Charlie Houpert Quotes
“Remember, Steve Jobs didn’t promise that Apple’s next product would change the world. Jobs said that he would change the world. It didn’t matter if the vehicle was the Lisa, The Mac, or even Pixar Studios. Any individual endeavor might fail, but he was 100% certain he would eventually achieve his goals.”
“The charismatic person is attractive because he is whole. If you want to demonstrate charismatic qualities, don’t deny any aspect of yourself. Don’t shy from the truth. Live with integrity. Do what amuses you. Say what you think. Share what you feel. Don’t wait for anyone’s permission. Don’t seek anyone’s validation.”
“Adele doesn't need any ironic detachment. She can love and appreciate the talent of others without feeling threatened herself. This is often very hard for people. We usually worry that someone else's talent or success is being compared with our own so we take the role of a critic and evaluate people harshly in order to protect our own egos.
People like Adele focus on what they like and they ignore the comparisons. Plus, they let the people around them know when they found something that they love about their work or their art.”
“you’ll offer conversational threads that allow people to get to know you beyond what is listed on your resume. You’ll guide the people you’re speaking with to do the same. You’ll crack jokes. You’ll cut through the BS small talk. You’ll maneuver conversation in directions that excite and intrigue people.”
“Crack a joke when you meet someone new. Mess around a bit. That might mean you dance like a fool before anyone is on the dance floor. Or maybe you play around with people everyone else treats like automatons, like waiters, doormen, and cashiers. Be the first to bring fun into a situation and you’re the charismatic leader.”