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Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 04/05/2021

Alan Weiss's Monday Morning Memo

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 04/05/2021


Passover, recently completed, celebrates the freeing of the Jews from captivity and slavery in Egypt. Easter, which occurred yesterday, is a celebration by Christians of the resurrection of Jesus following his crucifixion.

Whether you are religious or not, these times every year are a celebration of new life and fresh opportunities. And so it is today, since one year ago no one was in church or synagogue because of Covid restrictions. I was a lector for the livingstreaming last year, with only the priest with me, but yesterday I was in a “packed” church.

And now the restrictions are easing. And for all the worry about new variants and anti-maskers and anti-vaxers, we are looking at conditions full of promise. In the US, new jobs are at a significant growth mode and unemployment has dipped to six percent. Public venues are opening, from museums to athletics, from restaurants to the theater.

There are myriad opportunities extant to help others and to help ourselves. The business renaissance I predicted in December for this time frame is, indeed, happening. “Covid cabin fever” will prompt people to spend, to vacation, to indulge. We should be surfing this wave, not trying to dive beneath it.

Whether you are religious or not, I hope that you are spiritual, identifying and growing from the world around you. I have a feeling we will be better than ever. That’s not to deny the suffering and loss that have occurred, but rather to honor all of us who have persevered, sacrificed, and endured.

Happy Passover, Happy Easter, Happy life. The best is yet to come. Don’t allow your life to devolve into desuetude. The best is yet to come if you allow it to be and you take advantage of it.


Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. —Jamais Cascio

Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems. —Gever Tulley


The Modern Trusted Advisor: Join Nancy Mackay and me for a complimentary Zoom session based on our new book now in development, The Modern Trusted Advisor. We’ll share with you our recommendations for serving as trusted advisors in the business boom that’s currently underway. April 15, 45 minutes, and we’ll answer questions during the session from participants. You can register here: https://mackayceoforums.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrce6grDsjHNwAz1sY-4xWhTMy3ZzqUfSn

BSL: Business As A Second Language: May, 4, 10AM—11:30AM Eastern US Time (good for Europe, West Coast US can get up early). This is for: Tech experts, consultants, and advisors •People launching second careers in consulting •Consultants and experts who can’t convert prospects to clients •Those who think “first in, first out” (FIFO) means how you want to visit the dentist. •Those who think EBIDA stands for Every Body Is Distinctly Afraid

We will deal with these provocative issues: Why the CIO is probably not your buyer •How to move technology and methodology from delivery enablement to strategic input •How to hide the fact that your strength is technology •How to learn to speak “business” fluently, or at least with barely a tech accent •How to cure the OCD disease of defaulting to methodology https://alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/bsl/

Master Class:  A 2.5-day “PhD” in professional services and entrepreneurialism. We’ll discuss new markets, remote best practices, concierge trusted advisors, scaling your business, client evangelism, and much, much more. At a world-class property, Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI, Nov. 2-4. Maximum 16 people, 12 slots are filled. Fee ($15,500) includes lodging and meals. https://alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/developmental-experiences/the-master-class-workshop/

Sentient Strategy Certification: Over 40 people certified on three continents to deliver this radical, simplified approach to strategy for SMEs, divisions of large organizations, non-profits, and government agencies. The program can be delivered virtually or in person, looks only one year out, and requires two mornings or a full day. The certification is over two mornings via Zoom. The single and sole fee is $12,000. I recommend charging a fee of $35,000-$50,000 to clients. NO pre-pandemic strategy can possibly be effective today. Next certification: April 20-21. I support you for 90 days thereafter. Write me to apply: [email protected]om

Building Dynamic Communities: People and boutique firms which had existing communities (NOT tribes!) of clients and recommenders have done far better over the past year than those who did not. Over two mornings, virtually, I’ll explain how you can create new communities or enhance existing ones both virtually and in person. Communities permit evangelism to sell for you, eliminating costs of acquisition. Next session is April 13-14, $3,800. I support you for 60 days thereafter. https://alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/creating-dynamic-communities/

Get Back on Track: A Livestream Experience: In this 60-90-minute session, I’m going to convey skills and mindsets that are needed to succeed and help others in a tumultuous and ambiguous world. Late last year I predicted a “Business Renaissance” to occur in March/April/May. And that’s exactly where we are. But it’s insufficient to merely rejoice in the rebirth, it’s important to position ourselves stronger than ever, and change the way we operate and the way we help ourselves, clients, and customers. This includes material from my new book, Legacy. https://alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/the-tunnel/

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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