Super U Podcast | The Rule of Three | The Focus Project #20
This audible clip from Erik Qualman’s #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project covers the rule of three. The rule of three in communication is a writing and speaking principle that suggests that a series of three events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, and effective than other numbers in engaging the audience.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling board game Kittycorn.
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The Rule of Three | The Focus Project #20
“…Sadly, this hit home just weeks after receiving my honorary doctorate. The incredible person who had so kindly bestowed upon me the honor, President Thomas plugger, passed away unexpectedly at 48 years young. One morning he woke up perfectly healthy later that day, he wasn’t feeling well and decided to go to the doctor. They discovered a brain mass requiring emergency surgery. A few days later, he passed away a tragic loss to his family and the community. In all likelihood, someone special in your life has left this world too soon. experiencing such a loss as a jolting reminder to run our race today. Because nobody knows when the finish line will come. For centuries people have carried the Latin phrase A memento mori with them in their heads. Some like Marcus Aurelius imprinted on a coin, wanted a physical reminder to always be with them. Translated to you will die. Memento Mori is a positive reminder not to get stressed by the little things, but to live life to the fullest. It’s the understanding that yes, we want to be productive. But we also want to pause and focus on the beauty around us. While it may seem odd to remind ourselves that we will die meditating on our mortality is only depressing if we miss the point. Memento Mori is a tool to create priority urgency and meaning, reminding us that time is a gift not to be wasted on trivial items. Death reminds us that life isn’t pointless, but rather purposeful. I have been blessed in my career to have one on one conversations with some of the world’s most successful people. From Dr. Thomas plugger. To incredible stay-at-home moms fortune 500 CEOs, school teachers, founders of startups, chairpersons of nonprofit organizations, and presidents of countries. One common thread among them is their focus on the important versus the immediate. They focus on what matters most relationships, relationships with family, friends, neighbors, partners, teammates and co-workers. Are you focusing on what matters most?”
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