Steve Jobs – Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

From Mark Fenner:

…in 2011, I found myself stagnant in a dysfunctional leadership environment after the company I was with had been acquired.   I was in San Francisco when news came that Steve Jobs had died and I remember listening to excerpts from his 2005 Stanford commencement address where he said:  “…for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself:  ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’  And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

At that point, I pulled the car over, looked in the rear view mirror and committed to take control of my life and pursue my purpose.   The inspiration for Rise Performance Group started in that moment when I realized my purpose was to help build leaders.

Read more about Mark and why he founded Rise Performance Group.

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