little bit of practice to learn how to focus, but once you’re able to see, you’re able to see things much more clearly.
  3. Unconsciously Incompetent, consciously incompetent, consciously competent, unconsciously competent.
  4. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.

Random Recordings #23

This is part of a series I call random recordings. You can learn more here: https://anthonymontalbano.com/random-recordings-1/

The following recordings are for November 2018:

  1. Protect workers, not jobs.
  2. The real problem with robots is not their own artificial intelligence, rather their natural stupidity and cruelty of their human masters.
  3. Intelligence is the ability to solve problems, consciousness is the ability to feel things such as pain, joy, love and anger.
  4. If you don’t feel at home in your body, you’ll never feel at home in the world.

Random Recordings #22

This is part of a series I call random recordings. You can learn more here: https://anthonymontalbano.com/random-recordings-1/

The following recordings are for October 2018:

  1. Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers.
  2. Don’t use the word “but” between a compliment and a criticism.
  3. There’s nothing wrong in saying “I don’t know”.
  4. The most important insights to life are not quantitative.
  5. It’s not what you don’t know that gets you in trouble, it’s what you know for certain ain’t true.
  6. When talking about people, praise by name, criticize by category.
  7. History does not repeat, but it does rhyme.
  8. The right decision at the wrong time is the wrong decision.
  9. Comparison is the death of joy.
  10. The best companies are not families, they’re supporters of families.

Random Recordings #20

This is part of a series I call random recordings. You can learn more here: https://anthonymontalbano.com/random-recordings-1/

The following recordings are for August 2018:

  1. Nature is never in a hurry, but accomplishes everything.
  2. Embrace the joy of missing out.
  3. Things that get measured, get managed.
  4. Sometimes you don’t have to ask questions, sometimes it’s better to just be quiet.
  5. Get better at responding in “we” statements, not “me” statements.
  6. For short answers, follow up with “whats the story behind that?”.
  7. Today we live in an access economy, not an ownership economy.
  8. Check out “learning how to learn” on Coursera.

Random Recordings #19

This is part of a series I call random recordings. You can learn more here: https://anthonymontalbano.com/random-recordings-1/

The following recordings are for July 2018:

  1. Don’t just respond with a fast, automatic response. Think slowly, a conscious, rational response.
  2. Happiness is mastering oneself. Success is measured in how much you help others.
  3. Few people are logical. Most are prejudiced and biases.  Consider yourself.
  4. Nothing good is accomplished and a lot of damage can be done if you tell a person straight up that he or she is wrong. You only succeed at stripping that person’s self dignity and making yourself a part an unwelcome part of any discussion.
  5. Show respect for other peoples’ opinions. Never say you’re wrong.
  6. By fighting you never get enough, but by yielding you get more than you expected.
  7. Gentleness and friendliness are always stronger than fury and force.
  8. It’s important to emphasize that you’re striving for the same thing and the only difference is one of method, not purpose.

Random Recordings #18

This is part of a series I call random recordings. You can learn more here: https://anthonymontalbano.com/random-recordings-1/

The following recordings are for June 2018:

  1. The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
  2. Small gift: big smile.
  3. Love doesn’t die, people do.
  4. Customers like to feel like they’re buying, not being sold.
  5. You can make more friends by becoming interested in other people, then by trying to get other people interested in you.

Random Recordings #17

This is part of a series I call random recordings. You can learn more here: https://anthonymontalbano.com/random-recordings-1/

The following recordings are for May 2018:

  1. The purpose of debate is to get at truth, not to prove that someone is right or wrong.
  2. It’s more important to do big things well, then to do small things perfectly.
  3. Some people are born on third base, thinking they hit a triple.
  4. You must stretch yourself if you want to get strong.
  5. Remember that a root cause is not an action, but a reason. Root causes are described in adjectives, not verbs.
  6. Don’t fear adverse consequences from admitting failure.
  7. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
  8. Remember that people tend to be more defensive then self critical.
  9. It is your job as a manager to get at truth and excellence, not make people happy.
  10. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Random Recordings #16

This is part of a series I call random recordings. You can learn more here: https://anthonymontalbano.com/random-recordings-1/

The following recordings are for April 2018:

  1. Radical open minded and radical transparency are invaluable for rapid learning and effective change.
  2. It’s important to not let our biases stand in the way of our objectivity.
  3. Evolving is life’s greatest accomplishment and life’s greatest reward.
  4. What you be will depend on the perspective you had.
  5. Man needs difficulties, they’re necessary for health.
  6. The quality of life will depend on the choices you make at those painful moments.
  7. Successful people are those who can go above themselves to see things objectively and manage those things to shape change.
  8. Don’t let pain stand in the way of progress.
  9. Never rule out a goal because you think it’s unattainable.
  10. View painful problems as potential improvements that are screaming at you.
  11. Weaknesses don’t matter if you find solutions.
  12. Most disagreements aren’t threats as much as they’re opportunities for learning.
  13. Just because something is familiar doesn’t mean it’s simple.
  14. Habit is essential inertia, the strong tendency to keep doing what you’ve already been doing.
  15. Research suggests that if you stick to a behavior for approximately 18 months, you’ll build a strong tendency to stick with it nearly forever.
  16. Decision making is a two-step process, first learning, then deciding.
  17. Bad things that happen in the past no longer matter, except as a lesson for the future.