Stating the Obvious

Stating the Obvious

Throughout much of this conference you're going to hear people state obvious things. Sometimes, they'll even tell you that _they_ think what they're saying is obvious. Why are they saying them at all, then?

It's _obvious_ there must be more to the story, so let's examine what we mean by "obvious". You'll leave this talk encouraged and ready to apply what you've learned to better empathize with others. Through application, you'll see growth in both your professional and personal life.

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Ernie Miller

April 17, 2018
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  29. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller TRUTH Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

  30. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller TRUTH Why? Why? TRUTH? TRUTH?? TRUTH???

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  32. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller STATING THE OBVIOUS

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    TRUTH? TRUTH?? TRUTH???
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  38. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller IS IT?

  39. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller IS IT? WHY?

  40. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller IS IT? WHY? SO?

  41. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller ON OVERSHARING

  42. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller I HAVE #NOFILTER

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  46. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller “DOOGIE” STORY 1 OF 3:

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  60. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller YOU’RE FIRED. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller

  61. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller OTHER PEOPLE, EVEN THOSE WHO

    MEAN WELL, DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF.
  62. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller EVEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT

    YOU’RE CAPABLE OF, UNTIL YOU TRY.
  63. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller YOU CAN DO ANY JOB

    WITH A GREATER PURPOSE THAN THE ONE OTHERS SET FOR YOU.
  64. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller OTHERS CAN’T DEFINE YOU UNLESS

    YOU FIRST GIVE THEM PERMISSION.
  65. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller “50 CENTS” STORY 2 OF 3:

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  79. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller YOU SET YOUR ASKING PRICE

  80. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR

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  81. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT

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  88. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller ” “ — Book of Psalms,

    90:10 AS FOR THE DAYS OF OUR LIFE, THEY CONTAIN SEVENTY YEARS, OR IF DUE TO STRENGTH, EIGHTY YEARS, YET THEIR PRIDE IS BUT LABOR AND SORROW; FOR SOON IT IS GONE AND WE FLY AWAY.
  89. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller COMMUTING IS UNPAID LABOR

  90. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller IF YOU’RE A “THOUGHT WORKER”,

    YOU’RE WORKING WHENEVER YOU’RE THINKING
  91. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller FAILING TO SUPPORT DISTRIBUTED TEAMS

    DISADVANTAGES YOUR COMPANY
  92. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller STRONG WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION

    SKILLS MATTER
  93. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller YOUR VALUE TO A FUNCTIONAL

    DISTRIBUTED TEAM DOES NOT DEPEND ON YOUR LOCATION
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  106. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller A COMPANY THAT VALUES PEOPLE

    WILL CREATE PRODUCTS PEOPLE VALUE
  107. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller ” “ — Steve Jobs WE'RE

    HERE TO PUT A DENT IN THE UNIVERSE. OTHERWISE WHY ELSE EVEN BE HERE?
  108. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller PEOPLE ARE AN IMPORTANT PART

    OF THE UNIVERSE
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  112. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller “BROKEN WINDOWS” STORY 3 OF 3:

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  116. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller OHCRAPOHCRAPOHCRAP! THEY’RE TALKING TO ME! I

    NEED TO DO SOMETHING! … THINK, ERNIE! WHAT DO COOL PEOPLE DO?
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  120. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller LIFE IS HARD.

  121. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller LIFE IS WORTH IT. EXCITING. BEAUTIFUL.

    PRECIOUS. HARD.
  122. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller LIFE IS HARD.

  123. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller LIFE IS HARD. SO, MAYBE LIVE

    JUST ONE OF THEM?
  124. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller AUTHENTICITY

  125. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller WHAT DOES YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF LOOK

    LIKE?
  126. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller “WHY?” IS A QUESTION WE

    CAN ASK OURSELVES
  127. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller TRUTH Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

  128. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller WHAT IS MY “WHY?”

  129. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller PEOPLE ARE AN IMPORTANT PART

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  130. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller WHERE DO I INVEST MY TIME?

  131. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller MY “WHY” IS PEOPLE.

  132. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller MY “WHY” IS YOU.

  133. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller I LOVE YOU. ❤

  134. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller YOU ARE LOVED, AND WORTHY

    OF LOVE.
  135. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller YOU ARE LOVED, AND WORTHY

    OF LOVE. IS IT?
  136. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller YOU ARE LOVED, AND WORTHY

    OF LOVE. WHY? IS IT?
  137. OBVIOUSLY… Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller YOU ARE LOVED, AND WORTHY

    OF LOVE. WHY? SO? IS IT?
  138. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller THESE WERE SOME OF MY STORIES.

  139. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller I HOPE YOU’LL SHARE SOME OF

    YOURS.
  140. Ernie Miller https://ernie.io erniemiller THANK YOU! ❤ Ernie Miller https://ernie.io

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