The Starship Freedom

The Starship Freedom

The Starship Freedom’s crew are like-minded, like-valued and possess a growth mindset. We are wired to push the boundaries of what is known to explore, discover, process, delineate, and radio back the coordinates of knowledge, wisdom, and ideas to others traveling through space. Sometimes our transmissions are the product of combining elements of what we’re discovering with our own new thoughts and ideas.


To become everything that one is capable of becoming… The need to pursue personal growth and to be everything that we can be is the major prerequisite to fly aboard […]


I believe that 2021 will be a year of transformation. In fact, I chose the word transformation for my personal word of the year. My view of transformation is through […]


Struggling to Uncover Your Business WHY? ”I don’t know man, I want to make money and to help people. I guess that’s my WHY.” The two core tenets of a […]


“Where do you get ideas from?” As a writer, I get this question a lot. So, if you’re up for a little trip through the gears, pulleys and other machinations […]


Do you have a company historian? I believe every company should dedicate one person to capture stories involving people, places and things from the company’s past. Stories can be in […]


Positive Psychology “Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead [...]


What if Followership Was Voluntary? You are the manager of a 15-tech HVAC service department. What if the owner of your company made followership voluntary? What does that mean? It […]


October 20, 2020

Refresh Your Mind

Refresh Your Mind Today’s RadioBack comes to you by way of the wizard Merlin. In her book I Could do Anything: If I Only Knew What it Was, author Barb […]


October 15, 2020

Would You Follow You?

Do you have a fire inside? A fire to make a positive difference in the lives of your coworkers, customers and business partners? A fire to create something bigger than […]


October 6, 2020

On the Road to WHY

On the Road to WHY Last week’s Radioback, Start with WHY, Stardate: 9/29/2020, was on the topic of Purpose. Be sure to read and save that document as it contains […]


September 29, 2020

Start with WHY

Start With WHY The Starship Freedom screams through space, her engines burning to exceed FTL speed (faster than light). As a mindset however, the Freedom only flies within our minds. […]


Why do you enjoy certain non-fiction books? Is it… “I like that because I’m like that.” The author grappling hooks us with experiences, a cause, and or belief that we […]


Bill Lazier: “You can go at life as a series of transactions, or you can go at life building relationships. Transactions can give you success, but only relationships make for a great life.”

Jim Collins: “How do you know if you have a great relationship?” Bill Lazier: “If you were to ask each person in the relationship who benefits more […]

“Leadership is not defined by the exercise of power but by the capacity to increase the sense of power among those led.”

Mary Parker Follett in Gary Hamel and Michele Zaniini, Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them

“Process saves us from the poverty of our intentions.”

Elizabeth King in Seth Godin’s The Practice

“Who do you think of when you hear the word ‘successful’?”

“I don’t picture anybody. I picture the word ‘redefine.’ The word ‘successful’ or ‘success’ has been such a dangerous word in my research. My answer is: Be […]

“I decided at that point that I would never do something unless it contributed to people’s development.”

“I decided at that point that I would never do something unless it contributed to people’s development.” Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson

“Oz is the Yellow Brick Road.”

David E. Rothacker – It’s Go-Time: Ben Stark and Chris Hunter Share Insights & Strategies to Help Your Home-Service Company Succeed!

“Hard as it may be to admit, in a meritocracy, management is one skill among many, rather than one skill to rule them all.”

Gary Hamel and Michele Zaniini, Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them

“In the age of upheaval, the quantities of foresight and ingenuity required to run a large organization exceed the abilities of any single human being or small team – and the bar keeps going up.

It’s time to call off the search for superhuman leaders. What we need aren’t extraordinary leaders, but organizations that mobilize and monetize the everyday genius of ‘ordinary’ […]

“We are defined by the causes we serve. Our identity is discovered in the challenges we embrace.”

Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini, Humanocracy Stardate: October 4th 2020

“No one gets a Suzuki tattoo. You can decide that you want to be tattoo-worthy.”

Seth Godin on Suzuki vs. Harley-Davidson in Tim Ferriss’s, <a class="anchor-quote QuillHelpers-link textEditor-link" href=",1,dHq_6xntsMcu2JR3TOl7dwhOGQUum9eRF5KbSOqsT6MeGDkyK6f2uG2bYiRw0DwikR3bllPDUeqxkcpxv-rFlLHuPppRKygL4hbaOTCncCki&typo=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" data-is-link=",1,dHq_6xntsMcu2JR3TOl7dwhOGQUum9eRF5KbSOqsT6MeGDkyK6f2uG2bYiRw0DwikR3bllPDUeqxkcpxv-rFlLHuPppRKygL4hbaOTCncCki&typo=1">Tools of Titans</a> <strong>Stardate: October 4, 2020</strong>

“I don’t like talking in terms of tech trends because I think, once you have a trend, you have many people doing it. And once you have many people doing something, you have lots of competition and little differentiation.” 

Peter Thiel in Tim Ferriss’s, <a class="anchor-quote QuillHelpers-link textEditor-link" href=",1,S3jPHjZnf0rAsh-OTZowEsCYL8zJSI2t4zz4SkfzoXN-PH7HON2uVHRy7WHHLYu4BRORXN0gkWdi6ukANokA1yNdoMuCd76NIQKo8sHQ2de_&typo=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" data-is-link=",1,S3jPHjZnf0rAsh-OTZowEsCYL8zJSI2t4zz4SkfzoXN-PH7HON2uVHRy7WHHLYu4BRORXN0gkWdi6ukANokA1yNdoMuCd76NIQKo8sHQ2de_&typo=1">Tools of Titans</a> <strong>Stardate: October 1, 2020</strong>

“Everyone is interesting. If you’re ever bored in a conversation, the problem’s with you, not the other person.”

Matt Mullenweg in Tim Ferriss’s, <a class="anchor-quote QuillHelpers-link textEditor-link" href=",1,fhW1Xd64zvpXiddKDXBxjI21M72PEiUeDgwO026C2ACpCjhXJ7BQPGzvOYiAWYTMp3jxaBrDFNr69Vkfaae8HcI4Miz1h3C2V8e_mIhmM1PK5p-THqxr&typo=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" data-is-link=",1,fhW1Xd64zvpXiddKDXBxjI21M72PEiUeDgwO026C2ACpCjhXJ7BQPGzvOYiAWYTMp3jxaBrDFNr69Vkfaae8HcI4Miz1h3C2V8e_mIhmM1PK5p-THqxr&typo=1">Tools of Titans</a> <strong>Stardate: September 27, 2020</strong>

“Mastery doesn’t come from an infographic. What you know doesn’t mean &%$#. What do you do consistently?”

Tony Robbins in Tim Ferriss’s, Tools of Titans Stardate: September 20, 2020

“If more information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.”

Derek Sivers in Tim Ferriss’s, Tools of Titans Stardate: September 17, 2020

“The single most important thing you can do to help ensure your future success, is to find someone who has an interest in your development.” 

-Brandon Busteed in James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner’s Learning Leadership. See Busteed’s article “The Two Most Important Questions for Graduates.” Stardate: September 3rd, 2020

“Visions of the future are not predictions. They are creations.”

– James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, Learning Leadership   Stardate: August 30th, 2020

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”

– The Buddha in James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner’s, Learning Leadership

Inspiring leadership speaks to people’s need to have meaning and purpose in their lives.

– James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, The Leadership Challenge

Leaders who refuse to listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing significant to say.

– Andy Stanley in Michael Hyatt’s, The Vision Driven Leader Stardate: August 6, 2020


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