Bruce Lee Paradox

IPC Bruce Lee Paradox

As you could imagine, I'm often mistaken for Bruce Lee. Now, I know what you're thinking, Bruce Lee was not a bald man. But when it comes to leadership in the corporate arena, I have a particular methodology I call the Bruce Lee Paradox.

You see, most people think that the way to accomplish something great is with extreme force. But in reality, intention is far more powerful than force. 

Bruce talked about the one-inch punch. The power of it didn't come from the force, however. The power of it came from the intention and the follow-through, with zero wasted energy. And because of that, the one-inch punch was like getting hit by a cannonball. 

Now, please don't get excited and go around punching people. Outside of martial arts, here's what this power looks like in the hands of a true leader. Gandhi led 390 million humans in a peaceful protest that transformed India's history and inspired the planet. And he did so without an ounce of force... just intention. 

So, listen… if a frail Indian man can do the one-inch punch on a global level, you can certainly do it in your own life. 

This is what it means to be an artist of life and beyond being a martial artist and an actor... That is what Bruce Lee considered himself. An artist of life.

How about you? How would being an artist of life, in this way, impact your business? Your relationships? Your sense of fulfillment? 

If you're a leader or an emerging leader and you resonate with what I'm saying here, then reach out to me for a conversation. It's exciting stuff, and I love speaking with leaders who get it. Stay Inspired.


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