# 204 - "The Standards Guy" - Derek Mills

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Derek Mills - The 10-Second Philosophy

A few years ago Derek Mills emerged as a compelling voice in the self-improvement public speaking arena. In his younger years he developed a stutter in his speech following the sudden death of his mother, and as a business man with a young family he was personally challenged to grow in his life, on all levels. He is now clearly and boldly demonstrating how the setting of Standards, which is 'now'-based, is more practical and powerful for creating a fulfilling life today, than the familiar (and frustrating) setting of goals which is 'future'-based.

On May 20th 2013 Derek (in the UK) met up with Lynn Thompson via Skype for over an hour of conversation about the principles of his approach as described in his book The 10-Second Philosophy: A Practical Guide To Releasing Your Inner Genius.

With warmth and compassion, Derek shares examples of how he has identified and refined his own personal Standards. Derek is encouraging of others to recognize their own inner genius, and how to recognize the access signs that appear in literally 10 seconds, prompting us to find the courage to respond with action and commitment to being ourselves, one day at a time.

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