First, you don’t think enough. Then you think too much. Then you think the wrong stuff. Where does it end? Here’s how to dial in your thinking.
Nobody likes a perfectionist. They don’t even like each other as they seem to have separate ideas about what is “perfect”. And therein lies the rub. What makes perfect and what makes perfection?
If I promised not to tell you how to master all the insider secrets the guru ninjas use to crush it all the way to the bank, would you read this article?
Behold the results of a social experiment that show that you can’t hide your motivations behind ubiquitous technology.
If you think ambition is the thing that is going to get you where you want to go you are destined for disappointment. Just what is more important than your desire to have more?
Spoken (and written) language is a marvelous thing. Communication through the interchange of language makes human society possible, even humanness itself. We have all been wielding language our whole lives. Alas, we are terrible at it. Novels, stories, movies and songs: they all chronicle how pathetic we are at communicating. Ironically, our best communicators are the ones writing those novels and stories and movies and songs, the subject matter of which details our repeated failures. Being the most superior of our communicators, one would expect their lives must represent the pinnacle of human communication. In fact, as a group they are infamous for their relationship fiascos.
You are an entrepreneur, so you have carved out a little kingdom where you are in charge. But this authority comes with some strings attached that you ignore only at your peril.
Back in the day, we started off with three ice cream flavors: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. But it wasn’t enough. So then we got 31 flavors. But it still wasn’t enough. We moved up to Ben & Jerry’s and Häagen-Dazs. But it’s still not enough. We demand more choices!
What do you hear when someone says, “I’ll try”? Probably doubt, lack of confidence and a deficit of reliability. What makes you think when you say “try” that others don’t hear it exactly the same way?
You want stuff, you desire stuff, you even need stuff. But for all that wanting and desiring and needing, are you actually getting it all? Perhaps you’re doing it wrong. Here’s what works.
We have knighted reason — and with good cause. It towers above lesser states of being, states like guilt or apathy, grief or fear, anger or pride. It even surpasses some more desirable states like courage, willingness, and acceptance. Yes, being reasonable is a great place to be.
My purpose is to help you discover your purpose, starting with this article and then, who knows? Read on…
At some point in your life a parent or a teacher or an employer probably told you, “You’re not the center of the universe you know.” Yeah, they were wrong.
The days of dog-eat-dog business are wrapping up. Behold the shift toward a new connected built-to-last standard. What will we call it? How will it change things? Will you be a part of it?