What’s the One Thing Artificial Intelligence Can’t do?

What’s the One Thing Artificial Intelligence Can’t do? You need to be able to answer this question pretty soon. And if you are under 30 you better answer it today. And oh, by the way the answer may mean all your education may now be relatively useless if it is in one of these categories.

Here is a list of 23 things artificially intelligent computers can do better/faster/cheaper than you can. Courtesy of Seth Godin’s blog.

Predict the weather
Read an X-ray
Play Go
Correct spelling
Figure out the P&L of a large company
Pick a face out of a crowd
Count calories
Fly a jet across the country
Maintain the temperature of your house
Book a flight
Give directions
Create an index for a book
Play Jeopardy
Weld a metal seam
Trade stocks
Place online ads
Figure out what book to read next
Water a plant
Monitor a premature newborn
Detect a fire
Play poker
Read documents in a lawsuit
Sort packages

Seth goes on to say that the future of AI is probably a lot like the past: it nibbles. Artificial intelligence does a job we weren’t necessarily crazy about doing anyway, it does it quietly, and well, and then we take it for granted.

No one complained when their thermostat took over the job of building a fire, opening the grate, opening a window, rebuilding a fire. And no one complained when the computer found 100 flights faster and better than we ever could.

But the system doesn’t get tired, it keeps nibbling. Not with benign or mal intent, but with a focus on a clearly defined task.

This can’t help but lead to unintended consequences. Enormous when they happen to you. Technology destroys the perfect and then it enables the impossible.

So lets loop back to my blog title question. “What’s the One Thing Artificial Intelligence Can’t do, that I can?” That is the really critical question each of us has to ask ourselves.

It is what I call a “Zen Question”. It is quite simple and quite difficult at the same time.

Said another way, what is the ONE THING I can do now, or learn soon and be excellent at that’s really difficult for a computer to do in my lifetime.

How can I become so resilient, so irreplaceable, so human that today’s quantum shifts in technology won’t be able to catch up with me and my One Thing ability?

Being excellent at One Thing has always been critical to success… but now… it’s really urgent. Steven Monahan.

What's the One Thing Artificial Intelligence Can't do?


Steven is an author and mentor. His current book is  THE ONE THING 66 DAY WORKBOOK. Top 25 Business Books on Amazon. Additionally, Steven is the founder and Director of Green Pets America Charities, animal welfare organization. Steve has been recognized by his home State of Georgia for service to Georgia’s people and companion animals.


 

City Slickers Movie The Secret of Life

In the movie City Slickers Jack Palance taught Billy Crystal the secret of life. We couldn’t agree more with his sage advice.

The past few years after surviving a terminal illness I threw myself face first into one new thing after another. I was so happy to come back from the dead, I wasn’t going to miss a thing. I wanted to do all I could to enjoy each moment and each day. And by enjoying each day I would build a new life.

Well for the past 10 years I have been doing that. Enjoying each day and trying new things. What were those new things? In my previous life I was a structured, Type A, work obsessed corporate executive at a fortune 100 enterprise. This time I was bound to never work for anyone ever again. So, I became an entrepreneur.

I started an Executive Search firm, grew it and sold it. I then started a Business Brokerage firm. Decided it was too much like work so I started a non-profit. Love that, and kept leading it but needed more to occupy my life. So with all my past experience I became a Life and Business Coach. Teaching people how not to work themselves to death.And to that I became a writer and started a small publishing company.

I have done other things as well. But with all that busy-ness I started to become disillusioned. Somewhere along the way, it went from fun and exciting, to an obsession. So I decided I needed to get back to being happy full-time. I decided to narrow my focus and pick just one of all the businesses I had, and do just one. I knew by doing just one, I would have time to both plant and smell the flowers again. But, What would my one thing be?


I really believe, and have experienced it all throughout my life that when I have a burning desire, something shows up in my life to guide me towards it. And what showed up? The One Thing book by Gary Keller.

When I read the book I knew I was being guided towards my goal of happiness and doing just One Thing. The One Thing that made all other of the things I was doing unnecessary. I decided upon a criteria for my One Thing. It had to change the lives of others. It had to use my passion and it had to be the best thing I could do with my remaining years.

Well if you have read my One Thing 66 Day Workbook I wrote after finishing Keller’s book, you know I created a specific plan to not just pick my One Thing, but to really accomplish and live it. I wanted to change my life for now the third time.

So of all the business I have and all the various things I’ve been doing; what is my One Thing? Its devoting myself 100% to my nonprofit organization. The nonprofit I started after surviving my terminal illness over 10 years ago Green Pets America Charities. GPA is unique among animal welfare organizations. We are not your usual rescue the dogs organization. We are that of course… but we are so much more. Our whole reason for being is to make life better for families with companion animals. Particularly we help families in need care for and feed their pets. We keep the bond between people and their pets strong and together, even through difficult financial times.

So do you want to know the secret of life. Follow Curley’s advice from the City Slickers Movie The Secret of Life and “Do One Thing”

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Surviving a terminal illness

The past few years after surviving a terminal illness I threw myself face first into one new thing after another. I was so happy to come back from the dead, I wasn’t going to miss a thing. I wanted to do all I could to enjoy each moment and each day. And by enjoying each day I would build a new life.

Well for the past 10 years I have been doing that. Enjoying each day and trying new things. What were those new things? In my previous life I was a structured, Type A, work obsessed corporate executive at a fortune 100 enterprise. This time I was bound to never work for anyone ever again. So, I became an entrepreneur.

I started an Executive Search firm, grew it and sold it. I then started a Business Brokerage firm. Decided it was too much like work so I started a non-profit. Love that, and kept leading it but needed more to occupy my life. So with all my past experience I became a Life and Business Coach. Teaching people how not to work themselves to death.And to that I became a writer and started a small publishing company.

I have done other things as well. But with all that busy-ness I started to become disillusioned. Somewhere along the way, it went from fun and exciting, to an obsession. So I decided I needed to get back to being happy full-time. I decided to narrow my focus and pick just one of all the businesses I had, and do just one. I knew by doing just one, I would have time to both plant and smell the flowers again. But, What would my one thing be?


Surviving a terminal illness


I really believe, and have experienced it all throughout my life that when I have a burning desire, something shows up in my life to guide me towards it. And what showed up? The One Thing book by Gary Keller.

When I read the book I knew I was being guided towards my goal of happiness and doing just One Thing. The One Thing that made all other of the things I was doing unnecessary. I decided upon a criteria for my One Thing. It had to change the lives of others. It had to use my passion and it had to be the best thing I could do with my remaining years.

Well if you have read my One Thing 66 Day Workbook I wrote after finishing Keller’s book, you know I created a specific plan to not just pick my One Thing, but to really accomplish and live it. I wanted to change my life for now the third time.

So of all the business I have and all the various things I’ve been doing; what is my One Thing? Its devoting myself 100% to my nonprofit organization. The nonprofit I started after surviving my terminal illness over 10 years ago Green Pets America Charities. GPA is unique among animal welfare organizations. We are not your usual rescue the dogs organization. We are that of course… but we are so much more. Our whole reason for being is to make life better for families with companion animals. Particularly we help families in need care for and feed their pets. We keep the bond between people and their pets strong and together, even through difficult financial times.

Since surviving a terminal illness, we have built that human and animal bond for over 10 years now. We do it well, and we do it with love. We have even been recognized by our home State Senate of Georgia, and our home city as well for helping Georgia’s families and pets bonded together, in their deep love for one another .

surviving a terminal illness


Author of this piece is Steven Monahan. Steve writes and shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including nutrition, pet food, total wellness, animal welfare and animal rights. As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.

surviving a terminal illnessSteve is also creator and author of The One Thing 66 Day Workbook. Steve created the 66 Day Workbook to help others achieve their one thing as he did. Without expecting or planning it The One Thing 66 Day Workbook has turned out to be a best seller. Steve is now using proceeds from the books sales to further support the mission of Green Pets America.

Kind of a happy ending, Win-Win story after surviving a terminal illness.


surviving a terminal illness


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The One Thing book by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan is the top-selling business book today. I have read it twice. What the book was missing for me however  was a powerful Workbook to put all of its teachings into action.

As a successful serial entrepreneur I knew that to follow through on my personal intent and achieve my top One Thing for 2017 I would have to create a framework that would laser focus me on my desire, until it was achieved. I was ready for a big change.

I knew that this was not just a book to read, then put on my shelf and soon lose its powerful lesson. All too often we read a great book, or go to a powerful seminar and then it ends there. We do not follow through. We do not create a habit based on the message of the book or of the seminar.

So to shed my old chasing shiny objects habit of shifting focus often and replace it with a new habit of staying focused on my primary one thing, I created a plan. Part of that plan was a set of questions to ask and answer myself each day. Why? because science and psychology has clearly demonstrated that we can rewire our brain patterns and change our habits in 66 days. Some people take longer, some can do it in less than 66 days.

I learned that these 5 questions, done for 66 days held me accountable, kept me focused on my success plan, actually changed my brain pattern, and created a new success habit. And with it I achieved my ONE THING… in just a few months.  You too can master this book and create a One Thing habit. Purchase the One Thing 66 Day Workbook.


Do not lose this opportunity to make 2017 your best year ever. Create a One Thing Habit over the next 66 days. Do not put this off and do not self-sabotage yourself again.

 

The One Thing – 66 Day Workbook – Chapter 2

The One Thing – 66 Day Workbook – Chapter 2.

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results is a non-fiction book written by authors and real estate entrepreneurs, Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan. 

This is a great book. What the book was missing for me however was a quick, but powerful Workbook to put all of its teachings into action. As a successful serial entrepreneur I knew that to follow through on my personal intent and achieve my top One Thing for 2017 I would have to create a framework that would laser focus me on my desire, until it was achieved. I was ready for a big change. I knew that this was not just a book to read, then put on my shelf and soon lose its powerful lesson.



The One Thing – 66 Day Workbook – Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Why?

 

Simon Sinek in his best seller book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, asks the billion-dollar question: why have extraordinary people, or extraordinary companies like Apple been able to achieve extraordinary success, while others with the same resources have failed.

He asks why people like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers who had little in common, succeeded in such a grand way. He said because they all started with what he calls the WHY.

He explains extraordinary success in life and business through his idea called “Start with Why.”  Sinek believes that the fundamental difference between the “Apples” of the world and everyone else is that they start with “why.”

Now let me admit that while starting with Why sounds simple it is a little foreign to our habitual thinking minds to grasp at first. And, why is it hard to grasp? Because we all start out not with Why at first but with WHAT first? We always at first think about “WHAT” we want to do. We seldom think first about “WHY” we want to do it.

We always need to have an answer for what we want to do and why we want to do it. We should always start first with the Why we want our One Thing in parallel with “What” the One Thing that we want. To me “Why” is equally to know as is the “What”. Why you may ask is it just as critical? Because, Why is the Core Value behind the What. It is also what motivates you to work for your what.

Let me give you an example. I founded and I am the Director of a nonprofit organization. All nonprofits must have a Vision Statement and a Mission Statement. Nonprofits will not get grants, or donations until they can tell people succinctly not only “What” they do – their “Mission”. But, nonprofits must succinctly state “Why” they do it. As a matter of fact Grantors put more emphasis on the Why than the What.

Therefor in our case with this 66 Day Workbook; Your “Why” – why you really want your One Thing is just as critical as knowing “What your One Thing is. The truth of the matter is that If you cannot answer Why you want to achieve your One Thing, you probably will not achieve it. I liken the Why to fuel. A rocket goes nowhere without fuel. And Why is the Fuel. No Fuel, no One Thing. So for you to achieve your One Thing you must think about not only what you want, but why you want it. When you know what is the one thing you want, and know why you want it, you can then go after it.

As I said most people start with “what they want” and then move to “how” they think they will get it. Most neglect to even examine internally in their minds why they want what they want to do. And worse yet, based on my experience as a business broker at one point in my entrepreneurial career; many of them don’t even know, even after they have started, why they do what they do! They just wanted to start a business to make money and to them that was it. No asking or answering, why do I want to do this. They lacked the fuel of WHY to keep propelling them forward. To me that’s why 80% of new businesses fail in the first year. They had no fuel, no powerful Why to propel them through the tough times and problems all businesses experience in the first year of opening.

In his book and in his TED TALK [the 3rd most watched TED TALK ever} Sinek says Apple succeeded and does still today because Apple knew at the beginning it’s WHY. Why is the core of Apple’s marketing… and the driving force behind their business operations? Imagine if Apple also started backwards like most people or companies by creating a vision or marketing message that started with “what.”

Sinek explained further with this example. What they do. “We make great computers. They’re user-friendly, beautifully designed, and easy to use. Want to buy one?”

While these facts are true, they are not enough fuel to build a world-class company.

Now here is what a WHY vision for Apple is.

“In everything we do, we aim to challenge the status quo. We aim to think differently. Our products are user-friendly, beautifully designed, and easy to use. We just happen to make great computers. Want to buy one?”

Because Apple starts with “why” when defining their company, they are able to attract customers who share their fundamental beliefs. As Sinek states it, “People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it.” Chapter Continued in THE ONE THING – 66 DAY WORKBOOK

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THE ONE THING 66 DAY WORKBOOK CHAPTER 2

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One Thing 66 Day Workbook is the Surprisingly Simple way to get all the power from the One Thing Book, written by authors and real estate entrepreneurs, Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan.


The One Thing book is the top-selling and I think best book for entrepreneurs today. It’s the clear path to entrepreneurial success in today’s noisy world.


What the book was missing however was a quick, but powerful Workbook to put all of this New York Times bestseller’s teachings into action.

As a successful serial entrepreneur I knew that to follow through on my personal intent and achieve my top One Thing for 2017 I would have to create a framework that would laser focus me on my desire, until it was achieved. I was ready for a big change. I knew that this was not just a book to read, then put on my shelf and soon lose its powerful lesson.

So to shed my old chasing shiny objects habit of shifting focus often and replace it with a new habit of staying focused on my primary one thing, I created a plan. Part of that plan was a set of questions to ask and answer myself each day. Why? because science and psychology has clearly demonstrated that we can rewire our brain patterns and change our habits in 66 days. Some people take longer, some can do it in less than 66 days.

I learned that these 5 questions, done for 66 days held me accountable, kept me focused on my success plan, actually changed my brain pattern, and created a new success habit. And with it I achieved my ONE THING… in just a few months. They are five simple questions. I did the first two as soon as I got out of bed each morning. I did the last three before I went to bed each night. Well I did this for 66 days. At the end I had mastered my ONE THING. I not only mastered it, I was living it.


One Thing 66 Day Workbook

The One Thing book is the top-selling best book for entrepreneurs today. It’s the clear path to entrepreneurial success in today’s noisy world.


This worked for me. This workbook worked for my Ideas Institute Georgia Mastermind. I know it will work for you. Do not lose this opportunity to make 2017 your best year ever. Please do not procrastinate any longer or self-sabotage yourself again.

Buy The One Thing 66 Day Workbook now on Amazon.

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