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For Impact Ideas | | Tom Suddes

We are less than 3 weeks into 2014. Perfect time to think about our IMPACT, our GOALS and things we want to CHANGE for the better (in our organizations, our teams and our lives).

CHANGE (THE) RULES is a little play on words. In this generations lexicon, to RULE is a good thing. CHANGE DOES RULE.

At the same time, in order to really CHANGE something (yourself, your organization, the world), you also to have CHANGE THE RULES.

Paul Arden, in his wonderful book, IT’S NOT HOW GOOD YOU ARE, IT’S HOW GOOD YOU WANT TO BE, speaks for a multitude of entrepreneurs and change agents when he says,

“You can’t solve the problem if you’re playing by the RULES.”

I believe it’s much stronger than that: THERE ARE NO RULES!!! (But, there are a lot of problems.)

As always, my goal is to motivate you to TAKE ACTION.

With that in mind, I am sharing with you the ARTIST’S PROOF of CHANGE (THE) RULES.

These For Impact Guides are where we share our thoughts, ideas and experiences … in nugget form … aggregated on specific topic. This one is ON CHANGE … FOR DIFFERENT RESULTS.

Special Note to ‘Tribe’. Please read or download or use … and then get me your FEEDBACK! I’m actually ‘open sourcing’ the document to the thousands of people in our For Impact Family. Please, please, please take a moment and let me know if you find a typo, a misspelling, or a mis-thought. Better yet, tell me how the CONTENT will help you … or where we might be able to strengthen it.


Special, Special Note: Here is the DEDICATION for Change (The) Rules … shamelessly and admiringly borrowed/stolen from Apple’s THINK DIFFERENT campaign. If you are one of the following … you need to read Change (The) Rules.


“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”