Moments of Conception 193: The Locker Room Scene from Cinderella Man

All creativity begins with the moment of conception.

That little piece of kindling that gets the fire going. That initial source of inspiration that takes on a life of its own. That single note from which the entire symphony grows. That single spark of life that signals an idea’s movement value, almost screaming to us, something wants to be built here.

Based on my books in The Prolific Series, I’m going to be deconstructing my favorite moments of conception from popular movies. Each post will contain a video clip from a different film, along with a series of lessons we can learn from the characters.

Today’s clip comes from the locker room scene from Cinderella Man:




Develop a hypersensitive relationship to the world. Prolific people can metabolize even the smallest events or situations into breakthroughs in thinking and action. To them, everything is a prototype. Any moment can be a moment of conception. Any interaction can contain that tiny, seemingly innocuous detail that triggers a whole new world. And every person they come across has the potential to send them in a new direction. But only because those people are curious and open and present and fully engaged with their surroundings. In poker, for example, this hypersensitive relationship to the world is worth real money. Discovering your opponent’s tell, that is, the subtle change in their behavior or demeanor that assesses their hand­­, helps you gain an advantage. Teddy’s tell was that when he had nothing and was bluffing, he would break open his cookies. But when he had winning hand, he would not only break open the cookies, but also eat them. If you watch closely, right as Teddy eats the cookie, Mike’s right eye twitches. That’s my favorite moment in the entire movie. Because every day of my life, that same thing happens to me. But instead of cards, it’s words. Phrases and sentences and ideas and words. These are the tells I’m on the lookout for. These are the moments that trigger new worlds for me. The point is, you’ll never find the unexpected unless you’re looking for it. Beginnings of ideas are everywhere, waiting for the eager mind and eye to seize. All we have to do is get good at noticing them. How do you make sense of the world in ways others cannot?


Participate fully in the other person’s experience. I wear a nametag all day, every day of my life. Going on fifteen years now. And so, considering I’ve been conducting the same social experiment, tens of thousands of times, twenty four hours a day, for nearly half my life, it’s safe to say I’ve noticed a few patterns. For example, every time I meet somebody new, I quickly learn everything I need to know about them, solely based on the way they respond to my nametags. It’s like an inkblot test. Their physical and emotional reaction within the first ten seconds of introducing the nametag indicates whether they’re playful or inflexible, curious or judgmental, sophisticated or simplistic, and so on. The list of personality traits never ends. But what’s rewarding is, I can use this emotional information to help guide my thinking and behavior, empathize deeper, connect faster and accelerate intimacy. For example, if I notice someone’s rising or lowering levels of enthusiasm when I tell the story about my nametag, that information is like a traffic sign. It tells me where I should and should not go, and how fast I should approach. Of course, this all happens in an instant. There’s no time for conscious processing. Because after fifteen years, I’m just pattern matching. Maybe I should take up poker. The point is, emotional intelligence isn’t about manipulation, it’s about participating fully in the other person’s experience. Remembering that it’s not just about how they experience you, but how they experience themselves in relation to you. What’s your filter for regulating social behavior?


Life rewards action, not intention. We all need a healthy dose of humility, but we also need to believe that we deserve to be in the room. Because if we’re too awshucksy about our value, we’ll never inspire the appropriate level of confidence. The people across the table won’t take us seriously. I’m reminded of a powerful piece of advice from Paul Arden, who wrote that we have to find the people who have what we want, grab them by the lapel and tell them who we are and why they should give it to us. That sentence literally changed my life. It inspired me to walk into my business meetings with an assertive, intentional and economical posture. In fact, as an experiment, I once showed up unannounced in the lobby of a company I wanted to work for, asked to speak with the president, waited on the couch for more than an hour, and then flat out asked him for a job. He said I had five minutes to make my case. So we went into his office, and forty minutes later, I walked out with my first assignment. And frankly, I couldn’t believe. Who still does that? What is this, the fifties? But that’s precisely the point. Showing up in person works because it’s bold, unexpected, personable, simple, and best of all, nobody does it anymore. Nobody. People always write in their letters that they would be a perfect fit for the organization. But if that was the case, if they truly had no doubt, they would have just showed up. It’s one thing to brag about being the missing piece of the puzzle, it’s another thing to physically snap that piece into place. When was the last time you just showed up?

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Unable to bend with the winds of evolution

Veterinarians will often ask pet owners with sick animals, what were your pet’s three favorite things to do when they were healthy? Can they still do at least one or two of these things? If not, their quality of life is in decline it might be time put them out of their misery. 


Ugh. It makes me sick to my stomach to even think about having that conversation, but it is a useful and logical decision making filter. Especially when pet owners are in a highly emotional state. 

Of course, this kind of thinking applies to a variety of life situations. Because each of us has a responsibility to step back and honestly appraise the quality of our reality and decide if it might be time to make a transition. 

Jobs famously said that he had looked in the mirror every morning and asked himself, if today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? Steve said that whenever the answer had been no for too many days in a row, he knew that he needed to change something. 

Groban mentioned something similar in an interview about his musical recording process. Once he felt like the studio was just another day at the office, he said he needed to find something that scared him again. 

The point is, we all need our own filters. Questions we can ask ourselves to check in with our current reality and, if necessary, create one that’s better suited for us. 

Fuller explored this topic frequently. He said the rigid, the fixed and the unmovable will snap, crackle and crumble, unable to bend with the winds of evolution, so we must learn that we are truly verbs, how beautiful this understanding that we are forever evolving. 

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You’ll learn powerful strategies for: 


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If it’s too easy, you’re doing a disservice to yourself

After I finished my first book, my mentor told me something I’ll never forget. 



First you write the book, then the book writes you. 



That’s the great transformation of art. It’s about what changes in you once the work is done. Once it’s yours. Once you have it in your hot little hands. 



Because if you think writing a book is hard, try selling one. That’s the part nobody talks about. I spent the first decade of my career unloading delivery trucks in the rain, stacking forty pound cases of books in my storage facility, schlepping boxes through the airport at midnight, promoting and selling copies at live events, reboxing unsold books and shipping them back to the office, managing constantly shifting inventory, processing customs forms for international orders and triaging a variety of logistical nightmares. I think my wrist joints sustained permanent damage. 



And I’m not complaining. It comes with the territory being an artist. They don’t call it do it yourself as a metaphor. 



But the good news is, there’s a light at the end of that tunnel. Because after ten or fifteen or twenty years of grinding it out, you developed a profound sense of fulfillment, pardon the pun, that couldn’t have been achieved any other way. Ask anyone who builds their own house from the ground up or hunts and kills and cleans their own food, there’s something incomparably satisfying about the do it yourself process. 



And so, if you’re an artist, that is, any person who responds to a psychic summons to create things and put them in the world, don’t be afraid to let the book write you. 



If there’s schlepping involved, that means it’s probably real work. If it’s too easy, you’re doing a disservice to yourself. 



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Steal Scott’s Ideas, Issue 010: Reflectum, Sexy Timer & Dance Monkey!

Ideas are free, execution is priceless.

That’s been my mantra since day one of starting my business.

It’s also the title of a book I wrote a few years back. You can download it for free here.

But here’s the problem. I’m an idea junkie. Everything I look at in the world breaks down into a collection of ideas. I have about fifty new ones every day, and sadly, I can only execute so many of them. Even if I had all the resources and all the time in the world, I still wouldn’t be able to keep up with the whirlwind of insanity that gusts through my brain.

And that’s where you come in.

I believe ideas were never meant to stay that way. And so, in this new blog series, I’m going to be publishing a sample of them on a weekly basis, in the hopes that they inspire you to (a) execute them, (b) improve them, or (c) invent something completely different.

Remember, once an idea springs into existence, it cannot be unthought.

Even if that idea is ridiculous.

Enjoy! 

Steal Scott’s Ideas, Issue 010

01. iMantra. The philosopher’s phone.

A service that sends you sporadic text messages during the day with encouraging mantras of your choice.

02. Fa La La. Matching music with mood.

A smart watch that senses your emotions and energies and plays the appropriate song to compliment it.

03. Word Up. The writing’s on the wall.

A projector that sends your e-reader content to your ceiling so you can read books while laying on your back in bed.

04. Sexy Timer. Smart couples plan it.

A calendar application that helps couples schedule their sex.

05. Manlynest. Where guys tinker.

A gritty and rugged warehouse and workshop space where men escape to in order to make, break, fix and fiddle with building materials.



06. Reflectum. End your streak.

A small toilet mirror that helps users assure a clean wipe without wasting paper and getting frustrating.

07. Dearly Departed. Building man’s best end.

A professional endings service that helps people create ceremony and ritual around saying goodbye to non-human things.

08. Boardster. Minimize your runway time.

An airline privilege program where busy people pay extra to be the very last person on the plane,

09. Good Sport. Never put your cleat in your mouth.

A geolocation app that gives you key sports history facts, rituals and inside jokes of whatever city you’re in, to make sure you don’t say the wrong thing in public and get your ass kicked.

10. Dance, Monkey! Joy through movement.

An app that randomly goes off during the day and plays dance music for sixty seconds, encouraging people to create spontaneous dance parties.



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Since 1999, I’ve turned wearing a nametag into 31 books, 7 musical albums, 3,000 articles, 600 speeches, 88 training videos, 5 software applications, 2 concert documentaries and 1 globally recognized brand on approachability. 



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You’ll learn powerful strategies for: 


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There are too many opportunities to go wrong

Every month, I volunteer at my local
food coop. 



It’s all part of the membership agreement. If you want cheap
carrots, you have to put in one shift a month. That’s the deal. 



But what’s
interesting is, I learn something new every time I work. And not just about the
grocery business, but about business in general. 



Recently, I spent an afternoon
answering phone calls in the membership office. And the shift manager told me,
never take a message. Interesting piece of advice for a call center. But it
made total sense.



We have sixteen thousand members, she reminded me, and there
are too many opportunities for things to go wrong. And if they do go wrong, people
just going end up complaining, but I left
a message, what happened?
Then nothing get resolved. And so, if there’s a
problem, solve it now. Don’t call them back. Put people on hold and go find the
answer. 



It’s a brilliant customer service strategy. Never take a message. Even
if it seems counterintuitive. In fact, call centers have been stressing first
call resolution for decades. It’s a common performance metric. But every
organization can apply this logic. 



Do whatever it takes to frontload the work,
and you’ll insure yourself against the snowballing of downstream problems. 



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That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  

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www.nametagscott.com

Rent Scott’s Brain is part mentoring, part coaching, part consulting, but all strategy. 


Whether in person, via phone, or another digital channel, Scott works with you both strategically and tactically to achieve your goals. 


His brain will be a source of profound holistic improvement for your business. 


You’ll learn powerful strategies for: 


Ideation. Messaging. Storytelling. Platform creation. Brand development. Content strategy. Inbound marketing. Thought leadership. 


You’ve seen what he could do with a nametag, imagine what he could do for you.


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Listen To Scott Ginsberg’s Best Podcast Interviews of 2015

Without a collision between our work and the outside world,
we’re the tree falling in the forest that nobody hears.

That’s why I’m so profoundly grateful to anyone who has me as a guest on their podcast or radio show. I’ve done over five hundred of these over the years, and each one is more interesting than the next.

Here’s a compendium of interviews I did this year. Thanks to the hosts for having me as a guest!



1. Time management through the art of giving yourself permission: Hear this interview w/@LaneKennedy: bit.ly/1HHkSj9

2. Can you imagine sharing 75% of your product for FREE? Hear this interview w/@HardWayMBA: buff.ly/1SL0xzP

3. Being prolific, absurdly committed and the art of content. Hear this interview w/@AdamCarroll: http://bit.ly/1b5JlF9

4. Having the guts to be yourself and never dreaming alone. Hear this interview w/@MitchMatthews: http://ow.ly/UzmoX

5. Go behind the scenes on my musical & motivational masterclass w/@ToddSchnick: http://ow.ly/Uzn5l

6. Learn about my utter lack of planning and why excellence is overrated w/@JoshuaSheats: http://ow.ly/Uzndt

The media is my best customer. Every interview is a privilege. 

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That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  

scott@hellomynameisscott.com

www.nametagscott.com

Rent Scott’s Brain is part mentoring, part coaching, part consulting, but all strategy. 

Whether in person, via phone, or another digital channel, Scott works with you both strategically and tactically to achieve your goals. 

His brain will be a source of profound holistic improvement for your business. 

You’ll learn powerful strategies for: 

Ideation. Messaging. Storytelling. Platform creation. Brand development. Content strategy. Inbound marketing. Thought leadership. 

You’ve seen what he could do with a nametag, imagine what he could do for you.

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Moments of Conception 192: The Oreo Scene from Rounders

All creativity begins with the moment of conception.

That little piece of kindling that gets the fire going. That initial source of inspiration that takes on a life of its own. That single note from which the entire symphony grows. That single spark of life that signals an idea’s movement value, almost screaming to us, something wants to be built here.

Based on my books in The Prolific Series, I’m going to be deconstructing my favorite moments of conception from popular movies. Each post will contain a video clip from a different film, along with a series of lessons we can learn from the characters.

Today’s clip comes from the Oreo scene from Rounders:




Develop a hypersensitive relationship to the world. Prolific people can metabolize even the smallest events or situations into breakthroughs in thinking and action. To them, everything is a prototype. Any moment can be a moment of conception. Any interaction can contain that tiny, seemingly innocuous detail that triggers a whole new world. And every person they come across has the potential to send them in a new direction. But only because those people are curious and open and present and fully engaged with their surroundings. In poker, for example, this hypersensitive relationship to the world is worth real money. Discovering your opponent’s tell, that is, the subtle change in their behavior or demeanor that assesses their hand­­, helps you gain an advantage. Teddy’s tell was that when he had nothing and was bluffing, he would break open his cookies. But when he had winning hand, he would not only break open the cookies, but also eat them. If you watch closely, right as Teddy eats the cookie, Mike’s right eye twitches. That’s my favorite moment in the entire movie. Because every day of my life, that same thing happens to me. But instead of cards, it’s words. Phrases and sentences and ideas and words. These are the tells I’m on the lookout for. These are the moments that trigger new worlds for me. The point is, you’ll never find the unexpected unless you’re looking for it. Beginnings of ideas are everywhere, waiting for the eager mind and eye to seize. All we have to do is get good at noticing them. How do you make sense of the world in ways others cannot?



Participate fully in the other person’s experience. I wear a nametag all day, every day of my life. Going on fifteen years now. And so, considering I’ve been conducting the same social experiment, tens of thousands of times, twenty four hours a day, for nearly half my life, it’s safe to say I’ve noticed a few patterns. For example, every time I meet somebody new, I quickly learn everything I need to know about them, solely based on the way they respond to my nametags. It’s like an inkblot test. Their physical and emotional reaction within the first ten seconds of introducing the nametag indicates whether they’re playful or inflexible, curious or judgmental, sophisticated or simplistic, and so on. The list of personality traits never ends. But what’s rewarding is, I can use this emotional information to help guide my thinking and behavior, empathize deeper, connect faster and accelerate intimacy. For example, if I notice someone’s rising or lowering levels of enthusiasm when I tell the story about my nametag, that information is like a traffic sign. It tells me where I should and should not go, and how fast I should approach. Of course, this all happens in an instant. There’s no time for conscious processing. Because after fifteen years, I’m just pattern matching. Maybe I should take up poker. The point is, emotional intelligence isn’t about manipulation, it’s about participating fully in the other person’s experience. Remembering that it’s not just about how they experience you, but how they experience themselves in relation to you. What’s your filter for regulating social behavior?



Life rewards action, not intention. We all need a healthy dose of humility, but we also need to believe that we deserve to be in the room. Because if we’re too awshucksy about our value, we’ll never inspire the appropriate level of confidence. The people across the table won’t take us seriously. I’m reminded of a powerful piece of advice from Paul Arden, who wrote that we have to find the people who have what we want, grab them by the lapel and tell them who we are and why they should give it to us. That sentence literally changed my life. It inspired me to walk into my business meetings with an assertive, intentional and economical posture. In fact, as an experiment, I once showed up unannounced in the lobby of a company I wanted to work for, asked to speak with the president, waited on the couch for more than an hour, and then flat out asked him for a job. He said I had five minutes to make my case. So we went into his office, and forty minutes later, I walked out with my first assignment. And frankly, I couldn’t believe. Who still does that? What is this, the fifties? But that’s precisely the point. Showing up in person works because it’s bold, unexpected, personable, simple, and best of all, nobody does it anymore. Nobody. People always write in their letters that they would be a perfect fit for the organization. But if that was the case, if they truly had no doubt, they would have just showed up. It’s one thing to brag about being the missing piece of the puzzle, it’s another thing to physically snap that piece into place. When was the last time you just showed up?

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That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  

scott@hellomynameisscott.com

www.nametagscott.com

Never the same speech twice. Customized for your audience. Impossible to walk away uninspired.

Now booking for 2015-2016.

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Just because you’re young, doesn’t mean you’re useless

I’ve always been an old soul. 

When I was young, all I wanted to do was grow up and be professional and have a place in the world. And, so it’s no surprise that I started building my company when I was still in college. Because I wasn’t interested in sitting down with guidance counselors and going to the career fair and waiting for some faceless corporation to tell me I was good enough to be their next employee. 

Instead, I just hired myself and got to work. 

But once I graduated and entered the working world, the only thing people could focus on was my age. I’ll never forget being introduced for one of the first speeches of my career. The conference coordinator said, our speaker doesn’t actually have any credentials, but you’ll be amazed at how young he is. Ouch. 

For the longest time, then, I made the mistake of viewing my youth as a handicap. I assumed nobody would listen, nobody would take me seriously and nobody would pay me any money. And I was right. They didn’t. Because I made it an issue, which gave them permission to make it an issue. 

If only I had realized at the time, just because you’re young, doesn’t mean you’re useless. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. If you reach the point of somebody asking how old you are, you’ve already won. Their inquiry comes from a place of curiosity and admiration and excitement. There might be a dash bitterness and resentment and jealousy peppered in there, but the fact that you’re the youngest person in the room is credibility enough. 

You’ve proven yourself when you get the invitation. 

Now all you have to do is remind people that they made the right decision.

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Is your age an ally or an enemy?

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That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  

scott@hellomynameisscott.com

www.nametagscott.com

“Scott Ginsberg’s employee training on approachability was the absolute perfect fit, and completely exceeded everyone’s expectations, including mine. The feedback we received from our team was that this was hands down the best training they have ever been to. Scott found out what was important to us and gave us several options for training solutions. I would highly recommend him for a variety of industries, and I would happily work with him again!”  –Anne Conway, PHR | Corporate Director of Training and Development, | Lodging Hospitality Management

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I had geography on my side

Nashville is called the music city for a reason. 

Not only is it a major recording and production hub in the country, but the total economic impact of its musical output is over six billion dollars per year. 

Oates put it best when he said, it’s an inspiring city to be, because you knew that at three in the morning, if you need an accordion player, you can probably find one. 



That’s the ideal cocktail for creative inspiration. Variety, flexibility and access. The ability to tap into the local undercurrent of artistic energy at a moment’s notice and convert it into fuel for your creative endeavors. 



Florida’s research on the power of place finds that creativity is a societal process. Cities, he says, are the true fonts of creativity. With their diverse populations, dense social networks and public spaces where people can meet spontaneously and serendipitously, they spark and catalyze new ideas. And with their infrastructure for finance, organization and trade, they allow those ideas to be swiftly actualized. 



The challenge, then, is to find a place where you plug yourself into the creative undercurrent. Where you can commune with the sensibility of culture that’s in the air. 



Because it’s completely free of charge, on one condition. You have to pay it back with your originality. You have to contribute to the intellectual and artistic commons of the community. 

The work doesn’t have to be good. It doesn’t have to change the world. It just has to be yours. 

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Scott Ginsberg

That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  

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