Andre Durand

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Archive for October, 2009

King of Pop = Gifted + A LOT OF HARD WORK

October 31, 2009 By: Andre Category: Life

mgWent to see the new Michael Jackson movie that just came out with the girls last night. I highly recommend it. Not because it’s entertaining, but because you get a glimpse into the mind of clearly the most talented pop singer ever. No question about it. The guy’s talents are so off the charts he might as well be from another planet.

But that’s not the inspirational part. A guy like Michael could easily just decide to walk on stage and free-form a concert, no problem, but the amount of work he put into practicing every single move (all 50,000 of them), the lighting, the music and his crew is so ridiculously insane so as to be nearly unbelievable unless you saw it.

Want to be great? You’ve got to do the work. Want to be a superstar? You’ve got to have Gods gifts, AND do the work. The bar is high to live that large.

Lake Powell 2009 with EO Forum

October 22, 2009 By: Andre Category: Life

Once a year I get together with 8 of my fellow entrepreneurs organization forum members for a retreat of self-exploration, reflection and goal setting. The entire group is amazing, and the trust we’ve built over the years is rare and special.

This year was my turn to organize, so I took them to Lake Powell on our off-season week. It was a bit of a crap shoot, the weather could have been 40 or it could have been 80. We lucked out, and got the 80 degree weather.

Here are a few of the memories.