Lessons With A King

By Israel Ekanem

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Life is busy and everything is always on the move. We do need to take some time in our day to calm down. Breathe. Relax. Lessons With A King is a daily show where lessons learned over the years are shared with tangible takeaways to help make your day a little bit better.

Episode Date
Lesson 1291: Resist False Kindness
Jul 14, 2024
Lesson 1290: Introduce Myself To More People
Jul 13, 2024
Lesson 1289: People Want What They Want
Jul 12, 2024
Lesson 1288: Hire The Right People
Jul 11, 2024
Lesson 1287: Repair Minor Issues ASAP
Jul 10, 2024
Lesson 1286: Belonging Is Powerful
Jul 09, 2024
Lesson 1285: One Good Deed A Day
Jul 08, 2024
Lesson 1284: Cancel Free Trials Immediately
Jul 07, 2024
Lesson 1283: Focus On My North Star
Jul 06, 2024
Lesson 1282: I Can Change The Story
Jul 05, 2024
Lesson 1281: Do More Deep Work
Jul 04, 2024
Lesson 1280: Items On The "B" List Have No Business On The "A "List
Jul 03, 2024
Lesson 1279: Find Connections
Jul 02, 2024
Lesson 1278: Embrace Nonviolent Communication
Jul 01, 2024
Lesson 1277: I Won't Get It Right The First Time
Jun 30, 2024
Lesson 1276: Intentions Matters
Jun 29, 2024
Lesson 1275: Donate My "Maybe" Bo
Jun 28, 2024
Lesson 1274: Keep A "Maybe" Box
Jun 27, 2024
Lesson 1273: Start With The Minimum Viable Backstory
Jun 26, 2024
Lesson 1272: Embrace Constraints
Jun 25, 2024
Lesson 1271: Don't Run Out Of Cash
Jun 24, 2024
Lesson 1270: Kill Pointless Meetings
Jun 23, 2024
Lesson 1269: Reaching Out Is Appreciated
Jun 22, 2024
Lesson 1268: Solutions > Issues
Jun 21, 2024
Lesson 1267: Create "Thinking Time"
Jun 20, 2024
Lesson 1266: Sharing Creates Connection
Jun 19, 2024
Lesson 1265: Support The Work Of Creators
Jun 18, 2024
Lesson 1264: Support The Work Of Musicians
Jun 17, 2024
Lesson 1263: Support The Work Of Authors
Jun 16, 2024
Lesson 1262: Exploration Is Not Implementation
Jun 15, 2024
Lesson 1261: Today Is A Good Day To Say "It"
Jun 14, 2024
Lesson 1260: I Decide How I Face My Day
Jun 13, 2024
Lesson 1259: Find The Glitch
Jun 12, 2024
Lesson 1258: Focus On Small, Consistent Contributions
Jun 11, 2024
Lesson 1257: Embrace Beauty In Ordinary Moments
Jun 10, 2024
Lesson 1256: Reassurance > Pressure
Jun 09, 2024
Lesson 1255: Use The Right Incentives
Jun 08, 2024
Lesson 1254: Embrace Incentives
Jun 07, 2024
Lesson 1253: Good Enough > Perfect
Jun 06, 2024
Lesson 1252: A Little Progress Each Day
Jun 05, 2024
Lesson 1251: Perfect Conditions Don't Exist
Jun 04, 2024
Lesson 1250: Creating Kills Resistance
Jun 03, 2024
Lesson 1249: Know When To Refuel
Jun 02, 2024
Lesson 1248: Shun Technical Descriptions
Jun 01, 2024
Lesson 1247: Embrace Symbols
May 31, 2024
Lesson 1246: It's OK To Close Some Doors
May 30, 2024
Lesson 1245: Always Find The Good In People
May 29, 2024
Lesson 1244: Life Is Fragile
May 28, 2024
Lesson 1243: Trash Early
May 27, 2024
Lesson 1242: Ask Three Questions Before Sharing A Comm
May 26, 2024
Lesson 1241: Help Clients Accomplish Their Mission
May 25, 2024
Lesson 1240: I Will Keep My Wordd
May 24, 2024
Lesson 1239: The More I Tolerate It, The More It Will Happen
May 23, 2024
Lesson 1238: Convenience Is Expensive
May 22, 2024
Lesson 1237: Always Keep My Head
May 21, 2024
Lesson 1236: Ask "Is This True"?
May 20, 2024
Lesson 1235: My Project Needs Resilience
May 19, 2024
Lesson 1234: Relationships Are A Function Of Proximity
May 18, 2024
Lesson 1233: Actual Behaviour > Reported Behaviour
May 17, 2024
Lesson 1232: Problems ≠ Situations
May 16, 2024
Lesson 1231: Interpretations Are Not Fact
May 15, 2024
Lesson 1230: Fear The Rot
May 14, 2024
Lesson 1229: Have A Positive Impact
May 13, 2024
Lesson 1228: Action > Intention
May 12, 2024
Lesson 1227: It's Ok To Change The Status Quo
May 11, 2024
Lesson 1226: Paying Attention Leads To Greater Self-Control
May 10, 2024
Lesson 1225: Clients Sometimes Suck At Diagnosing The Issue
May 09, 2024
Lesson 1224: The Issues Are Real To The Client
May 08, 2024
Lesson 1223: Innovation Is Not Convenient
May 07, 2024
Lesson 1222: Progress Is Important
May 06, 2024
Lesson 1221: The Internet Makes It Easier To Find My Community
May 05, 2024
Lesson 1220: Surround Myself With The Right People
May 04, 2024
Lesson 1219: Kill Negative Influences
May 03, 2024
Lesson 1218: I Define My Success
May 02, 2024
Lesson 1217: The List Price Is Not The Real Price
May 01, 2024
Lesson 1216: I Am The Hero Of My Story And So Are They
Apr 30, 2024
Lesson 1215: Be World Class
Apr 29, 2024
Lesson 1214: Keep The Right People
Apr 28, 2024
Lesson 1213: Find The Right People
Apr 27, 2024
Lesson 1212: Acknowledge Favours
Apr 26, 2024
Lesson 1211: Don't Throw People Under The Bus
Apr 25, 2024
Lesson 1210: Reframe Impatience Into Anticipation
Apr 24, 2024
Lesson 1209: Speak Truth With Empathy
Apr 23, 2024
Lesson 1208: Make Better Promises
Apr 22, 2024
Lesson 1207: Get To The Point
Apr 21, 2024
Lesson 1206: Ignore Jerks
Apr 20, 2024
Lesson 1205: Embrace Permanent Skills
Apr 19, 2024
Lesson 1204: Be Findable
Apr 18, 2024
Lesson 1203: Ask "Is It Working?" More Often
Apr 17, 2024
Lesson 1202: Persistence > Speed
Apr 16, 2024
Lesson 1201: Get A Nightlight
Apr 15, 2024
Lesson 1200: I Will Die
Apr 14, 2024
Lesson 1199: Always Have Ice Cream In The Fridge
Apr 13, 2024
Lesson 1198: Status Drives Sales
Apr 12, 2024
Lesson 1197: Tell Them What You Admire About Them... Often
Apr 11, 2024
Lesson 1196: Call Friends
Apr 10, 2024
Lesson 1195: Call Family
Apr 09, 2024
Lesson 1194: Point Out the Controversial Parts Of Contracts
Apr 08, 2024
Lesson 1193: Work-Life Satisfaction > Work-Life Balance
Apr 07, 2024
Lesson 1192: Invest In The Process Before I Need It
Apr 06, 2024
Lesson 1191: Don't Travel Without Travel Insurance
Apr 05, 2024
Lesson 1190: Accept Or Suffer
Apr 04, 2024
Lesson 1189: Families At Home, Teams At Work
Apr 03, 2024
Lesson 1188: Don't Endure Crap
Apr 02, 2024
Lesson 1187: Learn My Emotional Responses
Apr 01, 2024
Lesson 1186: More Perks, More Responsibilities
Mar 31, 2024
Lesson 1185: If It Bothers Me, I'll Do Something About It
Mar 30, 2024
Lesson 1184: Kill Arrival Fallacy
Mar 29, 2024
Lesson 1183: Embrace The Frequency Illusion
Mar 28, 2024
Lesson 1182: Consistency Is A Cheat A Code
Mar 27, 2024
Lesson 1181: Always Have Something Cool Planned For The Near Future
Mar 26, 2024
Lesson 1180: Data In, Story Out
Mar 25, 2024
Lesson 1179: Learn What Their Currency Is
Mar 24, 2024
Lesson 1178: Care For My Community
Mar 23, 2024
Lesson 1177: Write For A Specific Person
Mar 22, 2024
Lesson 1176: Always Respect The Audience
Mar 21, 2024
Lesson 1175: Discuss Things That Actually Matter
Mar 20, 2024
Lesson 1174: Life Owes Me Nothing
Mar 19, 2024
Lesson 1173: Always Build Better Systems
Mar 18, 2024
Lesson 1172: Offer To Take Photos
Mar 17, 2024
Lesson 1171: I Will Not Ramble
Mar 16, 2024
Lesson 1170: Embrace My Awkwardness
Mar 15, 2024
Lesson 1169: Embrace The Question Of Nine
Mar 14, 2024
Lesson 1168: Ask The Questions I'd Love To Be Asked
Mar 13, 2024
Lesson 1167: Make People Better
Mar 12, 2024
Lesson 1166: Empathy Is The Key To Connection
Mar 11, 2024
Lesson 1165: Share The Better Story
Mar 10, 2024
Lesson 1164: Give Pleasant Endings
Mar 09, 2024
Lesson 1163: Examples > Opinions
Mar 08, 2024
Lesson 1162: Voice Recordings Are Ok
Mar 07, 2024
Lesson 1161: Say What I Mean
Mar 06, 2024
Lesson 1160: Greet, Meet, Lead
Mar 05, 2024
Lesson 1159: One Hundred Pages Minus My Age
Mar 04, 2024
Lesson 1158: Speak In Present Tense
Mar 03, 2024
Lesson 1157: Know What It's For
Mar 02, 2024
Lesson 1156: Know Who It's For
Mar 01, 2024
Lesson 1155: Mistakes Should Be Fixed
Feb 29, 2024
Lesson 1154: Doing The Right Thing Can Be Expensive
Feb 28, 2024
Lesson 1153: Convenience Can Erode Trust
Feb 27, 2024
Lesson 1152: Belief Can Ignore Proof
Feb 26, 2024
Lesson 1151: Own My Distribution
Feb 25, 2024
Lesson 1150: Create Time To Work On My Business
Feb 24, 2024
Lesson 1149: Schedule Boredom
Feb 23, 2024
Lesson 1148: Know When To Keep Going Back
Feb 22, 2024
Lesson 1147: I Am Not For Everyone
Feb 21, 2024
Lesson 1146: Projects > Protests
Feb 20, 2024
Lesson 1145: Ask Specific/Technical Questions
Feb 19, 2024
Lesson 1144: Give More Than I Ask
Feb 18, 2024
Lesson 1143: Live Complaint Free
Feb 17, 2024
Lesson 1142: It's Ok To Deload
Feb 16, 2024
Lesson 1141: Saying Something > Kinda Saying Something
Feb 15, 2024
Lesson 1140: Use T2R2 For My Online Meetings
Feb 14, 2024
Lesson 1139: Flag The Issue ASAP
Feb 13, 2024
Lesson 1138: Great Leaders Are Made
Feb 12, 2024
Lesson 1137: A Dataset Can Tell Many Stories
Feb 11, 2024
Lesson 1136: Ensure The Context Is Stated
Feb 10, 2024
Lesson 1135: Learn Storytelling
Feb 09, 2024
Lesson 1134: Why > What
Feb 08, 2024
Lesson 1133: Aim For Freedom
Feb 07, 2024
Lesson 1132: One Goal
Feb 06, 2024
Lesson 1131: Always Create Value
Feb 05, 2024
Lesson 1130: Build Customer Traction
Feb 04, 2024
Lesson 1129: Don’t Make More Victims
Feb 03, 2024
Lesson 1128: Keep The House Clean And Good To Go Before Travelling
Feb 02, 2024
Lesson 1127: Keep The Sink Clean
Feb 01, 2024
Lesson 1126: Remove The Unnecessary
Jan 31, 2024
Lesson 1125: Always Ask: Did I Get My Point Across?
Jan 30, 2024
Lesson 1124: Print Photos
Jan 29, 2024
Lesson 1123: Riding Isn't Racing
Jan 28, 2024
Lesson 1122: Interesting > Perfect
Jan 27, 2024
Lesson 1121: Be Childlike
Jan 26, 2024
Lesson 1120: Keep Track Of My Best Relationships
Jan 25, 2024
Lesson 1119: I Have To Be Comfortable Saying "I Don't Know"
Jan 24, 2024
Lesson 1118: I Don't Have To Finish It If I Don't Like It
Jan 23, 2024
Lesson 1117: Start The Email With The Request
Jan 22, 2024
Lesson 1116: Encourage Autonomy
Jan 21, 2024
Lesson 1115: Focus On The Facts
Jan 20, 2024
Lesson 1114: I Probably Won't Win The Lottery
Jan 19, 2024
Lesson 1113: Make A Five Year Commitment
Jan 18, 2024
Lesson 1112: I Am Living The Life I Want
Jan 17, 2024
Lesson 1111: Incentivize My Best People
Jan 16, 2024
Lesson 1110: Get To The Point
Jan 15, 2024
Lesson 1109: Be A High Priority Investment
Jan 14, 2024
Lesson 1108: My Team Wins; I Win
Jan 13, 2024
Lesson 1107: Open Ears > Happy Ears
Jan 12, 2024
Lesson 1106: Eradicate Toxic Behaviours
Jan 11, 2024
Lesson 1105: Encourage Empathy
Jan 10, 2024
Lesson 1104: The Leader's Actions Define the Team's Culture
Jan 09, 2024
Lesson 1103: Define My Team's Culture
Jan 08, 2024
Lesson 1102: Don't Waste My Work
Jan 07, 2024
Lesson 1101: Pay Well
Jan 06, 2024
Lesson 1100: Visualize Your Funeral
Jan 05, 2024
Lesson 1099: Ask For Feedback Before I Lock The Project
Jan 04, 2024
Lesson 1098: Aim To Understand
Jan 03, 2024
Lesson 1097: Take Care Of The People In Your Life
Jan 02, 2024
Lesson 1096: Trailblazing Can Be Lonely
Jan 01, 2024
Lesson 1095: Start The Project Midweek
Dec 31, 2023
Lesson 1094: Anger Leads To Stupid Actions
Dec 30, 2023
Lesson 1093: Always Point Positive
Dec 29, 2023
Lesson 1092: Every Failure Is An Opportunity To Grow
Dec 28, 2023
Lesson 1091: Create Time For Creative Work
Dec 27, 2023
Lesson 1090: Practising Acceptance Is Not Easy
Dec 26, 2023
Lesson 1089: Ignore Outside Forces
Dec 25, 2023
Lesson 1088: Have A Plan For When You Are Wrong
Dec 24, 2023
Lesson 1087: A Good Leader Is An Optimist
Dec 23, 2023
Lesson 1086: Write To Clear Your Mind
Dec 22, 2023
Lesson 1085: Ambition Will Only Get Me So Far
Dec 21, 2023
Lesson 1084: Store It In Two Places
Dec 20, 2023
Lesson 1083: Get Inspired By My Work
Dec 19, 2023
Lesson 1082: Learn To Handle Egos
Dec 18, 2023
Lesson 1081: If I Don't Like It, I Will Change It
Dec 17, 2023
Lesson 1080: They Are Not You
Dec 16, 2023
Lesson 1079: Stop Doing What Isn't Working
Dec 15, 2023
Lesson 1078: Keep Doing What Is Working
Dec 14, 2023
Lesson 1077: Excitement Is Contagious
Dec 13, 2023
Lesson 1076: I Can't Flee Myself
Dec 12, 2023
Lesson 1075: Create Warnings
Dec 11, 2023
Lesson 1074: Quantity Can Lead To Quality
Dec 10, 2023
Lesson 1073: Make Tasks Playful
Dec 09, 2023
Lesson 1072: Do Not Judge
Dec 08, 2023
Lesson 1071: Embrace The Struggle
Dec 07, 2023
Lesson 1070: Just Because It's Popular Doesn't Make It Good
Dec 06, 2023
Lesson 1069: Make It Too Small To Fail
Dec 05, 2023
Lesson 1068: Later Is Better Than Never
Dec 04, 2023
Lesson 1067: Embrace Healthy Debates
Dec 03, 2023
Lesson 1066: Get Them To Embrace Headphones
Dec 02, 2023
Lesson 1065: Edit Later
Dec 01, 2023
Lesson 1064: Embrace The Smallest Step Foward
Nov 30, 2023
Lesson 1063: Don't Wait For A Normal Week
Nov 29, 2023
Lesson 1062: Make Them Ask Twice
Nov 28, 2023
Lesson 1061: Embrace Peer Support
Nov 27, 2023
Lesson 1060: Understand My Current Workload
Nov 26, 2023
Lesson 1059: People Want Outcomes
Nov 25, 2023
Lesson 1058: Create A Safe Space For Questions
Nov 24, 2023
Lesson 1057: Quantify My Goals
Nov 23, 2023
Lesson 1056: Revisit Predictions
Nov 22, 2023
Lesson 1055: Just Keep Going
Nov 21, 2023
Lesson 1054: Retain Good People
Nov 20, 2023
Lesson 1053: Inconvenience Can Be Good
Nov 19, 2023
Lesson 1052: Focus On My "Right" Customer
Nov 18, 2023
Lesson 1051: Hire Myself
Nov 17, 2023
Lesson 1050: Price The Outcome
Nov 16, 2023
Lesson 1049: Don't Price The Time
Nov 15, 2023
Lesson 1048: Don't Wait To Be Discovered
Nov 14, 2023
Lesson 1047: You Can Change Your Label
Nov 13, 2023
Lesson 1046: Today Is A Bonus
Nov 12, 2023
Lesson 1045: Embrace The Five-Minute Rule
Nov 11, 2023
Lesson 1044: Give Them Choices
Nov 10, 2023
Lesson 1043: Start It Sooner
Nov 09, 2023
Lesson 1042: Boredom Can Lead To Creation
Nov 08, 2023
Lesson 1041: Achieve Results
Nov 07, 2023
Lesson 1040: Ask If They Want Empathy Or A Solution
Nov 06, 2023
Lesson 1039: Money Is A Tool
Nov 05, 2023
Lesson 1038: Do Fun Things
Nov 04, 2023
Lesson 1037: Get Back On The Horse
Nov 03, 2023
Lesson 1036: Guitar Is The Instrument Of Seduction
Nov 02, 2023
Lesson 1035: Think Bigger
Nov 01, 2023
Lesson 1034: Block That App
Oct 31, 2023
Lesson 1033: Evidence > Confidence
Oct 30, 2023
Lesson 1032: I Can't Give What I Don't Have
Oct 29, 2023
Lesson 1031: Have An Alternative When Negotiating
Oct 28, 2023
Lesson 1030: Collect Interesting Things
Oct 27, 2023
Lesson 1029: Watch The Things I Say To Yourself
Oct 26, 2023
Lesson 1028: With Repetition Comes Comfort
Oct 25, 2023
Lesson 1027: Know When To Use Slow Motion
Oct 24, 2023
Lesson 1026: If It's Super Important, Show Up In Person
Oct 23, 2023
Lesson 1025: Improve My Ability To Sell
Oct 22, 2023
Lesson 1024: It's Ok To Let Small Opportunities Go
Oct 21, 2023
Lesson 1023: Fill My Calendar With Things I Enjoy Doing
Oct 20, 2023
Lesson 1022: Happiness Is Possible
Oct 19, 2023
Lesson 1021: Embrace The OODA Loop
Oct 18, 2023
Lesson 1020: Fill My Life With Inspiration
Oct 17, 2023
Lesson 1019: Yes To "A" = No To "B"
Oct 16, 2023
Lesson 1018: Embrace Prepwork
Oct 15, 2023
Lesson 1017: Prepare For An Uncertain Future
Oct 14, 2023
Lesson 1016: Trust Is Scarce
Oct 13, 2023
Lesson 1015: Learn To See Boundaries As Opportunities
Oct 12, 2023
Lesson 1014: Use My Paid Time Off
Oct 11, 2023
Lesson 1013: Embrace Saying "I Was Wrong"
Oct 10, 2023
Lesson 1012: Help People Achieve What They Need
Oct 09, 2023
Lesson 1011: Don't Get Mad At Nature
Oct 08, 2023
Lesson 1010: Write My Ideas Out
Oct 07, 2023
Lesson 1009: Observed Preferences > Stated Preferences
Oct 06, 2023
Lesson 1008: Replace Negative Addictions
Oct 05, 2023
Lesson 1007: Know My Addictions
Oct 04, 2023
Lesson 1006: Be Lenient With Others
Oct 03, 2023
Lesson 1005: Be Strict With Myself
Oct 02, 2023
Lesson 1004: Encourage People To Make Things Better
Oct 01, 2023
Lesson 1003: I Am Not The Default
Sep 30, 2023
Lesson 1002: Get Better At Navigating Conflicts
Sep 29, 2023
Lesson 1001: Don't Be Pretentious
Sep 28, 2023
Lesson 400: Every Decision Led You Here
Feb 04, 2022
Lesson 399: Make Each Failure A Step Towards Your Goal
Feb 03, 2022
Lesson 398: Leave Things Better Than You Found Them
Feb 02, 2022
Lesson 397: Step In The Ring
Feb 01, 2022
Lesson 396: Build On Your Flaws
Jan 31, 2022
Lesson 395: It's Not Your Cross
Jan 30, 2022
Lesson 394: Set Stretch Goals
Jan 29, 2022
Lesson 393: Always Show Up With Your Special Thing
Jan 28, 2022
Lesson 392: You Will Need To Adapt
Jan 27, 2022